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.
Our reports were never designed to examine the origins or validity of faith, rather, how those who do believe make it the essence of who they are. We choose prayer as a centerpiece because of its universal appeal.
As Christians around the world mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, an English-language ministry is reaching out to the thousands of visitors making a pilgrimage to Germany.
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Longview is more than an emergency shelter for the homeless. Soon, even more East Texans will have help fighting substance abuse through the ministry's New Creation Discipleship Recovery Program.
A group of East Texas kids is getting extra support in fighting peer pressure and staying true to their faith. Becoming Righteous Obedient Servants (B.R.O.S.) Mentoring is teaching young people how to create their own path to success.
After a very public fall from grace, a Major League Baseball legend, has dedicated his life to preaching the Gospel and sharing a message of redemption. Darryl Strawberry became one of the biggest stars in baseball in the 1980s and 1990s, until his career was derailed by drugs.
An East Texas congregation is working to rescue its church building from fading into history. Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Palestine has been added to Preservation Texas' list of the most endangered places in the Lone Star State.
A nun from Africa is gaining worldwide attention for her efforts to rescue children from a notorious rebel army. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is working to mend broken lives by teaching them to sew hope with a needle and thread.
Workout programs are mixing things up to help people get in shape by ditching traditional classes for new twist on exercise. Live Fitness in Tyler is offers, 'Get Centered,' a morning workout that merges fitness and faith to push the body and spirit.
A group of East Texans has made it their mission to change lives in a matter of hours. Volunteers from several Smith County churches are constructing wheelchair ramps for the elderly and those with disabilities.
An East Texas family is helping others find hope by reaching out to strangers experiencing a test of faith. The Davis family, of Whitehouse, created the Lamby Ministry as a way to honor the memory of their granddaughter who died from health complications in 2012.
An unlikely storybook character is teaching a lesson about faith. East Texas author Scott Plummer chose a furry creature to help parents explain when and why they pray, in his new children's book, "The Rabbit That Could Fly".
East Texans are discovering much more than deep discounts and nick-knacks in the Athens Thrift Store. The shop, which first opened in August 2010, has become a starting point for helping those in need.