SPECIAL REPORTS

Seeing the Music: East Texas songwriters

For every story put to music, there is a storyteller with a tale of their own.

Hometown Harmony: East Texas' Musical Roots

When you think about East Texas music, current names may come to mind such as Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Neal McCoy, and Lee Ann Womack.

Special Report: "Loaded Issue," mental health funding

Many people believe gun control will solve the string mass shootings and other crime, but it is gun control or the untreated? Here in Texas, the land of "God and Guns" is taking a step forward on this loaded issue.

Special Report:"Generation Me"

Those born between the years of 1980 and 2000 are known as the millennial generation, or the "me me me generation." This generation is thought of, research says, as self -absorbed, social media obsessed, impatient but ambitious.

Special Report: The high cost of learning

Some say a college degree is a necessity in this day-and-age to enter the competitive job market. However, the price you pay for that education could leave you in debt for decades.

2013: The stories that made our year

2013 was a year filled with controversy, scandal, and tragedy -  but there were some uplifting moments as well.
Web Extra: The Doctor who broke the news of JFK's death

Web Extra: The Doctor who broke the news of JFK's death

November 22, 1963. Dr. Percy Luecke was in the Dallas Trade Mart awaiting with others, the arrival of President Kennedy.

Texas Truck War

It happens every fall, and is the event that all of us in the Texas Auto Writers association look forward to all year long.

JFK CONSPIRACIES: What do you believe?

On November 22, 1963, America lost both a President and its innocence. It also marked the beginning of a virtual cottage industry in conspiracy theories.

NOVEMBER 22, 1963: Officer J.D. Tippit remembered

"It appears something has happened in the motorcade route. Something, I repeat, has happened in the motorcade route." Words like terror, shock, and disbelief were the adjectives of the hour 50 years ago.

JFK: A sunny day in November, 50 years ago, when everything seemed possible

There were multiple reasons for President Kennedy's November trip to Texas. In fact, Dallas was the next to last stop on a whirlwind two-day swing through the Lone Star State.

Hunting without limits

Hunting is a favorite sport for many East Texans. Even for the physically challenged. We met a few hunters who had the courage to pick up a gun, even after they felt they could never hunt again.

EAST TEXAS RODEO QUEENS: It's not just for boys anymore

East Texas is home to some of the biggest and best rodeo teams in the world. But, the rodeo sport of "team roping," isn't just for cowboys.

Special Report: The man who built Ben Wheeler

EDITORS NOTE: The extended web video version is only available to desktop users. You can spot him from a mile away.

Special Report: More Than A Game

Sam Townsend's mother lost her battle with cancer, just before the start of his senior season. The T.K. Gorman defensive end, has an incredible story of how faith, football and community all helped him through a tough time.