East Texas Food Bank to distribute emergency food boxes at East Texas State Fairgrounds

Each box will contain enough pantry items for 16 meals. No identification or paperwork is required!

Texas Shakespeare Festival canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Neighbors Helping Neighbors group provides donation boxes in Anderson County

  ‘Our time of need is now’: Nonprofits feel financial impact of COVID-19

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

Volunteer Central: Organizations that need a helping hand in East Texas

  Bored at home? Here are some things you can do online or safely in the car

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HAY! Gregg County couple wants you to practice social distancing

City of Jacksonville host “Spring into Support Blood Drive”

KLTV launches local database of businesses operating during COVID-19 pandemic

  East Texas church holds drive in service

  Glenwood VFD holds emergency canned food drive to help feed community

  Brookshire Grocery Co. hosting hiring events in Tyler

  East Texans offering time, resources to others during COVID-19 social distancing

In a time of overbuying and overreaction, some East Texans are doing more for their neighbors.

Volunteer Central: Places you may be able to help your neighbors this week

Here are some organizations that could use a helping hand this week. Check them out to see if one might be a good fit for you.

  No plans to cancel Azalea Trail events in Tyler as COVID-19 looms

At least one event in Tyler has been cancelled due to COVID-19

Lone Star Impressions exhibit on display at Tyler Museum of Art

Flatbed Press was founded in 1989 by Katherine Brimberry and Mark Lesly Smith, according to the museum's website.

  Gift of Love: Jerod, Jerome, Jocelyn, Joaquin, Journie

  Wiley College opens food pantry for students

  East Texas college students spend Spring Break building home for Habitat for Humanity

  Zonta Club of Greater East Texas hosts annual antique show

  WEBXTRA: Free jazz concert to feature East Texas high school students

  CASA hosts meeting to highlight need for diverse group of volunteers

  East Texas Veterans Alliance hosting yard sale for veterans & their families in Gilmer

The East Texas Veterans Alliance is hosting yard sale on Saturday morning at 1924 North Wood St. Highway 271 in Gilmer.

Road closures planned for Saturday’s FRESH 15 race in Tyler

Road closures are planned in south Tyler on Saturday as the Fresh 15 race winds through neighborhoods.

  Tyler’s new all-access park now closed indefinitely

Southside Park has been closed indefinitely due to damage that was likely caused by water, according to Tyler’s parks and recreation director.

  Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County to use $50K grant to expand facility

The advocacy center has seen an increase in people using the facility over the past few years.

Student artwork to be featured during reception, exhibit at Tower Plaza in downtown Tyler

Thursday’s reception will give visitors a chance to meet the student artists and check out the new space.

  WEBXTRA: City of Longview to host meeting to discuss contents of time capsule

The time capsule is set to be buried in front of the Longview Public Library.

Volunteer Central: Organizations that need a helping hand in East Texas

Here are some groups and organizations that could use a helping hand as they work to serve East Texans in need.

  Kilgore College to host free piano concert

It features duo piano pieces by composers Grieg, Mussorgsky, Schubert and J. Strauss II.

  Native American artifact collection on display at Tyler Junior College

The collection ranges from tools and primitive cookware to serving dishes designed to first serve as a feast for the eyes.

Roads are bumpy, but Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden is open

Caretaker Dennis Phelps says the daffodil blooms peaked on Monday and should be in bloom for about two more weeks.

Tyler City Councilman serves last day in office, continues campaign for mayor

Tyler City Councilman for District 4, Don Warren served his last day in office as part of the city council to continue his run for Mayor of Tyler

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Here is your updated weekly list of groups and organizations that could use a helping hand as they work to serve our East Texas community.

  Power of Prayer: Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus

The Monastery of the Infant Jesus is celebrating 75 years since its founding in East Texas.

  TABA Home Products Show showcases best in new home technology, luxury

The Home Products Show offers inspiration for anyone wanting to update their home or build a new home.

  Health Information Kiosk available at Tyler Public Library

The Health Information Kiosk gives the public access to information on health and wellness, including environmental and genetic health.

  Gift of Love: Christina

Navigating high school as a sophomore can be difficult. Adding in the search for a forever family can make this time in a child’s life especially stressful.

  Students at The Brook Hill School deliver handmade Valentine’s Day cards to senior citizens

KLTV’s Dante Nuñez was there as the students surprised residents. And one resident even had a musical surprise for the students.

  Power of Prayer: Rick Garrett’s ministry to cancer patients

As patients battling cancer embark on journey of treatment, Rick Garrett wants to help them find spiritual healing at the same time.

Volunteer Central: Organizations who could use a helping hand this week in East Texas

Here are plenty of ways you can show your community members your love this week...by volunteering!

Top five selected in ‘Women with Heart’ scholarship contest

The Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital has selected their top five scholarship videos and released to the community for voting.

  Daffodil garden in Gladewater pushes back opening after stormy weekened

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

Black History Month exhibit showcases people who helped shape Longview’s history

Portraits of our Past: Influential African Americans of East Texas features men and women who held various roles in the community, including teachers, principals, doctors and sports figures from the 1800s through today.

  Where to stream the top 2020 Oscar films

Almost every film nominated for “best picture” at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony are available to stream before the big night.

  Tyler hangs new sign on baseball field renamed in honor of former city councilman

The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department named it Ed Moore Field after former Tyler City Councilman Ed Moore

  St. Paul Children’s Services honors founding member

St. Paul Children’s Services held its Guardian Circle Luncheon on Thursday to honor Melissa Brigman who has been with the organization since it was founded 30 years ago.

  Big Sandy Agape house needs canned goods, other donations

The Agape House is a volunteer based organization that is in need of canned foods after serving nearly 80 families a month. This organization provides a local pantry, thrift store, and financial services for those that qualify.

  Gift of Love: Madison

“Today is my birthday,” Madison said as her chaperone sneaked inside. What would await this birthday girl was a surprise unlike anything she’s experienced before.

Lindale $835,000 sidewalk project to get underway by late 2020

Monday morning, The Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT, awarded the City of Lindale up to $835,644 in federal funds through the Transportation Alternatives program for the construction of 1.25 miles of sidewalk along FM 849. The project is scheduled to be underway by late 2020.

  Power of Prayer: Spanish-language Christian radio station Fuzión

There’s a new voice of harmony in East Texas. Fuzión radio signed on the air January 17, broadcasting Christian music in Spanish.

  St. Mary’s Catholic School in Longview celebrates 50 years with annual Enchilada Roll

Proceeds will go to scholarships for Catholic high school youth.

  Tyler police surprise student participating in Jack Elementary shoe drive

KLTVs Alex Leroux was there and shares with us what the police department gave Bronx toward the shoe drive.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Here are some group and organizations that are in need of some help to continue to do their work in our communities. It’s a great way to gain service hours, meet people, and do some good for your neighbors!

  Webxtra: Longview High School violinists will perform at Carnegie Hall

The two students talk about their upcoming performance in New York.

  State-of-the-Art Bradley Thompson Tower to open at Christus by summer 2020

Construction began in 2018 and for the past two years, crews worked day by day to complete the Bradley Thompson Tower by summer 2020.

Traditions Restaurant celebrates 20 years with special lunch benefiting Salvation Army

Traditions Restaurant and Catering is celebrating their 20th anniversary by giving back.

  Webxtra: Women’s Fund selects 5 East Texas non-profits for grants

Jeff Chavez spoke with Kristin Seeber about their mission and their event next week where the winners of the five grants will be announced.

Educator whose experiments flew on final Shuttle Columbia mission to speak at Hemphill museum

A noted aerospace educator and consultant will speak at the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum as part of the 17th anniversary memorial planned for the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Longhorn Steakhouse opens in Tyler

Longhorn Steakhouse opened Tuesday afternoon. It’s located in a free-standing building at the Broadway Square Mall.

Free produce, community resource event underway in Tyler

The Smith County Food Security Council’s Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow runs until 6 p.m.

City of Van plans flash mob for HGTV video entry

The flash mob will be gathering for the last segment of the video entry to HGTV Hometown Takeover.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas

Volunteer Central —where volunteering through Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes the difference in the community.

‘Sponsor a Stud’ campaign underway at Habitat for Humanity of Smith County

“It gives everyone a chance to come in here and buy a board. You can paint on it. You can write inspirational messages on it.” said Rebecca Berkley, director of development for Habitat for Humanity of Smith County.

  WEBXTRA: Big Inch Pipeline lecture, panel discussion to be held in Longview

The Big Inch Pipeline was built in the 1940s to get East Texas oil to Pennsylvania so fuel could be shipped overseas during the war.

  Certified babysitter training to benefit East Texas foster families

While foster parents are busy supporting their new foster children, those parents soon find out they need a support system, too.

Marshall’s Memorial City Hall Performing Arts Center offers entertainment for everyone

Marshall’s old city hall has been reborn for use as a performance center, and they host events for people of all entertainment styles.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve you fellow East Texans this week

Here is your list for this week’s groups and organizations who are looking for some faithful vounteers to help out. Great way to meet new people, too!

East Texas museum exhibit features works by artist with ties to Tyler

“Bold Lines: Works by Joseph Glasco” is on display through Feb. 16 in the museum’s Bell Gallery.

  East Texas celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Events around East Texas to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Marshall hospital unveils new memorial prayer garden

It will be a place to patients, families and associates to reflect and seek solace.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

If you are looking for a way to improve your own live as well as the life of others, here is a list of groups and organizations that could use a helping hand.

  Animal shelter in Jacksonville kicks off ‘Roaring 20s’ with free dog adoptions

“When we put these animals into responsible pet ownership homes, that’s a great outcome," organizers said.

  Gift of Love: Ryan

“I don’t want to go back to my parents,” the sixth grader told us as he sat down with us. “They were mean.”

Son of former greeting card writer asks public to send her cards for 78th birthday

She was formerly wrote for Hallmark, so her son thought to surprise her by asking everyone to send his mother a card.

Give Back Box turns your old stuff into a charitable donation

Knock out your holiday de-cluttering and support local charities at the same time!

  Hair stylist dedicates time and talent to honor fallen officer

Jennifer Broadus, owner of the Cuttin’ Hut in Carthage, is giving away free haircuts Friday and Saturday in honor of fallen Panola County Deputy Chris Dickerson.

Somebody said you’re not supposed to eat king cake until Jan. 6

King cake is not a year-round pastry, allegedly.

Volunteer Central: Resolve to serve East Texans in need in 2020

Here’s a list of organizations who are looking for helping hands this year. Take a look to see if one might be a good fit for you!

AAA Texas offering Tipsy Tow for New Year’s Eve

A free ride home of up to ten miles will be available for drinking drivers.