East Texas church destroyed by fire overnight
HEMPHILL, Texas (KTRE) - First responders were called to a fire at a church Saturday night, and the building was heavily damaged before firefighters were able to put out the flames. According to Six Mile Volunteer Fire Department Chief Lonnie Johnston, crews were called to a fire at Friendship Missionary...
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Instruction: If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building. Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle. This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning by NWS
Instruction: For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Target Area: Angelina; Nacogdoches; Sabine; San Augustine. The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several counties in eastern Texas, including southeastern Nacogdoches, east central Angelina, southern San Augustine, and southwestern Sabine. The warning is in effect until 5:00 PM CST. The storm, which was located 12 miles southeast of Etoile or 16 miles northwest of Ebenezer at 4:13 PM CST, is moving east at a speed of 30 mph. The storm poses a risk of 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail, as indicated by radar. The expected impact includes hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Areas likely to be affected include Pineland, Rosevine, Broaddus, Bronson, McElroy, and Chinaquapin. The maximum hail size is 1 inch and the maximum wind gust is 60 mph, as per radar indications.
Gov. Abbott endorses House District 11 candidate
AUSTIN, Texas (KETK) – Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday his endorsement for Joanne Shofner for House District 11. “Joanne Shofner is the kind of new conservative voice we need in Austin to help deliver key Republican victories that are important to Texans,” Abbott said. “As a small business owner, Joanne understands that cutting property taxes is […]
House destroyed by fire in Sabine County
Fire destroyed a home in Sabine County late Tuesday morning, Daily News & More is reporting that it occurred at about 10:30 on Sterle Place, which is about three and-a-half miles northeast of Hemphill. The Pendleton Harbor, Hemphill, Shamrock Shores, and Pineland Fire Departments were all sent to the incident,...
Significant Tornado Outbreak Possible Monday in Texas & Louisiana
It's been a while since East Texas has been in the target zone of upcoming severe weather. But, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Oklahoma is warning some residents of Deep East Texas and much of Louisiana that some nasty stuff could be on the way. A strong cold...
NTIA Grant Facilitates Fiber Internet Access in Sabine County
Discover how a $17 million project, funded by the NTIA, is bringing high-speed fiber internet to Sabine County. Over 5,500 homes and businesses will soon enjoy up to 1GB of internet speed, transforming the area's connectivity and potential for economic growth.
How lack of insurance pushed East Texas diabetes rates above the national average
Risk factors like obesity, poor diet, and lack of physical activity can contribute to diabetes, but a recent investigation by the nonprofit unit Public Health Watch found another risk factor in East Texas, where diabetes rates in some counties exceed the national average. KERA’s Sam Baker talked about this with...
NTIA grant brings fiber internet to Sabine County
Sabine County Judge Daryl Melton said bringing Windstream’s Kinetic service to the county was made possible by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The grant gives Sabine County $12 million, while Windstream, the internet service provider, is putting in $5 million, which will cover the entire project.