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New coronavirus cases reported in Smith County

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:39 am

TYLER — More coronavirus cases reported in Smith County. The latest number, as of Wednesday, is 654. There are 293 cases of recovery. There are 357 active cases in the county. Walk-up Testing Sites will continue  July 2. The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are providing free walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities for anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms.… Read the rest of the article…


Gregg County coronavirus update

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:15 am

GREGG COUNTY — Gregg County health officials have updated the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 397, with 145 cases of recovery as of July 1. 14 deaths have now been linked to COVID-19. Current statistics for Gregg County are available by clicking the link. http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/coronavirus-information.


NET Health rolls out ‘Health On Wheels’

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

TYLER — The new month began with the Northeast Texas Public Health District rolling out “Health On Wheels” made it’s debut. NET Health administered Meningitis vaccines for students at Chapel Hill ISD. On Wednesday, Terrance Ates told KTBB, “We ae very blessed to have received a mobile coach that was donated to us from Carter BloodCare a little over two years ago. We spent all of last year and the beginning part of this year to refurbish the bus to suit our needs; to have the interior redesigned, to have the exterior wrapped and then for each of our NET Health Department to begin to plan out how we would like to best utilize this bus.” … Read the rest of the article…


Longtime news anchor dies at the age of 79

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 6:19 am

TYLER — A longtime news anchor in Tyler has died. Judy Jordan died Monday, after battling Alzheimer’s disease. The former KLTV anchor spent a season with KTBB. Jordan, is considered an innovator for women in media, she was the first female anchor in Dallas. Jordan entered the Tyler market in 1984, where she anchored the “East Texas News” every weeknight. Judy Jordan was 79.


Driver crashes into All Saint Episcopal School entrance

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 7:03 am

TYLER — A driver crashes into an All Saints Episcopal School security booth late Wednesday night. According to our news partner KETK, authorities say the crash happened between 11 p.m. and midnight. The driver reportedly took the time to take their license plates off the car before running away. No one was inside the booth at the time of the crash. The booth was built several years ago as a way to monitor visitors on campus and add an extra layer of safety during the school year. Police have no description of a driver at this time and are asking that anyone with information to please contact them.


Smith County Offices closed Friday

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

TYLER — Smith County announced on Wednesday, all non-emergency Smith County offices will be closed for business on Friday, for the Fourth of July holiday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, July 6. Smith County Commissioners Court will be held at its regular time, on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Smith County Courthouse Annex on East Ferguson.


Gibson to represent Region 7 as Superintendent of the Year

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

MARSHALL — An East Texas educator has been give the honor of Superintendent of the Year. According to our news partner KETK, Dr. Jerry Gibson, Marshall ISD’s superintendent, has been named the 2020 Regional Superintendent of the Year. Gibson arrived in Marshall ISD in 2016, and since then has successfully managed bond construction projects, opened five new campuses, and implemented new programs within the district, including dual credit partnerships with East Texas Baptist University and Texas State Technical College.… Read the rest of the article…


Christus Trinity Mother Francis opens new ER in Canton

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

CANTON — Christus Trinity Mother Francis opened a new Emergency Room at their HealthPark in Canton on Wednesday. Dr. Ken Nixon was one of the speakers dedicating the new facility, “Anybody that knows me, will understand how important this is for our community. Not a day goes by that I didn’t see someone that has been longing for this in our community for a long long time and it’s here. This is a game changer, in my opinion, for the healthcare in Van Zandt County and our community.”… Read the rest of the article…


Culture East TX temporarily closes after possible exposure

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

TYLER — Culture East TX, is a restaurant in downtown Tyler. On Wednesday, the eatery announced, on their social media page, they would be temporarily closing after an employee was possibly exposed to the coronavirus, while off work. A portion of the post states, “We will be fully sterilizing the restaurant (as always) and will notify y’all as soon as we get the results back from the testing.”


SFA announces mandatory masks to begin

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches is taking steps that many Texas universities are and is going to require face masks on campus starting July 7. According to our news partner KETK, the policy will be amended as needed in response to conditions on campus. Exceptions will be evaluated on a cases by cases basis. Texas A&M University and the University of Texas have announced masks will be required starting in the fall semester for all faculty, staff, and students.



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New coronavirus cases reported in Smith County

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:39 am

TYLER — More coronavirus cases reported in Smith County. The latest number, as of Wednesday, is 654. There are 293 cases of recovery. There are 357 active cases in the county. Walk-up Testing Sites will continue  July 2. The Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are providing free walk-up COVID-19 testing opportunities for anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms.… Read the rest of the article…


Gregg County coronavirus update

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:15 am

GREGG COUNTY — Gregg County health officials have updated the total number of positive coronavirus cases to 397, with 145 cases of recovery as of July 1. 14 deaths have now been linked to COVID-19. Current statistics for Gregg County are available by clicking the link. http://www.co.gregg.tx.us/coronavirus-information.


NET Health rolls out ‘Health On Wheels’

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

TYLER — The new month began with the Northeast Texas Public Health District rolling out “Health On Wheels” made it’s debut. NET Health administered Meningitis vaccines for students at Chapel Hill ISD. On Wednesday, Terrance Ates told KTBB, “We ae very blessed to have received a mobile coach that was donated to us from Carter BloodCare a little over two years ago. We spent all of last year and the beginning part of this year to refurbish the bus to suit our needs; to have the interior redesigned, to have the exterior wrapped and then for each of our NET Health Department to begin to plan out how we would like to best utilize this bus.” … Read the rest of the article…


Longtime news anchor dies at the age of 79

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 6:19 am

TYLER — A longtime news anchor in Tyler has died. Judy Jordan died Monday, after battling Alzheimer’s disease. The former KLTV anchor spent a season with KTBB. Jordan, is considered an innovator for women in media, she was the first female anchor in Dallas. Jordan entered the Tyler market in 1984, where she anchored the “East Texas News” every weeknight. Judy Jordan was 79.


Driver crashes into All Saint Episcopal School entrance

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 7:03 am

TYLER — A driver crashes into an All Saints Episcopal School security booth late Wednesday night. According to our news partner KETK, authorities say the crash happened between 11 p.m. and midnight. The driver reportedly took the time to take their license plates off the car before running away. No one was inside the booth at the time of the crash. The booth was built several years ago as a way to monitor visitors on campus and add an extra layer of safety during the school year. Police have no description of a driver at this time and are asking that anyone with information to please contact them.


Smith County Offices closed Friday

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

TYLER — Smith County announced on Wednesday, all non-emergency Smith County offices will be closed for business on Friday, for the Fourth of July holiday. Offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, July 6. Smith County Commissioners Court will be held at its regular time, on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Smith County Courthouse Annex on East Ferguson.


Gibson to represent Region 7 as Superintendent of the Year

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

MARSHALL — An East Texas educator has been give the honor of Superintendent of the Year. According to our news partner KETK, Dr. Jerry Gibson, Marshall ISD’s superintendent, has been named the 2020 Regional Superintendent of the Year. Gibson arrived in Marshall ISD in 2016, and since then has successfully managed bond construction projects, opened five new campuses, and implemented new programs within the district, including dual credit partnerships with East Texas Baptist University and Texas State Technical College.… Read the rest of the article…


Christus Trinity Mother Francis opens new ER in Canton

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

CANTON — Christus Trinity Mother Francis opened a new Emergency Room at their HealthPark in Canton on Wednesday. Dr. Ken Nixon was one of the speakers dedicating the new facility, “Anybody that knows me, will understand how important this is for our community. Not a day goes by that I didn’t see someone that has been longing for this in our community for a long long time and it’s here. This is a game changer, in my opinion, for the healthcare in Van Zandt County and our community.”… Read the rest of the article…


Culture East TX temporarily closes after possible exposure

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

TYLER — Culture East TX, is a restaurant in downtown Tyler. On Wednesday, the eatery announced, on their social media page, they would be temporarily closing after an employee was possibly exposed to the coronavirus, while off work. A portion of the post states, “We will be fully sterilizing the restaurant (as always) and will notify y’all as soon as we get the results back from the testing.”


SFA announces mandatory masks to begin

Posted/updated on: July 2, 2020 at 4:16 am

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches is taking steps that many Texas universities are and is going to require face masks on campus starting July 7. According to our news partner KETK, the policy will be amended as needed in response to conditions on campus. Exceptions will be evaluated on a cases by cases basis. Texas A&M University and the University of Texas have announced masks will be required starting in the fall semester for all faculty, staff, and students.



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