Flooding causing erosion concern under busy bridge spanning Deep East Texas

The aftermath of a wet month of January has caused concern about the future of a bridge that spans several Deep East Texas counties.

  Basketball ‘wizards’ show Lufkin students the ropes before schooling teachers

WEBXTRA: NAACP chapter reflects on goals, King’s legacy

Decorated art posts greet visitors to Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin

Gift of Love: Jordan and Jaylon

Lufkin city board approves Frutilandia special use permit

Tyler resident claims $1 million scratch off ticket

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Commissioners approve electronic ballot equipment purchase in Angelina County

Lufkin business asks city board to allow for reimagined use of extra space

WEBXTRA: Dental offices offering plans for patients without insurance

Texas representative officially files Sam’s Law; bill would require seizure response training for teachers

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop holding job fair ahead of grand opening in Lufkin

VIDEO: 2 East Texans become overnight millionaires after lottery wins

Man finds Bible unscathed after fire destroys tiny home

A fire that badly burned a Tyler man’s tiny home left little behind for him to salvage; however, his personal Bible was among the items left barely touched by the flames.

Good Samaritans help driver stranded at restaurant

Good Samaritans helped a driver who got stranded at a restaurant when she began having car troubles.

  Gift of Love: Gabriella, Ethan, Joshua

Ethan remains hopeful that the bond he has with his brother and sister will never be broken by distance. “It's very important because you need to be with your siblings to have fun with them and love them,” said Ethan.

Fifth graders take fellow Lufkin students on a trip back to colonial Boston Market

Fifth graders at Brandon Elementary School showed off weeks of hard work Monday morning as they took their fellow students on a trip to colonial Boston.

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

WEBXTRA: Wildlife Management group hosts two-day event for hunters with disabilities

VIRAL VIDEO: Ohio firefighters rescue dog trapped in icy lake

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

This is the season of giving back, especially to those in need. That is exactly what a Huntington woman and her family are doing.

Giving Tuesday sets reminder for charitable giving

Cyber Monday is almost over. Next it's Giving Tuesday. The global day of giving is powered by social media and community collaboration.It's not too late for non-profits to join in.There's certainly lots of time for giving.

Power of Prayer: Saint Cecilia Choir Concert

Pope Francis has said sacred music gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven. An East Texas choir has set out to share that blessing with others.

Nacogdoches model train display returns

Chugging along into Nacogdoches is, of course, the model train show. The Loblolly Model Train Display returned again for it’s eighth year in a row at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot and this time has brought with it some junior conductors.

Tips for tracking calories after Thanksgiving feasts

Well, plenty of people took advantage of their day off to hit the gym and burn off the excess calories on Friday.

House of Compassion hosts annual Thanksgiving in the Park

Thanks to one Lufkin organization, homeless Lufkin residents received some much-needed help this holiday.

  Vietnam War veteran thankful to celebrate another Thanksgiving

An East Texas Vietnam War veteran said he’s thankful to live to celebrate another Thanksgiving. The Air Force veteran lives in Garrison and he’s paralyzed on the left side of his body after suffering several strokes.

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

Some city officials across Deep East Texas want drivers to arrive at their holiday travel destination not just safely, but apparently as quickly as possible.

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

A recent discovery in San Augustine has become an added feature to the town's rich history. It was there all along, but out of sight. A familiar trademark is now uncovered for all to see.

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

Volunteers are needed for the annual Community Food Drive in Lufkin.The food drive is special to many because of the large amount of people it brings together from all walks of life.

Lufkin woman has rung ceremonial Salvation Army bell for 15 years

The Salvation Army had a soft opening for it’s annual bell ringing on Wednesday and for more than a decade the service organization has been able to count on one East Texas woman’s dedication to giving back.

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

In honor of an East Texas judge, a memorial will be placed inside the Angelina County Courthouse.the Angelina County Commissioners approved a permanent memorial for the late Judge Gerald Goodwin.

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

San Augustine City-County Hospital District dedicated its new EMS building today. It's a milestone for the rural health care provider. The business plan may catch the interest of other rural areas thanks to the dedication of District administrator Jean Hines.

7,000 meals served to veterans by San Augustine woman

For the past 8 years a San Augustine woman has been preparing food for veterans in need.Imogene Newman said she loves to cook and has served 7,000 meals.

‘Forgotten War’ veterans honored in San Augustine

Two veteran-based organizations in San Augustine County showcased a special program on Sunday all in efforts in particular to honor and remember the veterans of who served in the Korean War.

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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