Van Zandt County Fatal Crash
A Rains County man was killed early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Van Zandt County. State Troopers report that 22-year-old Kody Pounds of Emory was westbound on Hwy 64 near Myrtle Springs at about 1:10 am when he ran off the road into a ditch and then struck a tree. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Speakers support Payne Springs police officer
Payne Springs seats council members Nov. 16, including incumbent Christi Hanson (left) and new Council Member Daryl Scoggins, both of whom filed for two spots in the Nov. 7 election and who automatically assumed office. Officer Harmon was the interim Payne Springs police chief following the March arrest of then-Payne...
Navy veteran announces bid for Texas House District 8
PALESTINE, Texas (KETK) – A new name has thrown his hat into the ring for Texas House District 8. Republican Jaye Curtis, a Navy veteran, announced on Tuesday that he will challenge Rep. Cody Harris for the House seat, which is up for election next year. In his formal announcement press release, he said he […]
Double wide trailer burns down in Payne Springs
PAYNE SPRINGS, Texas (KETK) – Around 5:18 a.m. on Sunday morning Payne Springs Fire Rescue responded to a double wide trailer that was on fire on Running Bear Drive. Officials said that PSFR Engine 1 arrived at the home in Cherokee Shores and found a double wide trailer burning on the ground and threatening another […]
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in athens, TX?
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 athens..
East Texas Goodwill Locations Will Not Accept These 24 Donations
As we move forward into the spring season, many of us will be looking to doing the somewhat cliche, but very useful, spring cleaning. In that cleaning, we'll run across some stuff that we don't need anymore or just want to get rid of to free up some space. While most will have a garage sale to earn some extra folding cash, others will just feel the need to donate those items to a charity. There are a plethora of places in East Texas to donate used items and all of them are perfect options to do so. One such organization is Goodwill. While they accept a long list of items, there are some items they will not take.
Tool installs new leadership
Tool City Secretary Kimberley Price swears in new Mayor Mike Dumont Nov. 17 during the city council meeting, also swearing in Vera Bennett, for a two-year term as councilwoman, Greg Figueroa as the city’s new mayor pro-tem and Councilman Michael Fladmark for a new term. Former City Councilman Mike...
The Ghost Town of Larue: A Haunting Texas Tale
In the southeastern expanse of Henderson County, Texas, the ghost town of Larue stands as a spectral reminder of the past. Founded in 1884 as Morrison Chapel and relocated in 1901, Larue prospered with the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, once boasting a vibrant community of over 400 residents. As the 20th century unfolded, the shift from railroads to highways signaled the town's decline, leaving it a whisper of its former self. With a mere 160 residents recorded in the year 2000, Larue's eerie charm now draws history enthusiasts and adventure seekers to its desolate streets.
Savoring the States: 4 Must-Try Traditional American Dishes in Athens
This article presents an exploration of four traditional American cuisines available in Athens. Have you had the chance to taste any of these yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
East Texans Support Local Businesses on Small Business Saturday in Athens
• The City of Athens in Texas organized a Small Business Saturday event to support local businesses. • Participants received a map showing all the businesses that participated in the event.
Athens roper lands top spot at Fort Worth rodeo
FORT WORTH, Texas (KLTV) - A cowboy from Athens won first place in his event at a Fort Worth rodeo. Wenceslao “Lightning” Aguilera, 29, placed first in round one of team roping at the Stockyards Pro Rodeo on Thursday. Aguilera completed the round with a time of 4.0 seconds, earning a $1,073 payday. He is currently ranked #34 in the PRCA standings for team roping.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.56 and $2.69 in Gun Barrel City as of 2023-11-28. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.295 , according to AAA.
Frost, Texas: A Small Town Rich in Historic Legacy and Resilience
In the heart of Navarro County lies Frost, Texas, a small town with a grand historical narrative. Established in 1881 and named after Samuel R. Frost, a local attorney and Confederate colonel, Frost is a beacon of Texan history. Samuel R. Frost's legacy, born from his substantial roles in law, politics, and infrastructure development, is deeply interwoven with the town's origins and growth, particularly with the St. Louis Southwestern Railway.
Local Corsicana Students Earn Spot in Prestigious International Thespian Contest
Five students from Corsicana Independent School District (CISD) will participate in the Educational Theatre Association’s International Thespian Contest in Nebraska in June 2024. They earned their spots through their performances at the Texas Thespians State Festival at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel in Grapevine. The students demonstrated their skills in various theatre disciplines, which led to their qualification for the international event.
NARFE Members Learn About Corsicana’s Warehouse Living Arts Center
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, 14 Nov 2023 at the Sirloin Stockade in Corsicana. The guest speaker was John Kaiser, Executive Director of the Warehouse Living Arts Center Theater and Gallery (WLAC) located in historic downtown Corsicana at 119 W. 6th Ave. John Kaiser was born in California; moved to Mildred at an early age, where he spent his first few years of school; attended high school in Colorado a couple of years, where he discovered acting; and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1995. Kaiser was first involved with WLAC in 1995 when he was cast as Peewee Drummond in the musical, Meet Me in St. Louis. He is in his fifth year as Executive Director.
Corsicana's Culinary Gem: The Timeless Tradition of Collin Street Bakery's DeLuxe® Fruitcake
In the heart of Texas, the charming town of Corsicana is celebrated for a unique culinary treasure, the Collin Street Bakery, and its world-renowned DeLuxe® Fruitcake. Established in 1896 by German immigrant Gus Weidmann and entrepreneur Tom McElwee, the bakery's fruitcake has charmed the palates of celebrities, dignitaries, and families worldwide. A perfect blend of crunchy pecans, succulent pineapple, ripe cherries, and natural honey, the fruitcake's recipe has secured its place as a cornerstone of holiday tradition for over a century.
3 injured, 1 air flown to hospital following wreck in Gun Barrel City
GUN BARREL CITY, Texas — A wreck has left three people injured, two taken to a hospital and one airlifted for additional treatment in Gun Barrel City on Tuesday. According to the press release, fire officials responded to a two-vehicle wreck that happened at 5 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 175 at CR 2938.
Edom Art Festival: A Celebration of Creativity and Community in East Texas
Nestled in the picturesque East Texas landscape, the town of Edom annually celebrates the fusion of creativity and community with the Edom Art Festival. Marking its 51st year, the forthcoming event on October 14-15, 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm, is not just a showcase but a lively celebration of the arts. Dating back to its humble beginnings in 1972, the festival has grown into a juried spectacle featuring a diverse array of mediums from local and regional artists. It's also a social hub, complete with live music, interactive stations for kids, and a singer-songwriter stage, all contributing to a rich tapestry of cultural activities.
A Culinary Journey: Discovering Modern American Cuisine at Corsicana's Top 4 Restaurants
In this article, we explore four of the most contemporary American cuisines in Corsicana. Have you had the pleasure of sampling any of these culinary delights? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Van Zandt Commissioners Approve Resumption of Monthly Payments to Ben Wheeler Fire Department
Van Zandt County Commissioners have approved the resumption of $600 monthly payments to the Ben Wheeler volunteer fire department. This decision follows a controversy over frozen funds that led to the resignation of 10 firefighters. The department's financial records are reportedly in order.