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

  Local travel agency sees impact of coronavirus

  WEBXTRA: Zavalla man working on getting rights to maintain William-Womack Road

  Crockett police chief: Silver alert discontinued after vehicle found; no sign of missing woman

  Hand drum class provides education and joy for participants

  Annual TxDOT campaign reminds Lufkin students to ‘Click it or Ticket’

  Lufkin city officials stress importance of being counted in 2020 Census

  Veteran funnyman who performed at many Lufkin rodeos dies at 83

  Twenty-seventh black history program reflects on local and national history

  Party officials explain how ideas become propositions, what East Texas voters can expect in March

  WEBXTRA: 1st Manufacturing Day held for 11th graders from Nacogdoches, Angelina counties

  Commissioner’s review county hazard mitigation plan for possible grant opportunities

  WEBXTRA: Lufkin funeral home hosts groundbreaking for chapel expansion project

  Workshop educates timber landowners on timber taxation and updated laws

  WEBXTRA: Texas A&M Forest Service holding timber income and property tax workshop

  Games scheduled for East Texas roller derby league for first time in three years

  City of Nacogdoches continues street paving project through the weekend

  Lufkin business owner heard high-speed chase involving stolen vehicle

  From 5k to marathon, Race for Hope to benefit East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope

  Angelina County Sheriff’s Office utilizes garden to help inmates

  WEBXTRA: Angelina County State of the County luncheon set for Feb. 7

  New mural in Alto to honor city’s past

  City of Lufkin offers free service to electronically monitor water use, possibly lower bill

  Angelina County offers drive-thru service to drop off property tax payments

Commissioners declare Angelina County ‘sanctuary county’ for Second Amendment rights

  Son of woman killed during Nacogdoches street race: ‘Her smile [brightened] up a room’

  TEEX Wide Area Search course provides tools, resources in preparation of disasters

  Online shopping partially to blame for Lufkin’s falling sales tax revenue

  Federal agency begins examining plane wreckage in Cherokee County

  East Texan using handwritten letters to connect with community

  ADAC of East Texas presents ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ at Huntington school