COVID-19 might have delayed a kidney transplant for a Gregg County sheriff’s deputy, but it won’t stop a White Oak woman’s gift of life.
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.
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.
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.
The race for the District 1 seat on the Longview City Council split three ways this week, following Councilman Ed Moore’s announcement that he would not seek reelection.
The Greater Longview United Way is continuing its free income tax preparation program this year and adjusting to allow for COVID-19 precautions.
The “COVID slide” resulted in about 3.2 months of lost instruction in Texas students on top of the typical 2.5 summer months, according to the Texas Education Agency.
The girls athletics program at New Diana ISD is getting a new facility with more locker room space, a film room and space to work with trainers.
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.
The latest state data show COVID-19 patients have taken up more than 15% of hospital capacity in a region that includes Longview and Tyler for 38 straight days, yet it showed the lowest rate since Christmas Day.
MARSHALL — After being closed because of an investigation into foodborne illness claims, Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant in Marshall has reopened.
The East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy in Longview no longer just serves area high school students as the campus is adding an adult education class to its catalog.
Hallsville ISD trustees have hired Arrow Educational Services to conduct the district’s search to replace Hallsville ISD Superintendent Jeff Collum.
TYLER — Several members of the Smith County Democratic Party are asking for Michael Tolbert to resign as chairman, citing failures in the November election.
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.
A Longview man was sentenced to federal prison for trafficking in anabolic steroids. He also agreed to forfeit guns, a truck and nearly a half-million dollars.
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.
The Historic Jefferson Hotel was abuzz with paranormal activity Saturday night as guests and special visitors gathered for a ghost hunt benefiting veterans and first responders.
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.
A fourth civil lawsuit has been filed against a Longview doctor accused of sexually assaulting boys during counseling sessions.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office said one person died and another is in critical condition after a shooting early Tuesday in the Chapel Hill area.
Federal agents used two East Texans’ own social media posts to arrest them in connection with the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. In those posts, one of the men tells other “patriots” to get their weapons and calls the riot “the second revolution.”
Temple “Tem” Carpenter III sees challenges ahead for the city of Longview, thanks to the ways COVID-19 has affected revenues. He hopes his “fresh eyes” will help the city as it addresses those issues.
Longtime volunteer and director Nathaniel Olson has been hired as ArtsView Children’s Theatre executive director and says he hopes to share his love of theater with East Texas.
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.
Jefferson ISD trustees have accepted a donation to install a new scoreboard at the Bulldogs’ Stadium, Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell said Friday.
East Texas’ elite drill team, the Kilgore College Rangerettes are gearing up to perform in today’s virtual Presidential Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
The latest state data show COVID-19 patients have taken up more than 15% of hospital capacity in a region that includes Longview and Tyler for 35 straight days; however, the rate has been dropping in recent days.
Two East Texas men placed at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., during the Jan. 6 riot by one of the men’s social media posts have been arrested.
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.
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.
In Emmie Drueckhammer’s high school world history and U.S. history classes, students know they can express opinions, but they must be respectful of others. That understanding is key in a class that is discussing current events such as the Black Lives Matter movement and its relation to Marti…
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…
For Derrick Floyd, education is about making students' dreams come true. In just a couple of weeks, he will be able to put that into action at Gladewater High School.
The city of Marshall has temporarily closed Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant on Victory Drive because of an ongoing investigation into foodborne illness claims.