Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 16 2012

Lobo Stadium to close for graduation prep

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Lobo Stadium will be closed to the public beginning May 22 so that preparations can be made for Longview High School commencement exercises at the facility, according to Athletic Director John King. Graduation is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 25. The stadium will be reopened to the public on May 26 at …

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May 15 2012

Public invited

By Jimmy Isaac A $3.8 million windfall from the Texas Department of Transportation is up for discussion at a Wednesday evening meeting of the Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization. The agency’s board of directors meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jo Ann Metcalf Municipal Building, at 300 W. Cotton Street, to discuss several proposed projects. …

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May 15 2012

Local resident honored as 50-year banker

 The Texas bankers Association’s philanthropic arm, the Texas Bankers Foundation, recognized Longview resident Howard R. Hackney at a May 11 luncheon at the 128th Annual TBA Convention in Ft. Worth. This award is presented only to bankers with at least 50 years service in the banking industry.     Hackney commenced his dedicated career by working his way …

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May 15 2012

Water utilities customers warned to beware of scam

The City of Longview is issuing warnings to water utilities customers of a fraudulent scheme that has already targeted some locals. Scam artists tell their victims the president and federal government will provide them with credit or literally pay their water bills. The hucksters then give their unwitting customers a phony bank routing number so they can …

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May 15 2012

Tatum ISD approves bond

By Jimmy Isaac Tatum Independent School District voters on Saturday approved a $29.9 million bond package. The final tally was 299 votes, or 79.9 percent, in favor of the proposal, and 75 votes against the bond. It was the school’s sixth successful bond election in a dozen years. The 2012 bond will increase the TISD …

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May 15 2012

Incumbents victories

Incumbents victories By Jimmy Isaac Incumbent Mayor Jay Dean coasted, as expected, to his third term, while District 1 (West Longview) Councilman John Sims survived two challengers and also won a third term. Sims claimed 57.5 percent, or 188 votes, to claim victory. Construction contractor David Sparks garnered 89 votes, or 27.2  percent, while Samantha …

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May 15 2012

Paperwork after tax filing season

Now that the tax filing season has come and gone, you may be wondering how long to keep records and what records to keep.  Keeping necessary records after you file your taxes is a good idea, as they will help you with documentation and substantiation if the IRS selects your return for an audit. “Normally, …

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May 15 2012

Summer Reading Club announces dates

Summer Reading Club (SRC) is almost here and this year will be better than ever.   The Library is kicking it off in style with a party on the Library Plaza, June 6th, from 10:00am – 12:00noon. Register for Summer Reading Club, play in fun foam and enjoy free popcorn, face painting and other activities.   Then, …

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