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  East Texas businesses tackle new operating demands in response to COVID-19 restraints

  Coronavirus looms over ETX restaurants, slowing business

Ford recalls over 240K vehicles to fix suspension problem

  True Vine Brewing Company to hold grand opening for downtown Tyler location

Popular infant carrier sold at Target and Amazon recalled

  Report: Tyler lands top-spot in list of cities where Dallas renters consider moving

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Mercedes-Benz recalls 745,000 cars for sunroofs that could detach

Give Back Box turns your old stuff into a charitable donation

  City of Tyler to accept applications for housing voucher program waiting list

Restaurants open Christmas day 2019

  Volunteers helping customers pick up meat, coolers at Longview processing shop

  Nonprofits, charities look to generosity of East Texans on Giving Tuesday

  Business booming for Tyler company known for ‘Favorite’ smoked turkeys

Greenberg Smoked Turkeys in Tyler cranked out 2,500 to be packaged and shipped across the U.S.

  ‘Shop Local Saturday’ brings bittersweet feelings for Tyler boutique owner’s family after her death

For one store in Tyler, Shop Local Saturday means more than just extra sales this year.

AAA Texas: Gas prices down slightly as Thanksgiving holiday nears

Statewide average 11 cents cheaper than this time last year

Expert: Voters approval of Prop 4 ‘bodes well for economic growth’ in East Texas

Proposition 4 eliminates the possibility of Texas imposing an income tax unless the state changes its constitution again.

Blackhawk gun holsters recalled due to possibility of injury due to safety moving

  State insurance agency warns buyers to look out for Imelda flood-damaged cars

True Vine Brewing Company eyes November opening for downtown Tyler expansion

Gordmans to launch multiple stores across East Texas in 2020

City council approves grant applications to replace Tyler buses, improve timeliness

Expert: No long-term impact on gas prices expected following Saudi oil facility attack

Big Tex Choice Award finalists offer creative combinations for all tastes

The State Fair of Texas doesn’t kick off until the end of September, but you can already starting mapping out which food stands you’ll be hitting first.

  City council to consider plans for low-income housing development in Tyler

Hidden Palace subdivision will be a 10-house development for people with low to moderate-income.

City council approves Florida-based RV business’ move to Tyler

The property is being purchased for the future use of an RV dealership.

Tip Top Poultry recalls chicken products due to listeria risk, USDA says

The Food Safety Inspection Service said the product was shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutions across the country.

  School board votes to move forward with selling Tyler ISD Agricultural Learning Center

School officials made it clear the sale does not jeopardize the school’s agriculture program.

  Hug-Dawgs: Tyler’s newest food cart serving hot dogs with a side of happiness

The owner felt it was necessary to have the word ‘hug’ in the name of her cart because she’s all about spreading love.

  City of Tyler to enforce tire disposal fee

The fee is due to an increase in the number thrown away in city limits, according to a city official.

  Smith County Food Security Council hosts program offering fresh produce, info on community resources

ETFB will hand out free, fresh produce during the Produce Drop and Community Resource Roadshow.

Ways to take advantage of Texas tax free weekend

When parents think of Back to School often times the first thing on their list is supplies or clothing — but stocking up on things your child needs throughout the entire school year could save you money — if you do it now.

Sears, Kmart announce more store closures

An additional 26 large-format Sears and Kmart stores will in late October, their parent company announced Tuesday, while their smaller store formats which include Sears Home & Life, Sears Hometown and Sears Outlet are set to expand.

8 ways to avoid going into debt while back-to-school shopping

Here are 10 essentials and 10 non-essentials; buy one, avoid the other

  Madden NFL 20 hits stores shelves featuring Whitehouse native Pat Mahomes

Mahomes was also given a Madden rating of 97 -- the highest of any QB.

AAA Texas: Summer gas prices begin to fizzle as temperatures rise

For the first time in nearly a month, gas prices have seen a weekly decline across the state of Texas.

City council to revisit bringing rentable electric scooters to Tyler

The topic has been tabled twice during past city council meetings.

  Tariff on fireworks imported from China could send prices skyrocketing

A 25 percent increase on fireworks imported from China which will take effect on July 1,

City council approves Frontier Airline lease at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Although flights are scheduled, the airport manager said a lease agreement was an important step in the business partnership.

  Kids learn importance of budgeting, saving money during financial education camps

Topics include money basics like budgeting, and the importance of saving, spending, and sharing.

City council set to discuss Frontier Airline lease at Tyler Pounds airport, economic development opportunities

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport wants to improve security, as well as encourage businesses to fly to Tyler.

  Tyler brewery weighs-in on law allowing legal sale of beer to-go: ’It’s a win for the people of Texas’

The bill, formally known as House Bill 1545, will allow Texas craft breweries to sell its own beers to-go starting on Saturday, Sept. 1.

  City council to decide on grant to fund renovations for ‘hidden’ park in Tyler

Tyler's City Council will either approve or deny an $80,000 grant during its meeting on Wednesday.

East Texas nonprofits receive $140,000 in donations following Brookshire’s FRESH 15 race

BGC Racing has raised more than $790,000 raised in six years, according to the company.

  City of Tyler asks downtown businesses to weigh in on electric scooter proposal

The city said at this point they aren’t planning on going forward with the scooters but will consider them in the future.

  Plumbers call for special session after Texas House ends need for professional licensing, regulation

“[Plumbers] have grown up in an industry that was regulated, required specific standards... all of that changes in a situation like this.”

  Unique, modern homes on display in Tyler during 66th annual Parade of Homes

The 2019 Parade of Homes will feature everything from townhomes to boathouses, featuring the latest in home design.

Certain energy efficient products tax free on Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

According to the Texas State Comptroller’s Office, from May 25 through 27, you can buy certain Energy Star energy-efficient products tax-free.

  Old Anderson County Jail transforms into set for upcoming film, ‘Four My Brothers’

The film chronicles the lives of three high school friends who make different choices in prison.

Tyler city council approves zone change to allow new shopping center project to move forward

The new shopping center would be across from the Village at Cumberland Park.

2 million pounds of P.F. Chang’s recalled over misbranding; Tyson expands chicken recall

The USDA listed two recalls over the weekend, one involving PF Changs and one expanding an earlier Tysons recall.

GM recalls trucks due to engine block heater cord fires

General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords.

  Azalea Trail gardens draw visitors from all over Texas for 60th year

For 60 years, Tyler has welcomed thousands of visitors from all over Texas and the country to the historic Azalea Trails.

Jersey Mike locations in Tyler, Longview to donate proceeds to support of Children’s Village of Texas

If you find yourself contemplating what to grab for lunch or dinner today, you could always grab a bite to eat and at the same time, help give to a non-profit organization that’s making a difference in East Texas.

  Director of utilities: Expect foul taste, smell of Tyler water to decrease ‘relatively fast’

The City of Tyler has announced the unusual taste and odor customers recently experienced should decrease relatively fast now that its second water treatment plant is up and running again.

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

These vehicles max out at roughly 10 mph and cost between $649 and $699.

  Managing member of Plaza Tower: ‘We want to make this a community where folks can work and play’

One of the first steps in a plan to revitalize downtown Tyler took the form of renovations made to space on the Plaza Tower’s 10th floor.

  Find treasures from around the world at Zonta Antiques Show and Sale 2019

A treasure hunter’s paradise is underway this weekend in Longview.

  City council sets dates for Tyler First Comprehensive Plan open house meetings

Tyler City Council has set three topic-specific open house dates in which city residents can join the council for open house meetings concerning the city’s Tyler First Comprehensive Plan.

City council to consider fats, grease control program for Tyler commercial buildings

The Tyler City Council will soon decide on a new compliance ordinance that will make commercial building owners more accountable when it comes to what they pour down the drain and into the city’s water supply.

Tyler city council approves change to smoking ordinance to include vaping, e-cigs

The Tyler City Council has approved a change to the city’s smoking ordinance to include electronic devices, such as a vaporizers and e-cigarettes.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

  Low supply, high demand driving firewood prices higher during cold winter months

The colder temperatures may run up your heating bill, but they also mean big business for forestry and landscaping services.

  WEBXTRA: East Texans enjoying lower-than-average gas prices during holiday travel

Gas prices are taking a little of the stress out of holiday travel this Christmas.

Board recommends approving Longview’s Carmike Cinemas' zone change to sell alcohol

The City of Longview Planning and Zoning Board has recommended approval for Carmike Cinema’s zone change to allow the sell and onsite consumption of alcohol on the premises.

  WEBXTRA: Police step up DWI patrols, share free ways for partygoers to get home safely

Authorities across East Texas will have increased patrols keeping an eye out for intoxicated drivers this week and through Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

  Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

East Texans enjoy lower-than-average gas prices during holiday travel

Drivers across East Texas can add cheaper gas prices to their list of ‘things for which to be thankful for’ as they enjoy lower-than-average gas prices ahead of the busy holiday travel season.

Longview Mall Sears named as one of 40 stores to close

The Sears store in the Longview Mall is one of 40 stores named that will be closing.

Dry dog food recalled over possible vitamin D toxicity

Dogs with elevated levels of vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

  Body cam blast prompts NYPD recall of nearly 3,000 devices

A photo shows a police body camera that exploded inside the 121 Precinct station house on Staten Island as a patrol officer prepared to head out for the midnight shift.

Exploding toilets prompt recall of 1.4 million flushing systems

The pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage, officials said. Twenty-three have been hurt so far, officials said.

  Even air’s not free anymore

Looking to air your tire will take time, but you may never find it for free.

  Local pharmacists react to President Trump’s new legislation

Local pharmacists react to President Trump signing two bills lifting pharmacist gag orders on drug prices.

  Voters to decide on $104M bond proposed by City of Longview

The City of Longview has a bond election on Nov. 6, and city officials want voters to know how and where they can get information about the propositions, which total $104 million.

  Animal services hosting monthly low-cost pet wellness clinics in Tyler

The City of Tyler is teaming up with a local veterinary service to offer pet owners a monthly, low-cost option to caring for their furry family members.

  Law enforcement says new app raises red flags for parents

A new social media app popular among teens and preteens is raising red flags with law enforcement.  "There are literally millions of apps [...] the tasks that parents have is impossible to keep up with all of that technology," Detective Tim McDonald with the Smith County Sheriff's Office said.  Those who investigate cyber crimes against children said it's important for parents to limit what's on their kids devices.

Terrifying freak accident or not?

A 9-year-old Bartlett boy loses a finger, but finds a hidden hazard on pontoon boats. Andy Wise's paper trail on the defect leads to a lot of hurt people.

Testing out P90X fitness regimen

Our tester, David Likens, is 36 and the father of three active boys and he wanted to be able to keep up with them. Does this $100 extreme at-home fitness routine work?

The Investigators: Super shopper

Andy's shopping spree with "Coupon Queen" Susan Samtur will forever change how you save $ at the supermarket!