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  Experts anticipate more online sales for Black Friday due to pandemic

COVID-19 influencing supply, demand, even size of Thanksgiving turkeys, economist says

Senator-elect files bill to legalize marijuana in the state of Texas

Skinner’s Grocery in Lakeport acquired by Brookshire

Gov. Greg Abbott has closed Texas bars twice since the pandemic began. Now he’s hinting at opening them again.

  Tyler Pounds receives $1 million federal grant for improvements

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Little Debbie to release Oatmeal Creme Pie cereal

City council to consider subsidy to help struggling travel industry in Nacogdoches

  Aspiring med student-turned-winemaker helps launch wine facility in East Texas

  City of Lindale enjoying economic growth despite pandemic

  Vendors discuss financial impact as Quitman Farmers’ Market postpones due to COVID-19

  Businesses working hard to keep tourism alive during COVID-19, Marion County judge says

  Canton mayor: ‘We put a lot of thought and work’ into safely reopening Trade Days

Canton City Council unanimously approved the decision Monday night to hold First Monday after canceling the previous month.

Gov. Abbott on alcohol to-go sales in Texas: ’We may just let this keep on going forever’

TABC confirmed that expanded to-go and alcohol delivery will continue after May 1.

  Restaurant owners in East Texas mixed on reopening with limited capacity Friday

At least a few owners have chosen to remain closed despite the governor's announcement.

Paper stimulus checks expected to arrive in mailboxes soon

Five million paper checks are expected to be coming in the mail this week as the IRS announced it could take four months to get everyone a paper payment.

  ‘Our time of need is now’: Nonprofits feel financial impact of COVID-19

  Reminder from City of Marshall: Disinfectant wipes, toiletries will stress sewer lines

  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

The recall is due to a problem with the buckles on the carrier, which could cause the baby to fall out.

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

When it comes to leaving the big city of Dallas, it appears more and more renters are looking to the Rose City for their next residential destination.

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

Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly three-quarters of a million cars because the glass from their sunroofs could suddenly detach.

Give Back Box turns your old stuff into a charitable donation

Knock out your holiday de-cluttering and support local charities at the same time!

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

The program helps low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to find affordable rental housing.

Restaurants open Christmas day 2019

Restaurants open on Christmas 2019

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

Volunteers said that meat for about 200 customers is still good and needs to be picked up.

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

After a busy weekend of holiday shopping, nonprofits and charities across East Texas hope you’ve got a little money left in your budget for #GivingTuesday.

  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

A refund will be issued if you have one of the 3,100 holsters that were made.

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

Sellers often buy salvage cars at auction and resell them to unsuspecting buyers across the state and nation after flooding events.

True Vine Brewing Company eyes November opening for downtown Tyler expansion

The expansion will feature a rotation of seasonal and year-round True Vine beers as well as exclusive and experimental beers.

Gordmans to launch multiple stores across East Texas in 2020

Clothing retailer Stage is preparing to convert several stores across East Texas to Gordmans stores next year. Stage Manager of Brand Publicity Blakeley Graham announced the news Thursday.

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

The grants total $1.8 million and will go toward replacing multiple buses in Tyler Transit’s fleet.

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

While consumers can expect a short-term effect at gas pumps, the impact should go no further than that.

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.

  City of Tyler to hold public hearings concerning 2019-20 budget proposal

Residents are invited to give their input concerning the tax rate increase.

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.