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CAC announces Bling-O Designer Purse Blingo event

TYLER --The Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County is preparing for the 7th annual Bling-O Designer Purse Blingo event, but with modifications. Mary Margaret Ligon told KTBB on Tuesday,"Instead of us doing one day, we are actually going to host a two-day event. Our guests can attend either September 9th or 10th at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. We are doing this in order for our guests to feel safe and be able to implement appropriate distancing protocols that our ...

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Andy’s closes downtown location following COVID-19 exposure

TYLER – Andy’s Frozen Custard announced it will be closing the downtown square location for two weeks after employees were exposed to COVID-19. According to our news partner KETK, the employees will be quarantined for two weeks and the downtown location will be closed until July 24. The south Broadway location will remain open with limited hours due to employee shortages.

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Gregg County coronavirus update

GREGG COUNTY -- Gregg County health officials have updated the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 863, with 184 cases of recovery as of July 13. 16 deaths have now been linked to COVID-19. Current statistics for Gregg County are available by clicking the link.

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Coronavirus cases in Smith County

TYLER -- Smith County added a 142 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total to 1,441. 998 of those are listed as active cases and 294 are reported as recovered. There have been a total of 7 deaths county-wide. To find a free testing location in the East Texas area, visit You can see a complete list of reopening facilities and phone information on Tyler's webpage by clicking the link. For a full list of adjusted Smith County ...

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NJCAA votes to move all Fall sports to Spring semester

CHARLOTTE, NC -- There will not be any football this Fall for the TJC Apaches, Kilgore Rangers, Trinity Valley Cardinals or any other Junior College teams in Region 14. On Monday, because of ongoing uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19, the NJCAA officially voted to move all Fall sports to Spring. In TJC's case, that will also impact Fall sports such as soccer, volleyball, tennis and golf. The start of men's and women's basketball will also start in the ...

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TISD introduces added Head Start service provider

TYLER -- An additional Head Start service provider was welcomed to Tyler ISD on Monday. According to a brief from the district, Greater East Texas Community Action Program (GETCAP) was inaugurated in 1965. The GETCAP program is fashioned to serve and assist the total development of the child focusing on health, nutrition, education, and parent involvement services to enable children to function at an optimal level in his or her environment. Find out more on the on the Tyler ISD ...

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Gregg County cancels upcoming jury duty

Gregg County cancels upcoming jury duty

LONGVIEW -- Courts received permission to resume limited jury trials as long as the trial plan that included safety and health measures on June 1. Gregg County Courts prepared a trial plan with a start date of jury trials on July 20. On Monday, officials said they will not move forward with that decision. The resolution came about after a surge of cases county wide and consulting with health officials. The jury date has been canceled for that date, and ...

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