Good afternoon, and happy Tuesday to you!
Here's some of what we're working on for you in the newsroom this afternoon:
At 4, we'll tell you which East Texas school district has posted warning signs stating that school staff may be armed. Of course, there is additional screening and training for those staff members who are, indeed, armed. More coming up.
Also at 4, a group of children from an African orphanage is visiting an ETX commissioner's court to learn more about the government and democracy in America. The Uganda Children's Choir was at the Smith County Courthouse this morning, and we were there with our camera. We'll share a bit of it with you at 4.
At 5, the story of two dozen nuns in a monastery in Lufkin who needed help when their home lost electricity. Two of the nuns were in need to electricity to survive, due to their need for medical equipment. How the community around the monastery came together to help, tonight on East Texas News at 5.
Then at 6, an East Texas man has been arrested, police say, for hitting a man with his car and then taking off. The hit and run happened around 11 last night in the 1100 block of West Palestine Avenue in Palestine. We'll tell you how the suspect was caught, tonight.
Also, make sure to join Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto at 4, 5 and 6 as he fills you in on what's happening; we have a potential for severe weather, I'm hearing. Stay tuned.
We'll see you soon!