Georgia Pacific’s Diboll lumber yard celebrates 125 years of operation

Georgia Pacific’s Diboll lumber plant is celebrating 125 years of operation.

  St. Nicholas Day celebrated by Nacogdoches High School French Club, younger friends

  Lufkin police investigating shooting after victim shows up at hospital

‘Two-toed Moe’ the sloth meets new girlfriend named Lightning at Cincinnati zoo

Lufkin’s Ellen Trout Zoo has started planning for a new gorilla exhibit

Lufkin nurse practitioner: Flu season is here, but it’s not too late to get vaccinated

Lufkin’s American Legion Auxiliary to host Wreaths Across America program on Dec. 14

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Lufkin City Council discusses its Capital Improvement Plan

Jury finds man guilty of stealing hundreds of thousands from Houston County newspaper

Navy sailor who killed 2 at Pearl Harbor shipyard was unhappy with commanders

  Police arrest Nacogdoches woman in connection with drugs given out at school

Tenaha woman dies in head-on crash at intersection of US 59, Loop 157

Lufkin police: Missing eldery man found safe

Child given meth by another child shares what happened at Fredonia Elementary in Nacogdoches

NISD police and Nacogdoches Police Department were called in to investigate.

  Residents attend active shooter forum directed more for the non-first-responder

Law enforcement and schools are required by law to be trained in active shooter defense. Public demand in Nacogdoches County leads to a forum focused on their questions. They are curious about possibilities that may be different from what is addressed at forums geared more for emergency workers.

  Blood donations down during holidays, but need is great

Carter BloodCare says they are at a critical shortage of blood and platelets. They say the number of donors making appointments and keeping them is just not enough to meet the daily demand of 600 to 800 patients requiring transfusions.

  Longtime SFA benefactor Ed Cole dies at age of 97

Longtime SFA benefactor Ed Cole died Thursday at the age of 97.

East Texas air quality possibly affected by Port Neches chemical plant explosion

Tyler County Sheriff’s Office: No foul play suspected in fatal house fire

’Narwhal’ staying with rescue; role as therapy dog

Cowboys’ Antwaun Woods arrested on drugs, tampering charges

  Traffic relief could be on the way soon for Tyler motorists

  East Texas teenager with critical heart condition sees his Make-A-Wish come true

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.

Sabine County jury duty cancelled on December 9

Jury duty in Sabine County has been cancelled on Monday, Dec. 9.

  City of Lufkin approves county-wide radio systems for fire, police, EMS

On Tuesday the Lufkin city council approved countywide radio systems for first responders to better communicate throughout the surrounding areas.

Execution date set for Smith County man who strangled mother, buried her in backyard

An execution date has been set for the Smith County man who strangled his mother and buried her body in their backyard.

Center man convicted of sexual assaults, stabbings gets 40-year prison sentence

A Center man agreed to a 40-year prison term as part of a plea agreement on six felony charges that included two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two unrelated counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

DPS: Trinity man arrested after he struck bicyclist on FM 356, fled scene

Trinity County law enforcement officers arrested a 31-year-old man Tuesday night after he allegedly struck a bicyclist when he was driving on FM 356 and then fled the scene.

WATCH LIVE: Legal experts testify at President Trump’s impeachment hearing

The House Judiciary Committee will have its first impeachment hearing on Wednesday following the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s report.

Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished.

T.A.B.C. seizes still in Cherokee County

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission seized an illegal still in Cherokee County.

City of Nacogdoches plans to build new bridge in Pioneer Park

When the Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets Thursday night, they will get an update from the city about plans to build a new bridge in Pioneer Park.

Polk County deputies arrest fugitive, 2 other suspects, find meth, other drugs, guns

After a man with outstanding felony warrants allegedly evaded arrest and left his two children abandoned in his vehicle in Woodville, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested him and two women on multiple child endangerment and drug charges Sunday.

  Preparations underway in Nacogdoches County for 2020 elections

Nacogdoches County election administrator Todd Stallings is busy with contractual agreements with party chairs and assuring every registered voter is mailed a new voter card.

Tyler mayor on Harvey Hall: ‘We’ve aggressively cleaned this building to where there’s no issue’

Tyler Mayor Martin Heines said the city has taken the proper measures to ensure Harvey Hall Convention Center is safe from any type of airborne illness.

  East Texas schools on the move with new UIL conference cutoff numbers

There are changes coming to East Texas High School sports next year with the new UIL Classification numbers.

  Lufkin fire marshal: Cause of house fire on S. First Street still unknown

Authorities still don’t know what caused a house fire in the 1100 block of South First Street over the weekend.

Go Fund Me account set up for SFA basketball player’s family has raised $146K

It turns out that Nathan Bain’s game-winning shot in the SFA-Duke game last week has inspired college basketball fans all over the country to give and give and give.

  Hunter discovers message in a bottle, reunites letter with Nacogdoches man 31 years later

After posting a photo of the note on Facebook, a family member of the man who wrote the note recognized his handwriting.

  Nacogdoches health clinic marks World AIDS Day every day through its work

Although World AIDS Day is marked every Dec. 1, a Nacogdoches health clinic practices the focus of raising awareness every day.

  SFA receives votes for AP Top 25

The SFA Lumberjacks’ big week has led to some respect from a few sportswriters, as the team gained votes for the weekly AP Top 25 poll.

  Supporting Small Business Saturday in Lufkin

Saturday marked the annual Small Business Saturday. Small business owners in Lufkin enjoy seeing the community support their stores, and supporting the other business owners as well.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic backed up approximately 3 miles near Corrigan

According to TxDOT, traffic is backed up for approximately 3 miles in the area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to truck rollover on SH 7 west of Center

TxDOT said a truck rollover has occurred on SH 7 west of Center.

No injuries reported in Hudson house fire

Fire crews responded to a house fire in Hudson Sunday morning.

Firefighters battle house fire overnight in Smith County

A home in Smith County had become fully engulfed in flames early this morning.

One dead in Angelina County crash

According to DPS, they responded to a report of a one vehicle crash Friday evening on Scotty Beard Road, just east of FM 842.

Tornado Watch in East Texas allowed to expire

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Rains and Van Zandt Counties.

Model train engineer says, ‘All aboard’, in Nacogdoches

back by popular demand for the 9th year, the City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department is proud to host the Loblolly Model Train Display.

Lufkin Police Department: Woman being escorted out of store hit LPD officer, fled

Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 31-year-old woman on an assault of a public servant charge after she hit one of the LPD officer escorting her from the town’s Walmart store Thursday night.

First Alert Weather Day declared for Saturday

A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Saturday only.

Rusk County reports power outage

Rusk County power outage

  Evacuation order lifted as huge Texas plant fire ‘contained’

Officials lifted evacuation orders Friday for around 50,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast, determining a massive fire was finally under control at a chemical plant rocked by two major explosions two days earlier.

Model train display opens in Nacogdoches

The Loblolly Model Train Display starts this Friday in Nacogdoches.

First Alert Weather Day in effect for Saturday

A First Alert Weather Day will be in effect during the day on Saturday.

  Better East Texas: Avoiding holiday stress

For many of us, when we see the holidays approaching, we start to feel overwhelmed, stressed, challenged and just generally under the gun.

  Better East Texas: Kaepernick still on outside looking in

The league is not in a hurry to get the Kaepernick issue solved.

  Fire continues at Texas plant; 50K under evacuation order

More than 50,000 people in East Texas remained under a mandatory evacuation order Thursday as a fire continued to burn at a chemical plant, one day after two massive explosions there.

  Bags 2 Mats in Nacogdoches helps the homeless

Bags 2 Mats members have fun working together on a project to help bring comfort to those in need.

First Alert Weather Day: Timing of severe weather threat shifts to just Saturday

It looks like the severe threat for weather will mainly be Saturday morning and early afternoon.

  WATCH: The TJC Apache Belles march in Houston Thanksgiving Parade

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles performed during the 70th Annual H-E-B Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Fire trucks from three cities called to Norbord fire in Nacogdoches

Heavy smoke at Norbord in Nacogdoches prompted the Nacogdoches Fire Department to call for assistance from Center and Lufkin.

  SFA Lumberjacks stick to promise, serve meals to needy after big victory against Duke

SFA Lumberjack basketball team served up meals to those in need at Jo's Diner, a soup kitchen of H.O.P.E. in Nacogdoches. The night before they beat number 1 ranked Duke. Fans couldn't wait to say congratulations.

FROM VICTORS TO SERVICE: Fresh off upset win, SFA Lumberjacks serve needy for Thanksgiving

The SFA Lumberjacks didn’t get much time to celebrate their upset win over the nation’s No. 1 team, Duke. They were back to work Wednesday morning.

Lufkin police release ID on homeless woman killed while crossing street

Lufkin police have released the identification of a homeless woman struck by a car while crossing a street in Lufkin.

Lufkin police charge victim in Wendy’s robbery with theft, false report

Lufkin police arrested the alleged victim in the robbery of a Wendy’s, claiming he falsely reported the crime and committed the theft himself.

Donations pouring in for SFA senior, his family after his game-winning shot vs Duke

In the wake of Stephen F. Austin State University’s amazing buzzer-beating win over No. 1 ranked Duke, the college’s Office of Compliance set up a Go Fund Me Account for Nathan Bain’s family, which lost almost everything when Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas.

  Per capita income in metro Tyler rises 9.3%

If you're living in Tyler, you're probably bringing in more income than other parts of the country.

Nacogdoches woman killed in one-vehicle wreck near Alto

A Nacogdoches woman is dead and another remains hospitalized following a crash in Cherokee County.

  SFA makes history beating no.1 Duke in OT

SFA was David on Tuesday night as they beat Duke.

  Angelina County Salvation Army kicks off its 2019 Red Kettle Campaign

Angelina County Salvation Army kicked off its annual Red Kettle campaign on Tuesday.

First Alert Weather Day declared for Friday night/Saturday morning

A powerful Pacific storm system will drag a cold front through East Texas on Saturday. Since there is a viable threat for strong-to-severe thunderstorms here in the Piney Woods, we have decided to issue a First Alert Weather Day for Saturday.

First Alert Weather Day declared for Friday night/Saturday morning

The Storm Prediction Center has indicated that there is at least a 15 percent chance for significant severe weather in East Texas late on Friday and into Saturday morning for East Texas.

  ’Please help us find him’: Shelby County family pleads for help in search for missing man

Anderson’s daughter said going a day or so without contact is odd, not to mention the circumstances in which he disappeared.

Jacksonville police: Man shot in neck after fight escalates into shootout

A man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck after a fight escalated into multiple people pulling out handguns and shooting at each other, according to the Jacksonville Police Department.

Homeless woman struck, killed while crossing street in Lufkin

A homeless woman died after she was struck by a car while crossing a street in Lufkin.

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

Sham veterans and first-responder charities have been put out of business for misusing donations but their third-party, for-profit fundraisers remain in business.

Henderson-based country singer to appear at upcoming Trump rally in Florida

A Henderson-based country singer who is also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran will be making an appearance at President Donald Trump’s Homecoming Rally at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on Thursday.

  Lufkin City Council votes to sell industrial park, purchase smaller one

In an effort to change its strategy in order to attract new business, the Lufkin City Council has voted to sell its 95-acre industrial park off of US 103 and purchase a 35-acre lot to use as a new industrial park.

  WATCH: East Texas Now has your guide to this year’s tech gifts

The holiday shopping season is upon us! And new tech is on just about everyone’s wishlist.