Preparations made before COVID-19 entered the world meant the Longview Fire Department already was positioned to accept a new role during the pandemic — mandated testing at nursing homes in Gregg County.
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Harrison County marked yet another death Thursday from COVID-19, while Titus County recorded 35 more confirmed cases and Gregg County logged three.
The future of Luby's in Longview is uncertain after corporate headquarters in Houston reported Wednesday that the chain will sell its restaurant business and assets to pay shareholders.
The Republican National Committee is eying Dallas as a potential new site for part of its 2020 convention this summer.
Officials on Thursday announced another coronavirus-related death in Harrison County as new COVID-19 cases rose by just three in Gregg County, where recoveries from the virus rose to 80.
Smith County coronavirus cases rose by one Thursday for an active count of 35, according to the Northeast Texas Public Health District.
The annual Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Festival will be livestream-only this year, letting fans watch the show from home for free, President and CEO Tommie Ritter Smith said.