From delays with the U.S Department of Veterans affairs to tainted Texas waters to the 20th anniversary of a devastating tornado, the 2017 season saw its fair share of eye-catching stories.

This year, the KVUE news and promotions teams were nominated for 11 Lone Star Emmy Awards for their efforts in telling these important stories.

Please join us in congratulating our following team members for this prestigious honor:

General Assignment Report - Within 24 Hours

Five Miles For Ben
Ashley Goudeau, reporter

Scott Guest, Photojournalist

Environment - News Single Story / Series / Feature

Tainted Water
Erica Proffer, Investigative Reporter/Producer/Photojournalist/Editor

Military - News Single Story / Feature / News Series

Battles At Home
Erica Proffer, Investigative Reporter, Producer

Politics/Government - News Single Story / Feature

Texas Sex Crimes
Cori Coffin, Reporter

Politics/Government - News Series

Verify Voting
Erica Proffer, Investigative Reporter/Producer/Editor

Weather - Program / Special / Feature/Segment

The Jarrell Tornado 20 Years Later
Brianna Perry, Producer
Terri Gruca, Anchor
Albert Ramon, Meteorologist
Michael Wallace, Associate Producer
Dennis Thomas, Photojournalist

Promotion - News Promo - Single Spot

KVUE Daybreak: Rough Mornings
Ben Dongarra, Writer/Shooter/Director/Editor
Tecia Coton, Writer/Producer/Director

Promotion - News Promo - Campaign / Image

The Jarrell Tornado: 20 Years Later
Ben Dongarra, Photographer/Producer/Editor

Promotion - Program

KVUE Summer: Stay Tuned
Ben Dongarra, Writer/Shooter/Director/Editor

News Producer

I Have An Idea...
Andrew McKibbin, Producer

Talent - Reporter - General Assignment / Spot News

Doing Stand-ups Without Standing Up
Jay Wallis, Reporter