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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
On September 25, Trauma Service Area H, made up of seven counties, received a call from the state warning that they were getting to the borderline of 15 percent COVID-19 hospitalizations for seven consecutive days.
Today teams that The East Texas for the Missing uses were brought in from Houston to help aid in the search for baby Armaidre Argumon. They met at the Wells Police Department and, in total, more than 50 people were out on foot and on the water.
The Naca Valley Vineyard in Nacogdoches celebrated their grand reopening this past weekend, after being closed since mid-March due to COVID-19. In order to reopen they have submitted various paperwork to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commision and have to 51 percent of their sales be from food.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Wells Police Department, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, search dogs, and drones were searching for baby Armaidre along Forest Road. Wells Police says this is the last place the baby was seen with his father DeAndre Argumon.
Although COVID-19 has altered and cancelled many annual events, the park will remain open for guests. The staff have been preparing for the 2020 season since January. General Manager, Clay Welch said they met with the city of Hudson to go through safety rules.
There are currently no approved vaccines that can prevent COVID-19, however Pfizer’s clinical trial is studying the safety, tolerability, immunity, and effectiveness of the vaccine. Jesse and Kristie Moody found out about the opportunity when watching the news.