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What we know about the 22,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

Daily updates on COVID-19 cases across East Texas public schools

COVID-19: Lubbock reports 159 new cases, 86 recoveries, one new death on Wednesday

Texas Tech University: 74 new cases of COVID-19 on campus, 39 recoveries

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott opens restaurants, retailers to 75%, visitation allowed in nursing homes

Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census

  Watch: Charges filed in ‘disturbing’ human trafficking case in Texas

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  Candidates running for Texas Senate in special election

  Tracking the numbers: COVID-19 cases in Texoma

Texas sues over plans to send mail ballot applications

State provides $188 million in additional SNAP food benefits

Missing Odessa girl found at Border Patrol checkpoint

  WATCH: Families of victims in Odessa mass shooting file suit against Lubbock gun dealer

FBI: Texas father sought in daughters’ 2008 deaths arrested

“Even after 12 years of frustration and dead-ends, the pursuit for their killer never ceased."

Texas reports 2,754 new coronavirus cases, 25 new deaths

Numbers are typically lower on Mondays, due to a lag in reporting over the weekends.

  Hotter’N Hell Hundred gearing up for virtual ride

Hotter’N Hell Hundred is coming up soon.

Lubbock man wanted by Lubbock Police and U.S. Marshals

The LPD and the U.S. Marshals Service are asking for the public’s help locating a wanted fugitive.

How to vote by mail in Texas

Abducted Texas sisters found safe in Waco

Texas will apply for federal program to get extra $300 per week for unemployed Texans

  9 COVID-19 related deaths confirmed in Knox County

WATCH: TTU introduces new Lady Raiders Basketball Coach Krista Gerlich

20 arrested in sex-offender compliance operation, more arrests expected

Firefighters battling large blaze at Dallas-area factory

A large fire believed to be ignited by a falling power line burned Wednesday at a Dallas-area factory that makes trash bags and other plastics, authorities said.

Gov. Abbott proposing tax restrictions on cities that cut police funding

“When crime is on the rise, the last thing we should do is to defund law enforcement. And yet, that is exactly what the city of Austin did."

Texas becomes 4th state to surpass 10,000 virus deaths

Texas surpassed 10,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday as the lingering toll of a massive summer outbreak continues.

  New hunting, fishing regulations for 2020-21

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is updating the hunting and fishing regulations for 2020-2021.

Cowboys newcomer Gerald McCoy out for season with leg injury

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg in the first padded practice of training camp Monday.

Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses Go on Sale August 15

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding hunters and anglers that current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the Year-from-Purchase All-Water Package) will expire at the end of August. New licenses for the 2020-21 season go on sale Aug. 15.

Texas passes 500K cases; governor warns against gatherings

Texas has reported more than 1,400 new deaths over the past week, including 220 on Tuesday.

  Gov. Abbott talks COVID-19 tests, reopening schools, bars

News Channel 6 interviewed Gov. Abbott on Monday.

3 state employees killed in West Texas helicopter crash

Three Texas Parks and Wildlife employees died after their helicopter crashed in a West Texas wildlife preserve.

Governor urges flu shots as Texas reports 300 new deaths

Abbott met with doctors and health experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he urged people to seek out flu vaccines that he said would be available early as September.

Texas GOP lawmakers sue governor over virus tracing contract

Five Texas GOP lawmakers sued Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday over a $295 million contact tracing deal.

Texas sales tax holiday weekend starts Friday

"The sales tax holiday is a perfect opportunity to save money on school supplies and other tax-free items at a time when many Texans are carefully monitoring their family finances."

Governor Abbott provides update on PPE distribution to Texas schools

“Health and safety remain our top priority as we approach the upcoming school year,” said Governor Abbott.

  Gov. Abbott announces SNAP benefit extension

The HHSC will provide approximately $185 million in emergency food benefits for SNAP as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wichita Falls, Lawton ranked among best southern cities to live in post-pandemic

The ranking comes from a list created by Business Insider.

Federal judge: Oklahoma tribal gaming accords renewed Jan. 1

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them.

Gov. Abbott waives grade promotion requirements for this year’s STAAR testing

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the grade promotion requirement related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 has been waived for the upcoming school year.

  Governor Abbott extends early voting for November 3 election

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a Proclamation which extends the early voting period for the November 3 election.

Mask mandate appears to be helping in Texas, but experts ask Gov. Greg Abbott not to rule out a shutdown

A plateauing of new virus cases would hardly represent a victory over the pandemic, but it would help keep hospitals from being overrun with sick patients.

Tesla picks Texas site for second US vehicle assembly plant

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers.

Police: Texas boy, 4, found unresponsive in car dies

Police in Wichita Falls say a 4-year-old boy died after being found unresponsive in a vehicle.

Virus deaths hit new high in Texas as governor urges masks

Signs in the Texas Panhandle urged voters to wear masks.

Texas reports record number of virus cases, hospitalizations

A record number of people with the coronavirus were in Texas hospitals on Tuesday as the state also set a record for the number of new cases reported.

More than 10,000 virus patients remain in Texas hospitals

Texas continued to report more than 10,000 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus Monday.

The Latest: Texas governor warns ‘things will get worse’

The deadliest week of the pandemic yet in Texas continued Friday with 95 new deaths.

Gov. Abbott extends statewide Disaster Declaration

The proclamation comes in response to the rise of COVID-19 cases across the state.

El Paso murder suspect arrested in Lawton

U.S. Marshals and Lawton police arrested a murder suspect from El Paso on Thursday.

Texas resumes executions after 5-month delay due to pandemic

A Texas inmate received lethal injection Wednesday evening for fatally shooting an 82-year-old man nearly three decades ago, ending a five-month delay of executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Gov. Abbott talks rising COVID-19 cases in Texas, TEA guidelines, face masks

“If people will follow the face mask rule, we will not have to shut down."

Texas passes 10,000 confirmed new virus cases in single day

Texas surpassed 10,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Tuesday for the first time.

TEA issues new guidelines for on-campus instruction

The Texas Education Agency has issued their guidelines for students to safely return to on-campus instruction for the 2020-21 school year.

State Fair of Texas canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The State Fair of Texas has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

  Gov. Abbott issues face coverings executive order

The announcement came on Thursday.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC secure $2.67B in funding for Texas hospitals

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) today announced that $2.67 billion in federal funding has been approved to support Texas hospitals that provide care for people receiving Medicaid.

Gov. Abbott announces extension of SNAP benefits due to COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of July as the state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Austin City Limits music festival canceled as virus surges

Austin City Limits has joined the ranks of major music festivals to be canceled because of the coronavirus.

Family: Human remains found in Texas are missing soldier

Investigators in Central Texas have found partial human remains in the search for a soldier who has been missing since April, according to the U.S. Army.

Group of Texas bar owners sues to reopen amid pandemic

A group of Texas bar owners filed lawsuits Monday seeking to overturn Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s order that closed their businesses to help contain the spread of the coronavirus in Texas.

Texas, Florida target bars amid surge in confirmed virus cases

Texas shut down bars again on Friday and scaled back restaurant dining as coronavirus cases surge. Florida banned on-premises alcohol consumption at bars.

Governor Abbott announces temporary pause of additional reopening phases

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas will pause any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Police: Texas officer fatally shoots woman who stabbed him

A North Texas police officer shot and killed a woman Thursday morning after she stabbed him and another driver after a car crash.

Gov. Greg Abbott bans elective surgeries in four of Texas’ biggest counties to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients

For a second time since the start of the pandemic, Abbott bans elective surgeries to preserve bed space for coronavirus patients. But this time the hold on the nonessential procedures is only in effect for Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis counties.

  Gov. Abbott talks COVID-19 spikes in Texas, TEA school guidelines, reopening the state

News Channel 6 interviewed Gov. Greb Abbott Wednesday during our Noon newscast.

Central Texas police shoot, kill quadruple stabbing suspect

Police fatally shot a man suspected of stabbing four people in a Central Texas city early Monday, authorities said.

Governor urges masks but no new steps as cases rise in Texas

Abbott did not announce any new measures to reverse what he called “unacceptable” trends on the heels of Texas hitting a 10th consecutive day of record COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Multiple Texas cities and counties adopting mask orders

Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused to order a face covering mandate for individuals, said this week that local governments can instead order businesses to require them.

MLB’s Texas Rangers face pressure to change name amid scrutiny over symbols, historical figures

A Chicago Tribune columnist argued Thursday, Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers should change their team name because of its ties to brutality and racism.

Texas students will return to school campuses this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott tells lawmakers

Abbott notified lawmakers of the plan during a conference call Thursday.

Texas set to resume executions after delay due to pandemic

A Texas inmate condemned for fatally stabbing an 85-year-old woman more than two decades ago was scheduled to die by injection Tuesday.

  Gov. Abbott talks COVID-19, education, equality and policing practices

News Channel 6 interviewed Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday.

  Amarillo COVID-19 report for June 9 shows 6 new cases, bringing total to 3,506

The City of Amarillo released the daily report of cases in Potter and Randall counties.

  Ronny Jackson and Josh Winegarner face off in WF debate

It was between republican candidates Josh Winegarner and Ronny Jackson.

Gov. Abbott announces third phase of plan to reopen Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity, with very limited exceptions.

  13th Congressional District Republican candidates to debate Thursday

You can hear from two candidates in an election debate on Thursday.

Texans could receive up to a year of unemployment benefits under second extension of aid

The state triggered an extended benefits period, adding an additional 13 weeks of unemployment staring in July. It is the second benefits extension this year.

  Man with assault rifle at Lubbock protest charged, 'planned to off racists and MAGA people’

A man who brandished an assault rifle at a protest in Lubbock on Saturday has been charged with making interstate threats, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Dallas begins making arrests as Texas cities enforce curfews

Dallas police enforced a nighttime curfew by making dozens of arrests Sunday night, in a crackdown after several days of demonstrations that saw multiple eruptions of violence.

  WATCH: Gov. Abbott talks COVID-19 case surges, asymptomatic testing, reopening schools in the fall

Texas Governor Greg Abbott joined News Channel 6 at Noon on Thursday to talk about COVID-19 efforts in Texas.