WEBXTRA: Nacogdoches Public Library hosts event in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day

A ceremony to commemorate National POW MIA Day was held Friday in Nacogdoches.

  Gift of Love: Dale

  The Legacy Institute for Financial Education opens food service training site, restaurant called The Juzi Spot

  Millard’s Crossing Historic Village host volunteer work day

Pro-wrestling ‘Brawl at the Brewery’ to benefit the East Texas Food Bank

  Famed Latin American folk singer dubbed the Voice of Americas

  New observation room at Harold’s House expands care for young abuse victims

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  Gift of Love: Kay’Dence

Angelina College to host QPR training event in honor of Suicide Awareness Week

  Angelina Master Gardeners rededicate Liberty Garden to honor 9/11, first responders

  Angelina County Sheriff’s Office investigating series of vehicle, home burglaries in Huntington

  Alcohol Drug and Abuse Council raises awareness for Recovery Month

  Lufkin First United Methodist Church helping with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Angelina College sign now on display at Lufkin High School

Administrators from both Lufkin ISD and Angelina College posed for a picture in front of the new sign.

  Downtown Center to undergo major ‘streetscape’ renovation

Mayor David Chadwick said the idea is to give the downtown area a “park atmosphere” by adding wider walkway, greenery, and changing the overall feel.

Gift of Love: Alex

For Alex, 15, every day is an adventure.  "He's just such a good boy," said Alex's foster mother Yvonne Dixon. "I got him when he was 7 years old."  Dixon's role as Alex's caretaker has been especially important for his health.

  Angelina Beautiful Clean and City of Lufkin prepares for Tire Collection Day

The Angelina County Sheriff Office said the reason many people dump tires onto other people’s property is because they have to pay to dispose them.

  Angelina County seeks volunteers for fourth annual Airfest

  South African Potjie in East Texas attracts hundreds of people during camping Labor Day event

Founder of Texas Shakespeare Festival announces retirement

  Splashadoches expected to open soon in Nacogdoches following expensive discovery

  Christmas in the Pines to light up downtown Lufkin in December

Marco’s Pizza hosts bra donation drive to help with turtle rehabilitation

Family’s summer photo shoot muddied when toddler takes dip in pond

A family’s summer photo shoot took an unexpected turn when a toddler decided he was overheated and needed to ‘cool off’ in a nearby pond.

Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 08/22/19

Included are the restaurant reports for Kim's Grill, Baymont Nacogdoches Sea Food, Lucky Stop on Woden Road, KJ's Convenience Store, Dunkin' Do-Nuts,/Baskin Robbins, Posado's Long John Silver's, Nijaya, Mikes' BBQ, El Roble Tortilleria, Nick's Valero, Nick's No. 5, and Morgan Oil Fuel Stop Deli.

  Family Crisis Center of East Texas celebrates 40 years with Purple Gala

For the first time, the Lufkin-based crisis center will host a gala to help raise money and awareness.

Jacksonville woman celebrates 105th birthday with visit from mayor

The birthday girl was presented a certificate of recognition by the mayor of Jacksonville in honor of turning 105.

Gift of Love: Hannah

Unlike many children in foster care her age, she said she's not looking for the picture-perfect family. Hannah said she wouldn't mind having a single mother or father, or even a blended family.

  Renovations completed at Brandon Community Center in Lufkin

After receiving complaints about the community center’s dilapidated look, the city decided to help liven up the place.

Firefighters attempt rescue of dog stuck on roof of roofing company

A canine found itself in an unusual position Wednesday - stranded on the roof of a roofing company.

  Lufkin plans to host first Forest Festival Parade since 1953

The Angelina County Lufkin Chamber of Commerce is bringing a tradition back to this year’s Texas State Forest Festival.

  Statue honoring Lufkin Little League and junior league on display at Pitser Garrison Convention Center

The Lufkin Landscape Taskforce created a statue in their honor.

East Texas Idol top 15 announced

Fifteen East Texans will perform live on the Liberty Hall stage at the finale of East Texas Idol, streaming on East Texas Now.

Texas Brotherhood Ride makes a stop in Lufkin to honor first responders killed in line of duty

It's a part of the 2019 Texas Brotherhood Ride, which is a 650-mile bicycle trip from Hempstead to Austin.

List of places participating in Clear the Shelters

East Texas animal shelters are participating in the nationwide adoption event known as Clear the Shelters.

  Historic cemetery vandalized, causing more than $120,000 in damages

Roughly 35 grave-sites were damaged when the Goshen cemetery was vandalized. Those responsible will be charged with a felony when caught.

  Brandon Elementary School showed improvements on state accountability ratings and distinctions for 2018-2019

Lufkin ISD Superintendent Lynn Torres was also impressed with their improvements due to the distinctions playing a very important role in school performance.

  VIDEO: We’re kicking off the season with a Red Zone pep rally!

Another season of high school football season is upon us and we’re kicking off the season with a pep rally!

Workforce Solutions of Deep East Texas prepares for Mega Job Fair

Manufacturing, healthcare, technology and more will be represented.

  Garret Primary extends school hours for Pre-K four-year old’s thanks to additional funds from state

Last year, Jessica Weaver had a difficult time picking up her son from school at Garrett Primary due to her work schedule.

  Salvation Army in Lufkin hosts multicultural day celebrating India

A variety of food, clothing and prayer in multiple languages was celebrated at the event.

Gift of Love: Jenna

Many soft-spoken children find their own beautiful ways of communicating with others.For third-grader Jenna, that's through the arts.

  Lufkin Education Foundation gives first year teachers gift cards to help purchase classroom supplies

The district’s Education Foundation provided new teachers with gift cards to help customize and personalize their classrooms ahead of the school year.

  Nacogdoches couple working with city to establish curbside recycling business

It would become the first curbside recycling service to operate in the city in 15 years.

Lufkin churches host Youth Field Day

Five churches from Lufkin held tournament-style games for students as they wrapped up their summer vacation.

Former Lufkin, A&M standout Jorvorskie Lane to hold annual school supply giveaway

He’s always had a heart for kids in Lufkin, College Station, and Kingwood.

  Kurth Memorial director returns from Army deployment with proposals benefiting shelter

After a 9-month deployment, Aaron Ramsey said he’s ready to serve his community in other ways.

Interview: Congressman Gohmert discusses upcoming forum on sex exploitation in East Texas

U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert is set to join East Texas Now at 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss an upcoming forum on sex exploitation.

  United Way announces 2019 fundraising goal of $315,000 for Angelina County

The five-week fundraising campaign will begin in October.

Gift of Love: John, Abigail, Bryson

John, Abigail, and Bryson are three siblings with smiles warm enough to fill your heart. The way they love life, despite not having parents, is something even more inspiring.

Volunteers needed as cleanup continues at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Organizers are focusing on two main projects to maintain the site's grounds as rebuilding continues.

  City of Lufkin officials bringing back Fall Ball programs

They will be offering tee ball, coach pitch, minors and majors divisions and will play at Morris Frank Park.

  City of Nacogdoches forms outreach committees ahead of 2020 Census

The purpose is to educate and motivate residents to participate in the 2020 Census.

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office hosts license-to-carry training to benefit injured deputy

Lt. Stacy Seymore was badly injured in a two-vehicle crash on July 25.

  Dozens sign up for gun class benefiting Angelina County deputy injured in fatal wreck

Lt. Stacy Seymore was hurt in a two vehicle wreck on July 25 on U.S. Highway 69 just north of Zavalla.

  City council to consider purchase of Lufkin church building for renovated recreation center

The city council will vote on the new gym Tuesday night during its scheduled meeting.

  Power of Prayer: Lake Palestine boat rescue

A boating accident on Lake Palestine in Smith County nearly ended in tragedy for two families. Now, almost 40 years later, they’re finally learning the story of the man who rescued them and saved eight lives.

  Lufkin’s Timber Creek Church provides over 600 backpacks, school supplies for families

After seeing a need for financial help, Community Pastor Alvin Vander-Leest said they decided to create the backpack and school supply giveaway to help families in need.

  They grew up with Mahomes, now they’re buying his Madden game

East Texans hit up stores today to purchase their own copies of Madden 20 — with Patrick Mahomes on the cover.

Patricia Cavender, co-founder of Cavender’s Boot City, dies at 86

Patricia Whitten Cavender, the co-founder of Cavender’s Boot City, has died at age 86.

  Updated cottage food law gives business owners more freedom

The updated cottage food law takes effect on September 1.

  Cooling stations at Lufkin Salvation Army offer reprieve from summer heat

The cooling stations allow people to come inside the designated area and enjoy the air conditioning, cool water and a snack.

  Nacogdoches library clothing swap offers community benefits in several ways

Clothing swaps promote sustainable wardrobe decisions (and it’s easy on the budget!)

  Angelina Arts Alliance ‘brings the world to East Texas’ in 2019-20 season lineup

AAA was inspired by all the bright lights and over-the-top performances typically found in shows in bigger cities.

  San Augustine hosts book signing for author detailing history of criminal gang, racial segregation from 1930’s

His tragedy is also one of many that is highlighted in the book entitled East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers Cleanup of San Augustine written by Jody Edward Ginn.

  Jo’s Diner at Project HOPE in Nacogdoches now open

Jo's Diner is serving those in need due to the rising poverty level, plus providing a place to build friendships.

  City of Lufkin adds workout stations to Azalea Trail

The signs are stationed along the trail where people can stop and exercise.

Carter BloodCare in ‘crisis mode’ due to significant dip in donations, director says

The donation slump has become a nationwide issue that could impact how hospitals operate.

  Sober living house for women hosts grand opening

nder the leadership of District Judge Bob Inselmann, board members and several organizations including the TLL Temple Foundation, 8 women will be able to live in the home.

Lone Star native takes two honors at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Graves, 17, of Lone Star is the newly crowned Miss. Texas’s Outstanding Teen. The Texarkana senior spent the last week competing in Orlando, Florida.

  Christmas in July sale raises money for hospice patients without insurance

The thermometer felt like summer Friday, but if you stepped into the Hospice of East Texas, you found yourself in a winter wonderland.

COME EARLY, STAY LATE: Large crowds gather for balloon glow at GTBR in Longview

According to officials with the Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, ticket sales for Saturday’s events have been larger than ever.

Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 07/25/19

Included are the reports for Frog's, Cici's Pizza, Sombreros, Texas Travel Plaza, Napoli's, Sideline Sports Bar, Sonic Drive-In on South Street, Pepper Jack's, Nacogdoches Medical Center cafeteria, Wingstop, Papa John's Pizza, K Mini Mart, Newk's, and Pizza Hut on South Street.

  Contractor volunteers time, resources to build handicap-accessible ramp for injured tornado victim

The ramp should be finished within a few weeks, the contractor says.

  Trinity County newlyweds joke that crash involving bride’s father had to do with groom’s new life insurance

The bride says she just told her father about the policy not 10 minutes before the crash.

  Neighborhood Strong, Lufkin FD team up to provide smoke detectors to qualifying homes

Installing the detectors "made sense" to everyone involved, organizers say,

  Huntington ISD to provide school supplies for upcoming academic year

School starts on August 15.

Alto resident receives new house after losing her home during the tornado

Magruder lived in her home for over 60 years.

  Tyler County teacher creates Facebook group for classroom wish list donations

Facebook group organizes Amazon wishlists for teachers to donate supplies to each other

  Unique 12 x 12 art show to raise scholarship money for SFA art students

Last year, participating patrons brought in $12,000 for SFA art scholarships.

  Darmy’s Place of Recovery to offer addiction rehab, soft skills for post-recovery transition

The idea is to build a foundation of support and confidence to take on sober living.