WEBXTRA: 44th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival underway in Shelby County

The 44th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival kicked off Thursday morning.

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

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

A Mark in Texas History: The Everett Building in Longview

  Forest Festival date/place changes reflect event industry challenges

  MARK IN TEXAS HISTORY: The Ginocchio Hotel

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

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

  Group distributes blessing bags to help homeless in Nacogdoches County

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

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

  Crockett church distributes thousands of food boxes through federal program

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

  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

  WATCH: Texas homegrown singer Erin Kinsey joins East Texas Now

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

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

  CARES Act grants available to Lufkin small businesses beginning July 10

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

  ETFB to start walk-up food distributions at East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler

KLTV's Dante Nunez has more on the new food distributions starting next month.

  Lufkin’s Juneteenth Association cancels celebration amid COVID-19 concerns

It was canceled due to concerns of spreading COVID-19 and overall protection of everyone in the community.

First Baptist Lufkin, Wood Farm donate blueberries to CISC

Members of the First Baptist Church of Lufkin were at the Wood Blueberry Farm where they helped pick, sort and package blueberries for donation.

  Lufkin zoo offers behind-the-scenes tours of Hippo Barn, future gorilla exhibit

KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with Whitney Heckler, the education director at Ellen Trout Zoo.

No eligibility requirements for East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program amid COVID-19

In a statement, the organization announced the program is kicking off at 23 East Texas locations on Monday, June 1.

  Families flock to Splash Kingdom in Nacogdoches as park reopens with COVID-19 restrictions

There are restrictions in operation, but it didn’t hamper the fun. Lots of cleaning and social distancing encouraged at waterparks.

  WATCH: Kaleb Mcintire, Trey Gonzalez and more in One Texas: Songs from Home Episode 7

Many performers appeared on East Texas Now Friday to preview their shows on One Texas: Songs from Home.

Overnight reservations available for Texas State Parks

The Texas Parks and Wildlife said visitors can make new overnight camping reservations at most state parks between June 1 and Sept. 7.

Camping reservations resume at Texas State Parks on Wednesday

The advanced bookings can be made between June 1st and September 7th.

  Lee Mathis, Tony Ramey preview upcoming One Texas performance

Lee Mathis of “Lee Mathis and the Brutally Handsome” appeared on East Texas Now Friday to preview his “One Texas: Songs from Home” performance this weekend.

  WATCH: Sam Riggs, Aaron Watson and more perform in One Texas: Songs From Home

Ahead of his One Texas performance this coming weekend, country music artist Sam Riggs sat down with East Texas Now.

  Adopted East Texas children share powerful testimony in Foster Care Awareness campaign

Over a dozen children, of all ages and backgrounds, share the importance of foster families in our communities.

  Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin reopens many exhibits on limited basis

Like many other businesses in East Texas, the zoo was ordered to close its doors in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  WATCH: One Texas Week 4

Performers from this weekend’s One Texas show are appearing on East Texas Now to preview the upcoming show.

  A Mark in History: Hotel Wiley in downtown Garrison

The Hotel Wiley was designated a Texas Historical Marker in 1999.

  WATCH: Josh Abbott and more in One Texas Week 3

Country singer/songwriter Madison Stuart, who will be performing on Episode 3 of “OneTexas: Songs From Home,” talked to East Texas Now host Kayla Lyons about how her life and the music business have changed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Friday morning.

  Community outreach organization in Lufkin still open to those in need despite change in operations

House of Compassion wants to send a message to the community: we’re still here.

Debris removal project scheduled to begin in Polk, San Jacinto counties on Tuesday

Work is scheduled to begin in the cities of Onalaska and Seven Oaks as crews begin removing debris through tornado-damaged areas.

  Downtown Nacogdoches undergoing transformation even as Texas businesses reopen

Nacogdoches is currently undergoing a transformation and it’s not totally connected to the coronavirus pandemic.

A Mark in History: Prairie Grove community of Angelina County

The former Prairie Grove Baptist Church was built in the 1880s. It received the historical designation in 1996.

  One Texas: Songs from Home features Pat Green, East Texas musicians in second episode

While we are stuck at home during this pandemic, so are our favorite bands and artists. We invited some of our favorite Texas musicians to bring a concert right into your living room once again tonight,

High schools in East Texas prepare for graduation

New Diana High School has announced a graduation date of June 20.

East Texas Giving Day 2020 features database of immediate COVID-19 needs

From 6 a.m. to midnight on April 28th, people will be able to donate to over 190 non-profit organizations across East Texas.

  Salon, barbershop owners have mixed feelings about governor’s announcement

Salons owners across East Texas react to Governor Greg Abbott's announcement.

Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy issues Declaration of Disaster for the severe storms

Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy issues Declaration of Disaster for the severe storms

Texas DFPS joins faith communities to pray for child abuse victims on “Blue Sunday”

On April 26th, due to COVID-19, that effort to end “Child Abuse Prevention Month” on a hopeful note will look a little different.

Texas Workforce Commission hosts Facebook Live to answer unemployment questions

Texas Workforce Commission hosts Facebook Live to answer unemployment questions

  One Texas: Songs From Home brings the concert to your living room

While we are stuck at home during this pandemic, so are our favorite bands and artists.

  Front Porch Project gives East Texas families memorable way to look back on COVID-19

The project gives photographers access to two things they love: people and photography.

  Carnival industry uncertain about its future amid COVID-19: ‘It’s been quite the rollercoaster’

Festivals, carnivals, and fairs are among the last businesses allowed to reopen during the pandemic.

  WATCH: Panther Band students perform at virtual SBOE meeting

The Panther Band was asked by Dr. Keven Ellis, Chair of the State Board of Education, to perform at the board’s virtual meeting.

Abuse survivor, Miss. Texas’ Outstanding Teen urges everyone to “walk a mile” for children

An East Texas abuse survivor is using her platform to spread a message of awareness during Child Abuse Awareness Month.

  ‘You’re my hero’: Church draws uplifting messages on sidewalk outside Lufkin hospital

“Our heroes. We support you,” one drawing of the healthcare workers behind superhero-themed masks read.

East Texas Food Bank distributing food boxes every Friday

The East Texas Food Bank saw an increase in need in their second week of drive-thru food distributions.

  Organizers postpone 2020 Texas Blueberry Festival: ‘Safety’ the top priority

Organizers said the ‘difficult’ decision was made out of concern for tens of thousands of guests and hundreds of vendors.

  Church in Lufkin hands out Easter bags ahead of Sunday observance

Members of City Church came up with an idea to put together bags to hand out to families ahead of Sunday.

“Case workers are on the frontlines”: Mask collection underway for workers investigating child abuse

The need for protective masks is greater than it has been in decades and one East Texas organization is looking to get those masks into the hands of CPS case workers.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to close all state parks, per Governor Greg Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to close all state parks and historic sites at 5 tonight as part of the state's social distancing practices and to prevent gatherings of large groups of people.

Great Texas Balloon Race canceled over COVID-19 concerns

Great Texas Balloon Race officials have decided it is in the best interest of Gregg County, our sponsors, vendors, pilots, volunteers, and attendees to cancel the June 19-21st event.

Hospitality Health ER uplifts and honors healthcare workers with Free, Live Stream Concert led by Christian recording artist, Leeland

Free, Live Stream Concert for Healthcare workers on Facebook and Instagram, led by Christian recording artist, Leeland, featuring “Way Maker,” the viral hit inspiring healthcare workers across the nation.

Denver Mattress Company ramps up production of face masks and distributing face shields in the fight against COVID-19

Denver Mattress Company ramps up production of face masks and distributing face shields in the fight against COVID-19

  Community thanks hospital staff with lights, honks, friendly signs

East Texas community members showed their support for hospital employees, Sunday night.

  City of Nacogdoches adapts to COVID-19’s impact on tourism: ‘It’s just bringing it to a standstill’

COVID-19 changes everything about tourism.

SFA Army ROTC to host annual Kile G. West Memorial Run virtually

“He was killed in action on Memorial Day in 2007 in Iraq,” said Major James Attaway, chair of the Department of Military Science at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

  East Texas families go on ‘bear hunt’ scavenger during COVID-19 pandemic

A stuffed bear sitting in a window is helping bring a smile during unsettling times.

  2020 KTRE Pineywoods Showdown canceled due to COVID-19

The 12th edition of the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown will not take place due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

KTRE launches local database of businesses operating during COVID-19 pandemic

KTRE in Lufkin, Texas supports local businesses by providing a database of businesses who are serving East Texans with modified operations.

Gift of Love: Jerod, Jerome, Jocelyn, Joaquin, Journie

It’s not often you find a pair of five siblings, with two sets of twins included.

Angelina Beautiful Clean hosts hazardous waste collection

Angelina beautiful Clean hosted their 11th annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection day. Residents could bring paints, batteries, cleaners, and more. Volunteers of all ages were there to help with disposal.

Restaurant Report - Angelina County - 02/28/20

Here are the restaurant reports for Ralph and Kacoo's, the Crown Colony grill, and Central Donuts in Angelina County.

  Power of Prayer: Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus

The Monastery of the Infant Jesus is celebrating 75 years since its founding in East Texas.

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.

  Power of Prayer: Rick Garrett’s ministry to cancer patients

As patients battling cancer embark on journey of treatment, Rick Garrett wants to help them find spiritual healing at the same time.

  Humane Society of Nacogdoches County offers limited free spay, neuter services

Every year, the humane society holds a special open to any pet owner who lives in Nacogdoches County.

  Where to stream the top 2020 Oscar films

Almost every film nominated for “best picture” at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony are available to stream before the big night.

  Angelina College hosts annual Black History Month art exhibit

KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with Lead Psychology Instructor Benetha Jackson to learn more about the exhibit.

Gift of Love: Madison

“Today is my birthday,” Madison said as her chaperone sneaked inside. What would await this birthday girl was a surprise unlike anything she’s experienced before.