TABC suspends license of Longview bar for violating governor’s order

After Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission spoke to the 30 bars that remained open Friday in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent executive order, all but two of those establishments agreed to shut their doors. Outlaws in Longview was one of the two that chose to remain open.

  As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

Texas and Florida have clamped down on bars in America's biggest retreat yet as the nation's daily number of confirmed coronavirus cases hit an all-time high of 40,000.
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Audit: US sent $1.4B in virus stimulus payments to dead people

Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday.

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Northeast Texas school district will change fight song, paint over Confederate soldier image

Police: Woman injured in auto-pedestrian crash in Tyler

Tyler Police investigating after attempted ATM theft at Southside Bank

Firefighters battle house fire in Cherokee County

Man’s swim in Bossier Bass Pro Shop fish tank becomes viral video

A video of one man’s plunge into the Bass Pro Shop’s Fish Tank is going viral on Facebook.
  • Coronavirus Updates

  Some states revert to restrictions as virus cases surge

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 40,000 Friday — eclipsing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches in late April — in a resurgence that has led some governors to backtrack or at least pause the reopening of their states.

  East Texas restaurant, bar owners concerned about bottom line following governor’s new order

Smith County officials cite governors order: ‘No jurisdiction’ to impose penalty for not wearing face masks

Texarkana rapper found with drugs, gun at hotel convicted on federal charges

Smith County early voting begins Monday

Kelly Community Credit Union, PATH team up for summer fan drive

Marshall police arrest 4 suspects in ‘planned fight’ that resulted in shooting death

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-20 eastbound shutdown near the Smith/Van Zandt County line due to multi-vehicle crash

Smith County judge says he is not presently planning to issue mandatory face mask order

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Exclusive with Ivanka Trump: Federal hiring to focus on skills, not degrees

In an exclusive interview with Gray Television Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro, Ivanka Trump explained the executive order doesn’t eliminate degree requirements for all jobs.

SPORTS

New faces in charge of ETX softball programs

‘Twice the Fun in ’21′: Pro Football Hall of Fame postpones 2020 Enshrinement Week events until next year

The Pro Football HOF will reschedule 2020′s events for Aug. 5-9, 2021, where the Class of 2020 will be honored in a separate ceremony from the Class of 2021 with what is being called “Twice the Fun in ’21.”

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Texas Rose Festival not happening in October 2020

All non-essential City of Tyler offices to be closed on Friday, July 3

Suspected meth, heroin dealer found hiding in Chandler attic

  The Next Normal: Going to the eye doctor is changing due to COVID-19

Gov. Abbott closing bars at noon, reduces restaurant capacity

All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages are required to close at 12:00 PM today.
  • Coronavirus Updates

  Some states pause reopening as virus cases near record high

While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback.

  WATCH: Gov. Abbott speaks to East Texas News about ‘pausing reopening’ in wake of COVID-19 increases

A look at state hospital data for Tyler, Longview and surrounding counties

  2 pet cats die in Gregg County house fire

  WATCH: Dr. Jennifer Ashton, medical correspondent, answers some debated COVID-19 questions