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5 Things to Know Today: Aug. 1, 2012

Drivers, be on your toes! This is the first day of classes in Decatur schools.

Good morning, Decatur and Avondale Estates. Here are 5 Things to know about today.

1. Weather. Decatur should have good weather for the first day of school. It will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid-90s and lows in the low 70s.

2. Lowest gas prices. Late Tuesday, it was $3.37 per gallon at QuikTrip at 4113 Covington Highway and Racetrac at 4847 Covington Highway. Prices can chance quickly so look at the Patch gas widget for the best deal in the Decatur and Avondale Estates area.

3. Tornado siren test. It happens the first Wednesday of the month, which is today, at 5 p.m.

4. First day of school. Look for lots of kids and parents as the City Schools of Decatur start classes today.

5. On this date. In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.

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