Wednesday’s Weather: Cool and breezy today

A weak cold front is moving through the area this morning with some clouds and a few sprinkles in far northern counties.

  UT Tyler pharmacy students administering COVID-19 vaccinations, assisting busy pharmacies

New Chick-Fil-A opens Tuesday in Lindale

  Henderson County selected by state to be potential COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic

Fire destroys motorcycle, gun safes inside garage in Van Zandt County

Wreck on Tyler’s N. Beckham overpass cleared, traffic flow normal

  Artists encouraged to submit artwork for Hillside Park murals in Tyler

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Lufkin assisted living home receives second round of COVID-19 vaccine

Hospitalization rate remains above 15% 43 days straight for area including Gregg, Smith counties

Hospitalization rate for area including Angelina, Nacogdoches counties remains above 15% for 38 days

Longview vaccine hub to receive more doses, add more appointments

  Tyler man caught on camera abusing disabled man gets 10-year sentence

WebXtra: Chlorine negatively affecting Etoile water supply

  Car goes up in flames in Tyler Lowe’s parking lot

According to our reporter at the scene, there were no injuries.

AMBER Alert canceled for 10-year-old girl abducted in N.C.

Ten-year-old Breanne Marie Jones is believed to have been abducted by 38-year-old Jonathan Lewis Jones and 32-year-old Christina Renee Edge.

  NET Health updates Smith Commissioners on COVID-19, notes ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Tuesday’s meeting of the Smith County Commissioner’s Court saw NET Health CEO George Roberts update the commissioners on COVID-19 statistics, but also said there is a “light at the end of the tunnel.”

WATCH: Nacogdoches fire chief gives commissioners COVID-19 update

Nacogdoches Fire Chief Keith Kiplinger, who also handles emergency response and management for the city, provided a COVID-19 update to the Nacogdoches County Commissioners Court on Tuesday.

UIL announces changes to basketball, soccer state tournaments

  WATCH: Museum at Mount Pleasant features helicopter shot down 3 times in Vietnam

Harrison County Jail administration responds to citation of non-compliance

Cherokee County Jail back in compliance with state standards

2 injured in overnight shooting in Van Zandt County

Spicy McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce are returning

  Off-duty East Texas paramedic helps deliver sister’s baby in ambulance

An East Texas paramedic is used to taking care of others, but last week, an off-duty paramedic found herself helping to deliver her sister's baby.

Tuesday’s Weather: Sunny and mild today

Fair skies this morning with temperatures starting out in the 40s.

Internet and phone services in rural Texas threatened as state slashes subsidies for providers

A state fund that subsidizes rural network service is bleeding money. Now the state is drastically cutting the amount of money that it typically pays out to these service providers.

  Longview ISD offers meat processing class in state-of-the-art facility

KLTV 7′s Jamey Boyum talks with Longview High School’s animal sciences teacher, Braylon Sessions, about LISD’s meat processing educational lab.

  Whitehouse going red and gold again for Mahomes

It's time to go all out and support Patrick Mahomes in his quest for another Lombardi Trophy.

  Longview COVID-19 vaccine hub appointments full for now, CHRISTUS says

Beginning this Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, caregivers from CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, alongside Gregg County and City of Longview first responders, will operate a weekend clinic to administer vaccines to those who meet the criteria for Phase 1A or Phase 1B.

  New Diana ISD moving forward with new girls field house

New Diana is undertaking a new project to help female athletes.

Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle when crossing highway in Henderson

Henderson police confirm that a man was killed when crossing Hwy 64 West in Henderson Monday.

Cause of death of Lone Star woman missing in November confirmed

Brenda Leftwich, 70, went missing on Nov. 19 after leaving a business called the Rabbit Hole.

Tyler man caught with more than 3.5K child porn images gets 10 years

A Tyler man who was found to have more than 3,500 images of child pornography on his phone agreed to a 10-year prison sentence Friday.

Goodman Museum hosting antique quilt display

The Goodman-LeGrand Museum will host a special antique quilt display from Saturday, Jan. 30 to Saturday, Feb. 27. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hospitalization rate for area including Angelina, Nacogdoches counties remains above 15% for 37 days

For the past 37 days, the trauma service area that includes Angelina and Nacogdoches counties have had a hospitalization rate of 15 percent or more of its hospitals’ total capacity.

Family believes Christmas present unleashed paranormal activity into their Brandon home

A Brandon family believes a vintage doll carriage is the source of their paranormal experiences.

Hospitalization rate remains above 15% 42 days straight for area including Gregg, Smith counties

Here's a look at Jan. 25 hospitalization rates in East Texas.

Mineola man accused of burning aunt’s house

A Mineola man turned himself in to Smith County authorities on Jan. 22 in connection with allegations that a trash fire he started near his aunt’s house spread to her home and destroyed it on Dec.20.

  Webxtra: East Texas Crisis Center raffles ’65 Mustang for much-needed funds

The annual East Texas Auto & Cycle Show normally raises around $200,000 for services like their emergency shelter, risk assessment, and safety planning, but this year which would have been the 31st show has been canceled for the safety of the community.

  Gregg County fire marshal at scene of fire near abandoned home

Firefighters and the Gregg County fire marshal are at the scene of a fire in the Kilgore area.

NET Health offering 2nd dose clinics on Jan. 27, 30

Anyone who came to the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler and received their first Moderna vaccine on Tuesday, December 29th, Wednesday, December 30th, or Thursday, December 31st, is invited to receive their second Moderna vaccine this week. The scheduled days of these “Second Dose Vaccine Clinics”

  Mahomes, Brady set to clash in what could be epic championship showdown

Patrick Mahomes is back in the Super Bowl and this time he gets to play against one of the greatest athletes of all-time.

Elysian Fields ISD announces temporary closure due to COVID-19

Administrators with Elysian Fields Independent School District announced Monday, Jan. 25 that the school will undergo a temporary closure due to COVID-19.

East Texas Food Bank to host produce distribution event at Lufkin expo center

The East Texas Food Bank will be hosting a produce distribution event at the George R. Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Police spokesman: Victim in Tyler nightclub shooting being ‘very uncooperative’ with authorities

Detectives investigating a shooting incident that occurred at a Tyler night club early Saturday morning are running into roadblocks because the victim is being “very uncooperative” with authorities, according to a TPD spokesman.

Investigation indicates shooter used semi-automatic rifle in shooting at Tyler apartment

No arrests have been made in a shooting incident that occurred at Oxford Point Apartments Saturday night, and the ongoing investigation indicates that the shooter used a semi-automatic rifle, according to the Tyler Police Department.

Darius Rucker’s good deed surprises patrons, servers at S.C. IHOP

Musician and Lowcountry native Darius Rucker quietly treated everyone dining at a restaurant he frequents to a free meal and also left a big tip for servers Sunday morning.

  Google Maps to display COVID-19 vaccination sites

Google Maps will soon display COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Monday’s Weather: Rain early, Sun by Afternoon

It’s warm and muggy early this morning with a few showers around the area.

Women’s shelter desperate to get COVID-19 vaccine

With the COVID-19 vaccine early in distribution, many East Texans are still waiting their 'turn' to get it. Particularly those in shelters, who may be elderly or have serious health problems already.

  Hockey mask leads to arrest in vandalism of several churches in Cass County

An arrest has been made in several destructive church break ins in Cass County.

Smith County Jail signs new contract for inmate medical services

It will cost $2.86 million per year. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said they’re paying a little more but will save in other areas.

What we know about the 12,663 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

Jimmie Rodgers, singer of ‘Honeycomb’ and other hits, dies

Jimmie Rodgers, singer of the 1957 hits “Honeycomb” and “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” whose career in music and movies was disrupted by a severe head injury a decade later, has died at age 87.

Hospitalization rate for area including Angelina, Nacogdoches counties remains above 15% for 36 days

For the past 36 days, the trauma service area that includes Angelina and Nacogdoches counties have had a hospitalization rate of 15 percent or more of its hospitals’ total capacity.

COVID-19 rate at 16.89%; Tyler/Longview-area hospitals above threshold 41 days

For the past 41 days, the trauma service area that includes Smith and Gregg counties have had a COVID-19 hospitalization rate of more than 15 percent of its hospitals’ total capacity.

Tyler police: Woman injured when someone shot into her apartment

A woman suffered a superficial head injury when someone shot into her apartment Saturday night, according to a press release from the Tyler Police Department.

First agricultural barn opens for Chapel Hill ISD FFA members

Chapel Hill ISD had a ribbon cutting ceremony for an agricultural facility. Their first in the district’s history.

East Texas week seven COVID-19 vaccine allocation sites

We now know how many more doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be coming to east Texas next week. Five counties in our area are on the state’s allocation list to receive the doses.

  3,000 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release

In Moscow, thousands of demonstrators filled Pushkin Square in the city center.

COVID-19 rate at 16.86%, 40 days above threshold for Tyler/Longview-area hospitals

For the past 40 days, the trauma service area that includes Smith and Gregg counties have had a COVID-19 hospitalization rate of more than 15 percent of its hospitals’ total capacity.

FBI: Texan charged in Capitol riot tweeted ‘Assassinate AOC’

A 34-year-old Texas man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month and posting violent threats, including a call to assassinate Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

Victim of Lufkin shooting identified, in stable condition

Authorities have identified Shelton Glenn as the victim of a Friday evening shooting in Lufkin.

Godiva to close all US stores

Godiva said it is keeping its stores in Europe, the Middle East and China.

Cass County church vandalism suspect identified

Jonathan Hamilton, 33, of Linden, was arrested Friday night by Hughes Springs police under suspicion for his alleged involvement with a string of a half-dozen recent church vandalism incidents in the Hughes Springs-Avinger area.

Early morning crash leaves 1 dead in Tyler

A single vehicle crash has left a passenger dead and the driver unaccounted for.

Tyler police investigate nightclub shooting

An early morning shooting at a nightclub in North Tyler left one man with non-life threatening injuries as Tyler police search for information.

  East Texas guitar repair shop draws music industry clients from around world

A music business in one small East Texas town has become hugely popular with heavyweights in the music industry, so much so that they get business from foreign countries. Almost hidden in the quiet Hawkins downtown, is 'Action Sound'. But it's known to lots of people in the music industry.

Lufkin man sitting on porch injured as driver pulls car over, shoots at him

One of the bullets struck the victim in the abdomen.

Federal judge rules to detain Longview, Carthage men accused in siege of US Capitol

A federal judge has ruled against the release of two East Texas men accused of taking part in the Capitol siege as they await trial.

  WATCH: White House Correspondent Jon Decker discusses President Biden’s agenda

Gray TV White House Correspondent Jon Decker appeared on East Texas Now Friday to discuss President Biden’s agenda.

  SFA nursing students administer doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Before the spring semester started this month for Stephen F. Austin State University, some Dewitt School of Nursing students were already putting in the hours.

Military sending COVID-19 support to Lufkin hospital

As the number of people who require hospital care for COVID-19 infection rises, CHS St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin is taking proactive steps to deal with the growing influx of coronavirus patients.

COVID-19 rate at 17.19%, 39 days above threshold for Tyler/Longview-area hospitals

For the past 39 days, the trauma service area that includes Smith and Gregg counties have had a COVID-19 hospitalization rate of more than 15 percent of its hospitals’ total capacity.

  WATCH: Longview snake vendor talks about upcoming Herps Reptile Expo

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum spoke to one of the vendors who was setting up for the upcoming Herps Reptile Expo at the exhibition building on the Longview Fairgrounds Friday.

State reports over 6,700 COVID-19 cases in Texas public schools for week

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported over 6,700 cases of COVID-19 on public school campuses in last week’s report.

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Gov. Abbott, DPS release statewide Homeland Security strategic plan

On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety released the Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.

  WATCH: Dr. Ed talks about reactions to vaccines, reinfections, plus more COVID-19 topics

East Texas Medical Team Dr. Ed Dominguez spoke about a variety of issues regarding COVID-19 during a Q&A session on East Texas Now Friday.

Patrick Mahomes: ‘Everything is good’

Patrick Mahomes is out of concussion protocol and will be available to play on Sunday against the Bills.

Smith County grand jury indicts man accused of stealing property from elderly, disabled client

A Smith County grand jury has indicted a man who is accused of stealing property from his elderly and disabled client and pawning it various Tyler shops.