Deputy City Manager Stephanie Franklin spoke about the community coming together to give the area a facelift. Franklin said planning efforts began in 2017 and $27 million was raised within the community for the project.
The bill provides for supporting conventional infrastructure items like roads, bridges, broadband, and even the electrical grid, however, Harper said support from all 50 Democratic senators would be needed to pass the social items such as healthcare, education, and climate change, and that unified support is not there.
By KLTV Digital Media Staff, KTRE Digital Media Staff and Kayla Lyons
Dr. Brownstein acknowledged the confusion caused by the CDC’s latest recommendations to wear masks indoors being at odds with state requirements but said the delta variant of COVID-19 spreads faster and is more easily transmitted among children.
With COVID-19 cases rising, especially from the Delta variant, some people are wondering why this variant seems to be more contagious than previous ones. Dr. Ed Dominguez joined East Texas Now today with his idea as to why this is the case.
KLTV’s Jamey Boyum takes ETN’s Jeremy G. Butler on a tour of the show floor for the first ArkLaTex Tattoo and Art Expo going on today and through this weekend at the Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview.
The curtain goes up this weekend on the Tyler Civic Theatre Center’s production of the Broadway classic West Side Story and East Texas Now’s Jeremy G. Butler took some time to chat with a few of the cast members.
Dr. Ed said for those who compare COVID-19 to the flu, these are not the same infection, “we don’t see 300,000 to 400,000 deaths from the flu in a given year.” He said during an average flu season 30 to 40,000 deaths are the average.
The festival is held annually on the second Saturday in June, rain or shine, according to Grace Handler, festival chairman and there will be events all week leading up to the festival including a Blue Grass music concert the night before.
The pandemic has thrown the federal tax filing season into a little bit of chaos thanks to rearranged deadlines and such. East Texas Now’s Jeremy G. Butler spoke with Rick Allen, a local CPA, in the hopes of untangling some of the more confusing aspects of this year’s tax filing requirements.