TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The story of Adriano Moraes is one of "rags to riches". Born in poverty in rural Brazil, Moraes, through passion, courage and perseverance, became what is described as "the greatest bull rider in history". Moraes won unpresidented world titles in 1994, 2001 and 2006. He retired from bull riding last year and from his base at his home just outside Tyler, travels as spokesperson for the PBR, Professional Bull Riders Association.
Moraes's victories and the way he accomplished them are something he shares in his book for kids "Eight Seconds With Little Adriano". Moraes knows the virtues of courage, self-discipline, respect, friendship, hope, love perseverance, and faith, which he teaches in his book and in his motivational speeches, do work. He's living proof. For more information on the "Adriano Moraes For Kids" project, go to the Big Red Box on kltv.com.
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity. Sheriff Woody Wallace says the damage happened Friday night after 6pm and continued untilMore >>
The Trinity County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating vandalism's at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Trinity.More >>
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A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night. According to the police report, Edmond Fowler was reported trespassing at a residence on the 400 block of Birch St. in Lufkin. TheMore >>
A Lufkin man was arrested after running from police Saturday night.More >>
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Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
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Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
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A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>