Kilgore flower shop adjusts to nationwide flower shortage during Mother’s Day rush

The week of Mother’s Day has been a difficult one for Amazing Grace Floral & Design not only because of flowers being a popular gift but also because of a nationwide flower shortage.

  States scale back vaccine orders as interest in shots wanes

More than 150 million Americans — about 57% of the adult population — have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • COVID-19

Pfizer aims for full FDA approval of vaccine

That gives Pfizer and German partner BioNTech a shot at winning the first full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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  Game wardens investigating boating accident that injures 2

  East Texas racer wins final NHRA racetrack title

State reports more than 2,600 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

Oil well batteries found in back of stolen Burkeville pickup

  Rep. White bill to upgrade 911 service passes House vote

An East Texas legislator’s bill to improve technology on 911 services has passed the Texas House.
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NASA Mars helicopter heard humming through thin Martian air

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio Friday, just before Ingenuity was set to soar on its fifth test flight.

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office seeks public help in homicide investigation

Smith County jury convicts gang member accused of assaulting officer, drug offenses

2 Livingston women arrested after toddler found on street

Report: Livingston woman high on meth, bath salts tries to burn home

  East Texas teachers share struggles, successes during appreciation week

  Sen. Hughes voting bill passes in House, heavy with amendments

Tyler motorcyclist dies in 2-vehicle crash on Loop 49

Henderson man dies in Panola County crash

  • National

  US job growth slows sharply in sign of struggles

With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.

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Nacogdoches confident with spring season improvements

  Lobos track teams in fast lane for state meet

Speed kills and the Longview Lobos track team is loaded with it, though small in numbers this is a team that’s made great strides to reaching state for boys’ and girls’ teams.

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  Two women are working to get vaccine demand up in rural East Texas

  Longview Cultural Arts District new mural promotes unity

  East Texas nurses share what job means to them during appreciation week

  Women’s Fund of Smith County celebrates mothers, women in first meeting since pandemic

It was their annual Mother’s Day luncheon which was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.
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Summer of the road trip: Vacations are back

The U.S. Travel Association says 72% of Americans will make at least one trip this summer.

  Bureau of Land Management adopting horses this week

  Oncor requesting rate increase of $98 million, their highest ever

White supremacist from Tyler pleads guilty to federal charges of assault, conspiring to illegally sell firearms

Fatal crash closes Toll 49 between Broadway and Paluxy in Tyler