East Texas volunteer firefighters weigh in on national drop in volunteers

Local volunteer fire departments say they're feeling the effects of a nation-wide issue.

Week 4 Scores

  WEBXTRA: Nacogdoches Public Library hosts event in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day

  WEBXTRA: American Red Cross warehouse in Lufkin sends more supplies to storm victims

East Texas counties issue burn bans

Zachary, La. man drowns during underwater-style marriage proposal

  East Texas strike team deployed to aid with highwater evacuations

Continued Coverage

  Downtown Nacogdoches to host first-ever regional Art Fest weekend

  School-night supper and a sweet Fritos treat by Mama Steph

Tropical Depression Imelda brings flooding, road closures

Cold Case: Wolfe City woman’s disappearance still a mystery 12 years later

  New post office construction underway in downtown Lufkin

Jacksonville police: Theft suspect led officers on slow-speed chase after vehicle’s tires were spiked

WEBXTRA: FDA advisory committee recommends approval of drug that could reduce severity of peanut allergies

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted 7 to 2 to approve, Palforzia, a treatment to help reduce allergic reactions to peanuts for patients aged 4 to 17.

Governor Abbott declares state of disaster for counties impacted by Imelda

Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster for the counties impacted by Tropical Depression Imelda.

  AAA Texas: Gas prices spike following attack on Saudi oil facilities

The statewide average is $2.39 per gallon of regular unleaded — up 12 cents from last week, and 21 cents below the average price a year ago.

Drivers use caution, herd of cows escapes along Southwood Drive

Lufkin police say a group of about 50 cows escaped a pasture along Southwood Drive on Thursday morning and they’re warning drivers to be cautious.

  Heavy rain shuts down roadways in Deep East Texas; motorist advised to stay cautious

SB traffic down to 1 lane on Loop 287 after 18-wheeler loses load in Lufkin

  East Texas pastor translates Old Testament into modern Aramaic

  Diverse RV industry combined with diverse customer base will help during industry slump

  Veteran left homeless after contractor allegedly takes insurance money, leaves home gutted

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office searching for child sex assault suspect

  Polk County emergency officials prep for flooding from Imelda

East Texas officials are preparing for the large amounts of rain in the forecast, and that includes Polk County.

Bullard man sentenced to life without parole for continuous sexual assault of child

A Bullard man has been convicted of continuous sexual assault of a child, and received a jury sentence this week.

  Commissioners approve 2019-20 budget for Nacogdoches County

The county will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by more than four percent.

  TxDOT-Lufkin monitoring flood-prone roads as Imelda moves through Deep East Texas

As Tropical Depression Imelda continues to move into Deep East Texas, TxDOT-Lufkin has released a list of roadways that are usually the first to flood.

Travelers advised to check flight statuses as Imelda makes way inland

Airlines and airports are advising customers to keep an eye on their flight status as Tropical Depression Imelda makes its way inland.

Nacogdoches police investigating after woman shot in hand on E. Main Street

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department are investigating an incident in which a woman was shot while she was traveling in a car on E. Main Street early Wednesday morning.

  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.

  East Texas mother demands trial of man accused of killing two of her daughters 3 years ago

“We’re not seeking revenge, we’re seeking justice. We want it not to be hanging over our heads any longer; it’s just torture.”

  Firefighters say despite no burn ban, fire danger still high in Angelina County

Firefighters in Angelina County are urging residents to avoid burning of any kind as the threat of wildfires remains in East Texas.

Nacogdoches police: Traffic stop results in seizure of meth valued at $240K, 2 arrests

The Nacogdoches Police Department said a traffic stop led to the discovery of a large amount of methamphetamine Tuesday.

  Historical organization in Nacogdoches marks 232 years since signing of U.S. Constitution

Daughters of the American Revolution rang a historic bell 232 times Tuesday to mark the significant occasion.

Tropical storm Imelda forms over Freeport

Tropical Storm Imelda has formed over the Upper Texas Coast near Freeport, Texas.

Jasper man dies in 1-vehicle wreck on RR 255 in Tyler County

A 33-year-old man died in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred on Recreational Road 255 in Tyler County early Sunday morning.

  Crime Stoppers asks public’s help in IDing man who stole Huntington ISD yard equipment

Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole yard equipment from a Huntington ISD facility early this month.

  Nacogdoches students learn importance of agriculture industry during Ag Day

Students got an opportunity to have a little fun while learning the importance of the agriculture industry.

  Change in Texas sexual assault laws benefit victims looking for justice, better tracks cases

New laws include doubling statute of limitations for child victims; adding timelines for action for rape kit processing.

  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.

Affidavit: Nacogdoches man, 2 other suspects tried to cut into ATM at Chireno bank

Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with allegations that he and two other suspects tried to cut into an ATM at a Chireno bank and then fled from police.

Judge sentences former Polk County constable to 10 years deferred adjudication for witness tampering

A visiting judge sentenced a former Polk County constable to 10 years of deferred adjudication Monday after he pleaded guilty to trying to influence a witness during a Texas Rangers investigation into allegations that he had allowed family members to use his county gas card.

Nacogdoches ISD superintendent to update public on school construction projects

The town hall-style meeting Tuesday will update the public on the district’s construction projects, as well as other district matters.

  City of Lufkin forms Census 2020 committee

Leaders in Lufkin have formed a committee and are making plans to ensure everyone is counted.

Hudson ISD student arrested after allegedly bringing gun to campus

The student reportedly told campus officials he brought the gun for his own protection.

WEBXTRA: Several East Texas counties at ‘high risk’ for wildfires

Extremely dry conditions continue across East Texas, putting several counties at 'high risk' for wildfires, according to a new map from the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Texas governor appoints Keven Ellis chair of State Board of Education

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Keven Ellis, D.C. as Chair of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) for a term set to expire on September 16, 2021.

Polk County jury finds man guilty of felony timber theft

A Polk County jury found a 41-year-old man guilty of felony timber theft last week.

  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.

  ETX veterinarian weighs in on CBD oil for pets

Some pet owners across East Texas are turning to a form of treatment containing CBD oil for their ailing pets. GMET’s Brennon Gurley spoke with an East Texas veterinarian about how this could affect your furry friends.

Red Zone Week 3 scores

Two full weeks of high school football are in the books with plenty of surprises. Did anyone expect to see John Tyler and Marshall 0-2?

East Texas officials say public speaking skills in high demand

East Texas officials say public speaking skills in high demand

Man arrested after search allegedly turns up multiple drugs in Lufkin apartment

Lufkin police said a man was arrested after a narcotics search warrant turned up multiple drugs and a handgun.

Judge to Palestine city manager: Allow league to use athletic complex or ‘go to jail’; special meeting called for Monday

The ultimatum was given one day after the city manager was court-ordered to reopen the complex, but did not.

  Rise in quality of childcare in East Texas attributed to Texas Rising Star certification

The certification is offered to quality care that exceeds the state’s minimum childcare licensing standards.

  Lufkin police release dashcam video of pursuit involving Houston-area robbery suspect

The suspect died after losing control of his vehicle and crashing near a golf course in Nacogdoches.

Shelby County sheriff: Robbery suspect, mother planned to flee country to avoid capture

Multiple agencies helped to capture a suspect who allegedly robbed an homeowner in the early morning hours of Aug. 17.

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.

GOP lawmaker criticized over AR-15 gun tweet about Beto O’Rourke

Beto O'Rourke has made gun control his signature issue in the aftermath of a mass shooting last month in his hometown of El Paso.

Singer Eddie Money dies of esophageal cancer at 70

The 70-year-old whose real name is Edward Mahoney recently had learned that his cancer had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

  Police identify Houston-area robbery suspect killed following pursuit

Police have identified the robbery suspect killed after he reportedly crashed his car during a high-speed pursuit.

Jasper police: Man found covered in blood at homicide scene charged with murder

A Jasper man found covered in blood at the scene of a homicide has now formally been charged with murder, according to police.

  Democratic debate covered expected issues: immigration, guns, health care

The debate covered the expected topics; how do you think they did?

  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.

  Hollywood Motorcycles modifies bikes with passion

Hollywood Motorcycles in Nacogdoches has been working on a special project for an Australian biker.

Houston-area bank robbery suspect dies after fleeing traffic stop, crashing at Nacogdoches golf course

Law enforcement are set to release the identity of a Houston-area bank robbery suspect who died in a violent crash near Nacogdoches.

  Judge orders Anderson County Football League be allowed to play in the Palestine Athletic Complex

The Palestine Athletic Complex will reopen to the Anderson County Football League by order of a judge.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help IDing man who stole bucket truck

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a bucket truck from a gated area at the Leggett ISD campus sometime between July 3 and 8.

Continuance granted for bus driver charged in deadly Athens school bus wreck

The Athens ISD bus driver charged in a fatal school bus wreck was back in court Thursday afternoon.

  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.

  WEBXTRA: Could Texas be a swing state in 2020?

Could Texas be a swing state in 2020? Tonight’s debate in Houston highlights that thought on a diverse college campus in a diverse city.

Jasper police: Man found covered in blood at scene of homicide, charges pending

Jasper police officers found a man covered in blood at the scene of a homicide that occurred at The Roadway Inn on Wednesday.

Big Tex Choice Award finalists offer creative combinations for all tastes

The State Fair of Texas doesn’t kick off until the end of September, but you can already starting mapping out which food stands you’ll be hitting first.

AAA Texas: Gas prices expected to continue falling; fluctuations possible

The downward trend in gas prices continues across Texas, but some areas could see prices go up, according to AAA Texas.

‘BYOB’ to Popeyes so you can make your own chicken sandwich

Popeyes knows you’re still sad about the spicy chicken sandwich being off the menu but the fast food chain has a quick fix to ease those cravings.

  Lufkin Middle School implements new mentoring program

Lufkin Middle School will be implementing a new mentoring program for 6th graders.

  9/11 Patriot Day remembrances in San Augustine and Center

A ceremony in honor of first responders and those lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was held at the Augus Museum Theater.

Tyler police: No evidence found of gunshot victim or discharged weapon at Walmart on Hwy 64

“All I heard was bap, bap, bap, bap, bap,” one shopper said.

  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.”

  Nacogdoches commissioners take no action on burn ban for now

While no burn ban is in effect in Nacogdoches County, commissioners are prepared to change that if the dry weather and heat get worse.

  Angelina County sheriff warns motorists of changes to Central ISD school zones on US 69

Texas’ transportation commissioners have approved changes to the Central ISD school zones on U.S. Highway North in Angelina County.