THSCA releases survey results of COVID-19 in high school athletic programs

The THSCA is hoping that the results in their survey continue to trend the way they are heading as the season approaches.

  Hundreds ransack downtown Chicago businesses after shooting

  Commissioners set to vote on removing confederate statue from Gregg County Courthouse

2 East Texas school districts report COVID-19 cases

  Nurses working in UT Health East Texas COVID-19 ICU: “We’re still here”

Nacogdoches ISD transportation department moves into $3.3 million facility

Dr Pepper trying to address soda shortage at grocery stores

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  Next Normal: Musicians discuss entertaining during COVID-19 pandemic

  WATCH: John Quinones reveals topics on ‘What Would You Do?’ to include body, age discrimination

Start dates and COVID-19 guides for East Texas schools

4 inmates in Smith County Central Jail test positive for COVID-19

1 dead after vehicle strikes culvert near Whitehouse

Gov. Abbott to give update on COVID-19 in Beaumont, Victoria Tuesday

East Texas schools to receive $1.1m in federal grants for higher education

The grant funding comes from the Student Support Services Program and it is anticipated that each grant will be sustained for a total of 5 years.

2 people killed in crash near Brownsboro

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2013 Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on SH 31. For an as yet undetermined reason, the driver of the Honda left the traveled portion of the roadway. The vehicle then came back onto the road, crossed into the eastbound lanes and was struck by a 2016 Nissan Ro

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

Coastal Bend area school Ben Bolt becomes first to suspend fall sports

Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD has become the first Texas district to suspend fall UIL activities.

  WATCH: Anissa Centers talks with a registered financial advisor about controlling your financial future

  Firefighters say 63-acre fire in Van Zandt County is completely out

Child hot car deaths down amid COVID-19, but new risk posed to stay-at-home kids

10-year-old dies from injuries in Longview shooting incident

Repairs temporarily halt curbside recycling service in Longview

Smith County Sheriff’s Office seek public’s help after 2nd child porn charge filed on paramedic


Tenaha Tigers
San Augustine Wolves
Huntington Red Devils
Crockett Bulldogs
Diboll Lumberjacks
Livingston Lions

Man dies in rollover wreck in Brownsboro area

Thirty-five-year-old, Jose Parra-Chirinos, died at the scene.

63-acre fire battled by several departments, Texas Forest Service

The Texas A&M Forest Service has been called to assist with a forest fire in the county.

Monday’s Weather: Hot and humid today

Typical August weather has returned to the forecast and looks to stick around for the rest of the week.

  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.

  Suspect in shooting that left woman dead in Smith County home in custody, identified

An investigation is underway after a woman was found shot to death inside a residence early Sunday morning in Smith County.

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

The victim was transported to a local hospital by the Longview Fire Department.

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.

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

The body of 79-year-old Joe Roy McMillian reported missing from Carthage was found on Thursday. KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with his family, who say they are sad, but thankful to have closure.

School start dates across East Texas

Here are the start dates for school districts across the area.

  How parents can prepare their students for changes at school

Parents can help their students transition into wearing masks all day and potential anxiety about the school year with simple practices at home.

Lindale Fire Department responds to early morning house fire

Fire crews in Lindale responded to a structure fire early Sunday morning.

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

3 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees died in a helicopter crash on TPWD’s Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County.

  Riot declared as fire burns in Portland police union offices

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, protests over racial injustice and police brutality have occurred nightly for more than 70 days.

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

Members of the Texas Republican Party met at an East Texas location today to make a choice of who will be their nominee for a congressional seat on the November ballot. The district 4 seat was left vacant when congressman John Ratcliffe was appointed to director of national intelligence.

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

The search is on for the driver of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run in Tyler.

  Next normal: School districts determining who gets Friday night tickets

Districts are having to make tough decisions when it comes to who to allow into football games this year.

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

Larry Christian with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office confirms several caltrops were found Friday in the eastbound lanes of I-20 near Toll 49.

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

Testing for COVID-19 is being offered at several locations across East Texas in the next few days.

Whataburger rolls out massive food truck

The truck, which is 36-feet long and features a full-sized kitchen, according to the company, was unveiled on Thursday at an event honoring teachers in San Antonio.

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

A veterans resource center in Tyler honored the men and women who paid a heavy price while serving their country.

  Warnings flashed for years of explosives at heart of Beirut

Rescue teams are searching the rubble of Beirut’s port for bodies nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands.

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

San Augustine ISD has decided that school will be all virtual learning for the first four weeks of the 2020-2021 school year.

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

From professional to collegiate, high school to little leagues, many sports leagues and events have been postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic, including in East Texas. A Longview sports complex is expanding and improving in hopes of bringing sports back.

  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.

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.