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Numerous departments fight sawmill fire in Corrigan
CORRIGAN, Texas (KTRE) - The Trinity Fire Department responded to a sawmill fire in Corrigan Wednesday morning. It happened at Roy O. Martin OSB Plant at 1923 US-287. According to the Trinity Fire & Rescue page, many other units were called out to the scene including the 356 Fire Department, several Polk County Fire Departments, Walker County Fire Departments, as well as the Angelina County Fire Department. A total of 12 to 15 departments worked the scene, consisting of about 50 firefighters.
East Texas officer who returned to service during battle with cancer dies
After a long battle against cancer, an East Texas police officer has died but leaves behind a profile in courage.
At least 1 dead in work zone crash in Angelina County
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas — At least one person has been reported dead following a work zone crash in Angelina County on Tuesday afternoon. The wreck occurred north of the Jasper County line on US 69 where rumble strips, barricades and a flagger was posted to direct traffic. Work crews...
Kennard ISD Police Department Officially Patrols The Campuses
KENNARD – Kennard Independent School District (KISD) joined the ranks of many local schools by moving to create their own school police department, to work with other county agencies and provide a faster response time to any local problems. Kennard ISD recently named a new Interim Superintendent, Chad Smith,...
1 dead, 1 injured after ‘illegal U-turn’ on Toll 49
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct details of the vehicles involved in the wreck. We regret the error. TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Officials with DPS have released more information on a fatal crash on Toll 49 at Old Jacksonville Highway that happened over the weekend. Officials said a 2022 Toyota Rav4 entered […]
Lufkin Church highlights $1M pipe organ in documentary
LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) — Members of the St. Cyprian’s Church and the Lufkin community watched the premiere screening of “An Organ for St. Cyprian’s.” It tells the story after an individualized Casavant organ was pieced together over several months for this church. The church’s Casavant organ is only one of a few thousand in the […]
Trinity County Sheriff’s Office to auction off over 50 slot machines, vehicles, office supplies
GROVETON, Texas (KETK) – The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office will be auctioning off more than 50 slot machines, vehicles and office supplies on Saturday, Dec. 9. Their seizure and surplus auction will have a preview from 8 a.m. until the auction starts at 10 a.m. The following items will be auctioned off by Trinity County […]
One man injured in Lufkin vehicle crash
LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) — The Lufkin Police Department is investigating a pedestrian crash that left one injured on Tuesday. According to a release, police are investigating the crash that occurred around 8:50 p.m. and injured one man in the 600 block of West Frank Avenue. Officials said the man was struck by an eastbound sedan […]
Crockett officials offer $500 reward for information on illegal tire dumping
CROCKETT, Texas (KETK) – The City of Crocket is seeking information for an illegal tire dumping. According to a release on Wednesday, at the Old Gym on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Crockett sits a mountain of abandoned tires. The City of Crockett put forward a $500 reward for information that can lead to […]
Crockett City Council Works on Roads and Water
CROCKETT – Crockett City Council met Monday, Dec. 4 to make plans to fund road and water improvement projects and name an Emergency Management Coordinator for the city. The meeting began with a lengthy executive session without the public or press to discuss voting election zones along with Crockett Independent School District (CISD) Superintendent John Emerich, with help from outside consultants by video conference. The city and CISD are working to coordinate their voting districts for the upcoming elections. The schools recently modified their districts with a look to increase so-called “minority-majority” districts and is working to try and get city and school district voting areas to align. The meeting reconvened about an hour later with no action taken by city council.
Help Police and These 28 Texas Families in Finding Their Kids Who Went Missing in November
Its never easy writing about the subject of kids that have gone missing in Texas. A lot of the time, we have no idea of the circumstances around their disappearance. They could have run away, they could have been kidnapped or they could have been taken by the other parent during a visitation. No matter the circumstance, in November, 28 families reported their children missing in Texas. There are three families in East Texas that have been looking for their missing teen since as far back as May of this year.
12 Days of Christmas in Crockett
The 12 days of Christmas at Crockett schools as the kids celebrate a different theme each day, as the countdown to Santa’s arrival has begun.
One person extracted from car after vehicle wreck in Trinity County
TRINTY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - One person had to be extracted from a vehicle after being entrapped as a result of a severe wreck in Trinity County. According to the Hudson VFD, at around 6:53 p.m. on Sunday they were notified of a vehicle wreck with one person entrapped near the River Bridge. Officials state that the vehicle had gone off the bridge.
Alto ISD student removed from campus following online threat to another student
ALTO, Texas — One student has been removed from an Alto ISD campus following online threats made to another student on Wednesday morning. According to a Facebook post, Alto ISD administrators were notified of an online threat made from one student to another through Snapchat at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Free Santa Pictures In Lufkin, Texas At This Health Fair
Get a free photo with Santa as you take steps to evaluate your mental health options in Deep East Texas. Communitywide Winter Wonderland Health Fair at Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin Intensive Outpatient Program Facility. Get out your best holiday sweatshirt and join in on the competition. The holiday season is...
Lufkin Animal Shelter Struggles with Mobile Adoption Center Maintenance and Staffing
Discover the challenges faced by Lufkin animal shelter with their mobile adoption center, the Animal Arc. From generator repairs to staffing issues, learn about the hurdles they encounter in maintaining the shelter and conducting off-site adoption events.
Family Crisis Center of East Texas director says domestic violence increases over holidays
The agency is asking for donations for their “Night of Shelter” program to help provide care for victims.
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In this East Texas town, a 45-foot tall oil pump is a holiday symbol and connection to the past
LUFKIN — As families and communities nationwide set up their Christmas trees, Nativity scenes and other holiday decorations, Lufkin residents earlier this month stopped downtown to celebrate the lighting of a 45-foot tall Mark 640 pumping unit, festively named Rudolph. The modern counter-balance pumping unit, also known as a...
Lufkin Residents Participate in CASA of the Pines Home Tour for the First Time
Discover why Lufkin residents are participating in the CASA of the Pines home tour event for the first time. Learn about their preparation process, the areas of their home open for the tour, and the potential costs involved in decking their halls for the festive season.