The Next Normal

The Next Normal: Physical education classes

  Next Normal: Your visit to municipal court

  Next Normal: Musicians discuss entertaining during COVID-19 pandemic

  Next normal: School districts determining who gets Friday night tickets

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

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

Continued Coverage

  WATCH: East Texas superintendents give candid thoughts on start of school year

  The Next Normal: Riding school buses and transportation safety

  Jacksonville ISD prepares for upcoming school year with new changes in place

  Next Normal: Visiting TJC’s planetarium during COVID-19 pandemic

  The Next Normal: Visit to the pediatrician

  First Monday Trade Days in Canton open amid pandemic

  Next Normal: Operating a boutique hotel during COVID-19 pandemic

These days it’s hard to make the decision to do a little traveling and maybe spend the night somewhere, but independent boutique hotels are doing their best to make a stay as safe as possible.

  East Texas Crisis Center adapts counseling methods amid COVID-19 pandemic

Changes are now in place at the East Texas Crisis Center to follow COVID-19 guidelines, while still providing help to those in need of it.

  How zoos are keeping their guest, their staff, and their animals safe

Next Normal: Going to the zoo

  The Next Normal: Finding a job

The coronavirus pandemic has put many people out of work. That creates stress and the social distancing requirements makes it more difficult to find and apply for new jobs.

  The Next Normal: Childbirth classes

  Next Normal: Visiting Longview World of Wonders children’s museum

  Next Normal: Many new procedures in place ahead of UT Tyler’s return to on-campus classes

  East Texas lawyers haven’t seen an increase in divorces, but how they happen has changed

The Next Normal: Going to physical therapy

  The Next Normal: Longview spa takes extra precaution for massages during pandemic

  The Next Normal: Support groups

Like many agencies, The Coalition in Lufkin has had to change how they serve the community.

  The Next Normal: Back to School Roundtable

Over 15 superintendents from around East Texas joined East Texas Now today to talk about the plans, challenges and uncertainties heading into the fall of 2020.

  The Next Normal: How COVID-19 is changing your visit to the dentist

The next time you go in for a cleaning, you'll notice several new precautions

  Next Normal: Buying a new car during the pandemic

Next to purchasing a house, it’s safe to say buying a car is one of the biggest purchases anyone could make in their life.

  The Next Normal: Clothing stores take precautions due to COVID-19

More East Texas stores have opened back up and are welcoming people in for business. But how are clothing stores operating in a time where touching and trying on items could spread germs?

  The Next Normal: Adopting a pet

Pets Fur People in Tyler is making some changes to the traditional adoption process to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

  NEXT NORMAL: Pandemic delays passport processing

If you want a passport you’re going to have to wait. The Gregg County Courthouse was told the U.S. government would not be processing passports. KLTV speaks with an East Texas District Clerk about it in the Next Normal.

  WEBXTRA: Gregg County District Clerk discusses delayed passport processing

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with Gregg County District Clerk Trey Hattaway.

  The Next Normal: A new routine for Rangerette tryouts amid COVID-19 pandemic

KLTVs Jamey Boyum speaks with Ramgerettes Director Dana Blair.

  Next Normal: Dating during COVID-19

Dating during COVID-19 consists of apps, websites, video calls and other digital options.

  NEXT NORMAL: Upside-down cups are one way Kilgore golf course prevents COVID-19 spread

You do it outside so there shouldn’t be a problem right? Well, with the pandemic even golfers have to be careful at the course.

  Next Normal: College Orientations Offer Online and In-Person Options

College orientations can take place completely online for students who'd prefer not to gather in-person.

  The Next Normal: UIL official talks about social distancing for high school marching bands

KLTV’s Jamey Boyum talks with UIL Region 4 Music Secretary Mark Melton.

  The Next Normal: Getting a marriage license during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jamey Boyum talks with Gregg County Clerk Michelle Gilley about what you need to do to get a marriage license during the pandemic.

  NEXT NORMAL: East Texas ER utilizes drive-through operation

They are popping up at hospitals and clinics in the area: Tents outside of admissions to minimize viral exposure.

  The Next Normal: Residential cleaning services

When coronavirus began spreading to the U.S., MaidPro in Lufkin said they saw a decrease in customers.

  The Next Normal: Summer School

The Covid-19 pandemic brings changes to summer school guidelines in Texas.

  The Next Normal: Giving birth during COVID-19 pandemic

A new mother shares her experience with KLTV’s Alex Leroux.

  The Next Normal: How COVID-19 is changing the way you can rent a car

How renting a car is changing in the era of COVID-19.

  The Next Normal: Youth sports coming back with changes in game day experience

Youth Sports is coming back but changes will be made to keep everyone safe.

  The Next Normal: How getting your car serviced could look different

The Next Normal: How getting your car worked on could look different because of COVID-19

  The Next Normal: Visiting your public library

KLTVs Jamey Boyum speaks with Longview Public Library Manager Jennifer Eldridge about what to expect.

  The Next Normal: Getting a driver’s license

“It is going to take a lot longer for this part of life to be accomplished. And that is teen driver’s education," said an East Texas driving instructor.

  During COVID-19 outbreak are garage sales allowed?

Are Garage Sales a good idea right now?

  The Next Normal: Voting will look different this year, all because of COVID-19

With COVID-19 still looming, officials are looking into how to protect people when the show up to vote.

  The Next Normal: East Texas health official says telemedicine will continue post-pandemic

“I think it’s going to be a bigger and bigger part of healthcare going forward,” said Dr. Sam Bagchi, Chief Clinical Officer for CHRISTUS Health.