In keeping with its long-standing policy on public health and safety coverage, The Daily Sentinel is providing all content about the coronavirus crisis free to online readers.

The coronavirus pandemic has amplified a disconnect in internet equality around the country, no more so than here in Deep East Texas.

Editor’s note: Longtime U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, a conservative stalwart and Vietnam War POW, died this week. He was 89. His fellow Congressmen from Texas, Louie Gohmert, wrote this tribute.

Despite current events, the Nacogdoches County Commissioners must begin preparing for a new fiscal year as the annual budgeting season approaches.

While Gracen Partin’s classmates might be planning to enjoy a brief break from school work and assignments, he plans to get his foot even further in the door on his career.


Four new cases of COVID-19 announced Wednesday bring total cases to 258, according to the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office.

Nacogdoches County residents should expect a sharp spike in confirmed coronavirus cases followed by a slow decline when results of widespread testing of meatpacking workers and those connected with long-term care facilities are released.

Gov. Greg Abbott will update the state on the coronavirus outbreak’s spread at meatpacking facilities during a press conference this afternoon in Amarillo, a day after announcing relaxing more restrictions on business openings.

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