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What we know about the 6,435 active cases of COVID-19 in East Texas

The latest on COVID-19 cases across East Texas.

Gov. Abbott, DPS implement Operation Lone Star to deal with southern border crisis

College Station police say missing 3 year old found in Oklahoma after mother’s debit card used

State announces funding for Texas schools to support in-person instruction

Texas power grid CEO fired after deadly February blackouts

DSHS: Texas teachers, child care workers now eligible for vaccine

  Texas Education Agency updates public health guidance

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Texas authorities rescue child, arrest 30 in undercover human trafficking probe

  Gov. Greg Abbott to fully reopen Texas, lift mask mandate

Pentagon review says U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson made sexual comments, violated alcohol policy while White House physician, CNN reports

$229M in emergency SNAP benefits provided to Texans through March

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming “pretty soon”

Gov. Abbott addresses state regarding power, water loss during storm

DPS arrest man after finding over 900 pounds of THC during traffic stop

The Texas Department of Public Safety seized 915 pounds of different THC products during a traffic stop in Oldham County

TX 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender in custody in TX

CAPTURED: Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender from Wharton County

David Spiller wins House District 68 runoff election

Election Day for House District 68 runoff

Texas Senator Drew Springer introduces ERCOT reform bill

State Senator Drew Springer introduced Bill 743 on Tuesday. If passed, the Bill would require ERCOT Board Members to have Texas residency.

Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm

Gov. Abbott cuts red tape, allows plumber ‘licensees’ to assist in repairs

  Tanker cars burst into flames after train hits 18-wheeler in Texas

IRS extends tax deadline for Texans

Lt. Gov. Patrick says investigation into power grid failure will begin this week

  Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills after weather crisis

Federal Disaster Assistance may be available for Texans who suffered losses due to winter storm

Federal disaster aid may be available for Texans who suffered losses in this winter storm. You can report your damage and find more informations at the links inside.

SNAP recipients eligible for replacement benefits due to winter storm

SNAP recipients whose food was lost or destroyed due to the winter storm are eligible for replacement benefits.

Texas was ‘seconds and minutes’ away from catastrophic months-long blackouts, officials say

Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months, officials with the entity that operates the grid said Thursday.

Gov. Abbott declares winterization of Texas’ power system an emergency item for legislative session

Governor Greg Abbott provided an update Thursday on the state’s response to winter weather and power outages.

Gov. Abbott declares ERCOT reform an emergency item

The Governor is calling on the legislature to investigate ERCOT and ensure Texans never again experience power outages on the scale they have seen over the past several days.

ERCOT: outages continue because of unpredictable grid conditions

ERCOT is unable to predict when the grid system will stabilize

Gov. Abbott deploys National Guard, sends more resources to local officials

The announcement came on Monday.

ERCOT: Power outages likely to last for extended amount of time

“If you are currently experiencing an outage, you will likely be out of power for an extended period of time while this state of emergency continues.”

WATCH: Gov. Abbott on Texas winter weather disaster response

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a disaster declaration in all 254 counties in response to severe winter weather that is impacting Texas. View the Governor’s disaster declaration here.

Houston Texans release JJ Watt

Houston Texans release JJ Watt

  DPS recognizes Lubbock Sgt. Jerrod Burtnett with Purple Heart

Burtnett had just finished checking on a bystander along the side of the road, when a fast moving tractor-trailer lost control and struck another vehicle.

State sending more COVID-19 vaccines to Texoma

The vaccine is still being distributed through phases 1A and 1B.

Police say missing 10-year-old has been found safe

A 10-year-old girl who was reported missing out of New Iberia late Sunday, Feb. 7 was found safe on the morning of Monday, Feb. 8, according to the New Iberia Police Department.

Gov. Abbott announces departure of communications director

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that his communications director, John Wittman, will be departing the Office of the Governor at the end of February.

Arson suspected in massive fire at Texas courthouse

Arson suspected in massive fire at Texas courthouse

Gov. Abbott sets date for House District 68 special runoff election

The date for the special runoff election in House District 68 has been set.

Rep. Ronny Jackson named Co-Chair of the Texas Agriculture Task Force

Congressman Ronny Jackson has been named Co-Chair of the Texas Agriculture Task Force.

Decision to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood put on hold again

Decision to end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood put on hold again

Court halts another Texas execution over disability claims

Court halts another Texas execution over disability claims

Texas teen accused in slaying of actor Eddie Hassell indicted by grand jury

Texas teen accused in slaying of actor Eddie Hassell indicted by grand jury

Man convicted of helping brother evade arrest in slayings of two teen daughters in Texas

Man convicted of helping brother evade arrest in slayings of two teen daughters in Texas

Not child’s play: Chucky doll featured in errant Amber Alert

The Texas Department of Public Safety is apologizing after accidentally sending out an Amber Alert about Chucky, the killer doll featured in the 1980s horror film “Child’s Play.”

Texas focuses on 75 years and older for COVID-19 vaccination

So far, 2.7 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Texas, that is about 700 thousand more than last week.

  WATCH: Gov. Abbott talks election integrity, broadband internet access, economic growth

News Channel 6 interviewed Gov. Abbott on Thursday.

Lawyer tied to Paxton probe says he found tracking device on truck

Lawyer tied to Paxton probe says he found tracking device on truck

State to provide $300m in emergency SNAP benefits due to COVID-19

The State of Texas will provide approximately $300 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of February as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  WATCH: Gov. Abbott gives State of the State address

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a State of the State address Monday night.

Grant applications open for students with cognitive disabilities impacted by COVID-19

At least 18,000 students with significant cognitive disabilities statewide will be in position to receive a one-time grant of up to $1,500 for the purchase of a broad range of educational resources and services.

Executive order protecting Texas energy industry from federal overreach issued by governor

Governor Greg Abbott today held a roundtable discussion in Odessa with energy workers, leaders, and advocates on how Texas can continue to support the energy industry and its workers and ensure a more prosperous future for the state of Texas.

Autopsy: Texas Man Died of Neck Injuries in Animal Attack

Autopsy: Texas Man Died of Neck Injuries in Animal Attack

Senator Cruz, colleagues reintroduce constitutional amendment imposing congressional term limits

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.), today reintroduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would impose term limits on Members of Congress. U.S. Senators would be limited to

Gov. Abbott says he’s looking to ‘cut red tape’ for Texas businesses

Gov. Greg Abbott held a listening session Tuesday in San Antonio with construction workers, small business leaders, and advocates to discuss how Texas can better support small businesses and workers in the wake of COVID-19.

High court orders continued look at Texas death row case

High court orders continued look at Texas death row case

17 arrests made in Lubbock prostitution operation

The Lubbock Police Department’s Special Operations Division with the assistance of LPD Patrol, Texas Tech Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations and Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted a two-day prostitution operation, Jan. 21-22, targeting hum

Rep. Ronny Jackson named to House Armed Services Committee

Congressman Ronny Jackson has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committee.

Couple finds body behind house under construction in Texas

Couple finds body behind house under construction in Texas

6 killed In head-on crash in South Texas

6 Killed In Head-On Crash In South Texas

Two Republicans headed to runoff for northwest Texas House seat

Republicans David Spiller and Craig Carter appear to be headed to a runoff in the special election to fill the seat of former state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, now a state senator.

Area pharmacies, hospitals receiving more COVID-19 vaccines during week 6 rollout

Pharmacies and hospitals in Texoma will be receiving more COVID-19 vaccine doses for week six of the state’s distribution plan.

Texas first state to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccines

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced that that State of Texas has administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Texas man pleads guilty to federal charges in ATM thefts

One of four Texas men accused in the thefts of more than $14,000 from ATM machines in Central Arkansas has pleaded guilty to federal charges before U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller.

Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Arlington where he provided an update on Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

Texas sees 1st case of new variant amid push for more shots

Texas reported its first known case of a person infected with the new variant of the coronavirus on Thursday.

Lubbock man who sold Midland/Odessa shooter AR-15, sentenced to 2 years in prison

The man who sold the AR-15 used to gun down 32 people in Midland and Odessa, Texas in 2019 has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Texas closes its Capitol building after Trump supporters storm U.S. Congress

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday closed the state Capitol and surrounding grounds after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. during the certification of the Electoral College.

  Missing man in Crowell found dead after two-day search

Many volunteers showed up on horseback to help with the search.

Area pharmacies, hospitals receiving more COVID-19 vaccines during week 4 rollout

Pharmacies and hospitals in Texoma will be receiving more COVID-19 vaccine doses for week four of the state’s distribution plan.

Congressman-elect Ronny Jackson plans to challenge Electoral College count

Congress will meet on Jan. 6 to formally count the Electoral College votes submitted by the states.

United Family begins distributing COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers

The United Family is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers in several pharmacies at United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos.

Governor announces special election for Drew Springer’s House seat

Gov. Greg Abbott has set Jan. 23 as a special election date for State Rep. Drew Springer, who recently won a Senate runoff election.

Gov. Abbott provides update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Texas

This week, about 95,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to 23 different sites throughout the state of Texas.

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

This is a daily digest of the COVID-19 situation as reported or made available to KLTV and KTRE.

Governor Abbott announces initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution for Month of December

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the State of Texas for the month of December.

Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced the guiding principles for Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state’s initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month.

Texas governor rules out another shutdown as virus surges

“It is important for everybody in the state to know that, statewide, we’re not going to have another shutdown."

FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, AP report says

The FBI is investigating Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Associated Press reported Tuesday evening, the first public confirmation that law enforcement is vetting allegations made by eight of Paxton’s former top aides that he illegally used the power of his office to benefit a political donor.

Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

Texas has the second-highest death count overall in the U.S., trailing only New York.

Gov. Abbott releases statement on Election recounts, disputes

Governor Greg Abbott has released a statement as President Trump’s campaign continues to fight the election results after Joe Biden claimed victory over the weekend.