By KLTV Digital Media Staff and Willie Daniely III
“I just want for students to know how much the teachers and staff here love them, that they’re not just a test, they’re not just a report card, we love them beyond this building. We’re invested in how they’re doing and how they feel. We truly love our students.”
After a big, exciting week in Las Vegas where the top five contestants were mentored by Carrie Underwood, arguably the most successful of all the American Idol winners so far, fans hoped Tyler’s Fritz Hager III would make it to the AI finale next week.
The new SBA disaster assistance center at the volunteer fire station in Cushing is open, offering low-interest government loans for those in Nacogdoches, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby and Cherokee counties.
Tuesday, Alto ISD dedicated three new buildings: the Alto High School, Alto gymnasium, and the Booker T. Washington Elementary gymnasium. Safety is top priority in the new facility. It is a tornado safe space.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, both firefighters and police officers are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. It’s estimated that 18-24% of dispatchers and 35% of police officers suffer from PTSD.
“The focus for this day is to make sure that people dispose of their medicines in the correct way, that’s best for the community and environment. So don’t flush them don’t throw them in the garbage,” said Abby Baker, Community Coordinator for The Coalition.
After an extended hiatus, Tyler-based nu metal band Element Eighty is ready to rock once more. Lead vocalist David Galloway joined East Texas Now’s Devyn Shea to talk about the joy of reuniting, creating music again and how they’ve evolved as a group.
“We make ours, about 36 inches by six foot. So they’re big enough for somebody to actually sleep on, they’re given away they are never sold, and they’re usually taken to the church in the park and given to the homeless,” said Nanree Lewis, long time member of Mats that Matter.
“It’s a selfless thing to do something like that, because it’s not valuable to you, it’s valuable to generations down the road that want to hear your voice, and want to see you, see your mannerisms, and understand your values and how you think about things, and your life experiences.”
The early years of the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown were dominated by the Angelina County All-Stars but the Nacogdoches All-Stars have been on a hot streak, winning three straight games dating back to 2017.
This afternoon, hundreds gathered at Angelina College baseball field to honor the late Robert Poland Senior and his son Robert Poland Junior two of the longest serving members of the Angelina College Board of Trustees. Robert Poland Jr. and Sr.
The sale featured more than 300 varieties of hard-to-find, "Texas-tough" plants, including texas natives, edibles, tropicals, shrubs and trees, with an emphasis on pollinator-friendly selections, director and founder of garden gala day shares how it all started.
The picnic tables were packed to capacity and all the prime real estate along the fence was taken up by lawn chairs at the Centerville ISD baseball field Tuesday afternoon. If you arrived at 4:30 for the first pitch between Wells and Centerville, you were too late for a good seat.