Ukulele-playing students bring Christmas cheer to Tyler senior home

The inside of the Atria Willow Park Senior Living Center echoed with the sound of ukuleles Friday morning, as students from All Saints Episcopal School played and sang Christmas carols for area seniors.

Palestine native shares connections to former President George H.W. Bush

Board votes to deny fourth Braum’s location in Tyler

Community-wide concert planned to celebrate Hannukah, klezmer music

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Art sculptures bring contemporary look to Palestine’s Main Street district

VIRAL VIDEO: Ohio firefighters rescue dog trapped in icy lake

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  Fundraiser underway for all-inclusive playground at Kilgore park

Gift of Love: Angela

Smith County Sheriffs Office participates in ‘No Shave November’ for sick officer

TJC dance department holds Nutcracker Ballet workshop for Caldwell students

Judge on state of Gregg County: ‘No one man gets the job done without a good team’

Power of Prayer: Saint Cecilia Choir Concert

  Meals on Wheels delivers 100 meals on Thanksgiving day

A local nonprofit missed out on being with their families today to spread a little love to others less fortunate.

Hundreds line up for a taste of an East Texas Thanksgiving tradition

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition for many East Texans -- waiting in lines. Not for shopping early Black Friday deals, but to get the perfect bird for the table.

  Christmas ‘tree’ made of port-a-potties helps spread holiday cheer in Longview

If you haven’t been by Johnny on the Spot Rentals (JOTS) in Longview, then you’ve probably been missing out on one of the most unusual Christmas decorations in East Texas: a portable toilet Christmas tree.

Anonymous person decorates downtown Tyler with scarves for those in need

Several red and green scarves are waiting to be picked up by someone in need.

Seniors in Longview deliver sweet sentiments to first responders

Kilgore College Rangerettes to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Power of Prayer: Bethesda Health Clinic

Power of Prayer: Day of the Dead

Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office holds Fire Prevention Awards Ceremony

‘Santa for Seniors’ brings Christmas to our greatest generation

Plumbing issues force Cross Roads ISD to cancel school Tuesday

According to a Facebook post, the district is trying to isolate areas of leaks in the lines. They said the leaks do not appear to be under the district buildings.

Longview ministry holds coats for kids giveaway

In anticipation of the cold that lies ahead, an East Texas ministry tries to put warm clothing in the hands of needy families. It was the annual coats for kids held Saturday at Longview's Broughton park.

East Texas veterans fly to Washington, D.C. for Brookshire’s Heroes Flight

Five East Texans will depart with a group of veterans for Washington D.C. on Thursday as part of Brookshire Grocery’s 17th Heroes Flight.

Multiple faiths gather for Longview Tree of Life remembrance

It was an effort to make sense of a tragedy, as East Texans of multiple faiths gathered to pray for healing in the wake of violence and death in Pittsburgh. Longview's Temple Emanu-El hosted the 'Tree of Life remembrance' for those whose lives were lost in the shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue.

Longview hosts veteran recognition ceremony

As we move closer to the solemn observance of veterans day, an annual East Texas event pays tribute to those who we will soon honor. The fourth annual Veterans Recognition day was held at longviews Teague park veterans memorial.

East Texas takes to the pavement to raise money for heart health

Downtown was painted red this morning as people from all over east Texas ran for a cause.

  Catholic students in Longview bring saints to life in living wax museum

A group of middle schoolers in Longview revived the saint of their choice Thursday morning in a performance that was more like something you’d find in a Madame Tussauds wax museum.

PHOTOS: East Texans showed up for Halloween despite the scary weather

PHOTOS: East Texans showed up for Halloween despite the scary weather

Longview’s Danny ‘Gunny’ Whyte passes away

He was a familiar figure in one East Texas city for decades, a patriot and retired marine who never missed an opportunity to help other veterans and show his patriotism. His name was Danny Whyte, but he was simply known to people in Gregg county as 'the Gunny'. Whyte passed away Saturday.

Gift of Love: Jonathan

“It's exciting,” Jonathan, 9, said as he waited for his first opportunity to put on a cooking apron at New York Pizza & Pasta Tyler. For this child of the foster system, cooking is something he doesn’t get to do often. “It makes me feel like a new kid,” said Jonathan.

East Texas businessman honored by Boy Scouts

The East Texas Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America awarded Jeff Austin III with the 2018 Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award. Austin was honored with a luncheon on Tuesday at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.

Upgrades coming to Buckner Park in City of Jacksonville

The old asphalt walking trails at Buckner Park are being upgraded and replaced with concrete trails. The project will help better sustain the life of the trails and allow residents a more enjoyable walking experience.

Cajun Navy Supply holding Hurricane Michael relief drive

The press release said they are accepting donations of food­, baby, ­pet supplies as well as hygiene­, cleaning, ­dry goods­ as well as hand tools, tarps, nails, and any other basic supplies needed to help individuals and families start the rebuilding process.

Tyler boy pulls tooth with RC car, says popular YouTubers inspired him

When it came to pulling a loose tooth, a Tyler boy looked no further than his favorite YouTube comedy group, and his Traxxas remote-controlled car.

Longview Public Library holding Harry Potter Escape Room

According to a Facebook post, participants may sign up for a 30-minute time slot on November 9 and 10 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

Longview shelters at capacity before winter

The cold weather hasn’t even set in yet, and one East Texas rescue mission is already full with more coming in every day.

Few vendors brave weather for highway 80 garage sale

An annual East Texas rite of fall, and favorite of bargain hunters, is being held along an East Texas highway this weekend. It's the fall historic Highway 80 garage sale. Rainy weather limited the number of vendors for this years sale.

Rusk Co. Sheriffs Office gives kids a chance to ask questions about crime-ridden world

East Texas students are making their own personal choice to learn what really goes on in a world full of crime.

Gift of Love: Raymon

Raymon, 13, isn't just fascinated by animals, he sees them much like himself. "Because some might be abused and they may need help, so I want to help them out," said Raymon.

Bear Creek Smoke House set to open new General Store/destination event center

The Shoults Family began Bear Creek Smokehouse in October of 1943. In honor of their 75th anniversary, they began construction on a new multi-purpose facility that is a General Store and also a destination Event Center.

Gov Abbott’s office: Lindale now designated as ‘Music-Friendly Community’

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Lindale, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office.

Deputy who lost home in April 2017 tornado celebrates volunteers who built him a new home

After a family of law enforcement officers lost their homes to the tornados in Van Zandt County last year, the community joined together to help them rebuild-- now they are finally back in a space they can call home.

CHRISTUS expands Medicare Generations plan area

According to a press release, these plans are available October 15 through December 7 to people who are 65 and older, as well as those under 65 with certain disabilities living in the eligible counties. Following CHRISTUS Health’s aim to build healthier communities, CHRISTUS Health Plan Generations

Miss North Texas Outstanding Teen shares personal adoption story

Ahead of Adoption Awareness month in November, an East Texas teen is shedding light on the importance of the self-less act of adoption. She shared her own story of triumph over tragedy at the R4 Adoption Match Event in Canton Saturday.

Marshall making preparations for Fire Ant Festival Saturday

The Marshall Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 36th annual Fire Ant Festival on Saturday.

Weather-related event cancellations in East Texas

According to a press release from the City of Tyler Fire Department, due to the expected inclement weather in our area this evening, the annual Turn Tyler Pink event in Downtown Tyler has been cancelled.

Storms could rain out Tyler Against Crime parties

According to a press release from the Tyler Police Department, due to the strong possibility of bad weather approaching Tyler this afternoon, the Tyler Police Department would like to request organizers of TAC parties scheduled for Tuesday to contact them if you are planning to cancel or reschedule

Texas Secretary of State reminds voters to use caution when registering

The Texas Secretary of State, Rolando Pablos, released a statement Monday giving instruction to voters in Texas regarding voter registration websites that purport to assist voters in registering to vote online in the State of Texas:

Breast Cancer survivors encouraged at luncheon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and last Friday, dozens of cancer survivors, their supporters, and medical professionals attended a survivors luncheon.

TECQ helps provide relief for Craft-Turney Water Supply customers

It's day three with no water for an east Texas community near Jacksonville. Just yesterday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said a fungicide may be to blame.

Actor proposes during curtain call of performance

The lead character of “Dial M for Murder” Dereck Large proposed to his girlfriend Emmy Anderson Thursday night.

First phase of construction begins on new ‘urban look’ for Tyler city park

Work began Thursday afternoon to bring fun new features to the Hillside Park in Tyler, the first of a multi-phase project expected to revamp an area that’s been given little attention in recent years.

City council approves request for $22,000 drug-testing device, body cams

The Tyler City Council approved the purchase of a new piece of equipment to help police in the fight against drugs.

Gift of Love: La’Rey

For teens in protective care, the biggest fear is aging out of the system.“I already signed a contract for extended foster care so I am going to stay in CPS when I turn 18,” said La’Rey. For La'Rey, the opportunity to stay into her early twenties gives her valuable time to find the forever family

Film actor returns to Tyler, reflects upon TJC theatre program days

If you ask film actor what brought him to TJC, you may be surprised to learn that it wasn't the acting bug.

UT Tyler setting of 50-hour praise and worship tent event

Tent America kicks off at UT Tyler

New building donated to youth development golf organization

Inside the new space, you’ll find state-of-the-art swing technology, work areas for First Tee participants, and close access to their home course, Oak Hurst Golf Course. “Now the kids have a place that they can call home,” said Sarran. “It’s their building, it’s a place they can hang out and have.

81st annual East Texas Yamboree will hold many events

One of the longest-running festivals is back!

Volunteer Central: Service opportunities for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 4

If you would like to help your neighbors and meet some new people, too, here are some organizations in East Texas who need a helping hand.

Bullard students fill military care packages for soldiers overseas

Chick-fil-A has partnered with students from Bullard High School to fill dozens of care packages which will be sent to soldiers and emergency responders serving overseas.

Gift of Love: Benjamin

Six-year-old Benjamin is a kindergartner with a passion for life.“I wish I had another family with mom, dad, sister, brothers, all those kind of things,” said Benjamin.

‘See You at the Pole’ rally held at schools around East Texas

Students all over the world joined together in prayer Wednesday morning for the annual “See you at the Pole” event.

Sadiant Health hosts hiring event for nurses in Tyler, Longview areas

A Fort Worth-based healthcare company is expanding to East Texas, and it's looking for nurses to fill vacant positions in the area.

Tyler library holds public readings to recognize Banned Books Week

Tyler Public Library is participating in an annual event that calls attention to books that have been banned in schools and libraries.

Sandy Hook-inspired program gets underway at Tyler ISD schools

A new social initiative in TISD called HELLO stems from the Sandy Hook Promise Program, started by a group of parents who got together to help end school violence.

East Texas State Fair purchases acreage, plans future move

It's opening day of the east Texas state fair and the grounds were packed with people all day. There are 22 acres filled with vendors, rides, and zoo animals. And as the years go by, that small of space just isn’t cutting it.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Tyler police to change traffic route for fair on West Front Friday

The East Texas State Fair kicks off Friday with Senior Citizens Day. Traffic advisories should help keep everyone safe.

Gift of Love: Legacy Closet provides hundreds of foster children clothing

For children who are unexpectedly placed in protective care, the clothes on their backs may be the only thing they have to wear for weeks to come. “They were taken in the middle of the night, I got them at 12:30 in the morning,” said the assistant director of Legacy Closet Veronica McGee.

Owners of art center in Longview searching for owners of baby tiles

The Mud Hut in Longview will soon be under new ownership, so the current owners want to make customers who have shopped with them before get to take home their sentimental keepsakes.

Longview Animal Center making happy dogs with Play Groups

Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center letting dogs play to happiness.

First responders, Whataburger host fundraiser for officer injured in flash fire

The 'Oh Whata Night' fundraiser will be held at the Whataburger located in Henderson..

First responders, Whataburger host fundraiser for officer injured in flash fire

It's been 25 days since Longview police officer and volunteer firefighter Chris Vannoy was in a terrible accident.

Prominent local musician playing for cancer foundation

A prominent local artist and an international pianist are performing for a good cause.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve for the week of September 7-14

Here are some organizations that could use some extra hands to do their work of serving the East Texas area.

City of Tyler's reconstruction program helps homeowners bring homes up to code

Since 2005 the City of Tyler's Neighborhood Services has assisted approximately 35 homes through the reconstruction program.  The program helps eligible low-income homeowners bring their properties up to code by demolishing the home and building a new one.

Texas Ramps Project helps handicapped individuals in Tyler area

A non-profit organization known as the Texas Ramp Project is continuing to help handicapped individuals in the Tyler area.

Hotel, customer service employees get hospitality tour of Longview

Ever wonder how a hotel concierge always knows the perfect place to visit in town?

East Texas woman makes spooky discovery after 'Jeep run' down Stagecoach Road

A Kilgore woman made a spooky discovery after she and some of her friends took a fun "Jeep run" down Stagecoach Road from Marshall to Karnack Sunday night.