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

  Equipment stolen from nonprofit who built house ramp for East Texas family

  Family hosts community prayer event for missing Wells baby

  Angelina County Commissioners table a year and a half long road closure discussion

  72 ballots missing school board, bond info in Huntington on first day of early voting

  WEBXTRA: East Texas organization receives funding to provide assistance with rent payments

  Texas Forestry Association 106th conference going virtual

  Church members mourn loss of 19-year-old member

Angelina County Elections Administration spends weekend preparing for early voting

  Deep East Texas region hovers at 15 percent hospitalizations

  Angelina County Elections Office processing 50-75 ballot by mail applications a day

  ’East Texas for the Missing’ provides search teams for baby; father uncooperative

  Sam Houston State University partners with the state on contact tracing for COVID-19

  East Texas vineyard re-opens after being closed since mid-March

  Cadaver dogs and drone added to help in search for missing Wells baby

  Angelina County Farmer’s Market pumpkins have arrived

  Regional Amber Alert program assisting in search for missing Wells baby

  Father of missing 5-week-old in Wells charged in connection with case

  Stephen F. Austin rodeo team receives donation

  Volunteers in Wells coordinate search effort for missing 5-week-old baby

  East Texas hauntpark shares how they will operate during COVID-19

  Observing the High Holy Days during COVID-19

  Congressman’s bill to save Alabama-Coushatta gaming facility held up in the senate

  Nonprofit returns the favor for longtime disaster response volunteers after Hurricane Laura

  Blood worms found in Trinity water

  Bon Wier Volunteer Fire Department response to storm clean up continues

  Lufkin ISD explain change in student, school nurse interactions amid COVID-19

  Kentucky angler: 20 years of personal equipment stolen while in Lufkin for tournament

  Lufkin couple participates in COVID-19 vaccine study

  East Texas laundromat helps lighten the load for utility crews working to restore power

  Lufkin city council had to cut almost one million dollars for 2020-21