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Jul 04 2014

Remembering the price of freedom on independence day

As we do every year, Texans across the state will gather this Fourth of July at barbecues, parades and picnics to enjoy time with family and friends, watch fireworks, and celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our nation. Independence Day is an annual reminder that we are fortunate to enjoy the greatest freedoms in …

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Jul 03 2014

Firing up July the Fourth

The Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Festival will be held at Maude Cobb Activity Convention and Activity Complex on Friday, July 4. A full range of activities throughout the day include: Amusement rides, food and beverages, and a variety of other entertainment, plus vendors in the Exhibit Building, an outdoor stage featuring music acts, a hot …

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Jul 24 2013

Dogging it for the 4th

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Dale Lessenberry Longview Cable market place coordinator bragged on Michael Santellano, a coworker and contestant at the City of Longview July the 4th Media Hot Dog Eating contest. “He is pre-qualified,” Lessenberry said. “He ate 10 hot dogs in 24 minutes and 14 seconds.” However, Richard Yeakley of Longview News Journal demolished Santellano’s qualifications when …

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May 29 2013

Hot dog, it’s the Fourth of July: Fireworks show adds concert, festival, hot dog eating contest

Longview’s annual 4th of July Fireworks and Freedom Celebration is expanding this year to include a concert and festival with activities for the whole family throughout the day. The event is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. Activities throughout the day include amusement rides, a hot dog …

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Jun 28 2012

Fireworks Festival slated July 4

The Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Festival will be held in Longview on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The fireworks display will begin at dark on the grounds of the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex. Spectators may view the show for free from the Maude Cobb parking lot and from throughout the surrounding area. Access to …

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Jun 29 2011

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 2011

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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Jun 15 2011

Sale, use of aerial fireworks prohibited

The Smith County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to restrict the sale and use of certain aerial fireworks outside of city limits for the Fourth of July Fireworks season and as needed during existence of drought conditions. The ban applies to the sale and use of fireworks that are “rockets with sticks” or “missiles with fins.” …

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