Erin Wides

Erin Wides

Erin Wides joined the KTRE News 9 team in December of 2019 as a Reporter/MMJ.

Erin grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri (Go Blues, Go Cardinals!). In May 2019 she graduated from the University of Central Missouri with her bachelor’s degree in digital media production, with an emphasis in digital journalism.

While in college, Erin was the features editor for the award-winning school newspaper. She enjoyed telling stories involving the shakers, doers, and change-makers in the community.

She has worked as a Production Assistant at FOX4 in Kansas City and most recently worked as the Communications Associate for Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, watching TedTalks, and playing guitar.

Erin is excited for her next adventure in Texas and to better learn about and share the stories of East Texas.

If you have any story ideas or just want to talk, feel free to email her at

Recent Articles by Erin

  The Next Normal: Visit to the pediatrician

  Rise in positive COVID-19 cases at Nacogdoches County jail

  Angelina County Elections Administrator requests to change some polling locations

  More people take to East Texas lakes during COVID-19

Crockett man charged with capital murder in missing aunt’s apparent death

  The Next Normal: Finding a job

  City of Lufkin sells the Speedarama Raceway property

  Texas Education Agency’s recent announcement has schools re-thinking plans for opening

WEBXTRA: Nacogdoches ISD continues talks about 2020-21 school year amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Lufkin’s Grandough Baking Company hosts kids baking camp

  Angelina Beautiful/Clean hosts adopt-a-highway clean up

  Good Samaritans rescue man from a burning truck in Lufkin

  Daughter of East Texas woman who died from COVID-19 urges public to wear masks

  Organizations in Lufkin team together to collect fans for East Texas seniors

  Conversations with local leaders help educate, heal during time of racial unrest

  The Next Normal: Support groups

  Texas Education Agency releases more planning guidance for schools

  CARES Act grants available to Lufkin small businesses beginning July 10

  Construction project nears completion on Nacogdoches’ $2.9 million East Austin St. project

  Texas schools seek more guidance from Texas Education Agency on fall opening

  Masks pose challenges for those who are hearing imparied

  The Next Normal: Clothing stores take precautions due to COVID-19

  Early voting has started in Angelina County, safety measures in place

  Nacogdoches County approves license plate readers for sheriff’s office

  City of Lufkin calls for masks to be worn in public

  Angelina County elections administrator holds COVID-19 safety training for election workers

  Texas school districts continue to wait for guidance for fall opening

Local leaders echo Governor Abbott’s guidance for slowing the spread of COVID

  ‘Stronger Together 5K’ held to support widows

  East Texas school districts plan for fall