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Four state troopers from Nacogdoches are suing the Texas Department of Public Safety, saying they are being retaliated against for reporting an illegal quota system for traffic stops and arrests implemented by a sergeant.

NACOGDOCHES — Stephen F. Austin State University is preparing for “deep” and “significant” budget cuts and an austerity budget position as the Texas Legislature wrestles with funding for higher education in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stephen F. Austin State University athletics will be stripped of hundreds of victories and pay thousands of dollars in fines after 82 ineligible athletes participated across a variety of sports between 2013 and 2019.

Stephen F. Austin State University is moving toward a phased reopening and preparing to bring students back to its campus this fall, though finalized plans won’t be released for another month.

Two more cases of COVID-19 reported Monday bring the Nacogdoches County total to 236, according to the County Emergency Management Office.

Parents and graduating seniors at Nacogdoches ISD are calling on the district to rescind its decision to hold a hybrid high school graduation and have a socially-distanced single ceremony instead.

NACOGDOCHES — When she heard of an upcoming vacancy on Angelina & Neches River Authority Board, Kimberly Childs, dean of SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics, was instantly intrigued.

The Texas National Guard will begin disinfecting nursing homes as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in long-term care facilities.

NACOGDOCHES — Around 30% of COVID-19 cases in Nacogdoches County are linked to long-term care facilities and health care workers, while another 15% are linked to meat processing plants, according to data released Tuesday by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

NACOGDOCHES — Two weeks ago, Irma Amie Brown was on a ventilator and the outlook seemed grim, but on Friday the coronavirus patient danced in her wheelchair as she was rolled out the front door of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

NACOGDOCHES —A 19-year-old Nacogdoches resident is facing a felony charge for hitting a 10-year-old boy with a jet ski.

NACOGDOCHES — The majority of a dozen new COVID-19 cases announced Wednesday night are connected with long-term care facilities, the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office reported.

NACOGDOCHES — The Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office reported two more cases of COVID-19 Wednesday morning, bringing total confirmed cases to 186.

NACOGDOCHES — Queen's Row is a quiet, short little street off Appleby Sand Road lined with the well tended yards of less than a dozen homes, but on Thursday morning, the sun-dappled lane found itself packed with vehicles and people.

NACOGDOCHES — State officials confirmed an additional 10 cases of COVID-19 in Nacogdoches County on Thursday, bringing the total to 155.

Officials at the Texas Department of State Health Services say they are continuing to monitor the rising number of COVID-19 cases associated with a Tyson processing plant in Shelby County.

Nine more local cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Saturday by the state, five of which are from two households, according to the Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office.

Two more COVID-19 cases announced Friday brought Nacogdoches County’s total to 113, an estimated 20 of whom have recovered and 7 died.

NACOGDOCHES — The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has filed charges against a teenager who shot and killed a man at a county residence Thursday evening.

NACOGDOCHES — Texas Health and Human Services officials think Nacogdoches’ role as a regional shopping hub and workers commuting in and out of the county might have contributed to the high rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases here, emergency management officials said Friday.

Two county residents diagnosed Friday morning with COVID-19 bring the county’s total number of cases to 113, according to the Emergency Management Office.

A $483 billion coronavirus aid package flew through the Senate on Tuesday and is expected to pass Thursday in the House, but not without a fight along rural and urban lines.

NACOGDOCHES — In a makeshift drive-thru in the HOPE parking lot, a dozen members of the Texas Army National Guard distributed 700 emergency food boxes Monday morning, courtesy of the East Texas Food Bank.

Texas State Parks began reopening for day-use only Monday as part of a multi-stage effort to to restart the Texas economy.

NACOGDOCHES — The Texas Health and Human Services Department confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases in Nacogdoches County on Tuesday, bringing the total to 58.

NACOGDOCHES —It began a few weeks ago with an offer by SFA’s theatre faculty to sew surgical mask coverings for health care workers battling COVID-19 on the front lines.

NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital will furlough some employees and institute pay cuts starting Monday because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

NACOGDOCHES — Having to rely solely on distance learning, Stephen F. Austin State University is taking a major financial hit and expecting decreased enrollment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

NACOGDOCHES — Texas Health and Human Services reported six new local COVID-19 cases on Thursday, one of which makes Nacogdoches County’s third coronavirus-related death.

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