Haley Squiers is a multimedia journalist with KTRE-TV. She recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin this May. During her four years at UT, she pursued her love of journalism by reporting and anchoring for KVR, the student-run news program at the college. Outside of her academics, she has interned at Good Morning America in New York City. She also interned at KTRE-TV last summer.
It may be more than halfway through summer, but some agriculture specialists say that here in East Texas, we'll be getting a early look at fall. But, only when it comes to trees. "Late July, early August is a time when, I just assume that these trees are going to still have a lot of life in the leaves and that kind of thing," said homeowner, Gary Hunter. That's why Hunter said he started to worry when his yard was suddenly covered with a layer of dead leaves. Pe...
In response to the American Red Cross' announcement of a summer plasma shortage, the BPL Plasma Donation Center in Lufkin revealed that they are also feeling the stress with plasma production down 15 percent.
The Lufkin Police Department is reporting a spike in the number of car burglaries this month. According to their records, the month of July has so far seen a total of 42 burglaries of motor vehicles, with stolen items including purses, wallets, and several guns.
Back in march, the Ellen Trout Zoo gave us an in-depth look into their Louisiana Pine Snake breeding program and the very rare critters it protects. And, only just this month, the program is seeing this year's results with the first eggs starting to hatch.
The fight against giant salvinia is one shared across East Texas. The invasive species has been clogging lakes for years, including Lake Nacogdoches. And, recently Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists have noticed the plant spreading.
A Polk County law enforcement group said they've recently started helping the federal government with catching illegal exports. But, according to those involved, the investigation isn't targeting your average criminal, but rather international terrorists.
An East Texas tattoo shop is going back to the basics with their old school take on the age old practice. The tattoo artists at Black Spot Tattoo Company solely use the hand-poke technique that they say is more natural than tattoos made by machines.
Lufkin Police Department: This morning we worked a fatal auto-pedestrian accident on South Timberland Drive. A 47-year-old man who is believed to be homeless, died at CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Lufkin shortly after the 9 a.m. accident.
The Trinity Police Department are investigating a Wednesday night house fire that destroyed a home on Barker Street. Multiple complaints of fireworks made in the area are leading investigators to believe that roman candles may be to blame.
The day after Fourth of July, pet owners are already searching for animals who may have been scared away by the holiday's fireworks. But, employees at Lufkin's city shelter say that pet owners are likely to start searching for lost animals on social media, before coming to look at the shelter.
Some real estate brokers here in Lufkin are warning their customers that 30 year mortgage rates are expected to soon be increasing due to the current stable economy. A stable and favorable economy that is causing a rush on housing.
Late, Wednesday afternoon, President Trump signed an executive order to detain immigrant families together instead of separating them at the border. And, here in East Texas, Texas Representative Travis Clardy agrees with Trump's actions.
The general appearance of Lufkin's Ballistic Armored Tactical Transport rescue vehicle comes off like a cross between a vehicle and a tank. But, Lufkin's Chief of Police David Thomas' description shows a more defensive piece of machinery.