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HALLSVILLE — A special visitor showed up to greet Hallsville High School students for their first day of school Thursday, and Marshall High School students returned to a different looking campus with many updates.

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Charter organizations operating most Longview ISD campuses will implement similar COVID-19 safety measures such as temperature screenings and face masks when students return to classes Monday.

TYLER — An assembly line of volunteers — many of them members of Rotary Clubs from across East Texas — filled baggies with juice pouches, colorful fruit snacks, mandarin orange slices and whole-grain cheese crackers Wednesday afternoon.

Local health officials announced two new deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday in Gregg County as recoveries increased sharply for the second consecutive day.

CARTHAGE — Mission Carthage normally serves 500 to 600 people indoors at the Carthage Civic Center at its annual Back to School Bash giveaway. The COVID-19 pandemic made that impossible this year, so organizers came up with a different plan with the help of Carthage ISD: drive-thru service a…

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Although he’s heard people say there’s no way kids will wear a mask during school, Spring Hill ISD Superintendent Wayne Guidry is confident in his students.

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A Jefferson High School student has tested positive for COVID-19, Jefferson ISD officials announced Monday. The student was last on campus Saturday for extracurricular activities, and district officials are working to notify students or staff members who might have had contact.

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President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing this afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.”