Category Archive: Community News

Sep 11 2014

Lobo-ly Green Out

Friday was Green Country Day at Lobo Stadium. Longview Independent School District (LISD) Foundation Executive Director Kay Ray was plumb tickled. The Lobo Green Out was a success. In fact, the Foundation ran out of most sizes even before the Longview Lobos/John Tyler Lions game kicked off. By Thursday afternoon, only a few of the largest sizes …

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Sep 06 2014

Do you want some hogwash with that burger?

Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash. Both meanings apply to Burger King’s current effort to take over Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee-and-doughnut …

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Sep 05 2014

Buckle Up for Life

Toyota is the world’s top automaker. One of their slogans is “Let’s Go Places.” The automaker takes the consumer places with a full line of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota also takes communities to a safe place, a place where community partnerships are helping to save the lives of many children. Why? “We want …

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Sep 04 2014

Back to Earth: Home Depot Goes to School

It is back to school and back to Earth at Southward Elementary school. The 5th grade Green Team Pirates and their teachers are excited to start the new school year incorporating gardening, recycling, and beautification into their curriculum. As a matter of fact, this past year, the school had a vegetable garden. The principal Dr. …

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Sep 01 2014

$3 Million to roads

The Smith County Commissioners Court voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2015 County Budget on Tuesday. The budget includes a slight tax rate increase from .323564 to .33, which is projected to generate $915,884 in additional revenue that will be dedicated solely to road projects. For the average-priced home of $144,817, the annual increase in …

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Aug 30 2014

Justice Thomas to speak

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas will be the featured speaker at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16. Sponsored by Drs. Lawrence L. Anderson and Svetislava; J. Vukelja, Rod and Merle Mabry/UT Tyler, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Z. …

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Aug 29 2014

Longview native hand picked

A Longview, Texas native and 1999 Pine Tree High School graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a hand-picked crew charged with bringing the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier into service. Petty Officer 1st Class Rajard Roberts, who enlisted 15 years ago, is an aviation ordinanceman aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN …

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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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