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.