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Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Gregg County COVID-19 cases rise by more than 60

The rapid spread of COVID-19 continued during the weekend in Gregg County as public health officials on Monday announced more than 60 new confirmed coronavirus cases. Read more

Smith County adds 2 confirmed COVID-19 deaths

Smith County reported two confirmed COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend, bringing the county’s overall count to 192. Read more

Longview small businesses impacted by COVID-19 eligible for new loan program

Longview small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19 may apply for a new loan program through the City of Longview. Read more

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COVID-19 treatments at local hospitals; Officials discuss bed numbers

East Texas hospitals are continuing efforts to treat COVID-19 patients while also responding to people experiencing other medical conditions.  Read more

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Brookshire Grocery Co. to offer free COVID-19 vaccinations once ready, available

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Brookshire Grocery Co. is preparing for the eventual distribution of free COVID-19 vaccinations once approved and ready.  Read more

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Officials: COVID-19 vaccine could be available to everyone in East Texas in April

Anyone who wants the vaccine for COVID-19 in East Texas could likely receive it in April, Smith County Health Authority Dr. Paul McGaha said during a Monday news conference.  Read more

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Local ICUs 'pretty full' with COVID-19 patients, but capacity not concern for officials

Longview medical leaders are calling for renewed caution as a wave of new COVID-19 cases and increased hospitalizations plague the area, and the state, with Thanksgiving approaching. Read more

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Area school districts' child nutrition budgets hit by pandemic

East Texas public schools are continuing to feed children, but a pandemic-fueled revenue hit is resulting in deficits in districts' child nutrition budgets. Read more

Hallsville ISD increases substitute teacher pay to fill positions

Two East Texas school districts recently increased their substitute teacher pay in an effort to attract more candidates to fill positions left open because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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