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Two injured, two arrested following Van Zandt County shooting

WILLS POINT -- Two people are in custody after a shooting left two people injured in Van Zandt County late Monday night. According to our news partner KETK, the sheriff’s office early Tuesday morning said that the shooting occurred just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday night on Willow Drive, near HWY 80. One victim was found at the scene while a second was in another area of the city. Both victims were taken to a hospital in Tyler. One remains ...

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Antique quilt exhibit coming to Goodman-LeGrand Museum

TYLER -- The city of Tyler announced a special antique quilt display on Monday. The Goodman-LeGrand Museum will host a special vintage quilt display that begins Saturday, and runs through Feb. 27. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quilts that will be on-hand include overlays from the 1830s and an 1880s quilt owned by the Goodman family. Many other quilts made from the 1850s to the 1930s will be on display throughout ...

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Harvey continues to be busy with 1st & 2nd dose vaccines

TYLER -- NET Health announced more plans Monday, for various vaccination clinics to take place this week. CEO George Roberts tells KTBB, that Harvey Hall is an ideal setting, for a couple of reasons. "Our primary method is drive through, but there are days, when the weather is too cold or there are threats of rain, that we bring people inside Harvey Hall. The nice thing is we can pivot from a drive through to a walk-in as the weather ...

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CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Designated COVID-19 Vaccination Hub

LONGVIEW -- CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System has been named a COVID-19 Vaccination Hub by the State of Texas to serve Gregg County. On Monday, Mark Anderson said, "We are calling this campaign My Shot Now. I know I can speak for myself representing CHRISTUS Good Shepherd, and I know all of our public officials can say that that name really resonates with us because we have heard from the public. They have waited patiently. They want their shot now, ...

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Longview to partner with Texas Homeless Network

LONGVIEW -- This week, the City of Longview will conduct a Point-in-Time Homeless Count. According to the city the count is planned for this Thursday. Organizers say the initiative is a coordinated effort to measure homelessness across Texas, in association with the Texas Homeless Network and volunteers from the community. Trained volunteers will count and survey individuals in emergency shelters and transitional housing over a 24 hours period, based on standards by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ...

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Smith County

Smith County property taxes coming due

TYLER -- Annual property taxes are due by the close of January in Smith County. However, on Monday, Smith County Tax Assessor-Collector Gary Barber, told KTBB, "Since the 31st falls on a Sunday this year, those mailing their property tax payments must have them postmarked on or before February 1." Last October, Barber's office mailed out 186,000 property tax statements county-wide. Residents can make payments online, in person or through the Tax Office’s new drop-box in Tyler until February 1, ...

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Thursday

Coronavirus update

EAST TEXAS -- NET Health has been reporting COVID-19 death information primarily received from area hospitals and nursing homes. The State of Texas has reported larger numbers of COVID-19 deaths per County on their State Dashboard, as compared to NET Health's COVID-19 reports, by utilizing information obtained from the State of Texas' death certificates data. COVID-19 deaths are attributed to the county of residence, not where the individual died. NET Health reported 45 new cases of coronavirus in Smith County ...

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