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

  Airports across East Texas receive emergency funds to counter coronavirus-related losses

Community members protest police brutality outside of Stephen F. Austin

  Angelina Arts Alliance to announce Temple Theatre 2020-21 season lineup

  Search for missing Carthage man now focused in Livingston

Onalaska community members continue helping with relief efforts

  Angelina County commissioners consider $5.8 million loan to repair roads

  Search efforts resume near area missing 79-year-old Carthage man was last seen

  Search for missing 79-year-old Carthage man continues

  WEBXTRA: Lufkin VFW holds Memorial Day ceremony

  Fredonia Hill Baptist Church members gather to meet after weeks of livestreaming

  Naranjo Museum of Natural History opens Friday

  The Next Normal: Visits to the veterinarian

  Graduation parades planned for 3 high school seniors in foster care

  Census workers in Lufkin taking every precaution while canvassing during COVID-19

  Local businesses have different reactions to Gov. Abbott’s reopening announcement

  Central Heights High School records graduation in small groups

  Chambers Park mural re-installed after preservation

  Outreach program in Lufkin gets creative for National Prevention Week

Sonic Drive-In locations in Lufkin offer free meal, N-95 mask to first responders

  Angelina County considers impact COVID-19 may have on Nov. election process

  WEBXTRA: Police investigate burglary at Lufkin barber shop

  Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin reopens many exhibits on limited basis

  Nacogdoches Historic Sites observing Historic Preservation month

  Faithful in Nacogdoches focus on COVID-19 guidance during National Day of Prayer

  Community outreach organization in Lufkin still open to those in need despite change in operations

  Nacogdoches receives continued support from state for COVID-19 resources

  East Texas leaders urge congress to approve funding for national forest counties

  A message of hope and reunion during today’s tornado cleanup

  Polk County tornado debris removal will be long term

  Lufkin restaurants plan to wait until after May 1 to open dining spaces