Nacogdoches rallies around officer, wife with cancer

A Nacogdoches Police Officer and his wife received news that both are battling cancer. The community is stepping forward to help them.

  PHOTOS: East Texans show off beautiful photos of snow

Facility renovations are underway at Lufkin’s Salvation Army

  MARK IN TEXAS HISTORY: ‘Big Inch’ pipeline turns 78

  ‘End of an era:’ Final demolition underway at Cudlipp Forestry Center

  Anonymous donation helps Nacogdoches hospital buy special COVID-19 testing equipment

Somebody said you’re not supposed to eat king cake until Jan. 6

Woodland Heights Medical Center’s first baby of 2021 arrived on New Year’s Day

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Flags at Lufkin City Hall lowered to half-staff after passing of retired fire captain

  Bases Loaded Academy launches foundation as way to give back

  Ellen Trout Zoo collecting leftover Christmas trees

Affinity Hospice helps bring Christmas joy to residents

  ’Shop with a Cop’ program changes include a special delivery from Santa

Angelina County woman donates gifts to hospice during holiday season

  East Texas children’s letters to Santa including heartfelt requests

With a week left until Christmas, letters from across the world and East Texas are being sent off to the North Pole in hopes that Santa and his helpers will deliver toys and joy this holiday.

  Carthage High School students deliver supplies to SW Louisiana

Members of the National Honor Society at Carthage High School delivered donations to hurricane victims in Southwest Louisiana.

Salvation Army reaches Angel Tree goal of 600 recipients served in Angelina county

Many volunteers had on masks and face shields, as they loaded presents into the cars.

  Love INC’s Christmas Shared Blessings helps 250 families in need

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) didn’t let a pandemic stop their mission of Christmas Shared Blessings.

  Non-profit Neighborhood Strong expanding to Nacogdoches County

With Christmas 2 weeks away, Salvation Army Red Kettle donations down $100K this year

  Hanukkah celebrations shine a light even during pandemic

  150 still angels available for adoption from Lufkin Angel Tree program

  Lufkin High School student takes 2nd place in Congressional Art Competition

  Angelina Art Alliance announces new plans after rescheduling performances to next year

Winston Tree Farm hosts hunt for Wheelin’ Sportsmen

Hunters with disabilities gathered this weekend for the 12th annual Wheelin' Sportsmen deer hunt.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit lights up downtown Lufkin

Many people came out for Christmas in the Pines in Lufkin.

  Fuller Springs VFD creates Junior Program

The Fuller Springs Volunteer Fire Department in Angelina county seeks new volunteers, but the department says they are asking parents for their teens to get involved.

  Mid-Day Noels in Nacogdoches go virtual

Don't miss out on virtual Mid-Day Noels in Nacogdoches for your holiday music fix.

  Hurricane relief drive being held by Carthage High School students

Carthage High School’s National Honor Society is holding a Hurricane Relief Drive to help those affected by Hurricanes Laura and Delta in Southwest Louisiana.

  Lufkin’s butterfly mural artist talks about new inspiration, future plans for painting

Oliver used to do window art, but this painting was her first large scale piece of art.

Angelina Arts Alliance cancels remainder of season due to pandemic

Representatives attribute the cancellation to the ongoing pandemic.

December holiday events across East Texas

While the pandemic has cut back the number of events in December offered in East Texas, some cities are going ahead with their plans, though some may be somewhat altered.

  Salvation Army of Lufkin sees uptick in clients due to cold weather, pandemic

Staff at the Salvation Army in Lufkin say they are seeing an uptick in clients not only with the colder temperatures but since the pandemic started.

  Community members unite for Thanksgiving in the park in Lufkin

“It is just me and my husband. So, we just wanted to come and help serve. It’s nothing but joy to serve others,” said Campbell.

  Lufkin’s Masonic Genesis Lodge #2 hosts 13th annual Thanksgiving dinner

People came out for turkey, some macaroni and cheese, and much more.

  Solid Foundation in Nacogdoches replaces gala with a shopping event

The Solid Foundation in Nacogdoches, like so many good causes, has had to make several adjustments this year. A gala in its tenth year is replaced with an opportunity to “shop with a purpose.”

City of Lufkin cancels Reverse Christmas Parade

Due to a lack of entries, this year’s Dec. 7 “Reverse Christmas Parade,” has been canceled.

TxDOT sign contest asks entrants to craft safe driving messages

The Texas Department of Transportation is launching a statewide contest to find the “best and most creative” safe-driving messages.

Jacksonville sisters donate supplies to Tyler’s less fortunate

Two east Texas sisters handed out blankets, socks, and homemade food to Tyler’s less fortunate.

  J.D.’s Center of Hope hosts socially distant Thanksgiving event for guests

Socially distant games, a hot meal, and fellowship are what those at the J.D’s Center of Hope were serving up this afternoon for their eighth annual Gobble Gobble event.

United Way announces 9 Flags Christmas Parade canceled

covid-19 concerns and a lack of entries lead to the cancellation of the 9 flags Christmas parade in Nacogdoches

Be the Light: Christmas lights go up early to shine light on foster care crisis in East Texas

The campaign was started by the organization out of Whitehouse in an effort to shine light on the ongoing foster care crisis in East Texas.

  Mural brings cultures together at Nacogdoches Public Library

Art education students at Stephen F. Austin State University are continuing to explore new and innovative ways to teach art to members of the Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas.

  WEBXTRA: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit being set up in Lufkin

Lufkin’s Christmas in the Pines takes place on December 5, and Rudolph will be lit up at 6 p.m. on the nose.

East Texas Food Bank offering free Thanksgiving produce distribution for Tyler, Longview, Lufkin

With Thanksgiving coming up, The East Texas Food Bank is expanding their help to families in need this holiday season.

  Angelina County Salvation Army kicks off its Angel Tree campaign

In Lufkin, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program is underway, and organizers say the need has doubled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Walk of Honor display recognizes local veterans in downtown Lufkin

The Walk of Honor will be on display through mid-November.

  First of NacCares grant money being distributed to Nacogdoches businesses

The first NacCares grant money is being distributed to Nacogdoches businesses.

Texas state parks offer free admission Sunday in honor of Veterans Day

Texas State Parks are waiving day-use entry fees for the public in honor of veterans Sunday.

  Salvation Army Lufkin begins food drive at McWilliams and Sons

Here are a few ideas of what you can bring: Canned meats, Canned vegetables, Canned fruit, Canned Soups/Stews, Cereal, Pasta, Beans, Rice, Macaroni and Cheese, Peanut Butter Jelly, Crackers/cookies

  Hospice in the Pines: Halloween drive-by “trick or treat” event on Friday

In order to stay in compliance with COVID-19 regulations, staff members say they will be keeping their distance, while keeping it fun for the community.

  Water system in San Augustine County to receive major upgrade thanks to federal grant

The 50-year-old system will receive a $4 million upgrade via the USDA.

  Hundreds attend free produce drop as need in Nacogdoches grows during pandemic

Organizers will continue periodic produce drops through the end of the year and re-evaluate the need for next year.

  East Texas Food Bank hosting free produce drop in Nacogdoches Friday

Produce is available to Nacogdoches County residents who are in need via a drive-thru pick up.

  ‘Generous’ donation opens door for Nacogdoches food pantry’s expansion

Organizers say it was the largest donation HOPE has ever received.

  Locally-owned movie theater says ‘the show must go on’ when it’s safe

Since March 20, the Rio Movie Theatre in Center has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the owners say they plan to reopen in the future.

  “God over everything” Diboll 9-year-old starts his own t-shirt business

One East Texas boy has created his own t-shirt business with a little inspiration and help from the people closest to him. As KTRE's T’Ebonie Tanner learned his message is powerful.

  44th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival underway in Shelby County

With many events canceled because of COVID-19, one festival kicked off Thursday in the Piney Woods.

  East Texas Food Bank distributes free produce at Lufkin Expo Center

The produce distribution is from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the George H. Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin.

  City of Nacogdoches makes improvements to Banita Creek Dog Park

KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with City of Nacogdoches Public Works Manager Cary Walker about the progress.

  Woman uses booth at Canton Trade Days to shed light on foster crisis in East Texas

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you could find Janet Taylor, found of the BECOME Community, standing in front of a nearly empty booth spreading an important message about the foster care crisis in Texas.

  Lufkin’s Kurth Memorial Library resumes book browsing, limits capacity to 25 people

The public can once again browse the stacks at Kurth Memorial Library but with some COVID-19 precautions in place.

A Mark in Texas History: The Everett Building in Longview

The Everett Building was built in 1910 to house Citizens National Bank. Its namesake, L.J. Everett, was the bank president.

  Forest Festival date/place changes reflect event industry challenges

Organizer explain how they’re best salvaging the festival experience amid a global pandemic.

  MARK IN TEXAS HISTORY: The Ginocchio Hotel

While you can’t enjoy the fine dining right now, the building, which was designated with a historical marker in 1971, can be seen at 707 North Washington Avenue in Marshall.

Pilgrim’s Lufkin donates 60 pallets of chicken to The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Lufkin will be distributing chicken today to help support families in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CASA in need of volunteers as child abuse reports expected to rise during start of new school year

We know that there are more children facing these horrific situations and so now that school is back open, we expect our numbers to increase even more dramatically.

  Group distributes blessing bags to help homeless in Nacogdoches County

The organization puts bags together with hygiene items, including shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes. This year, the team included masks and hand sanitizers.

  Mark in Texas History: Lillian Richard, one face of Aunt Jemima brand, lived in Hawkins

he Black Lives Matter movement persuaded Quaker Oats to rebrand the 130-year-old Aunt Jemima syrup. But the history lives on in Hawkins, where one of the women who portrayed the character resided. Lillian Richard is the subject of this week’s Mark in Texas History with Mark Scirto.

Drive-thru Back to School Bonanza set for Saturday in Lufkin

The Junior League of Lufkin teamed up with area businesses, churches and other organizations to stuff three-thousand backpacks with school supplies for children in Angelina County.

  Crockett church distributes thousands of food boxes through federal program

What makes the program unique is that families do not need proof of need to qualify.

  East Texas best friends beat the odds and mark a milestone together

Jordan Granberry and Odin Frost graduate

  Nacogdoches County to apply for CARES Act funding

The funds would help offset the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Texas Homegrown Songs: Cody Joe Hodges

Cody Joe Hodges is a believer in following one’s dreams; he has followed his own from Caldwell, Texas, all the way to Nashville.

  Dozens attend community prayer event in San Augustine

The community-wide prayer meeting was held Wednesday at the San Augustine County Square.

  Mark in Texas History: Lufkin Industries was once cornerstone manufacturer for Angelina County

Lufkin Industries used to be the cornerstone manufacturer of Lufkin and Angelina County before a GE merger, followed by the oil market drying up.

  Technology helps Hemphill nursing home resident attend great granddaughter’s wedding

As KTRE’s Jeremy Thomas shows us, a collaborative effort brought the wedding to the Hemphill Care Center.

  WATCH: Texas homegrown singer Erin Kinsey joins East Texas Now

She explains how her life as a performer has changed with the onset of COVID-19, and how social media keeps her connected to her fans.

East Texas woman honored for fostering 70+ children over 28 years

To celebrate this unique achievement and service to the East Texas community, socials workers and members of the foster care community arranged for a surprise retirement party at her home.

WEBXTRA: The Salvation Army of Lufkin receives $500K grant

KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with Corps Officer Jenifer Phillips, who says the money will go toward building renovations.

  CARES Act grants available to Lufkin small businesses beginning July 10

The grants could help offset revenue lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ralph W. Steen East Texan of the Year award presented to Nacogdoches business owner

Nacogdoches business owner , Bill Elliot, was presented the prestigious Ralph W. Steen East Texan of the Year award Monday.