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Recent articles by Monica:

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

Tyler woman creates bags from retired firefighter gear, army uniforms, other unique materials

It's A Bag owner, Donna Holmes, creates unique handmade bags to help reduce textiles and waste. → Read More

WALGREENS FLU INDEX: Some East Texas cities seeing elevated flu activity as kids head back to school

According to the latest Walgreens Flu Index, Texas ranks fourth in states with the highest flu activity. → Read More

Advice from East Texas college admissions experts on applying to college

College admissions experts suggest the earlier you send in an application the better. → Read More

National Voter Registration Day: Where to register in Smith County

The League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County is hosting several National Voter Registration Day events today. → Read More

Kilgore working to classify unsafe structures throughout city

The City of Kilgore is pushing to classify unsafe structures that can cause potential harm to residents. → Read More

Whitehouse Police Department welcomes new K-9 unit

The Whitehouse Police Department hasn't had a K-9 since 2016. → Read More

Whitehouse ISD implements new teaching method for 2019-2020 school year

Whitehouse ISD is using a new teaching method called formative assessment to help students. → Read More

CHRISTUS Health conducting walk-in interviews through September

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances is hiring registered nurses across their health system. → Read More

Van ISD rolls out STEAM Bus for first day of school

It's the first day of school for students at Van ISD. This year the district is providing students with a new bus to teach them about STEAM. → Read More

Students wear 'Brave Like Georgia' shirts in support of Whitehouse girl's first day

After a battle with cancer, Georgia Crim starts her first day of kindergarten at Higgins Elementary School. → Read More

Bus registration deadline for Tyler ISD students August 13

Tyler ISD students must be registered today by 5 p.m. in order to ride the school bus. → Read More

Matthew McConaughey's after-school program kicks off at Longview in the fall

Just Keep Living is an after-school program with the goal of helping students make healthier life choices. → Read More

East Texas Medical and Dental Outreach providing free services starting July 29

For more information, call (903) 533-5560. → Read More

50 YEARS LATER: East Texans remember Apollo 11 moon landing

Saturday, July 20, 2019, will mark the 50-year anniversary of when mankind first set foot on the moon. → Read More

2019 Tyler Cattle Baron's Gala set for June 29th

The theme is the triple crown, track for a cure. Tickets are still available. → Read More