Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 29

SWEPCO lists summer energy saving tips

“Hot summer weather is here with temperatures near 100 degrees or above and high humidity make you eager to stay cool but save energy at the same time,” says Scott McCloud, SWEPCO spokesman. SWEPCO customers can save money on their summer bills by following these energy tips to reduce electric usage in the home,” adds …

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Jun 29

Why you need renters insurance

By Jason Alderman One common misconception among many people who rent their homes is that they are covered under their landlord’s insurance in case of an accident, burglary, or other disaster. Let me dispel that myth: Landlords typically only insure the building and any fixtures they own, so renters are responsible for lost or damaged …

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Jun 29

Independence Day fireworks on tap

Longview’s own celebration of American freedom is slated for Monday, July 4, 2011.  As dusk gathers on Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center at 100 Grand Blvd the traditional display of fireworks will light up the summer night.  There will be no charge to watch the extravaganza from the parking lot and surrounding area.  Access …

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Jun 29

TxDOT: Drink, drive go to jail

The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related …

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Jun 29

Teacher of the year named

LeTourneau University graduate Matthew C. Bradley has been recognized as a 2011 Texas Student Teacher of the Year in Texas.  Bradley graduated in May. He did his student teaching in the spring of 2011 semester at Pine Tree ISD teaching fifth grade language arts and 7th grade Texas history. Bradley has been hired to teach …

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Jun 29

Civic finances holding steady

Fitch Ratings has given the City of Longview a AA score in financial stability.  This score credits the city with a “diverse economic base” as well as “well-maintained financial operations characterized by healthy reserve balances and strong liquidity.”  City Manager David Willard explained the significance of this evaluation. “This rating reaffirms the financial health of …

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Jun 29

South Ward ES: Summer learning ongoing

By Joycelyne Fadojutimi and Jasmine Brown Some South Ward Elementary School students are getting a head start on next year by attending summer school.  Also, some 5th graders who have yet to pass the TAKS test are working on it during the summer break in anticipation of a successful testing next semester.  They do not …

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Jun 29

Fourth of July safety reminders

The City of Longview is urging residents to be safe during the upcoming 4th of July weekend. The Longview Fire and Police Departments want to remind citizens it is against City ordinance to use or have fireworks, including firecrackers, bottle rockets, skyrockets or sparklers. Anyone caught with fireworks inside the City limits will be issued …

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