Good afternoon, everyone! We hope your week is going along well (and that the wind hasn't carried any of you away today!)
Here's some of what we're working on for you in the newsroom this afternoon:
On East Texas News at 4, we'll tell you a story that we find inspirational. An 18-year-old young man was willing to walk ten miles to a job interview. Guess what? He got the job after his determination made him a social media sensation. His new employer is happy to have him on board. We'll show you how it happened today at 4.
At 5, we'll talk about the crazy winter weather many people across the country, and even some Texans, are experiencing. Blizzard conditions are spreading, and three have died in the storms. We'll show you video and give you details coming up.
Also, it's not too late to help finance your child's future. There is money available; more than $4billion in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and more. Our Taylor Hemness has been in Austin this week bringing you more details about how to get some of that for your family's education. For more information, call the helpline until 6pm tonight: 1-888-311-8881. Financial aid experts will answer and help you get what you need!
At 6, state officials here in Texas are filing bills to fight the federal government's attempt to curb gun violence. On Saturday, many East Texans rallied together in support of those challenging President Obama's executive actions. District 5 Representative Bryan Hughes was one of the speakers at the event, and our Shaley Sanders spoke to him about bills filed that criminalize enforcement of Obama's gun laws.
Also, we'll have Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto with us to give you the latest forecast so you'll know exactly how to plan your week...and that weekend you're already planning, I'm sure.
We'll see you soon! Join us on the livestream on kltv.com or on the KLTV news app on your iPhone or android phone!