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Monthly Archives: April 2016

JCE BLOG: The Texans arrive in Bali

We arrived in Bali around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Excited — still — after a 10,000 mile, 29 hour and 3 plane journey.  Carson points out we are 12 hours ahead of everyone we love. So, we can literally say we’re on the opposite side of the world. The heat in Jakarta earlier in the day turned […]

JCE BLOG: When in Taiwan eat as the Taiwanese do

The 15+ hour Hello Kitty flight is over – we’ve arrived at the at Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan. Our legs needed some movement and our tummies needed food – stat!  Despite the Hello Kitty meal placemats and plastic-wear — the EVA airline food wasn’t spectacular. Once we got our bearings we began to […]

JCE BLOG: Bali bound on the Hello Kitty jet

When you get told your flight will be decked out on the inside and outside with Hello Kitty — there’s no reaction that’s acceptable other than pure excitement.  I mean Hello Kitty is the Mickey Mouse of Asia — right? Eva Air is the premiere airline of Taiwan. It just started having flights into Houston […]

JCE BLOG: To get a break, you need a shot

It was a photo that made the news for its tone deafness. The Speaker of the House Paul Ryan surrounded by a group of mostly white interns with a caption that read: “I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie” I think this sets a record […]

Lufkin woman has Baylor reunion birthday

KTRE Anchor John-Carlos Estrada takes you to Doris Gage’s 90th birthday in Lufkin in July. She marked the special occasion surrounded by family and friends — including her student workers from Baylor University while she was a dormitory director.

Blue Hole in Jasper County

KTRE Anchor John-Carlos Estrada takes you on a tour of a East Texas hidden treasure — the Blue Hole. The natural spring made by accident in the 1920’s — is nestled inside the Angelina National Forest. Estrada speaks to the new owner of the Blue Hole and his upgrades, decision to privatize the piece of […]

Nacogdoches Mission

Join KTRE Anchor John-Carlos Estrada as he meets a group of Nacogdoches residents who’ll be reenacting the founding of the city of Nacogdoches as they celebrate 300 years. This story is part of the award-recognized ‘East Texas Throwback’ series. Estrada shot, wrote and edited this piece.

Lufkin nuns

Join KTRE Anchor John-Carlos Estrada as he visits the 23 sister at the Monastery of the Infant Jesus in North Lufkin. The cloistered Dominican nuns arrived to East Texas 70 years ago — and continue to serve the area with daily prayers. It’s part of KTRE’s award recognized ‘East Texas Throwback’ series. Estrada shot, wrote […]

Las hermanas de Lufkin

Llamadas por el dios las hermanas del monasterio del jesus infantil se han estado comitidas durante los ultimos 70 anos con una mision dando oracion para la gente del Este de Tejas siete veces al dia. Vayen con John-Carlos Estrada para mas informacion sobre las hermanas de Lufkin. Estrada shot, wrote and edited this piece.

Nacogdoches vigil for Orlando

Join KTRE’s John-Carlos Estrada as the prayers continue to come in for the victims in the Orlando massacre — including here in Deep East Texas. Over two hundred East Texans gathered to pray in downtown Nacogdoches a week after the the shooting that killed 49. Estrada shot, wrote and edited this piece to top the […]