WEBXTRA: Tyler Public Library waives membership fees for TISD students

Non-resident minors under the age of 18, who are enrolled as students at TISD may apply for a Library card free of charge by presenting a school identification card or proof of school enrollment.

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  Taste of the Fair kicks off at East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler

  Public invited to walking tour of historic downtown Longview

Once-divided Mineola cemeteries to unite under one name

  Woman uses booth at Canton Trade Days to shed light on foster crisis in East Texas

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  Tyler Transit to host virtual open house for route study

Annual Texas Veteran’s Military and Classic Car Show in Bullard Saturday

  A Mark in Texas History: The Everett Building in Longview

  Annual vintage Motocross race set for this weekend in Marion County

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

  East Texas Food Bank to distribute free produce Friday at Maude Cobb in Longview

  WEBXTRA: City of Tyler looking for artists to decorate downtown alleyway

The City of Tyler is looking for artists to help decorate an alleyway in downtown.

  Taste of the Fair offers foodies a chance to chow down on East Texas State Fair favorites

Visitors can take home all of the fair food classics like turkey legs, funnel cakes, candied apples, and jumbo corn dogs.

  MARK IN TEXAS HISTORY: Tyler Tap Railroad

After the Civil War, the Tyler area faced economic doom by the construction of two area railroads that would bypass the city. However, the mayor figured out a solution and had a role in creating the Tyler Tap Railroad. It’s this week’s subject for Mark in Texas History by Mark Scirto.

Volunteer Central: Places to serve your East Texas neighbors this week

Here’s this week’s list of groups and organizations who could use a helping hand as they work to serve East Texans in need.

  East Texas Oil Museum to celebrate 40th anniversary beginning Saturday

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PATH, TXU team up in annual program to help East Texans beat the heat

  Tyler resident memorializes son through city program

  MARK IN TEXAS HISTORY: The Ginocchio Hotel

  Gallery Main Street extends hours in Plaza Tower

  Tyler zoo launches program allowing at-home students to complete schoolwork on zoo campus

The program is designed to tutor and help with lessons, then allow kids to get up have fun around the zoo grounds afterward.

CASA in need of volunteers as child abuse reports expected to rise during start of new school year

We know that there are more children facing these horrific situations and so now that school is back open, we expect our numbers to increase even more dramatically.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your neighbors in East Texas this week

Here is a list of the groups and organizations that could use a hand as they work to serve East Texans in need.

Longview WOW children’s museum adds new Hardware Store exhibit

The tactile play area includes levers, lock-and-key sets and light switches.

  Restaurant inspections to include making sure COVID-19 protocols are being followed

After a lengthy absence, the KLTV 7 restaurant report is back. Non-existent during the shutdown and partial openings, health departments are back to ensuring public safety with inspections. Inspectors will observe whether COVID-19 protocols are being practiced at all full-service restaurants.

  BBB to shred documents for free in Jacksonville

Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) in partnership with Kelly Community Federal Credit Union, Ark-La-Tex Shredding & The City of Jacksonville, will be hosting their annual “Shred Day” on August 15th, from 9:00 AM until noon at the Norman Activity Center (526 East Commerce St). Th

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your East Texas neighbors this week

Here’s this week’s list of places you may be able to lend a hand, meet new people, and make a difference.

  Mark in Texas History: Lillian Richard, one face of Aunt Jemima brand, lived in Hawkins

he Black Lives Matter movement persuaded Quaker Oats to rebrand the 130-year-old Aunt Jemima syrup. But the history lives on in Hawkins, where one of the women who portrayed the character resided. Lillian Richard is the subject of this week’s Mark in Texas History with Mark Scirto.

  New ‘LONGV EW’ sign at Heritage Plaza is perfect place to strike a pose

It looks like a mistake, but it was actually made on purpose so a person could stand where the missing “I” is.

  Tyler Coin Show implements COVID-19 precautions

KLTV’s Dante Nunez explains how this year is different due to the pandemic and what visitors can expect.

  New splash pad at Glass Recreation Center to open over the weekend

The splash pad will to the public on Saturday, Aug. 8, and will be open daily.

‘The Walmart Drive-In’ free movie events coming to 2 East Texas cities

Residents in Kilgore and Tyler have an opportunity for free family-friendly entertainment later this month.

  COVID-19 antibody screening available in Kilgore

The mobile center will be staffed by professionals from CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System and Kilgore Fire Department, with assistance from students at the Kilgore College School of Nursing.

  Mark in Texas History: All aboard! Depot Museum in Henderson rich in history

A host of historical markers can be found in Henderson at the Depot Museum. It’s this week’s subject of A Mark in Texas History with Mark Scirto.

  Caldwell Zoo announces name of baby giraffe

The female giraffe was born on June 7, weighing in at a whopping 100 lbs.

  Meals on Wheels Ministry receives first vehicle through new donation program

The nonprofit is offering the community a new way to donate toward its mission of feeding thousands of senior and homebound East Texans.

  Volunteers construct Kilgore playground designed for children of all physical abilities

The playground will be a place for children from Kilgore and surrounding communities to come and play together regardless of their physical ability.

  Gregg County Historical Museum hosts exhibit celebrating Longview’s sesquicentennial

Lindsay Loy, the executive director of the Gregg County Historical Museum, spoke to KLTV’s Arthur Clayborn about how the museum’s celebration during the pandemic.

  East Texas best friends beat the odds and mark a milestone together

Jordan Granberry and Odin Frost graduate

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There are many important groups and organizations that are in need of extra help as they work to serve our East Texas neighbors in need. Make a difference in your community by volunteering; check out this week’s list

  Texas Homegrown Songs: Cody Joe Hodges

Cody Joe Hodges is a believer in following one’s dreams; he has followed his own from Caldwell, Texas, all the way to Nashville.

  Partially-assembled jigsaw puzzles come together in new exhibit at Tyler Museum of Art

The colorful, detail-rich exhibit uses common everyday jigsaw puzzles — many of which came from thrift stores.

  Mark in Texas History: Lufkin Industries was once cornerstone manufacturer for Angelina County

Lufkin Industries used to be the cornerstone manufacturer of Lufkin and Angelina County before a GE merger, followed by the oil market drying up.

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  WATCH: Texas homegrown singer Erin Kinsey joins East Texas Now

She explains how her life as a performer has changed with the onset of COVID-19, and how social media keeps her connected to her fans.

  Tyler’s Habitat Restore sees increase in inventory, shoppers amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Restore sells a variety of home construction items, including flooring, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and lighting fixtures. The Restore also sales furniture.

  Vendors discuss financial impact as Quitman Farmers’ Market postpones due to COVID-19

The market was open only four weeks before the spread of COVID-19 triggered restrictions that forced it to close.

East Texas woman honored for fostering 70+ children over 28 years

To celebrate this unique achievement and service to the East Texas community, socials workers and members of the foster care community arranged for a surprise retirement party at her home.

  Work begins to remove fence that once divided segregated Mineola cemetery

The once divided cemeteries date back to the late 1800s, according to Jim Phillips of the Mineola Landmark Commission.

  Hair-raising new exhibit at Discovery Science Place examines the art, science of arachnids

Despite their creepy, crawly reputation, arachnids are fascinating, diverse, and essential to the planet’s ecosystems.

  Businesses working hard to keep tourism alive during COVID-19, Marion County judge says

Tourism has been among the worst of all major economic sectors impacted by COVID-19.

  Liberty Hall invites you to tune in to celebrate 90th anniversary this Saturday

VIrtual celebrations will help mark 90 years in downtown Tyler.

  ETX Stash and Dash lets people hunt for artwork

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum speaks with several Longview artists about the joy they get from putting smiles on people’s faces.

  Mark in Texas History: Tyler’s First Baptist Church has been part of community since 1848

Now led by Senior Pastor Pike Wisner, the First Baptist Church of Tyler has been located in downtown Tyler since 1848 and is this week’s subject of “A Mark in Texas History with Mark Scirto.”

  ‘Identity of Gilmer’: City manager talks about decision to cancel Yamboree

Hutson said canceling the Yamboree fireworks and the festival is in the best interest of public health and safety — especially since more than half the population in Gilmer is 55 and older.

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Here are some ways to serve our fellow East Texans this week.

  Mark in History: Athens Pottery Company

Located to the west of Tyler is a town once known for its rich clay. Two historical markers in Athens are the subject of this week’s Mark in History with Mark Scirto.

  ‘Breathtaking’ stained glass window shines inside East Texas Oil Museum

The window was donated by a family who wanted it to hang in remembrance of those who died in the 1937 New London school explosion.

Kelly Community Credit Union, PATH team up for summer fan drive

Kelly Community Credit Union is teaming up with PATH for the second year for the annual PATH Summer Fan Drive. The drive begins on July 1.

Longview fireworks show, Gregg County prayer rally to go on as planned

Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt and Longview Mayor Andy Mack are urging attendees to wear a face mask at the prayer rally. Masks will be provided for anyone who needs one.

  WEBXTRA: Tyler Senior Center closes due to increase in COVID-19 cases

“Even though we hate to have to close again, it is in the best interest of our community that we close to ensure the safety of our patrons,” said Senior Parks Manager Leanne Robinette.

  Prayer rally to be held at Gregg County Courthouse this weekend

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt.

  WEBXTRA: Caldwell Zoo’s new anaconda exhibit opens Wednesday

KLTV's Jeff Chavez stopped by the zoo to check out the new exhibit.

  City of Tyler to host Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Lindsey Park

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the City will not provide entertainment or concessions

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve your East Texas neighbors this week

Here is this week’s list of groups and organizations that could use some helping hands.

  ETFB to start walk-up food distributions at East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler

KLTV's Dante Nunez has more on the new food distributions starting next month.

  Tyler Area Builders Association’s Parade of Homes starts June 20

The annual event showcases what’s new in home design, including smart home technology.

  Memorial City Hall Performing Arts Center announces 2020-21 season

Organizers said they plan to open shows at full capacity, with added safety measures in place.

  Kilgore Mercantile & Music to host acoustic jam Sunday

Face masks and social distancing are encouraged and the event will take place on the inside and outside of the building.

  Modern homes, CDC guidelines both on display during 2020 TABA Parade of Homes

Dozens of newly constructed homes will soon be on display as part of the 67th annual event.

First Baptist Lufkin, Wood Farm donate blueberries to CISC

Members of the First Baptist Church of Lufkin were at the Wood Blueberry Farm where they helped pick, sort and package blueberries for donation.

  Texas African American Museum in Tyler hosts balloon release in honor of George Floyd

Speakers included Tyler Police Chief Jimmy Toler, Rev. J.L. Williams, Tyler City Councilwoman Shirley McKellar and Bishop Laramie Jackson.

Volunteer Central: Places to serve your fellow East Texans this week

Volunteer Central —where volunteering through Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes the difference in the community.

  WEBXTRA: East Texas Food Bank continues emergency food box distributions

national Guard members helped distribute emergency food boxes that included, carrots, potatoes and apples.

  WEBXTRA: Fair Food Drive-In Days underway at East Texas State Fairgrounds in Tyler

Stands are set up along Fair Park Drive near Rose Stadium for visitors to drive up, order, and take to-go.

  The Next Normal: East Texas Food Bank continues Summer Food Program with drive-through distribution

KLTV's Jamey Boyum talks with Tim Butler of the the East Texas Food Bank.

  WEBXTRA: National Guard helps distribute food at Whitehouse Food Pantry

The guard members who assisted with the distribution are from the 124th Calvary Regiment out of Waco.

More community COVID-19 testing dates, locations announced in Longview

The free tests will be available to anyone wanting to be tested, according to information from the office of Gregg County Pct. 2 Commissioner Darryl Primo.