Church Celebrates 125 Years

By Khyati Patel | KTRE tv

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – A Nacogdoches church is celebrating 125 years of service in the community.
“It means faithfulness. It means people have worked and worshiped and served Christ for 125 years honoring God and honoring Jesus,” said Pastor Steve Newton. “It’s by God’s grace, it’s an example of God’s grace for keeping us around that long.”
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Trade in Your TV for…

If most people would trade their TV time for Bible reading, they’d finish the entire Bible in four weeks or less. – John Piper

What is the average amount of time you spend reading the Bible at each sitting?

The following graph presents data on the time spent in reading the Bible in the U.S. as of January 2017. Twenty nine (29%) percent of respondents stated they spent on average 30-44 minutes reading the Bible in each sitting.

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Weather Warning False Alarm

KTRE News reports, National Weather Service says emergency warning was false alarm
Whitney Mayfield KTRE
Dec 6, 2017 11:55 AM
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) – National Weather Service:

The routine Wednesday morning NOAA Weather Radio Test inadvertently transmitted as a Radiological Hazard Warning this morning.

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KTRE Reports on “Superfan and Son”

I couldn’t pass on this story From KTRE…

Lufkin All-Star superfan and son overcome odds to attend LLWS
By Jeff Awtrey, Assignments Editor

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (KTRE) – A Lufkin man and his son have each made it to the Little League World Series as spectators, but each have competed to get there in life and overcome the odds.

In 2008, Brent Slaton and his wife witnessed the birth of their son, Mack. Mack was born at 29 weeks into his mother’s pregnancy and weighed less than three pounds.

In 2014, Slaton learned he had contracted scleroderma, an extremely rare autoimmune disease which affects the body’s stem and organs.

In prior cases like these, there are times where neither father nor son would be alive today. But each is very much alive and living it up right now in Williamsport.

Slaton serves on the Lufkin Little League board and his son is friends with players on the team.

“When we went to the state game in Houston and we realized how we stacked up, we knew we had a chance to go to Williamsport,” Slaton said. “My son was very pumped and said, ‘if they win, we’re going.’ And I said ‘ok.'”

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Shopping Tips for This Weekend

img_0886November is an especially good month for deals with Veteran’s Day promotions the weekend of November 11. According to our analysts, this is a good month to consider items such as dishware, baby products and mattresses.

1. TV – Plasma TVs have gone the way of the VCR, and most new models are LED LCD sets, so that helps streamline your decision-making process. Here’s what to look for:

  • Think about screen size. For your living room or family room, figure on a 50- to 60-inch screen, or even bigger. For a bedroom or kitchen, 24 to 32 inches should be plenty..

2. Tablets – Lower-priced tablets have improved a lot. Our buying guide can help you choose. Two important tips to consider:

  • Portability. Do you plan to take the tablet with you or mostly use it at home? Tablets that are 8 inches or smaller are usually very thin, weigh less than a pound, and may offer 15 hours of battery life or more. Larger tablets are heavier; they also cost more.
  • For children. If you have kids, you may want to consider a tablet made just for them. These models come with extra parental controls such as website blocking features and app approval.

3. Gaming Consoles – Once you decide on the gaming system you want, you’re locked in to that brand for both the console and the games since games aren’t cross compatible with other systems.

  • Buy last year’s model. Kids may clamor for the latest system, but you can save money by purchasing the outgoing model.
  • Look for holiday bundles. One way to save is to look for special holiday promotional bundles.

4. Headphones Over-the-ear headphones from Beats and Bose might be the most recognizable models, but our tests show that you don’t have to spend a lot on a big brand name to get quality sound.

  • Consider comfort. Ear buds can be uncomfortable, and some people don’t like wearing headphones over their heads.
  • Pay attention to policies. If you’re buying headphones as a gift for someone else, be sure to check return policies and ask for a gift receipt. Headphones can be a very a personal choice.

5. Coffee Makers – A basic coffee maker will brew you a decent cup of coffee. Don’t assume that a higher price tag will mean higher quality. You will pay more for extra features, though.

6. Refrigerators – Pay attention to Energy Star ratings, don’t overlook this, even if a sale tempts you.

Also look for deals on other major appliances including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, cooktops and wall ovens, freezers, and built-in microwaves.

8 Common Air Conditioner Problems

imageHere are some reasons why your air conditioner isn’t working as well as it used to.
Trouble Shooting Ideas on the hottest days when you notice your air conditioner is struggling.

  • Your filter is dirty.
  • Warm air is leaking in.
  • TV is too close to the AC.
  • Registers are dirty or blocked.
  • Thermostat is on the wrong setting.
  • It’s too sunny inside.
  • Plants are crowding the compressor.
  • You forgot an annual checkup.

Poor maintenance can result in an air conditioner that performs poorly, go to Consumer Reports for more.