Erin Wides

Erin Wides

Erin Wides joined the KTRE News 9 team in December of 2019 as a Reporter/MMJ.

Erin grew up in Saint Louis, Missouri (Go Blues, Go Cardinals!). In May 2019 she graduated from the University of Central Missouri with her bachelor’s degree in digital media production, with an emphasis in digital journalism.

While in college, Erin was the features editor for the award-winning school newspaper. She enjoyed telling stories involving the shakers, doers, and change-makers in the community.

She has worked as a Production Assistant at FOX4 in Kansas City and most recently worked as the Communications Associate for Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

In her free time she enjoys playing soccer, watching TedTalks, and playing guitar.

Erin is excited for her next adventure in Texas and to better learn about and share the stories of East Texas.

If you have any story ideas or just want to talk, feel free to email her at

Recent Articles by Erin

The Next Normal: Physical education classes

Angelina County voters to decide on unit-road system in November

Child hot car deaths down amid COVID-19, but new risk posed to stay-at-home kids

  The Next Normal: Visit to the pediatrician

Crockett man charged with capital murder in missing aunt’s apparent death

  The Next Normal: Finding a job

Daughter of East Texas woman who died from COVID-19 urges public to wear masks

  The Next Normal: Support groups

Texas Education Agency releases more planning guidance for schools

  The Next Normal: Clothing stores take precautions due to COVID-19

Nacogdoches County approves license plate readers for sheriff’s office

Local leaders echo Governor Abbott’s guidance for slowing the spread of COVID

Lufkin independent living center expands visitation policies

Angelina County commissioners approve 7-year loan for road improvements

  The Next Normal: Residential cleaning services

Onalaska community members continue helping with relief efforts

Search efforts resume near area missing 79-year-old Carthage man was last seen

Search for missing 79-year-old Carthage man continues

  Fredonia Hill Baptist Church members gather to meet after weeks of livestreaming

  The Next Normal: Visits to the veterinarian

Local businesses have different reactions to Gov. Abbott’s reopening announcement

  46 homes destroyed in deadly Onalaska storm

  East Texas state rep, Lufkin mayor urge governor to ease restrictions

  ‘You’re my hero’: Church draws uplifting messages on sidewalk outside Lufkin hospital

  Grocery delivery service eases stress for customers amidst COVID-19

  Early response to Governor Abbott’s COVID-19 travel orders

  ‘Pre-K Fun with Mrs. Ashley’ offers resources for parents teaching at home

Brazos Transit District increases sanitation practices amid COVID-19 spread

Lufkin couple waiting to disembark cruise ship hit by coronavirus

Lufkin first responders receive specialized training for Alzheimer’s patient response