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Nov. 14, 2019

Gas prices resources

Nov. 5, 2019

Texas’ constitutional amendment election is Tuesday. Here’s what voters will decide.

Click here for more information on all 10 proposed constitutional amendments.

Voters cast their ballots in midterm elections in Houston in 2018. (Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune)
Voters cast their ballots in midterm elections in Houston in 2018. (Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune) (Source: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune)

Nov. 1, 2019

Salvation Army of Lufkin kicks off annual Food Donation Drive

The Credit Union donated not only non-perishable food items but at a $500 check presentation.

Oct. 31, 2019

Playhouses up for auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

The Numerous playhouses of all types, shapes, and sizes are on display in Tyler’s downtown square as part of the annual Playhouses on the Plaza event. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Smith County.

Click here to bid.

The Numerous playhouses of all types, shapes, and sizes are on display in Tyler’s downtown square as part of the annual Playhouses on the Plaza event. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Smith County. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist)
The Numerous playhouses of all types, shapes, and sizes are on display in Tyler’s downtown square as part of the annual Playhouses on the Plaza event. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Smith County. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist) (Source: kltv)

Oct. 26, 2019

Day of Remembrance - The Children’s Park of Tyler

To learn more about the Children’s Park of Tyler, their Day of Remembrance celebrations and the different support groups they offer, head to their website.

Drug take-back locations in East Texas

If you didn’t have a chance to bring your old prescriptions/medications to the drop-off locations today, you can find a list of year-round locations here.

Oct. 24, 2019

100th birthday cards for East Texas veteran

If you’d like to send a birthday card to Wilson Dickson, a veteran in Kilgore celebrating his 100th birthday on November 20, 2019, you can send it to this address:

Wilson Dickson

P.O. Box 1204

Kilgore, Texas

75663

To learn more about Dickson’s service and the ship he worked on during the war, head to this website.

Oct. 22, 2019

Oct. 17, 2019

Voters will decide amendments to state Constitution

On the ballot this year, voters will get to decide on 10 state propositions.

Those ten are proposed constitutional amendments. If passed, the amendments will make changes to current Texas Constitution.

Texas Rose Festival Ribbon Cutting

Today marked the beginning of the 86th annual Texas Rose Festival, in Tyler.

If you’d like more information about the 2019 Texas Rose Festival, please visit the Texas Rose Festival’s official website for more details.

Oct. 16, 2019

East Texas lawmakers discuss House turmoil, secret recording

House lawmakers, Texas State Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, and Texas State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, spoke with the East Texas Now news desk to discuss a controversy in the Texas House of Representatives following the release of a secret recording of a conversation between the House Speaker and a conservative activist.

Click here to watch their full interviews.

Oct. 15, 2019

Longview entryway monument survey available online

The City of Longview is seeking input for the design of a welcome monument that will sit at a major intersection in south Longview.

Click here to fill out the online survey and let the city know what you think about the two options for the monument at the intersection of High Street, Mobberly Avenue and Estes Parkway.

SPCA’s Dogtoberfest returns Oct. 19

It’s time again for the SPCA of East Texas’ Dogtoberfest.

Admission is free and this year’s event promises to be better than ever. Join us on Saturday October 19th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the Downtown Square in Tyler.

Click here for more information about the event, including live entertainment and food vendors.

Oct. 11, 2019

Planned Power Outage

If you are a Rusk County Electric Cooperative customer and want to check if your power will be shut off Saturday night, click here for the map of effected roads.

Some Rusk County Electric customers will be without power for 4-6 hours Saturday night through Sunday morning.
Some Rusk County Electric customers will be without power for 4-6 hours Saturday night through Sunday morning. (Source: KLTV)

Oct. 10, 2019

Texas Rose Festival

If you’d like more information about the 2019 Texas Rose Festival, please visit the Texas Rose Festival’s official website for more details.

Gas prices resources

https://www.gasbuddy.com/

Oct. 8, 2019

Oncor Tree Effort

Oncor customers can register to receive up to two free trees per household by visiting arborday.org/oncor before Nov. 1.

Oct. 7, 2019

Voter registration deadline

Texans hoping to participate in the Nov. 5 election have until Oct. 7 to register to vote. Learn more here.

September 24, 2019

National Voter Registration Day

For more information on how to register to vote in Texas for the upcoming November election, click here.

Longview firefighters, American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms for high-risk residents

Longview Fire Department and American Red Cross (ARC) will team up in October to provide high-risk residents with a smoke alarm, including installation, for free.

Click here for information on how to request your free smoke alarm.

September 10, 2019

Deep East Texas Council of Government SWOT Survey

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) is asking the public to take a survey that could shape the future for Deep East Texas. You can find DETCOG’s SWOT survey by clicking here.

WEBXTRA: East Texas Oil Museum hosts turn-of-century artifacts exhibit

Click here to see Jamey Boyum’s tour with Terry Smith of Relic Hunters of Texas.

September 3, 2019

Walk to End Epilepsy

To learn more about the Walk to End Epilepsy in Tyler on September 7, click here.

August 29, 2019

KLTV 7 spoke with a Rwandan man who escaped the 1994 genocide and received a shoe box when he was a child. KLTV 7’s Jamey Boyum spoke with him when he visited a Longview Church. Click here to learn more.

August 28, 2019

The Tyler based organization For the Silent is fighting to end sex trafficking. They provide a number of programs for empowering victims and equipping the public to spot the warning signs of possible crimes. Click here to learn more.

August 27, 2019

A local organization is hosting a 5-week series to combat addiction to pornography. The goal for faith based Liberty Task Force is to in turn end sex trafficking and empower at-risk male youth.

August 19, 2019

Registered voters of Gregg County are about to have a new way to vote. The Gregg County Commissioners Court on Monday unanimously voted to approve new voting machines for the county. Click here to see more on how the new machines will work.

Gregg County commissioners on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, approved updating the county’s voting equipment. Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Hart InterCivic, Inc. to procure the Verity Duo Voting System. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
Gregg County commissioners on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, approved updating the county’s voting equipment. Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Hart InterCivic, Inc. to procure the Verity Duo Voting System. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

August 17, 2019

For a link to the map of counties under burn bans, click here.

August 15, 2019

TEA ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS

See how your district or campus fared. Search the full database of TEA Accountability Ratings here.

August 14, 2019

City of Tyler budget proposal: Click here

Lone Star Rider

To learn about, donate to, or follow the Lone Star Rider, head to his website.

August 13, 2019

Two East Texans nominated for 2019 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

August 12, 2019

GTBR official addresses Gregg County commissioners, apologizes for Koe Wetzel performance

Great Texas Balloon Race Chairman Rhonda Bullard address Gregg County commissioners Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Bullard apologized before the court for the language used during Koe Wetzel’s performance last month. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
Great Texas Balloon Race Chairman Rhonda Bullard address Gregg County commissioners Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Bullard apologized before the court for the language used during Koe Wetzel’s performance last month. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

August 7, 2019

Texas Water Development Board Feedback

To give feedback on flooding issues and suggestions in East Texas, click here.

August 6, 2019

Fall Ball is back in Lufkin!

Registration is now open on the City of Lufkin’s website. Click here for more information on how to sign your teams up.

For more information on couch surfing and a closer look at the safety features click the link here: https://www.couchsurfing.com/about/safety/

The City of Tyler website will remain offline until the investigation and maintenance are completed.

– The website isn’t fixed yet but click here to reach the list of links on the site provided by the City of Tyler in the meantime.

City of Tyler website down
City of Tyler website down

August 5, 2019

Longview’s LETU to host simulcast of Global Leadership Summit

Source: LeTourneau University
Source: LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University will host a two-day simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 and 9, in the Great Room of the Allen Family Student Center at the LETU campus to help church and marketplace leaders maximize their influence with fresh, actionable tips and insights. https://bit.ly/2yH0GCg

Women in Tyler luncheon nominations are now open!

The Women in Tyler committee announced its 2020 theme, ‘Women Who Turn the Tables’, as a way to celebrate women in the community who start new conversations and change history.

If you know someone who fits this description, you can send your nominations by letter to P.O. Box 1432 Tyler, Tx 75702, or you can send your nomination by email to womenintyler@gmail.com.

August 1, 2019

Texas Cottage Food Law

Facebook group helps teachers clear wish lists for classroom supplies: click here!

To learn more about the Cottage Food Law update which takes effect on September 1, click here.

Repeats are Neat back-to-school sale underway in Longview

July 30, 2019

Ellysa Arlene Bellard, a 2019 graduate of Nacogdoches High School and her mother Quondaila Christine Bellard was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 20, about seven miles east of Winona in Smith County on Sunday.

A gofundme account has been created for the family.

Mobile library in Longview

If you can’t get to the library, well the library may be showing up near you. The Pine Tree Independent School District has a school bus outfitted to be a mobile library. Learn more here.

July 27,2019

If you would like to see video of Friday evening’s balloon glow at the Great Texas Balloon Race, click here.

July 22, 2019

Blind Guy Wood Works

Josh Hass is an Alba-Golden High School graduate and current Tyler Junior College student. An ATV accident at the age of 14 left him completely blind, but that didn’t stop him from taking up wood working “to stay busy.”

He is now selling his projects on Etsy and Facebook, both pages called Blind Guy Wood Works.

The artistic revitalization of downtown Tyler will soon take on a new look when two East Texas artists begin a new piece titled ‘Wings of Tyler.'

Gilmer man’s love of vintage planes propels air show

“People enjoy seeing those war birds. They are a patriotic symbol. Folks get the chills on their back. It makes it okay to be patriotic when you’re out there watching those airplanes,” Dean smiled. Click here for the full story.

July 20, 2019

Click here for the Teacher Amazon Gifting page.

July 18, 2019

Click here for more information on how to plan your child’s vaccinations before school starts.

July 17, 2019

For Veterans’ Sake Foundation information: www.forveteranssake.org

July 13, 2019

Moon Day at the TJC Science Center

For more information about Moon Day 2019 at TJC’s Science Center, click here.

July 12, 2019

Habitat for Humanity’s 1000th home

Smith County’s Habitat for Humanity and an East Texas family celebrated the State’s 1000th completion of repairs to homes through a unique state housing program.

Through its home repair program, Habitat has completed over 900 critical repair projects since 2010, making it possible for veterans, seniors, and the disabled to remain safely in their homes.

For more information, call 903-595-6630, or visit smithcountyhabitat.org to see if your qualify.

July 10, 2019

FDA announces recall on hamburger, hot dog buns

At the height of the summer cookout season, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued a major recall on hamburger and hot dog buns, and more. See a full list of the recalled items here.

ESPYS Awards

July 5, 2019

Oinkin’ Oasis volunteer help

Owners of the Oinkin’ Oasis say they’re looking for some volunteers who don’t mind getting a little dirty while providing potbelly pigs with a little love and shelter.

If you’d like to volunteer your time or resources, you can contact Oinkin’ Oasis by clicking here to visit their Facebook page.

July 4, 2019

Fourth of July events

Independence Day will fall on a Thursday this year but that’s not going to hinder a night of festive fireworks for anyone. Fireworks shows will be popping off at several locations in East Texas. Click here to learn more about where to catch a show in your city.

Magnificent 7 Warbird Expo

To book a flight on one of the historic WWII planes, or to get more information about this weekend’s events, click here.

June 26, 2019

Lighting designer sets mood for Texas Shakespeare Festival.

You can find information about the Texas Shakespeare Festival by clicking here.

June 24, 2019

East Texas high school grad makes tux out of tape to help pay for college.

You can vote for Cameron’s tuxedo by clicking here.

June 21, 2019

Summer Backpack Program provides food for children during weekends.

East Texas Food Bank provides meals for thousands of children throughout the region. Click here for more information on free meal programs.

June 18, 2019

Creature Teacher wows kids with exotic animals during show in downtown Kilgore

Hundreds of kids in Kilgore got a close look at some cool animals Tuesday morning thanks to the Creature Teacher.

Click here for more information on where the Creature Teacher will be next.

June 17, 2019

East Texas fire department recognized for implementing national wildfire prevention program

The National Fire Protection Association has a website with many tips on how you can reduce the risk of losing your home during a wildfire. Click here to learn more.

Longview museum of Fine Arts

For the week of June 17-21, classes at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts will focus on animal drawings and Pop art, referencing many of the popular Pop Culture artists of the 1960s and 70s. However, classes will cover various subjects over the summer.

If you’d like to check out the LMFA’s summer schedule, you can visit their website for more information.

June 15, 2019

An East Texas non-profit organization that has helped numerous families out of poverty and homelessness over the years, now faces the possibility of closing it’s doors.

Family Promise of Longview, which was formerly known as Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network is in a financial shortfall and must find a way to get funded, or close down.

If you would like to donate, you can click here.

June 13, 2019

King Arthur Flour, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 Lb.) Because of Possible Health Risk: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/association-adm-milling-co-king-arthur-flour-inc-voluntarily-recalls-limited-quantity-unbleached-all

KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - Kilgore College is hosting a journalism camp this week. Participants include students who have finished grades 9 - 12.

Click here for more information on other Kilgore College summer camps.

Kilgore College hosts journalism camp Thursday, June 13, 2019, at The Flare Lab. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist)
Kilgore College hosts journalism camp Thursday, June 13, 2019, at The Flare Lab. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist)

June 10, 2019

Actors, crews prep for upcoming 34th season of Texas Shakespeare Festival

To go, or not to go: that is the question that may be asked about the upcoming 34th season of the Texas Shakespeare Festival held at Kilgore College.

Click here for more information on the festival and dates and times of this year’s performances.

June 7, 2019

110@110 Art Show at the Main Street Gallery

To get all the information about the art show, click here. To get information on all the Second Saturday Hit the Bricks events downtown tomorrow, click here.

June 6, 2019

UT-Tyler Cowan Center 2019-20 season:

Wondering what will be showing at the Cowan Center in the next year? The center unveiled their lineup for the upcoming season Thursday. For more information check out our story or the center’s website.

June 5, 2019

Don Maxwell Aviation:

If you want to know more about becoming a pilot or being safe in an in-air emergency situation there is a clinic from June 6-9 put on by Don Maxwell Aviation Services located at East Texas Regional Airport. The clinic will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Longview. Link: http://donmaxwell.com/mooneymax-2019/

Gladewater Rodeo

Learn more about the Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo here.

June 4, 2019

Summer feeding programs

There are several options for students to enjoy free meals during the summer months. Check out the links below for more information.

June 1, 2019

ATV Safety Training

ATV Safety Institute is offering free, hands-on ATV safety courses during ATV safety week (June 1 - 9). An instructor was out in Lufkin today offering free safety instruction. More information on free training sessions can be found on the ATV Safety Institute website.

May 29, 2019

Camp V- Community Assisting Military Personnel and Veterans.

Development is under way at their campus in Tyler. To keep up with the progress, make a donation, or learn more about their resources visit their website here.

Images from the Canton storms

See images from the storm here.

If your browser will not let you open the above link, click here for the storm story and scroll to the bottom for the slideshow.

May 28, 2019

Safe and Sounds Schools

Founded by parents who lost children at Sandy Hook, the non-profit provided national school safety resources for crisis prevention, response, and recovery.

Learn more about their resources here.

East Texas Food Bank summer food program

According to the East Texas Food Bank, more than 75,000 children in East Texas depend on schools for free or reduced-priced lunch. So while school is out, kids under 18 can get a free meal through the food bank’s summer food service program.

Learn more about where to find locations for breakfast and lunch in your area here.

Parade of Homes

Tickets for the 2019 Parade of Homes are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Addresses are revealed and ticket sales began Tuesday, May 28.

If you’d like more information about the 2019 Parade of Homes, you can visit the Tyler Area Builders Association website for ticket locations, or to purchase a ticket online.

May 27, 2019

Community meetings planned for Longview park projects

A series of community meetings are planned to get residents’ input on City of Longview park improvement projects. Learn more here.

May 24, 2019

Rev Up Your Engine Charity Car Show

To learn more about the car show benefiting Angelman Syndrome, click here.

Memorial Day events

Events are scheduled across the area for Memorial Day. See what’s happening here.

May 18, 2019

Matthew McConaughey delivers Longview graduation speech

Watch the video here: Longview High School graduates addressed by alum Matthew McConaughey

May 16, 2019

Doris Day Equine Center

Hollywood icon Doris Day’s legacy lives on in Murchison at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, where a horse rescue and adoption center was opened in her name in 2011. The Doris Day Equine Center’s opening was made possible thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

For more information on tours or to make a donation visit The Fund for Animals website.

May 15, 2019

National Chocolate Chip Day

It’s National Chocolate Chip Day! Here are a few recipes to celebrate. And you can get even more on the KLTV/KTRE East Texas Kitchen app. Download it for FREE today for iPhone or Android.

May 14, 2019

Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon features local expert panelists, inspiring survivor stories, a silent auction and more.

Individual tickets for the Tyler Go Red for Women Luncheon are $40 and tables of eight are $1,000 payable in advance. To purchase tickets and for more information, please contact Suzette Farr at Suzette.Farr@heart.org or visit TylerGoRed.heart.org.

May 13, 2019

Peace Officers Memorial Day

Events planned across East Texas for Peace Officers Memorial Day: CLICK HERE

May 9, 2019

Weekend event cancellations

If you’re wondering if your event was cancelled, we have started a list of notifications we are receiving here.

Swepco power outages

Looking for more information on SWEPCO restoration times? Click here.

May 8, 2019

May 2, 2019

April 30, 2019

East Texas Giving Day

For information on how to donate to organizations involved with East Texas Giving Day, click here.

Sprint Store Surveillance Video - Have you seen this man?

Surveillance video from the April 4 burglary to the Sprint store on Troup Highway, in Tyler.

April 26, 2019

Nacogdoches Main Street is seeking artwork proposals from artist and artist groups for an exterior wall mural painted on is the back side of Gifts & Greeks at 219 South Street, adjacent to the city parking lot. The city will budget $3,000 to the artist for the design, according to the proposal guidelines.

If you’re interested in offering a proposal, you can find all of the details for what is required by visiting Main Street Nacogdoches website. Project proposals must be completed by May 13.

April 24, 2019

Night Walk for Hope

For information on the Night Walk for Hope, click here.

Tyler Mini Maker Faire

For information on the Tyler Mini Maker Faire, taking place on Saturday, April 27, click here.

There are two resources for volunteers or storm victims in Alto which define what is considered storm debris and how to properly dispose of it. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has tips for managing debris from declared disasters. You can also visit Crisis Cleanup, a resource many city residents are being directed to for guidance and assistance.

April 23, 2019

Historical Marion County Courthouse to undergo multi-million dollar restoration. Click here to watch Jamey Boyum’s webxtra featuring the grand tour.

The historic Marion County Courthouse will undergo a $4.6 million dollar restoration project. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
The historic Marion County Courthouse will undergo a $4.6 million dollar restoration project. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

Giant garage sale to raise money for sight-restoring surgeries for the blind in Togo, Africa through Tyler-based ministry Sight.org. For each $150 sold or donated, one person receives their sight back! Sat April 27th, 8 am - 3 pm Tyler Christian Fellowship, 3421 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler Donated items for the sale may be dropped in advance at Cumberland Storage, Mon - Thurs, April 22 - 25 from 2 to 6 pm each day Visit Sight.org/StuffSale for more information Contact: Todd Hinkie todd@sight.org (903) 508-5151.

For more information on voting in the May 4 municipal elections, click here to visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

April 22, 2019

Alto tornado victims take to social media for help finding lost items

For a link to the Alto tornado lost and found Facebook page, click here.

April, 18, 2019:

Information on water issues for City of Palestine residents

The City of Palestine is notifying residents that there is no water available for home use or drinking after the city’s Water Treatment Plant was damaged in a Wednesday night storm. To learn more about where to get water or porta-potty locations, click here.

Mueller report

To read the full Mueller report, click here.

We are a week away from the 11th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown and we have you covered! Click here for all the details.

April 16, 2019:

President of Friends of Caddo Mounds in grass house when tornado hit; read more at this link.

April 15, 2019:

The East Texas Cultural Alliance is raising funds to support Victor and Rachel Galan of Caddo Mounds. A GoFundMe account is set up. Click here to help.

April 13, 2019

Storm damage in Alto, Texas

RAW VIDEO: An aerial view of storm damage in Alto

April 15, 2019

A GoFundMe has been set up to benefit the family of two Angelina County children killed in this weekend’s storms. Click here to learn more about helping with funeral expenses for Dilynn and Jace Creel.

April 12, 2019

High school students earn scholarships at Kilgore College welding contest

American Red Cross - storm preparedness and relief

American Red Cross also provides information on ways to prepare and stay safe during severe weather events. You can find that information by visiting the American Red Cross website. If severe weather should impact you this weekend, you can reach the American Red Cross by calling (855) 891-7325.

April 10, 2019

To learn more about the candidates for Tyler City Council District 3, check out the links below.

Pamela J. Phoenix

Shirley McKellar

Elect Shirley McKellar for Tyler City Council District 3

Dalila Reynoso

April 9, 2019

To learn more about the consequences of underage drinking and the Don’t Provide East Texas campaign, click here.

April 8, 2019

To learn more about keeping your teen safe behind the wheel, you can visit TeenSafe’s website for more information.

April 6, 2019

SFA Early Childhood Lab teamed up with GETCAP Head Start in Nacogdoches to kickoff the National Week of the Young Child. It’s a week sponsored by the National Association of the Educafion of Young Children. It helps focus the public attention to the learning needs of young children. For more information, you can click here or here.

April 5, 2019

To learn more about the East Texas Crisis Center and the services they provide, head to their website.

March 30, 2019

To learn more about the Marvin Mendors and the Great Day of Service with Marvin United Methodist Church, click here.

March 29, 2019

The following links are among the online resources helping raise awareness for veterans, as well as resources to help guide those who are looking to volunteer their time to help veterans:

Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County - Its goal is to provide educational, financial, therapeutic, and healthy living opportunities to military members and their families both past and present

Task Force Home Front - Its goal is to create an awareness of the needs of our veterans, find and mentor veterans who are not being properly assisted, and coordinate access to all available veterans resources

Cardboard Heroes - An after-action recovery program which also provides homes for homeless veterans

Feeding Kids Right

To learn about or donate to the Feeding Kids Right nonprofit, click here. To learn about the Soul Kitchen food, click here.

March 28, 2019

Get a smoke alarm from the Red Cross

If you need help or can’t afford one, the Red Cross will install a free smoke alarm in your home. They are having two events coming up April 12 in Liberty City, and April 13 in Gladewater to put in as many smoke alarms as are needed, but also do it year around. Call 903-753-2091 or click here to sign up.

If you’d like to join the Be The Match registry to help Jordan Montgomery, click here or text “Swab4Jordan” to 61474.

March 27, 2019

If you’d like to donate blood to help TJC in its 50 Gallon Challenge, click here for a list of locations and times throughout the week where donation centers will be set up.

March 23, 2019

The Coalition in Lufkin hosted a Color Out Tobacco Obstacle Course. Participants made their way through a course filled with different challenges while being pelted with color powder. The event encouraged kids to say no to tobacco.

For more information on The Coalition, click here.

To learn more about the Smith County Animal Shelter and how to adopt, rescue, foster, or volunteer, click here.

March 23, 2019

The Coalition in Lufkin hosted a Color Out Tobacco Obstacle Course. Participants made their way through a course filled with different challenges while being pelted with color powder. The event encouraged kids to say no to tobacco.

For more information on The Coalition, click here.

March 22, 2019

To learn more about the Azalea Trail, head to the Visit Tyler website.

March 21, 2019

GasBuddy.com

There’s a tool you can use to find the cheapest gas prices no matter where you go. Just visit GasBuddy.com to look up the best gas prices in East Texas and nationwide.

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WEBXTRA: Longview Lady Lobo invited to play overseas

Longview lady Lobo softball player Zekyia Robinson has been asked to play with America’s Team in Australia this summer. But she plans on bringing back recipes for culinary delights as well.

She needs to raise funds for the trip. If you’d like to help out click here.

March 20, 2019

East Texas student with “angelic voice” chosen to perform in New York, London. Click here to learn more.

Clowns, cowboys, mutton busting take center stage during Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo

If you would like to know more about the Hazard Mitigation Plan you may visit www.angelinacounty.net for more information.

March 19, 2019

If you would like to know more about the George Patton challenge coin that was found in North Tyler or believe you know who it belongs to, contact Alex Leroux at aleroux@kltv.com.

The challenge coin given to WWII veterans from George Patton Waters (General Patton's grandson) as a thank you for their service.
The challenge coin given to WWII veterans from George Patton Waters (General Patton's grandson) as a thank you for their service. (Source: KLTV)

March 18, 2019

Life Expectancy by ZIP Code in Texas: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

If you’d like to give feedback on the City of Tyler’s Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan, you can do so by visiting the Parks and Recreation Department’s website.

March 16, 2019

Volunteers from the First Baptist Church in Lufkin spent their Spring Break volunteering with Buckner International to build a home for a family in the Rio Grande Valley. The church paid for the building materials and provided the labor to build the homes. They work with Buckner International every two years to do this. For more information, visit the church’s missions page or the Buckner website.

March 14, 2019

March 9, 2019

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin is hosting several daily activities for kids of all ages during their break from school. Spring Break activities began on Saturday, March 9th and will continue March 11th through 15th. The schedule of activities can be found on the Naranjo Museum Facebook page.

March 8, 2019

To qualify for the Smith County voucher program for transportation for the elderly and individuals with disabilities, applicants can visit Smith County’s transportation website or the Tyler Cab website. Applicants can sign up as either a senior citizen or a handicapped individual.

The Kilgore Police Department's 13th annual Citizens Police Academy begins on March 28.a The academy gives people a chance to see what police officers do on a daily basis. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
The Kilgore Police Department's 13th annual Citizens Police Academy begins on March 28.a The academy gives people a chance to see what police officers do on a daily basis. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes at a police station? Well, the Kilgore PD is giving Kilgore residents a chance with their Citizen’s Police Academy. In fact the eight week course has even lead to a career for some. For more information or to sign up click here.

March 6, 2019

March is recognized as national problem gambling awareness month. For more information on gambling addition click here.

March 5, 2019

Mission Possible XXIV: Balance in a tech world: Click here for more information.

March 4, 2019

Hector Duran’s family has created a Facebook fundraiser page to help with Hector’s funeral expenses: click here to donate.

February 28, 2019

For more information on the RID App for reporting illegal dumping click here.

February 27, 2019

Camp V Tyler: “For those who have served our country, let us serve you...” Click here for more information.

For more information on the Tyler First Comprehensive Plan, or to see the dates and topics for the first three open house meetings, click here to see the full story.

February 26, 2019

To learn more about the college prep program through The Lighthouse for the blind, click here. February 22, 2019

The City of Longview is hosting their second annual Big Techs event. Anyone can sign up to tour some of the biggest industries in Longview. It’s being held Saturday February 23 and gets you a pass to get behind the doors of many places you would never normally see. To sign up for a free tour, click here.

February 20, 2019

An account has been set up at Wood County National Bank for Justin and Jessica Mitchell, who were in a wreck on the way to the hospital to deliver their baby. Both parents were seriously injured and they lost their baby. The bank’s phone number is 903-569-1082.

PayPal donations for Paisley Pierce can be sent to: summerapruitt@gmail.com.

Walter Hammond’s family has started a GoFundMe page to help recover some of the losses from the fire that destroyed his mobile home Tuesday. If you’d like to help, you can find the donation page here. His granddaughter is also collecting clothes and household donations. For specific sizes, or to ask what items are still needed, you can contact Hannah Stewart via Facebook messenger.

Firefighters go through rigorous training at Kilgore College Fire Academy in this undated photo.
Firefighters go through rigorous training at Kilgore College Fire Academy in this undated photo.

If you’d like more information about the Northeast Texas Area Kilgore College Fire Academy Fire Protection School, you can contact KCFA by phone (903) 983-3762, or you can contact MIke Fennell by email at mfennell@kilgore.edu. You can also visit the Kilgore College Fire Academy Facebook pagefor more information.

Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden is in full bloom. The massive garden is about six miles south of Gladewater off highway 271. For more information click here.

And if you miss the blooms in person, click here for a slideshow of the famous daffodils.

Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden is in full bloom. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden is in full bloom. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

February 18, 2019

The Air Race Classic starts in Jackson Tennessee, goes south to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and then north eventually ending in Welland, Ontario Canada June 18-21. If you’d like to help the team with their expenses click here.

For more about the race itself, click here.

February 14, 2019

Solis Family GoFundMe

February 13, 2019

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming certified as a bus driver, you can visit the Texas DPS website for more information on bus driver training.

February 12, 2019

To learn about $martPath, the financial literacy learning program for children, head to: https://smartpath.online/.

To see the video from today’s forklift rodeo in Longview, click here.

February 9, 2019

To learn about Sam’s Law, epilepsy and other causes of seizures, head to https://www.samslaw.org/.

February 7, 2019

Various East Texas school districts have made the decision to cancel classes due to illness-related absences. For the list of districts canceling classes, click here.

February 4, 2019

A family in Oklahoma is asking people to send birthday cards to a WWII vet. If you’d like to send him a card, his address is: Recil Troxil, 2684 North Highway 81, Marlow, Oklahoma, 73055. If you missed this story, click here to watch.

February 1, 2019

The Texas Bourbon Shootout takes place in Longview Friday Night at the Infinity Room at the Holiday Inn on Tuttle. Eleven Whiskeys will be judged to see what Texas Distilled Whiskey is considered the best. Tickets are available here.

January 29, 2019

AMBUCS trikes information: Click here.

As of 2018, the City of Tyler has moved to the same de-icing agent used by other governing agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation. Magnesium chloride, a non-corrosive ice melt, will be mixed with a gravel aggregate that is used in the seal coat process. The magnesium chloride acts as an ice melt, while the gravel aggregate provides traction for tires on a slippery surface.

The following is a list of predetermined intersections and overpasses that will be treated:

Gentry Street overpass, Highway 14 at Carlyle Avenue (Black Fork Creek), North Broadway Avenue at Black Fork Creek, Highway 69 at Black Fork Creek, Fleishel Avenue at Front Street, Saunders Avenue at Front Street, Beckham Avenue overpass, Fifth Street at Beckham Avenue, Donnybrook Avenue at Brookwood Drive, Rieck Road at Donnybrook Avenue, West Grande – Both bridges west of Broadway Avenue, Hospital District o Houston Street intersections at Beckham Avenue (both sides), CHRISTUS Mother Frances emergency room entrance ramp, Dawson Street (incline at CHRISTUS Mother Frances), UT Health North East emergency ramp off Beckham Avenue

For more information on TSA Pre-Check and a link to the online application, head to: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.

January 28, 2019

Dropoff boxes for homemade Valentine’s Day cards will be available at several locations through Feb. 9, including the KVNE/KGLY studio. If you’d like to find a drop-off location near you, head over to the KVNE/KGLY website for more information.

January 27, 2019

Learn how to donate to the family of 13-year-old Christopher Bonilla, the Athens Middle School student killed in a tragic bus-train collision, click here.

Learn how to donate to the family of 9-year-old Joselyne Torres, the Central Athens Elementary student injured in a tragic bus-train collision, click here.

January 23, 2019

For more information on Trap Kitchen’s two cookbooks and a list of their pop-up locations, click here.

January 21, 2019

For more information about TSA Pre-check and to apply: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck

January 17, 2019

For more information about buying passes, scheduled events, film line ups, and other information about the Nacogdoches Film Festival, visit this website.

The 8th Annual Nacogdoches Film Festival is set for Feb. 21 to 23. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The 8th Annual Nacogdoches Film Festival is set for Feb. 21 to 23. (Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)

January 16, 2019

If you’d like more information about the Northeast Texas Area Kilgore College Fire Academy Fire Protection School, you can contact KCFA by phone (903) 983-3762, or you can contact MIke Fennell by email at mfennell@kilgore.edu. You can also visit the Kilgore College Fire Academy Facebook pagefor more information.

January 15, 2019

Currently, Hospice in the Pines has a total of 26 volunteers. For more information on how to volunteer, click this link.

January 12, 2019

Nacogdoches computer programmer expresses creativity with blacksmithing. For more information, click here.

January 11, 2019

Kilgore College private piano courses are offered through the Community Education and Lifelong Learning department at Kilgore College, and will be held in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kaan.

Country music singer and East Texas native Koe Wetzel has announced plans for a hometown music festival in March.
Country music singer and East Texas native Koe Wetzel has announced plans for a hometown music festival in March. (Source: Koe Wetzel, Facebook)

The inaugural Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival is coming to Darden Harvest Park next to The Cannery in Lindale on Saturday, March 23. Tickets are available now at the official Koe Wetzel Festival site.

January 10, 2019

Learn how to donate to the East Texas 100 Club: https://www.easttexas100club.org/

January 8, 2019

Matthew Ray’s missing Gibson guitar:

(Source: KLTV)

January 8, 2019

The City of Tyler’s Keep Tyler Beautiful Board is giving artists an opportunity to feature some of their artwork on an art wall which will be installed as part of new renovations at Hillside Park. You can download an application by visiting Keep Tyler Beautiful’s website. Artists can submit drafts via email to KTyB@tylertexas.com by the Jan. 31 deadline.

January 4, 2019

For more information about the fundraising campaign for an ADA-compliant swing set for Reagan Park, head to: http://www.kltv.com/2019/01/04/palestine-business-owners-raising-funds-add-ada-compliant-swing-set-park/

January 3, 2019

For information on the Tyler Public Library and the programs they offer, head to: http://library.cityoftyler.org/.

December 31, 2018

Thanks to several organizations around East Texas, there is no excuse for drinking and driving New Year’s Eve night. If you or someone you can know can benefit from one of these free “get home safe” services, copy this link and share away!

December 28, 2018

A disabled Tyler man’s tiny home was destroyed by fire early Friday morning. If you’d like to help him get back on his feet, you can visit the GoFundMe page he has set up for donations.

December 26, 2018

To learn about the new concussion protocol guidelines, head to: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Offers-Updated-Guidance-on-Sport-Related-Concussions.aspx.

December 25, 2018

To inquire about adopting Libby and Gizmo, contact: tylercatanddog@gmail.com.

Dec. 24, 2018

It’s Christmas Eve and Santa Claus is on his way! For the 63rd time the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is keeping tabs on the jolly old elf as he makes his way around the world.

There are lots of ways to keep up with Kris Kringle throughout the day (just click on the links below):

· NORAD Tracks Santa website

· Twitter

· Email: noradtrackssanta@outlook.com

· Toll-free hotline (starting at 6 a.m. ET on Dec. 24)

1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723)

Dec. 20, 2018

You can find current gas prices along your route with the free and revamped AAA App for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. If you’d like more information, please visit AAA’s website.

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You can visit the popular GasBuddy.com and look up best gas prices here: https://www.gasbuddy.com

December 18, 2018

For more information about TSA Pre-check and to apply: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck

For more information about DNA kits and where your info goes, clicke here: http://www.kltv.com/2018/12/19/where-is-your-dna-going-pros-cons-purchasing-dna-kits/

December 13, 2018

GasBuddy.com - Look up best gas prices here: https://www.gasbuddy.com/ Get more information on the Winona Yard Sale: http://www.winonaisd.org/

To donate to the Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/tyler/

December 12, 2018

DEC 11, 2018

We might be reluctant to admit it, but Hallmark Christmas movies make all of us feel at least a little warm and cozy inside. These 10 Texas towns bring those magical scenes to life, according to the travel site Only In Your State.

DEC 7, 2018

Here is the link for the list of gift ideas for Meals on Wheels Ministry of East Texas Santas for Seniors program. Gift categories include cozy apparel, small home appliances, items for the home, and cheerful gifts.

DEC. 6, 2018

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.

Since 2016, inspections conducted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation ordered violations for 11 cosmetology salons in Smith County 8 in Gregg County and two in Angelina County.

For more on how to file a complaint or to see if a salon in your area has recent violations just head to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations website.

DEC. 6, 2018

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.

Since 2016, inspections conducted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation ordered violations for 11 cosmetology salons in Smith County, 8 in Gregg County, and two in Angelina County.

For more on how to file a complaint or to see if a salon in your area has recent violations just head to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations website.

DEC. 6, 2018

8-year-old boy with terminal brain tumor only wants you to send him cards for Christmas. Click here to read more. If you would like to send a card to Drake, his address is: 2412 Hwy 388, Vinton, LA, 70668.

DEC. 2, 2018

Click here for a list of Longview Christmas events.

Nov. 29, 2018

If you would like to donate to help, you can donate by check to SAFFE Day in Kilgore, in care of the Friendship Playground at Harris Street Park. If you’d like more information about the project, please visit the Friendship playground’s website.

If you would like to help Wreaths Across America’s Lufkin chapter meet their goal of 650 wreaths to cover the graves of our fallen heroes, you can sponsor a wreath by visiting the Wreaths Across America website, or by visiting the Lufkin chapter’s Facebook page for more information.

Nov. 27, 2018

Click here for Christmas light displays and parades across East Texas

Nov. 27, 2018

It’s Giving Tuesday! Here’s a list of ways you can find a charity to donate to: How to Donate on #GivingTuesday

Nov. 21-22, 2018

If you can’t make Thanksgiving dinner this year, here’s a list of restaurants who will be open; remember to call ahead to check hours, as they may be different than the usual schedule: RESTAURANTS OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY

Nov. 20, 2018

You can find current gas prices along your route with the free and revamped AAA App for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. If you’d like more information, please visit AAA’s website.

Nov. 16, 2018

Reel East Texas Film Festival ticket information click here.

Nov. 14, 2018

East Texan raises money to help sister impacted by California wildfires. Click here for more information on donating to the family’s relief fund.

Nov. 6, 2018

Texas State Parks will waive entrance fees on Sunday, November 11. Click here for a map of park locations.

Nov. 5, 2018

To purchase tickets for the Nacogdoches H.S. band barbecue fundraiser, call the band hall at 936-564-2466, ext 2293.

Oct. 29, 2018

Section 8 Housing Voucher program: The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETRHA) will open its waiting list lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and begin accepting pre-applications on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. CT through Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CT. For information on how and where to apply, please visit the DETCOG website.

Oct. 23, 2018

Prescription drug drop-off events this weekend: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Click here for a list of locations near you.

Oct. 21, 2018

Smith County Early Voting: Times and Locations

Oct. 14, 2018

East Texas Yamboree: Schedule of events

Oct. 10, 2018

Social media election ads: Click here for more on ProPublica’s mission to hold advertisers accountable, and how to install the Facebook plug-in.

Oct. 8, 2018

Voter Registration Info: Texas Secretary of State reminds voters to use caution when registering

Oct. 5, 2018

The Tyler Fire Department is hosting a ‘Turn Tyler Pink’ event on Tuesday, Oct. 9 on the downtown Tyler square from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. If you’d like to buy a Turn Tyler Pink shirt, they’re $20 each, and you can find them at one of four locations: the Holiday Inn on S. Broadway, Cavender’s, Gallery Main Street, or Carter Blood Care.

Oct. 3, 2018

National alert test: The FCC is asking for feedback about Wednesday’s test of the National Alert System. Click here to give your feedback.

Sept. 28, 2018

Blessings Box: 2 brothers changing Crockett one food item at a time

Sept. 25, 2018

How and where to register to vote in Texas: The last day to register to vote in the November elections is Oct. 9. You can register to vote by mail in Texas by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person at your local election office if you prefer.

Registering for low-cost spay, neuter, and other animal services in Tyler: If you’re interested in signing up for the low-cost vet services, you’re asked to visit Dehart’s website for more information.

Sept. 24, 2018

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017: Each year the Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles an annual list of books that were challenged the previous year. Find out more about the Top 10 for 2017 were here.

Sept. 22, 2018

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike: The Irreverent Warriors silkies hikes are a series of events across the nation designed to PREVENT veteran suicide by bringing veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war through therapeutic events and entertainment. Click here for more information.

Sept. 28, 2018

Blessing Box: 2 brothers changing Crockett one food item at a time with “blessings box”

Sept. 14, 2018

Fundraiser for injured firefighter: The ‘Oh Whata Night’ fundraiser to benefit an officer injured in a flash fire will be held at the Whataburger located in Henderson on Sept. 18. Click here for more information.

Sept. 13, 2018

Project Daffodil: Project Daffodil is an annual daffodil bulb sale hosted by Keep Tyler Beautiful since 2006 in hopes to beautify the community by promoting the planting of daffodil bulbs. Click here for more information.

Sept. 8, 2018

Lufkin officer runs for cause: A retired Lufkin police officer is training to run the Gillette Stadium Marathon. If you would like to help Hamel with his fundraiser, click here.

Sept. 7, 2018

Texas Ramps Project: A non-profit organization known as the Texas Ramp Project is continuing to help handicapped individuals in the Tyler area. Click here for more information.

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