Tag Archive: train

Aug 30 2015

Terror and Surprise on the Paris Express


By Austin Bay Terrorists rely on concealment in order to launch surprise attacks. Last week’s attempted attack on a high-speed train traveling from Holland to Paris via Belgium involved successful concealment, up to a point. At that point, the passengers surprised the terrorist. Islamist terrorist Ayoub El Khazzani managed to evade security agency surveillance in …

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Aug 30 2015

Heroism, American-Style


By Froma Harrop Every country has its heroes, but something in America’s cultural sauce makes for a unique and unusually effective variety. The ingredient would be improvisation — the ability to perform without preparation, using whatever is at hand to complete the task. As most of the world knows, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony …

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Jun 19 2013

Ambassadors take part in hospitality training

The 2013 Texas Friendly Hospitality Instructor Training at Texas A&M University in College Station saw literally hundreds of hospitality professionals attend. Longview Tourism Services Manager Margie Harris and Longview Mainstreet Manager Kayla Cantey, both Longview Chamber of Commerce members, were in attendance. The Chamber’s commitment to providing development programs and building community leadership was well …

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Jun 18 2013

Fire Academy debuts new training equipment

The Kilgore College Fire Academy will demonstrate new training equipment and a liquid petroleum gas tank next month. The tank was generously donated and installed by Kilgore’s Martin Gas. A live fire training demonstration using the new equipment is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the KC Fire Academy Training Grounds, located at …

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May 03 2013

Longview recognizes history as train town

In coordination with Union Pacific Railroad, a presentation will be held to recognize Longview as a “Train Town USA” city. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, at the Longview Train Depot, 903 Pacific Avenue. The celebration is part of Union Pacific’s 150th Anniversary. Longview’s history is directly tied to the …

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Apr 18 2013

Business Expo to trumpet opportunity, learning

Longview will host just one all-inclusive business expo this year. The grand business event is slated to take place at the Maude Cobb Convention Center on April 30 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. More than 80 companies are expected to showcase their goods and services. The Chamber of Commerce is inviting business professionals to avail …

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May 04 2011

National Train Day approaching

On 7 May Longview will be among cities nationwide celebrating 142 years of transcontinental rail service.  It is also AMTRAK’s 40th anniversary. Local Train Day activities will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday the seventh at the AMTRAK Passenger Rail Station at 905 Pacific Avenue. These festivities will be in conjunction with the comings …

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