Lane Johnson donates $500K for athletic training facility at Kilgore College

Philadelphia Eagles player Lane Johnson donated $500,000 to Kilgore College for the construction of an athletic performance center.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

MRSA patient in coma awakes after hearing ‘Heaven’

Chief of Alabama-Coushatta tribe dies at age 91

  Annual TxDOT campaign highlights rise in pickup truck drivers not using seatbelts

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

Boil water notice issued for several roads in Nacogdoches County

Continued Coverage

  Webxtra: Flooding along the scenic Nacogdoches trails

  ‘Coordinated crooks’ steal hundreds of dollars’ worth of cigarettes from Lufkin store

  Nacogdoches police spokesman: Suspect in custody after vehicle pursuit

  Nacogdoches city leaders warn to watch your step on washed-out trails

  Roads damaged, impassable after weekend storms become focus in Nacogdoches County

Lufkin man gets probation for driving boat drunk, firing gun at others

  Sheriff releases name of Trinity man pronounced dead after truck went into lake

Trinity County authorities have released the name of the 87-year-old man who died after his truck went into a lake on Sunday.

City of Cushing rescinds boil water notice for parts of town

The City of Cushing has rescinded a boil water notice affecting a portion of their customers.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Texas House passes bill allowing handgun owners to carry weapons in church

Consideration of the bill comes more than a year after a gunman killed 26 in a Sutherland Springs church.

More details released about slain Auburn officer, suspect

  U.S. Forest Service developing new nesting sites in Davy Crockett National Forest for endangered woodpecker

Newton County Sheriff: Missing man found safe, has ‘business’ with NCSO

  Director of SFA Gardens after weekend flooding: ‘It’s part of the challenges’ in region

Disaster declaration signed for Tyler County after possible tornado Sunday

‘Unprecedented rainfall’ causes overflow at Nacogdoches wastewater treatment plant

NWS: EF-1 tornado hit Jasper County over weekend, damaged mobile home

A small, EF-1 tornado with winds of up to 105 mph hit Jasper County when storms blew through East Texas over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service office in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

  Trinity County sheriff: 89-year-man dies after pickup drives into lake

An 89-year-old man died after his pickup wound up submerged in a lake in Trinity County. A woman and a dog that were in the truck survived.

  Power of Prayer: The River church rebuilds lives, homes in Alto

A month after powerful tornadoes cut a path of destruction through the town of Alto, members of one congregation say they're finding unexpected blessings after this test of faith.

  Local Nacogdoches residents receive flooding during storms

Shahnewaz recorded video of the flooding at her apartment and took pictures of her kitchen floor which received some damage.

  Effects from Saturday’s severe storms still being felt across East Texas

Severe storms that moved through East Texas on Saturday left damage, power outages, and flooded roadways in their wake. The effects continue to be felt Sunday.

Storm watches, warnings issued for several East Texas counties

According to the National Weather Service, the watch covers Henderson, Van Zandt, Rains, and Hopkins Counties along with other counties outside East Texas.

  Storms bring flooding, damages, power outages to East Texas

Severe storms brought damage and power outages to parts of East Texas on Saturday.

Saturday First Alert Weather Day update

The biggest threats that we are monitoring are damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding. The tornado potential has increased slightly since the last outlook. The large hail threat remains low.

Alto Police Department gives community chance to honor officer who died on duty

Services will be held this weekend for an Alto police officer who died Thursday afternoon.

First Alert Weather Day: Strong thunderstorms expected in East Texas by late Saturday morning

Strong thunderstorms will develop Friday night in western Texas and progress eastward overnight into early Saturday morning.

Neches River Rendezvous is canceled

Neches River Rendezvous has been cancelled

  Puppies found in Lufkin dumpster now being treated for parvo

Two small puppies that were found in a Lufkin trash dumpster earlier this month can’t catch a break.

  Agriculture experts talk livestock, hay issues at annual Pineywoods Cattle Congress

Livestock, hay, and the recent amount of heavy rainfall were some of mains topics of discussion.

  'A day of dumping’: Angelina County Landfill Day is Saturday

For more than two decades, Angelina County Waste Management has opened the landfill to the public to dump.

Nacogdoches police searching for robbery suspect who stole cash, guns from business

Nacogdoches police are searching for an aggravated robbery suspect who stole cash, guns and phones from a business.

  Mental health advocates convene in Nacogdoches to ‘Stamp Out Stigma’

Individuals shared their personal experiences with mental illness to help further 'Stamp Out' mental health stigma.

Nacogdoches woman at center of use-of-force investigation indicted on assault of police officer charge

A Nacogdoches County grand jury has indicted the woman who is at the center of an ongoing use-of-force investigation for assault against a police officer, which is a felony.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

Friday’s Weather: Increasing clouds with highs in middle 80s

Another mild start to the day in the lower to middle 60s and mostly clear and sunny skies. As we head into the afternoon, we’ll quickly warm back into the middle 80s with increasing cloud cover and maybe a stray afternoon shower, mostly for Deep East Texas.

  Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

A Chesterfield woman put in her will that her beloved dog should be put down upon her death so its remains can be buried with her.

  VIDEO: Processional of dozens of law enforcement vehicles lead Alto police officer to funeral home

An Alto police officer has died in a Tyler hospital, and his brothers and sisters in blue are planning to escort him to a funeral home.

  Clear the Shelter in Nacogdoches offering free adoptions this year

On Saturday, May 18th Nacogdoches High School – National Honor Society will host its 3rd Annual CLEAR THE SHELTER! Clear the Shelter is an adoption event that will take place at the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.For months, Nacogdoches High School students have been raising funds

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

  Angelina College, Tyler Junior College move on to NJCAA nationals

The NJCAA announced that two teams from region XIV would get into the field this year. Tyler won the game and will move on as the automatic qualifier. AC will go on to the national tournament as an at-large.

City of Cushing issues boil water notice for some parts of town

The City of Cushing has issued a boil water notice for a portion of customers.

Hollywood icon Doris Day’s legacy lives on at East Texas equine center

A horse rescue and adoption center in Murchison was opened in Doris Day's name in 2011.

First Alert Weather Day: East Texas at enhanced risk of severe weather Saturday

Another strong storm system is heading toward East Texas.

  Busy intersection closure in Nacogdoches postponed until early June

The $2.9 million project is expected to last up to three months.

  Sister of Nacogdoches man whose organ donation helped best friend’s stepfather: ‘He was selfless... even in his passing’

Around the time of Duckett’s death, his family learned his best friend’s stepfather needed a kidney.

Woman charged in Lufkin boy’s drowning death found competent to stand trial

A woman charged in connection to the drowning death of her 3-year-old nephew has been found competent to stand trial.

LIVE: President Trump to unveil new immigration plan

President Donald Trump is set to unveil his new immigration plan Thursday.

  Texas A&M Forestry Service hosts annual wildfire training

Firefighters and emergency responders have gathered for the 22nd Annual East Texas Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office asks for public’s help in finding missing man

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 39-year-old man who has been missing since April 27.

  Tiger owner arrested for leaving animal caged at vacant Houston house

Brittany Garza has been ordered to pay $11,000 for the tiger’s care. She said she initially made arrangements to get the animal sent to a facility but those failed.

  Mick Jagger back with Rolling Stones after illness to start North American tour

Tickets sold for the original dates will be honored, but those who can't attend can get refunds by accessing their Ticketmaster accounts.

  Family of Octavian Burrell present first annual scholarships to students

The family of Octavian Burrell presented three students with scholarships at Shelbyville’s Senior Scholarship Program.

DPS: Man killed when piece of unsecured equipment swings off of semi-truck trailer near Huntington

The Texas Department of Public Safety says a man was killed on FM 1669 on Wednesday evening.

  Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation to host venomous snake identification event

As summer draws near, snake experts help East Texans identify venomous and non-venomous snakes

Alabama governor signs near-total abortion ban into law

The law makes performing an abortion in Alabama at any stage of pregnancy a felony unless the mother’s health is in danger. There's no exception for rape or incest.

Texas farmers could begin growing hemp under legislation gaining steam in both chambers

Wednesday at the Texas Capitol was hump day — or hemp day, state Sen. Charles Perry joked before the upper chamber unanimously approved a bill that would legalize the farming of industrial hemp in Texas.

  Homeowners in Alto make recovery efforts a month later

Follow recovery efforts of Alto homeowners who suffered tornado damage a month later, some have started demolishing their homes in order to move forward while others are working with their insurance agencies to complete their claims."I brought my rake, I'm going to clean the front yard make it mor

  Area Agency on Aging to host health fair at Lufkin Civic Center

Organizers are expecting at 500 people in attendance.

Angelina County official releases name of man found dead in Sam Rayburn

An Angelina County justice of the peace has released the name of the 59-year-old Houston man whose body was recovered from Sam Rayburn Reservoir Tuesday morning.

State Senate passes bills to honor those who served

Nacogdoches County Highways could be renamed honoring East Texas officers and veterans who died in the line of duty.

DPS: Man airlifted after 18-wheeler crosses median, hits car in Polk County

A medical helicopter airlifted a man to a Houston hospital for treatment of his injuries after an 18-wheeler crossed the center median on U.S. Highway 59 south of Livingston and struck a passenger vehicle.

  Just-released video shows man being pushed off Las Vegas bus a month before his death

Police in Las Vegas are looking for witnesses after a woman was allegedly seen on video pushing a man from a public bus onto the street and to his death, according to a report.

  Senate OKs Clardy bill to help military personnel become law enforcement officers faster

Both houses of the Texas government have approved a bill which would allow those who served in the military to receive credit toward becoming a law enforcement officer.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews responding to major accident on Highway 59 in Diboll

According to a Facebook post from the Diboll Police Department, the crash is on Highway 59 northbound south of FM 1818.

  VIDEO: Trinity County Sheriff’s Office shuts down suspected meth house; 2 arrested

Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people on drug possession charges after law enforcement raided a suspected meth house Wednesday morning.

First Alert Weather Day: Strong to severe storms possible Saturday

Another strong storm system will be moving through the Southern Plains this weekend.

  Alabama Senate approves near-total abortion ban

After hours of debate, the Alabama Senate passed a bill Tuesday night that outlaws nearly all abortions in the state.

  City council to consider re-appraisal of properties damaged by April tornadoes

The Cherokee County Appraisal District was in Alto on Tuesday evaluating damaged properties, including the school district and properties around the county

Psychiatric Assistant says Cuttler showed competency while at state hospital

Competency hearing continues for woman charged with nephew's drowning

  Future of dairy farm business uncertain in Alto

It’s been a month of recovery for Alto residents since tornadoes tore through the area.Now, the owner of a decades-old dairy farm says the future of his business is uncertain.

New “Ga-Ga Ball” pit added to Brandon Park

Lufkin City Council adds octagon-shaped pit for playground game

  Comedy actor Tim Conway dies at age 85

Conway won several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his work. In 1989, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.