East Texas

Harrison County resident dies from COVID-19 at Longview hospital

East Texan making N95-equivalent masks using 3-D printer

Superintendent: Linden-Kildare ISD staffer tests positive for COVID-19, has not handled meals, homework

Marion Co. Judge issues shelter-in-place order in response to COVID-19

  Harrison County, TX, residents ordered to shelter in place

Early response to Governor Abbott’s COVID-19 travel orders

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East Texas native, her boyfriend recovering from COVID-19 in NYC

Longview clinic warning patients after pediatrician exposed to COVID-19

Funeral homes alter services to comply with social distancing guidelines

ETN: State Rep. Chris Paddie talks about executive order related to Texas-Louisiana travel

  Travel not banned between Louisiana and Texas; travel quarantine expanded from Gov. Abbott

Abbott announces new travel restrictions to combat COVID-19

Woman dies following East Texas crash

The Texarkana Texas Police Department has released the name of a woman who died following a car crash on Friday night.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

Smith County judge issues stay-at-home order

As of Friday morning, there were 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Smith County.

‘There’s really not a whole lot we can do’ mother of 6-year-old with cancer asks community to stay home

Six-year-old Liam Hill was already in the fight of his life. Now, with the global spread of the coronavirus — his health is potentially in even more danger.

  Mandatory curfew set for Texarkana

Panola County Judge files Declaration of Disaster due to Public Health Emergency

Morris County judge reports first confirmed COVID-19 case in that county

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office: Woman said she accidentally shot her brother

Texas Gov. Abbott says he has no plans of issuing statewide ‘shelter-in-place’ order

Marion County offices closed until April 3

Driver license expiration dates extended, DL offices closed in light of COVID-19 outbreak

Office closures and other important information you need to know.

  Voluntary curfew announced in Texarkana; emergency disaster declarations declared

Authorities recommend a voluntary curfew of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m for those 18 and under.

A&M-Texarkana extends online instruction through Spring 2020

Officials at Texas A&M University-Texarkana announce that online instruction will now continue through the end of the spring 2020 semester.

Gov. Greg Abbott confirms 3rd Texas coronavirus death at press conference

During a press conference Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that a third Texas resident has died as a result of the coronavirus.

Brookshire’s offering 5% discount for seniors, asks community to respect first hour of business for seniors

Effective today, Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is offering a temporary 5 percent daily discount for senior citizens, through May 5, 2020, in all four banners it operates – Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s. The discount is available to guests age 60 or older with va

Farm agency offers financial aid to East Texas counties affected by drought

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for emergency farm loans due to damages and losses caused by drought occurring on November 1, 2019 and continuing in Gregg, Rusk and Upshur Counties.

Gov. Abbott gives local governments option of canceling May 2 elections

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections.

Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year.

Boil order lifted for Texarkana Water Utilities customers

The order affected water used for drinking and cooking purposes only.

3 East Texas men accused of trafficking methanphetamine

Three men are facing federal drug and firearm charges in East Texas.

First positive case of COVID-19 in Bowie County

More details will be released as they become available.

COVID-19 kindness: East Texans offering help as the virus spreads

Nominate a group or person you know who is providing time or resources to helping their neighbors.

Cowboys put exclusive franchise tag on Dak Prescott

The Cowboys made sure no other team could swoop in and take their franchise quarterback.

Many Texas schools could be closed through academic year due to coronavirus, education commissioner warns

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath told school superintendents and lawmakers Sunday to be prepared for long-term school district closures, potentially through the end of the school year, especially in areas where the new coronavirus has spread.

Crews working to repair water line break in Texarkana

Officials believe it happened overnight near Sugar Hill Road.

Man wielding machete recovering following deputy-involved shooting

A man is in the Intensive Care Unit recovering after authorities say he refused to drop a machete and knife in an incident with authorities.

Marshall ISD extends Spring Break over coronavirus concerns

In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) one East Texas ISD will extend spring break for students.

Texas ISD employee tested for Coronavirus; not under quarantine

The Bowie County Health Department told school officials that because the employee was not placed under quarantine indicated that the employee is not under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control.

Texas A&M University Texarkana moves all classes online after spring break

To prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus, classes at Texas A&M University Texarkana will move online.

  Wiley College cancels all on campus activities due to Coronavirus concerns

In an announcement on March 11, all on-campus activities are canceled due to Coronavirus concerns.

Body of man recovered from Sabine River in Harrison County

According to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, on Wednesday, Harrison County Dispatch received a call of a vehicle running on Hwy 59 at the Sabine River bridge. The vehicle was said to be idling with a strap tied to the receiver hitch and the strap hanging over the side of the bridge.

COVID-19 preparations and precautions discussed at emergency meeting in Harrison County

Early this morning the Harrison County Commissioners Court called for an emergency meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Courtroom in Marshall, Texas.

  Wiley College opens food pantry for students

Imagine working your way through college — but struggling to pay for basic necessities, like food.

TAMUT student tests negative for Coronavirus

"We will take any steps needed to ensure the welfare of our Eagle family."

  East Texas non-profit aims to help grieving parents

Samuel James Elliott Martinez was born on August 15, 2016. His parents, Bernie and Janelle Martinez, never anticipated his life lasting just ten months.

  Waskom ISD hires new superintendent

Rae Ann Patty has more than 20 years of education experience.

Sen. Ted Cruz chooses voluntary isolation after exposure to coronavirus-positive person

“Last night, I was informed that 10 days ago at CPAC I briefly interacted with an individual who is currently symptomatic and has tested positive for COVID-19. That interaction consisted of a brief conversation and a handshake.

  Three firefighters taken to hospital following church fire

According to our Texarkana reporter Fred Gamble, the happened at First Baptist Church of Texarkana.

  Marion County Sheriff threatens columnist after opinion piece

An East Texas paper is drawing criticism from high places after an opinion piece on the Confederate Monument located on the Marion County Courthouse grounds.

  Shreveport officer recognized for arrest after Panola County deputy’s murder

A Shreveport police officer and his K-9 received a special award for his part in the arrest of a man accused of murdering an East Texas sheriff.

Texarkana College student injured after accidental gun discharge

A Texarkana College student is recovering after a gun in his possession accidentally discharged.

Storm damage, power outages reported across East Texas

Several roads are closed due to downed trees and power lines.

People looking for answers after Lakeview Memorial cemetery cleanup

The cemetery released a statement Monday in response to complaints from several families.

Longview police: 1 person dead after shooting incident on Mobberly

One person died in a shooing incident that occurred on Mobberly Saturday afternoon, according to the Longview Police Department.

Man injured in shooting; says gunman and he involved in ‘business dispute’

One man is recovering after being shot on Thursday night in Bowie County.

  New animal adoption center coming to Marshall

After 50 years of waiting, the city of Marshall will soon have a new Animal Adoption Center.

Man accused of killing Panola County deputy extradited back to Texas

Gregory Newson has been brought back from Louisiana to Gregg County.

  Texarkana College ranks #1 for graduation rate

The college is helping students overcome barriers that often lead to dropping out.

Hallsville ISD taking preventive measures against coronavirus, monitoring CDC updates

Superintendent Jeff Collum with Hallsville ISD has released information regarding what the system would do in case coronavirus were to reach East Texas.

ACLU files lawsuit to challenge ‘sanctuary cities for the unborn’ ordinances adopted by East Texas towns

Both the ACLU of Texas and ACLU National filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge “sanctuary cities for the unborn” ordinances in seven East Texas cities.

ETX school district adds law enforcement to campuses

The Panola County Sheriff’s Office and Carthage Police Department will have a larger presence on school grounds.

Amber Alert discontinued after missing Dallas-area baby found

Law enforcement have discontinued an Amber Alert for an infant abducted from the Dallas area.

Suspects sought in East Texas safe burglary

An East Texas police department is searching for suspects involved in a clever break-in and robbery of a business. It happened on Tuesday in the Hughes Springs community, where investigators say suspects broke into a building late at night and robbed a safe, then disappeared.

Silver Alert issued for Crockett woman who has been missing more than week

Police are asking for help in locating a Crockett woman who has been missing for more than a week. Crockett police are seeking 2 persons of interest.

  Addison’s parents: Hold onto your children extra tight

For them, that emptiness, that void without their 3-year-old, now seems everlasting

  East Texas elementary school offers yoga for students

School administrators notice a positive change in students over the past year.

Marshall police arrest man suspected of fatally shooting sister’s boyfriend

According to police, “at 10:48pm, a call from a female caller that her brother had just shot her boyfriend.”

Wet roads delay start of school day in Timpson ISD

Classes for the district’s 650 or so K-12 students will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday

You can help an East Texas college win a $50,000 grant

Wiley College could use the funds to enhance its campus in Marshall, school official says

  Uber’s arrival in ETX highlights transportation issues

During an unseasonably warm February day, Natasha Smith, a Carthage resident, gets into her car and shifts her day in gear.

Funeral set for girl who died as result of traffic accident

Visitation is being held this evening in Marshall, Texas

Coroner officially identifies motorcyclist killed in wreck

Texarkana College released his name Saturday, saying he was a campus police officer

More details released about Hallsville counterfeiting arrest

Jennifer Genell Clark of Hallsville was arrested on three counts of forgery and possession of a controlled substance on Friday.

East Texas leaders emphasize importance of counting for 2020 census

Chante Truscott, Senior Partnership Specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau tells KLTV, ”It’s not enough to say the census is coming, they need to know those reasons behind why it’s important respond.”

Raid on Hallsville woman’s apartment leads to counterfeit arrest

A multiple-agency investigation into counterfeit money and checks had led to the arrest of a Hallsville woman.

  ‘We’re on the right track:’ ETX college lowering tuition 20 percent

Wiley College is helping its students breathe a big sigh of financial relief, by lowering its tuition 20 percent.

Louisiana man disappears during venture into Texas

The 55-year-old failed to return home from his monthly trip to help a friend

‘Amazing things come from ETX,’ organization works to grow new businesses

On a wet and dreary day in Panola County, inside an aging — but historic — building, a power couple of sorts works to bring new life to the region.