COVID-19’s presence in Gregg County continued to fall Monday as public health officials released reports that show few new cases and a lower seven-day rolling rate of infection.
Gregg County is third county in the seven-county Northeast Texas Public Health District to see its COVID-19 community spread levels fall from “substantial” to “moderate.”
Right of way acquisition for the Texas 42 widening project between White Oak and Kilgore could start as early as this year, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Bill Stoudt loves Gregg County, and he wants another four years to help continue its bright future. With that in mind, he’s seeking another term as county judge.
Gregg County received a clean financial bill of health Tuesday, while also announcing plans to move forward with remodeling the county courtroom and attached offices.
Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Linda R. Thomas of Longview as presiding officer of the Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Her new term is set to expire Feb. 1, 2022.
The Greater East Texas Community Action Program is continuing to offer relief on paying utility bills with rising temperatures and no end in sight for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt has tasked each of his department heads to find 15% in cuts to their budgets amid revenue declines stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most East Texas city and county offices, post offices, banks and other offices will be closed today for the Memorial Day holiday.
The unemployment rate in the tri-county Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area hit 12.3% in April as the COVID-19 pandemic spread and was triple the pre-pandemic rate of 4.1% in February.
A multi-agency pursuit led to the arrest Tuesday of a Gladewater man in Upshur County after police say he pushed a person out of a moving vehicle in Longview.
Longview-area banks are seeing fewer applications for federal small business loans in the second round of a federal program that aims to keep workers on the job.
After nearly two years since the Texas Attorney General’s Office probe began into controversial mail-in ballots in the 2018 Democratic primary election in Gregg County, state Rep. Jay Dean says the investigation continues.
The death of a Bowie County woman pushed the COVID-19 death toll in Northeast Texas to three as the number of confirmed cases across the region jumped by more than 23% Monday.
A mandatory shelter-at-home order has been issued for Gregg County residents as two additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the county, making its total three. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.
A confirmed case of COVID-19 that had been reported late Friday as Upshur County's first was placed in the wrong county category, officials said Sunday. Its actual location wasn't available, but Morris County reported its first case.
The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a first for Longview city government: A special-called City Council meeting Monday will be conducted via telephone.
TYLER — The rapid increase of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Smith County continued Saturday, with the addition of two new cases bringing its total to 10.
East Texas Baptist University students have joined up with a Marshall single mother and her sons to work side by side during their spring break this week in order to build the family a brand new home through Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity.
The unemployment rate in the three-county Longview metro area increased to 4.2% in January from 3.6% in December — the highest rate for the area since January 2019.
Gregg County Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy said 3,200 people voted at the polls as of 12:23 p.m. today, and she reported reported few glitches.
The East Texas Down Syndrome Group will host a free screening of the movie "Intelligent Lives" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the 4 Star Cinema at 1607 U.S. 259 in Kilgore.
Following three public hearings, the Harrison County Commissioners Court, on Friday, unanimously approved tax abatement applications from Eastman Chemical Company and Air Liquide Large Industries to help promote expansion projects — totaling nearly $200 million in investments — at the companies’ current site.
Kilgore ISD trustees were told Monday night that a recent settlement offer from plaintiffs in a longstanding lawsuit against the district was rejected and that the district will consult tonight with its attorney on the next step it should take.
Kilgore ISD and the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce will co-host its first Parent, University, College and Career Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kilgore High School.
New developments in the long-running Axberg vs. Kilgore ISD lawsuit have come to light as plaintiffs filed an amended petition turning the case into a class-action lawsuit seeking monetary damages to recoup taxes they say were improperly collected and, on the same day, a judge dealt a blow to the district by ruling against it in its bid to end the suit.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty in the case of a former East Texas nurse allegedly responsible for the deaths of three patients at a Tyler hospital.
The new elementary school will be built for about $29.7 million on land Hallsville ISD already owns near Page Road and Loop 281 in the Longview city limits.
At least 390 people participated in the first day of early voting Tuesday in Gregg County, according to elections officials.
The deadline to file for the May 2 school board elections has passed and some districts could see changes.
A 46-year-old Hallsville woman was arrested Thursday on multiple charges of forgery stemming from an investigation into counterfeit money and checks, law enforcement officials said.
The East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College will host the 11th annual East Texas Energy Symposium from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 5 in the Devall Student Center ballroom, 1116 Broadway Blvd., on the Kilgore College campus.
Christmas shoppers spending more money in December than a year ago apparently helped to boost sales tax proceeds to several area jurisdictions, public officials said.
Rainy weather that started about a week ago will take Thursday and Friday off and resume over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.
KILGORE — Kilgore College is accepting applications until 3 p.m. Feb. 28 to fill the vacant seat of Karol Pruett, who is retiring from the board of trustees.
Customers of Eastman Credit Union now have a central location to apply for mortgages and by early next year will have an additional location for banking services.
"Law enforcement testified that the wiring looked as though someone had tried to pull it from the trunk, as if that person were trying to escape the trunk."
HALLSVILLE — Thanks to a Texas Department of Transportation program that is awarding more than $15 million to 18 city projects statewide, the city of Hallsville will soon have an additional sidewalk and updated roadway near one of its Hallsville ISD campuses, allowing students and pedestrians a safer route to and from the school.
Kilgore City Council voted to approve the use of federal funds to improve and upgrade internet service at Kilgore Public Library during their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Kilgore City Council approved a motion at Tuesday night’s council meeting to offer a pay increase to Kilgore Fire Department firefighters who live within the city limits.
KILGORE — Whether young or young at heart, anyone wanting to make mealtime favorites like pizza, eggs and pancakes have a cookbook with recipes simple enough for an 8-year-old — because an 8-year-old wrote the book.