Peete Elementary students create ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ music video

  Deep East Texas museums renovate, reopen amidst COVID-19 pandemic

First Alert Weather Day declared for Friday afternoon through early Saturday

  WebXtra: City of Tyler working to improve hazardous portion of Grande Boulevard

Child found unresponsive in Tyler motel bathtub dies

  Flyover at East Texas school honors Berlin airlift ‘candy bomber’

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  WATCH: Sen. Hughes lays out bill to improve transparency for flat-rate tuitions

Construction to commence at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys following November explosion

City of Kilgore repairs sinkhole at corner of Fritz Swanson Road and Highway 31

  Study finds COVID-19 survivors at higher risk of mental health issues

What you need to know about Longview ISD’s free vaccination clinic

Wednesday’s Weather: Cold start! Nice afternoon

  State Rep, Gregg Co. officials opposes bill which would change policy on state sales tax revenue

KLTVs Jamey Boyum talks with LEDCO CEO Wayne Mansfield about his opposition to a bill, that if passed, would change sales tax revenue from the shipping point to where the order originated in the state of Texas.

  Authorities encourage open, healthy conversation about social media dangers with kids

Following the alleged sexual assault of an Alabama teenager at the hands of a Tyler man, authorities are reminding parents of the dangers that come with social media.

  Gregg County Clerks Office closed after water leak

The Greg County Clerks Office is closed today after water poured through the ceiling as a result of a faulty valve.

Longview building inspection division home to two world-recognized employees

The city of Longview’s Building Inspection Division employees two “master code professionals”. According to the International Code Council, that is the highest recognition in the building industry and there’s only a few more than 800 “master code professionals” in the entire world.

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

  Texas Workforce Commission sees increase in unemployment insurance fraud

East Texans discuss soaring price of lumber, impact on homeowners

Angelina County commissioner allegedly violated bond by contacting victims

Missing person’s body found in woods near Hwy 79 in Rusk County

Upshur County grand jury indicts teen accused in shooting deaths

I-20 eastbound shutdown near 271 exit in Smith County due to crash

A crash has closed all lanes of eastbound I-20 near the exit to US 271 in Smith County.

Smith County Jail resumes inmate visitations

After a year prohibiting it due to COVID-19, the Smith County Jail is set to resume inmate visitation on Wednesday.

  SMART Tag system launches at Nacogdoches ISD

Nacogdoches ISD is the latest East Texas school district to launch Smart Tag in its school buses.

  Angelina Benefit Rodeo starts Wednesday night

After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Angelina Benefit Rodeo is back this year and will kick off Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.

Autopsy shows man whose body found near Toll 49 died of hypothermia

An autopsy performed on the body of a 21-year-old Tyler man that was found on Jan. 12 after he had been missing six days ruled that his main cause of death was hypothermia, according to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

Seagoville police: Abduction, Amber Alert of East Texas girls a hoax

The investigation concluded that the alleged abduction of the girls was a pre-planned hoax. Jose Penaloza-Estrada was aware of the girls being a subject of an Amber Alert and their Missing Person status.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office terminates detective accused of harassment

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has fired a detective accused of in appropriate interactions with a private citizen.

13-year-old calmly phones for help after ATV swept into ditch; rescued by Panola County sheriff’s deputies

According to a Facebook post, the teen remained calm on the phone and was able to give dispatchers good directions.

  ETN: Kyle Penney discusses upcoming East Texas Giving Day

Kyle Penney with the East Texas Community Foundation spoke to ETN host Jeremy Butler about the upcoming East Texas Giving Day event Tuesday morning.

  Bowie County chase ends in Texarkana backyard; driver arrested

It took one and a half hours before the chase came to an end.

Rep. Ashby bill investing alcohol sales tax to specialty courts passes committee

State Rep. Trent Ashby’s bill which would designate one percent of all mixed beverage sales tax to specialty courts has passed the committee phase.

  What’s In A Name: Palestine

What’s In A Name continues to look at the origin of city names across East Texas. This week, KLTV’s Jeff Chavez spoke with local historian John Lamb about the roots of Palestine.

  Hefner bill for armed school security immunity gets final passage in Texas House

A bill which would provide immunity from liability for school security personnel in case of a safety issue authored by an East Texas state representative has received final passage in the Texas House.

Tyler man gets 3 years for throwing child

A Tyler man convicted of beating and throwing a child will go to prison as part of a plea deal.

  MISD approves one-time $500 COVID-19 stipend for full-time employees

“The Board wishes to express our gratitude for all the hard work and sacrifice our staff has put in to provide the best possible learning experience for our students this year.”

Pedestrian killed crossing Troup Highway

Tuesday at 7 a.m., Tyler police responded to the 3300 block of Troup Hwy on a report of a pedestrian fatality.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate currently lacks the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Monday that the state Senate does not currently have the votes to pass permitless carry of handguns but that he will try to see if there is a “path” to change that.

  Longview ISD offers COVID-19 vaccines to students

Longview ISD will administer COVID-19 vaccines to interested students at the Longview High School campus Wednesday.

Texas on lookout for distracted drivers

Cellphone use. Eating, drinking, changing radio station. Everything can be a distraction

  Non-profit organization dealing with education policy brings three-legged stool tour to Longview

Raise Your Hand Texas was at Longview High School today.

What we know about the 1,843 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

Angelina County commissioner back in jail Monday night

According to Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches, Cheshire turned himself in on a bond surrender Monday afternoon around 5:30 p.m.

Missing Bullard girls found safe in Plano

The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued a statewide Amber Alert for two missing Dallas-area teenagers.

  Affidavit: Tyler man met Alabama girl online, kidnapped, sexually assaulted her

An arrest affidavit shed new light on the details of a case where Tyler police officers rescued a 13-year-old Alabama girl from a 19-year-old man’s residence Saturday.

East Texans plead guilty to postal crime spree that targeted post offices in Texas, Louisiana

Two individuals have pleaded guilty to their involvement in postal offenses in Texas and Louisiana, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.

State reports nearly 3,000 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported nearly 3,000 cases of COVID-19 on public school campuses in last week’s reports.

New signs on Tyler square reminding people of loitering ordinance

Those who are familiar with the square in downtown Tyler may have noticed some new signage recently.

At least 1 person dead after Rusk County plane crash

An airplane has crashed between Tatum and Easton on County Road 2194 in Rusk County.

Protester addresses getting punched by Louisville police officer during arrest

The incident was caught on camera as bystanders recorded while the arrest was being made.

Arrest made in connection with 3 fires in Marshall Saturday

All three fires were extinguished by the fire department, and no one was injured in any of the incidents.

Nacogdoches chapter of Daughters of American Revolution celebrate 95th anniversary

The Nacogdoches Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated the chapter’s 95th anniversary. Over the decades, members have celebrated principals which shaped the city and its education. Today the service was celebrated.

Wells, furnaces and septic systems damaged by Feb. winter storm may be covered by FEMA

Texas residents whose furnaces, septic systems or wells were damaged by February’s severe winter storms may be eligible for financial assistance under FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program. If denied assistance, applicants may appeal.

Rep. Hefner’s bill requiring American-made voting machines passes committee

Rep. Cole Hefner’s bill requiring all components of voting equipment to be American made has passed the committee phase.

  State rep. from Dallas holds press conference on removing Confederate monuments from state capitol

A bill to rename or remove confederate monuments located in or near the State Capital was discussed on Monday morning in a press conference.

  Hefner bill for armed school security immunity passes prelim vote in Texas House

A bill which would provide immunity from liability for school security personnel in case of a safety issue authored by an East Texas state representative has passed the second reading in the Texas House.

DPS lab requests guidance for DNA testing at arraignment for suspect in Starrville church slaying

During an arraignment hearing for the suspect in the shooting death of a Starrville pastor, the Texas Department of Public Safety lab requested a court listing what the state and the defense want to be DNA tested.

‘A profound loss’: N.C. teacher dies while trying to save two children caught in rip current

A New Hanover County teacher died while trying to save two children caught in a rip current in the waters off Kure Beach Sunday evening.

  Tyler firefighters extinguish van fire at Dale Chapel Baptist Church

A church van burst into flames Monday morning while a deacon was working on it in the parking lot of Dale Chapel Baptist Church in Tyler.

City of Tyler offers free bulky item pick up

Place bulky items on the curb by Monday, May 3. After crews have collected on your street, do not place more bulky items on the curb. These items will be charged a special pickup fee.

  East Texas renaissance festival open for business

A successful opening weekend for an East Texas renaissance festival. 'Avalon Faire' in Kilgore off of FM 1252, had good crowds on it's opening weekend. The festival features music, acrobats , and of course the crowd favorite, jousting tournament.

6 injured in Shreveport shooting after multiple men reportedly fired into crowd

A shooting Sunday night (April 18) in Shreveport left six people injured, police say.

  Non-profit working at legislative level to create workplace bereavement leave policy

Local non-profit organization Evermore working at legislative level to create workplace bereavement leave policy

Crash shuts down Interstate 30 W in Texarkana

The Texarkana Texas Police Department has announced that an 18-wheeler crash has shut down Interstate 30 west.

  WATCH: N.C. man throws rabid bobcat after it attacks wife in wild video

A Pender County couple was attacked in their driveway by a rabid bobcat earlier this week.

Early voting in Texas to start Monday

Early voting for eligible Texas voters will begin on Monday.

East Texas boxers train for returning Golden Gloves

2020 and the pandemic wiped out most sports tournaments, but a very important one is back in East Texas, the 'Golden Gloves'. Amateur boxers train all year for a shot at a gold gloves title.

  Police: Suspect on the run in fatal shooting of 3 in Texas

Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said Sunday that the suspect, Stephen Broderick, is considered armed and dangerous.

  Tyler cyclist recalls being hit by drunk driver on Legacy Trail

April 1 was a typical evening for Tyler cyclist Alan Arakelian. He was gearing up to ride down to the Legacy Trail and take the path like he always does three to five times a week.

Tyler police rescue 13-year-old Alabama girl from residence on Woods Blvd.

Officers with the Tyler Police Department rescued a 13-year-old Alabama girl from a home in the 3600 block of Woods Boulevard Saturday after TPD received word from the FBI that a kidnapping victim might be at that location.

Authorities identify former University of Houston linebacker as suspect in Mart double slaying

Police in Mart have identified the suspects and multiple victims of an overnight shooting.

Hemphill woman dies in head-on collision on US 96 in Brookeland involving 18-wheeler

A Hemphill woman died in a two-vehicle wreck involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 96 in Jasper County Sunday morning.

WATCH: Boom heard by many Northeast Texans was demolition of Big Brown Power Plant

Many people in the northern portion of East Texas may have heard a big boom Sunday morning.

Lafourche Parish Coroner identifies two lift boat crewmen recovered Friday; 9 remain missing

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that the bodies of two additional crewmembers have been recovered

  Spring Hiway 80 garage sale going on this weekend

It's April, which means the Spring edition of the 'historic Hiway 80 garage sale' is underway, stretching from Mississippi to the metro-plex. Vendors in Upshur and Gregg counties were worried that the cold temperatures and cloudy skies would keep shoppers away, but they were wrong.

Athens man who was allegedly found with ‘large amount of meth’ during HCSO search indicted

A grand jury indicted a 35-year-old Athens man who was allegedly found to have a “large amount of meth” when Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies searched his house in August of 2020.

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

Students from UT Tyler and Tyler Junior College came together Saturday morning to serve the community in what they call The East Texas Big Event.

NET Health has ‘limited number’ of 1st-dose Pfizer vaccines at Harvey Convention Center

NET Health has a limited amount of “First Doses” of the Pfizer COVID vaccine and 100 appointments are now open for today (April 17th) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.

Chandler man indicted in connection with fatal head-on collision on FM 315

A Henderson County grand jury has indicted a 20-year Chandler man in connection with a fatal head-on collision on FM 315 that claimed the lives of a man, a woman, and an unborn baby on Oct. 25, 2020.