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.

  Community search organized to look for missing Lufkin man with Alzheimer’s

Trump’s troubled White House in search of new chief of staff

3 carnival workers charged in killings of Kansas couple

House fire kills 5 children, injures mother in OH

Former Miss Kentucky allegedly sent topless photos to 15-year-old student

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

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Lufkin PD searching for missing man

Tar incident: TxDOT report sheds light on “severe failure of the Lufkin project”

Two people transported to the hospital after accident on U.S. 69 North

‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

Jasper County Sheriff: Body found believed to be a case of homicide

Popular Livingston restaurant burned to the ground

  Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

Pres. Donald Trump said Chief of Staff John Kelly is on his way out.

WEBXTRA: Indian Hill restaurant fire

He talked to officials with Scenic Loop Fire Department who responded to the blaze.

Flooded or closed roadways in East Texas

Heavy rainfall has forced the closure of several roadways across East Texas as flooding becomes an issue.

In marking anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack, a pledge to survivors: ‘We’ll continue to tell your story'

“Your unconquerable spirits will live forever.”

  Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsman provides good memories for hunters with special needs

Free People Church helps family after house fire

‘Grinch’ steals Lufkin woman’s Christmas decorations

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash reported on U.S. 59 North in Lufkin

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration, Russians

Polk County traffic stop leads to 5 drug arrests, seizure of weed, ecstasy

Emergency crews responding to report of a vehicle in a creek

According to the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, units from the sheriff’s office, as well as DPS, Huntington Police, and the Huntington Fire Department are responding to the scene.

Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

ALERT: Water reported over several Angelina County roadways

According to Tx-DOT, U.S. 59 South near Diboll is flooded in the southbound lanes and FM 58 at FM 1818 is also under water.

Reward offered for information on killing of cow, three cow dogs in San Augustine

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand is asking for the public’s help in regards to the recent shooting of a cow and three working cow dogs in Eastern San Augustine County.

Parents settle with Trinity ISD over 2016 death of daughter on school van

The parents of a Trinity ISD student who was killed on a bus that had allegedly not been modified to meet safety standards have reached a settlement with the district.

First Alert Weather Day in effect from now until midday Saturday

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of our counties and communities through Saturday afternoon as 3-5” of rain are likely for most areas. However, isolated, higher amounts of 5-7” will be possible before the rain exits the scene by late Saturday morning.

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

The Alazan Wildlife Management group is hosting a two-day event for hunters with disabilities.

Trinity County Sheriff puts person who dropped wallet near copper theft scene on notice

Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace put the person who dropped his or her wallet near where someone had cut a fence and stolen copper from an Entergy substation in the Woodlake area on notice in a Facebook post Thursday.

Livingston woman arrested, charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection to fatal February wreck

A Livingston woman has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection to a fatal wreck that occurred back in February.

Constable: Nacogdoches man stole from mailboxes, used information to activate credit cards

A Nacogdoches man who was allegedly stealing identities from mailboxes and using to activate credit cards could be facing up to 22 credit/debit card abuse charges, according to Pct. 4 Constable David Stone.

WEBXTRA: Group helping family after Lufkin house fire

KTRE news reporter Stefante Randall was at a home in Lufkin which caught fire Thursday.

Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested

In two incidents, teachers have taken scissors to their students' hair. While a teacher in California is facing charges, no charges have yet been filed against another teacher in New Mexico.

ADORABLE! South Carolina waitress named Ariel sings just like the ‘Little Mermaid’ for young guests

One South Carolina waitress named Ariel is living up to her name.

4 officers plead not guilty to allegedly beating undercover officer in MO

Prosecutors said the victim was working undercover when the officers beat him thinking he was a protester in 2007.The suspects left behind a trail of incriminating text messages.

LATEST: Trump to nominate William Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, for his next attorney general.

White House chief of staff Kelly to resign soon, reports say

John Kelly took over as chief of staff on July 31, 2017, with a mandate to instill order and professionalism in a largely inexperienced White House staff beset by disorganization in the early days of the Trump presidency.

Former Houston Astros infielder dies in car wreck

A former Houston Astros infielder has died in a car accident.

Feds recommend ‘substantial’ jail time for Michael Cohen; Mueller recommendation cites Russia investigation cooperation

Cohen and Manafort are among five former Trump associates whom prosecutors have accused of lying either to federal investigators or to Congress.

Woman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say

The woman had been suffering from seizures when doctors found a tumor in her brain.

All-clear given after CNN’s New York studios evacuated due to bomb threat

CNN’s New York offices and studios were evacuated Thursday night due to a bomb threat. The all-clear was given by police around 11:50 p.m. after investigators found no bombs in the Time Warner Center.

Trump to nominate Heather Nauert for UN Ambassador, reports say

Nauert has been the State Department spokesperson since April 2017.

911 dispatcher centers see shortages nationwide and locally

For almost 10 years, Lufkin Police Department Communications Supervisor Ashley Jowell has worked as a 911 Dispatcher.

  Huntington students prepare for Angelina College welding competition, future careers

Four students at Huntington high school are preparing for Angelina College's sixth welding competition in Lufkin on Friday.

SFA historian notes George H.W. Bush’s character contributed to his post-Cold War diplomacy

Following today's burial of former President George H. W. Bush, attention will turn to his legacy.Historians will see Bush's handling of the post-Cold War era won't ignored.In 1999 Bush visited SFA to commemorate the university's 75th anniversary. It was a decade after the fall of the Berlin

Head-on collision involving semi and school bus kills 2, injures several in IL

Authorities said the truck was driving the wrong way. The driver of the semi is among the two adults killed in the crash.

Risky Manicures; the extra cost of a trip to the salon

A trip to the salon for a day of pampering is meant to do the body good, but when cosmetologist aren't following regulations, they could be putting your body at risk.

Remembering Bush: Nation honors 41st president

The life of former President George H.W. Bush will be honored once more during a memorial service in Houston.

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Pres. George H.W. Bush arrived at the presidential library in College Station aboard the Bush 4141 train, and is being laid to rest.

Webxtra: Donna Mccollum visits with SFA professor about visit from former President George H.W. Bush

KTRE reporter Donna Mccollum visits with SFA Historian Dr. Jerry Jackson.

WEBXTRA: Huntington ISD agriculture students prepare to compete in welding competition

Four agriculture science students at Huntington High School are preparing for a welding competition in Lufkin at Angelina College tomorrow.

Nacogdoches police investigating home invasion where man allegedly assaulted ex-girlfriend

The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating a home-invasion burglary in which a man allegedly entered a residence on Old Line Drive and assaulted his ex-girlfriend late Wednesday night.

Christmas light displays and parades across East Texas

A list of Christmas displays and parades across East Texas.

Recreational marijuana legal in Michigan - but there’s a catch

Michigan passed the measure last month, becoming the 10th state to legalize the drug.

Supreme Court hearing closely watched double jeopardy case with Russian probe implications

The high court is considering whether to overturn a court-created exception to the Constitution's double-jeopardy bar that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime.

Ohio dad makes his daughter, 10, walk to school after bullying

SWANTON, OH (WOIO) - Matt Cox said his daughter was kicked off the school bus twice this year for bullying another student.

Rat found inside vending machine at Florida school

Johnson says her daughter recorded the rat running through the vending machine inside Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, FL.

Daycare worker arrested after 2-month-old allegedly suffers 11 broken bones in her care

Police are looking into additional reports of injuries to at least two other children under 1 year old.

Church’s nativity scene puts baby Jesus in cage, wise men behind border wall

Parishioners say they want to start a conversation about migrants and the separation of children from their parents.

  Points of Light Award winner connects former President’s service to his own

Points of Light Award recipient Ray Hartenstein continues to read to children after receiving the award in 2015.

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office addresses dispatch radio issues

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office is addressing problems with their radios that could be putting their officers in danger.

Nacogdoches friends recall Bush inauguration during the former president’s funeral

Former President Bush's passing holds special meaning for three Nacogdoches residents.Together they saw his inauguration in 1989. Now, they've gathered once again for his goodbye. What were they thinking as they watched the funeral of President George H.W. Bush?

Portion of Nacogdoches Lanana Creek Trail re-named in honor of Francis Shofner

A scenic stretch of the Lanana Creek trail in Nacogdoches now carries the name “Francis Shofner Memorial Trail."

Council approves Angelina Arts Alliance to oversee Pines Theater programs

-For almost 20 years, the Angelina Arts Alliance has educated and presented performing arts to the community through a variety of programs and performances at the Temple Theater.

SFA bells toll in honor of former president George H.W. Bush

Stephen F. Austin State University’s bells tolled Wednesday in honor of former president George H.W . Bush.

President George H.W. Bush honored at state funeral; body returns to Texas to lie in repose

Family, friends, dignitaries and all the living presidents honored George H.W. Bush's live on Tuesday. "For us, his was the brightest of the thousand points of light," his son George W. Bush said.

REMEMBERING BUSH: D.C. bids farewell to 41st president

Washington D.C. will bid farewell to the 41st president during his funeral service.

7OnScene: Public gathers in Houston to pay respect to George H.W. Bush

People are lining the streets near St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to pay their respects to George H.W. Bush.

Polk County grand jury indicts man who allegedly sent harassing messages to law firm

A Polk County grand jury indicted a 43-year-old man on a third-degree felony stalking charge last week in connection to allegations that he sent multiple harassing electronic messages to the office of a local attorney.

Tenaha police arrest 3 on felony drug charges, seize weed, pills, guns, cash

Officers with the Tenaha Police Department arrested three people on felony drug charges Monday after they executed a search warrant on a home on Rail Street and found marijuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, guns, and cash.

WEBXTRA: SFA bell toll to honor the late George H.W. Bush

Several commemorative events are planned at Stephen F. Austin State University to honor President George H.W. Bush

WEBXTRA: More events planned to honor former President George H.W. Bush

KLTV’s Blake Holland and KTRE’s Khyati Patel are on their way to Houston to cover funeral services for Former President George H.W. Bush.

Web Xtra: Points of Light reader

Ray Hartenstein, 81, spends his time volunteering by reading and singing to students in elementary school.

Center Police Department: Shooting incident still under investigation

The Center Police Department is still investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 500 block of Lakewood Drive on Nov. 27.

WebExtra: Angelina Arts Alliance to oversee programs at Pines Theater

The Lufkin City Council approved a partnership involving the Pines Theater on Tuesday night.

Two Texas cities to host XFL charter teams

The XFL announced eight host cities in a press conference Wednesday morning and two Texas cities made the lineup.

Two businesses have eye on Crockett

A waste-oil recycling company is going through the final stages of opening in Crockett.

Lufkin PD: Driver found dead with gunshot wound after vehicle hits light pole

After a vehicle hit a light pole, Lufkin police officers approached the car and found the driver dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday morning. A revolver was found in the vehicle’s floorboard.

Web Xtra: Longview Oval Office

Ron Wade of Longview has taken his love of politics and the presidency one step, or maybe one giant leap, beyond. He has built his very own Oval Office.