Artists get ‘Wings of Tyler’ interactive mural underway

The interactive mural, called Wings of Tyler, will depict several sets of very detailed, colorful angel-like wings.

  Longview public library seeks volunteers as music and movement program grows

East Texas Idol top 15 announced

“Clear the Shelters” a huge success across East Texas

  List of places participating in Clear the Shelters

Volunteer Central: Ways to help your East Texas neighbors this week

Pittsburg Elementary teachers flush forlorn student bathrooms, create fabulous facilities with art

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  East Texans share ‘intentional acts of kindness'

  Dozens attend ribbon-cutting ceremony for Longview’s new Guthrie Trail

  Tips to help students ease back into school routine

  Historic cemetery vandalized, causing more than $120,000 in damages

  VIDEO: We’re kicking off the season with a Red Zone pep rally!

New water features, pavilions complete at Longview’s largest splash pad

  Texas father drives motorcycle nationwide to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes after son’s death

The Lone Star Rider began his journey 3 years after his son's untimely death.

  WEBXTRA: East Texas dentist hosts free dental clinic to benefit residents at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission

Dr. J de Graffenried extracted broken teeth, removed wisdom teeth that were hurting and gave some basic cleaning.

  WEBXTRA: KLTV’s Jamey Boyum takes a tour of the Longview Public Library

The Longview Public Library continues to offer free computer classes.

Gift of Love: Jenna

Many soft-spoken children find their own beautiful ways of communicating with others.For third-grader Jenna, that's through the arts.

  Smith County Food Security Council hosts program offering fresh produce, info on community resources

  Lonesome Dove exhibit on display at Kilgore’s East Texas Oil Museum

  GTBR official addresses Koe Wetzel performance at Gregg County Commissioners court meeting

  Shelters encourage East Texas homeless to come in during heat

  Families can save big during back-to-school, tax-free weekend

  August ‘Hit the Bricks’ saw comics and cool treats

Shelters prepare to help others beat the heat

Shelters in East Texas prepare to help others beat the heat over the weekend.

  Get a preview of Tyler Comic Con during Hit the Bricks downtown event

The City of Tyler will host fans of everything comic book related on the downtown Tyler square.

  Two Longview nonprofit organizations team up to help feed pets

Longview residents who qualify for food assistance through Longview Community Ministries’ Food Box program can now request a bag of dog or cat food once a month.

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame welcomes 2019 inductees with weekend-long celebration

Three new performers will join the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in a weekend long celebration.

  Interview: Congressman Gohmert discusses upcoming forum on sex exploitation in East Texas

U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert is set to join East Texas Now at 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss an upcoming forum on sex exploitation.

  Smith County ESD 2 gets new fire engines for volunteer fire departments

The engines will be placed in service at the Arp, Jackson Heights and Troup volunteer fire departments.

Tyler businessman appointed to Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

A Tyler businessman has been appointed to the state’s Parks and Wildlife Commission.

  Gift of Love: John, Abigail, Bryson

John, Abigail, and Bryson are three siblings with smiles warm enough to fill your heart. The way they love life, despite not having parents, is something even more inspiring.

  Former John Tyler student returns to campus as new Social Studies teacher

The John Tyler graduate said he was excited to start the learning process with his students.

Gregg County Fair set Sept. 6-14 in Longview

The Gregg County Fair is less than a month away and organizers are reminding residents about the many attractions slated.

UT Health Science Center at Tyler receives $1.9M grant for lung research

Researchers at University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler have received a grant worth more than $1.9 million.

Volunteers needed as cleanup continues at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Organizers are focusing on two main projects to maintain the site's grounds as rebuilding continues.

Literacy Council puts ‘fun’ in fundraising with annual Tyler spelling bee competition

The spelling bee is the primary fundraising event the Literacy Council of Tyler holds each year.

  Mineola high school concert band earns state honor

The Mineola High School Concert Band was ranked No. 1 by the Texas Music Educators Association as the Class 3A 2020 Honor Band.

  Gregg County Historical Museum exhibit features 19th century fashion, photography

“Fashion and Photography; 1860-1900” continues through Aug. 31, 2019.

  Kilgore’s Texan Theater gets new sidewalk to increase accessibility

A concrete sidewalk has been put in along the north side of the building.

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.

  Women in Tyler celebrate pursuing change in East Texas with 2020 luncheon theme

Organizers say they want to celebrate women who 'turn the tables' in their communities.

  Power of Prayer: Lake Palestine boat rescue

A boating accident on Lake Palestine in Smith County nearly ended in tragedy for two families. Now, almost 40 years later, they’re finally learning the story of the man who rescued them and saved eight lives.

  East Texas radio stations go silent with sale pending

The stations were acquired by East Texas Results Media in 2017 for $1.2 million following a dispute within the former company, Waller Broadcasting.

  They grew up with Mahomes, now they’re buying his Madden game

East Texans hit up stores today to purchase their own copies of Madden 20 — with Patrick Mahomes on the cover.

  Community helps Troup family dedicate splash pad to late father

City dignitaries joined the Joe Layne family for a plaque presentation Friday.

  Kilgore’s Texan Theater hosts 8-day Harry Potter festival

The festival includes a Tri-Wizard Trivia Tournament, Best Dressed Competition, Potter’s favorite treats and of course all eight of the Harry Potter films.

  WEBXTRA: Kilgore College police chief talks about new crosswalk

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum spoke with the chief of the Kilgore College Police Department about the new crosswalk connecting two sides of the Kilgore College Campus.

  Henderson County sheriff offers free disability-alert stickers

Sheriff Botie Hillhouse announced Friday morning that people with disabilities can alert law enforcement of their status by using new disability decals.

Patricia Cavender, co-founder of Cavender’s Boot City, dies at 86

Patricia Whitten Cavender, the co-founder of Cavender’s Boot City, has died at age 86.

  Updated cottage food law gives business owners more freedom

The updated cottage food law takes effect on September 1.

Kilgore to host summer’s last dive-in movie Thursday night

“Finding Nemo” is the third and final showing for this summer. The pool will open at 7 p.m. and the movie will start around 8:30 p.m.

  Jacksonville Public Library wants your veteran photos for memorial project

The Jacksonville Public Library and Vanishing Texana Museum is collecting photos of Cherokee County veterans.

  Facebook group helps teachers clear wish lists for classroom supplies

While most school districts provide an allowance for classroom supplies, many teachers still have to dig into their own pockets for those extra items.

  Repeats are Neat back-to-school sale underway in Longview

The Repeats are Neat consignment sale features children’s items.

  ‘Shrek: The Musical’ to open at Lake Country Playhouse

'Shrek: The Musical' to open in Mineola, Texas.

  Downtown Tyler expects up to 15,000 people for CityFest event

CityFest East Texas will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 5 and 6 on the square in downtown Tyler and along surrounding streets.

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.

  Annual Asbury House Garage Sale kicks off Aug. 2 in Longview

First United Methodist Church in Longview is getting ready for its annual garage sale benefiting the Asbury House Child Enrichment Center.

  Carter BloodCare in ‘crisis mode’ due to significant dip in donations, director says

The donation slump has become a nationwide issue that could impact how hospitals operate.

  New Smith County fire marshal holds post for second time

Jay Brooks held the job from May 2014 to December 2015 before returning to the private sector.

  Gregg County commissioners honor Happy T Clown for decades of smiles

Happy T Clown has provided 47 years of smiles to East Texans.

  UT Health Tyler caregivers hold ‘Honor Code’ for former CEO of ETMC

Caregivers honored the man who helped pave the way for the UT Health network to become what it is today.

GTBR apologizes for Koe Wetzel’s language during concert

The Great Texas Balloon Race is a family-oriented event, and officials pride themselves in keeping it clean.

  Mobile library takes summer reading on the road in Longview

The Pine Tree Book Bus is a mobile library for anyone under 18 years old.

  TJC hosts free dental, medical services during Operation East Texas outreach

Services will include basic dental, medical, and vision screenings, and based on the severity of cases.

Lone Star native takes two honors at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Graves, 17, of Lone Star is the newly crowned Miss. Texas’s Outstanding Teen. The Texarkana senior spent the last week competing in Orlando, Florida.

  Great Texas Balloon Race successful even with only one flight

Great Texas Balloon Race ends, declares winners.

  Winners of the Great Texas Balloon Race announced

Winners have been announced for the Great Texas Balloon Race.

  Carrier reunion brings ‘family’ back together

Former Carrier employees gathered today for a reunion in Tyler.

  Fred Douglass High School reunion unveils historical marker

Saturday's all years reunion for Fred Douglass High School in Jacksonville also served as the unveiling ceremony for the land's new historical marker.

  Saturday Balloon flight cancelled, pilots set up for fans

Saturday Great Texas Balloon Race cancelled, glow should go on as scheduled.

  VIDEO: Friday balloon glow at Great Texas Balloon Race

If you missed Friday evening’s balloon glow at the Great Texas Balloon Race, we got you covered.

  WEBXTRA: Friday evening balloon race tour

Balloonists were setting up for weekend events and the balloon glow Friday evening at the East Texas Regional Airport.

  WEBXTRA: Saturday Morning balloon race cancelled, evening events should go as planned

Saturday morning’s balloon race was cancelled at East Texas Regional Airport.

  East Texas college student among Great Texas Balloon Race pilots

One of the new competition categories in this years Great Texas Balloon Race is called the 'young guns', first time pilots that represent the next generation of hot air ballooning. Among the young gun pilots in the 42nd edition, is 21 year old Cameron Wall, a Letourneau University student.

  COME EARLY, STAY LATE: Large crowds gather for balloon glow at GTBR in Longview

According to officials with the Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, ticket sales for Saturday’s events have been larger than ever.

42nd Great Texas Balloon Race begins as pilots compete

The first day of the 42nd edition of the Great Texas Balloon Race got underway Friday morning

  Theater students in Hawkins put on play to raise money for college scholarships

Cast members said not only is it a comedy, but it’s a brand of humor that is specific to areas of East Texas.

  Local cancer survivor and her doctor believe communication, friendship helped her heal

An East Texas cancer survivor and her doctor believe their communication and friendship helped her in her healing process.

  RESTAURANT REPORTS: Nine East Texas restaurants get top scores

Nine East Texas establishments got top scores in the latest round of health department inspections.

Contractor volunteers time, resources to build handicap-accessible ramp for injured tornado victim

The ramp should be finished within a few weeks, the contractor says.