Gift of Love: Christina

Navigating high school as a sophomore can be difficult. Adding in the search for a forever family can make this time in a child’s life especially stressful.

  Where to stream the top 2020 Oscar films

  Angelina College hosts annual Black History Month art exhibit

Gift of Love: Madison

  Power of Prayer: Spanish-language Christian radio station Fuzión

  The Art Exchange in Nacogdoches closing

Educator whose experiments flew on final Shuttle Columbia mission to speak at Hemphill museum

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  Certified babysitter training to benefit East Texas foster families

  East Texas celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  Piece Makers in Nacogdoches marks one year in business with open house event

Animal shelter in Jacksonville kicks off ‘Roaring 20s’ with free dog adoptions

Gift of Love: Ryan

  Son of former greeting card writer asks public to send her cards for 78th birthday

Give Back Box turns your old stuff into a charitable donation

Knock out your holiday de-cluttering and support local charities at the same time!

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

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

AAA Texas offering Tipsy Tow for New Year’s Eve

A free ride home of up to ten miles will be available for drinking drivers.

  Veteran holds ‘In the Spirit of Christmas’ dinner, gift giveaway for Lufkin community

Since getting out of the military in Dec. 2017, Mikala Allen feels like she has a duty to serve the greater good.

  Nacogdoches considers making improvements to Sunset Memorial Park by dissolving trust

  Gift of Love: Sonya

  Love in the Name of Christ holds annual holiday shopping event for families in need

Gift of Love: Samantha & Marlee

  Power of Prayer: Core Music Ministry at Tyler’s Marvin Church

SFA professor receives lifetime achievement award

Friendly competition between Jacksonville first responders to benefit blood bank

The fire department will face the police department, but hospitals and clinics will be the real winners.

  Power of Prayer: DFW International Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy

At the start of the holiday travel season, countless East Texans will be among the passengers navigating crowds at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

  American Legion Post host special celebration for veterans at Pines Theater

“And we just want this to get as far out there as possible because we as a community have a responsibility to take care of our veterans because they sign their name on the line to fight for freedom at any cost."

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

Thirty years ago, East and West Germans danced together on top of the Berlin Wall. Hours earlier, anyone crossing the border would have been shot by GDR state security.

Understanding the Wall: How the Berlin Wall divided a nation

Three decades after the so-called ‘Peaceful Revolution’ toppled the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, people are celebrating the anniversary of its climax -- the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.

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

Former network news anchor Tom Brokaw is also in Germany for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He was the only American broadcaster on-air when East Germans began to stream across the border. He shares what lessons should be remembered from the Peaceful Revolution.

  Community members receive free heaters from Impact Lufkin

Which is why they presented community members with a safety presentation and free heaters hosted by Impact Lufkin.

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains.

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

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Robert M. Kimmitt shares his reflections on the role of President George HW Bush during German reunification.

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

Lane Luckie explains misconceptions and common questions about the purpose of the Berlin Wall.

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

Donation boxes are needed in the county to collect toys before Christmas.

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

The city gained a basketball court and added a toddler room for activities, a cardio room, a gymnastics room, and more on the second floor.

  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

For Daniel, it’s not about the freedom aspect of having a new car that excites him, but rather, the opportunity for a new start in a difficult life.

  Friends fundraise to buy glasses that allow man to see again

Doug Shelton has been blind for nine years; his friends bought him glasses that allow him to see again.

  Lufkin renovated recreation center to open soon

Residents in Lufkin can soon enjoy the facilities at the new community-wide recreation center.

  Seasons of Hope hosts Special Needs Day pumpkin patch

For the past two years, Ashley Hankins has attended Seasons of Hope’s pumpkin patch with her family.

  Lufkin Middle School students honor deceased loved ones for Spanish Holiday

Students used their creativity by placing photos, favorite items and bright colors inside the memory boxes.

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

Organizers said what makes the show authentic is that it will be produced like it would’ve “back in the old days," with voice actors and sound effects.

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.