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Guy Pyron

Owner of famous Tyler garden dies

TYLER -- Visit Tyler announced on Monday the death of a beloved community member. Guy Pyron died from heart failure on March 30. He is the owner of one of the famous gardens in the Azalea District. Mr. Pyron was 80 years old. The Pyron Garden is described as a fan favorite of residents and guests alike during Tyler's annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. In the mid-90's, Guy and Joan Pyron opened their private garden to visitors during ...

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Kemp

Suspect in standoff arrested, Kemp officer shot

MABANK -- A suspect involved in a Sunday standoff that left a Kemp Police Sergeant with a gunshot wound has been arrested. According to the Kemp Police Department's Facebook page, the standoff ended just after 1:00 Monday morning and the unidentified suspect had been booked into the Henderson County Jail. Kemp Police Sgt. Storey is said to be in stable condition. Kemp police officers were called out around 4:45 Sunday afternoon to assist Mabank Police with barricaded suspect at Cottage ...

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BBB

BBB launches community relief fund to help local businesses

TYLER -- During the ongoing and unpredictable COVID-19 crisis, many East Texas businesses have been hard financially. In order to help meet the short-term needs of businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19, Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas (BBB) has set up the Community Relief Fund and is urging all East Texas residents to donate. BBB is collaborating with Austin Bank and Your Philanthropy to provide an efficient funding stream and application evaluation process to get much needed ...

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Brookshires

Brookshire Grocery Co. to offer daily discount for emergency service providers

TYLER – Brookshire Grocery Co. announced Friday they are offering a 5% daily discount on store brand products for critical and emergency service providers, through May 5,at all BCG stores including Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s. The discount is available for all emergency first responders (EMS, fire department and law enforcement officers), hospital personnel, and active-duty military (including National Guard and Military Reserve). To receive the discount at checkout, critical and emergency service providers must ...

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LISD clean

Longview ISD employee tests positive for COVID-19

LONGVIEW -- A Longview ISD employee has tested positive for the coronavirus. According to our news partner KETK, the school district released a statement saying the employee has not been on campus since the school closure and has also not been involved in preparing student meals. It is unknown if this is a new positive case of coronavirus or if the staffer is one of 16 cases in Gregg County that have already been confirmed. Longview ISD released this statement: "As ...

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CORONAVIRUS

Number of coronavirus cases in East Texas continues to climb

EAST TEXAS -- There are now over 200 reported COVID-19 cases in East Texas. There are 62 cases of coronavirus in Smith County, two deaths. Van Zandt County has reported 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in that county to 5, one death reported. Gregg County has reported 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Rusk County has reported its 12th confirmed case of COVID-19. Nacogdoches County reported its 16th confirmed case of COVID-19, with ...

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TISD2020

Tyler ISD working on plans for prom, graduation

TYLER -- Tyler ISD said they are working to put together a plan for prom and graduation for their seniors. According to our news partner KETK, while no formal plans have been finalized, TISD said on its website what is certain so far is that “prom will still come before graduation.” The district said it has nothing specific to share yet, but “rescheduled dates and locations are still being considered, as allowable by Federal, State, and local health guidelines.” School ...

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City of Tyler

62 coronavirus cases in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY -- NET Health has updated the total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Smith County to 62, 49 of those are in Tyler. There is a 2nd COVID-19 related fatality within Smith County as of Sunday, April 5 at 12 p.m. The individual is a 56 year-old male who NET Health announced as the singular confirmed case of COVID-19 in the city of Troup. Click the link to go to NET Health site for the latest numbers. https://www.mynethealth.org/coronavirus/. Smith ...

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Business

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Political

Coronavirus government response updates: White House warns of dire two weeks ahead
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Health

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Sports

Houston Astros star Justin Verlander and Kate Upton donate his MLB paychecks to COVID-19 relief
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