T’Ebonie Tanner joined the KTRE News 9 team in November of 2019 as a Reporter/MMJ.
T’Ebonie was born in Kansas, but raised in Jasper, Alabama. She graduated from the University of North Alabama where she earned her bachelor’s in communications: multimedia journalism. While at UNA, she interned for WAFF 48 News station in the sales department.
Before moving to Texas, T’Ebonie was a production assistant for ABC 33/40 News in Birmingham, AL.
T’Ebonie is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
She enjoys reading, spontaneous road trips, trying out new food places and spending time with loved ones. She is excited to call East Texas her new home and to report on the stories that matter most.
To send her stories ideas, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corrigan-Camden Independent School District has pushed their start date to Monday, August 10th. Superintendent Richard Cooper says this school year will look different, in order to mitigate the spread of covid-19.
Amid a pandemic and mandates in place, face coverings are important to keep everyone safe. Masks can specifically affect people in the hearing-impaired community.East Texas News Weekend's T’Ebonie Tanner speaks with a deaf woman and her daughter about their experience communicating on a daily basis.
This non-profit organization gives the saying “born to be wild” a whole new meaning, as they work to rehabilitate animals that have been injured or orphaned. East Texas News Weekend’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports their workday and overall mission to protect the animals at all cost.
Personal protective gear for students is expected to start arriving this week at districts around the state. Thermometers, face masks and hand sanitizer is being provided through the Texas Education Agency. KTREs T’Ebonie Tanner reports, school officials are grateful but wondering if it is enough.
The city of Lufkin’s small business grant program allocated 25% of funds dedicated to supporting minority owned businesses located in low to moderate-income communities.East Texas News Weekend’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports how a non-profit organization received funding and their plans moving forward.
Preparing for school to start includes back to school shopping for school supplies. KTRE's T’Ebonie Tanner reports on how Central Independent School district is lightening the burden on families amid covid-19.
On Thursday, Lufkin Independent School District pushed their school start date to August 24th.On Friday, the district released a back to school 'Start and Stay Strong' guide for parents and students to follow.
East Texas high school drill teams are preparing for the season under UIL guidelines released Monday. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with two directors about their plans to keep school spirit stronger than ever.
As school days swiftly approach, the Angelina County & Cities Health District is providing immunizations for children under 18 years old.The service is available from now until August 20th. Masks are required, and officials say one parent may bring up to two children at a time.
Two years after voters approved a $75 million bond, Lufkin Independent School District continues the work on three major projects. As KTRE's T’Ebonie Tanner reports, the covid-19 pandemic has impacted the construction timeline, but the progress is visible.
On Friday in Lufkin, Life Tech at the Financial Opportunity Center partnered with the Deep East Texas Council of Governments to give away computers for families in need. KTRE's T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with the organization about providing digital access and opportunities to people in the community.
With covid-19 cases increasing in Angelina county— and school resuming for many, the pressure to finalize plans is on. KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with two superintendents about their ideas for this upcoming school year.
In Nacogdoches, a faith based non-profit organization is working to help East Texans with chronic mental health issues. East Texas news weekend’s T’Ebonie Tanner stopped by to see how they plan to create a community within a community.
East Texans are shopping local right now—and the numbers show it. KTRE'S T'Ebonie Tanner reports an increase in sales tax and how a small business in Nacogdoches has been functioning. Sales tax for the city of Nacogdoches is up 5.8 percent over this time last year.
Angelina county is experiencing a steady increase in covid-19. The surge in cases broke the 600 mark and increased to over 60 cases over the weekend, according an administrator at the Angelina county and cities health district.
As covid-19 cases increase across the state, Governor Abbott recently revised safety guidelines for cosmetology salons. East Texas News Weekend's T’Ebonie Tanner reports how local nail salons are now functioning.
Plans for the fall semester are uncertain; but one thing is for sure, school will happen for all public-school kids in Texas. The Texas Education Agency is surveying all superintendents in the state, in order to learn what internet access is like for their students.
Summer is upon us and families across East Texas are trying to stay active. In Lufkin, a museum is hosting summer camps for kids to engage in activities, while having fun. KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner reports how the museum is navigating summer camp and covid-19 protocols.
In Lufkin, The Legacy Institute's Financial Opportunity Center is working to increase financial literacy one family at a time. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner shares the benefits of the financial resources that are available to the community.
It has now been over 2 months since a tornado tore through Polk county. It was later rated as an EF-3 tornado, according to the National Weather Service. Now, an Onalaska family is still working to put the pieces back together. ETX News Weekend's T’Ebonie Tanner has more on their recovery process.
There are more than 4,400 cumulative cases of covid 19 in East Texas. With Governor Abbott's new executive state order in place-- KTRE's T’Ebonie Tanner reports how a few county judges plan to help mitigate the spread of the virus in their areas.