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National Guard celebrates 377 years of service

National Guard celebrates 377 years of service

The National Guard as the organized militia of the United States was born in Boston, Mass, on December 13, 1636.
107-year-old ETX WWII veteran to be flown to memorial

107-year-old ETX WWII veteran to be flown to memorial

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, WWII veteran Elmer Hill will take a Lone Eagle Honor Flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the
ETX church celebrates Christmas with drive-thru Nativity

ETX church celebrates Christmas with drive-thru Nativity

There is a winter wonderland in Kilgore filled with giant snowmen, Santa and his elves, but the at the heart of the attraction is what members of a local church would call the true reason for the season — a re-enactment of the night of Je

VIDEO: Elderly woman overwhelmed when military presents her with flag for cheering them up at Christmas

For years, Nancy Wilde of Merrill, Wisconsin has been sending Christmas cards to United States military members.
Tyler City Council approves 7 member Animal Care Advisory Board to assist with developing animal shelter

Tyler City Council approves 7 member Animal Care Advisory Board to assist with developing animal shelter

At Wednesday's regularly scheduled Tyler City Council meeting, the creation of a seven-member Animal Care Advisory Board, to assist with the development of the animal shelter, was approved.
East Texas kettle bell world record holder to be honored by Salvation Army

East Texas kettle bell world record holder to be honored by Salvation Army

An East Texas man is being honored, Friday, for his amazing world-record feat of ringing the Salvation Army Kettle Bell for 105 hours.
Lindale FFA student wins championship, team finishes in top 20

Lindale FFA student wins championship, team finishes in top 20

Members of the Lindale chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) traveled to Huntsville, December 6, to compete in Texas FFA Leadership Career Development Events.
ETX 2nd grader awarded for bravery after saving grandmother's life

ETX 2nd grader awarded for bravery after saving grandmother's life

Virgina Sims, second grader at Trout Primary, was honored Monday, with an award for her bravery presented by the American Legion Auxiliary in Lufkin.
KETK, SFA participate in Toys for Tots

KETK, SFA participate in Toys for Tots

As Christmas time rolls around we often forget there are people in East Texas who may need a little help providing gifts for children to open on the morning of December 25.
East Texan part of 3-way-tie in Salvation Army world record bell ringing contest

East Texan part of 3-way-tie in Salvation Army world record bell ringing contest

An East Texan has joined two other men, one being from California and one from Minnesota, in a three-way-tie for the Salvation Army world record for bell ringing.

'East Texas Angel' passes 72-hour mark ringing Salvation Army bell

Andre Thompson continues his quest for the “Salvation Army World Bell Ringing Contest” champion title! He has completed 72 hours with 8 hours and 1 minute to go to beat the existing record of 80 hours!
East Texas bell ringer still going strong after 48 hours

East Texas bell ringer still going strong after 48 hours

We have just passed 48 hours and Andre is still standing, literally! Since Wednesday, community members have pulled together their resources to makes this journey as comfortable as possible for Andre.

ETX Salvation Army bell ringer still going strong as others across nation drop out

As of 4:30 p.m.,Wednesday, three bell ringers have put their bells down including Quinton Green in Handford, California, Captain Emily Jones in Compton, California, and Lt. Rob Lawler in Helena, Montana.
JUST THE FACTS: 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting

JUST THE FACTS: 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting

The lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City is a tradition that has been around for over 80 years.

Christmas prayer answered for foster children

Foster children Eva and Jasmine shared the same Christmas wish. During Vacation Bible School at their East Tennessee church this summer, the girls, ages 7 and 8, sent up their written prayer request in a balloon.