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East Texans on Ferguson

 While we have been watching the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, we wondered if something like that could happen here in East Texas. At 6, Leigha Hughes interviews a longtime civil rights advocate who shares her thoughts on what's gone wrong and what can be done in Ferguson. And Donna McCollum talks to NAACP leaders in Nacogdoches, from separate generations, to get their thoughts on racial violence.

 It's been two years since an East Texas county faced legal action for having a nativity scene on the courthouse grounds. It's happening again this year, in a different county. Caleb Beames has that story at 5.

Jeff Awtrey
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    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:29:57 GMT
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    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

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    Across the nation many people celebrated the Earth Day which started 48 years ago after a massive oil spill in California. Fast forward to today, the conversation revolves on conserving water according to organizers with Resilient Nacogdoches where its widely known that East Texas has an abundant resources of natural water. "Children grow up knowing that food, you just buy it, but you can grow it. We need water of course for growing gardens. It's something that we...

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  • San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    San Augustine celebrates long-lived community members

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:06:22 GMT
    Source: KTRE staffSource: KTRE staff
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    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

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    The small, East Texas town of San Augustine hosted a celebration on Saturday for community members who had lived to see more moons than anyone else.   

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    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

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    The Nacogdoches County girls have snapped a two-game losing streak in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown following a 54-41 win over Angelina County. 

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