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  Some SFA students remain on campus in mostly empty dorms

All students at SFA were told not to come back after spring break due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet, some students in need of emergency housing are allowed to stay in dorms. Their college life is like no other.

Mayor, City of Lufkin call for wearing of masks in public

  ETN: East Texas shopping behavior reflects new social distancing rules

  EAST TEXAS NOW: Mask mandate, social distancing among viewer questions Dr. Ed answers

WATCH: Texas professor discusses COVID-19 and cleaning

  Central Heights ISD letter states food service worker positive for COVID-19

  City of Nacogdoches adapts to COVID-19’s impact on tourism: ‘It’s just bringing it to a standstill’

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Truck hauling trash overturned in Polk County

  Agriculture manufacturer donates hundreds of medical-grade masks to COVID-19 response

  3D shields created to help PPE shortage in Angelina County

  City of Lufkin issues stay-home, stay safe order and curfew

  Angelina County deputies searching for suspect who fled after chase

Lufkin ISD donates goggle sanitizers to a local hospital

  Friend-to-friend contact likely cause of one Angelina County COVID-19 case

Based on the latest information from the Angelina County and Cities Health District, the COVID-19 virus has reached the “community spread” level.

East Texas Food Bank staff member tested positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday April 1, the East Texas Food Bank became aware that a staff member working in our administrative office, which is separate from our warehouse and volunteer center, tested positive for COVID-19.

  ETN: American Airlines flight attendant talks about changes at DFW airport

Interview with Theressa Holt, an American Airlines flight attendant inside of DFW airport looking at differences since the COVID-19 pandemic began to worsen.

  WATCH: Anissa Centers and her son talk about COVID-19 effects on student-athletes

Anissa Centers was joined by her son, Drake, who plays football for Texas Southern. They talked about the effects of COVID-19 on student-athletes.

Total of COVID-19-related deaths in Texas now at 70

SFA Army ROTC to host annual Kile G. West Memorial Run virtually

  Eversong Music learning sessions for kids available online

  Lufkin officials adopt ‘stay-at-home’ order at request of medical community, establish curfew

  Brookshire Brothers keeping supplies distributed to stores

  ‘Communication is key’ between renters, landlords during COVID-19 layoffs

ETN: Tips to file for unemployment

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, about 500,000 Texans have been laid off or fired in the past 18 days, and the influx of people seeking unemployment benefits has overwhelmed the Texas Workforce Commission.

  Playgrounds, pavilions, and basketball courts closed in Lufkin parks to fight COVID-19

The Lufkin Parks and Recreation Department has closed down all playgrounds, pavilions, and basketball courts in city parks as part of an effort to fight COVID-19.

  Brookshire Brothers explains process of keeping store shelves stocked during pandemic

Grocery stores and supermarkets are working around the clock to make sure store shelves are stocked when customers arrive.

  Healthcare facility in Nacogdoches offers new telemedicine service

"I think this is a method of delivering service that, if given the opportunity, all patients should try.”

Nacogdoches firefighters, EMS split duties to limit COVID-19 exposure among first responders

The fire chief said the contingency plan was agreed to as cases began popping up in Deep East Texas.

Pizza delivery driver held at gunpoint for pizza, wings, ten bucks

Officers searched the area, but as of the time of this post, they had not located the suspect.

  Health care professionals advise adding moisturizing lotion to help prevent dry skin

Health care professionals advise addition of moisturizing lotion helps prevent dry skin

  Totally Under Pressure sanitizes all shopping carts at East Texas Brookshire Brothers

Totally Under Pressure is responding to COVID-19 the best way they know how.

Teen’s arm impaled by fence during wreck, freed by friend who was driving

A Lufkin teen was seriously injured in a rollover accident early Tuesday morning on Raguet Street, police say.

Lufkin man injured in shooting on Williams Street

A Lufkin man was injured after a shooting on Williams Street Monday.

Governor Greg Abbott extends order; schools closed until at least May 4

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has extended his disaster declaration to limit human contact to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

ETN: Resources for homeschool challenges facing East Texans

Anissa Centers talks about setting up successful systems for home learning.

  International manufacturing facility looks toward 2021 opening in Lufkin

The company has manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and operations in the Czech Republic and China.

  Nursing students play vital role in COVID-19 assessment in Nacogdoches

senior nursing students were placed at a COVID-19 call center to help with the screening process.

  Substance abuse program in Lufkin provides guidance online during COVID-19 crisis

Addiction and dependency don’t stop during a global pandemic.

  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

Tenaha officials have issued a curfew and a stay-at-home order.

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

A stay-at-home order has been issued by San Augustine County Judge Jeff Boyd in response to the spread of COVID-19.

  Angelina County modifies disaster declaration

Angelina County modifies disaster declaration

Angelina College commencement cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Angelina College has cancelled it's May 9 commencement as a precaution due to COVID-19.

Trinity County issues stay-at-home order

Trinity County Judge Doug Page has issued a stay-at-home order for the county.

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

Beginning at 11:59 Monday, March 30, 2020, Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison is ordering all individuals living within Shelby County to stay home and travel only to perform essential activities, essential government functions, or to operate essential businesses as outlined here. Please read the o

3 arrested, 1 hospitalized in stabbing incident in Tenaha Saturday

According to Teneha Police Department, they responded to a stabbing report on Saturday evening.

  United Way approves emergency funds for Angelina County nonprofits, agencies

Organizations will soon receive a little more relief operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

New cases of COVID-19 have increased state and local orders encouraging residents to stay home. One family found a way to make sure people are still getting their exercise.

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

Out of an abundance of caution during the ongoing reaction to the COVID-19 crisis, and with the goal of protecting the wellbeing and safety of Nacogdoches ISD staff and the greater Nacogdoches community, Monday, March 30, will be the last day for mobile meal delivery by NISD.

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

The workouts are created for families to do together to get kids and their parents up and moving.

Abbott announces new travel restrictions to combat COVID-19

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced orders restricting travel to Texas from some COVID-19 “hot spots."

Nacogdoches County judge issues stay-at-home order

Nacogdoches County Judge Greg Sowell and Nacogdoches Mayor Shelley Brophy have amended orders which put both jurisdictions under stay-at-home orders.

Angelina County modifies disaster declaration regarding COVID-19 precautions

The announcement comes two days after the City of Lufkin modified its emergency order.

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.

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

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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

Shelby County resident tests positive for COVID-19

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

  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.