John-Carlos Estrada

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Monthly Archives: December 2017

JCE BLOG: A talk with the next generation

I got a big honor – to deliver motivational remarks to the 5th graders at my former elementary school in Garland, Texas. One of the 5th grade teachers had seen a blurb written in the GISD newsletter last fall and contacted me about giving a speech at their banquet. I know for many elementary school […]

Tyler County’s Fort Terán proves immigration debate is long lasting

TYLER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – Immigration has been a hot topic this election season. However, way before Republican presidential candidate He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s comments on Mexican in the U.S. and the subsequent protests against his remarks and before the Rio Grande was the border between Mexico and Texas, a part of the Neches River in Tyler County […]

Missing Lufkin man’s body recovered from Neches River

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) – Captain Shawn Phillips of East Texas Parks and Wildlife confirmed that the body of 23-year-old Markus Smith was recovered from the Neches River on Thursday night. Captain Phillips added Smith’s body was found just before sundown near Diboll. The Diboll Police Department assisted with the recovery of Smith’s body. Related: Lufkin […]

Coach Brad Underwood to leave SFA for Oklahoma State

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – An emotional Coach Brad Underwood announced to a group at the William R. Johnson Coliseum on Monday he submitted his resignation to the SFA Athletic Department and confirmed he’ll be heading to Oklahoma State University. He’ll join the university in Stillwater, Oklahoma as their head men’s basketball coach. In a […]

Two SFA Spirit teams claim national titles at competition

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) –The Stephen F Austin State University’s spirit teams won big over the weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida at their national competition. The SFA Hip Hop squad and All-Girls cheerleaders won first place in the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship. The All-Girls squad beat out rival Texas school Sam Houston State University, among […]