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Two new coronavirus cases, 31 active cases in Smith County

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm

TYLER — The Smith County Emergency Operations Center reported two new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, making the latest total 212 positive cases in Smith County. The current number of active cases is 31. There are 177 cases of recovery. No new deaths are included in the latest update, leaving that number at four. Re-opening resources are available to business owners from the State of Texas: just click the link. http://www.TDEM.texas.gov/essentialservices.… Read the rest of the article…


Gregg County COVID-19 cases grow

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 3:46 pm

GREGG COUNTY — Gregg County health officials have updated the total number of positive coronavirus cases  to 295, as of June 2. 6 COVID-19 related deaths have now been reported. There are currently 63 recoveries. For current statistics for Gregg County, click the link. https://www.co.gregg.tx.us/coronavirus-information


Tyler responds to George Floyd incident

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:03 pm

TYLER — East Texans are responding to the police-related death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has drawn reactions across the country and even overseas. According to the Tyler Together Facebook page, the Democratic Club of Smith County will hold a “Candle Light Prayer Night” Tuesday at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church on North Broadway. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be a drive-in service in deference to concerns about COVID-19.… Read the rest of the article…


Hundreds gather on the square for prayer vigil in Tyler

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:09 pm

TYLER — Hundreds of people met on T.B. Butler Square in downtown Tyler Tuesday for a prayer vigil. Elder Orenthia Mason, North Tyler District, greeted the crowd saying, “To my brothers and sisters of all races, and all color, and all religions, and all political groups one of these days God is going to take that away too, the politics. He said we are all one in the Spirit, and one in the Lord. When I needed blood after I had surgery, I didn’t ask them if it was from a white person, or a hispanic person, or a black person, I said give me the blood!”… Read the rest of the article…


Tyler firefighters put out downtown blaze

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm

TYLER — Tyler firefighters put out a large fire at Ye Olde City Antique Mall on Locust Street in the downtown area. Fire Marshall Paul Findley was on with our news partner KETK, “Thankfully this building as old as it is, has got some fire walls in it, and that has assisted us tactically in being able to get a handle of it.” No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.


Teen that posted shooting and suffering of dog pleads guilty

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:24 pm

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Kimberly Diaz has pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to animals. Diaz is the Cherokee County teen accused of shooting her dog to death and posting the video to Facebook. According to our news partner KETK, Diaz made her plea Monday in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, Texas. She admitted to participating in the shooting of her dog, filming the suffering, and posting it on Facebook.… Read the rest of the article…


El Charro on the Ridge in Tyler closing its doors permanently

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:06 pm

TYLER — The coronavirus has taken another local favorite, this time El Charro on the Ridge, a popular Mexican restaurant in Tyler. According to our news partner KETK, the owner of El Charro, Manny, released the following statement on their Facebook page: “First of all, I want to thank all the support, and prayers, not only during this COVID 19 crisis but for years of patronage and friendship. Our hearts and prayers go to all the victims of this worldwide crisis.… Read the rest of the article…


ETFB begins Summer Food Program with modifications

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 5:04 pm

TYLER — The East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program launched this week. On Tuesday, East Texas Food Bank’s Lauren Barnes told KTBB, “Normaly we have a big kick-off event that is a community event that rally’s everyone together. Normally our summer feeding sites are in conjunction with other programs targeted towards children…So a lot of those programs are canceled for the summer but we know even with these canceled programs there is a huge meal gap for these children.” … Read the rest of the article…


Chick-fil-A on ETBU Campus reopens as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm

MARSHALL — The Chick-fil-A on the campus of East Texas Baptist University will reopen to the public on Wednesday. The eatery has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The food chain, is located inside the Ornelas Student Center, and will be open to the public and campus community under specific precautions. Everyone will be required to wear masks and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance. The restaurant will serve a limited lunch menu Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and closed on Sundays throughout the summer.



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Two new coronavirus cases, 31 active cases in Smith County

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm

TYLER — The Smith County Emergency Operations Center reported two new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, making the latest total 212 positive cases in Smith County. The current number of active cases is 31. There are 177 cases of recovery. No new deaths are included in the latest update, leaving that number at four. Re-opening resources are available to business owners from the State of Texas: just click the link. http://www.TDEM.texas.gov/essentialservices.… Read the rest of the article…


Gregg County COVID-19 cases grow

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 3:46 pm

GREGG COUNTY — Gregg County health officials have updated the total number of positive coronavirus cases  to 295, as of June 2. 6 COVID-19 related deaths have now been reported. There are currently 63 recoveries. For current statistics for Gregg County, click the link. https://www.co.gregg.tx.us/coronavirus-information


Tyler responds to George Floyd incident

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:03 pm

TYLER — East Texans are responding to the police-related death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has drawn reactions across the country and even overseas. According to the Tyler Together Facebook page, the Democratic Club of Smith County will hold a “Candle Light Prayer Night” Tuesday at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church on North Broadway. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be a drive-in service in deference to concerns about COVID-19.… Read the rest of the article…


Hundreds gather on the square for prayer vigil in Tyler

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:09 pm

TYLER — Hundreds of people met on T.B. Butler Square in downtown Tyler Tuesday for a prayer vigil. Elder Orenthia Mason, North Tyler District, greeted the crowd saying, “To my brothers and sisters of all races, and all color, and all religions, and all political groups one of these days God is going to take that away too, the politics. He said we are all one in the Spirit, and one in the Lord. When I needed blood after I had surgery, I didn’t ask them if it was from a white person, or a hispanic person, or a black person, I said give me the blood!”… Read the rest of the article…


Tyler firefighters put out downtown blaze

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm

TYLER — Tyler firefighters put out a large fire at Ye Olde City Antique Mall on Locust Street in the downtown area. Fire Marshall Paul Findley was on with our news partner KETK, “Thankfully this building as old as it is, has got some fire walls in it, and that has assisted us tactically in being able to get a handle of it.” No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.


Teen that posted shooting and suffering of dog pleads guilty

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:24 pm

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Kimberly Diaz has pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to animals. Diaz is the Cherokee County teen accused of shooting her dog to death and posting the video to Facebook. According to our news partner KETK, Diaz made her plea Monday in the 2nd Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, Texas. She admitted to participating in the shooting of her dog, filming the suffering, and posting it on Facebook.… Read the rest of the article…


El Charro on the Ridge in Tyler closing its doors permanently

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:06 pm

TYLER — The coronavirus has taken another local favorite, this time El Charro on the Ridge, a popular Mexican restaurant in Tyler. According to our news partner KETK, the owner of El Charro, Manny, released the following statement on their Facebook page: “First of all, I want to thank all the support, and prayers, not only during this COVID 19 crisis but for years of patronage and friendship. Our hearts and prayers go to all the victims of this worldwide crisis.… Read the rest of the article…


ETFB begins Summer Food Program with modifications

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 5:04 pm

TYLER — The East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program launched this week. On Tuesday, East Texas Food Bank’s Lauren Barnes told KTBB, “Normaly we have a big kick-off event that is a community event that rally’s everyone together. Normally our summer feeding sites are in conjunction with other programs targeted towards children…So a lot of those programs are canceled for the summer but we know even with these canceled programs there is a huge meal gap for these children.” … Read the rest of the article…


Chick-fil-A on ETBU Campus reopens as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Posted/updated on: June 2, 2020 at 4:05 pm

MARSHALL — The Chick-fil-A on the campus of East Texas Baptist University will reopen to the public on Wednesday. The eatery has been closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The food chain, is located inside the Ornelas Student Center, and will be open to the public and campus community under specific precautions. Everyone will be required to wear masks and maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance. The restaurant will serve a limited lunch menu Monday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and closed on Sundays throughout the summer.



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