Category Archive: Community News

Aug 28 2014

Clean-up goes south

Beautification says much about a community. Therefore, when major thorough fares are frequently full of litter, it not only becomes an eyesore, but stifles progress in every sense. For this reason, Longview Metro Chamber of Commerce, LMCC has adopted High Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Historic evidence shows that remarkable community development is achieved …

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Aug 26 2014

LANDMARKS OF LONGVIEW: Gregg County Historical Museum slates an architectural home tour

The Gregg County Historical Museum is proud to present the 15th Annual Landmarks of Longview Architectural Tour. In honor of the spirit of generosity from longtime Gregg County and Longview contributor, this year’s Heritage Award will be presented to Linda Ryan Thomas. This year, our tour will also recognize, in memoriam, the inspirational founder of …

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Aug 25 2014

TB&T raises $200K

Texas Bank and Trust invited the community out to give Buckner their best shot at the 15th Annual Texas Bank and Trust Sporting Clays Challenge. A total of $204,000 was raised to help support Buckner programs in Longview. “Thank you to everyone who came out and made this year’s sporting clays challenge our most successful …

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Aug 23 2014

City of Longview praised

The weather was dreary, wet and rainy, but the mood was as bright as a cloudless sky as the Great Texas Balloon Race went off with its typical fun and enthusiasm. The sunny dispositions of the locals was especially appealing to the participants. Dr. Janice Sines is a pilot with a group called Balloon Stormers, crewed …

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Aug 22 2014

League Steps Up

For the 21st straight year, the Junior League of Longview (JLL), has provided what all too many local families cannot afford–school supplies. The JLL works to give every local young mind the tools for a successful education. JLL member Kelsey Runge chaired this year’s event, but took no personal credit, instead giving it all to supporters. “First Baptist …

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Aug 17 2014

What is the lesson of Gideon and his 300-man army?

“Gideon used fire because the electricity ran out. God said blow the horns and crash real big, and he would give them electricity,” says Weston, 4. I’m sure Gideon and his band of 300 would be surprised to know they solved Israel’s energy crisis in the late 11th century B.C. The problem in Gideon’s day, …

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Aug 14 2014

Win this sports car

Calling on all sports car lovers to buy raffle tickets and probably drive home a 1974 red “Stingray” Corvette The Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County received a machine many people will like to drive. It is a 1974 “Stingray” t-top with a beautiful red paint job. Even more, it has the original 350-v8-195hp …

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Aug 09 2014

Sales tax weekend nears

 Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 -10. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend. Lists of apparel …

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