Quick hit coronavirus updates
- Carthage shuts down library, large events at city facilities
- Marshall closes library, several city services through April 15
- Gilmer City Council cancels meetings; City Hall closes
- White Oak closes playgrounds, ball fields in response to virus threat
- UT Tyler moves to online-only classes for rest of semester
Although some East Texas school districts have changed or even eliminated their remote learning programs amid high failure rates, local school leaders say they have no immediate plans to follow suit.
The COVID-19 pandemic and leadership changes have forced the private Crisman School in Longview to shut down Oct. 30 for the rest of the school year.
Rapid COVID-19 testing for consenting Longview ISD staff members could begin as early as next week after the district was named part of a state pilot program, a district spokesman said Friday.
CARTHAGE — When the annual Carthage Christmas parade was canceled recently because of COVID-19 concerns, residents were disappointed. David Britt decided to do something about it.
Public health officials on Friday reported another day of double-digit new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County residents and a new death in Smith County while recoveries remained flat.
Public health officials on Thursday announced 16 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County residents and no new recoveries in the county.
Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series about how locally-owned, small businesses in the Longview area are faring — and in some cases surviving — in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Longview ISD is one of eight school districts across the state that will participate in a COVID-19 rapid testing pilot program for students and staff.
Gregg County health officials say a new agreement with the Texas Department of State Health Services will provide improved reporting about local COVID-19 deaths.
Although Longview ISD is ending one type of remote learning, Superintendent James Wilcox says he doesn’t anticipate all students returning to classrooms this school year.
Public health officials on Tuesday announced 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County residents with no new recoveries or deaths.
An announcement this week by The Northeast Texas Public Health District that its daily COVID-19 case counts now include rapid screening results highlights an ongoing disagreement about virus testing.
Hallsville ISD on Friday joined a growing list of school districts in the region to announce it would discontinue remote learning and require all students to attend in-person classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public health officials on Thursday announced just three newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gregg County but also reported a new virus death in the county along with one in neighboring Smith County.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday allowed bars to begin reopening in Texas for the first time since June, ending a lockdown that began during a massive coronavirus outbreak that became one of the deadliest in the nation.
“A lot of new guitar players.” That’s one of the many key factors that Mike Boring, manager at Mundt Music, said has helped the 55-year-old Longview business stay afloat during the shutdown and economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Longview High School Principal James Brewer said he hopes on-campus COVID-19 testing will encourage more students to return to classrooms.
Public health officials on Wednesday announced 15 newly confirmed cases in Gregg County residents and no new recoveries.
Gov. Greg Abbott today announced bars and “similar establishments” in areas with low COVID-19 hospitalizations can reopen in the state to 50% capacity beginning next week.
At-home learners are failing classes at higher rates than in-person students in Longview ISD, and the district is trying to find a solution.
Public health officials on Tuesday announced another COVID-19 death in a Gregg County resident along with 14 new confirmed cases of the virus.
Gohmert, who tested positive for COVID-19 on July 29 and is now back to work, said Trump can’t help himself when it comes to thanking his supporters.
Longview ISD will conduct a trial run of COVID-19 testing on the Longview High School campus for those who want to participate starting Wednesday.
TYLER — As the East Texas Food Bank responds to growing need during the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit organization is preparing for the loss of thousands of dollars in funding due to proposed state budget cuts.
It might have been Althea Lethbridge’s 100th birthday Friday, but her family already is planning for the future.
Anyone will now be able to access detailed information about COVID-19 cases in Longview ISD through the district’s new online dashboard.
Public health officials on Wednesday announced a dozen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gregg County residents, half the number of new cases reported the previous day.
After a recent court ruling, Longview private schools are expecting to receive thousands of dollars less than expected in federal coronavirus relief funding.