East Texas restaurant’s kitchen ‘is a total loss’ after structure fire
HUDSON, Texas (KETK) — A fire was reported at an East Texas restaurant at around 3:44 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. According to a release from the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department, a structure fire was reported at the MarTeres Tea Room on Highway 94. Firefighters said the fire was under control in about 30 minutes and […]
Polk County Officials Seek Public's Help in Solving the Mysterious Death of Local Chef
Officials in Polk County, Texas, have launched a public appeal for assistance in the mysterious death of 57-year-old Andrew Millsap, whose body was discovered in the median of Highway 59 near North Glenn on the morning of August 31. The Lufkin resident is suspected to have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident while crossing the highway. Evidence suggests the incident occurred during the early morning hours, sometime between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Lufkin hospital’s CEO explains construction plan for main facility, ER
LUFKIN, Texas (KLTV) - A $13.5 million construction project is underway for Lufkin’s Woodland Heights Medical Center. Visitors and patients may notice construction site barriers at the main entrance off Gaslight Blvd. CEO Jose Echavarria said they are in the first phase of remodeling the hospital’s entrance off Gaslight Blvd. They expect it to be completed in January.
Please Help 35 Texas Families Bring Their Missing Teens Home
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 October, 35 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.
Experience Authentic Southern Flavors: 4 Must-Visit Cajun/Creole Restaurants in Lufkin
In this article, we're exploring four Cajun/Creole restaurants in Lufkin. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below:
Centralia, Illinois: A Historical Tapestry of Resilience and Heritage
Centralia, Illinois, a city named after the influential Central Illinois Railroad, is a beacon of historical charm established in the mid-19th century. The town's early economy was buoyed by the railroad shops and agriculture, sectors significantly impacted by the influx of German immigrants. These settlers brought with them a cultural heritage that has left an enduring imprint on the city's identity. Despite the tragic coal-mining disaster in 1947, Centralia has managed to preserve its historical essence, showcased in the Centralia Commercial Historic District and the iconic wooden water tower of Bicentennial Park.
Christmas in Kennard This Saturday
KENNARD – The 36th annual Christmas in Kennard celebration is set for this Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 10 a.m. and culminating with the annual parade, hosted by Houston County Constable Morris Luker. The vendors will be setting up early with their wares, gifts, Christmas-themed items and handmade goods...
East Texas Transparency Battle Ignited by Open Records Crusader
A single man's unwavering commitment to open records has become the catalyst for a significant transparency and power debate in East Texas. David Stua, whose extensive use of open records requests has drawn attention from local authorities and community members alike, has found himself at the center of a contentious battle over government accountability and the power of public information.
These lufkin, TX based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around lufkin..
Annual lighting of ‘Rudolph the Red-nosed Pumping Unit’ kicks off in Lufkin
LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin Industries is hosting their 57th annual lighting of the Rudolph the Red-nosed Pumping Unit in downtown Lufkin. This tradition was started in 1966 after an employee decided to decorate a smaller pumping unit for the holidays. Long-time Rudolph assembler Luther Rains said he’s been helping...
Over 300 Angels Left To Be Adopted In Lufkin, Texas
The Salvation Army in Lufkin needs your help to keep the Christmas spirit alive and get presents to some very deserving families. There are Angel trees all over Lufkin. We provide you with a full list so you can go pick one off the tree with your family. Support the...
Diboll man sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder of father
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A Diboll man was sentenced to 55 years in prison earlier this month after pleading guilty to the murder of his father. Cody Cosby, 47 of Diboll, was initially arrested in June 2020 after being accused of fatally shooting his 77-year-old father James Cosby. Officials at the time said James […]
Lufkin Fifth Grader Initiates Charity Sock Drive for the Holidays
Christmas is a time to focus on love, hope and charity. A Lufkin fifth grader is checking all those boxes with a way to help others. Fifth Coston Elementary Student Council President Emerson Villanueva is organizing a sock drive to provide socks for homeless and displaced people over the holidays.
Severe Storms May Bring Tornados, Isolated Flooding to East Texas
A little over a week ago, forecasters were warning residents of East Texas and Louisiana to be prepared for severe storms that could spawn some strong tornados. Most of the Pineywoods were bypassed by the severe weather, but much of central Louisiana saw damaging winds and several tornados. November and...
Angelina County Commissioners Approve Funding for Unexpected Large Animal Boarding
Angelina County Commissioners approve funds for unexpected boarding of nine large animals, including six horses and three goats. The cost to the Sheriff's department is significant, leading to a transfer of $2,700 from the uniform fund to animal control. Loose livestock owners are urged to secure their animals.
Man, 83, injured when his tractor on a highway was hit by a truck
An 83-year-old man was very seriously injured when the tractor that he was driving on a highway was hit by a pickup truck. It happened shortly before 7:00 on Monday morning on U.S. Highway 287, about 8 miles west of Chester. Polk County Today is reporting that William Fisher, of...
Lufkin, Livingston, Groveton Targeted for Severe Weather Outbreak
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has released its severe weather outlook for Thursday, and a large part of Southeast Texas and Deep East Texas is in harm's way. Over the last 12 hours, the SPC has raised the severe weather threat level to 'Enhanced' for portions of the Pineywoods. There are five threat levels, Marginal, Slight, Enhanced, Moderate, and High.
Barbeque Bliss: The Top 3 BBQ Havens in Lufkin
This article presents a guide to three outstanding barbecue joints in Lufkin. Have you had the chance to visit any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Discover Nacogdoches: Top 4 Cafes You Shouldn't Miss
This article presents a guide to four unique cafes in Nacogdoches. Have you had the chance to visit any of these spots? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
East Texas veteran loses his place of ‘peace’ and ‘zen’ in total loss house fire
U.S. Army veteran Sergeant Robert Sheppard lost nearly everything in his house after it caught fire last night around 10 p.m. and was not contained for hours. Today, he was able to rummage through the ashes to find what was spared by the flames.