Gary Bass

Digital Content Producer

Gary Bass grew up in Athens, Texas, where he graduated from high school. He played football for the Athens Hornets.

He started his college career at Texas A&M University in College Station, and he finished up his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in May of 1997.

Shortly afterward, he started working as a staff writer for the Athens Review and the Cedar Creek Pilot. He covered the county and Cedar Creek Lake beats, but he also covered sports and filled in as sports editor on occasion. While there, he won numerous awards for news and column writing, and he covered the execution of the infamous Betty Beets.

In 2000, he started working as a staff writer for the Lufkin Daily News in Lufkin, Texas. While there, he covered the business, education, and politics beats and was a co-winner of several awards. He also helped with the newspaper’s coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy and did several interviews with death row inmates.

Gary and his family moved to California in March of 2006, and he worked as a substitute teacher while he was there. Then in the summer of 2007, he and his family got the opportunity to move back to East Texas. Gary was very tempted to kiss the ground when the family’s two-car caravan crossed the New Mexico-Texas border.

After he moved back to Texas, Gary enrolled in graduate school at SFA, where he earned his teaching certification and then graduated with a master’s degree in English in 2012.

While he was in graduate school, Gary worked as an adjunct English instructor at Angelina College, a freelance magazine writer, and an employee at a barbecue restaurant.

Gary started working as a web content producer for KTRE in September of 2012, and he moved up to work in the KLTV newsroom in December of 2018.

Gary, who is a father of two children and a granddad, enjoys spending time with his family, working out, going to movies, reading, writing, and going to church when he is not working as a web content producer.

Recent Articles by Gary

Jacksonville police: Theft suspect led officers on slow-speed chase after vehicle’s tires were spiked

  Heavy rain shuts down roadways in Deep East Texas; motorist advised to stay cautious

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office searching for child sex assault suspect

Nacogdoches police investigating after woman shot in hand on E. Main Street

Jasper man dies in 1-vehicle wreck on RR 255 in Tyler County

  Crime Stoppers asks public’s help in IDing man who stole Huntington ISD yard equipment

Affidavit: Nacogdoches man, 2 other suspects tried to cut into ATM at Chireno bank

Judge sentences former Polk County constable to 10 years deferred adjudication for witness tampering

Polk County jury finds man guilty of felony timber theft

Polk County Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help IDing man who stole bucket truck

Jasper police: Man found covered in blood at scene of homicide, charges pending

Tyler police: No evidence found of gunshot victim or discharged weapon at Walmart on Hwy 64

  Angelina County sheriff warns motorists of changes to Central ISD school zones on US 69

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office seeking info on fugitive burglary suspect

Tyler County man arrested for cold murder case gets life in prison for unrelated charges

  Fallen Nacogdoches County sheriff’s deputy, injured Trinity County deputy to be honored at Austin ceremony

  VIDEO: Lufkin Crime Stoppers asks for help IDing backpack thief

Nacogdoches police file 2nd robbery charge on suspect accused of robbing South St. store

Nacogdoches police: Lucky Stop store robbed at gunpoint

  VIDEO: Nacogdoches County sheriff’s deputies arrest man after low-speed chase, foot pursuit

Multiple warrants issued for suspect who fled Angelina County deputies, discarded stolen gun as he ran

Livingston woman who allegedly ‘squished’ baby chickens indicted

Polk County grand jury indicts man accused in shooting death of 71-year-old woman

Newton County sheriff says he doesn’t plan to run for re-election in 2020

Hudson police urge residents to be on look out for suspicious activity

Sabine County sheriff: Bone found in Toledo Bend came from an animal

  Bodycam video shows police rescuing truck driver after rig falls off overpass

Lufkin woman accused of stealing $39K from employer indicted

Robbery suspect Lufkin police officers found with dog’s help indicted

Pollok man indicted in connection with 2018 Central ISD bomb threat