While most crank up the air conditioning when the sun’s rays start beaming down, those experiencing homeless can’t do the same. The Tyler Street Team volunteers remain busy in the summer keeping those in need cool, hydrated, and safe.
For more than 30 years, the Juneteenth Freedom Parade has taken place in the city of Tyler. It’s a celebration that is familiar to the citizens of Tyler and a day for good times for those in the black community.
KLTV’s Jamey Boyum brings a look at Friday’s Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, from pilot’s briefing to take off, to one of the targets, and talks with Balloonmeister Sam Parks for an explanation of the race.
The event will last from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lindsey Park in Tyler. As with past events, the mega drive-thru produce distribution will be open to anyone and there will be no eligibility or paperwork requirements.
With temperatures in the 90s and the heat index into the triple digits, homeless shelters in Texas are entering their busiest time of year to help homeless and the transient population get out of the heat.
Last week an East Texas baseball team, Marucci Elite went viral on the social media platform Tik Tok after a unique interaction with their umpire. In the Tik Tok Ray Martin who is the umpire starts to hit baseballs while the team is waiting in a lighting delay which impressed both the team and thousands online.
Thanks to the Wood Blueberry Farm in Diboll, an Angelina County farm, Brookshire Brothers will have plenty of East Texas grown blueberries to sell at the Texas Blueberry Festival this Saturday in downtown Nacogdoches.
St. Paul Children's Services has a year-round food pantry that provides assistance to families in East Texas. The need for assistance through donations and volunteers has increased because of the pandemic.