What we know about the 2,604 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths.
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  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and much of Europe are making steady progress in containing the deadliest pandemic in years.


  WATCH: Tips for a new approach to outdoor cookouts

  COVID-19 testing expedited at Nacogdoches County jail after inmate tests positive

Gov. Abbott in Amarillo to provide an update on surge response efforts

4 Nacogdoches DPS troopers file suit over traffic stop quota system

State finds Shelby County Jail non-compliant on two counts

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards found the Shelby County Jail non-compliant on two issues during an inspection on May 4.
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2.1 million workers filed for unemployment last week

The national jobless rate was 14.7% in April, the highest since the Great Depression, and many economists expect it will near 20% in May.

Camping reservations resume at Texas State Parks on Wednesday

Lufkin City Manager Keith Wright announces retirement

  City leaders surprised by Nacogdoches hotel-motel occupancy rates: ‘Not as dreadful as they could be’

  WATCH: Jennifer Kielman discusses how parents of little ones celebrate big moments during pandemic

  Business in Lufkin, Nacogdoches offers insight on operating remotely during pandemic

More cases of remdisivir to be distributed in East Texas hospitals

Splash Kingdom in Canton, Nacogdoches to open May 29

Water parks, food courts, driver’s ed may reopen under governor’s phase II plan

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North Carolina boy holds prom for his nanny

Curtis Rogers had not seen his nanny, Rachel Chapman, in two months because of COVID-19 and wanted to throw her a prom.


  Dak and Cowboys continue contract talks while Watt not ready to ask Texans for one

  Lufkin business looking to start helping athletes again as they repoen from COVID-19 shutdown

Businesses are opening back up and for some the shutdown could not have come at a worse time.


Sabine County sheriff: Father shoots daughter’s abuser to death

Missing Canton woman found, CLEAR alert canceled

Sabine County employees quarantined after contact with COVID-19 positive case

  Search efforts resume near area missing 79-year-old Carthage man was last seen

  Search for missing 79-year-old Carthage man continues

A Silver Alert was issued last Thursday for Joe Roy McMillian after he did not return from running errands.
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‘Bummed out’: SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

The launch puts Elon Musk's SpaceX on the cusp of becoming the first private company to put astronauts in orbit.

  WEBXTRA: Lufkin VFW holds Memorial Day ceremony

  EastTex Regional CERT looking for volunteers

East Texans honor fallen soldiers Memorial Day

  Fredonia Hill Baptist Church members gather to meet after weeks of livestreaming