Local eatery dedicates sandwich to East Texas man who died in accident

An East Texas man passes away after an accident on a roof. Hours before, he had stopped by a local restaurant, where the owners created a sandwich just for him. Now that sandwich is named after him with proceeds going to his family.

  Nacogdoches High School football on hold due to COVID-19 case

International investigation leads to Longview man’s child porn conviction

CPS officials looking for 17 month old in East Texas area

Daily updates on COVID-19 cases across East Texas public schools

  Train on Texas State Railroad derails

With tropical depression in the Gulf, state readies resources

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Walmart raising wages for about 165,000 workers

Grapeland ISD superintendent troubleshoots issues with students struggling online

3 arrested in connection with Nacogdoches church vandalism case

Friday’s Weather: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid-80s

  WATCH: Pine Tree ISD superintendent talks continued vigilance, upcoming football season

What we know about the 21,480 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

  ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges

Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday on felony charges of production of child pornography.

  Fine arts teachers at SFA get creative amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Where there is a will there’s a way. Budding musicians and dedicated faculty find a stage where they make it.

’Dark web cannibal’ from Joaquin sentenced to 40 years in prison

’Dark web cannibal’ from Joaquin sentenced to 40 years in prison

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Only around a quarter of the nation's largest universities publicly release active COVID-19 case information. Public health experts say the more data available, the better.

  Observing the High Holy Days during COVID-19

  Lufkin Heritage Festival 2020 is still happening with COVID-19 protocols in place

‘Unacceptable’: Texas bars advocate slams governor’s decision following new guidelines

Nearly 1,800 COVID-19 cases reported across Texas schools

State clarifies governor’s order on nursing home visits

  Some East Texans may have to wait months to renew or receive driver’s license

  Trinity ISD superintendent says no confirmed COVID-19 cases in district

Trinity ISD superintendent Dr. John Kaufman appeared on East Texas Now Thursday.

Tip leads to arrest of Athens man who confessed to possession of child pornography

A man has been arrested after admitting to child pornography being on his electronic devices.

  Gov. Abbott announces East Texas businesses can open to 75 percent capacity

Gov. Greg Abbott has announced that most of the state can open to 75 percent capacity on Sept. 21.

  Canton ISD Supt. Brian Nichols on transparency, student safety in district

The district has implemented a page on the website for reporting cases of COVID-19 in the district.

Gov. Abbott appoints 11 to task force on infectious disease preparedness and response

The task force provides expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to state responses to infectious diseases, and to serve as a reliable and transparent source of information and education for Texas leadership and citizens.

  Investigation into 3 deaths at Polk County home reveals son attacked parents

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released more information into the deaths of three people, stating a son killed his parents and died in the process.

Thursday’s Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers possible

It’s going to be another mild and muggy start this morning as temperatures range in the lower to middle 70s across the area with partly cloudy skies.

  Nacogdoches ISD superintendent explains reasoning behind delayed start of school year

Nacogdoches ISD chose to delay their school start date twice before starting on Sept. 8.

SFA’s C.R.E.A.T.E. virtual tutoring service available for people who need schoolwork help

A new school year comes with new changes—and a group of educators and college students are working to make studying easier for people needing assistance. As KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner reports, this virtual service is free of charge and anyone can use it.

Panola County men create social distancing solution for sporting events

“I want to be there to watch my children," said J.R. Royce, co-creator of Skip-A-Seat.

  Congressman’s bill to save Alabama-Coushatta gaming facility held up in the senate

Indian gaming facility, Naskila Gaming in Livingston reopened to fifty percent capacity last week for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close.

  City of San Augustine seeks federal assistance after natural disasters

San Augustine City Officials say they are facing a double whammy with another disaster to hit their town.

  VIDEO: Virginia bus passenger robbed while having heart attack; suspect in custody

Video footage shows a man robbing an unresponsive GRTC bus passenger who was having a heart attack.

  More than 20 injured in crane accident in Austin, Texas

Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman Darren Noak said at a news conference that 22 workers were hurt, including 16 who were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

  Mail-in ballots delayed after ruling in favor of Green Party candidates

The ruling is the latest in a series of court battles nationwide over third-party candidates and ballot access.

DPS Highway Patrol Troopers rescue 500th child during traffic stop

DPS Highway Patrol Troopers rescued the 500th child during a traffic stop since implementing specialized training through the Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program.

Senators ask for drug-trafficking information on dark web

Senators ask for drug-trafficking information on dark web

Lawsuit: ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris sexually solicited minors

The lawsuit filed Monday in Texas against Harris and three cheer organizations says that the boys' mother reported Harris to the FBI last month.

Oklahoma lawmaker planning legislation to classify attacks on police as hate crime

An Oklahoma state senator is planning to file legislation that would make attacks on police, first responders and military members a hate crime.

Texas reports 4,816 new COVID-19 cases, 132 more deaths

Texas reports 4,816 new COVID-19 cases, 132 more deaths

Texas firefighters rescue kitten from rushing water in storm drain

The kitten could be heard from street level, crying from inside the drain in the town’s Teravista Subdivision.

BNSF’s next CEO will be first woman to lead major railroad

BNSF said Monday that it will promote Kathryn Farmer in January to replace retiring President and CEO Carl Ice.

Texas sheriff’s deputy charged with murder of girlfriend

Texas sheriff’s deputy charged with murder of girlfriend

Breonna Taylor’s family settles with City of Louisville for $12 million, significant police reform

The family of Breonna Taylor and the City of Louisville have reached a $12 million settlement, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

Attorney: US deports woman who alleged sex assault by guards

Attorney: US deports woman who alleged sex assault by guards

Man cleaning up hurricane debris in Newton County electrocuted

A man was killed by an electrical charge that traveled from an arc of an electrical line a few feet away.

Texas court allows Green Party candidates on the ballot

Texas court allows Green Party candidates on the ballot

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

Produce and milk distributed at Groveton VFD today

Food distribution at Groveton Volunteer Fire Department

Wednesday’s Weather: Skies remain partly cloudy with a few showers possible in the afternoon

Our Wednesday is off to a quiet start with morning lows in the lower 70s and mostly clear skies.

  ‘Huge rainmaker’: Hurricane Sally threatens historic floods

The National Hurricane Center expects Sally to remain a Category 1 hurricane, with top sustained winds of 80 mph when it makes landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

  Virtual learning is going very well for one family with Lufkin ISD students

On Tuesday, Lufkin ISD administrators presented the school board with a review of their asynchronous learning plan for virtual students. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner finds out how one family’s virtual learning progress is going so far.

East Texas firefighters gain invaluable experience while responding to California wildfires

“The experience that they’re gaining on these large fires is something that you can’t replicate in training," said Keith Kiplinger, Nacogdoches Fire Chief.

‘Cancer is not cancelled’: 2020 Tyler Gold Run goes virtual

"We’ve got to do it, because childhood cancer isn’t cancelled,” said Heather Rucker with the Gold Network of East Texas.

‘Isolation kills, too!’ signs posted in Gregg Co. to raise awareness of nursing home loneliness

WEBXTRA: Signs sayng: Isolation Kills Too are popping up in East Texas neighborhoods

  WATCH: Anissa Centers speaks with East Texas teacher about ever-changing responsibilities

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way just about every job is done.

Child custody fight in Lufkin leads to stabbing

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man following a stabbing which occurred Monday in Lufkin.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

  National Watermelon Queen, farm make East Texas proud

In honor of the National Watermelon Queen being from the Rose City, Wiggins Farms is donating two pallets of the sweet treat to the East Texas Food Bank

  Nacogdoches ISD dealing with learning curve presented by distance learning

District campuses are responding by conducting face-to-face tutorials for parents.

Federal approval received to replace SNAP benefits destroyed by hurricane in 8 counties

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to automatically provide replacement benefits for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients for food lost or destroyed due to Hurricane Laura in eight of th

San Augustine ISD superintendent talks about district doing all virtual learning 1st few weeks

Unlike many other East Texas school districts, San Augustine ISD’s leadership opted to go the virtual learning route for the first few weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. Their students and teachers returned to in-class instruction on Sept. 9.

  Nonprofit returns the favor for longtime disaster response volunteers after Hurricane Laura

The storm did a number on the Hughes' property, which was taken care of by a local nonprofit.

North Dakota farmers finish neighbor’s harvest after heart attack

Around 60 farmers in Divide County put their own harvesting on hold to cut 1,000 acres for a neighbor who suffered a heart attack after his combine caught fire last week.

Attorney pleads guilty to smuggling meth into Cass County jail

Bryan Lee Simmons entered the Cass County Jail under the guise of meeting with a client with methamphetamine hidden on his body.

  Lufkin ISD superintendent says district still waiting for state hotspots, asks for ‘grace, patience’ for teachers

“We do have about 200 students we are worried about, and we are calling parents to help get them back on track," she said.

Video shows man pull up pants, crawl through fence to escape Rusk County deputy

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who ran from an RCSO deputy on the night of Sept. 11.

Texas teen charged with murder in shooting of sleeping woman

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says Emma Presler was charged Monday with murder in the death of Sierra Rhodd.

Texas reports 2,595 new COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

The true number of cases in Texas is likely higher though because many people haven’t been tested and studies suggest people can be infected and not feel sick.

Little Debbie to release Oatmeal Creme Pie cereal

Because who needed another excuse to eat dessert for breakfast?

Texas Rep. Ron Wright hospitalized due to cancer treatment

Last year, Wright wrote on Facebook that he was again undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

  Texas officer charged with assault in fatal 2019 shooting

A Harris County grand jury indicted Baytown Officer Juan Delacruz Monday for shooting Pamela Turner in the parking lot of an apartment complex where they both lived in May 2019.

Tuesday’s Weather: Partly to mostly sunny skies with warm temperatures and low rain chances

Partly sunny skies are expected today with temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s.

  Blood worms found in Trinity water

A special boil water notice could be issued for the City of Trinity as early as Tuesday after blood worms were found in some of their water storage tanks last week.

Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick applaud President Trump ending Medicaid Fiscal Responsbility regulation

Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick applauded President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation and said in a statement that the action will "save rural hospitals in Texas and support our health care providers statewide."

WATCH: Anissa Centers talks to longtime teacher about changes to teaching, learning

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, East Texas teachers and students are discovering that teaching and learning both look different than they did, say six months ago.

  Lufkin police release surveillance of fishing gear theft at Walmart

The video shows the suspect arriving in an older, white, police-style Tahoe in the Walmart parking lot.

Pennsylvania boy dead in own filth in locked room; dad, fiancee charged

A Pennsylvania man and his fiancee imprisoned the man’s 12-year-old son in a room for years while treating their other children well, until he was finally found dead in his own filth, authorities said.