Gift of Love: Samantha & Marlee

“We’ve been together all our lives and every time we're apart for long periods of time, it feels empty, it feels weird,” said Sam.

Friendly competition between Jacksonville first responders to benefit blood bank

  Power of Prayer: DFW International Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy

  American Legion Post host special celebration for veterans at Pines Theater

Thousands gather at Germany’s Brandenburg Gate to celebrate anniversary of Berlin Wall falling

Understanding the Wall: How the Berlin Wall divided a nation

  VIDEO: Network anchor Tom Brokaw shares lessons learned from Berlin Wall

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  Community members receive free heaters from Impact Lufkin

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

  VIDEO: Fmr. Ambassador reflects on George HW Bush’s role in German reunification

VIDEO: Misconceptions, misinformation have led to ‘romanticization’ of Berlin Wall

  Lufkin Detachment Marine Corps League in need of collection box sites for Toys for Tots program

  City of Lufkin holds open house to show off new community recreation center

  VIDEO: Behind the Berlin Wall

Lane Luckie reports on the historical impact of the Berlin Wall coming down 30 years ago.

  Art installation sends ‘wishes’ fluttering over post-Wall Berlin

Freely moving in the wind, independent, yet seemingly in harmony, 30-thousand ribbons dance in front of the Brandenburg Gate, Germany’s most visible symbol of unity.

  VIDEO: Lane Luckie explains the dark history of the Berlin Wall

Lane Luckie explains the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall on modern world history.

IMAGES: 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

30 years after the 'Peaceful Revolution' led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, a unified Germany and the world celebrate this historic moment. Click here for images from the commemoration.

  Gift of Love: Daniel

  Friends fundraise to buy glasses that allow man to see again

  Lufkin renovated recreation center to open soon

  Seasons of Hope hosts Special Needs Day pumpkin patch

  Lufkin Middle School students honor deceased loved ones for Spanish Holiday

  Radio theater in Palestine to hold live, authentic broadcast of The War of the Worlds

Can you handle the heat? City of Palestine to host 2019 Hot Pepper Festival

The festival will include four live bands, family-friendly entertainment, plenty to do for the kids, and of course, a hot pepper eating contest.

  WEBXTRA: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas recognizes Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week started in 1986.

  Chemical spill along Highway 59 near Garrison cause lanes to be shutdown

The chemical was a water-soluble solution used in oil fields.

  First Baptist Church hosts 3rd annual Love Lufkin community service projects

For the past three years Rebekah Koch and her family have participated in Love Lufkin community service projects in efforts to help give back.

German journalist embedded in KLTV/KTRE newsroom as part of international exchange

An international exchange program is bringing a journalist from Germany to work side-by-side with the largest news organization in East Texas, KLTV and KTRE.

Angelina County Heart Alliance hosts Color Run/Walk to raise awareness on heart disease

Over a year ago, Matt Johnson had two stents placed in his heart after experiencing a cardiac event.

Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 10/17/19

Included are the restaurant reports for the La Michoacana deli, Tacos Dona Pancha, Nin's Fresh Donuts No. 1, El Ranchero, the La Michoacana meat market, Lanana Creek ice house, KFC, Insomnia Cookies, Kibbie's Shaved Ice, Gall's Cafe, Curbside Cafe food truck, and Chick-fil-A.

  Lufkin mayor declares Oct. 17 as Love INC Day

Love INC, in partnership with local churches, has a mission to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ, according to Stephen Jansen, the executive director of Love INC Angelina County.

  Students volunteer in Piney Woods Fair Youth Ambassador Program

High school students also get to participate by lending a helping hand in the youth ambassador program.

  City of Nacogdoches addresses complaints about Suddenlink service interruptions, billing

The city’s communication director addresses residents’ concerns through a social media post on its Facebook page and the city’s website.

  Power of Pink!: 27th annual breast cancer awareness luncheon set in Lufkin

The event features hilarious and heartwarming moments that entertain, inspire and provide educational awareness, according to CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial.

  WEBXTRA: Bra art contest underway at CHI St. Luke’s in Lufkin

Judges will decide which bra has the best decoration.

  East Texas food banks benefit from successful KTRE Night at Piney Woods Fair

Organizers said close to 70 boxes of canned food was donated by fair guests.

Gift of Love: Chelsy

Eventually, Chelsy hopes to be able to put down her special bag for good. This time, in a place she never wants to leave.

  Agriculture competitions lead-off opening days of 2019 Piney Woods Fair

Opening day began with the Market Broiler competition, which included 45 entries from every school in Nacogdoches County.

  WEBXTRA: Houston dance company performs for Lufkin Middle School students

The group will entertain, educate, and inspire close to 3,000 students in East Texas throughout the next three days.

Baking competition, KTRE Night to kick off 42nd annual Piney Woods Fair

This year, organizers said guests can expect plenty of food, rides, and family-friendly entertainment on the main stage.

  WEBXTRA: Lufkin doctor addresses cardiovascular concerns with community leaders

Dr. Ravinder Bachireddy urged the community to partner to help reduce health issues such as heart attacks, stroke and more.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Here’s where to find the best scares in East Texas this Halloween

Looking for some fun and a good scare this Halloween? We’ve got you covered.

  Community health center, SFA nursing students offer free flu shots at Piney Woods Fair

Organizers said the fair is a perfect opportunity to maximize outreach in the community.

  Twiga the Giraffe at Ellen Trout Zoo celebrates 28th birthday

She was joined by the other giraffes, Kellen and Kamili.

  VFW Post 1836 Fall Carnival attracts hundreds, helps local veterans in need

Admission to the carnival is free and $25-dollar wrist bands are purchased for a variety of games, food, rides that residents enjoy.

  Organizers raise awareness for Alzheimer’s walk in Lufkin

It’s a disease that more than 5 million Americans are battling. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

  WEBXTRA: City of Huntington to unveil new museum filled with city’s history

Volunteers with the Huntington Genealogical and Historical Society are adding final touches Friday at the museum.

Texas governor announces film friendly workshop in Lufkin

Gov. Greg Abbott today invited all Texas communities to participate in a Film Friendly Texas Workshop on Tuesday, November 12, in Lufkin.

  First Baptist Church Lufkin to bless new building during construction process

Congregants will be handed markers to write their favorite scriptures, prayers, or well-wishes on the building’s beams and walls before they’re covered with sheetrock.

Lufkin’s annual VFW Fall Festival to benefit East Texas veterans

Organizers were busy Wednesday afternoon helping set up the festival, which will directly benefit East Texas veterans.

  Historic Clay House earns grant to help study its history

African American Heritage Program received an analysis grant.

  Lumberjack Express food truck takes walk-up orders

You can still order online too.

  Lufkin ISD Dyslexia students showcase artwork at Museum of East Texas

Inside The Museum Of East Texas, drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures of 1st through 12th grade Lufkin ISD students with dyslexia are on showcase in The Gift of Creativity exhibit.

WATCH: Hundreds of dogs to compete in agility contest held in Tyler

More than 200 dog and handler teams will compete this week for gold, silver and bronze medals during the Masters Challenge Agility Cup.

  Local colleges host voter registration drives on campuses for students

Organizations like the League of Women Voters set up booths at Texas College to also help students sign up.

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

The Juzi Spot is a Swahili word that means juice and will serve as a training site for those who desire to begin a career in food service.

  35th Annual Texas State Forest Festival attracts thousands to Lufkin

Not only did the festival attract local residents from surrounding communities, but it also attracted attendees from out of town.

  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.

  Downtown Nacogdoches to host first-ever regional Art Fest weekend

Saturday’s event is a venue for busy artists who sometimes forget or don’t have a place to show off their creations.

Restaurant Report - Nacogdoches - 09/19/19

Included are the restaurant inspection reports for Lucky Stop No. 5, Barnhill's, Street Tacos, Rick's Convenience Store, Casa Tomas, Maklemore's, JNK Food Mart, Olde Towne Deli, Walmart Fuel Center, Sno Works, Dairy Queen on North Street, Walmart Deli Department, NacBurger, and Pizza Hut.

  Gift of Love: Dale

“I'm just ready to move on, get a job, and get a family that I can get used to,” said Dale.

  Millard’s Crossing Historic Village host volunteer work day

Staff members hosted a work day for volunteers to do yard work and remove old structures from the property.

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

Big Daddy Yum Yum stopped by to talk about his Saturday night match against Lucha Libra superstar Estrella Galactica in the fight to end hunger benefiting the East Texas Food Bank.

  Famed Latin American folk singer dubbed the Voice of Americas

A close friend and SFA professor has described Godoy as the Bob Dylan of Latin America.

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

Investigators and CPS have a new resource at their disposal when carefully dealing with their youngest abuse victims.

  Gift of Love: Kay’Dence

“First I'm going to go into the military and then I'm going to study to become a vet or a CPS caseworker,” said Kay’Dence. “I just want to be the first girl in our family to go into the military.”

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

It’s called QPR Institute, which stands for question, persuade, and train.

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

The Liberty Garden was created in 2002 by the Sniders and volunteers of the Angelina Master Gardeners.

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

After reviewing footage from their camera, Warren saw this man walking to her car attempting to break in.

  Alcohol Drug and Abuse Council raises awareness for Recovery Month

Through the program, coping skills are taught and counselors are onsite to help provide resources, which Alexander said has been a great benefit for him.

  Lufkin First United Methodist Church helping with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

Lufkin First United Methodist Church in partnership with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), will provide hurricane victims with cleaning kits, water and food.

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

The fourth annual Angelina County Airfest will take place at the end of the month.

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

Families also have the opportunity to fellowship, play games and shop from South African vendors.

Founder of Texas Shakespeare Festival announces retirement

Founder of the longtime Texas Shakespeare Festival has announced his plans to retire in 2020.

  Splashadoches expected to open soon in Nacogdoches following expensive discovery

City leaders came up with a fix to lessen the excessive amount of water used by the park.

  Christmas in the Pines to light up downtown Lufkin in December

It's the same fun and festivities but in a new location this year.

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

After seeing a need to help rescue turtles with cracked shells, Marco’s Pizza in Lufkin started a donation drive to collect the back of bra straps.