Marshall native, legendary boxer George Foreman in Nacogdoches for film festival

Foreman visited the Fredonia Hotel Friday morning ahead of the screening of a film about his life, which was produced by an SFA student.

  District unveils plaque dedicated to burned Jacksonville high school

  Silver Alert issued for Crockett woman who has been missing more than week

One arrested after threat of riot at Trinity ISD

  Henderson police ID woman accused of driving stolen vehicle, crashing into deputies

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

  Hudson VFD: $96k worth of equipment stolen from station, officials seek information

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Friday’s Forecast: Sunny skies and lower to middle 50s

  Nacogdoches police: Woman arrested in connection to hit-and-run auto-pedestrian incident

  Culture Expo planned in Nacogdoches for Saturday to commemorate Black History Month

Hormel Foods acquires Sadler’s Smokehouse, says operations will continue in Henderson

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

  Vulgar messages spray-painted on Fuller Springs Missionary Baptist Church

  Enthusiast offers free swing dance lessons at Nacogdoches church

Swing dance may have reached its heights in the 1930s, but the genre is making something of a comeback in 2020.

FM 138, FM 414, FM 699 in Shelby County closed due to high water

The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting that FM 138, FM 414, and FM 699 in Shelby County are closed due to high water.

  Annual TxDOT campaign reminds Lufkin students to ‘Click it or Ticket’

Hudson High School hosted the event to help educate and reduce the number of crashes and fatalities involving teenagers.

  WWII veteran carried to seat at Trump rally in Phoenix

Trump supporters held up Ervin Julian, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, and carried to him to his seat.

  WEBXTRA: Lanana Creek flooding

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge; police say he had 157 pounds of weed

Toddler dies after falling into septic tank in Texas

Marshall police arrest man suspected of fatally shooting sister’s boyfriend

Thursday’s Weather: Rainy and cold this morning, Rain ends this afternoon

  Wills Point Police arrest man walking through streets with knives

  Pedestrian struck by vehicle on North St. in Nacogdoches Wednesday night

Nacogdoches police confirm that they responded to a scene where a vehicle struck a pedestrian Wednesday.

Wet roads delay start of school day in Timpson ISD

Classes for the district’s 650 or so K-12 students will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday

Execution rescheduled for Texas man condemned in 1996 death

Four suspects were convicted in the victim's slaying but only one received a death sentence.

Oil and gas production contributing to more climate change than previously estimated, study says

The research, published in the scientific journal Nature, indicates methane emissions from fossil fuel sources are between 25% and 40% higher than previously estimated.

  Regional water planning group focuses on preparing for future needs of East Texans

Topics include water usage, needs, conservation, and strategies, to name just a few.

Leggett ISD closed Thursday due to high volume of illness

Due to a high number of absences due to flu-like symptoms, Leggett ISD will be closed Thursday.

Zavalla ISD cancels classes Thursday and Friday due to excessive illness

According to the district, this is due to excessive illness.

  Audit reveals rampant admissions violations, cheating at Livingston HS Academy

After the LISD superintendent ordered an audit on the Livingston High School Academy’s admission and academic policies, it revealed that students who did not meet at-risk criteria and/or were not Livingston residents were fraudulently admitted into the school.

  Whitney Houston hologram tour set to begin

Eight years after her death, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour starting Feb. 25.

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.

  5 questions for next Democratic debate, Mike Bloomberg’s 1st

There’s a new kid in town for the ninth Democratic debate, Mike Bloomberg, the self-funding billionaire presidential candidate.

Wednesday’s Forecast: More rain: Drizzle early, showers late

This morning, expect chilly temperatures in the 40s with cloudy skies and drizzle.

  Lufkin woman shot while lying in bed with toddler

A woman was injured in a late-night drive-by shooting in Lufkin, according to Lufkin police.

Missing Palestine woman found safe

The Palestine Police Department has canceled a Silver Alert issued Tuesday for a missing senior citizen.

  Coronavirus causes lower gas prices due to over-supply

Gas prices are dropping due to an over-supply in crude oil.

  Ugandan speaker expresses the importance of water resources to Dunbar Primary students

Ugandan speaker, Pastor and Director of Enriched Africa, Jonathan Sewava of Uganda, expresses the importance of water resources to Dunbar Primary students

Uber’s arrival in ETX highlights transportation issues

During an unseasonably warm February day, Natasha Smith, a Carthage resident, gets into her car and shifts her day in gear.

Police: Man stabbed child at random in Texas McDonald’s

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities said he randomly stabbed a child while she was in the play area at a McDonald’s restaurant in El Paso, Texas.

TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-wheeler collides with traffic light at College Drive and South First Street in Lufkin

Lufkin police said the light at College Drive and South First Street is out after a 18-wheeler collided with it.

  Lufkin city officials stress importance of being counted in 2020 Census

When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

  Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

Scores of lawyers are seeking settlements on behalf of several thousand men who say they were molested as boys by scout leaders decades ago.

  International students studying at SFA concerned about coronavirus’ impact on families

Students aren’t planning to return home until at least summer or until the outbreak ends.

TxDOT: Work to repair erosion on US 59 in Polk County will require lane closures

A maintenance project is scheduled to begin this week in Polk County that will require lane closures on US 59, south of Livingston.

  Crime Stoppers: Man, woman stole wallets, women’s shirts from Lufkin Cavender’s store

A man and a woman allegedly stole Nocona-brand wallets and women’s shirts from Lufkin’s Cavender’s Boot City store on January 13, and surveillance video caught the duo ducking in and out of the restroom.

  Racing community weighs in on Ryan Newman’s Daytona 500 crash, condition

Members of the racing community took to Twitter Tuesday in reaction to NASCAR's update on Ryan Newman.

LIST: All contested races across East Texas

Election day in East Texas is slated for Mar. 3 and early voting began on Feb. 18. We have every single contested race in East Texas listed right here.

  WEBXTRA: Visitor from Uganda talks to Lufkin students about need for clean water in Africa

The students are in the middle of a big unit of study about water.

Jasper County DA’s Office: 2 people charged in connection with Christopher Spikes’ death

Two people have been charged in connection with the December 2018 shooting death of 22-year-old Christopher Spikes, according to a spokeswoman for the Jasper County District Attorney’s Office.

Lufkin man gets 20 years for sexually assaulting child

John Jacob Williams accepted a plea deal in Judge Bob Inselmann’s courtroom Tuesday.

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

President Donald Trump’s administration is waiving federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tuesday’s Weather: Rain returns today

Ahead of the front, this morning will be muggy and warm with temperatures in the 60s.

  After seven decades a KIA soldier’s remains are returned home

After 70 years, he’s finally home. Pfc Junior Evans was killed in action in 1950 at the battle at Chosin Reservoir in Korea. Evans was taken to Gilmer where he has family and will be buried next to his sister.

Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized ‘in serious condition’

The rain dampened the hyped season opener with a visit from President Trump that energized the sold-out crowd.

Will Ferrell, Laura Dern to star in ‘Fruitcake,’ movie based on true crime at Collin Street Bakery

Actors Will Ferrell and Laura Dern will star in "Fruitcake," a new film reportedly based on true events that happened at the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana.

  Better East Texas: Thoughts on future Super Bowl halftime shows

We can’t seem to give up the notion that there must be some political message or shock factor in the show.

Better East Texas: Voter turnout for primaries needs to be strong

It is about to get hot and heavy in the political stew in Texas – at least on the democrats’ side.

  1 killed, 3 hurt in shootout between motorcycle gangs at Texas bar

Officers believe multiple suspected gang members were involved in a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs that killed at least one person at a Texas bar.

Eagle watch turns to egg watch as hatch time draws near

The “Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam” is streaming 24 hours a day seven days a week focused on Jackie, Shadow, and their two eggs.

Etoile ISD cancels classes Tuesday, Wednesday due to high number of staff with flu

The district said over 20-percent of the staff are out with the flu.

  Veteran funnyman who performed at many Lufkin rodeos dies at 83

A man who brought laughter and smiles to many rodeo events at Lufkin’s George H. Henderson Expo Center as a funnyman has died at the age of 83.

  Oops! Implosion fails to topple tower in Dallas

Much of the 11-story structure did come down, but a tower remains standing despite numerous attempts to topple it.

  Lufkin city manager testifies in favor of Texas cities keeping online sales tax revenue

Currently, states can only offer incentives to bring online distributors to their cities for a percentage of revenue.

Save money with these Presidents Day deals

You could even say it’s your patriotic duty to take advantage of these deals from your favorites brands and retailers.

  Twenty-seventh black history program reflects on local and national history

Afrocentric attire, poetry, skits, and more filled the walls within St. Paul CME church.

  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.

  American cruise passengers quarantined at US military bases

More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, are being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.

Monday’s Weather: Another rainy week ahead. Grab that umbrella!

Cloudy with some patchy fog early this morning, but with mild temperatures.

Teen missing from Tyler State Park located unharmed

According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Kevin Wickliffe, 17, was found unharmed on County Road 35, just north of Interstate 20.

This dog collar will swear every time your dog barks

For $60, the Cuss Collar will spit out a swear word every time your dog barks

  Rodeo clown Lecile Harris dies at 83

Legendary rodeo clown and Collierville native Lecile Harris has died.

  US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home

About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo.

  Weather spotter training course held in Lufkin

The National Weather Service hosted a weather spotting training course in Lufkin on Saturday for people to learn more about severe weather and ways to keep their community safe during severe weather-related situations.

Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Investigators were able to find Faye's body after discovering a key piece of evidence in the trash can of one of her neighbors.

  Mabank native stranded in China during coronavirus outbreak: ‘It’s like something out of a horror movie’

Three weeks after landing, Ashley Jenkins said she's found little hope of finding a way back home.

  East Texas Flippers working to improve neighborhoods one house at a time

Jeremy and Abby Nettles along with Richard James are flipping homes for residents in deep East Texas-- and for the internet. The trio, known at the East Texas Flippers, post their projects on Youtube.

FBI promoting new app dedicated to helping parents find lost children

The FBI is encouraging parents to download a newly released app it produced where information needed by members of law enforcement in the immediate moments after a child goes missing can be stored.

  US announces 15th virus case, this one in Texas evacuee

U.S. officials have announced the country’s 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus — an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas.

  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.