Looking for good news as we head into the weekend? It's right here. This is a look back on a week of heartwarming coverage from across East Texas.

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Brigitta's Hungarian Restaurant in Kilgore is known for serving up unique dishes that are hard to find elsewhere in the Lone Star State, and the distinctive menu and story have caught the attention of a long-running Texas TV series.

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Barbeque, music, beer and community came together in Tyler on Sunday for Texas Monthly’s BBQ Fest. This year, the magazine's annual BBQ event traveled outside of Austin, making its first of three statewide stops at Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbeque. 

Courtney Stern is a public safety reporter covering a wide range of topics. She grew up in Baltimore and later earned a journalism degree from the University of Miami. Stern moved to East Texas from Iowa with her husband and two dogs, Pebbles and Bam Bam.