Early response to Governor Abbott’s COVID-19 travel orders

Louisiana's positive case count of the novel coronavirus grew Sunday to more than 3,500 cases. In response to this, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced an executive order requiring a 14-day self quarantine period for some people traveling into Texas from Louisiana.

Tenaha officials issue ‘stay home, stay safe order, curfew beginning tonight

San Augustine County issues stay-at-home order for residents due to COVID-19 concerns

  Nacogdoches helps displaced workers and Angelina Co United Way helps busy agencies

  Angelina County modifies disaster declaration

Angelina College commencement cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Trinity County issues stay-at-home order

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Red Cross: So far 149 homes destroyed, 309 with minor damage after EF-3 tornado

Shelby County issues stay-at-home order due to COVID-19

Lifkin’s CISC closing doors for the time being

3 arrested, 1 hospitalized in stabbing incident in Tenaha Saturday

  2020 Angelina Benefit Rodeo canceled

  United Way approves emergency funds for Angelina County nonprofits, agencies

  ETN: State Rep. Chris Paddie talks about executive order related to Texas-Louisiana travel

State Rep. Chris Paddie spoke with East Texas Now’s Blake Holland about Governor Abbott’s executive order requiring those traveling into Texas from Louisiana to self-quarantine for 14 days.

County-by-county COVID-19 tracker

We are updating this county-by-county map to illustrate the number of COVID-19 cases in each county in the United States per capita.

Monday’s Weather: Scattered showers and storms today

A few showers, especially north of I-20 this morning.

  Telehealth services have been expanded due to COVID-19 crisis

The services hope to help under or uninsured Texans suffering the effects of self-isolation and social distancing.

  Family streams free, at-home workouts to keep community active

Nacogdoches ISD will no longer delivering lunches due to growing COVID-19 concerns

  Lufkin gym hosts virtual P.E. workouts to maintain healthy social distancing

Abbott announces new travel restrictions to combat COVID-19

Nacogdoches County judge issues stay-at-home order

Angelina County modifies disaster declaration regarding COVID-19 precautions

Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in Cherokee County

The second case is travel related and the person is currently recovering with mild illness under self-isolation at home.

Evidence shows that your pets can’t spread COVID-19

Pet owners across the country can live a bit easier knowing that their animals can't spread COVID-19.

Tyler County judge issues stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19 crisis

Tyler County’s judge has issued a “stay home” executive order in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis ordering people to remain in their homes unless they have to leave to do “essential activities.”

Second COVID-19 related death in East Texas

2nd COVID-19 death in East Texas reported in Van Zandt County

  Rep. Travis Clardy knows state will take a hit from COVID-19 crisis

State Representative Travis Clardy of Nacogdoches says he's 'hunkered down', which he recommends to all of east texas. At the same time, Clardy says he and his colleagues are busy dealing with the effects COVID-19 has on the state's 'regular' business.

East Texas Food Bank again distributing emergency food boxes in Angelina County

The East Texas Food Bank is striving to continue providing free emergency food assistance boxes for those in need.

  Athletes practice social distancing, while staying active

Quarantined athletes get creative taking their workouts outside of the gym.

President Trump to speaks from USNS Comfort hospital ship

President Donald Trump will be giving his update on the COVID-19 crisis from the USNS Comfort hospital ship in Norfolk, Virginia.

Pentagon considers call-up to reservists

Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman says before calling up any members of the National Guard, the department would consult with state officials.

Slight Risk for severe weather today in East Texas

Slight Risk for severe weather today in East Texas

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

Texas Health and Human Services Commission temporarily waive renewal requirements for Medicaid, SNAP clients during COVID-19 crisis

  Way Back Sports: A Look at the 2014 SFA logo fail

In 2014, SFA attempted to switch to a new logo. it did not work.

Singer Neal McCoy hosted live online concert Friday night

Country singer and Longview resident Neal McCoy is continuing his free concerts on Facebook.

  Nacogdoches County Jail inmates make protective masks in response to COVID-19

KTRE’S T’Ebonie Tanner spoke with Sheriff Jason Bridges about how this creative outlet is a shining light to the community.

Dr. Ed addresses your concerns about COVID-19

East Texas Medical Team Dr. Ed Dominguez, an infectious disease specialist, sat down with East Texas Now Friday to answer viewer questions about COVID-19.

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas helping jobseekers remotely; no walk-ins

Centers are Closed to Walk-In Customers; Staff Ready to Serve Remotely

Lufkin strengthens emergency order at request of medical community

Earlier today, the medical community made an appeal to city leaders asking for more restrictions due to an influx of patients with COVID-19-like symptoms.

  Interview: Travel expert Sandra McLemore says you can probably get your travel deposits back, but should you?

Internationally-known travel expert Sandra McLemore spoke with our Anissa Centers Friday to share some advice about what you can do about those deposits, and whether you should get the cash or company credit if the company offers it.

  Student teachers across East Texas learn of waiver for certification

College students are finishing out their degree requirements in a virtual classroom rather than a traditional one.

TX Attorney General: Firearm, ammunition sales, gun range operations are essential services

The opinion concludes that municipal and county authorities may not use emergency powers to regulate or restrict the sale of firearms.

  EAST TEXAS NOW: U.S. Attorney talks about cracking down on COVID-19 crimes

US Attorney Joseph D. Brown sat down with East Texas News to talk about how the US Attorney’s Office is cracking down on crimes related to COVID-19.

Affidavit: Livingston woman published nude photos of another woman on social media

Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old woman Wednesday in connection with allegations that she posted nude photos of a female acquaintance on social media. She also allegedly posted the woman’s phone number and address.

Vince Gill, Amy Grant headlining Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry. Here’s how you can watch.

The Grand Ole Opry will broadcast around the world for its 4,917th consecutive Saturday night.

Dylan puts out 17-minute ode to Kennedy

The 78-year-old musician released a link to the song, titled "Murder Most Foul," on his website and social media.

  Covid-19 stresses lead to spike in domestic violence calls

In the middle of quarantining during the Covid-19 outbreak, East Texas advocates say they are seeing an increase in domestic violence-related calls.

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.

Friday’s Weather: Warm and breezy again

Another mild start with temperatures in the 60s this morning. Expect another warm and breezy afternoon.

  Lufkin auto shop taking precautionary steps to remain open

Manager Wayne Curry at Gateway Tire and Service Center said they are taking the steps necessary to stay open and clean.

  Drive-thru service workers wearing protective gear to safely serve customers

Like many eateries, Café Del Rio has closed their dine-in area and started providing curb-side services.To stay within the CDC’S guidelines, Café Del Rio workers are wearing personal protective gear such as gloves to better serve their customers.

Nacogdoches ISD hires Trujillo as new superintendent

The Nacogdoches Independent School District has announced the hiring of Dr. Gabriel A. Trujillo as the district’s new superintendent.

  Lufkin extends disaster declaration until further notice

Following a seven-minute teleconference meeting of Lufkin city council, the city’s disaster declaration has been extended until further notice by unanimous vote.

Texas man charged for threatening to shoot Speaker Pelosi, other government officials

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison.

  East Texas Food Bank, T.L.L. Temple provide emergency food boxes in response to COVID-19

Food boxes include dried beans, rice, pasta and canned meat, fruits and vegetables. Each box provides items for 20 meals.

  Nurse who serves in nation’s COVID-19 hotspot says Texas has much to learn

She fears for her family in Lufkin where communities are only beginning to brace themselves for the disease spread to get worse.

ETN: How COVID-19 restrictions are affecting East Texans

Anissa Centers talks about how she sees COVID-19 affecting East Texans' behavior.

  East Texas families go on ‘bear hunt’ scavenger during COVID-19 pandemic

A stuffed bear sitting in a window is helping bring a smile during unsettling times.

Flying in from NYC? Gov Abbott says you must now self-quarantine

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an executive order for travelers who fly to Texas from four states.

Texas Roadhouse CEO gives up salary for rest of year as coronavirus outbreak hurts restaurant industry

As restaurants across the country are losing business because of the coronavirus outbreak, a CEO of a popular chain has decided to stop taking a salary for the remainder of 2020.

Shelby County resident tests positive for COVID-19

A Shelby County resident has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

ENT Interview: Texas band members talk about COVID-19’s impact on local musicians

KLTV anchor Sydney Shadrix spoke to members of a Texas band Thursday morning about the impact the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has had on local and/or lessser-known artists.

Thursday’s Weather: Breezy and warm today

South winds have already picked up this morning with gusts up to 15 mph.

  First positive cases of COVID-19 in Lufkin, Nacogdoches counties

“And please stay home and isolate yourselves to try to slow the spread.”

  Huntington youth baseball facilities vandalized, surveillance video shows at least 5 involved

Huntington youth baseball facilities were vandalized over the weekend. Community members are speaking out about the amount of damage done and how it has affected them.

  Nacogdoches County health officials set up COVID-19 call center

The call center will help identify potential COVID-19 cases without the possibility of spread.

ETN: A college twirler is using her talents to spread joy at Tyler assisted-living facility

A featured baton twirler at Texas State University used her talents to spread a little joy to residents of an assisted-living center in Tyler Wednesday afternoon.

  Gov. Greg Abbott answers viewer questions about COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott spoke with KLTV anchor Blake Holland from his office in Austin on Wednesday.

Polk County judge issues stay-at-home order as a precaution due to COVID-19

Today, Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy issued an Executive Order (Order to Stay Home) out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of Polk County residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  Angelina County reports positive case of COVID-19

An Angelina County resident has tested positive for Coronavirus, according to the Angelina County & Cities Health District.

‘There’s really not a whole lot we can do’ mother of 6-year-old with cancer asks community to stay home

Six-year-old Liam Hill was already in the fight of his life. Now, with the global spread of the coronavirus — his health is potentially in even more danger.

  ETN: Unique challenges for families when college students come home

Kayla Lyons speaks with Anissa Centers and her daughter, Ania, who has returned home from college.

  Huntington ISD launches learning program for students at home

Principal Sandy Flowers said students are used to using Google Classroom on campus and will now do the same from home.

President Trump declares disaster for Texas with latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases approaching 1000

974 cases 12 deaths, latest Texas numbers according to DSHS Wednesday

Nacogdoches County reports first positive COVID-19 case

The Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office has learned of the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county.

2020-21 hunting and fishing season cancellation is rumor, TPWD says

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says don’t believe it if you read on social media that the 2020-21 hunting and fishing season has been canceled. Stay up-to-date on information by following the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website at https://tpwd.texas.gov/

  Angelina County Farmers Market adds hours for shoppers

The farmers market wants to help fill a need it sees in the community.

  ETN Interview: KLTV’s Jeremy Butler breaks down the $2 trillion stimulus package

he U.S. Senate has reached a deal on the proposed $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

Wednesday’s Weather: Sunny and warm today

Some patchy dense fog in southern counties this morning with temperatures dropping into the 50s.

Dozens of Texas cities to participate in “Moment of Honor” on National Medal of Honor Day

Several East Texans are among the less than 3,500 military members who have received this award.