Seventeen years ago, Stephanie Jones enrolled two of her sons at Christian Heritage Classical School in Longview after homeschooling them. Years later, perfect timing and prayer have led her to become the new head of school.

Carthage ISD has partnered with a private company to provide COVID-19 vaccines to teachers when it becomes available, school officials said.

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East Texas Baptist University in Marshall has set another enrollment record. The private university has 1,479 new and returning students enrolled this month, which is highest spring enrollment in the university history, according to a statement from ETBU. This year’s spring enrollment is a 5.3% increase compared with spring 2020 enrollment of 1,405 students.

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ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark with 755 homers and a legacy as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.

Jerry Lang wants a COVID-19 vaccine. At 77 years old, he knows the vaccine offers protection from the deadly virus that has been plaguing the community and the country for almost a year.

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Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their vaccination drives to reach the nation’s estimated 54 million people age 65 and over.

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Public health officials on Wednesday announced 92 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gregg County as the county’s community spread level remained the highest in a seven-county area. Hospitalizations from the virus in the region also remained above 15% for the 37th straight day.

Despite having portions of her business shut down for weeks during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, owner Lori Wilcox says when Fountain of Youth Salon and Spa was allowed to reopen its doors, she needed a vacation.

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Recoveries from COVID-19 in Gregg County residents have shot up by more than 400 since Friday as public health officials Tuesday also announced almost 160 newly confirmed cases and one new confirmed death from the virus.

Patrick Odom’s music and personality were famous at Tyler-area senior living homes and at the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. Through his strumming of the guitar and singing of the oldies over the years, he brought back memories and spurred happiness for local seniors.

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Through songs and testimony, church leaders across the community shared a message of love and unity Monday as they remembered and celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Two people were killed Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash near Henderson in which one of the vehicles caught fire, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sgt. Jean Dark.

From staff reports Sunny skies brought out Longview residents — and their best friends — outdoors Saturday to enjoy the city’s numerous parks, such as Stragent Dog Park off the Paul Boorman Trail. Those ideal outdoor conditions are expected to continue today and Monday before rain comes into…