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Past articles by Monica:

Chadwick Boseman’s death raising awareness of colon cancer risk in younger patients

A doctor at CHRISTUS Mother Frances explains what colon cancer is and when the best time is to go in for a screening. → Read More

Tyler veterinarian warns of alarming increase in canine parvovirus cases

As the nation battles the coronavirus, Dr. Shirey warns of another virus on the rise in dogs. → Read More

Caldwell Zoo names baby giraffe after Tyler girl with rare genetic condition

"I think the bottom line is, they're both fighters and they're both going to change the world for better." → Read More

FALL VEGETABLE GARDEN PREP: Smith County master gardener says start now

If you haven't already, now is the perfect time to start prepping your garden for those fall vegetables. → Read More

Wiley College delivers care packages to students for online fall classes

Each Wiley College care package has a laptop and WiFi jetpack so students can access assignments online. → Read More

Longview gets new interactive sign in downtown area

The new Longview interactive sign was revealed over the weekend. Its goal is to bring visitors downtown. It allows people to stand in place of where the I would be. → Read More

COVID-19 creates challenge for 2020 census, East Texas counties below state average response rate

We're three months into when households could begin filling out the 2020 census. Area leaders say low response rates in certain counties is likely due to COVID-19. → Read More

Dermatologist seeing uptick in patients with 'maskne' as summer months continue

Wearing a mask could be causing something called "maskne." A Tyler dermatologist explains how to treat and avoid it. → Read More

YOU SHOULD KNOW: As COVID-19 testing increases, where can you get a test in East Texas?

CBS19 has compiled a list of testing sites across the area. → Read More

Athens ISD launches free virtual academy

According to Athens ISD, the virtual academy would start in the fall of 2020 and they are currently accepting applications. → Read More

2020 TABA Parade of Homes kicks off June 20 with added CDC guidelines

The 67th annual Tyler Area Builders Association Parade of Homes will showcase builders in Smith County. → Read More

East Texas bridal shop explains finding the right dress during COVID-19

A Tyler bridal shop owner explains how saying 'Yes to the dress,' can still happen through Zoom. → Read More

When will it be safe for weddings to resume? COVID-19 keeps wedding industry, couples waiting

The wedding industry, on average, brings in $74 billion a year, according to IBIS World. → Read More

Henderson woman turns 108-years-old

Happy birthday Thelma Little! Thelma turned 108 years-old on April 22. Even in old age, not much has slowed her down. → Read More

Mortgage rates stay at record lows during pandemic

An East Texas mortgage specialist says, if you're thinking of buying a new home don't wait. → Read More

COVID-19 mask shortage: Longview nurse and seamstress shows how to sew masks together

During a nationwide mask shortage, the CDC suggests using homemade masks in areas where masks are limited. Longview Hospitality Health ER, shows how it's done. → Read More

Non-traditional Valentine's Date Idea: Tyler Unleashed Rage Room hosting 'I Hate Valentine's Day' event

Make sure you book your appointment as spots are filling up fast! → Read More

SPREADING LOVE: Longview's Cupid Project hosting community card making event

Longview's Cupid Project will host a community card making event on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. → Read More

Whitehouse receives national attention through Mahomes' Super Bowl success

Patrick Mahomes' road to the Super Bowl has put Whitehouse on the map. → Read More

CHIEFS DAY: Whitehouse ISD wears red, gold in support of Patrick Mahomes' first Super Bowl

Students and teachers at Whitehouse ISD wore red and gold on Friday, in support of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. → Read More