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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 […]

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 […]

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