East Texas firefighters are now joining in the effort to perform 'Covid-19' testing. A new program has firefighters and EMT's performing tests for the public . Covid testing at the 'Willows nursing home' in Kilgore , is being done by Longview fire personnel.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $177 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of June in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Greg Abbott will receive a briefing on Tropical Depression Cristobal and hold a press conference on hurricane preparedness and COVID-19 considerations on Friday, June 5th at 12:00 PM at the Alternate State Operations Center.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests.
One of the concerns with 'Covid-19' is 'what' would happen 'if' the virus got into a large contained population, such as an East Texas jail or prison. Gregg and Smith county may have created a blueprint on how best to deal with situations like this in the future.
According to a press release, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Franklin County Deputies responded to a call of suspicious activity in the 300 block of S. Park Rd., in the South Park development of Lake Cypress Springs.
Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity, with very limited exceptions.
Diboll police officers arrested three men on engaging in organized crime charges Wednesday after a tracker on a vehicle they allegedly stole in Harris County revealed that they were in Lufkin. A chase ensued after a Diboll PD officer spotted the vehicle on U.S. Highway 59.
It sits in the air with the greatest of ease, but according to Lone Star Wing Commemorative Air Force Wing Leader Travis Keeney, that’s because they did the hard stuff years ago. But first they had to get the plane.
During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Greg Abbott said while Texas will work to protect residents’ First Amendment right to peacefully protest, violence, looting, and vandalism will not be tolerated.
During his interview on East Texas Now Tuesday, a Tyler Police Department spokesman discussed the in-custody death of George Floyd, the protests and measures like de-escalation and cultural diversity training that TPD’s leadership is implementing to prevent a similar incident from occurring here.
On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott and the four U.S. Attorneys for Texas announced that people who come from out of state to engage in looting, violence, or other destructive acts in violation of federal law will be subject to federal prosecution.
Community leader Pamela Phoenix, a member of Tyler’s Planning and Zoning Commission, will host a virtual town hall meeting titled “Race Relations with Law Enforcement – the George Floyd Murder” on Thursday.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II weighed in on the protests and unrest going on across the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s in-custody death in Minneapolis on Monday with a heartfelt tweet urging unity.