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Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that Texas is looking at when it will be able to lift all statewide orders related to the coronavirus pandemic and that an announcement is forthcoming.

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Historic. Game changer. Thrilling. Those are some of the words local officials used to describe news that Gap Inc. will begin building an e-commerce fulfillment and distribution center starting as early as April in Longview's North Business Park off U.S. 259.

Texas families have until Sunday to lock in the cost of undergraduate resident tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, according to the comptroller's office.

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WACO — Adam Flagler scored a season-high 22 points, Jared Butler had 15 of his 18 points after halftime and No. 2 Baylor finally overcame the rust of a three-week break and Iowa State for a 77-72 victory Tuesday night, making the Bears 18-0 for the first time in school history.

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Elaine Roddy lived without running water in her Gladewater home for a week because of the winter storm that wreaked havoc on the city’s water lines. 

“I didn’t have a drop,” Roddy said Tuesday during a free water distribution event. “I learned to boil a lot of snow, but I decided I didn't like to be a pioneer woman.” 

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Neighborhood revitalization varies from lot to lot in the area around Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Birdsong Street, near Foster Middle and Hudson PEP Elementary schools in Longview.

Because of weather conditions, we will be printing one newspaper to cover Saturday and Sunday that will include more puzzles, comics, obituaries and sales ads. Carriers may start delivery of the edition Saturday afternoon but do not expect to be finished delivering until noon Sunday.