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After being forced to close earlier this year because of COVID-19-related shutdown orders, Jason Withrow, owner of Global Graphics, knew many other small businesses in the area were suffering as well.

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Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in a region that includes Gregg County remained above 15% on Tuesday for the third consecutive day, edging closer to a threshold that could mean replacing some restrictions to stop the spread of the virus.

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A Longview man was killed Monday when his car went off the road, rolled and struck a culvert, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A blessing and dedication ceremony for the newly constructed columbarium and prayer garden at St. Matthew Catholic Church is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at 2905 Arrow Lane in Longview.

The Belcher Center is delaying its entire planned 2020-21 season lineup by one year to 2021-22 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Monday.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in an area that includes Gregg and surrounding counties surpassed a threshold for the second day on Monday that could mean replacing some restrictions to stop the spread of the virus if the trend continues.

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Gregg County Commissioners voted Monday to set aside up to $100,000 of coronavirus relief funds to reimburse Longview Regional Medical Center for specialized ICU beds being used to treat COVID-19 patients.

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Two pedestrians were killed Sunday after being struck by a pickup while crossing U.S. 80 in Wills Point, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.

As the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more East Texans outside, it's also inspired a Christmas fervor for many looking to escape the pandemic blues — yes, bring on the holidays. The area's Christmas tree farms say they're ready.

The Texas Department of Transportation is launching a statewide digital highway sign contest to find the best and most creative safe-driving message related to impaired driving (drunk or drugged driving,) distracted driving (texting while driving,) not wearing seatbelts and/or speeding.

Kilgore ISD is looking to recoup funds lost in 2019 as the result of a statewide lawsuit that significantly changed how heavy oilfield equipment is taxed in Texas.

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ROME (AP) — Pope Francis raised 13 new cardinals to the highest rank in the Catholic hierarchy Saturday and immediately warned them not to use their titles for corrupt, personal gain, presiding over a ceremony marked from beginning to end by the coronavirus pandemic.