TJC Apache band led Tyler parade Thursday night, shared special performance

On Thursday night, two Christmas parades will happen, and we will share them both with you for double the holiday fun.

  Nonprofits, charities look to generosity of East Texans on Giving Tuesday

Volunteer Central: Places to serve in East Texas this week

  Kilgore Public Library looks to the future

  Tyler Salvation Army to serve annual community Thanksgiving meal

  ‘Shop Local Saturday’ brings bittersweet feelings for Tyler boutique owner’s family after her death

  Power of Prayer: Core Music Ministry at Tyler’s Marvin Church

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  Loblolly model train pulls into Gregg County Historical Museum

  Tyler Junior College unveils Metke Drive in honor of former school president

  Kilgore College will debut new steel drum ensemble Thursday night in Van Cliburn Auditorium

Dollar General surprises two Tyler schools with $5,000

  Demolition of notorious Globe Inn underway in Longview

  Students at Trinity School of Texas donate over 17K canned goods to Longview food drive

  City of Tyler explains closure of Harvey Hall following Legionnaires’ outbreak

City Manager Ed Broussard sat down with KLTV’s Blake Holland on Thursday to talk about the city’s decision to close the event center.

Friendly competition between Jacksonville first responders to benefit blood bank

The fire department will face the police department, but hospitals and clinics will be the real winners.

  Steel hot-air balloons popping up in Longview

Lift Off 2020! is under way in Longview with several steel balloon sculptures painted and in place.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve this week

Here’s a list of places in East Texas that could use a helping hand or two to accomplish their goals of helping our neighbors.

Smith County invites citizens to offer input on new courthouse

  Power of Prayer: DFW International Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy

  Veteran thankful for birthday cards from all over the country

  All-inclusive playground opens in Tyler

Derrick lighting: City of Kilgore to light up World’s Richest Acre on Saturday

  Ten children officially join forever families at Smith County adoption event

  Longview’s Maude Cobb hosts United Kennel Club dog show

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum dropped by to learn more about the show.

  Reel East Texas Film Festival kicks off with speakers from Texas Film Commission

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum spoke with one of them.

  CHRISTUS breaks ground on new orthopedics, sports medicine facility

The institute will be a four-story facility housing about 62,000 square feet of diagnostic, care and rehabilitation space.

  WEBXTRA: Longview High School wins Coats for Kids Classroom Challenge

The Coats for Kids Classroom Challenge is held at all the schools in Gregg County.

  Equipment failure causes halt in Longview’s curbside recycling services

Instead of taking recyclables to Rivers Recycling, the items will be taken to the landfill with regular trash rather than being recycled.

  Kilgore College hosts annual Veterans Day Celebration featuring student art

KC history and government instructor and U.S. Army veteran Rick Moser was the speaker.

Date announced for Longview Hot-Air Balloon Christmas Glow

According to the city of Longview, the event will take place on Dec. 12 from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on the lawn of the Maude Cobb Convention Center.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Here is a list of groups and organizations that could use a helping hand through the holidays and beyond.

  Cumberland Academy students, staff honor veterans

Those in attendance heard speeches from veterans who now teach at Cumberland Academy.

  East Texas woman credits “country living” to 100-year-long life

Elma Mikel celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.

  Thousands gather at Germany’s Brandenburg Gate to celebrate anniversary of Berlin Wall falling

Thirty years ago, East and West Germans danced together on top of the Berlin Wall. Hours earlier, anyone crossing the border would have been shot by GDR state security.

  Understanding the Wall: How the Berlin Wall divided a nation

Three decades after the so-called ‘Peaceful Revolution’ toppled the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany, people are celebrating the anniversary of its climax -- the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.

  VIDEO: Network anchor Tom Brokaw shares lessons learned from Berlin Wall

Former network news anchor Tom Brokaw is also in Germany for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He was the only American broadcaster on-air when East Germans began to stream across the border. He shares what lessons should be remembered from the Peaceful Revolution.

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains.

  VIDEO: Fmr. Ambassador reflects on George HW Bush’s role in German reunification

Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Robert M. Kimmitt shares his reflections on the role of President George HW Bush during German reunification.

  10 children officially join forever families at adoption ceremony in Palestine

“We were only going to do foster care. That was where we felt led to by the Lord, but you know he had other plans,” said Lindsey Coker.

  Residents relieved mailboxes moved to their side of highway

Residents along Highway 154 are pleased their mailboxes are being moved to the same side of the highway as their home, for safety.

  VIDEO: Misconceptions, misinformation have led to ‘romanticization’ of Berlin Wall

Lane Luckie explains misconceptions and common questions about the purpose of the Berlin Wall.

  VIDEO: Behind the Berlin Wall

Lane Luckie reports on the historical impact of the Berlin Wall coming down 30 years ago.

  Art installation sends ‘wishes’ fluttering over post-Wall Berlin

Freely moving in the wind, independent, yet seemingly in harmony, 30-thousand ribbons dance in front of the Brandenburg Gate, Germany’s most visible symbol of unity.

  Decorated Vietnam War veteran reunited with hat left at Lindale business

Robert Rife said he tore his house apart after realizing he had misplaced his hat.

  VIDEO: Lane Luckie explains the dark history of the Berlin Wall

Lane Luckie explains the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall on modern world history.

  20th anniversary Red, White, and Blue Festival honors veterans

The 20th anniversary Red, White and Blue festival in Bullard may not have gotten a B-52 Bomber fly-over, but they have beautiful weather and a great turnout.

IMAGES: 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall

30 years after the 'Peaceful Revolution' led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, a unified Germany and the world celebrate this historic moment. Click here for images from the commemoration.

Volunteer Central: Places to serve your neighbors in East Texas

Here is this week’s list of worthy causes for those who want to reach out and help out.

  Hispanic Business Alliance honors achievers, business leaders

This the 12th annual awards ceremony that recognizes community leaders and business owners that have been successful and have had a positive impact in East Texas.

Kilgore Public Library hosts “Stranger Things” escape room

Kaitlin de Graffenried, the library program coordinator, says the escape room is recommended for teens and adults.

  Tyler Museum of Art hosts student art in annual Day of the Dead exhibit

The exhibit features artwork by students in grades 6th through 8th from Tyler and the surrounding area.

  Gift of Love: Daniel

For Daniel, it’s not about the freedom aspect of having a new car that excites him, but rather, the opportunity for a new start in a difficult life.

  New exhibit features hundreds of pieces by abstract expressionist Victor Thall

He was ranked with some of the best abstract expressionist artists in the 1930s but today is little known.

  Friends fundraise to buy glasses that allow man to see again

Doug Shelton has been blind for nine years; his friends bought him glasses that allow him to see again.

  City of Tyler announces big million dollar plans to revitalize the city

25 years and 4 mayors later, the plans for a new conference center in Tyler are finally in motion.

  WEBXTRA: Produce drop, health fair happening at New Days Community Church in Tyler

NET Health is also on site providing flu shots.

  Flu shots for children, adults available at NET Health in Tyler

NET Health Immunization Director Sylvia Warren said it’s not just important to get a flu shot, but to get one every year.

Remembrance ceremony to help East Texas families share grief, celebrate lives of children lost

Families and friends from all over Texas will gather on Saturday to attend the 17th Annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony in The Children’s Park.

  Prowl with big cats during Tiger Creek’s weekend Halloween event

Employees are working hard to transform the park, with giant webs and other haunted decorations.

  WEBXTRA: Harvest Festival and Livestock Show happening in Longview

The event continues through Saturday and is free to the public.

  WEBXTRA: Habitat for Humanity dedicates 108th home in Smith County

This is the 108th home built in Smith County in Habitat’s 30-year history.

Southside Park grand opening in Tyler rescheduled due to inclement weather

Families excited to help break-in the new and improved Southside Park in Tyler will have to wait a little longer.

  Lobo band marches to 70th straight Division 1 rating at UIL

KLTV Photojournalist Arthur Clayborn checked in with the Big Green Marching Machine.

  Radio theater in Palestine to hold live, authentic broadcast of The War of the Worlds

Organizers said what makes the show authentic is that it will be produced like it would’ve “back in the old days," with voice actors and sound effects.

  WEBXTRA: Improvements continue at historic Texan Theater in Kilgore

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum stopped by the Texan on Thursday where he ran into a crew doing some work inside.

Can you handle the heat? City of Palestine to host 2019 Hot Pepper Festival

The festival will include four live bands, family-friendly entertainment, plenty to do for the kids, and of course, a hot pepper eating contest.

  Kilgore Public Library celebrates 80 years as ‘cornerstone’ of city

The library cost $45,000 to build and formally opened on Friday, Oct. 19, 1939.

  German journalist embedded in KLTV/KTRE newsroom as part of international exchange

An international exchange program is bringing a journalist from Germany to work side-by-side with the largest news organization in East Texas, KLTV and KTRE.

  Kilgore College homecoming halftime to feature nearly 300 Rangerettes

Former Rangerettes have come from all over the country to perform at Kilgore College's homecoming.

Great Texas Balloon Race announces 2020 concert lineup

Organizers of the Great Texas Balloon Race have announced the 2020 concert lineup.

True Vine Brewing Company eyes November opening for downtown Tyler expansion

The expansion will feature a rotation of seasonal and year-round True Vine beers as well as exclusive and experimental beers.

  86th annual Texas Rose Festival has officially begun

The 86th annual Texas Rose Festival officially began Thursday morning.

  Tyler Rose Garden designated as National Historic Place

The Tyler Rose Garden is officially a nationally recognized historic place.

Hiway 80 sale returns this weekend for shoppers on the hunt for bargains

The historic Hi-way 80 sale is set to return this weekend from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20.

  Eleven new recruits officially join Tyler Police Department

The recruits graduated Friday from Tyler Junior College’s 30th Basic Peace Officer Class.

  WEBXTRA: High school art students paint rodeo-themed mural in Mount Pleasant

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum stopped by to check on their progress.

  WEBXTRA: Yamboree Festival officially underway in Gilmer

KLTVs Jamey Boyum caught up with the Yamboree Queen at the Queens Coffee

  WEBXTRA: Hallsville Volunteer Fire Department sells Firehouse Grub Cookbook

KLTV's Jamey Boyum spoke to the chief to learn more about the cookbook

Longview entryway monument survey available online

The monument will be part of a project to reconfigure the entire intersection and was approved as part of the 2018 bond project.

  City council to vote on providing beach-front access to Lake Athens

The city council of Athens on Monday will discuss the possibility of adding beach-front access to Lake Athens.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas

Check out this week’s list to see if one might be a good fit for you.