Behind the Rescue: Firefighter explains freeing German shepherd trapped under truck

Lufkin Fire Captain Eric Parish says Booger was stuck under the truck for a while. It took two hours to get him out.

Pilgrim’s to purchase 25 picnic tables for Lufkin ISD

  SFA student group hosts survivor for Holocaust Remembrance Day

  Lufkin First UMC hosts drive-thru prayer stations

  Kile G. West 5K Memorial aims to raise funds for military scholarship

Mark in Texas History: Marion County courthouse

Some azalea plants in Nacogdoches were affected by February’s winter weather storm

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  Legendary skater Tony Hawk collaborates with Tyler family on song, shows power of kindness

East Texas teen sees foster care as “second chance” at finding forever family

  Longview nursing home employee wins grocery sweepstakes

Nacogdoches librarian to compete on Jeopardy! Wednesday

Lufkin’s Ellen Trout Zoo set to re-open Monday morning

Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Willie Nelson among lineup for McConaughey concert

  Nacogdoches Rodeo and Steer Show to go on with restrictions

The pandemic led to the cancellation of last year’s Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show. This year the possibility threatened to repeat itself, but organizers are confident it will go forward on March 25-27 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.

  All-abilities park receives green light from Carthage City Council

A park that everyone can enjoy regardless of their abilities is now becoming a reality in Carthage.

Nacogdoches Blueberry festival set for June 12

The Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce released information Tuesday about their annual Texas Blueberry Festival.

San Augustine giving away water Tuesday

A joint water giveaway courtesy of the city and county of San Augustine will take place today for residents affected by the recent winter storm.

  Different approaches in Nacogdoches, East Texas available to help with winter storm recovery

Mark in Texas History: Historic Abernathy House still in use today

  Volunteers work to clean up debris on new Impact Lufkin property after winter storm

  WebXtra: Ellen Trout Zoo’s recent challenges

185 years ago today, Texas declared independence from Mexico

CISC preps for free food distribution after winter storm

  Utah plumbing crew helps Angelina County homeowners with winter weather repairs

Partnering with Neighborhood Strong, crews have completed 17 out of 50 projects so far, each one bringing some much-needed relief to homeowners.

  Mark in Texas History: Green Bay Church and School

This week, Mark Scirto tells us about a church which started a segregated school in Anderson County.

  East Texan reflects on iconic flag raising on Iwo Jima

An East Texan fought on a Japanese held island 76 years ago, where an iconic image of history was captured.

CASA at the Capitol: Advocates for Texas foster children ask for more legislative support

Not a pandemic or a once-in-a-generation winter storm stopped the efforts of dozens of advocates who want their voices heard by Texas lawmakers.

Longview native Matthew McConaughey announces ‘virtual benefit’ to aid Texans

Actor Matthew McConaughey, a native of Longview, posted a video on his Instagram channel and announced that he will be putting together a virtual benefit within the next two weeks to aid Texans who have been negatively impacted by the winter storm that blew through last week.

  Lufkin church shares lunches with locals to ‘feed them, feed their souls’

The sack lunches were geared toward students who haven’t had school lunches since the winter storm caused school closures all over East Texas.

East Texas Food Bank holding drive-through food distribution in Lufkin Tuesday

The East Texas Food Bank will be holding a drive-through food distribution in Lufkin on Tuesday.

  First Baptist Church Lufkin hosting food drive Monday

First Baptist Church Lufkin is hosting a food drive to help as many people in need as they can following the harsh winter storms from the past week.

Several East Texas towns set up drinking water distribution sites for residents

Several East Texas towns and one county have set up distribution sites to hand out free bottled water to people who are experiencing water outages as a result of last week's winter storm.

Ellen Trout Zoo closed until further notice due to storm damage

Ellen Trout Zoo said they will be closed until further notice due to damage from this weeks winter storms.

Lufkin's Kurth Memorial Library closed following winter storm damage

The City of Lufkin Library will not be open to the public but will still have digital selections available.

East Texans share snow photos

East Texans have been weathering the worst winter storm in decades, and while they have been doing it, they have been sharing snow photos with East Texas News.

East Texans share snow day photos

Take a look at photos from viewers in the gallery below.

  City of Lufkin opening convention center as emergency shelter; 3 shelters open in Cherokee County

The City of Lufkin will be opening its convention center at 5 pm Monday as an emergency shelter for those without power.

  New owners, old business: Redland’s drive-in theatre returning to Lufkin

East Texas News Weekend's T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with the owner about his upcoming plans for the theatre.

Boy Scout donates sleeping bags for Lufkin Police officers to hand out to homeless

A Boy Scout has donated numerous sleeping bags for Lufkin Police officers to hand out to homeless people and others in need.

  Wounded veteran receives free, trained canine to help cope with disabilities

KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner shares how this new addition will positively impact his life.

  Ellen Trout Zoo prepares for extreme winter weather this weekend

KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner stopped by to find out how the zoo plans to keep the animals safe during the cold snap.

  Deep East Texas shelters prepare for extreme cold

Deep East Texas shelters are preparing for a possible influx of people who need shelter ahead of the forecasted freezing temperatures over the next several days.

Lufkin’s Salvation Army getting canteen/disaster vehicle to help in community

Captain Jennifer Philips tells us the vehicle will arrive on February 19th.

Mark In Texas History: Lufkin’s First United Methodist Church stands tall 150 years later

Lufkin's First United Methodist Church grew from out of a resident's home and stands tall 150 years later.

  Carthage city leaders plan all-abilities park near Panola College

The City of Carthage is planning to build an accessible, all-abilities park near Panola College.

  Diboll Junior High students help renovate restrooms

Students with the Diboll Junior High Student Council are repainting and helping to revitalize all restrooms on campus.

  Great Texas Balloon Race moves forward minus public events

The Great Texas Balloon Race will be held for 2021, but not without some adjustments to the event.

  Smoke alarms for the deaf donated to Etoile VFD

An Etoile woman with a hearing impairment can go to bed knowing she will have the added security of a specialized smoke alarm.

  WATCH: 1 in 3 Foundation offers hope, help for sexual abuse, assault victims

Founder Maya Golden Bethany joined us on East Texas Now to tell us more about the resources for recovery and support offered by the organization.

WEBXTRA: Texas African American Museum commemorates Black History Month

Here in East Texas, the Texas African American Museum is holding several events and fundraisers to raise awareness about Black History Monty. KLTV’s Jeff Chavez has the story.

ETX Wedding Extravaganza to be ‘COVID-sensitive,’ offer big prizes

Brides-to-be trying to plan a wedding amid the pandemic will have a little help from this year’s East Texas Wedding Extravaganza.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension services hosting training program

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension services will be hosting a training program for early childhood educator training.

  Salvation Army of Lufkin reopens facility for homeless population

The organization has reopened the facility this week to provide a safe place of rest, comfort and education for those experiencing homelessness.

  East Texas Food Bank hosts drive-thru produce distribution in Lufkin

The East Texas Food Bank hosted another drive-through food distribution in Lufkin Tuesday, where organizers say 1,347 families received boxes of fresh produce.

East Texas Food Bank to host produce distribution event at Lufkin expo center

The East Texas Food Bank will be hosting a produce distribution event at the George R. Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Lufkin’s Jones Park new walking trail complete, open to the public

Organizers held a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday for the completion of Jones Park walking trail in Lufkin.

Mark in Texas History: Historic Groveton courthouse renovation

“It was like a sugar cube that has been saturated with water. It still looks good and holds its shape, but if you touch it, it crumbles.”

Hana the tiger dies at Ellen Trout Zoo at age 20

Hana was 20 years old, which is considered geriatric for a tiger; in the wild, the zoo says, they live about 15 years.

  Nacogdoches honors Martin Luther King Jr. with service, parade

Two traditional events in Nacogdoches that mark the remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. were held, but with pandemic modifications.

  Mark in Texas History: Lufkin Civilian Conservation Corps Camp provided Depression-era jobs

For this week’s Mark in Texas History, we take a look at a location that dates back to the days of FDR. Here’s Mark Scirto.

  Lufkin Little League baseball signup open through Feb.1

It is time for another season of Lufkin Little League baseball.

  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.

  Fourth generation takes over Shelby County plant nursery

A Shelby County nursery around for more than 100 years is getting a new owner but one very familiar with the business.

  PHOTOS: East Texans show off beautiful photos of snow

East Texans have had a fun Sunday in the snow and have beautiful pictures to show off.

Facility renovations are underway at Lufkin’s Salvation Army

Crews have begun phase one of renovations at Lufkin’s Salvation Army.

  Mark in Texas History: ‘Big Inch’ pipeline turns 78

“Winston Churchill, at the end of the war, said that the war was won on a sea of East Texas oil. Miraculous that we were able to get this built. That was the single largest contributing factor to the Allies winning World War 2.”

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

The Texas A&M Forest Service started the final demolitions of the Cudlipp Forestry Center this week with completion expected within two months.

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

An anonymous donation of $200,000 that was made to the Nacogdoches Memorial Foundation in the spring has gone toward the purchase of special COVID-19 testing equipment.

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

King cake is not a year-round pastry, allegedly.

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

A special delivery happened at Woodland Heights Medical Center in Lufkin Friday. The first baby born at the hospital in this new year.

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

Flags at Lufkin City Hall have been lowered to half-mast to honor a retired Lufkin Fire Captain who passed away.

  Bases Loaded Academy launches foundation as way to give back

The Bases Loaded Academy in Angelina County is looking for ways to give back and help low income families.

  Ellen Trout Zoo collecting leftover Christmas trees

If you’re looking to get rid of your Christmas tree, the Ellen Trout Zoo is collecting leftover Christmas trees for animal enrichment.

Affinity Hospice helps bring Christmas joy to residents

This morning after Santa Claus slid down chimneys, he began climbing over bushes and knocking on windows at an end of life facility in Lufkin.

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

This year’s way of giving looked different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Angelina County woman donates gifts to hospice during holiday season

On Wednesday, one East Texas woman chose to spread joy this year, no matter what the cost.

  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

Neighborhood Strong, a non-profit with its roots of helping North Lufkin homeowners is successfully branching out to other areas.