Light up your neighbors: City of Lufkin brings back community-wide decorating contest

As if there wasn’t already an unspoken envy between neighbors and their Christmas displays, the holiday season may have just gotten a little more competitive for residents in Lufkin.

Habitat for Humanity host ribbon cutting for Scott family

Gift of Love: Angela

Lufkin PD in need of Blue Santa child sponsors

Blessings with Blankets: Huntington family collects to give to the elderly

Giving Tuesday sets reminder for charitable giving

Power of Prayer: Saint Cecilia Choir Concert

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  Nacogdoches model train display returns

Tips for tracking calories after Thanksgiving feasts

House of Compassion hosts annual Thanksgiving in the Park

Vietnam War veteran thankful to celebrate another Thanksgiving

Green light project to relieve holiday congestion on major East Texas roadway

San Augustine business’ unique discovery was hidden from sight for decades

  Power of Prayer: Bethesda Health Clinic

This year marks a major milestone for an East Texas ministry. Bethesda Health Clinic is celebrating 15 years of caring for the mind, body, and soul.

Repairs close to complete for Nigton church after driver caused damages

Members of an East Texas church are adding the final touches, just time for the holidays.In July, their church in town of Nigton endured a lot of damage after a driver didn’t stop at the stop sign and crashed through the front door.

  Power of Prayer: Day of the Dead

The holiday known as ‘Day of the Dead’ falls in the first few days of November, though this ancient tradition has little to do with the scary rituals of Halloween.

‘Santa for Seniors’ brings Christmas to our greatest generation

Several East Texas organizations work to make sure every child has a Merry Christmas, but sometimes our senior citizens get overlooked.It’s the friendliest and most giving time of year but, for some it can also be a depressing time of year and our seniors can get lost in the shuffle.

  Volunteers needed for annual Lufkin Community Food Drive

Lufkin woman has rung ceremonial Salvation Army bell for 15 years

Memorial to be placed to honor late Judge Gerald Goodwin at Angelina County Courthouse

San Augustine dedicates EMS building as next step to being in the ambulance business

7,000 meals served to veterans by San Augustine woman

‘Forgotten War’ veterans honored in San Augustine

  East Texas veterans fly to Washington, D.C. for Brookshire’s Heroes Flight

Five East Texans will depart with a group of veterans for Washington D.C. on Thursday as part of Brookshire Grocery’s 17th Heroes Flight.

Cameras to be mounted at the azalea trail in Lufkin

The Lufkin Parks and Recreation Department said they will mount 14 cameras on poles throughout the trail that stretches more than three miles.

Lufkin plans for Veteran’s Day celebration

A celebration is planned for veterans in Lufkin this year following the parade cancellation last November.

Nacogdoches HS annual band BBQ prep work begins

Money raised from the BBQ will go towards the band’s competition trip to San Antonio, a trip that didn’t happen last year.

Hospice in the Pines holds memorial walk to honor patients

On Saturday, several people came out to the Hospice in the Pines Memorial Walk in Lufkin to pay tribute to the memory of those who have received hospice care.

NPD Sergeant retires after serving 38 years in law enforcement

It was a bittersweet moment for Nacogdoches Police Department Sergeant Greg Sowell.

PHOTOS: East Texans showed up for Halloween despite the scary weather

PHOTOS: East Texans showed up for Halloween despite the scary weather

DETCOG rethinks pre-application process to improve Section 8 list lottery

Housing authorities in Deep East Texas are rethinking and improving on past methods in which residents can apply for affordable living.

Lufkin hospital celebrates 5 years of NICU program within community

Lufkin’s Woodland Heights Medical Center is celebrating it’s fifth year of neonatal intensive care unit.Children who were once babies of the NICU are now returning to celebrate the birthday of the hospital’s program.

Nacogdoches American Legion dedicates post to Medal of Honor recipient

On Saturday, the American Legion Post 86 dedicated the post hall naming it after the dedicated to a veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Austin.

LHS students build doghouse for new canine officer

According to a press release, students from Anna Lamb’s Ag Mechanics class, Horticulture class, and other student volunteers built a doghouse for the new canine.

Lufkin mission groups arrive in Florida to provide disaster relief

As areas of Florida continue recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael, a group of East Texans have arrived to help shoulder some of the everyday burdens.

Gift of Love: Jonathan

“It's exciting,” Jonathan, 9, said as he waited for his first opportunity to put on a cooking apron at New York Pizza & Pasta Tyler. For this child of the foster system, cooking is something he doesn’t get to do often. “It makes me feel like a new kid,” said Jonathan.

Dozens of children take part in youth rodeo for 6 and under in Lufkin

Usually older students take part in rodeo competitions, butt the Piney Woods Youth Rodeo Association encourages kids 6 and under to take part in rodeo competitions.

San Augustine County enters digital world

Accurate mileage of roads is important when justifying costs to taxpayers. In addition, the documentation helps smaller counties when applying for grants.

Penny Press machine on its way to Nacogdoches

Penny Press machine on it’s way to Nacogdoches

Gift of Love: Raymon

Raymon, 13, isn't just fascinated by animals, he sees them much like himself. "Because some might be abused and they may need help, so I want to help them out," said Raymon.

Nacogdoches church celebrates 125 years of service

The Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches formed in 1893. But from that year to 1930, they were known as the Main Street Presbyterian Church.

Lufkin’s Ellen Trout Zoo welcomes another pair of Clouded Leopard cubs

Lufkin’s Ellen Trout Zoo welcomed two new Clouded Leopard cubs on Sept. 27.

Miss North Texas Outstanding Teen shares personal adoption story

Ahead of Adoption Awareness month in November, an East Texas teen is shedding light on the importance of the self-less act of adoption. She shared her own story of triumph over tragedy at the R4 Adoption Match Event in Canton Saturday.

Free flu shots at Pineywoods Fair in Nacogdoches

For the first time in two years flu shots will be given free of charge at the Pineywoods Fair in Nacogdoches starting tomorrow.It’s a community outreach program that serves a critical purpose.

Texas Secretary of State reminds voters to use caution when registering

The Texas Secretary of State, Rolando Pablos, released a statement Monday giving instruction to voters in Texas regarding voter registration websites that purport to assist voters in registering to vote online in the State of Texas:

  First Baptist Church Lufkin breaks ground on future children’s building

Just over two years ago the church started demolition on the 1928 chapel. Since then, the space has sat vacant.

Airfest 2018 draws in huge crowd

The 3rd annual Angelina County Airfest drew in hundreds of people from all over the county on Saturday.

Gift of Love: La’Rey

For teens in protective care, the biggest fear is aging out of the system.“I already signed a contract for extended foster care so I am going to stay in CPS when I turn 18,” said La’Rey. For La'Rey, the opportunity to stay into her early twenties gives her valuable time to find the forever family

Deep East Texas musician to appear on ‘The Voice’

After a successful, yet controversial run on ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2013, a Lufkin native has found himself back in the national spotlight -- and instead of turning heads, he’s turning chairs.

Gift of Love: Benjamin

Six-year-old Benjamin is a kindergartner with a passion for life.“I wish I had another family with mom, dad, sister, brothers, all those kind of things,” said Benjamin.

‘See You at the Pole’ rally held at schools around East Texas

Students all over the world joined together in prayer Wednesday morning for the annual “See you at the Pole” event.

Pressed penny machines offers new way to make memories in Nacogdoches

The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday approved a move to buy a pressed penny machine from which visitors would remember their trip to the city.

Gift of Love: Legacy Closet provides hundreds of foster children clothing

For children who are unexpectedly placed in protective care, the clothes on their backs may be the only thing they have to wear for weeks to come. “They were taken in the middle of the night, I got them at 12:30 in the morning,” said the assistant director of Legacy Closet Veronica McGee.

Angelina County church celebrates 143 years of service

A Lufkin area church is celebrating its 143rd anniversary of service in the community.

Proposed plans for former North Lufkin golf course goes to community discussion

The former golf course in the North Lufkin area will undergo a transformation.

Elementary school students in Lufkin celebrate National Grandparents Day early

Grandparents Day isn't until Sunday, Sept. 9, but students at Dunbar Primary School in Lufkin celebrated early by welcoming their grandparents to lunch on Wednesday.

Community rallying behind Lufkin all-stars

Making history, once again, fans, friends and family members of the Lufkin Little League Junior League team cheered behind the all stars on Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Gift of Love: Shyden

For a young teen named Shyden, he's anything but shy.  He's a 13-year-old with a clear vision of what he wants to be when he grows up.   "I want to be the storm tracker," said Shyden. "I'm going to be a weather anchor and a news anchor!"  The only thing missing is a family to support him.

More volunteers needed for CASA of the Pines Angelina County

Casa advocacy leaders said there's a need for CASA volunteers to represent East Texas children after seeing a shortage. Court appointed special advocates are people who stand up for foster children in our court system.

Santa makes an early appearance at Nacogdoches hospice

Heads up, there's only 151 days 'til Christmas. We know. way too early for a countdown. Not to Santa, though. Mr and Mrs Claus showed up at a Christmas in July celebration in Nacogdoches. The couple has been very busy this "You got a red sucker," cheerfully said Mrs. Claus to a child. Even in July kids know what to do when they sit on Santa's lap. A little boy named Sam looks into the camera and says, "Cheese,". And Santa always allows adults to be a kid a...

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Annual EEO Public File Report 2010

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KTRE "Commit for Life" Blood Center of East Texas March Blood Drives

Participate in a local blood drive right here in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and surrounding areas! Click here to learn more.


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KTRE Night at the Texas State Forest Festival

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Date and place of local commencement excerises

Oakhurst, San Augustine graduates receive DETCOG scholarships

A San Augustine High School Graduate, Jose Hernandez and Coldspring-Oakhurst High School Graduate, Stephanie Conroy, have been named recipients of the 2009 Stewart & Malone Memorial Scholarships.

Agriculture Workshop Set for this Weekend

Career Workshop, Texas CBO, Texas Smalll Farmers and Ranchers, Minority Students

Friends and family remember Zac Cook

Former Lufkin graduate honored by peers...

Art Camp 2008

The Museum of East Texas is pleased to announce that our 11th annual Art Camp begins next week.

Angelina Benefit Rodeo Ticket Giveaway Official Rules

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Project Roadblock

"Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. Celebrate safely tonight!"

Muttin Bustin' Contestants for the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo

KTRE is proud to sponsor Muttin Bustin' once again at the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo. Click here to see a list of participants.

Invitation to Citizenship

You're invited to a United States Citizenship Workshop on Sunday, November 12th. Click here to learn more about it.

Good Times with the Good Stuff!

Brookshire Brothers' 2nd Annual Fresh Harvest Cooking Show was a huge hit with a sell-out crowd of over 800 Thursday night.

Lufkin Bands to Present Honor America Night

The Lufkin High School and Middle School Bands along with the Band Boosters will present the 12th annual Honor America Night on Saturday, November 11th at Abe Martin Stadium. Click here for more information.

Miss Lufkin Outstanding Teen 2006

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