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One more day of COVID-19 walk-up testing in Tyler

One more day of COVID-19 walk-up testing in Tyler

TYLER — The Texas Department of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of State Health Services will offer a final day of free walk-up testing Monday for anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms. Testing, which began this past Thursday, will take place at the Tyler Senior Center on Garden Valley Rd. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tests are free to the public and do not require advance registration. However, you can go to to pre-register. Persons tested ...

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TxDOT's weekly roadwork update

TYLER -- TxDOT is planning to conduct more construction and maintenance work in the Tyler District during the week of Aug. 3. That includes night work beginning Sunday, Aug. 2, on a new I-20 resurfacing project between FM 849 and US 69 in Smith County. Work will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights. The speed limit will be reduced to 65 mph throughout the work zone. In Tyler, paving operations continue on Loop 323 ...

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Longview Main Street Program nominates four businesses for TDA awards

LONGVIEW -- The Longview Main Street Program and One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc., recently nominated four downtown businesses and organizations for 2020 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards. According to a news release, the annual honors highlight and celebrate the achievement of businesses, developers, individuals, and organizations in their efforts to promote and develop their respective downtown districts. This year, Longview Main Street nominated Alton Plaza/The Petroleum Building, Silver Grizzly Espresso, Heartisans Marketplace and VeraBank. Local programs will be ...

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Coronavirus updates

TYLER -- NET Health confirmed 29 new coronavirus cases on Friday in Smith County. The county has a total of 2,309 cases. There are now 17 deaths associated with the coronavirus. There are 1,646 active cases and 646 cases of recovery. More information about free COVID-19 testing locations and evidence-based strategies to control the spread of COVID-19 are listed at As of Friday in Gregg County, authorities confirmed 1,381 cases, 276 cases of recovery. There are 22 associated deaths. 5,734 ...

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