Gary Bass

Gary Bass grew up in Athens, Texas, where he graduated from high school. He played football for the Athens Hornets. He started his college career at Texas A&M University in College Station, and he finished up his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in May of 1997. Shortly afterward, he started working as a staff writer for the Athens Review and the Cedar Creek Pilot. He covered the county and Cedar Creek Lake beats, but he also covered sports and filled in as sports editor on occasion. While there, he won numerous awards for news and column writing, and he covered the execution of the infamous Betty Beets. In 2000, he started working as a staff writer for the Lufkin Daily News in Lufkin, Texas. While there, he covered the business, education, and politics beats and was a co-winner of several awards. He also helped with the newspaper’s coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy and did several interviews with death row inmates. Gary and his family moved to California in March of 2006, and he worked as a substitute teacher while he was there. Then in the summer of 2007, he and his family got the opportunity to move back to East Texas. Gary was very tempted to kiss the ground when the family’s two-car caravan crossed the New Mexico-Texas border. After he moved back to Texas, Gary enrolled in graduate school at SFA, where he earned his teaching certification and then graduated with a master’s degree in English in 2012. While he was in graduate school, Gary worked as an adjunct English instructor at Angelina College, a freelance magazine writer, and an employee at a barbecue restaurant. Gary started working as a web content producer for KTRE in September of 2012, and he moved up to work in the KLTV newsroom in December of 2018. Gary, who is a father of two children and a granddad, enjoys spending time with his family, working out, going to movies, reading, writing, and going to church when he is not working as a web content producer.

Recent Articles by Gary

  Lufkin Crime Stoppers asking for help IDing suspects in thefts of Goodwill donations

2 Nacogdoches officers assaulted during disturbance investigation at motel

Diboll man who allegedly shot woman in front of their children now in custody

Jasper man airlifted to Beaumont hospital after SUV goes off road, hits tree

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office: Suspect in hit-and-run, resisted arrest, kicked deputy

67-year-old man dies in motorcycle crash on Highway 94 in Hudson

2 Texas A&M Commerce football players robbed, shot while on spring break

Kirbyville police: Man wanted for attempted murder in Louisiana shot himself

Polk County Sheriff’s Office asks for help finding man believed to be ‘armed and dangerous’

1 man taken to hospital after vehicle crashes into guardrail near Center

Livingston police ID vehicle burglary suspects

New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer offers tantalizing hints of what is to come

Three people injured in head-on collision on Highway 190 near Jasper

Lufkin police officers respond to report of body in creek, find something entirely different

Livingston police: Car theft suspect elbowed officer in face during foot chase

DPS: Intoxicated Groveton man was driving with two 5-year-old boys in pickup

  VIDEO: Police Special Response Team members give Leadership Lufkin class a surprise

Martin’s Mill boys basketball team loses to Gruver, 55-42, in state semifinal

Sabine County Sheriff’s Office illegal gambling investigation results in 1 arrest, seizure of 8-liners

Fire destroys Shelby County farmhouse