Downtown Tyler brewery, BBQ festival recognized as ‘best of' in 2018

The Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival and ETX Brewing Co. were recognized Wednesday morning by the Tyler City Council for their place among the outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas.

  Gift of Love: Jordan and Jaylon

’I’m here because of these young ladies’: Athletic trainers honored for saving Longview coach’s life

County road between Noonday, Flint closed for culvert repairs

Tyler resident claims $1 million scratch off ticket

Country singer, ETX native Koe Wetzel announces Lindale music festival

New music program at Kilgore College aims to help young talent flourish

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  ‘No pain... I just passed out’: Longview coach revived by coworkers talks about collapse

Twelve East Texas women honored during ‘Stars Over Longview’

ALDI holding job fairs in Longview, Tyler

Brookshire’s locations in Lindale, Bullard kick-off start of curbside delivery

Board tables zone change decision as Tyler residents protest development

Artists invited to submit proposals to be featured on Tyler park’s art wall

Texas representative officially files Sam’s Law; bill would require seizure response training for teachers

An East Texas legislator has now filed a bill that aims to train educators on how to respond if a person has a seizure while in school.

Artists invited to submit proposals to be featured on Hillside Park art wall

The City of Tyler’s Keep Tyler Beautiful Board is giving artists an opportunity to feature some of their artwork on an art wall which will be installed as part of new renovations at Hillside Park.

Longview city leaders, dignitaries sign letter of intent towards cultural arts designation

City leaders and other dignitaries in Longview signed an official letter of intent Tuesday in pursuing a cultural district designation within the state of Texas' Cultural Districts Program.

VIDEO: 2 East Texans become overnight millionaires after lottery wins

Two East Texans are $1 million richer after they bought winning scratch-off tickets.

  Man finds Bible unscathed after fire destroys tiny home

Good Samaritans help driver stranded at restaurant

This dog and cat are best friends and they’re looking for a new home

WEBXTRA: Inseparable dog, cat looking for new home

Hiway 80 holds annual Christmas dinner for families in need

Diana caroling wagon bringing back the spirit of Christmas

  WEBXTRA: East Texans enjoying lower-than-average gas prices during holiday travel

Gas prices are taking a little of the stress out of holiday travel this Christmas.

WEBXTRA: Hiway 80 Mission holds toy drive for East Texas families in need

The Hiway 80 Rescue Mission is having a toy drive in Longview at the Gregg County Fairgrounds exhibition building for kids who need a little help this Christmas.

Gift of Love: Gabriella, Ethan, Joshua

Ethan remains hopeful that the bond he has with his brother and sister will never be broken by distance. “It's very important because you need to be with your siblings to have fun with them and love them,” said Ethan.

City council approves construction to expand splash pad in Longview

December may be a little early to start talking about splash pads, but the hottest spot in the city of Longview every summer will soon get some fun new upgrades.

Azleway Boys’ Ranch prepares for transition process towards family-based care

About 40 kids at an East Texas boys' ranch will soon be moved to foster homes, other organizations, and some will even return to their own homes.

Ranking list: Vote for your favorite Christmas songs!

Odds are, you’ve got your favorite holiday go-to you listen to first when Christmas arrives every year. We’ve listed just about every Christmas song we could think of below -- now your job is to help us rank them from best to least favorite!

  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.

Meals on Wheels in need of 2,700 more gifts for seniors this Christmas

As you're gearing up for the busy time of year, volunteers at Meals on Wheels say you may want to add a few more names to your Christmas list.

Family honored by Bush’s Point of Light Foundation

“We are proud to award the Parker family for their lifelong commitment to service with the Daily Point of Light Award,” said Natalye Paquin, Points of Light president and CEO. “They are symbolic of the great humanitarian spirit that shows up in times of need, which we hope will inspire others to giv

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

Former President George H.W. Bush has touched the lives of many. From his accomplishments to the conversations he has had with people.

Board votes to deny fourth Braum’s location in Tyler

The Planning and Zoning Commission for the city of Tyler has voted to temporarily deny Oklahoma-based restaurant Braum’s from expanding to a fourth location in Tyler.

Community-wide concert planned to celebrate Hannukah, klezmer music

Rabbi Neal Katz and Congregation Beth El will be presenting the 11th annual ‘Hanukan' concert Monday night.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Here is this week’s list of groups and organizations who are asking for a helping hand this week. Reach out to one of them to see if it’s a good fit for you.

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

Eighteen sculptures in downtown Palestine give the Main Street District a contemporary look that even the most conservative residents are apparently beginning to warm up to.

VIRAL VIDEO: Ohio firefighters rescue dog trapped in icy lake

A Great Pyrenees named Frankie escaped a close call when she became trapped in an icy lake Thursday in Norton, Ohio.

Fundraiser underway for all-inclusive playground at Kilgore park

Donations are being accepted for a playground planned in Kilgore that will accommodate children of all physical abilities.

Gift of Love: Angela

With a team behind her, there's not much Angela can't do. For this teen, her passion for basketball goes beyond some competition on the court. “I feel like when you're with a team, y'all really look out for each other,” said Angela. “So it means a lot for y'all be loyal and always have each other’s

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

Smith County law enforcement have been looking pretty hairy lately, but the Sheriff says he assures the public it’s for the best reason.

TJC dance department holds Nutcracker Ballet workshop for Caldwell students

Caldwell Arts Academy students learn choreography from the Nutcracker Ballet

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

Debt is down, reserves are up; overall, officials in Gregg County were clearly pleased with the state of the county, as heard in Tuesday’s state of the county address.

Power of Prayer: Saint Cecilia Choir Concert

Pope Francis has said sacred music gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven. An East Texas choir has set out to share that blessing with others.

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

As Thanksgiving approaches, a group of seniors in Longview found a way not only to celebrate the holiday, but to celebrate the first responders who help keep their community safe.

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

Members of the Kilgore College Rangerettes arrived in New York City Monday.

Power of Prayer: Bethesda Health Clinic

This year marks a major milestone for an East Texas ministry. Bethesda Health Clinic is celebrating 15 years of caring for the mind, body, and soul.

Power of Prayer: Day of the Dead

The holiday known as ‘Day of the Dead’ falls in the first few days of November, though this ancient tradition has little to do with the scary rituals of Halloween.

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

The youngsters were also treated to a visit from a fully dressed fireman and Sparkey the Fire Pup and given a lesson in fire safety.

‘Santa for Seniors’ brings Christmas to our greatest generation

Several East Texas organizations work to make sure every child has a Merry Christmas, but sometimes our senior citizens get overlooked.It’s the friendliest and most giving time of year but, for some it can also be a depressing time of year and our seniors can get lost in the shuffle.

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