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

  Rep. Travis Clardy on Election Reform proposal of HB 6

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

  Houston County sheriff honors Investigator Christian after his untimely death

Brothers arrested in connection with string of Lufkin vehicle burglaries

Police: Man caught under Lufkin church van stealing catalytic converter

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

What we know about the 4,998 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

  WATCH: East Texas doctors discuss purpose of National Health Month

  Silent auction to be held in support of child abuse nonprofit The Martin House

  February freeze may delay spring insect arrival

Polk County grand jury indicts 3 men accused in home shooting deaths of 2

Texas DPS trooper shot in Grimes County

Sources tell KBTX a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper has been shot in Grimes County.

Strong damaging winds, large hail possible for East Texas Friday

Those areas that are in the path of this storm complex could encounter some strong, damaging winds and large hail.

Active manhunt after multiple people shot at Bryan manufacturer

Police confirm multiple people were shot during an incident Thursday afternoon at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan. The suspect in that shooting remains at large and an active manhunt is underway.

  WATCH: Houston Texans’ Coach Lovie Smith talks East Texas football, women in NFL roles

East Texan Lovie Smith, a former Big Sandy Wildcat and coach of several NFL teams in his career, joins KLTV Sports Director Michael Coleman and East Texas Now’s Kayla Lyons to discuss his role with the Houston Texans.

  Ashby’s broadband bill passes House in unanimous prelim vote

Rep. Trent Ashby’s bill has passed unanimously in the Texas House in a preliminary vote on Thursday.

  WebXtra: Wait times remain short at Lufkin vaccine clinic

Wait times to get the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine remained short on Thursday at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center.

  New Mission Nac program offers affordable first-time houses

Mission Nac has unveiled a new program that will help first-time buyers move into an affordable home.

Pilgrim’s to purchase 25 picnic tables for Lufkin ISD

The tables will be purchased in partnership with Kurth Primary School and the Lufkin Independent School District through Pilgrim’s Hometown Strong program.

Livingston police discover possible human trafficking operation

The investigation of a Livingston residence led to the discovery of a possible human trafficking operation.

  WATCH: Rep. White presents ballot paper trail bill to committee

Rep. James White has laid out legislation which would require a paper record after voting on electronic machines.

Missing 5 year-old boy found unharmed in Arp area

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office reports they have found a 5-year-old boy reported missing on Wednesday.

First Alert Weather Day for Friday evening, overnight

First Alert Weather Day for Friday evening, overnight

Thursday’s Weather: Nice and warm today

Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today.

Houston County investigator died on vacation, will be escorted home by numerous agencies

On Wednesday, Hargrove shared plans for an escort for Christian’s return back to a Crockett funeral home.

  Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility

It is the first time state officials announced they are investigating such allegations at one of the emergency facilities the U.S. government has quickly set up in Texas amid a sharp increase in crossings of unaccompanied youths.

  East Texas authorities advise parents to watch for THC-infused candy, chips, vape pens

At first glance, they look like a regular bag of chips or candy.

Henderson Police seeking assistance in residential bench theft

The homeowner’s doorbell camera caught footage of an unidentified suspect allegedly lifting a bench from the resident’s front law before placing it in their truck and driving away.

  SFA student group hosts survivor for Holocaust Remembrance Day

SFA Hillel, a student group building connections to the Jewish journey, will host a Holocaust survivor Thursday evening.

Tyler County Sheriff’s Office: Search warrant recovers child porn shared on social media

A registered sex offender, Jeremy Nobles, 45 of Warren, was arrested at the residence on Highway 69, south of Warren where the search took place, Tuesday at approximately 7:30 a.m.

  Rep. Ashby, speaker promote health legislation on eve of broadband bill presentation

Rep. Trent Ashby joined Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan and other legislators to promote his broadband bill as health care legislation.

  SFA to start selling alcohol at baseball, softball games

SFA is ready to begin selling alcohol at baseball and softball games after the Nacogdoches city council approved of the move on Tuesday night. Sales will start the weekend of April 16-18 when baseball hosts Southeastern Louisiana and softball hosts Northwestern State.

Hemphill man accused of murdering teen gets $50K bond

A bond has been granted for the release of accused murderer, Matthew Hoy Edgars.

Tornado Watch issued for portions of East Texas until 8 p.m.

First Alert Weather Day is in effect for Wednesday afternoon, evening.

Wednesday’s Weather: First Alert Weather Day

Expect showers and thunderstorms to develop along the cold front and some storms could quickly become strong to severe.

Texas food banks and farmers deal post-freeze crop delays

Food banks are still in high demand and families are still struggling with food shortage. Around this time is when we’d be seeing the fruits of the labor of many farmers, but over a month after the winter freeze, there’s much less production.

  Watson’s Accuser speaks out, Watson’s team stands their ground

Both sides in the Deshaun Watson case continue to plea their case in the public arena.

  ‘She’s just an inspiration’: Huntington ISD instructor teaches courses, life lessons from experience with cerebral palsy

At Huntington ISD, one teacher is using her experience and knowledge to teach not only coursework but also life lessons.

Nacogdoches County Jail found non-compliant for prescription distribution, restraint checks

An inspector with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards found the Nacogdoches County Jail to be non-compliant in two different areas – the distribution of prescription medication and regular checks of inmates who are in restraints.

Emergency SNAP benefits extended through April for Texas families

Families and individuals who depend on the Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will have the benefit through April.

First Alert Weather Day declared for Wednesday as severe weather possible for East Texas

The main severe weather threats will be damaging winds and large hailstones. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but it is a much lower threat.

  Nacogdoches High School one of many schools to dismiss online STAAR testing until Wednesday

Some Texas school districts have been experiencing connectivity issues as their students take online versions of the Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test.

US Marshals arrest suspect in fatal shooting at Lufkin apartment complex in Collin County

Janaal Dunn, 19, of Lufkin, was taken into custody on a murder warrant just after noon in Collin County by U.S. Marshals.

Lt. Gov. Patrick has a stern message for people who label election bill as ‘suppressive’

Defending SB 7 the Election & Ballot Security Bill

First day of STAAR testing canceled for thousands of students experiencing technical issues across Texas

Texas education officials advised districts to suspend the first day of STAAR testing after thousands of students showed up in person and were prevented from taking the standardized test online because of widespread technical issues across the state.

Fire damage to Lufkin resale shop prevents investigators from finding cause

Investigators may never know what caused Lulu's Resale to catch fire, a city spokesperson said.

  Police identify 6 people dead in Texas murder-suicide pact

The Allen Police Department said investigators believe brothers Tanvir Towhid, 21, and Farhan Towhid, 19, made a pact to kill their parents, sister and grandmother before killing themselves

Suspect in Nacogdoches shooting turns self in

Police report the Criminal Investigation Division obtained an Aggravated Assault Felony 2 warrant for Aziz Pleasant, 19, from Nacogdoches after obtaining probable cause that he was the suspect that shot Markeith Tryome Roberts.

Gov. Abbott issues order prohibiting government mandated vaccine passports

Governor Abbott issues executive order prohibiting government-mandated vaccine passports

Tuesday’s Weather: Warm and breezy today

Temperatures are starting out in the 50s and 60s this morning with a bit of a breeze.

  City of Crockett takes aim at revitalization

City officials say the project is not just about looks but also infrastructure.

  Number of COVID-19 patients in East Texas hospitals continues to drop

For the first time since June 2020, less than 3,000 Texans are in the hospital with COVID-19.

San Augustine County hosting vaccine clinic April 7

You can still call CHI at 936-275-3446 to register, or go online at, etxcovidvaccine.com

Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock join Hank Williams Jr. in surprise performance at Billy Bob’s Texas

Lindale native Miranda Lambert surprised fans at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth Saturday night.

Call center for Nacogdoches COVID-19 vaccine clinic registration open until 3 p.m. Tuesday

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic is scheduled for Wednesday in Nacogdoches.

  Organization hopes to improve accessibility at Nacogdoches’ Old University Building

The Federation of Women’s Clubs manages the Nacogdoches landmark, The Old University Building. Currently, members are conducting a Capital Campaign to improve accessibility by adding an elevator and handicapped restrooms and making the building handicapped accessible.

Gov. Abbott declines to throw first pitch at Texas Rangers game

The governor cited Major League Baseball’s (MLB) decision to move the MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia’s new election integrity laws.

  Groups carry crosses through East Texas town for Easter

A reminder of the meaning of 'Good Friday' and the Easter weekend was seen by drivers along a busy road in Longview. Three groups were carrying crosses along highway 80, depicting the walk of Christ to his crucifixion.

  East Texas 5th grader raises $10K for fallen DPS officer’s family at Houston County Youth Fair

East Texas news weekends T’Ebonie Tanner has the story.

Monday’s Weather: Warm and breezy at times

A few clouds this morning and temperatures starting out in the 50s.

Man missing, woman rescued after car plunges into spillway

“I seen her head pop up and I just jumped in,” says angler who saved woman

  Texas mother accused of killing 6-year-old son for insurance money

Prosecutors say the boy's mother took out two life insurance policies on him approximately a month before his death.

  Members gather for Easter service after a tornado damages Mt. Enterprise church

A week after an EF-2 tornado devastated many in Rusk County, members of the First United Methodist Church in Mount Enterprise were able to meet for Easter service after their church was badly damaged.

  Groveton ISD student selected in top 3 to advance to National Trumpet Competition

KTRE'S T'Ebonie Tanner reports the National Trumpet competition is on May 20th at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

15-year-old girl dies in ATV rollover accident in Trinity County

A 15-year-girl from the Houston area died in an All-Terrain Vehicle crash that occurred in the Apple Springs area of Trinity County Saturday.

  Church to welcome members of damaged Mt. Enterprise church on Easter Sunday

The First United Methodist Church in Mt. Enterprise was damaged significantly in last week’s tornado, making it unfit to hold service with just a few days before Easter. Another church down the road, Concord Methodist Church, will open its doors for First United Methodist's members for Easter Mass.

  Clean up process is underway at Atoy First Baptist Church after devastating storm

KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner reports the church plans to move forward, starting this Easter weekend.

  Wisconsin hunters help with Texas feral hog problem

Feral hogs continue to be a costly problem in East Texas, and everything from helicopter hunting to pesticide sprays have been used to reduce the population. From year round open season, to trapping, to helicopter and hot air balloon hunting, hunters are trying every method to bag feral hogs.

  WATCH: State Rep. White presents bill on upgrading 911 service

State Rep. James White presented his bill to improve technology on 911 services to the House Committee on Homeland Security on Thursday.