Shootout in San Antonio leaves 2 men dead, police officer injured

The police officer approached the vehicle and “spoke casually” with the driver for a couple minutes, Police Chief McManus said.

  WebXtra: Portions of SFA Gardens open to visitors

Letter of intent entered to lease Nacogdoches Memorial Health operations to Lion Star Group

  Newly remodeled reptile exhibit open at Ellen Trout Zoo

City of Lufkin asks residents to stop flushing cleaning wipes

  Circus performers get back on stage in over a year

  SFA Music Prep celebrates 40 years with founder Shirley Watterston

Continued Coverage

Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in SC neighborhood

Earthquake recorded near Blanchard, La.

  Better East Texas: International pressures need addressing

Lufkin PD says 15-year-old girl has been found safe

  From Lufkin to Chi-Town: Natasha Mack picked by Sky in WNBA draft

  Mobile food truck unit zoning changes underway in Lufkin

Officials investigate unattended death in Newton County

Newton County Sheriff Robert Burby announced Wednesday an investigation is underway into an unattended death.

Hemphill murder suspect back in jail following more indictments

An accused murderer is back in jail less than a week after being released from on bond.

Grand jury indicts Hemphill man for crash that killed 3 firefighters

The victims of the Jan. 17 crash Vanessa Davis, 28, Jason Davis, 38, and Ralph Hill, 48, were all members of the Pendleton Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.

  East Texas not spared from growing wave of catalytic converter thefts

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, since the pandemic started there has been a rise in catalytic converter thefts nationwide. Most recently, a man was arrested in Lufkin for attempting to steal them from cars in a church parking lot.

Rep. White’s ballot paper trail bill gets committee OK

Palestine man allegedly assaults police during arrest

Earthquake recorded near Uncertain, Texas

  Body found in Miss. River identified as missing LSU student

  Gun store owner reacts to Rep. Schaefer bill proposal allowing for carrying guns without permit

  Reminder: IRS extends tax deadline to June 15 for Texans

  Behind the Rescue: Firefighter explains freeing German shepherd trapped under truck

Lufkin Fire Captain Eric Parish says Booger was stuck under the truck for a while. It took two hours to get him out.

  ‘We might lose her’ - Video from shrimp boat shows terrifying conditions off La. coast around the same time Seacor Power capsized

Video shared by shrimp boat captain Aaron Callais shows the terrifying conditions in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana’s southeastern coast during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 13, around the same time another vessel, Seacor Power, capsized.

Houston County grand jury indicts pair in connection with adult who died in hot vehicle

A grand jury has indicted a Grapeland man and woman in connection to the death of a man who died after falling asleep in a hot vehicle.

  Staffing concerns over state nursing contracts ending mid-May

At Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches as many as nine contract nurses a week are packing their bags for home or other hospitals. It’s feared by frontline workers that the contracts are ending too soon.

Carthage police asking for help locating suspect who shot victim, fled scene

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Carthage Police Department at (903) 693-3866.

Vandal targets Baylor University campus

The phrase “Baylor Rapes for god!” was spray-painted on a sign that reminds visitors the university is a smoke free campus.

Texas DPS trooper injured after mass shooting to be released from hospital

A DPS trooper injured by a suspected mass shooting suspect is scheduled to be released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

  Texas vehicle title, registration waiver ends Wednesday

The temporary waiver of vehicle title and registration requirements in Texas ends Wednesday.

Rep. Schaefer offers bill allowing for carrying guns without permit

Rep. Matt Schaefer thinks Texans should be carry guns in public without any kind of permit or license.

William, Shelby seek forever family to keep them close to their already adopted siblings

Outside of our playtime, the pair are navigating a world no kid under the age of ten should have to go through on their own.

  ‘Young, healthy’ South Mississippi man suffers stroke hours after receiving J&J vaccine

When the news broke about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday, one Coast family was already living with a tragedy they believe was caused by the vaccine.

Wednesday’s Weather: Morning Storms

Starting out with some heavy thunderstorms this morning.

ERCOT energy conservation request over for the evening

ERCOT posted on social media the reason for their request.

  Gregg Co. JP Tim Bryan on massive heart attack: ‘The future could have ended for me that day’

"Life is very precious," Bryan said.

  WATCH: Lufkin firefighters free frightened dog from under truck

Lufkin police officers, firefighters, and an animal control officer joined forces Sunday to rescue a German shepherd that had gotten stuck under his owner’s truck at a home in the 1400 block of Sunrise.

  Nacogdoches County experiences hail from Tuesday thunderstorm

Nacogdoches County experienced hail from an afternoon thunderstorm Tuesday.

  Destruction to Construction: Remembering the April 13, 2019 tornado

A destructive tornado swept over the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site on April 13, 2019 and ended one life and changed other lives forever.

Longtime Houston County EMC David Lamb dies at 71

David Lamb, 71, died Saturday. He served as emergency management coordinator for Houston County for nearly 20 years.

Who has the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? Data shows 25K given to East Texans

Information from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows over 10,000 people received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination since March 31.

Diboll changes vaccine clinic from J&J to Pfizer

Diboll has changed the type of vaccine offered at the clinic Friday from Johnson & Johnson to Pfizer.

Sen. Ted Cruz leads group to strip Major League Baseball of its decades-old antitrust exemption

Several U.S. senators are against MLB special immunity from antitrust laws

Gov. Abbott issues statement as CDC, FDA recommend ‘pausing’ Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports of blood clots

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a statement following CDC and FDA recommendations to put a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to some reports of blood clots.

State reports over 2,000 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported more than 2,000 cases of COVID-19 on public school campuses in last week’s reports.

Tuesday’s Weather: Slight chance for rain today

Starting off with mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures.

  Focus of COVID-19 vaccination efforts shifting from hubs to other providers

No official word on future of East Texas hubs

  NE Ward Nacogdoches City Council Race Heats Up

Historically, Nacogdoches city council races have little division between candidates. But in this year’s race for Nacogdoches city council northeast ward a disagreement over a zoning issue draws the line.

  What’s in a Name: Mineola

There are many interesting stories across Texas about the unusual or interesting names of some of our cities. This week, we visited Mineola to learn how its name came about.

  Better East Texas: Boycotts can erode strength of democracy

In the next disturbing trend, fostered by social media, we are now seeing the emergence of boycotts as a way for some groups to voice displeasure with the action of other groups.

Vehicle title, registration waiver ends April 14

The temporary waiver of certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will end at 11:59 p.m. on April 14, 2021, with no grace period.

Lufkin teen identified as victim of early Sunday fatal crash

An early-morning crash in Lufkin took the life of Natalie Chavez and injured several others.

  2 men arrested in connection with death of missing Nacogdoches man

Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 20-year-old Nacogdoches man who was last heard from on April 3.

Teen identified as victim in Bryan shooting, second person also shot, according to police

Bryan police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting that happened at the Bryan Regional Athletic Complex Sunday.

  2020 tournament cancellations hit trophy businesses hard

The 20-20 lockdown and the pandemic hurt countless East Texas businesses, and cancelled regular events that took revenue away from workers. With sporting events like baseball and martial arts tournaments cancelled the 'trophy business' lost a staggering amount of revenue.

Monday’s Weather: Partly cloudy and warm

A nice start with a few clouds and temperatures in the 50s this morning.

Neighborhood still rebuilding almost one year after EF-3 tornado tore through Polk County

On April 22, 2020, an EF-3 tornado touched down in Polk County. Today, families in the Yaupon Cove neighborhood are still rebuilding.

Woman dies in 1-vehicle rollover wreck near Lufkin’s Kit McConnico Park entrance

Lufkin Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle accident that led to the death of a Lufkin woman early this morning.

  As Election Day approaches, Lufkin voters have 3 choices for mayor’s position

The City of Lufkin is just a few weeks away from electing a new mayor.

19-year-old woman dies in 1-vehicle wreck on FM 83 in Sabine County

A 19-year-old woman died in a fiery one-vehicle crash on FM 83 in Sabine County Friday night.

Thousands of Texans without power after Friday night’s storms

Crews are in the process of restoring power to thousands of customers all over Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana after a strong storm system blew through the area Friday night.

  Lufkin COVID-19 survivor home after spending 3 months in hospital

As KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner tells us times he was not expected to live, his family saying it ended up being the fight of their lives.

  Rep. Travis Clardy on Election Reform proposal of HB 6


Houston County residents release blue balloons in honor of child abuse victims

One of the guest speakers says there has been an increase in child abuse reports this year more than prior years, due to COVID-19 and children being out of school and at home more often.

  Houston County sheriff honors Investigator Christian after his untimely death

Co-workers describe him as a good example and a friend to everyone.

  Former New Orleans dispatcher arrested after refusing to return $1.2 million accidentally placed in account

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office says a former dispatcher has been arrested after she allegedly refused to return $1.2 million that was accidentally placed in her bank account.

Brothers arrested in connection with string of Lufkin vehicle burglaries

Lufkin Police arrested brothers tied to numerous vehicle burglaries after interrupting one of them stealing a vehicle stereo at Deerwood I Apartments early this morning in the 100 block of Champions Drive.

Police: Man caught under Lufkin church van stealing catalytic converter

When officers told Brown he was being charged for stealing the catalytic converters Brown said, “I didn’t steal them. I was in the process.”

First Alert Weather Day through Friday evening as strong-to-severe thunderstorms set sights on East Texas

First Alert Weather Day in place through Friday evening as strong-to-severe thunderstorms set sights on East Texas

  WATCH: Drs. Dominguez, Patton answer COVID-19 viewer questions

Among the questions addressed included ones asking about the “ingredients” of all three of the major vaccines, specifically in how they might affect someone prone to experiencing blood clots, as well as a viewer who asked about a relative who had been vaccinated within 90 days of having recovered fr

State resources on standby in preparation for weekend severe storms, critical fire weather

“The State of Texas has been working closely with local officials to prepare for these dangerous conditions, and are prepared to respond to any emergencies that may arise.”

Judge grants pretrial release for Polk County man accused in Capitol riots

A federal judge has granted release for a Goodrich man accused for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

  How are industry leaders working to solve the global chip shortage?

A global shortage of semiconductors or, computer chips has been worsening over the past year. These chips are considered the brain of almost every modern device you have in your home.

Citing allegations of abuse, Gov. Abbott urges VP Harris to close minors facility

Citing allegations of abuse and neglect, Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been appointed as Border Czar, on Friday demanding that the Biden Administration shut down the federally run unaccompanied minors facility in San Antonio.

  Ashby’s broadband bill gets final passage in Texas House

Rep. Trent Ashby’s broadband legislation passed in a unanimous final vote in the Texas House Friday morning.

  Police: Employee kills 1, wounds 5 at Texas cabinet business

Police confirm multiple people were shot during an incident Thursday afternoon at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan.

Friday’s Weather: First Alert Weather Day

A mild start with temperatures in the 60s and some patchy fog that has developed after last night’s scattered thunderstorms.

  U.S. church membership declining, but East Texas faith leaders not discouraged

Bishop Strickland says it’s no time to get discouraged.

  Family irate after accused killer of Sabine County teenager released on bond

The Sabine County DA’s office says they have requested a speedy trial for this case. The court has set an expedited court date of July 12, 2021.

What we know about the 1,705 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.