Tournaments return to East Texas sports complex

When it seemed like sports may never come back, an East Texas athletic complex is finally drawing tournaments again. Longviews 'Lear Park athletic complex' had over the years been the sight of countless huge tournaments of baseball , softball and soccer.

8-year-old hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after shooting in Longview

What we know about the 15,890 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

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

  Family members of Carthage man found dead near Freeport describe his loss as bittersweet feeling

School start dates across East Texas

  How parents can prepare their students for changes at school

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Lindale Fire Department responds to early morning house fire

3 Texas Parks and Wildlife staffers killed, pilot injured in helicopter crash

  Delegates from Texas Republican Party nominate state senator as District 4 candidate

Tyler police seek hit-and-run driver who struck cyclist

  Next normal: School districts determining who gets Friday night tickets

Smith County Sheriff’s Office confirms more caltrops found on I-20

Judge delays immunity decision in fatal Athens bus crash case

A Henderson County judge has delayed making a decision on whether the two Union Pacific employees involved in the case of a former Athens ISD school bus driver charged in a fatal bus crash should be given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony.

Nacogdoches pianist competes in international festival virtually

The competition attracts young people from around the world who have dreams of becoming a professional pianist.

  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.

UT Tyler’s conference postponing most fall sports to spring

The Lone Star Conference Council of Presidents postponed all competition in the sports of football, soccer, volleyball and basketball to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic during a meeting on Friday morning.

Where to find COVID-19 mobile testing in East Texas

Whataburger rolls out massive food truck

  Veterans honored at Tyler’s Camp V to commemorate Purple Heart Day

  Warnings flashed for years of explosives at heart of Beirut

San Augustine ISD opts to go all virtual for first 4 weeks

  Expansion, improvement projects set to begin at Longview’s Lear Park Athletic Complex

  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.

  WATCH: Dr. Ed breaks down different types of tests, false results, and who should be tested

Dr. Ed spoke about the possibility of false test results and how testing plays an important role in determining herd immunity.

Career grants awarded to multiple East Texas school districts

Huntington ISD, Newton ISD and Palestine ISD have received the grants.

  WATCH: American Cancer Society’s Jeff Fehlis discusses importance of getting HPV vaccine

On Friday, a spokesman for the American Cancer Society spoke with East Texas Now host Kayla Lyons about how important it is for children to get their HPV vaccinations.

Woman arrested on 4 child sexual assault charges after wreck in Henderson County

She was extradited to the Wood County Jail and is being held on $300,000 bond.

Authorities: 2 Jacksonville men killed man after giving him a ride

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two Jacksonville men following the investigation of a body found on the side of the road.

Kilgore woman accused of embezzling over $330K from employer

Deputies with the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old woman on Tuesday in connection with allegations that she embezzled $334,255 from the company she worked for in Longview.

  WEBXTRA: Longview ISD served 240,000 meals since March

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with the district's director of nutrition.

UIL sets return to play guidelines for high school student-athletes

The University Scholastic League’s Medical Advisory Committee set more guidelines for the return to play this fall season.

Friday’s Weather: Hot and humid today

Another warm start with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s this morning.

Crystal Rogers: FBI Louisville takes lead in case of missing mother of 5

Federal search warrants are being executed and interviews will be conducted in connection to Crystal Rogers’ disappearance as the FBI Louisville takes over as the lead investigative agency.

Planned power outage for some SWEPCO customers in Henderson area Friday

A planned power outage is set to occur on Friday in the Henderson area.

Child dies after being hit by vehicle in Mount Pleasant

According to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, at approximately 12:57 p.m. Thursday, they received a 911 call regarding a small child who was hit by a car in the parking lot of the Shady Oaks Apartments located at 2000 Choctaw St.

  Mother of boy killed in boating accident speaks out after manslaughter trial delayed

On June 2, 2019, the life of Judith Hernandez and her two daughters was be flipped upside down after a boating accident took the life of her 14-year-old son Roberto Carlos Bermejo or Carlitos as they knew him.

TABC offering bars, breweries a chance to reclassify and reopen

The TABC is offering a new chance for businesses to reopen, by changing the balance of food and alcohol they serve.

  WEBXTRA: East Texas students start the school year off right at the School Is Cool event in Tyler

Back-to-school extravaganza at Harvey Convention Center

Country star Kane Brown appears in selfie with employee at Virginia travel center

Angie Graves was working at the Subway at White’s Travel Center along Interstate 81/64 on Thursday morning when she spied country music star Kane Brown.

  Texas Health and Human Services Commission allowing limited visitation at nursing facilities

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced limited visitation rules for nursing facilities and long-term care facilities. HHSC is also issuing enhanced emergency rules requiring additional actions by nursing facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

A look at state hospital data for Tyler, Longview and surrounding counties

A daily snapshot of the hospitalization situation for East Texas during the pandemic.

  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.

  Rusk County Sheriff’s Office investigates string of burglaries

The search is on for thieves responsible for a string of burglaries in Rusk county.The burglaries happened along a stretch between new London and Overton, mainly at homes along farm to market roads. The flurry of burglaries was reported in Rusk county between FM 918, FM 2012 and FM 850.

  WATCH: Rep. Louie Gohmert provides update on his health following COVID-19 diagnosis

Representative Louie Gohmert joined East Texas Now on Thursday to provide an update on his health following his diagnosis with COVID-19.

East Texas housing authorities to receive $750K from 2nd round of grants

Several East Texas cities and counties were awarded a total of $709,972 in another round of federal grants to help public housing authorities recover from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today.

“EXTREMELY ACTIVE” Hurricane Season possible for the Atlantic Basin

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been off to a rapid pace with a record-setting nine named storms so far and has the potential to be one of the busiest on record. Historically, only two named storms form on average by early August, and the ninth named storm typically does not form until Octobe

Canton police searching for suspect in robbery, stabbing at dollar store

According to a press release from the department, at approximately 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to Dollar Tree in Canton on a reported stabbing. Further investigation revealed that a clerk at the store had been stabbed during a robbery attempt. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

Gov. Abbott, Houston Astros team up to open COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Houston Astros and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have teamed up to open a free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Start dates and COVID-19 guides for East Texas schools

List of schools, start dates with links to COVID-19 guides

Gov. Abbott hosts roundtable on upcoming flu season at UT Southwest Medical Center

Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center on Texas' approach to flu season as the state and the country continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Grand Saline public works department hopes a new water pump will solve old problems

Public works department installing a new pump

Missing Carthage man believed dead after truck found in Brazoria County

Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake says the truck belonging to a missing man has been found in Brazoria County and Joe Roy McMillan is believed to be dead.

New splashpad at Tyler’s Glass Recreation Center to open over the weekend

Tyler Parks and Recreation is so excited to announce that the new splash pad at the Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St., and Woldert Park is now complete and ready to help you and your family cool off in style!

  WATCH: Anissa Centers gets you ready for the weekend with Free Fun for Friday activities

Anissa Centers says it’s, abundantly, clear that we all need to relax so this week’s FFFF is designed to help you do just that.

‘Shame on all of you’: Obituary for man who died of COVID-19 complications blames Trump, people who won’t wear masks

David Nagy, 79, of Jefferson, Texas,died a needless death, his family pointed out in his obituary.

  Next Normal: Longview music store sees increase in business during COVID-19 pandemic

Many businesses have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a few have thrived.

  Tyler ISD board votes to rename high schools Tyler High, Tyler Legacy

The vote was 6-1 for both schools with Dr. Patricia Nation opposed.

Total of 5 now charged in Angelina County case in which man was found dead in truck

Two more people have been charged in connection with a 2019 murder case in which a man was found dead in the back of a truck. All total, five people have been arrested in the case.

  Texas’ Big Bend National Park to reopen after month-long coronavirus closure

Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas is set to reopen Friday after closing a month earlier due to to the spread of COVID-19 in the park’s residential community.

  Texas dad saves kids from 12-foot alligator

Andrew Grande said his children were playing near a canal when the gator approached.

TxDOT’s augmented reality game warns of distracted driving

TxDOT has launched a new augmented reality game that warns drivers of the dangers of distracted driving.

One dead in two-vehicle crash on US 59 in Panola Co.

One dead in two-vehicle crash on US 59 in Panola Co.

Thursday’s Weather: Only a slight chance for rain today

artly cloudy skies today. A slight chance for an isolated shower, but most places will probably stay dry for the next several days.

Henderson ISD: High school student athlete tests positive for COVID-19 after attending practice

According to the district, school officials were notified of the news on Wednesday August, 5th.

  Henderson ISD’s first day back a success, says assistant superintendent

Henderson ISD's first day back was a success according to administrators.

  1 person injured in shooting on Tallwood Lane in Longview

Police are on the scene of a shooting in Longview.

UT Tyler targeted by ransomware attack in May

UT Tyler said they were the target of a ransomware attack which occurred in May.

  THE NEXT NORMAL: What students and parents can expect for the bus ride to school

As East Texas students prepare to go back to school, the ride to school will also be changing.

SFA students not required to quarantine 14 days before returning to campus

As many schools across the state are requiring their students to quarantine for 14 days before they arrive on-campus, SFA is not one of them. KTRE's T'Ebonie Tanner talks with SFA President Dr. Scott Gordon about the universities back to school plans.

Staff development at Nacogdoches ISD focuses on new procedures

For the 2020-21 school year, break-out gatherings focused on changes brought on by COVID-19.

City of Grand Saline still experiencing water woes

The city was without water due to a water main break that happened Sunday night.

  East Texas family still searching for missing loved one

An East Texas family is still desperately waiting for clues into the disappearance of a family member last year, and the mysterious circumstances under which it occurred. Rosemary Rodriguez vanished last October. She, and the car she was driving have not been seen since.

  Henderson, Texas, golf course groundskeeper survives lightning strike

According to the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, they were called out to the Henderson Country Club at around 8:35 a.m. for a person who had been struck by lightning.

  2 arrested after several fires set in Henderson County

2 people have been arrested after five structures were set on fire in the Cherokee Shores subdivision Wednesday morning.

  WATCH: ABC News political director unpacks the upcoming election changes

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein joins East Texas News at Midday to discuss all the fast-moving political developments this week.

Longview PRCA Rodeo canceled for 2020

The Longview Greggton Rotary for 2020 has been cancelled due to the safety concerns related to COVID-19 according to Colt Edwards, 2020 Rodeo Chairman.

Gov. Abbott to hold roundtable with medical experts on upcoming flu season

The Governor will be joined by state legislators, medical experts, and state agency leaders.

Why Texas’ coronavirus data comes with caveats

It’s hard to collect good numbers on an unknown virus, and Texas health officials have made errors. But experts say the state’s coronavirus data is useful as long as users understand its limitations.

Huntington man, woman arrested in connection with 2019 murder case

Two more arrests have been made, with two more coming, in connection with a 2019 murder case in which a man was found dead in the back of a truck.

  WATCH: Anissa Centers, expert weigh in on how pandemic could affect your finances

Anissa Centers has been keeping an eye on how COVID-19 might be affecting your money.