TJC hosts alumnus who worked for NASA to discuss moon landing

  CityServe Homelessness event creates 1,500 summer care packages

  City of Tyler gets new skate park

Hit the Bricks Car Show hosts classic cars and lots of people

  Tyler family becomes 1000th home served by unique housing program through Habitat for Humanity

Public invited to come serve, fellowship during CityServe Homelessness Initiative event

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  Nine men set to graduate from Hiway 80′s New Creation Discipleship Program

  Tyler Junior College chops typical summer camp to inspire kids in the kitchen

  East Texas CASA welcomes sixth sister volunteer

  Donation to Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation continues mission of caring for injured service members

Henderson teen wins award for his Duck Tape tux

  Gladewater native returns home to start soul food restaurant

  Children’s Advocacy Center sends out call for Teddy Bears

The Children's Advocacy Center is asking for teddy bear donations.

  Commissioners approve contract related to future projects in Smith County

Commissioners approved hiring a management firm that would help the county plan future projects.

Longview residents invited to meeting to give input on new entryway monument

The city of Longview wants to hear from its residents regarding a proposed new entryway welcome monument.

  GoBus pilot program offers expanded services in Wood County

GoBus is a rural, demand response transportation service that covers 14 East Texas counties ― or about 10,000 square miles.

  The First Tee of Greater Tyler breaks ground on new golf learning facility

  Power of Prayer: McMahan Chapel, Texas’ oldest Protestant church

  Veggie Kids Club benefits kids and farmers alike

  Do you know the rules for a yard sale in your city?

  VIDEO: One weenie dog takes all during Longview race

  Fourth of July events blasting across East Texas

  Work4College program allows students to earn their scholarship funds

The Work4College program at Northeast Texas Community College has students excited about earning their scholarships.

  Setup begins for full day of Fourth of July festivities planned in Longview

The event will include a carnival, concerts, and musical acts leading up the fireworks finale.

  Kids practice ahead of Longview Wee Learn Academy’s annual Fourth of July parade

Visitors in downtown Longview Tuesday were treated to an impromptu performance of “Great Defenders”.

Kilgore police officer ‘up to his knees’ in jerky after dog 'hijacks’ car, goes viral

The Kilgore Police Department is asking the public to refrain from sending one of their officers more beef jerky after the story of how a pitbull “hijacked” his patrol car went viral.

  32nd annual Cattle Barons’ Gala hosts supporters and cancer survivors alike

The 2019 Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala saw beautiful dresses, plenty of boots and lots of fun.

  Twins reunited after 60 years apart celebrate their 74th birthday

Twin sisters were able to celebrate their 74th birthday today, in Longview, after being separated for 60 years.

  Tyler Junior College students, employees discuss retiring Dr. Mike Metke’s impact

Dr. Mike Metke's last day at TJC is June 30. Those who have worked with him reflect on his impact at the school.

Exotic reptiles and pet show coming to Longview Exhibit Building

Scaly and exotic animals will fill Longview’s Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center this weekend.

  Carthage nursing facility crowns winner of Ugliest Dog Contest

Some say there’s no such thing as an ugly dog, and the folks at Briarcliff Skilled Nursing & Rehab center in Carthage agree.

  Kilgore Public Library displays NASA exhibit celebrating moon landing, other missions

July 20, will mark 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas this week

Groups and organizations often rely on volunteers to help keep their service to the community going strong. Here are this week’s opportunities to serve in East Texas this week.

  Longview’s Newgate Mission to host gallery night featuring art by Ruby Floyd

Floyd was part of the mission’s Healing Arts Program founded by Longview artist Anup Bhandari.

Caddo Mounds Historic Site volunteers vow to rebuild grass house destroyed by tornado

The replica, which took months to build by hand, was destroyed by a tornado in April 2019.

  Lake Murvaul to host water safety, CPR class

It’s part of an effort to increase safety on the lake where Garrison High School student Brandon Tenison drowned earlier this month.

  Gift of Love: Robin

No matter her situation, Robin, 13, refuses to let the colors of her world fade. At Pottery Cafe Tyler, Robin was able to show us her deep passion for art. She’s been creating her own works of art since she was a young child. “I usually draw. I make art up in my safe spot in my room," said Robin.

Health officials offering free HIV testing in Longview Thursday

Texas Health and Human Services officials recommend that everyone be screened for the HIV virus at least once in their lives as part of their routine health care, and they are working to make that an easily-affordable possibility

East Texas State Fair lineup announced

Organizers have announced the lineup for the 104th East Texas State Fair. Bret Michaels, Aaron Watson, and La Fiera de Ojinaga will perform at the event.

First responders, leaders in community honored at South Tyler Rotary Awards luncheon

Winners were chosen for ‘doing great things in the community', organizers say.

City council set to discuss Frontier Airline lease at Tyler Pounds airport, economic development opportunities

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport wants to improve security, as well as encourage businesses to fly to Tyler.

  Caldwell Zoo raises money for giraffe conservation during World Giraffe Day

Giraffes have officially been added to the endangered species list, and in order to conserve what little are left, the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler is doing what they can to raise awareness.

  Texas tree farm awarded 2019 outstanding tree farm by the Texas Forestry Association

The Denson's of Arp are the 2019 Texas outstanding tree farmers of the year.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your East Texas neighbors this week

There are wonderful organizations in East Texas that work hard to help provide much-needed services for those in need. Here are some of those groups that could use some extra help achieving that goal this week.

TJC Apache Belles announce 73rd line

On Tuesday, the Apache Belles’ Facebook page released photos and the names of the talented young women who will make up the 73rd line.

Smith County fire marshal to retire in June

According to Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran, Wasson will be retiring effective June 30,

  Longview Museum of Fine Arts offers kids creative, artistic outlet during summer months

Kids can beat the heat, learn some history about art, and make some really cool pieces this summer!

  Wooden Boat Association takes over Lake Tyler

The Wooden Boat Association of Texas held an antique boat rendezvous at Lake Tyler on Saturday.

  Roseland Plantation hosts ancestry reunion

The Roseland Plantation hosted generations of different families today for it's first ancestry reunion.

  Church hosts concert to benefit 11 year old with glioma

A concert benefiting an 11 year old boy with Glioma is tomorrow night at the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church, in Gilmer.

  Webxtra: Benefit concert for Caden

Benefit concert for Caden's medical expences.

  Meals on Wheels announces new executive director

The announcement was made just days after it had released its CEO in search of new leadership.

  New law ensures firefighters and EMTs with certain cancers can receive worker’s compensation

A new law ensures worker's compensation for firefighters and EMTs with certain cancers.

  Gift of Love: Memphis

“Family could be anyone you meet,” said Memphis. He feels strongly about that statement as he has become close to friends, teachers, and people who are not related to him by blood. When thoughts of being different than most children begin to manifest inside his head, Memphis leans on perspective.

  Sam’s Law will benefit students across the state; give parents peace of mind

Sam's Law will benefit students across the state who suffer from seizures.

Meals on Wheels announces leadership change

Meals on Wheels is transitioning to new leadership.

  Governor signs ‘Sam’s Law’, bill named for Kilgore student who suffered fatal seizure

Three years after her daughter’s death, an East Texas mother's journey has come full circle.

  Business offers East Texans the chance to exchange worn, weathered flags

No matter the reason, a Tyler business is exchanging Old Glory for new ones.

  City council to decide on grant to fund renovations for ‘hidden’ park in Tyler

Tyler's City Council will either approve or deny an $80,000 grant during its meeting on Wednesday.

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

Here are a number of groups that could use your help in helping out your neighbors in East Texas.

Renovations to beloved ‘Splasher’ dolphin statue finished as splash pad opens for summer

The project was phase three of the Bergfeld Park master plan and was 100 percent funded by donations.

  Tyler police crack down on golf cart use on public roads

Police are now issuing citations to anyone who doesn’t meet the legal requirement.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your East Texas neighbors

Here is this week’s list of places to serve people who need a helping hand this week.

Family medical clinic in Alto to host free community health fair

The fair offers the community one-on-one time to discuss with medical professionals and free servces.

East Texas nonprofits receive $140,000 in donations following Brookshire’s FRESH 15 race

BGC Racing has raised more than $790,000 raised in six years, according to the company.

  UT-Tyler Cowan Center unveils 2019-20 season

The UT-Tyler Cowan Center is unveiling their lineup for the upcoming season Thursday.

  Brookshire’s, Gatorade team up to help keep first responders hydrated during summer heat

This is the 7th consecutive year Brookshire’s has offered donations to local fire departments.

  Sabine ISD launches its first-ever summer food program for youth in the community

The lunches are covered by a federal food program, so the district invites any kid who can join them for a free meal.

  Car wash raising donations for Tyler Fire Department’s fire prevention programs

Plenty of volunteers showed up to help scrub and wash for a good cause.

  Parade set to honor ‘American Idol’ star Laci Kaye Booth

A parade is planned in honor of ‘American Idol’ contestant Laci Kaye Booth.

  Rainy spring, warm temperatures give way to fruitful blueberry season in East Texas

"Edom has been really blessed with no high winds, no tornadoes, and no hail. My crop looks real good," Arena said.

Whataburger provides graduation decor for Whitehouse High School

Whataburger adds flair to Whitehouse High School graduation ceremony.

Susan Ford Bales speaks at Action Fund luncheon

Keynote speaker Susan Ford Bales is the daughter of 38th President Gerald R. Ford.

  Camp V, ‘one-stop shop’ for veterans and military personnel, under development in Tyler

The idea is for Camp V Tyler to give veterans a place specifically to meet their growing needs.

New early warning siren installed in Marshall

Early warning siren near Oaklawn Municipal Golf Course now in operation

  Unique, modern homes on display in Tyler during 66th annual Parade of Homes

The 2019 Parade of Homes will feature everything from townhomes to boathouses, featuring the latest in home design.

  East Texas Food Bank kicks off summer food program

The East Texas Food Bank is kicking off its Summer Food Program.

  Power of Prayer: East Texas Islamic Society open house

As the nearly 400 Muslim families living in Tyler and Longview observe the holy month of Ramadan, the East Texas Islamic Society is opening its doors to visitors.

“I carry his name and date of birth.” - Vietnam Veteran remembers his fallen friend on Memorial Day

In Tyler, our service men and women celebrated and prayed over the lives lost in our countries past and present wars.

Community meetings planned for Longview park projects

A series of community meetings are planned to get residents’ input on City of Longview park improvement projects.