No Strings Attached

Hand fishing has only been legal for a short time in Texas. But the popularity of this once illegal activity is really taking off.

Texas Truck War

The pickup truck may be the ultimate practical machine. The reason is obvious. If you have something big, bulky or heavy to haul…this is the way to do it.

SPECIAL REPORT: Digital Distraction

July 5, 2008 was just another day to many people, but for Michael Wheeler it was a day he will never forget.

Park Extinction

It all began with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Underground Epidemic

Recently in San Antonio, the head of the Department of Public Safety announced the number one threat to Texas' security were mexican drug cartels.

Calling from God

Tucked away in a residential neighborhood in Marshall, you will find "The Daughters of Divine Hope;” a religious community for women who are "discerning a call to consecrated life."

SPECIAL REPORT: CSCOPE, a classroom controversy

It wasn't difficult to find people with an opinion on CSCOPE. After posting on our Facebook page requesting interviewees on the topic, we received plenty of fiery replies.

SPECIAL REPORT: Enslaved in Texas

"We dated for a couple weeks he told me he was going to take me out of state to meet his parents."

East Texas man's final hours on death row

"Our system is going through a punishment that these guys deserve, that's the only closure that I'm going to be getting, once the second execution is taken place," says Nikki Daniels, Survivor.


This day in age,  just about anything we need can be bought. But more and more people lately are deciding to do things on their own, instead.  Take Lois Hutson, for example.

Special Report: The hoarder disorder

You might have seen the TV shows "Hoarders" or "Hoarding: Buried Alive" and thought, "that would never happen to me." What was once played off lightly and used for entertainment, is now a disorder that affects ever

War Toys

Tom Townsend lives on a 33-acre spread near Rusk in Cherokee county. He and his wife Jan raise miniature cattle and horses. After he got out of the army, he was a successful writer of children’s books.

Special Report: "The Healing Power"

For the devout Christian, there has never been any question, the power of prayer is real.

Remembering Columbia: 10 years later

On February 1, 2003, it marks 10 years from when East Texas was at "Ground Zero" of a national disaster.

East Texas' biggest stories of 2012

2012 was a year filled with political news and, unfortunately, a lot of crime. KETK takes a look back at the stories that shaped our year in East Texas.