Cook Off to Raise Funds for Burke Bobcats

Burke presents the 6th Annual BBQ Cook Competition benefitting the Burke Bobcats, a Special Olympics team. Join the Burke Bobcats for some delicious barbecue on Saturday, October 21 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Angelina County Farmers Market. Some of the best BBQ in Angelina County is served by the cooks; including chicken, pork spareribs, pork butt and brisket. Special Olympics athletes will serve as judges for the event. Special Olympics athletes, their families, and the general public are invited. Taste test armbands are available for $5.00. According to Jake Squiers, Burke…— Read more

Host program for developmental disability community through Burke

By Hailey Squiers, Mulitmedia Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. Lufkin, TX (KTRE-TV) Three years ago, Bernice Jackson and her husband Robert Jackson were newcomers to Lufkin. But, something just didn't feel right. "After Leroy came into our home, I began to feel like a normalcy," said Jackson. "Because that's all we've done since we've been adults." The Jacksons' passion for helping those with special needs was perfect for the Companion Host Care program through Burke, where they were matched with Leroy Butler. According to Kasandra Malone, a supervisor for Burke, this program was created to…— Read more

KTRE-TV Receives Frank M. Adams Award for Mental Health Awareness

In June of 2017, KTRE was presented with the Frank M. Adams award at the TX Council's Annual Conference. Burke nominated KTRE for their work in promoting mental health awareness in their weekly Survivor Series. Watch this video to learn more about the award.   KTRE's Survivor Series highlights members of the local community and the challenging obstacles they have overcome in life. KTRE journalists work to showcase these "survivors" in a compassionate way.  Every story ends with a life lesson that may provide hope and promise for someone coping with a similar…— Read more

Burke counselor uses life experiences to help children with mental illness

By Caleb Beames, Multi-Media Journalist, see the original KTRE story here. LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Everyday at Burke, employees help people who find themselves deep in depression and dealing with anxiety. One of those is Callie Hunt. Hunt not only listens to her patients, she also understands what they are going through. Twelve years ago, Hunt was getting to graduate from Lufkin High School. Hunt was one of the popular students. "I was very active," Hunt said. I was in groups and I was on the dance team," Hunt said. "I grew up…— Read more