Kilgore Police partner with area churches to establish relationship with the community

The Kilgore Police Department and the many churches in Kilgore have started a partnership together. The alliance is called CAPA or Clergy and Police Alliance and the goal is to strengthen the relationship between the police and the community of Kilgore.

City of Tyler offers free bulky item pick up

  Spring Hiway 80 garage sale going on this weekend

  UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College students give back to community with Big Event

  Cancer survivor donates cancer bell to UT Health Tyler

  Mid America Flight Museum reopens

SFA Gardens deciding which plants stay, which ones go

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  Longview’s Lifebridge Church hosting food drive to benefit Dream Center

  New photo exhibit, book celebrate people of Longview for city’s sesquicentennial

  New Diana ISD students holding plant sale Saturday

  Circus performers get back on stage for first time in over a year

  Longview 911 Dispatch manager talks evolution of service

  Jeep giveaway to benefit United Way

  Long forgotten East Texas cemetery rediscovered

Time had almost forgotten the final resting places of some East Texans in a remote part of an East Texas county. A team of volunteers recently re-discovered what was once known as 'Lone Star cemetery', in Cherokee county just south of New Summerfield, in the community of Ponta.

William, Shelby seek forever family to keep them close to their already adopted siblings

Outside of our playtime, the pair are navigating a world no kid under the age of ten should have to go through on their own.

  WEBXTRA: New Tyler bus for express route

The City of Tyler has obtained a new bus for a new express route being planned along Broadway Avenue.

  2 months after winter storm, East Texas Crisis Center continues repairs to facility

Almost two months after the winter storm hit Tyler, The East Texas Crisis Center is just now getting the minimum repairs done at their facility.

New bike lanes offer Tyler cyclists city-wide access

Keeping Marshall Beautiful: Beautification Award recognizes those improving the appearance of the city

Concrete plant withdraws permit request to build near Mineola Nature Preserve

  Become a Titanic passenger at Tyler Library exhibit

Professional angler born without limbs shares his story with Sabine ISD students

Mark in Texas History: World’s Richest Acre

Volunteer Central: Places to serve in East Texas this week

Here is this week’s list of groups and organizations that could use some help serving the needs of East Texans.

  Silent auction to be held in support of child abuse nonprofit The Martin House

The Martin House Children’s Advocacy in Longview is conducting an online silent auction this week in recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

  Longview’s Broughton Rec Center $5.3M expansion detailed

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with Longview Director of Parks and Recreation Scott Caron about the upcoming 5.3 million dollar expansion project at the Broughton Recreation Center.

SFA student group hosts survivor for Holocaust Remembrance Day

SFA Hillel, a student group building connections to the Jewish journey, will host a Holocaust survivor Thursday evening.

  Habitat for Humanity announces first-ever Monopoly tournament

Have you brushed up on your board game skills during the COVID-19 quarantine? Even if you haven’t and you just love Monopoly, Habitat for Humanity is holding the perfect event.

  Gregg County 4H looking for volunteer instructors for summer day camps

KLTVs Jamey Boyum talks with Gregg County 4H AG Extension Agent Arvitta Scott about upcoming summer day camps and the need for volunteer instructors who have an area of expertise.

City of Tyler begins installing 36 miles of bicycle lanes

Contractors with Stripe-A-Zone will begin marking streets and roadways on Monday, April 5. By the middle of August, Tyler will have 36 miles of designated bicycle lanes and shared lanes increasing safety for bicyclists and drivers.

  Gregg County Historical Museum’s attic boasts some strange, unique items

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum got access to the mysteries hidden away in the Gregg County Historical Museum’s attic.

  Mark in Texas History: Marion County courthouse

Since photos back then were black and white, finding the correct old paint colors was no easy feat. The Texas Historical Commission sent an expert to help.

Volunteer Central: Places to serve in East Texas this week

This week’s list offers good opportunities to help out people in need in our community. This is a great way to improve yourself as well as help others, and make friends, too.

  Mark in Texas History: Starrville community founded by minister who banned on alcohol, gambling

The Starrville community was founded by a minister looking to have a community with bans on liquor and gambling. Mark Scirto explains in this week’s Mark in Texas History.

  SWE Fury, a wrestling company, holds tryout camp in Canton

SWE Fury, a wrestling company run by former WWE wrestlers, held a tryout camp at the Canton Civic Center Saturday.

  Local singer/songwriter April N. Smith talks albums, artists, awards

East Texas Now’s Jeremy G. Butler spent some time chatting with area singer/songwriter April N. Smith on her new EP, Enough, her creative process, awards nominations and what it’s like to be from a place that produces so many talented and well-known artists.

  WEBXTRA: Women In Tyler luncheon tradition continues

After a year's hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Women In Tyler luncheon was held today honoring women who have made a difference in the community.

Volunteer Central: Places to serve in East Texas this week

Volunteering is a wonderful way to make a difference in your community as well as in yourself. You might even meet some new friends!

East Texas Food Bank to hold drive-through food distribution in Tyler Friday

The East Texas Food Bank will be holding a drive-through food distribution event in Tyler this week.

  Memorial service to honor victims, survivors on 84th anniversary of New London School explosion

A memorial service to mark the 84th anniversary of the deadliest school disaster in American history is planned Thursday afternoon in Rusk County.

  Legendary skater Tony Hawk collaborates with Tyler family on song, shows power of kindness

Oftentimes when artistic hobbies collide, something beautiful is created. What about when Tony Hawk is a part of the collaboration?

East Texas teen sees foster care as “second chance” at finding forever family

Nicholas, 15, is hopeful his time in foster care will lead to the family who will support him in his dream of becoming an actor and undercover agent.

  Longview nursing home employee wins grocery sweepstakes

A Longview nursing home employee won a grocery sweepstakes from his company.

  Tyler neighborhood saves homeless dog struck by car

A little terrier captured the attention of a whole neighborhood and many in the Tyler community in January.

  Mrs. Lee’s Gardens: No daffodils for you

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum pays a visit to Lee Gardens, south of Gladewater, where typically hundreds of thousands of daffodils bloom nearly every spring. Unfortunately this season they are not opening since the buds froze during February’s winter weather.

Nacogdoches librarian to compete on Jeopardy! Wednesday

There is no question that East Texans will want to watch Jeopardy! this week to see an area librarian compete in the 37th season of one of America’s favorite shows.

  Five members of all-girl Boy Scout troop in Palestine earn Eagle Scout honors

Twenty-nineteen was the first year girls could join the Boy Scouts of America. In February of 2021, a new milestone was reached as the Boy Scouts of America announced their inaugural girl Eagle Scout class, the organization’s highest honor.

  Longview law firm buys, donates sub-zero vaccine freezers

The Longview-based law firm of Goudarzi & Young provided funding to buy two sub-zero freezers to hold Moderna vaccine doses. The freezers were then donated to to Diagnostic Clinic of Longview.

East Texas Food Bank holds produce distribution at Gregg County Fairgrounds

The East Texas Food Bank held a produce distribution at the Gregg County Fairgrounds in Longview Friday.

Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Willie Nelson among lineup for McConaughey concert

Actor Matthew McConaughey has announced the date and lineup ‘We’re Texas’ event. Proceeds from the online concert will be used to help Texans who were affected by the recent winter storm.

  Photographic essay celebrates 80 years of Rangerette history at Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Photographer O. Rufus Lovett first captured Rangerette magic in 1989.

Nacogdoches Rodeo and Steer Show to go on with restrictions

The pandemic led to the cancellation of last year’s Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo and Steer Show. This year the possibility threatened to repeat itself, but organizers are confident it will go forward on March 25-27 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.

Indiana men’s ministry brings donated supplies to Tyler for winter storm relief

A group from Indiana traveled to Tyler to drop off some much appreciated supplies to help with the aftermath of February’s winter storms.

Volunteer Central: Places to serve in East Texas this week

If you’re ready to help others, there are plenty of ways to do that in East Texas. Here’s this week’s list:

  All-abilities park receives green light from Carthage City Council

A park that everyone can enjoy regardless of their abilities is now becoming a reality in Carthage.

East Texas Oil Museum holds exhibit featuring women in the US Senate during early 2000s

The East Texas Oil Museum is holding an exhibit featuring women in the U.S. Senate during the early 2000s.

  Despite weather setbacks, Longview park improvements remain on schedule

Despite some setbacks brought about by weather earlier this year, the Director of Longview Parks and Recreation said improvements at five area parks remain on schedule.

  Tyler aviation museum cleaning up after winter storm caused burst pipe

The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport had a burst pipe at the museum during the winter storm.

  Funeral procession for Quitman boy goes over bridges surrounded by boats

Coy’s funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Quitman Youth Foundation Baseball Fields.

ETX Oil Museum exhibit honors women in US senate

The East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College is featuring an exhibit with photographs and interviews of women who were United States senators.

Top five selected in ‘Women with Heart’ scholarship contest

Voting now open to select 2021 scholarship winners.

  Youth tournaments return to Longview’s Lear Park

A sure sign that Spring is around the corner, as little league baseball returns to one East Texas city. Teams from Dallas, Longview and Lufkin turned out for a 2 day early season tournament at Longview's Lear Park baseball complex.

  Mark in Texas History: Historic Abernathy House still in use today

The Abernathy House is a part of Pittsburg history and still available for special event use.

  Palestine church hosting blood drive for woman who is battling leukemia

Dogwood Hills Baptist Church is coming together to help a church family member in need.

  Stage actor, author returns to Longview to encourage students

A native East Texan, who made it big on stage and on-screen came home to encourage East Texas students. At 'Bramlette elementary' in Longview, actor Dedrick Weathersby spoke to children about never giving up on their dreams.

  Full Armor Christian Academy students package 10K meals for Bangladesh orphanages

Students at an East Texas school did their part in helping to feed hungry children in Bangladesh Friday.

  Pennsylvania contractor returns to Tyler to help winter storm victims

After seeing his former home suffer from the winter storm, former Tyler resident Josh Bloom decided to drive down all the way from Pennsylvania to help those impacted by the winter storm.

  Tyler’s Faulkner Skate Park opened to public Thursday

It went from about four square feet to 14,000 square feet, with all-new features, ramps, and hills.

  East Texas shelters rescued by generous winter storm donations

The winter storm put a strain on East Texas homeless and rescue shelters, seriously depleting their resources. but thanks to generosity, one East Texas shelter was able to meet demands and then some.

Volunteer Central: Places to serve in East Texas this week

Local charitable organizations do amazing things for all of us in East Texas. Sometimes they need a hand to keep going; that’s where some of you can come in.

Longview Museum of Fine Arts purchases old National Bank Building in downtown

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts has purchased the old National Bank Building, also known as the Regions building in downtown Longview.

Disaster relief team serving meals to Fruitvale students this week

SBTC Disaster Relief will be serving meals to Fruitvale students

UT Tyler to host virtual spring jazz concert benefiting East Texas Food Bank

You can enjoy the sounds of jazz while benefiting East Texans in need Thursday night.

  Lindale nonprofit helping low-income families recover from winter storm

Mercy Works, a Lindale-based nonprofit, is trying to do their part to help people recover from the winter storm.

  WebXtra: Ellen Trout Zoo’s recent challenges

KTRE’s Jeff Chavez spoke to Gordon Henley, director of Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, about their recent hardships and damage due to the winter storm.

Smith County partners with PATH to distribute $7M federal rental, utility assistance grant

Smith County was granted more than $7 million in rental and utility assistance funding from the U.S. Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program aimed to help Smith County families who have been financially affected by COVID-19.

185 years ago today, Texas declared independence from Mexico

Declaration signed in 1836

  PATH partners with Altra Federal Credit Union for annual Diaper Drive

East Texas Now’s Jeremy G. Butler spoke with PATH’s Leslie Watson and Daisy Phillips with Altra Federal Credit Union about PATH’s Third Annual Diaper Drive.

  East Texas martial arts school offers learning, fitness camp for kids

The pandemic shutdown of schools last year left many East Texas kids trying to learn at home, online or via zoom, but classroom time and physical activity were missed as a result. Now an East Texas martial arts school is creating a 'kids camp' that will address both fitness and learning.

  ‘Tyler Street Team’ created to help those experiencing homelessness

After learning of their needs, they hope that the Tyler Street Team can help bring those experiencing homelessness closer to the broader community.

CISC preps for free food distribution after winter storm

After being closed for nearly two weeks due to the winter weather, a Lufkin food pantry has re-opened.