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  • Texas supermajority

    Texas supermajority

    The Legislative session is upon us, and this year, the pressure is greater than ever. But no excuses are allowed.More >>
  • KTRE on DISH

    KTRE on DISH

    Finally, KTRE will be on Dish TV.More >>
  • Residential speeding

    Residential speeding

    Recently, we have noticed an alarming number of motorist speeding through residential  neighborhoods.  Law enforcement officials have informed us that the problem is growing. More >>
  • Food stamp fraud

    Food stamp fraud

    The U.S. economy may be slowly bouncing back, but millions of families are still struggling.More >>
  • Meth labs

    Meth labs

    Crystal meth is one of the most dangerous drugs ever created.  It destroys the lives of our family, friends, and neighbors.More >>
  • Congressional gridlock

    Congressional gridlock

    The elections are over and the American people have spoken.  They do not want one party control of the government.  The electorate decided that the Republicans should have a significant voice in determining the course of this country.  Now with control of the House of Representatives, the Republicans can help decide how to solve the major challenges the nation faces. More >>
  • Straight-ticket voting

    Straight-ticket voting

    In the past, we at KTRE have urged everyone to show up to the polls and vote. And this past Election Day, we're glad to see many of us did.  More >>
  • Bullying


    Bullies are everywhere these days. They're beyond the common places like classrooms or play grounds.More >>
  • Cultural event diversity

    Cultural event diversity

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending two wonderful events, The American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball, and the Brookshire Brothers Wine Tasting Dinner. More >>
  • Lufkin-Nacogdoches football game

    Lufkin-Nacogdoches football game

    The Lufkin-Nacogdoches high school football rivalry was once one of the most intense in the state, but now it's time to move on.More >>
  • Breast cancer awareness

    Breast cancer awareness

    Interest in the Breast Cancer Awareness movement is at an all-time high this year on both the local and national level.More >>
  • Healthcare Reform

    Healthcare Reform

    Healthcare reform has become the most important political issue of the second half of 2009.  Americans have become concerned as to how the reform will impact their lives. More >>
  • Lufkin Tax Break

    Lufkin Tax Break

    Recently, the Lufkin City Council proposed a plan to reduce property taxes by 2 cents.  In spite of a $1.4 million budget shortfall for 2011, the city council concluded that with the rise in property values and with lower debt payments, it could give the saving back to us.More >>
  • Texas State Budget

    Texas State Budget

    In 2006, the legislature and Governor Perry reduced property taxes by 14 billion dollars and only increased other taxes by 9 billion dollars hoping that the economy would grow to make up the 5 billion needed to cover the tax cut.  That did not happen.More >>
  • Haiti: Six months later

    Haiti: Six months later

    This week marks six month since the tragic 7.3 earthquake in Haiti killed over 200,000 people and left many more people physically and emotionally devastated.

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  • Haiti


    The massive earthquake in Haiti demolished the country.  Hundreds of thousands of people have died, and millions have been left homeless and destitute.  Haiti's infrastructure has crumbled and recovery will take decades.  They need our help now.More >>
  • The Political Process

    The Political Process

    The political season is upon us.  With the recent Republican gubernatorial debates and political advertising in the media, the candidates are now presenting their ideas and seeking your support.  They want your vote.  Make them work for it.More >>
  • The Census

    The Census

    In 2010, prepare to be counted.  The U. S. Census Bureau will attempt to count everyone living in the United States.  The count will be the most important event of the year, even more important than the elections.More >>
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