Kilgore News Herald - Coronavirus
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Texas surpasses 9,000 virus deaths

Texas surpassed 9,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Wednesday while testing again dropped to the lowest levels since June, and infection rates hit another record. Read more


Band Together: East Texas marching bands continue practices amid COVID-19 precautions

If it weren't for marching band, Emily Phonsnasinh, a senior drum major at Mineola High School, wouldn't be going to school this year.  Read more

COVID-19 recoveries in Gregg County surge

Gregg County COVID-19 recoveries increased almost 16% on Tuesday as the county added 16 new coronavirus cases. Read more

8 Smith County residents die from COVID-19

Eight Smith County residents, whose ages range from 46 to 99, died due to COVID-19, causing the county's virus death toll rise by 30%, local health officials reported Wednesday.  Read more

Gregg County COVID-19 deaths increase by 2; recoveries surge by nearly 70

Public health officials this afternoon said two more Gregg County residents with COVID-19 had died as recoveries from the virus surged for the second day in a row, increasing by 69. Read more


East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College receives $5,000 grant

The East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College has received a $5,000 grant to help offset revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


Two Henderson ISD students, one staff member test positive for COVID-19

Henderson ISD is at least the second East Texas school district to have students or staff test positive for COVID-19 soon after starting the year with in-person classes. Read more


2 Henderson High School students, 1 employee contract COVID-19

Two Henderson High School students and a staff member have tested positive for COVID-19, the school district reported Wednesday.  Read more

Virus deaths up by four in Gregg County

Public health officials on Monday said four more Gregg County residents with COVID-19 had died, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29. Read more


East Texas teens killed in weekend wreck near Brownsboro

Two East Texas area teens died over the weekend in a two-vehicle crash east of Brownsboro in Henderson County. Memorials have been organized by the community to honor their lives and help their families. Read more


Mineola Middle School tests positive for COVID-19, high school volleyball team under quarantine

A Mineola Middle School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, and the high school volleyball team is under quarantine. Read more

Abbott tells Texans to avoid family gatherings

AUSTIN — Texas surpassed 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday as Gov. Greg Abbott suggested family and neighborhood gatherings are behind a sharp rise in the rate of positive tests, which has climbed to record levels just as schools are beginning to reopen across the state. Read more

Jefferson High School student tests positive for COVID-19

JEFFERSON — A Jefferson High School student was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, Jefferson ISD officials announced on Monday. Read more


New website aims to make election workers ready amid pandemic

The Smith County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the building of a new website aimed at training judges and clerks for the upcoming November election. Read more

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