Save money on Christmas wrapping and save the environment

As much fun as wrapping gifts can be during Christmastime, you may want to keep recycling in mind. At 5, Maegan Prejean reports on one family who goes out of their way to make sure they're doing more than their part in preserving the environment. That story's at 10.

We have new developments in the story of a woman who came home from reporting a crime to find her house destroyed by fire. Caleb Beames shares at 6.

A longtime member of the Nacogdoches Rotary Club is receiving international recognition for his humanitarian efforts. Donna McCollum will tell you at 6 how he and his wife have quietly made a difference in third-world countries, while on vacation.

At 4, see how a flash mob of get-well wishers bring a smile to an elementary school teacher battling cancer.

Santa taking a bathroom break. Santa the deer killer. Is it too much? Folks in this Missouri community say it's all in the name of fun. But we'll let you be the judge in our report at 4.

First, the American Psychiatric Association is considering removing the diagnosis "Asperger's Syndrome" from The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). What might this mean for children who may have this condition? Our Lexie Cook has researched this today and will tell you what she's found out today at 5.

It'll be a very special Christmas for some lucky service men and women, thanks to the generosity of a small army of volunteers. Hundreds of trees are on their way to soldiers from Michigan. Check out that story today at 5, as well.

Jeff Awtrey

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