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East Texas News

Moody Chiholm

CEO of UT Health East Texas resigns

TYLER -- The President and CEO of UT Health East Texas has resigned. According to our news partner KETK, Moody Chisholm stepped down Wednesday. During Chisholm’s tenure, three of the systems hospitals — UT Health Tyler, UT Health North Campus Tyler and UT Health North Jacksonville, received “A” ratings in the most recent Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. Leaders say healthcare executive Donald Baker, will serve in the role of Market CEO on an interim basis. Baker is currently the health ...

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Suspected shooter of Henderson County deputy arrested

HENDERSON COUNTY -- A suspect has been taken into custody after shooting at a Henderson County deputy early Thursday morning. According to our news partner KETK, the shooting happened in the Eustace area around 3 a.m. following an attempted traffic stop. The deputy was struck in the foot and leg. He was taken to a Tyler hospital for treatment and released a short time later.  Jack Cody Raburn, 40, of Kemp, was eventually located on the roof of a house. ...

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Pastor David Dykes

GABC pastor recalls his call to ministry as he prepares for transition into retirement

TYLER -- The longest-serving pastor in the life of Green Acres Baptist Church will be retiring August 31. On Wednesday he told KTBB how his call to ministry began. "I did have a pretty dramatic call experience, like some of the people in the bible, like Gideon and Moses. In the sense that I was sitting in a service one night, with a bunch of other teenagers. And the preacher, who was maybe middle-age at the time said, 'God called ...

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AEP Foundation to present grant to ETPA

AEP Foundation to present grant to ETPA

KILGORE -- American Electric Power Foundation has announced a presentation to Kilgore College with a $190,000 grant in support of the East Texas Police Academy. The presentation will take place Friday at 2 p.m. at the ETPA Spear Training Facility. The AEP Foundation has pledged $190,000 to the ETPA as part of the two-year grant. The first $140,000 of the contribution has been received with an additional $50,000 gift planned for 2022. The money will be used to remodel the ...

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Free coffee to show support of local healthcare workers

TYLER -- Local healthcare workers have been treated to free coffee all week long by Visit Tyler and the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. The next event is scheduled for Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon. "It has been a long year, especially for those working on the frontline," Henry Bell, Chamber of Commerce President said. "With everything that's going on, we felt like this was the perfect time to remind healthcare workers that the community supports them." The ...

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NET Health ‘our mission does not change’

NET Health 'our mission does not change'

TYLER -- On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott announced the end of the mask mandate and that Texas would open to 100 percent capacity March 10th. On Wednesday, NET Health's George Roberts told KTBB, "The Governor basically said, he's removing the mask mandate, but basically still encouraged personal vigilance. At NET Health our recommendation does not change. We still encourage people to stay home when you're sick, to practice physical and social distance when you are out in public, to wash ...

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Peaceable outcome after man barricades himself in Henderson

HENDERSON -- A man was arrested at a Henderson motel Wednesday morning, after barricading himself inside for more than 7 hours. According to our news partner KETK, authorities were called to the scene at the Woodlawn Hills Motel on HWY 79. Officers arrived in the 3 o'clock hour after a call for an “unwanted guest.” Officers then secured the scene. The Longview Police Department Tactical and Negotiation Team responded to assist, as well as numerous other departments. The incident ...

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East Texan in fatal hit-and-run crash turns himself in

JACKSONVILLE -- A man wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Jacksonville has turned himself in. According to our news partner KETK, Josef Anton Lustig, 26, is now being held in the Cherokee County Jail, after going to authorities. Regelio H. Martinez, 64, was killed at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, when he was crossing HWY 69. A police officer was originally flagged down by a motorist who reported the accident had just happened. The officer ...

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Thursday

Coronavirus update

EAST TEXAS -- NET Health has been reporting COVID-19 death information primarily received from area hospitals and nursing homes. The State of Texas has reported larger numbers of COVID-19 deaths per County on their State Dashboard, as compared to NET Health's COVID-19 reports, by utilizing information obtained from the State of Texas' death certificates data. COVID-19 deaths are attributed to the county of residence, not where the individual died. NET Health reported 49 new cases of coronavirus in Smith County ...

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