KLTV Live from Austin: How to get free money for college!

Good Monday afternoon, everyone!

We have big news for those of you who are planning to attend college, or have a child who is planning to. It gets difficult sometimes to figure out how to finance such a big dream. Our Taylor Hemness is on the scene in Austin, working with a panel of experts who are ready to tell you how to get a portion of the billions of dollars in financial aid available for college students, much of which goes unclaimed each year. The number to call to speak with these experts today is 1-888-311-8881 for information. Lines are open Monday until 11pm, and on Tuesday from 8am to 6pm. Join us on East Texas News at 4 as Taylor brings you more information that can really make a difference in your family's life.

Today at 5, we'll take you to an area senior center whose daily hot meals for seniors could be cut as a result of the automatic budget cut plan, or "sequester." Our Caleb Beames will be there to hear how it's affecting these seniors, and, perhaps, your family.

Dr. Ed Dominguez will join us, as well, to discuss the changes in how doctors are now being encouraged to treat ear infections in children. It's a change you'll want to know more about if you're a parent or grandparent.

At 6, we'll fill you in on a frightening incident that occurred in Marshall ISD today. A student in the alternative education program was found to have a weapon and ammunition in his backpack. Details coming up.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto will join us at 4, 5, and 6 to give you the latest on our crazy East Texas weather; hold on to your hats, everybody. It's windy, and you're going to get cold! (Join Mark for a more accurate forecast than that this afternoon.)

We hope you'll join us on KLTV.com for the livestream at 4, 5, and 6. You can also watch us live on the free KLTV app on your iPhone and many android phones. You don't have to miss a thing, no matter where you are!

We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Web Producer