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August 6, 2020

To register for free COVID-19 drive-thru testing in Nacogdoches County, click here.

August 5, 2020

School superintendents from around region participating in East Texas Now roundtable discussion - Click here to watch

WATCH: Anissa Centers, expert weigh in on how pandemic could affect your finances - Learn more here

BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA: This weekend in Lufkin - Click here to learn more

‘The Walmart Drive-In’ free movie events coming to 2 East Texas cities. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Sales tax holiday/Tax-free weekend, Aug. 7-9, click here for details.

August 4, 2020

To see the FDA’s full list of dangerous hand sanitizer products, CLICK HERE.

School start dates and COVID-19 guides for East Texas, click here to see your school.

WATCH: Anissa Centers says civil rights pioneer congratulated Trude Lamb on school name change role; CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Smith County leads East Texas in Census self-response rates; Sabine County ranks lowest

The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging East Texans to self-respond before door-to-door counts begin. Click here to complete the Census questionnaire.

You can also complete the paper questionnaire received in the mail and mail it back, or by calling 844-330-2020.

USDA urges people to mail unsolicited seed packages for testing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging anyone who has received any unsolicited seed packages to mail them to specific locations so they can be tested faster. Click here for information on how and where to mail them.

August 3, 2020

In addition to Newton ISD students making the hands-free hand sanitizer dispensers for the district, the Newton FFA is selling them to the public. You can learn more by clicking here.

Months into the pandemic, people are still picking up new hobbies and returning to old ones. Anissa Centers talked to East Texas Now host Kayla Lyons about what folks are up to and what they’re getting out of it.

Click this link to watch the video.

July 31, 2020

Next Normal: Visiting TJC’s planetarium during COVID-19 pandemic

If you’d like to take in a big show.. a really big show, the planetarium at the TJC Earth and Space Science Center is ready for you. Click here to learn more or purchase tickets online.

July 30, 2020

Rise Up for Children March brings awareness to child sex trafficking

If you would like more information about Operation Underground Railroad and the fight against child sex trafficking, click here.

Bus drivers needed: Many school districts offer several incentives to attract new drivers like higher wages and bonus. If you are interested in becoming a bus driver, click here to learn more:

July 29, 2020

If you receive unsolicited seed packages, contact your county’s extension office agency https://counties.agrilife.org/ or contact the USDA. Report unsolicited seed packages to SITC.Mail@aphis.usda.gov.

To see PPE allotments for East Texas school districts, click here.

To see COVID-19 testing sites in East Texas, click here.

WATCH: Dr. Ed talks about masks, recovery and more

East Texas Medical Team Dr. Ed Dominguez appeared on East Texas Now to address the fight against the spread of COVID-19. To watch the interview in full, click here.

Meals on Wheels & CARS Donation

One way to give includes donating your car, truck, motorcycle, or recreation vehicles through the CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) donation program.

Click here to learn more about the program and how it can benefit Meals on Wheels East Texas.

July 28, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers looks at how tax season has changed due to COVID-19

To learn about the changes this year click here.

July 27, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers shares a simple method to manage stress

To watch Anissa Centers interview about managing stress, click here.

Coast 2 Coast Runs

To donate to Mr. Ernie’s cause, the LST Ship Memorial, click here.

July 24, 2020

For more information about the East Texas Crises Center, click here.

Angelina County Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Masks are required. Click here for more information at the Angelina County Farmers Market Facebook Page.

Click here to see Lufkin ISD’s back to school plan and start date.

July 23, 2020

WATCH: Blake Holland interview with Gov. Greg Abbott - CLICK HERE

Click here for a list of locations in East Texas you can drop prescriptions drugs off.

July 22, 2020

Workforce Solutions East Texas talks with KTRE about how they’re serving the community virtually due to COVID-19. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

VIDEO: Anissa Centers talks with an East Texan who worked alongside John Lewis: WATCH HERE

FDA: Hostess Raspberry Zingers snack cakes recalled: CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFORMATION

July 21, 2020

Sabine County Food Pantry Director Tiffany Butler says they are still receiving food from the Southeast Texas Food Bank. She says they provide more services than the pantry like hot meals for seniors. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.. To find out more or to donate, call Tiffany Butler at (409) 594-6843.

Click here to find the Robert E. Lee or John Tyler campus name submission for the new high school names in Tyler.

Longview City Councilman Wray Wade speaks with Anissa Centers about the lasting impact of Congressman John Lewis visit to the city: CLICK HERE TO WATCH

July 20, 2020

Anissa Centers talks with the mother of Robert E. Lee student Trude Lamb about taking inspiration from Sen. John Lewis. CLICK HERE

July 18, 2020

Cowan Center full schedule

Interested in seeing what shows and performances Escape with the Arts has to offer? Tickets go on sale Monday, July 20th. Click here for more information.

July 16, 2020

UT Tyler releases “Return to Normal” guidelines

To see the 24-page procedural guide click here.

July 14, 2020

Online cooking classes

To register for an online cooking class click here.

July 13, 2020

Tom Mullins, local leader credited with diversifying Tyler economy, announces plans to retire

After spending more than 30 years leading the charge to diversify the Tyler economy, Tom Mullins has announced plans to retire later this year. Click here for the story.

Organizations in Lufkin team together to collect fans for East Texas seniors

Harbor Hospice in Lufkin is teaming up with local organizations to help seniors and those in need to beat the heat. They are collecting fans of all kinds through Wednesday, July 15.

Drop off locations include:

  • Neches House, 406 Gobblers Knob Rd.
  • Harbor Hospice, 517 Gaslight
  • Tucker Family Medicine, 1320 S John Reddit
  • Southland Nursing and Rehab, 501 N Medford Dr.

THSC tips for parents going into school year

Regardless if you choose in-person teaching, digital instruction, or homeschooling, you can find videos and tips for going into the school year here.

July 10, 2020

Lufkin COVID-19 pickup service

If you qualify for the service.. call 936-633-0386. Chief Moody says that number is answered every day from 7am to 7pm. He says they will try to deliver the same day but high demand may delay some orders. He says they will try to keep the service staffed adequately to get your items to you as soon as possible.

Federal Employment Virtual Job Fair

To learn more about the Federal Employment Virtual Job Fair happening today, click here.

July 9, 2020

To learn more about Liberty Hall’s 90th anniversary celebration, click here.

Over 15 superintendents from around East Texas joined East Texas Now today to talk about the plans, challenges and uncertainties heading into the fall of 2020. Click here to watch.

Click here to learn how to register for PROJECT QUIT support classes.

July 8, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers says mask makers descending upon East Texas sewing stores for fashion upgrades: CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Small business owners in Lufkin can apply for CARES Act funding. It’s a first-come, first-served basis and all that apply must have proper documentation that can be found on the city’s website.

Online applications will be accepted from July 10 through the close of business on July 20.

July 7, 2020

ETX Stash and Dash is a group of artists who are determined to make people smile during the pandemic. They are hiding their art in random places for anyone to find and keep for free. They post clues on their Facebook page which can be found here.

Click here to see the Texas Education Agency’s comprehensive public health guidance.

Anissa Centers and Kayla Lyons discuss today how the current pandemic situation that has been underway since March is affecting college athletes, including Anissa’s son Drake. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

July 4, 2020

Some activities are still planned for East Texans to celebrate Independence Day. Most events will have COVID-19 precautions in place. If you’re not sure, reach out to your particular city’s offices to ask about safety measures.

Click here for the list of fireworks shows and Fourth of July events.

July 3, 2020

COVID-19 testing sites in East Texas: CLICK HERE

July 2, 2020

Gov. Abbott issues statewide mask requirement

Click here to see the governor’s order and what it affects.

July 1, 2020

The Next Normal: Adopting a pet

To see the animals available for adoption from Pets Fur People, click here.

Early voting

For more information about early voting days, times, and locations, please visit the Angelina County Elections Office’s website.

June 30, 2020

Mobile COVID-19 testing

June 30 is deadline for business owners to apply for Paycheck Protection Program

Tuesday, June 30, is the deadline for business owners to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. Click here to apply.

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing in Tyler

Testing is available to anyone. No appointment is necessary and you don’t need to have symptoms. Masks are required and you need a valid cell phone number, because results are sent via text message. Testing is available from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 30 - July 2 at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church at 615 West Cochran Street, in Tyler.

June 29, 2020

Petition calls for moving confederate statue from grounds of Gregg County Courthouse

A petition was delivered to the Gregg County Commissioners during court Monday for the removal of the Confederate Statue to another site in Gregg County. KLTV 7′s Jamey Boyum spoke with both sides at the Gregg County Courthouse. Click here to read the story.

Early voting begins today for primary runoff elections

Click here for a look at the East Texas races on the ballot.

June 26, 2020

What we know about the cases of COVID-19 in East Texas: CLICK HERE

June 25, 2020

WATCH: Click here to watch Blake Holland’s interview with Governor Greg Abbott Thursday.

June 24, 2020

Wood County’s Coronavirus relief fund, for local businesses needing assistance to keep operations going. Click here for more information.

WATCH: Anissa and Ania Centers discuss planning for college in the COVID-19 landscape

LEARN MORE: Election training for the runoff election - https://www.angelinacounty.net/elections/

June 23, 2020

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum speaks with Gregg County Health Authority Dr. Lewis Browne about Dr. Anthony Fauci’s stating we could have a COVID-19 vaccine by late 2020 or early 2021.

June 22, 2020

JULY 4 activities: If you’re wondering whether your town will have a July 4 celebration, here’s a list of those we have confirmed: CLICK HERE

June 21, 2020

Widow Strong 5K Lufkin

Widow Strong is a community that supports and empowers women. They share wisdom, strength, and motivation and encourage women on their journey of transformation from loss to leadership. Click here for the organization’s website.

June 18, 2020

Workforce Solutions reopening offices ahead of key unemployment dates

To visit Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas website, click here, or you can visit its Facebook page.

Lufkin blood donation center testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies

For more information on the testing, click here.

June 16, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers talks about first steps to racial reconciliation

KLTV anchor Anissa Centers addressed people who may have been caught off guard by the intense national and international response to recent videos of black Americans getting killed by police officers and private citizens and have since been asking themselves, “What can I do to better understand?”

Click here to watch the video.

The Tyler Area Builders Association Parade of Homes

Athens ISD Virtual Academy

Click here for more information on how to sign up for the Athens ISD free statewide tuition-free program.

June 15, 2020

Anissa Centers exposes the challenge of changing learned behavior with race relations

Click here to WATCH: Anissa Centers reports on efforts to change race relations

Monday is the deadline to register to vote for the Texas Primary Run-off election

Click here to learn more about acceptable forms of ID and when you can cast your vote.

Jennifer Kielman speaks to Jeremy Butler about the fate of Chuck E. Cheese and the bankruptcy of 24-hour Fitness

Click here to watch Jennifer Kielman speak on these topics.

Manufacturer recalls over 40,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. coli concerns

Click here to see a list of affected items.

June 13, 2020

To learn more about the Community CoRUNa Series or to register, click here.

June 12, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers shares Free Friday Fun ideas

Click here to watch as Centers goes cosmic, colorful, theatrical, and even has a barracuda to share.

7 East Texas sheriff races on the line in upcoming runoff election; check out who will be on the ballot in your county: CLICK HERE

The “Back to the Basement” concert premieres Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern. The replay will air Sunday at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Full details about the show are available at the Abducted by the 80s website.

June 11, 2020

Anissa Center speaks with counselors and therapists about what’s next and what East Texans can do to make a lasting change when it comes to improved race relations. Click here to watch.

June 10, 2020

City of Tyler facilities reopening dates

The City of Tyler has announced the reopening dates for many of its public offices, facilities, and entertainment venues that have been closed due to COVID-19.

For a complete list provided by the City of Tyler, click here.

Anissa Centers checks in with 2020 graduates

Click here to watch: Seniors share how their final year of school was not as expected, but not necessarily a bad thing.

June 9, 2020

The Discovery Science Place will be reopening to the general public after being closed due to COVID-19.

The museum will end its closure initially with a “members-only” weekend June 12th-14th before opening to the general public with limited capacity on Friday, June 19.

Tickets can be purchased via the Discovery Science Place website at www.discoveryscienceplace.org.

June 8, 2020

WATCH: Jennifer Kielman newsbrief on July 4 fireworks, ER visits, and changes in fuel industry. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

City of Tyler Summer Feeding Program

The Tyler Parks and Rec Summer Feeding Program runs through Aug. 7. Click here for more information about the program.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH: Anissa Centers introduces instructor that offers unique contribution to community

Where to find COVID-19 mobile testing in East Texas

For details on 7 locations offering testing between June 9 and June 13 click here

June 5, 2020

June 4, 2020

The Next Normal: East Texas Food Bank continues Summer Food Program with drive-through distribution

Click here for information on the locations of the drive-through food distributions.

June 3, 2020

Greater East Texas Community Action Program energy assistance

Applications can be obtained and submitted at Greater East Texas Community Action Program (Get-cap). Face-to-face meetings are limited and by appointment only. You may request an interview at the website by clicking the “Make an Appointment” tab or dial 936-720-7474 to schedule a face-to-face appointment.

WATCH: Anissa Centers digs into how pandemic is affecting marriages in East Texas: CLICK HERE

June 2, 2020

Click here for more information on pandemic electronic benefit transfer benefit eligibility or click here for the application.

Anissa Centers hears from businesses in East Texas that Covid-19 has affected their customers’ shopping habits.

Click here to see more of Anissa’s interview.

June 1, 2020

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with the Gregg County Health Authority Dr. Lewis Browne to find out how to take care of the N95 masks, as well as cloth masks, for reuse. Click here to see more of Jamey’s interview.

May 31, 2020

Onalaska First United Methodist Church has set up a fundraiser for victims of the tornado. All donations get deposited into the church’s disaster relief account. People can send checks or money orders to Onalaska First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 596 Onalaska, TX 77360.

Click here for the Facebook page.

May 29, 2020

Click here to find East Texas Food Bank pantry’s in your area.

Dr. Ed addressed the return to family activities and church, as well as ways to contain the spread of germs when he appeared on East Texas Now on Friday. Click here to watch the video.

May 28, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers speaks with expert about uptick in gardening during pandemic: CLICK HERE

May 27, 2020

Polk County residents who were impacted by April’s tornado can apply for a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration. Click here to go to the website.

May 25, 2020

To learn more about EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and to register for the upcoming training classes, click here.

Virtual Memorial Day Service is being held in Tyler at 11 a.m. Click here for more information.

May 22, 2020

If you’ve ever wanted to ride in a biplane, this could be your chance.

Lone Star Wing of the Commemorative Air Force at the Harrison County Airport is offering rides in their authentic PT-Stearman, for a price. They are a 501-C3 Non-profit and the only way to keep the 1941 biplane in the air is by selling rides. During the next two The next two weekends the 20 minute flights are at a discount. For more information click here.

WATCH: Woman makes thousands of masks for nursing homes, medical facilities in Deep East Texas

Click here to watch Jennifer Kielman’s interview with a Garrison woman making thousands of masks for facilities in Deep East Texas.

Sabine River Authority seeks recreational development along Toledo Bend Reservoir

Click here for information on how to submit public input on the proposed development.

WATCH: Dr. Ed talks about Memorial Day plans, surface spread

Click here to watch Dr. Ed’s interview on East Texas Now.

East Texas Food Bank food assistance

Anissa Centers’ Free Friday Fun: Click here

Aside from its weekly food box distributions, the East Texas Food Bank offers opportunities for food assistance throughout the week.

For more information, visit the ETFB website by click here.

East Texas driver license offices to open with new changes Click here to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

May 21, 2020

Watch Anissa Centers on East Texas Now

Anissa Centers agrees Gen-Xers were built to handle the pandemic. Click here.

May 20, 2020

Click here for the negotiated resolution between SFA athletics and the NCAA

May 18, 2020

Caldwell Zoo reopening information - CLICK HERE

May 15, 2020

Watch Jennifer Kielman on East Texas Now

Jennifer Kielman looks at the new normal for haircuts and tells of a curbside shopping error that led to a new kitchen creation. Click here.

Dr. Ed Q&A

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ed Dominguez answers your questions about getting haircuts, wearing gloves, and many more. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

National Chocolate Chip Day

Our Mama Steph has a list of delicious recipes for you to try in your kitchen. Click here.

May 13, 2020

One easy and surprising technique to manage stress

Anissa Centers got expert advice, click here to see this simple tip.

May 12, 2020

Mobile COVID-19 testing underway in Tyler, Longview

Mobile COVID-19 Testing is happening this week in Tyler and Longview. For more information on when and where, click here.

May 11, 2020

College senior in Kentucky makes masks for deaf & hard of hearing community

A Kentucky college senior who is sewing masks for the deaf and hard of hearing has received more than 20,000 requests from all over the planet.

She sends a tutorial to those who email her at dhhmaskproject@gmail.com because she wants this project to continue to spread her dream of “having accessibility for all” to communities around the world.

May 10, 2020

Tyler Bike Stripes Project

The City of Tyler will hold an on-line virtual public hearing from 6 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020 to present a formal hearing and presentation for the proposed bike lane striping on roadways in Tyler. Residents can watch and participate in the virtual public hearing by going to CityofTyler.org/government/departments/traffic-engineering/bike-routes where there will be a link to the virtual hearing.

Members of the community may call and verbally provide testimony immediately following the formal presentation of the virtual public hearing. To provide public comment during the meeting call (903) 363-0651.

A recording of the hearing will be available at CityofTyler.org/government/departments/traffic-engineering/bike-routes from May 12 through May 25.

May 8, 2020

WATCH: Jennifer Kielman visits with Longview woman spreading love through art. TAKE A LOOK HERE.

Still haven’t received your $1200 stimulus check? Check out this handy FAQ Page from the IRS for possible reasons why, click here.

WATCH: Anissa Centers shows you how to create 3D and more for this week’s Free Friday

May 7, 2020

Gov. Abbott is loosening restrictions on non-essential businesses on May 8. For more information on the affected businesses, click here.

WATCH: Anissa Centers on minimizing family friction: CLICK HERE

May 6, 2020

C.L.E.A.N. Initiative

The C.L.E.A.N. Initiative is a voluntary checklist for Marion County businesses to adopt as Texas begins to re-open. Click here for details.

WATCH: Anissa Centers on taking control of your money

Wednesday on East Texas Now, Anissa Centers focused on how to lower stress by focusing on managing your money. Click here to watch the video.

Mason Lieberman, a composer, musician and former East Texan, is making a global splash with a project he spearheaded with several internationally-renowned musicians that turns a beloved anime property into a major charitable outreach in the fight against COVID-19. Check out Lieberman’s arrangement of ‘The Real Folk Blues’ from COWBOY BEBOP here.

May 5, 2020

For more information about the Governor’s recent additions to his Open Texas plan, click here: https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas

Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions: Click here

May 4, 2020

ETN: Jennifer Kielman shares her weekend observations and some fun with Blake Shelton

You can watch this here.

May 1, 2020

WATCH: Jennifer Kielman reviews reopening of Texas economy

To watch Jennifer Kielman’s full East Texas Now appearance, click here.

WATCH: Dr. Ed says studies show evidence COVID-19 has lasting impact on lungs, kidney, liver, heart

To watch the full video of Dr. Ed Dominguez’ latest East Texas Now appearance, click this link.

Letters with Love

For more information on how you can send letters to isolated elders, click here.

Mobile Testing across East Texas this weekend. Click here for more information about the free service.

April 30, 2020

Governor Abbott discusses COVID-19 in nursing homes, reopening Texas. CLICK HERE.

Mobile COVID-19 testing sites will be available on Friday in San Augustine, Emory and Nacogdoches. Click here for more information about the free service.

April 29, 2020

SNAP benefits are changing

To learn about the changes to SNAP benefits and how to get assistance application help, head to the East Texas Food Bank’s website.

East Texas nursing home staffers use signs to reveal who they are underneath personal protective equipment

Click here to see the photo project they put together as a unique way to connect with residents while wearing full personal protective equipment.

Anissa Centers gets an eye-opening response from a teenager when she asks him how he feels about being at home, away from school, for this long period of time. Click here to watch.

April 28, 2020

East Texas Giving Day 2020 is happening all day Tuesday featuring a special database for organizations helping the immediate needs of COVID-19. Click here for more information on how to donate.

April 27, 2020

Mobile COVID-19 testing sites will be available this week in Gilmer, San Augustine, Pittsburg, Sulphur Springs, Jasper, and Woodville. Click here for more information about the free service.

Governor Greg Abbott has released a report which details the plan to reopen the Texas economy. You can view it here. You can also view details from today’s press conference here.

Anchor Jennifer Kielman spoke with an ICU nurse in Tyler about her experience working with COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Click here for more information.

April 26, 2020

Onalaska First Assembly has been receiving donations from the community and beyond. They also have Minuteman, a first-responder support team to help clear debris. If you are need of items and cannot make it to the church, or need debris cleanup, you can reach out to them via their Facebook page to arrange something.

April 25, 2020

For more information on Free COVID-19 mobile testing site collections - https://txdps.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8bf7c6a436a64bfe9a5ce25be580e4ff

For Sunday, April 26th:

April 26th mobile test collection
April 26th mobile test collection (Source: Per Texas Health and Human Services)
April 26th mobile test collection
April 26th mobile test collection (Source: Per Texas Health and Human Services)

For Monday, April 27th:

April 27th mobile test collection
April 27th mobile test collection (Source: Per Texas Health and Human Services)

April 24, 2020

Click here to watch Anissa Centers talks about Free Friday ideas.

Retail-to-go safety guidelines, click here for more information. - https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Ask Dr. Ed Dominguez: Click here to watch Dr. Ed Dominguez discuss when you can see your friends, if re-opening the economy is safe.

COVID-19 mobile testing: Mobile COVID-19 testing sites will be available this weekend in Harrison, Panola, and Rusk counties.

For dates, times, and more information about who to contact if you’re interested, click here to learn more.

April 23, 2020

Center of Hope: Ways that people can donate/volunteer: https://www.gofundme.com/f/polk-county-tx-campaign-300

Free vehicle sanitizing for first responders, hospital staff, and clinic staff

To make an appointment to have your vehicle sanitized, head to Palestine Toyota’s website or call them at 903-202-2162.

April 21, 2020

East Texan creates website for people to share their stimulus money

Click here to see how you can help those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to see Anissa Centers’ conversation with Tatum High School advanced math teacher Barbara Puckett.

An East Texas woman began a Facebook page to help the community show support to high school seniors. Anyone can join and if you want are interested in adopting a senior, leave a comment below the post and then you can get in contact with the family. You can view the page here.

April 20, 2020

An East Texas photographer is using her skills to capture front porch photos of families and individuals during COVID-19. For more information, click here.

April 17, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers shares free, fun Friday ideas

Click here to watch Centers’ ETN interview.

April 16, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers on how to help manage your children’s anxiety during the COVID-19 crises

Click here to watch Centers’ East Texas Now interview.

April 14, 2020

Free Yoga in Jacksonville: www.ritualonmain.com

East Texas Now: Anissa Centers interview Hollywood producer

Click here for East Texas native working in Hollywood tells Anissa Centers how COVID-19 is affecting what’s on tv.

April 13, 2020

Tyler police keep close eye on feathered ‘suspect’ on the loose

Facebook page for Kevin E. Peacock: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-E-Peacock-104443864566815

Group supporting Kevin the Evading Peacock: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2423670461258551

Contact for creator of COVID-19 documentary

A Nacogdoches music professor is doing his part to document the impact COVID-19 has had on the people of East Texas, and he’s looking for people to interview.

If you’re interested, you can reach Herbert Midgley by email: midgleyfilm@gmail.com.

April 10, 2020

Dr. Ed answers your questions about COVID-19

Dr. Ed Dominguez, infectious disease specialist, answers questions from East Texans. Click here to watch.

Tyler partners with Hand Up Network to provide respite facility for first responders

The Hand Up Network is in need of help from volunteers and organizations that can provide gift bags and food. Click here for more information on how you can help.

April 9, 2020

Keeping East Texas Open for Business

In an effort to help our community during these difficult times, we’ve created a database of East Texas businesses that are now offering delivery, take-out, modified operating hours and services, etc. Click these links to add your business or to search our database: KLTV.com/SupportLocal and KTRE.com/SupportLocal

City Church Lufkin handed out Easter bags

City Church Lufkin handed out Easter bags to members to help them engage in the service. The bags contained communion, prayer cards, crafts for the kids, and more. For more information about the church, click here.

East Texas Food Bank emergency food distribution times and dates

Due to Good Friday, the distributions will start on Thursday, Apr. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then continue on Apr. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and every Friday after that.

Health centers in East Texas receive $6.4 million in COVID-19 relief funds

Several health centers in East Texas were awarded $6,392,195 in another round of federal grants to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced Thursday.
Several health centers in East Texas were awarded $6,392,195 in another round of federal grants to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced Thursday. (Source: Office of Senator John Cornyn)

April 8, 2020

Support local businesses by clicking here.

April 7, 2020

Longview manufacturer helps build AC units for temporary hospitals in NY

AAON’s business is doing so well, they are expanding and tell us they need about 100 new employees aand will provide training. Click here if you’d like to apply.

Buy a reusable face mask by FR Girls of Texas - http://www.frgirlsoftexas.com/index

April 6, 2020

If you’d like to register to receive a food donation box from the East Texas Food Bank: Seniors can call the East Texas Food Bank at 903-617-2046 between 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to sign up for delivery of a box. Voicemails will not be accepted. Click here for more information.

If you’d like to volunteer with Food Finders of Smith County to distribute boxes to seniors, head to their Facebook page.

An East Texas student at Howard Payne University shares his story of being away and unable to return home. Click here for more.

April 5, 2020

If you want to watch the Facebook videos of the Easter bunny reading, head to the Minky Co. Facebook page.

April 4, 2020

A new collaborative initiative between Smith County, the city of Tyler, Tyler ISD, and The Mentoring Alliance called Love Your Neighbor is encouraging people to send letters of encouragement to the elderly and others as well as volunteer at the East Texas Food Bank. For more information, click here.

April 3, 2020

Step-by-step guide on how to apply for unemployment benefits

The Texas Workforce Commission now has a step-by-step guide on how to apply for unemployment benefits on its website.

How to contact Theranow

Two Tyler doctors are offering free physical therapy rehabilitation via telemedicine. If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit Theranow’s website for more information.

ETN: East Texas shopping behavior reflects new social distancing rules

Consumer behavior has changed and so has the way businesses are operating. There is a stark difference between shoppers showing an obvious awareness of the risk of infection versus others whose behavior appears unchanged. Click here to watch Anissa Centers’ East Texas Now interview.

Tyler Area Healthcare Worker Support Fund

The Tyler Area Healthcare Worker Support Fund was created to provide support for healthcare workers who are actively engaged in patient care and the coordinated community health response to the Coronavirus. Click here for the link.

Non-profit organization in need of volunteers

The Hand Up Network is looking for volunteers to help them help members of the community affected by COVID-19. Help The Hand Up Network.

Dr. Ed answers viewer questions about COVID-19: click here to watch.

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office: 911 ‘bombarded’ with non-emergency calls

The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office says 911 dispatchers have been “bombarded” with calls from people asking questions about the stay-at-home orders. Click here for phone numbers you call to ask questions about the orders and to report businesses that may not be complying.

April 3, 2020

To see the Better Business Bureau’s Coronavirus scams and warnings page, click here.

To see the official IRS website, click here.

For more information on how you can take part in the Lt. Kile G. West Memorial Run, click here.

April 1, 2020

For more information on how to apply for unemployment benefits, click here.

For more information on how to complete the 2020 Census online, click here.

March 31, 2020

If you need help from the Hand Up Network or want to learn more about them or donate, head to their website.

If you’re interested in getting the 3D-printable version of Jonathan Peace’s N95-like mask, head to his company’s website. The website will also have a link to his GoFundMe if you’re interested in helping with material costs.

A new manufacturing facility is coming to Lufkin in 2021 and they have begun the hiring process. Standridge Color Corporation will be hiring. Click here for more info.

March 30, 2020

Nonprofits feel financial impact of COVID-19

If you’d like to help your community, you can donate directly to a nonprofit of your choice, such as Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc.

Or, you can make a donation to the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund put together by United Way.

Longview funeral home launches free grocery service for senior citizens

Click here to email your grocery list. If you email they ask that you call and confirm the email was received, or you can go by Welch Funeral Home in Longview to pick up a form or give them a call at 903-663-3737.

Connect with Texas Psychological Association

Uninsured and under-insured Texans will be allowed up to two hours of free mental health services. Click here to visit their website at TexasPsyc.org/page/ProBonoProject or email them: probono@texaspsyc.org

March 28, 2020

East Texas Food Bank emergency food boxes

The East Texas Food Bank will continue to distribute food boxes. Click here for more information.

March 27, 2020

Click here for everything you need to know about Smith County’s stay-at-home order

Tyler ISD distance learning

Starting Monday, March 30, the online distance learning plan will be conducted through the Clever portal located at https://clever.com/in/tylerisd.

Students will sign in to Clever using their personal student ID and Student District Password. Once in Clever, they will be able locate their Google classroom and complete assignments and classwork. Parents can access these instructions and other resources and tutorials on the www.tylerisd.org/distancelearning web page.

March 26, 2020

Gregg County issued a mandatory shelter-in-place order on Wednesday. Click here for more information on specifics of the order.

Looking for for things to do while practicing social distancing?

Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari:

http://www.cherokeetrace.com/

903-683-3322

Lillie Russell Memorial Library (online portals and curbside pick-up):

903-882-1900

Northeast Texas Auctions and Antiques (online auctions and individual pick-up):

(903) 960-9491 or (903) 960-9956

East Texas Food Bank, T.L.L. Temple provide emergency food boxes in response to COVID-19

The East Texas Food Bank has partnered with T.L.L. Temple Foundation to distribute emergency food assistance boxes. Click here for more information.

March 23, 2020

If you’re a medical professional and need a free mask, you can message Simply Adorable Gifts, here.

Information from Hospitality Health ER Longview on how to a make a face mask can be found, here.

The Smith County Commissioners Court will be live-streaming its meeting. Click here for more information.

March 20, 2020

Neal McCoy livestreaming concert Friday night: Click here to watch.

Nacogdoches ISD distributing packets for students without internet access. Click here for details.

March 19, 2020

Resources to keep life positive during COVID-19 changes: Click here for ideas and entertainment

Following the CDC’c guidelines the City of Longview has limited access to city facilities. KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with City Spokesman Shawn Hara about the details.

Brookshire Grocery Co. hosting hiring events in Tyler: CLICK HERE

If you have a Longview library card and would like to reserve a book for curbside pick up click here to get started.

Teacher offering help with school assignments

To reach out to Kat Ledkins, the teacher offering to help with school work, you reach her via email at hkledkins@gmail.com, or you can visit her Facebook page.

March 18, 2020

Church cancellations in East Texas due to COVID-19 precautions: CLICK HERE.

March 16, 2020

Tell us what you’re seeing: East Texas store and restaurant changes. CLICK HERE to access the survey.

Free meal offers for students - an updated list from districts across East Texas. CLICK HERE.

March 13, 2020

Church cancellations in East Texas due to COVID-19 precautions: CLICK HERE.

COVID-19 school delays, closings and other changes - an updating list. Changes will be added to the top as they are submitted by schools.

March 11, 2020

CHI Texas statement: In an effort to further prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and protect our patients, visitors, employees, and physicians, we are enhancing our visitor policy across the CHI Texas Division while taking into account market-specific epidemiologic factors.

Tyler Junior College coronavirus statement: CLICK HERE

SFA Coronavirus plans page: CLICK HERE

UT Tyler coronavirus plans page: CLICK HERE

If you’re interested in donating a kidney to Jane Ann Morrison, or learning about organ donation at all, the follow numbers and websites are where you’ll find the information you need and where you can register. Jane Ann’s number: 903–530-5400

Baylor: 214-820-GIFT (4438) Livingdonordallas.org -- (Jane Ann’s birthday: 10/18/1949) -- Willis-Knighton: 1-800-521-GIVE (4483)

March 10, 2020

NET Health confirms case of COVID-19 in Gregg County - CLICK HERE for details.

Gregg County officials held a news conference Tuesday to discuss emergency preparation steps and to encourage residents to take preventative steps. Click here for a list of precautions you can take to avoid being exposed to illnesses like the coronavirus.

March 9, 2020

Joules USA is recalling children’s pajamas due to a violation of federal flammability regulations. Click here for more information.

March 6, 2020

If you spot a scam, you can help others stay safe by reporting it to the Better Business Bureau. Click here for more information.

March 2, 2020

Before you vote on Tuesday, you’ll need to know where to find your ballot box. Click here for more information.

Feb. 28, 2020

East Texas Medical Team Dr. Ed Dominguez, who is an infectious disease specialist, joined East Texas Now on Friday to answer your questions about coronavirus.

Click this link to watch the story.

Feb. 26, 2020

If you’re wondering just what goes on inside those great big manufacturing plants in Longview, well your chance is coming up Saturday February 29.

Big Techs behind the scenes tours gives the public the opportunity to see inside nine Longview Industries. To sign up for a tour click here.

Feb. 25, 2020

Tyler Police Department recognizes outstanding service among its ranks during ceremony - Full list of winners here.

Feb. 24, 2020

Today marks 15 years since David Arroyo shot and killed his ex-wife, Maribel Estrada, and Mark Alan Wilson during an attack at the Smith County Courthouse. Listen to what eyewitnesses told us that day. Smith County deputies Sherman Dollison and Marlin Suell, Tyler PD Officer Clay Perrett, and Arroyo’s son were injured. Click here to connect to the story.

The City of Longview is now accepting nominations for its Walk of Honor. Click here to nominate someone for the Walk of Honor. The website includes a link to a printable application and one that can be filled out and submitted online.

Downtown Longview to be the site of the Walk of Stars.
Downtown Longview to be the site of the Walk of Stars. (Source: KLTV)

Feb. 23, 2020

If you missed the Culture Expo you still have a chance to explore your creative side. Starr Avenue Co. hosts hand drum sessions throughout the year. Click here for more information.

Want to see if you’re device is up to the Federal Communications Commission standard? Click here for more information. Click here for speed test.

Feb. 20, 2020

Wiley College is competing for a $50,000 grant. The East Texas school needs your help taking home the grand prize. Click here for full story and information on how to vote!

Feb. 18, 2020

Election day in East Texas is slated for Mar. 3 and early voting began on Feb. 18. We have every single contested race in East Texas listed. Click here for the list.

Feb. 17, 2020

GREAT TEXAS BALLOON RACE: Changes coming to the Great Texas Balloon Race - Click here for details.

If you want to join the eagle watch with the Friends of Big Bear Valley click here.

“Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam”
“Big Bear Bald Eagle Cam” (Source: Friends of Big Bear Valley)

‘Life in Tyler’ photography contest

Anyone interested in dropping off a submission can take them to the Rose Garden Center or the city of Tyler’s Parks Department front office with the registration form attached.

Winners will be chosen from 12 different categories; awards will be given to first, second, and third place entries in each category. Entries will be accepted from March 2 to March 10.

Registration forms are available online at www.TylerParksandRec.com, at the Parks and Recreation office at 2000 W. Front St. or at the Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Dr.

Feb. 14, 2020

The FDA is requesting the withdrawal of the weight-loss drug Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the market due to a risk of cancer. More info here.

Jeremy and Abby Nettles and Richard James are the East Texas Flippers. Click here to see their Youtube channel.

Feb. 13, 2020

Texas is one of 14 states to participate in Super Tuesday. Early voting begins next Tuesday, Feb. 18. For detailed Texas voting info click here.

Feb. 13, 2020

The FDA has issued a recall for certain types of Insulin pumps. The devices could lead to serious injury or death, according to the agency. More info here.

Feb. 11, 2020

For more information on the Patriot Guard of East Texas, click this link.

To see the renderings of the new Smith County courthouse and for more information, click here.

Feb. 11, 2020

The Westminster Kennel Club is America’s oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs, according to the organization’s website.

“Westminster’s influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-breed, benched dog show held every year at New York City’s Madison Square Garden,” the website states. “Today, America’s dog show has expanded into Westminster Week which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Pier 94.”

To see the winners in each breed category, click this link.

Feb. 11, 2020

Smart 911 with RAVE Alert System is a new program that will formally replace the CODE RED system. Users can sign up to receive email and text messages alerts from the City of Tyler, Smith County, and surrounding areas.

Users can input their health information, pet information, and your emergency contacts, to better inform law enforcement agencies in an emergency situation. For more information on how to apply to this free service, click here.

Feb. 10, 2020

Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden south of Gladewater off of Highway 271 is not yet open but the flowers are beginning to bloom.

After recent rain, the road through the garden must be inspected to make sure it’s safe for visitors.

A caretaker said said you can always call ahead to see if the garden is open for visiting and photo opportunities. You can contact Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden by calling (903)845-5780, or you can reach the office by email.

Feb. 8, 2020

A Longview man is donating a kidney to his neighbor. If you are interested in becoming a donor or learning more about organ donation click here.

A Longview man is donating a kidney to his neighbor.
A Longview man is donating a kidney to his neighbor. (Source: KLTV)

If you would like to help Ronnie or Ashley’s family, click here or here.

Special Olympics Texas held their inaugural Polar Bear Plunge to raise funds to help provide year round training and competitions for local athletes with disabilities
Special Olympics Texas held their inaugural Polar Bear Plunge to raise funds to help provide year round training and competitions for local athletes with disabilities (Source: KLTV)

Special Olympics Texas held their inaugural Polar Bear Plunge in East Texas to raise funds for year-round training and competitions for local athletes with disabilities. If you are interested in getting involved, click here.

Feb. 7, 2020

(Source: AMPAS)

The 92nd annual Academy Awards are upon us, and we have the details on where you can watch the ‘best picture’ nominees ahead of Sunday night. Check out our list here.

Feb. 6, 2020

Cargill conducts voluntary recall of single lot of Nutrebeef® Transition Pellet due to elevated levels of Monesin. Click here for more information from the FDA website.

Feb. 5, 2020

TXDOT prepares roads for winter weather

The Texas Department of Transportation officials report they do not anticipate travel issues. For the latest road conditions click here to visit the TXDOT website.

Feb. 4, 2020

National Signing Day

It was a busy day for East Texas student-athletes as they committed to their future schools. Click here to see who’s going where and to here interviews and see pictures from across East Texas.

Student-athletes across East Texas are committing to their future schools on National Signing Day 2020.
Student-athletes across East Texas are committing to their future schools on National Signing Day 2020. (Source: KLTV)

Feb. 4, 2020

Race for Hope

Runners with various race experiences are invited to help the East Texas Cancer Alliance kick-off its inaugural Race for Hope on Feb. 22.

The run will benefit the ETX Cancer Alliance and its mission to support local people affected by cancer.

The Race for Hope will be held Saturday, Feb. 22. To register, or for more race information, click here to visit the Race for Hope website.

Chapel Hill ISD reconfiguration meetings

A district reconfiguration plan, which passed through the Chapel Hill ISD school board in late January, will shuffle grade levels at each campus and which campus students will attend. Superintendent Lamond Dean said the reconfiguration gives students exposure to opportunities to better connect with their passion at an early age.

The district is holding public meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the middle school, Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. at Jackson Elementary, and on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Wise Elementary to address questions and concerns about the process.

Feb. 1, 2020

The open house for the new Tyler Fire Station 1 will be held on Feb. 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the station located at 801 W. Gentry Parkway.

The other open house will be held at the new Tyler Fire Station 4 which is located at 7445 Cherryhill Dr. The open house will be held on Feb. 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Jan. 31, 2020

The Angelina County State of the County luncheon will take place at noon, February 7, at Crown Colony Country Club. Click here to register for the event.

Jan. 30, 2020

The four-legged star of a national commercial is on the road to recovery after a tumor surgery. WeatherTech’s “spokesdog” underwent treatment at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Click here if you’d like to support Scout and other animals like him.

Jan. 28, 2020

There is a new billing alert system service for the City of Lufkin customers called Aquahawk. Customers can view monthly water consumption, set a monthly water budget, receive leak alerts, and control their expenses. Customers can register to create a new account to receive notifications online. For more information, click here.

Jan. 25, 2020

The Pleasant Hill Quilters made a presentation on coded quilts used by the Underground Railroad during the 1800′s at the First United Methodist Church in Longview. Click here to watch an interview with Ether Blaylock with the Pleasant Hill Quilters.

Jan. 24, 2020

Jan. 22, 2020

Patrick Mahomes t-shirt information: CLICK HERE

Honda is recalling 2.4 million older vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Click here for information on vehicles affected.

Jan. 21, 2020

Jan. 17, 2020

Longview Library recording history from residents as part of city’s sesquicentennial celebration

If you have, or know someone with stories to share contact the Longview Public Library. You can click here for their website or call 903-237-1350. Or you can visit the library’s website.

Click here listen to recordings the library has already posted.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Jacksonville

Martin Luther King Jr. Day March: Monday, January 20, at 11:30am at Norman Activity Center, and continues to Sweet Union Baptist Church concluding with a special service. (Participants are encouraged to line up by 11:15am.)

Kilgore

MLK Day Celebration 2020: Monday, January 20, at 10 am to 2 pm. The celebration march will begin at the Martin Luther King Community Building (1003 Martin Luther King St) and end at the Texan Theater (201 South Kilgore St).

Longview

Annual Martin Luther King Community Celebration and Parade: Saturday, January 18, 10 am to 1 pm. The route will begin on Ryder Drive and end at Broughton Recreation Center (801 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd). After the Parade ends there will be activities, entertainment, and food vendors available.

Lufkin

Martin Luther King March: Monday, January 20, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Meet at Federal US District Court Bldg (104 N Third St) at 11:30 march begins promptly at 12.

Marshall

Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration: Tuesday, January 21, 12 pm. Parade begins at Historic Harrison County Courthouse (1 Peter Whetstone Square) and ends at the Marshall Convention Center (2501 East End Blvd South). There will be a talent show after the parade held at the Convention Center auditorium, free. A banquet follows the celebration, $25.

Tyler

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Monday, January 20, 9 am to 12 pm. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 423 S Broadway Ave. March meet at 9 in square head to cathedral , 10 program starts afterwards a soup supper.

The 2nd Annual East Texas MLK Spoken-word Slam & Open Mic: Sunday Jan 19th, 5 pm to 7 pm. The Foundry Coffee House (202 S. Broadway Ave). Free.

Winnsboro

20th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: Monday, January 20, 11 am to 2 pm. Winnsboro Civic Center (900 Wheeler Dr). There will be live music and talent from local artists. Free barbeque lunch.

Jan. 16, 2020

Cancer Mortality Rates

To read the American Cancer Society’s current cancer statistics, click here. Here you can find national data.

To read the Texas Cancer Registry’s current cancer statistics, click here. Here you can find local data.

Donate to the Multi-cultural Education Center

If you would like to donate to MCEC, make checks payable to:

Multi-Cultural Education Center, 1402 W. Oak St., Palestine, Texas 75801.

For information, or to volunteer, call 903-729-3488.

Jan. 15, 2020

Prom Dress Donation Drop-Off Locations (Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress)

A nonprofit in Tyler is helping junior and senior high school students across East Texas get ready for prom by donating dresses to those who can’t afford them.

Anyone interested in donating new or gently used prom, formal, or bridesmaid dresses, shoes, makeup, or accessories can do so by visiting any of the designated donation sites.

Donations can be made to Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress’ PayPal account or via Venmo.

Open Hearts Open Homes: A Fostering Forum

When considering fostering, adopting or even becoming a respite care family, many people do not know where to start or who to ask.

The Angelina Rotary Club is hosting an open, no pressure, relaxed atmosphere forum for anyone to come to. Guests will hear testimonies from local families, have the ability to ask any questions they may have, then visit booths from numerous local agencies to ask more questions and get whatever resources they are looking for.

Jan. 14, 2020

Operation Valentine

A World War Two veteran in California has one wish for Valentine’s Day. He wants as many people as possible to send him a card.

Cards can be sent here:

ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)

The Oaks at Inglewood 6725 Inglewood Ave.

Stockton, CA 95207

Toyota Recall

Toyota is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall.

Jan. 12, 2020

Fire, faith, and forgiveness: East Texas church fires 10 years later

Jan. 10, 2020

Memorial service for Dusty Gray

A memorial service for Dusty Gray will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 13, at the Pentacostal Church in Palestine.

If you’re interested in donating to or helping the family, a gofundme has been set up for them.

Jan. 9, 2020

Nacogdoches ISD superintendent survey

Before Nacogdoches Independent School District hires its next superintendent, it wants to know what qualities it should seek in its district’s next leader.

The district has created a survey that will help form a profile of the district’s strengths and weaknesses and create interview questions to be used during the hiring process.

The survey will remain live through Friday, Jan. 17. If you’d like to fill out the NISD survey, you can do so by visiting the district’s website.

Gas price resources

You can find current gas prices along your route with the free and revamped AAA App for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. If you’d like more information, please visit AAA’s website.

You can also search through Gas Buddy.

Jan. 7, 2020

The son of a Jefferson woman hopes East Texans will help him surprise his mother for her birthday by sending her birthday cards.

You can send Karen Rutz a card by mailing it to Magnolia Place, 1307 Martin Luther King Dr, Jefferson, TX 75657. Her son said to make sure you put ‘Karen Rutz’ at the top of the envelope.

Jan. 6, 2020

“Keep Longview Beautiful” is putting on a sanitation truck art contest for kids. The contest starts January 6th and ends March 6th.

For more information on how your child can enter, click here.

Jan. 5, 2020

The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Lufkin meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Kurth Memorial Library. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information or resources for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, you can visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website and search by specific cities.

You may also contact the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County visiting its website, or by calling (903) 509-8323.

Jan. 1, 2020

A professional disc golf tournament was held New Years Day in Henderson.

For more information about the Professional Disc Golf Association, click here.

Dec. 27, 2019

City of Tyler to accept applications for housing voucher program waiting list

The city will accept applications online on Monday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A city spokesperson said it’s important to note that the applications themselves will not be provided by the Neighborhood Services Office; applications can be filled out by visiting the city of Tyler’s Housing Agency site.

Anyone who does not have internet access, the Neighborhood Services staff and volunteers will be set up at the following locations to help those with the process:

City of Tyler Public Library

201 S. College Ave.

Tyler, Texas 75702

Monday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hispanic Center

1111 E. Erwin St.

Tyler, Texas 75702

Monday, Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East Texas Center for Independent Living

4713 Troup Hwy.

Tyler, Texas 75703

Monday, Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 25, 2019

Henderson Fire Department Christmas Video

To watch the Henderson Fire Department’s Christmas video, click here.

Here is a list of some places that are open but call ahead to confirm with individual locations for franchise restaurants.

  • Applebees all locations in Texas-10:30 a.m. -2 a.m.
  • China Cafe on Loop 323 in Tyler 11-9:30 p.m.
  • Denny’s-open 24 hours on Christmas
  • IHOP-every location open 24 hours
  • Kawas Hibachi Grill in Tyler 11 -10:30 p.m.
  • Kobee Japanese Steak House and Sushi Pub Longview 4-10 p.m.
  • Luby’s Longview 11 -5 p.m.
  • Saltgrass Steak House Tyler 11-4 p.m. (reservations are full so expect a 45 minute to one hour wait time)
  • Starbucks Tyler location 1818 SE Loop 8 -8 p.m.
  • Starbucks Lindale is open Christmas 7:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Yamato Japanese Steak House in Tyler (903) 534-1888 11-10 p.m.

Please let us know if you have a restaurant to add to the list.

Dec. 24, 2019

To contribute to In the Spirit of Christmas click here to visit their Facebook page.

Dec. 19, 2019

Watkins-Logan Veteran Angel Tree

To see how you can help the veterans at Watkins-Logan this Christmas and all year round:

  • Go to Watkins-Logan at 11466 Honor Lane, Tyler, TX 75708
  • Call Christina Randolph, activities director for Watkins-Logan at 903-617-6150
  • Email Christina at christina.mullings@hmrvsi.com

Some common items asked for by veterans include: bath towels, body wash, toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, gloves, hats, ear-muffs, sweaters, sweatpants, audio-books, snacks (savory and sweet).

You can also donate your time, services, talents and more.

Burke Center for Adult Mental Health

Burke Center for Adult Mental Health has the facilities, resources, and staff to help any East Texan in need. To get real help now, call 936-634-5010 or Burke’s 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-392-8343.

Volunteers build ramp at Wood County home as part of Texas Ramp Project

Each ramp project starts with an application submitted to TexasRamps.org — a group that provides ramps for disabled and elderly people who can’t afford them. Doctors, home health care workers or social workers submit the applications on behalf of the person in need. Click here to learn more.

Dec. 18, 2019

The UIL State football Championships are this week and there is some information you need to know before heading to the games. Click here for a preview.

Dec. 17, 2019

Watkins-Logan Veteran Angel Tree

To fulfill a veteran’s Christmas wish list:

  • Go to Watkins-Logan and pick out an envelope on the tree at 11466 Honor Lane, Tyler, TX 75708
  • Call Christina Randolph, activities director for Watkins-Logan at 903-617-6150
  • Email Christina at christina.mullings@hmrvsi.com

Some common items asked for by veterans include: bath towels, body wash, toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, gloves, hats, ear-muffs, sweaters, sweatpants, audio-books, snacks (savory and sweet).

Salvation Army teaming with Lufkin Whataburgers to reach goal

Dec. 11, 2019

Nacogdoches Police Academy: The Nacogdoches Police Department will host a Citizens’ Police Academy.

The Academy is a twelve week program designed to educate citizens about the Nacogdoches Police Department and Law Enforcement.

The program begins on February 4th with graduation scheduled for April 21st. Classes will be held at the police department from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday night. There is no cost to attend.

The class is limited to 20 students. Applications may be picked up at the police station or by calling 559-2607.

For more information, contact Sgt. Ayres at the police department by telephone or email at ayresb@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us .

Dec. 08, 2019

The visitation for Peaches Owen will take place Thursday evening, December 12 from 4 - 7 p.m., at St. Mary Magdalene, in Flint. A vigil prayer service and rosary will follow the visitation.

A funeral service will be held on Friday morning, December 13, at 10 a.m.

For more information, click here.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to:

  • Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital
  • Catholic Charities - Diocese of Tyler
  • Literacy Council of Tyler
  • Alzheimer’s Alliance

Dec. 06, 2019

Full schedule for Christmas in the Pines
Full schedule for Christmas in the Pines (Source: City of Lufkin)

If you’d like more information about Christmas in the Pines, please visit: http://www.visitlufkin.com/events/holiday-events/main-street-christmas-parade/

Dec. 05, 2019

For information on the Tyler Christmas parade, click here.

For information on the Longview Christmas parade, click here.

To watch the parades live, click here.

Dec. 04, 2019

The Pittsburg First United Methodist Church has put together their Carols in the Park Christmas tree display. About 100 trees depict Christmas carols and they are only set up once every two years at the church's ministry center. (Source: Jamey Boyum, KLTV News)
The Pittsburg First United Methodist Church has put together their Carols in the Park Christmas tree display. About 100 trees depict Christmas carols and they are only set up once every two years at the church's ministry center. (Source: Jamey Boyum, KLTV News) (Source: KLTV News)

The Pittsburg First United Methodist Church has put together their Carols in the Park Christmas tree display. About 100 trees depict Christmas carols and they are only set up once every two years at the Ministry Center At 209 Mt. Pleasant Street near downtown Pittsburg. It’s open Dec, 5-8, 13-14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8.

Dec. 03, 2019

After a busy weekend of holiday shopping, nonprofits and charities across East Texas hope you’ve got a little money left in your budget for Giving Tuesday.

The website GivingTuesday.org has a list of charities and organizations and is searchable by locale (click here to search). So if you want to find an organization in your town or city, the website can help you out.

If money is a little tight and you want to donate time other than money, the website can help individuals find volunteer opportunities.

Nov. 21, 2019

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Nov. 5, 2019

Texas’ constitutional amendment election is Tuesday. Here’s what voters will decide.

Click here for more information on all 10 proposed constitutional amendments.

Voters cast their ballots in midterm elections in Houston in 2018. (Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune)
Voters cast their ballots in midterm elections in Houston in 2018. (Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune) (Source: Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune)

Nov. 1, 2019

Salvation Army of Lufkin kicks off annual Food Donation Drive

The Credit Union donated not only non-perishable food items but at a $500 check presentation.

Oct. 31, 2019

Playhouses up for auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

The Numerous playhouses of all types, shapes, and sizes are on display in Tyler’s downtown square as part of the annual Playhouses on the Plaza event. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Smith County.

Click here to bid.

The Numerous playhouses of all types, shapes, and sizes are on display in Tyler’s downtown square as part of the annual Playhouses on the Plaza event. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Smith County. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist)
The Numerous playhouses of all types, shapes, and sizes are on display in Tyler’s downtown square as part of the annual Playhouses on the Plaza event. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Smith County. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist) (Source: kltv)

Oct. 26, 2019

Day of Remembrance - The Children’s Park of Tyler

To learn more about the Children’s Park of Tyler, their Day of Remembrance celebrations and the different support groups they offer, head to their website.

Drug take-back locations in East Texas

If you didn’t have a chance to bring your old prescriptions/medications to the drop-off locations today, you can find a list of year-round locations here.

Oct. 24, 2019

100th birthday cards for East Texas veteran

If you’d like to send a birthday card to Wilson Dickson, a veteran in Kilgore celebrating his 100th birthday on November 20, 2019, you can send it to this address:

Wilson Dickson

P.O. Box 1204

Kilgore, Texas

75663

To learn more about Dickson’s service and the ship he worked on during the war, head to this website.

Oct. 22, 2019

Oct. 17, 2019

Voters will decide amendments to state Constitution

On the ballot this year, voters will get to decide on 10 state propositions.

Those ten are proposed constitutional amendments. If passed, the amendments will make changes to current Texas Constitution.

Texas Rose Festival Ribbon Cutting

Today marked the beginning of the 86th annual Texas Rose Festival, in Tyler.

If you’d like more information about the 2019 Texas Rose Festival, please visit the Texas Rose Festival’s official website for more details.

Oct. 16, 2019

East Texas lawmakers discuss House turmoil, secret recording

House lawmakers, Texas State Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, and Texas State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, spoke with the East Texas Now news desk to discuss a controversy in the Texas House of Representatives following the release of a secret recording of a conversation between the House Speaker and a conservative activist.

Click here to watch their full interviews.

Oct. 15, 2019

Longview entryway monument survey available online

The City of Longview is seeking input for the design of a welcome monument that will sit at a major intersection in south Longview.

Click here to fill out the online survey and let the city know what you think about the two options for the monument at the intersection of High Street, Mobberly Avenue and Estes Parkway.

SPCA’s Dogtoberfest returns Oct. 19

It’s time again for the SPCA of East Texas’ Dogtoberfest.

Admission is free and this year’s event promises to be better than ever. Join us on Saturday October 19th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the Downtown Square in Tyler.

Click here for more information about the event, including live entertainment and food vendors.

Oct. 11, 2019

Planned Power Outage

If you are a Rusk County Electric Cooperative customer and want to check if your power will be shut off Saturday night, click here for the map of effected roads.

Some Rusk County Electric customers will be without power for 4-6 hours Saturday night through Sunday morning.
Some Rusk County Electric customers will be without power for 4-6 hours Saturday night through Sunday morning. (Source: KLTV)

Oct. 10, 2019

Texas Rose Festival

If you’d like more information about the 2019 Texas Rose Festival, please visit the Texas Rose Festival’s official website for more details.

Gas prices resources

https://gasprices.aaa.com/

Oct. 8, 2019

Oncor Tree Effort

Oncor customers can register to receive up to two free trees per household by visiting arborday.org/oncor before Nov. 1.

Oct. 7, 2019

Voter registration deadline

Texans hoping to participate in the Nov. 5 election have until Oct. 7 to register to vote. Learn more here.

September 24, 2019

National Voter Registration Day

For more information on how to register to vote in Texas for the upcoming November election, click here.

Longview firefighters, American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms for high-risk residents

Longview Fire Department and American Red Cross (ARC) will team up in October to provide high-risk residents with a smoke alarm, including installation, for free.

Click here for information on how to request your free smoke alarm.

September 10, 2019

Deep East Texas Council of Government SWOT Survey

The Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) is asking the public to take a survey that could shape the future for Deep East Texas. You can find DETCOG’s SWOT survey by clicking here.

WEBXTRA: East Texas Oil Museum hosts turn-of-century artifacts exhibit

Click here to see Jamey Boyum’s tour with Terry Smith of Relic Hunters of Texas.

September 3, 2019

Walk to End Epilepsy

To learn more about the Walk to End Epilepsy in Tyler on September 7, click here.

August 29, 2019

KLTV 7 spoke with a Rwandan man who escaped the 1994 genocide and received a shoe box when he was a child. KLTV 7’s Jamey Boyum spoke with him when he visited a Longview Church. Click here to learn more.

August 28, 2019

The Tyler based organization For the Silent is fighting to end sex trafficking. They provide a number of programs for empowering victims and equipping the public to spot the warning signs of possible crimes. Click here to learn more.

August 27, 2019

A local organization is hosting a 5-week series to combat addiction to pornography. The goal for faith based Liberty Task Force is to in turn end sex trafficking and empower at-risk male youth.

August 19, 2019

Registered voters of Gregg County are about to have a new way to vote. The Gregg County Commissioners Court on Monday unanimously voted to approve new voting machines for the county. Click here to see more on how the new machines will work.

Gregg County commissioners on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, approved updating the county’s voting equipment. Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Hart InterCivic, Inc. to procure the Verity Duo Voting System. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
Gregg County commissioners on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, approved updating the county’s voting equipment. Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Hart InterCivic, Inc. to procure the Verity Duo Voting System. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

August 17, 2019

For a link to the map of counties under burn bans, click here.

August 15, 2019

TEA ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS

See how your district or campus fared. Search the full database of TEA Accountability Ratings here.

August 14, 2019

City of Tyler budget proposal: Click here

Lone Star Rider

To learn about, donate to, or follow the Lone Star Rider, head to his website.

August 13, 2019

August 12, 2019

GTBR official addresses Gregg County commissioners, apologizes for Koe Wetzel performance

Great Texas Balloon Race Chairman Rhonda Bullard address Gregg County commissioners Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Bullard apologized before the court for the language used during Koe Wetzel’s performance last month. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
Great Texas Balloon Race Chairman Rhonda Bullard address Gregg County commissioners Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. Bullard apologized before the court for the language used during Koe Wetzel’s performance last month. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

August 7, 2019

Texas Water Development Board Feedback

To give feedback on flooding issues and suggestions in East Texas, click here.

August 6, 2019

Fall Ball is back in Lufkin!

Registration is now open on the City of Lufkin’s website. Click here for more information on how to sign your teams up.

For more information on couch surfing and a closer look at the safety features click the link here: https://www.couchsurfing.com/about/safety/

The City of Tyler website will remain offline until the investigation and maintenance are completed.

– The website isn’t fixed yet but click here to reach the list of links on the site provided by the City of Tyler in the meantime.

City of Tyler website down
City of Tyler website down

August 5, 2019

Longview’s LETU to host simulcast of Global Leadership Summit

Source: LeTourneau University
Source: LeTourneau University

LeTourneau University will host a two-day simulcast of the Global Leadership Summit on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 8 and 9, in the Great Room of the Allen Family Student Center at the LETU campus to help church and marketplace leaders maximize their influence with fresh, actionable tips and insights. https://bit.ly/2yH0GCg

Women in Tyler luncheon nominations are now open!

The Women in Tyler committee announced its 2020 theme, ‘Women Who Turn the Tables’, as a way to celebrate women in the community who start new conversations and change history.

If you know someone who fits this description, you can send your nominations by letter to P.O. Box 1432 Tyler, Tx 75702, or you can send your nomination by email to womenintyler@gmail.com.

August 1, 2019

Texas Cottage Food Law

Facebook group helps teachers clear wish lists for classroom supplies: click here!

To learn more about the Cottage Food Law update which takes effect on September 1, click here.

Repeats are Neat back-to-school sale underway in Longview

July 30, 2019

Ellysa Arlene Bellard, a 2019 graduate of Nacogdoches High School and her mother Quondaila Christine Bellard was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 20, about seven miles east of Winona in Smith County on Sunday.

A gofundme account has been created for the family.

Mobile library in Longview

If you can’t get to the library, well the library may be showing up near you. The Pine Tree Independent School District has a school bus outfitted to be a mobile library. Learn more here.

July 27,2019

If you would like to see video of Friday evening’s balloon glow at the Great Texas Balloon Race, click here.

July 22, 2019

Blind Guy Wood Works

Josh Hass is an Alba-Golden High School graduate and current Tyler Junior College student. An ATV accident at the age of 14 left him completely blind, but that didn’t stop him from taking up wood working “to stay busy.”

He is now selling his projects on Etsy and Facebook, both pages called Blind Guy Wood Works.

The artistic revitalization of downtown Tyler will soon take on a new look when two East Texas artists begin a new piece titled ‘Wings of Tyler.'

Gilmer man’s love of vintage planes propels air show

“People enjoy seeing those war birds. They are a patriotic symbol. Folks get the chills on their back. It makes it okay to be patriotic when you’re out there watching those airplanes,” Dean smiled. Click here for the full story.

ICYMI: Vintage planes fly over Gilmer during T6 Texan Air Show

July 20, 2019

Click here for the Teacher Amazon Gifting page.

July 18, 2019

Click here for more information on how to plan your child’s vaccinations before school starts.

July 17, 2019

For Veterans’ Sake Foundation information: www.forveteranssake.org

July 13, 2019

Moon Day at the TJC Science Center

For more information about Moon Day 2019 at TJC’s Science Center, click here.

July 12, 2019

Habitat for Humanity’s 1000th home

Smith County’s Habitat for Humanity and an East Texas family celebrated the State’s 1000th completion of repairs to homes through a unique state housing program.

Through its home repair program, Habitat has completed over 900 critical repair projects since 2010, making it possible for veterans, seniors, and the disabled to remain safely in their homes.

For more information, call 903-595-6630, or visit smithcountyhabitat.org to see if your qualify.

July 10, 2019

FDA announces recall on hamburger, hot dog buns

At the height of the summer cookout season, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has issued a major recall on hamburger and hot dog buns, and more. See a full list of the recalled items here.

ESPYS Awards

July 5, 2019

Oinkin’ Oasis volunteer help

Owners of the Oinkin’ Oasis say they’re looking for some volunteers who don’t mind getting a little dirty while providing potbelly pigs with a little love and shelter.

If you’d like to volunteer your time or resources, you can contact Oinkin’ Oasis by clicking here to visit their Facebook page.

July 4, 2019

Fourth of July events

Independence Day will fall on a Thursday this year but that’s not going to hinder a night of festive fireworks for anyone. Fireworks shows will be popping off at several locations in East Texas. Click here to learn more about where to catch a show in your city.

Magnificent 7 Warbird Expo

To book a flight on one of the historic WWII planes, or to get more information about this weekend’s events, click here.

June 26, 2019

Lighting designer sets mood for Texas Shakespeare Festival.

You can find information about the Texas Shakespeare Festival by clicking here.

June 24, 2019

East Texas high school grad makes tux out of tape to help pay for college.

You can vote for Cameron’s tuxedo by clicking here.

June 21, 2019

Summer Backpack Program provides food for children during weekends.

East Texas Food Bank provides meals for thousands of children throughout the region. Click here for more information on free meal programs.

June 18, 2019

Creature Teacher wows kids with exotic animals during show in downtown Kilgore

Hundreds of kids in Kilgore got a close look at some cool animals Tuesday morning thanks to the Creature Teacher.

Click here for more information on where the Creature Teacher will be next.

June 17, 2019

East Texas fire department recognized for implementing national wildfire prevention program

The National Fire Protection Association has a website with many tips on how you can reduce the risk of losing your home during a wildfire. Click here to learn more.

Longview museum of Fine Arts

For the week of June 17-21, classes at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts will focus on animal drawings and Pop art, referencing many of the popular Pop Culture artists of the 1960s and 70s. However, classes will cover various subjects over the summer.

If you’d like to check out the LMFA’s summer schedule, you can visit their website for more information.

June 15, 2019

An East Texas non-profit organization that has helped numerous families out of poverty and homelessness over the years, now faces the possibility of closing it’s doors.

Family Promise of Longview, which was formerly known as Longview Interfaith Hospitality Network is in a financial shortfall and must find a way to get funded, or close down.

If you would like to donate, you can click here.

June 13, 2019

King Arthur Flour, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5 Lb.) Because of Possible Health Risk: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/association-adm-milling-co-king-arthur-flour-inc-voluntarily-recalls-limited-quantity-unbleached-all

KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - Kilgore College is hosting a journalism camp this week. Participants include students who have finished grades 9 - 12.

Click here for more information on other Kilgore College summer camps.

Kilgore College hosts journalism camp Thursday, June 13, 2019, at The Flare Lab. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist)
Kilgore College hosts journalism camp Thursday, June 13, 2019, at The Flare Lab. (Arthur Clayborn/KLTV Photojournalist)

June 10, 2019

Actors, crews prep for upcoming 34th season of Texas Shakespeare Festival

To go, or not to go: that is the question that may be asked about the upcoming 34th season of the Texas Shakespeare Festival held at Kilgore College.

Click here for more information on the festival and dates and times of this year’s performances.

June 7, 2019

110@110 Art Show at the Main Street Gallery

To get all the information about the art show, click here. To get information on all the Second Saturday Hit the Bricks events downtown tomorrow, click here.

June 6, 2019

UT-Tyler Cowan Center 2019-20 season:

Wondering what will be showing at the Cowan Center in the next year? The center unveiled their lineup for the upcoming season Thursday. For more information check out our story or the center’s website.

June 5, 2019

Don Maxwell Aviation:

If you want to know more about becoming a pilot or being safe in an in-air emergency situation there is a clinic from June 6-9 put on by Don Maxwell Aviation Services located at East Texas Regional Airport. The clinic will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Longview. Link: http://donmaxwell.com/mooneymax-2019/

Gladewater Rodeo

June 4, 2019

Summer feeding programs

There are several options for students to enjoy free meals during the summer months. Check out the links below for more information.

June 1, 2019

ATV Safety Training

ATV Safety Institute is offering free, hands-on ATV safety courses during ATV safety week (June 1 - 9). An instructor was out in Lufkin today offering free safety instruction. More information on free training sessions can be found on the ATV Safety Institute website.

May 29, 2019

Camp V- Community Assisting Military Personnel and Veterans.

Development is under way at their campus in Tyler. To keep up with the progress, make a donation, or learn more about their resources visit their website here.

Images from the Canton storms

See images from the storm here.

If your browser will not let you open the above link, click here for the storm story and scroll to the bottom for the slideshow.

May 28, 2019

Safe and Sounds Schools

Founded by parents who lost children at Sandy Hook, the non-profit provided national school safety resources for crisis prevention, response, and recovery.

East Texas Food Bank summer food program

According to the East Texas Food Bank, more than 75,000 children in East Texas depend on schools for free or reduced-priced lunch. So while school is out, kids under 18 can get a free meal through the food bank’s summer food service program.

Learn more about where to find locations for breakfast and lunch in your area here.

Parade of Homes

Tickets for the 2019 Parade of Homes are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Addresses are revealed and ticket sales began Tuesday, May 28.

If you’d like more information about the 2019 Parade of Homes, you can visit the Tyler Area Builders Association website for ticket locations, or to purchase a ticket online.

May 27, 2019

Community meetings planned for Longview park projects

A series of community meetings are planned to get residents’ input on City of Longview park improvement projects. Learn more here.

May 24, 2019

Rev Up Your Engine Charity Car Show

To learn more about the car show benefiting Angelman Syndrome, click here.

Memorial Day events

Events are scheduled across the area for Memorial Day. See what’s happening here.

May 18, 2019

Matthew McConaughey delivers Longview graduation speech

Watch the video here: Longview High School graduates addressed by alum Matthew McConaughey

May 16, 2019

Doris Day Equine Center

Hollywood icon Doris Day’s legacy lives on in Murchison at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, where a horse rescue and adoption center was opened in her name in 2011. The Doris Day Equine Center’s opening was made possible thanks in part to a $250,000 grant from the Doris Day Animal Foundation.

For more information on tours or to make a donation visit The Fund for Animals website.

May 15, 2019

National Chocolate Chip Day

It’s National Chocolate Chip Day! Here are a few recipes to celebrate. And you can get even more on the KLTV/KTRE East Texas Kitchen app. Download it for FREE today for iPhone or Android.

May 14, 2019

Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon features local expert panelists, inspiring survivor stories, a silent auction and more.

Individual tickets for the Tyler Go Red for Women Luncheon are $40 and tables of eight are $1,000 payable in advance. To purchase tickets and for more information, please contact Suzette Farr at Suzette.Farr@heart.org or visit TylerGoRed.heart.org.

May 13, 2019

Peace Officers Memorial Day

Events planned across East Texas for Peace Officers Memorial Day: CLICK HERE

May 9, 2019

Weekend event cancellations

If you’re wondering if your event was cancelled, we have started a list of notifications we are receiving here.

Swepco power outages

Looking for more information on SWEPCO restoration times? Click here.

May 8, 2019

May 2, 2019

PHOTOS: Sinkholes spotted around East Texas neighborhoods

April 30, 2019

East Texas Giving Day

For information on how to donate to organizations involved with East Texas Giving Day, click here.

Sprint Store Surveillance Video - Have you seen this man?

Surveillance video from the April 4 burglary to the Sprint store on Troup Highway, in Tyler.

Tyler Sprint Store Surveillance Video from April 4 Burglary

April 26, 2019

Nacogdoches Main Street is seeking artwork proposals from artist and artist groups for an exterior wall mural painted on is the back side of Gifts & Greeks at 219 South Street, adjacent to the city parking lot. The city will budget $3,000 to the artist for the design, according to the proposal guidelines.

If you’re interested in offering a proposal, you can find all of the details for what is required by visiting Main Street Nacogdoches website. Project proposals must be completed by May 13.

April 24, 2019

Night Walk for Hope

For information on the Night Walk for Hope, click here.

Tyler Mini Maker Faire

For information on the Tyler Mini Maker Faire, taking place on Saturday, April 27, click here.

There are two resources for volunteers or storm victims in Alto which define what is considered storm debris and how to properly dispose of it. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has tips for managing debris from declared disasters. You can also visit Crisis Cleanup, a resource many city residents are being directed to for guidance and assistance.

April 23, 2019

Historical Marion County Courthouse to undergo multi-million dollar restoration. Click here to watch Jamey Boyum’s webxtra featuring the grand tour.

The historic Marion County Courthouse will undergo a $4.6 million dollar restoration project. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
The historic Marion County Courthouse will undergo a $4.6 million dollar restoration project. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

Giant garage sale to raise money for sight-restoring surgeries for the blind in Togo, Africa through Tyler-based ministry Sight.org. For each $150 sold or donated, one person receives their sight back! Sat April 27th, 8 am - 3 pm Tyler Christian Fellowship, 3421 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler Donated items for the sale may be dropped in advance at Cumberland Storage, Mon - Thurs, April 22 - 25 from 2 to 6 pm each day Visit Sight.org/StuffSale for more information Contact: Todd Hinkie todd@sight.org (903) 508-5151.

For more information on voting in the May 4 municipal elections, click here to visit the Texas Secretary of State’s website.

April 22, 2019

Alto tornado victims take to social media for help finding lost items

For a link to the Alto tornado lost and found Facebook page, click here.

April, 18, 2019:

Information on water issues for City of Palestine residents

The City of Palestine is notifying residents that there is no water available for home use or drinking after the city’s Water Treatment Plant was damaged in a Wednesday night storm. To learn more about where to get water or porta-potty locations, click here.

Mueller report

To read the full Mueller report, click here.

We are a week away from the 11th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown and we have you covered! Click here for all the details.

April 16, 2019:

President of Friends of Caddo Mounds in grass house when tornado hit; read more at this link.

April 15, 2019:

The East Texas Cultural Alliance is raising funds to support Victor and Rachel Galan of Caddo Mounds. A GoFundMe account is set up. Click here to help.

April 13, 2019

Storm damage in Alto, Texas

RAW VIDEO: An aerial view of storm damage in Alto

April 15, 2019

A GoFundMe has been set up to benefit the family of two Angelina County children killed in this weekend’s storms. Click here to learn more about helping with funeral expenses for Dilynn and Jace Creel.

April 12, 2019

American Red Cross - storm preparedness and relief

American Red Cross also provides information on ways to prepare and stay safe during severe weather events. You can find that information by visiting the American Red Cross website. If severe weather should impact you this weekend, you can reach the American Red Cross by calling (855) 891-7325.

April 10, 2019

To learn more about the candidates for Tyler City Council District 3, check out the links below.

Pamela J. Phoenix

Shirley McKellar

Dalila Reynoso

April 9, 2019

To learn more about the consequences of underage drinking and the Don’t Provide East Texas campaign, click here.

April 8, 2019

To learn more about keeping your teen safe behind the wheel, you can visit TeenSafe’s website for more information.

April 6, 2019

SFA Early Childhood Lab teamed up with GETCAP Head Start in Nacogdoches to kickoff the National Week of the Young Child. It’s a week sponsored by the National Association of the Educafion of Young Children. It helps focus the public attention to the learning needs of young children. For more information, you can click here or here.

April 5, 2019

To learn more about the East Texas Crisis Center and the services they provide, head to their website.

March 30, 2019

To learn more about the Marvin Mendors and the Great Day of Service with Marvin United Methodist Church, click here.

March 29, 2019

The following links are among the online resources helping raise awareness for veterans, as well as resources to help guide those who are looking to volunteer their time to help veterans:

Veterans Coalition of Tarrant County - Its goal is to provide educational, financial, therapeutic, and healthy living opportunities to military members and their families both past and present

Task Force Home Front - Its goal is to create an awareness of the needs of our veterans, find and mentor veterans who are not being properly assisted, and coordinate access to all available veterans resources

Cardboard Heroes - An after-action recovery program which also provides homes for homeless veterans

Feeding Kids Right

To learn about or donate to the Feeding Kids Right nonprofit, click here. To learn about the Soul Kitchen food, click here.

March 28, 2019

Get a smoke alarm from the Red Cross

WEBXTRA: Red Cross, fire departments install free smoke alarms

If you need help or can’t afford one, the Red Cross will install a free smoke alarm in your home. They are having two events coming up April 12 in Liberty City, and April 13 in Gladewater to put in as many smoke alarms as are needed, but also do it year around. Call 903-753-2091 or click here to sign up.

If you’d like to join the Be The Match registry to help Jordan Montgomery, click here or text “Swab4Jordan” to 61474.

March 27, 2019

If you’d like to donate blood to help TJC in its 50 Gallon Challenge, click here for a list of locations and times throughout the week where donation centers will be set up.

March 23, 2019

The Coalition in Lufkin hosted a Color Out Tobacco Obstacle Course. Participants made their way through a course filled with different challenges while being pelted with color powder. The event encouraged kids to say no to tobacco.

For more information on The Coalition, click here.

To learn more about the Smith County Animal Shelter and how to adopt, rescue, foster, or volunteer, click here.

March 23, 2019

The Coalition in Lufkin hosted a Color Out Tobacco Obstacle Course. Participants made their way through a course filled with different challenges while being pelted with color powder. The event encouraged kids to say no to tobacco.

For more information on The Coalition, click here.

March 22, 2019

To learn more about the Azalea Trail, head to the Visit Tyler website.

March 21, 2019

There’s a tool you can use to find the cheapest gas prices no matter where you go. Just visit GasBuddy.com to look up the best gas prices in East Texas and nationwide.

Send support to Zekyia

WEBXTRA: Longview Lady Lobo invited to play overseas

Longview lady Lobo softball player Zekyia Robinson has been asked to play with America’s Team in Australia this summer. But she plans on bringing back recipes for culinary delights as well.

She needs to raise funds for the trip. If you’d like to help out click here.

March 20, 2019

East Texas student with “angelic voice” chosen to perform in New York, London. Click here to learn more.

Clowns, cowboys, mutton busting take center stage during Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo

If you would like to know more about the Hazard Mitigation Plan you may visit www.angelinacounty.net for more information.

March 19, 2019

If you would like to know more about the George Patton challenge coin that was found in North Tyler or believe you know who it belongs to, contact Alex Leroux at aleroux@kltv.com.

The challenge coin given to WWII veterans from George Patton Waters (General Patton's grandson) as a thank you for their service.
The challenge coin given to WWII veterans from George Patton Waters (General Patton's grandson) as a thank you for their service. (Source: KLTV)

March 18, 2019

Life Expectancy by ZIP Code in Texas: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

If you’d like to give feedback on the City of Tyler’s Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan, you can do so by visiting the Parks and Recreation Department’s website.

March 16, 2019

Volunteers from the First Baptist Church in Lufkin spent their Spring Break volunteering with Buckner International to build a home for a family in the Rio Grande Valley. The church paid for the building materials and provided the labor to build the homes. They work with Buckner International every two years to do this. For more information, visit the church’s missions page or the Buckner website.

March 14, 2019

March 9, 2019

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin is hosting several daily activities for kids of all ages during their break from school. Spring Break activities began on Saturday, March 9th and will continue March 11th through 15th. The schedule of activities can be found on the Naranjo Museum Facebook page.

March 8, 2019

To qualify for the Smith County voucher program for transportation for the elderly and individuals with disabilities, applicants can visit Smith County’s transportation website or the Tyler Cab website. Applicants can sign up as either a senior citizen or a handicapped individual.

The Kilgore Police Department's 13th annual Citizens Police Academy begins on March 28.a The academy gives people a chance to see what police officers do on a daily basis. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
The Kilgore Police Department's 13th annual Citizens Police Academy begins on March 28.a The academy gives people a chance to see what police officers do on a daily basis. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes at a police station? Well, the Kilgore PD is giving Kilgore residents a chance with their Citizen’s Police Academy. In fact the eight week course has even lead to a career for some. For more information or to sign up click here.

March 6, 2019

March is recognized as national problem gambling awareness month. For more information on gambling addition click here.

March 5, 2019

Mission Possible XXIV: Balance in a tech world: Click here for more information.

March 4, 2019

Hector Duran’s family has created a Facebook fundraiser page to help with Hector’s funeral expenses: click here to donate.

February 28, 2019

For more information on the RID App for reporting illegal dumping click here.

February 27, 2019

Camp V Tyler: “For those who have served our country, let us serve you...” Click here for more information.

For more information on the Tyler First Comprehensive Plan, or to see the dates and topics for the first three open house meetings, click here to see the full story.

February 26, 2019

To learn more about the college prep program through The Lighthouse for the blind, click here. February 22, 2019

The City of Longview is hosting their second annual Big Techs event. Anyone can sign up to tour some of the biggest industries in Longview. It’s being held Saturday February 23 and gets you a pass to get behind the doors of many places you would never normally see. To sign up for a free tour, click here.

February 20, 2019

An account has been set up at Wood County National Bank for Justin and Jessica Mitchell, who were in a wreck on the way to the hospital to deliver their baby. Both parents were seriously injured and they lost their baby. The bank’s phone number is 903-569-1082.

PayPal donations for Paisley Pierce can be sent to: summerapruitt@gmail.com.

Walter Hammond’s family has started a GoFundMe page to help recover some of the losses from the fire that destroyed his mobile home Tuesday. If you’d like to help, you can find the donation page here. His granddaughter is also collecting clothes and household donations. For specific sizes, or to ask what items are still needed, you can contact Hannah Stewart via Facebook messenger.

Firefighters go through rigorous training at Kilgore College Fire Academy in this undated photo.
Firefighters go through rigorous training at Kilgore College Fire Academy in this undated photo.

If you’d like more information about the Northeast Texas Area Kilgore College Fire Academy Fire Protection School, you can contact KCFA by phone (903) 983-3762, or you can contact MIke Fennell by email at mfennell@kilgore.edu. You can also visit the Kilgore College Fire Academy Facebook pagefor more information.

Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden is in full bloom. The massive garden is about six miles south of Gladewater off highway 271. For more information click here.

And if you miss the blooms in person, click here for a slideshow of the famous daffodils.

Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden is in full bloom. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)
Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden is in full bloom. (Jamey Boyum/KLTV Multimedia Journalist)

February 18, 2019

The Air Race Classic starts in Jackson Tennessee, goes south to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and then north eventually ending in Welland, Ontario Canada June 18-21. If you’d like to help the team with their expenses click here.

For more about the race itself, click here.

February 14, 2019

February 13, 2019

If you’re interested in learning more about becoming certified as a bus driver, you can visit the Texas DPS website for more information on bus driver training.

February 12, 2019

To learn about $martPath, the financial literacy learning program for children, head to: https://smartpath.online/.

To see the video from today’s forklift rodeo in Longview, click here.

February 9, 2019

To learn about Sam’s Law, epilepsy and other causes of seizures, head to https://www.samslaw.org/.

February 7, 2019

Various East Texas school districts have made the decision to cancel classes due to illness-related absences. For the list of districts canceling classes, click here.

February 4, 2019

A family in Oklahoma is asking people to send birthday cards to a WWII vet. If you’d like to send him a card, his address is: Recil Troxil, 2684 North Highway 81, Marlow, Oklahoma, 73055. If you missed this story, click here to watch.

February 1, 2019

The Texas Bourbon Shootout takes place in Longview Friday Night at the Infinity Room at the Holiday Inn on Tuttle. Eleven Whiskeys will be judged to see what Texas Distilled Whiskey is considered the best. Tickets are available here.

January 29, 2019

AMBUCS trikes information: Click here.

As of 2018, the City of Tyler has moved to the same de-icing agent used by other governing agencies like the Texas Department of Transportation. Magnesium chloride, a non-corrosive ice melt, will be mixed with a gravel aggregate that is used in the seal coat process. The magnesium chloride acts as an ice melt, while the gravel aggregate provides traction for tires on a slippery surface.

The following is a list of predetermined intersections and overpasses that will be treated:

Gentry Street overpass, Highway 14 at Carlyle Avenue (Black Fork Creek), North Broadway Avenue at Black Fork Creek, Highway 69 at Black Fork Creek, Fleishel Avenue at Front Street, Saunders Avenue at Front Street, Beckham Avenue overpass, Fifth Street at Beckham Avenue, Donnybrook Avenue at Brookwood Drive, Rieck Road at Donnybrook Avenue, West Grande – Both bridges west of Broadway Avenue, Hospital District o Houston Street intersections at Beckham Avenue (both sides), CHRISTUS Mother Frances emergency room entrance ramp, Dawson Street (incline at CHRISTUS Mother Frances), UT Health North East emergency ramp off Beckham Avenue

For more information on TSA Pre-Check and a link to the online application, head to: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.

January 28, 2019

Dropoff boxes for homemade Valentine’s Day cards will be available at several locations through Feb. 9, including the KVNE/KGLY studio. If you’d like to find a drop-off location near you, head over to the KVNE/KGLY website for more information.

January 27, 2019

Learn how to donate to the family of 13-year-old Christopher Bonilla, the Athens Middle School student killed in a tragic bus-train collision, click here.

Learn how to donate to the family of 9-year-old Joselyne Torres, the Central Athens Elementary student injured in a tragic bus-train collision, click here.

January 23, 2019

For more information on Trap Kitchen’s two cookbooks and a list of their pop-up locations, click here.

January 21, 2019

For more information about TSA Pre-check and to apply: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck

January 17, 2019

For more information about buying passes, scheduled events, film line ups, and other information about the Nacogdoches Film Festival, visit this website.

The 8th Annual Nacogdoches Film Festival is set for Feb. 21 to 23. (Source: KTRE Staff)
The 8th Annual Nacogdoches Film Festival is set for Feb. 21 to 23. (Source: KTRE Staff) (Source: KTRE Staff)

January 16, 2019

If you’d like more information about the Northeast Texas Area Kilgore College Fire Academy Fire Protection School, you can contact KCFA by phone (903) 983-3762, or you can contact MIke Fennell by email at mfennell@kilgore.edu. You can also visit the Kilgore College Fire Academy Facebook pagefor more information.

January 15, 2019

Currently, Hospice in the Pines has a total of 26 volunteers. For more information on how to volunteer, click this link.

January 12, 2019

Nacogdoches computer programmer expresses creativity with blacksmithing. For more information, click here.

January 11, 2019

Kilgore College private piano courses are offered through the Community Education and Lifelong Learning department at Kilgore College, and will be held in the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center. For more information, please contact Jonathan Kaan.

Country music singer and East Texas native Koe Wetzel has announced plans for a hometown music festival in March.
Country music singer and East Texas native Koe Wetzel has announced plans for a hometown music festival in March. (Source: Koe Wetzel, Facebook)

The inaugural Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival is coming to Darden Harvest Park next to The Cannery in Lindale on Saturday, March 23. Tickets are available now at the official Koe Wetzel Festival site.

January 10, 2019

Learn how to donate to the East Texas 100 Club: https://www.easttexas100club.org/

January 8, 2019

Matthew Ray’s missing Gibson guitar:

(Source: KLTV)

January 8, 2019

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. You can download an application by visiting Keep Tyler Beautiful’s website. Artists can submit drafts via email to KTyB@tylertexas.com by the Jan. 31 deadline.

January 4, 2019

For more information about the fundraising campaign for an ADA-compliant swing set for Reagan Park, head to: http://www.kltv.com/2019/01/04/palestine-business-owners-raising-funds-add-ada-compliant-swing-set-park/

January 3, 2019

For information on the Tyler Public Library and the programs they offer, head to: http://library.cityoftyler.org/.

December 31, 2018

Thanks to several organizations around East Texas, there is no excuse for drinking and driving New Year’s Eve night. If you or someone you can know can benefit from one of these free “get home safe” services, copy this link and share away!

December 28, 2018

A disabled Tyler man’s tiny home was destroyed by fire early Friday morning. If you’d like to help him get back on his feet, you can visit the GoFundMe page he has set up for donations.

December 26, 2018

December 25, 2018

To inquire about adopting Libby and Gizmo, contact: tylercatanddog@gmail.com.

Dec. 24, 2018

It’s Christmas Eve and Santa Claus is on his way! For the 63rd time the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is keeping tabs on the jolly old elf as he makes his way around the world.

There are lots of ways to keep up with Kris Kringle throughout the day (just click on the links below):

· NORAD Tracks Santa website

· Instagram

· Twitter

· Toll-free hotline (starting at 6 a.m. ET on Dec. 24)

1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723)

Dec. 20, 2018

You can find current gas prices along your route with the free and revamped AAA App for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. If you’d like more information, please visit AAA’s website.

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You can visit the popular GasBuddy.com and look up best gas prices here: https://www.gasbuddy.com

December 18, 2018

For more information about TSA Pre-check and to apply: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck

For more information about DNA kits and where your info goes, clicke here: http://www.kltv.com/2018/12/19/where-is-your-dna-going-pros-cons-purchasing-dna-kits/

December 13, 2018

GasBuddy.com - Look up best gas prices here: https://www.gasbuddy.com/ Get more information on the Winona Yard Sale: http://www.winonaisd.org/

To donate to the Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmytexas.org/tyler/

December 12, 2018

DEC 11, 2018

We might be reluctant to admit it, but Hallmark Christmas movies make all of us feel at least a little warm and cozy inside. These 10 Texas towns bring those magical scenes to life, according to the travel site Only In Your State.

DEC 7, 2018

Here is the link for the list of gift ideas for Meals on Wheels Ministry of East Texas Santas for Seniors program. Gift categories include cozy apparel, small home appliances, items for the home, and cheerful gifts.

DEC. 6, 2018

A trip to the salon for a day of pampering is meant to do the body good, but when cosmetologist aren't following regulations, they could be putting your body at risk.

Since 2016, inspections conducted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation ordered violations for 11 cosmetology salons in Smith County 8 in Gregg County and two in Angelina County.

For more on how to file a complaint or to see if a salon in your area has recent violations just head to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations website.

DEC. 6, 2018

A trip to the salon for a day of pampering is meant to do the body good, but when cosmetologist aren't following regulations, they could be putting your body at risk.

Since 2016, inspections conducted by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation ordered violations for 11 cosmetology salons in Smith County, 8 in Gregg County, and two in Angelina County.

For more on how to file a complaint or to see if a salon in your area has recent violations just head to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations website.

DEC. 6, 2018

8-year-old boy with terminal brain tumor only wants you to send him cards for Christmas. Click here to read more. If you would like to send a card to Drake, his address is: 2412 Hwy 388, Vinton, LA, 70668.

DEC. 2, 2018

Nov. 29, 2018

If you would like to donate to help, you can donate by check to SAFFE Day in Kilgore, in care of the Friendship Playground at Harris Street Park. If you’d like more information about the project, please visit the Friendship playground’s website.

If you would like to help Wreaths Across America’s Lufkin chapter meet their goal of 650 wreaths to cover the graves of our fallen heroes, you can sponsor a wreath by visiting the Wreaths Across America website, or by visiting the Lufkin chapter’s Facebook page for more information.

Nov. 27, 2018

Click here for Christmas light displays and parades across East Texas

Nov. 27, 2018

It’s Giving Tuesday! Here’s a list of ways you can find a charity to donate to: How to Donate on #GivingTuesday

Nov. 21-22, 2018

If you can’t make Thanksgiving dinner this year, here’s a list of restaurants who will be open; remember to call ahead to check hours, as they may be different than the usual schedule: RESTAURANTS OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY

Nov. 20, 2018

You can find current gas prices along your route with the free and revamped AAA App for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route and learn traffic conditions along that route, find discounts, locate parking, book a hotel and request and track AAA roadside assistance. If you’d like more information, please visit AAA’s website.

Nov. 16, 2018

Reel East Texas Film Festival ticket information click here.

Nov. 14, 2018

East Texan raises money to help sister impacted by California wildfires. Click here for more information on donating to the family’s relief fund.

Nov. 6, 2018

Texas State Parks will waive entrance fees on Sunday, November 11. Click here for a map of park locations.

Nov. 5, 2018

To purchase tickets for the Nacogdoches H.S. band barbecue fundraiser, call the band hall at 936-564-2466, ext 2293.

Oct. 29, 2018

Section 8 Housing Voucher program: The Deep East Texas Regional Housing Authority (DETRHA) will open its waiting list lottery for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and begin accepting pre-applications on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. CT through Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CT. For information on how and where to apply, please visit the DETCOG website.

Oct. 23, 2018

Prescription drug drop-off events this weekend: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Click here for a list of locations near you.

Oct. 21, 2018

Smith County Early Voting: Times and Locations

Oct. 14, 2018

East Texas Yamboree: Schedule of events

Oct. 10, 2018

Fields of Faith: ETX schools to participate in nationwide FCA program Wednesday night

Social media election ads: Click here for more on ProPublica’s mission to hold advertisers accountable, and how to install the Facebook plug-in.

Oct. 8, 2018

Oct. 5, 2018

The Tyler Fire Department is hosting a ‘Turn Tyler Pink’ event on Tuesday, Oct. 9 on the downtown Tyler square from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. If you’d like to buy a Turn Tyler Pink shirt, they’re $20 each, and you can find them at one of four locations: the Holiday Inn on S. Broadway, Cavender’s, Gallery Main Street, or Carter Blood Care.

Oct. 3, 2018

National alert test: The FCC is asking for feedback about Wednesday’s test of the National Alert System. Click here to give your feedback.

Sept. 28, 2018

Blessings Box: 2 brothers changing Crockett one food item at a time

Sept. 25, 2018

How and where to register to vote in Texas: The last day to register to vote in the November elections is Oct. 9. You can register to vote by mail in Texas by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person at your local election office if you prefer.

Registering for low-cost spay, neuter, and other animal services in Tyler: If you’re interested in signing up for the low-cost vet services, you’re asked to visit Dehart’s website for more information.

Sept. 24, 2018

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017: Each year the Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles an annual list of books that were challenged the previous year. Find out more about the Top 10 for 2017 were here.

Sept. 22, 2018

Irreverent Warriors Silkies Hike: The Irreverent Warriors silkies hikes are a series of events across the nation designed to PREVENT veteran suicide by bringing veterans together using humor and camaraderie to heal the mental wounds of war through therapeutic events and entertainment. Click here for more information.

Sept. 28, 2018

Blessing Box: 2 brothers changing Crockett one food item at a time with “blessings box”

Sept. 14, 2018

Fundraiser for injured firefighter: The ‘Oh Whata Night’ fundraiser to benefit an officer injured in a flash fire will be held at the Whataburger located in Henderson on Sept. 18. Click here for more information.

Sept. 13, 2018

Project Daffodil: Project Daffodil is an annual daffodil bulb sale hosted by Keep Tyler Beautiful since 2006 in hopes to beautify the community by promoting the planting of daffodil bulbs. Click here for more information.

Sept. 8, 2018

Lufkin officer runs for cause: A retired Lufkin police officer is training to run the Gillette Stadium Marathon. If you would like to help Hamel with his fundraiser, click here.

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