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Oct. 20, 2020

Hurricane Laura recovery assistance

It’s been nearly eight weeks since Hurricane Laura tore through parts of Deep East Texas. Those still needing financial assistance can apply through the American Red Cross.

Oct. 19, 2020

Septic System repair: call the Pineywoods RC&D at 936-568-0414 or e-mail Pineywoodsrcd@att.net for an application.

La Nana Bayou info contact either Carla Ethridge – cethridge@anra.org or Emily Monroe – emily.monroe@ag.tamu.edu

According to the CDC, many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. The City of Nacogdoches is encouraging East Texans to think out carefully about their holiday plans.

For guidance on to safely handle holidays and gatherings, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

Oct. 16, 2020

For more information on how providers can enroll in the state’s immunization program, click here.

Oct 15, 2020

To see the calendar of events for the Judy B. McDonald Public Library, click here.

Oct. 14, 2020

For more information on rental assistance in greater East Texas, click here.

Oct. 13, 2020

To see a list of Gregg County early voting locations, click here. For Smith County locations, click here. For Angelina County, click here. For Nacogdoches County, click here.

To learn more about the Texas Forestry Association’s 106th annual meeting, click here.

Oct. 12, 2020

Tyler animal shelter invites artists to transform walls into colorful murals

The city of Tyler is calling all artists to submit colorful mural designs that could potentially decorate the inside of the Tyler Animal Shelter.

The city will begin accepting submissions Wednesday, Oct. 14, to paint the walls in the shelter’s Get Acquainted rooms and its lobby walls. The contest runs through Jan. 31, 2021. You can make your art submissions here.

Celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic

The CDC has come out with guidelines for Halloween. If you’d like to read them click here.

Oct. 11, 2020

For more information on early voting times and locations in Angelina County, click here.

Oct. 9, 2020

The East Texas Crisis Center is a haven for thousands of victims of family violence, sexual assault and violent crime. For more information on The East Texas Crisis Center and if you’re looking for assistance. click here.

Click here for the link to the Christian Information & Service Center’s Facebook page. The phone number is 936-634-2857 for more information and assistance.

Longview ISD has partnered with a few organizations to bring the public a series of educational videos for families. The videos, called Lobo Strongview, will be available here.

Oct. 8, 2020

To access the virtual meeting for the US 259 road project, click here.

WATCH: Tyler mayoral candidate Don Warren says government experience vital - click here to watch

Tyler mayoral candidate Joel Rando says he wants to help businesses grow, improve roads - click here to watch

Oct. 7, 2020

Mercy Ships announces The Global Mercy, world’s largest NGO ship

Mercy Ships helps provide free life-saving surgeries for people where medical care is nearly non-existent.

To learn more about Mercy Ships' mission and how you can help, click here to visit the Mercy Ships website.

Rick Klein on East Texas Now

Oct. 6, 2020

MLB World Series tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. Click here for more information on the Texas Rangers website.

Oct. 5, 2020

There was an incident in Longview about a century ago that some people feel should never be forgotten. But many people, including some Longview residents, are not aware of the Longview race riot of 1919. The1919 Remembrance Project wants to change that by interviewing family members of those who experienced it for a documentary. Click here for more information.

Oct. 2, 2020

For more information about the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), click here. For CFAP 2, click here. For county extension agencies, click here. For nearby Farm Service Agencies, click here.

Oct. 1, 2020

The East Texas Crisis Center is a nonprofit agency providing help, hope, and healing to victims of family violence and sexual assault. For more information, click here.

Sept. 30, 2020

PATH and partners have 11 drop-off locations for their annual Coats for Kids program. Interested in where to donate? Click here for more.

Sept. 29, 2020

Click here to watch Smith County commissioners hear update on COVID-19 numbers, safety, testing

Sept. 28, 2020

Part-time jobs to contact trace

Sept. 25, 2020

Click here to watch Dr. Ed answers COVID-19 questions about flu vaccine, cleaning, CDC

Sept. 24, 2020

Click here to see Gov. Abbott’s guidelines on long-term care, nursing and intermediate care facilities.

Click here to view COVID-19 data from East Texas schools.

Sept. 23, 2020

For more information about the Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center, click here.

For a list of locations in Nacogdoches that offers free wi-fi, click here.

Click here for more information about SFA’s December commencement and to register.

Sept. 22, 2020

To vote for Lufkin ISD student mission patches click here.

If you’d like to know more about the Texas Shakespeare Festival and find out about the Halloween Radio Play, just click here.

Today is National Voter Registration Day. To check your status or register to vote in the state of Texas, click here.

Sept. 18, 2020

To read the full letter co-authored by Rep. Trent Ashby and Sen. Robert Nichols and the additional steps the lawmakers ask Governor Greg Abbott to take with expanding broadband infrastructure, click here.

Sept. 17, 2020

Click here to view SFA’s fine arts calendar of events.

Gov. Abbott announces East Texas businesses can open to 75 percent capacity

Public health experts rate colleges' transparency - Click here for more information.

Sept. 16, 2020

Tyler Transit to host virtual open house for route study - Click here for more information.

SFA Education students and Nacogdoches Public Library staff will be available for virtual homework help in September. Click here for more information.

In an effort for the City of San Augustine to submit for additional FEMA assistance, City Manager John Camp is asking city residents to send in photos of their damage from Hurricane Laura. Camp says to include a date and location of when and where the photos were captured. Click here to submit the photos.

Tyler ISD is listing the dates when schools have active cases of COVID-19. Click here to see the web page with those dates.

Gregg County elections official talks about changes voters will see at the polls

Elections they are a-changing. And the differences in Gregg County reflect changes that are coming state wide. Click here for more information on what voters can expect at the polls

Sept. 15, 2020

For more information on the National Watermelon Queen, click here. This is being held at Wiggins Farms, click here for more.

The Gold Network of East Texas is hosting their 6th annual Tyler Gold Run virtually to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer. A link to register can be found in this story.

Sept. 14, 2020

City of Nacogdoches creates grant program to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 click here to link to application for grant.

WATCH: Anissa Centers talks to longtime teacher about changes to teaching, learning

To watch Annissa Center’s interview with Barbara Puckett, a 12th-grade math teacher for Tatum ISD, click this link.

Landowners who lost timber from storms click here to see what assistance may be available through Texas A&M Forest Service.

Sept. 11, 2020

Annual event honoring veterans set for Saturday in Bullard

The annual Texas Veteran’s Military Convoy and Classic Car Show will be held in Bullard on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Event Coordinator Mike Balfay says there will be about 100 patriot guard riders and 50 military vehicles.

Click here to go to the event’s Facebook page.

SFA’s fall COVID-19 guide

Click here to see SFA’s Fall COVID-19 guide.

Dr. Ed talks COVID-19 on East Texas Now

Global Game Changers teach kids about Sept. 11 attacks

Do you want to share more with your children about what happened on 9/11, or teach a lesson around this book? Visit Global Game Changers' The 9/11 Lesson: Celebrating Real Life Superheroes for galleries, interactive heroes experience, a video featuring our very own Global Game Changers, and so much more!

How to donate to Hurricane Laura relief efforts

Hurricane Laura devastated Southwestern Louisiana on August 27, 2020 as a Category 4 major hurricane.

Donations to the Hurricane Laura relief fund are currently being accepted by the The United Way of Southwest Louisiana, Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana, or The American Red Cross.

United Way of SWLA Donation Page

All money donated will go to helping those impacted by Hurricane Laura’s destruction.

Donation can also be made to the United Way by texting “LAURA” to 40403

Cajun Navy—Shop Cajun Navy’s Amazon wishlist to provide items to hurricane victims. Items include tarps, hygiene products and cleaning supplies.

Sept. 10, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott released a pledge that you can sign to back the blue and oppose any efforts to defund the police and to show your support for law enforcement officers. For more information, click here.

Click here to visit Lufkin ISD Daily COVID-19 Tracking

Celebration of PATH’s 35th anniversary goes digital, honors Tyler history

Sept. 9, 2020

Sept. 8, 2020

Click here to apply to decorate the alleyway behind the 200 block of W. Erwin St. in downtown Tyler.

An organization called You Count East Texas began their campaign to help citizens fill out the 2020 census on Sept. 3rd and will continue their efforts until Sept. 12th. September 30th is the deadline for completing the 2020 Census. Have questions on how to full out this year’s census? Click here for more information.

Sept. 7, 2020

To learn more about how you can help Burkeville ISD, click here.

The World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Is back to turn your adorable shelter dog into a star

After receiving over 10,000 entries, PEOPLE’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest has found its 10 furry finalists, now it’s up to you to vote for the top dog. Click here to cast your vote!

T‑Mobile Launches Project 10Million, Historic $10.7B Initiative Aimed at Closing the Homework Gap and Connecting Students to Opportunity – for Free

“Project 10Million” will provide wireless hotspots and high-speed data to students who are part of free and reduced school lunch programs.

To learn more about the program, please click here.

Sept. 4, 2020

For more information on free meals from Nacogdoches ISD to virtual learners, click here.

Texas Honeybee Education Association launches new license plate to help bee population

Sept. 3, 2020

Click here to watch Grapeland ISD superintendent Don Jackson.

WATCH: Anissa Centers shares Free Fun for Friday: Labor Day Edition.

Sept. 2, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers takes away the worry about traveling on Labor Day. If you would like more information regarding travel to Louisiana click here, Arkansas click here, and for Texas parks click here.

Sept. 1, 2020

To report identity theft or fraud through the Texas Workforce Commission, click here.

SURVEY: Residents in Deep East Texas urged to report damages to home, business

Aug. 31, 2020

The Beech Grove Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a fish fry benefit Sept. 12 beginning at 10:30 a.m. To find out how you can help, click here.

Aug. 28, 2020

WATCH: Dr. Ed Dominguez answers viewer-submitted questions about COVID-19

Aug. 27, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers focuses on the letter S - sophisticated, smart, sentimental

Aug. 26, 2020

TxDOT updates on highway conditions and closures.

Watch Gray sister station KPLC’s coverage as Hurricane Laura approaches.

August 25, 2020

TxDOT Hurricane evacuation routes and other information: CLICK HERE

Click here to see the latest school closings due to expected tropical weather

August 24, 2020

Lufkin ISD first day of school

For more information about Lufkin ISD’s COVID-19 guidelines and other safety measures, you can click here to visit Lufkin ISD’s Back to School page.

Back-to-School tips

WATCH: Anissa Centers gives tips on making return to school healthier, less stressful. Click this link to watch the full interview.

August 21, 2020

Quick links to help become prepared in the event of an emergency-Click here.

American Red Cross is seeking volunteers. Call (409) 242 8476

Dr. Ed answers questions about Russian vaccines, public events, and what recovery means to different patients. Click here to watch.

August 20, 2020

Prosecuted and Paid: Government doles out billions in coronavirus relief money to companies that paid out millions in fraud-related cases - You can read more on this here.

Tyler’s Caldwell Zoo launches program allowing at-home students to complete schoolwork on zoo campus. CLICK HERE

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County receives $250K grant to assist veterans

Any veteran or surviving spouse in need of critical home repair and/or modification and who lives in Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Van Zandt, or Wood county is eligible to apply.

Click here for the application or call 903-595-6630.

August 19, 2020

For more on how you can help Mr. Ernie in his goal to walk across America, click here.

WATCH: ABC News political director reviews DNC, previews upcoming RNC - click here

WATCH: Jacksonville ISD superintendent applauds first day success - Click here

August 18, 2020

COVID-19 testing is available in Shelby County at the following locations:

Aurora Concepts - Center

HOPE Clinic - Center & Tenaha

Texas Quick Care -Timpson

For more information on special services Nacogdoches ISD offers to students with disabilities click here.

Brookshire Grocery Co. Partners with eTrueNorth to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing in Tyler for the community every Monday and Wednesday at the BGC Culinary Center.

For more information on how to sign up and register, click here.

August 18, 2020

WATCH: Anissa Centers gives tips on preparing for your financial future amidst pandemic - Click here to watch

August 17, 2020

School superintendents from around region participating in East Texas Now roundtable discussion - Click here to watch

WATCH: Anissa Centers, expert weigh in on how pandemic could affect your finances - Learn more here

BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA: This weekend in Lufkin - Click here to learn more

‘The Walmart Drive-In’ free movie events coming to 2 East Texas cities. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Sales tax holiday/Tax-free weekend, Aug. 7-9, click here for details.

August 4, 2020

To see the FDA’s full list of dangerous hand sanitizer products, CLICK HERE.

School start dates and COVID-19 guides for East Texas, click here to see your school.

WATCH: Anissa Centers says civil rights pioneer congratulated Trude Lamb on school name change role; CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Smith County leads East Texas in Census self-response rates; Sabine County ranks lowest

The U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging East Texans to self-respond before door-to-door counts begin. Click here to complete the Census questionnaire.

You can also complete the paper questionnaire received in the mail and mail it back, or by calling 844-330-2020.

USDA urges people to mail unsolicited seed packages for testing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging anyone who has received any unsolicited seed packages to mail them to specific locations so they can be tested faster. Click here for information on how and where to mail them.

August 3, 2020

In addition to Newton ISD students making the hands-free hand sanitizer dispensers for the district, the Newton FFA is selling them to the public. You can learn more by clicking here.

Months into the pandemic, people are still picking up new hobbies and returning to old ones. Anissa Centers talked to East Texas Now host Kayla Lyons about what folks are up to and what they’re getting out of it.

Click this link to watch the video.

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