Two Tyler residents have died due to COVID-19, bringing Smith County's virus death count to 24, the Northeast Texas Public Health District announced Monday.
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Public health officials this afternoon said four more Gregg County residents with COVID-19 had died. The county has now had 29 deaths.
Panola County has 45 active COVID-19 cases and has added 16 cases since her last update, County Judge LeeAnn Jones said.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he has extended the deadline to apply for the Pandemic EBT card, which pays $285 for each student who received free and reduced-price meals, to Aug. 21.
People in Longview and Marshall are buying more cars now despite a global pandemic that has sent many others to the unemployment lines.
Gov. Greg Abbott stressed Tuesday that only local school boards, not local governments, have the power to decide how to open schools this fall during the coronavirus pandemic.