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At Longview forum, black residents reveal treatment they face every day
Black East Texans encounter undercurrents of racism daily that the rest of the population rarely perceives, a panel of longtime residents told a Longview audience Sunday.“The police have come to my house and basically asked me what I was doing there,” panelist Huey Mitchell told about 45 people at t
Shuttered Longview Refinery in limbo under EPA cleanup order, new ownership
The future of a relic of Longview’s oil boom days remains in limbo, six years after investors announced plans to move the shuttered Longview Refinery to Rusk County and three years after the plant changed hands.Longview Refinery, which also at one time was called Gregg County Refinery, was sold in 2
ET Advanced Manufacturing Academy gives Longview ISD $200K for operations
An alternative educational pathway that’s set to open this coming fall got a $200,000 boost on Monday as leaders of the nonprofit East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy delivered the financing to fiscal agent Longview ISD.“The parents of your kids are excited about what’s happening at this academ
Longview car show helps founder deal with grief from father's death
Cameron Williams founded the Drive to Remember Car Show in Longview almost three years ago as a way to help deal with his grief from watching his father succumb to Alzheimer’s disease.“When I was younger, he took me to numerous car shows, so it was kind of a thing to do,” Williams said of his father
Kilgore ISD superintendent resigning to take post in Aransas Pass
Kilgore ISD Superintendent Cara Cooke has not formally resigned, but she accepted a new post in South Texas over the weekend, she announced Monday.Cooke said she accepted an interim superintendent position at Aransas Pass ISD on Saturday.She said her first day is July 30. The terms of her contract h
Radio theft leads to fake tornado warning in Gilmer
Someone who stole a portable radio from a Gilmer Fire Department volunteer captain’s personal vehicle set off false tornado warnings Sunday morning, authorities said.The suspect set the siren off twice, but firefighters on duty immediately canceled the tornado warning, Gilmer Fire Chief Jerry Taylor
ETX woman arrested in connection to Henderson bank robbery
HENDERSON — Ashley Page, a 32-year-old Nacogdoches woman, was arrested on July 10, 2018 in connection to the January 13, 2018 robbery of the East Texas Professional Credit Union on East Main in Henderson.Page was identified as a suspect after Henderson Police officers, along with the Texas Rangers,
Family wants to give 92 acres to city for new park, but financial, other obstacles in way
In the early days of its 108-year history, Lake Lomond served as a natural retreat 2 miles west of downtown Longview.For siblings Charlotte McWhorter Rundell, Gene McWhorter and Bill McWhorter, the 40-acre lake was a jewel among their family’s properties. It was where they spent much of their early
Longview firefighters respond to fire on E. Marshall Ave.
LOCALLongview firefighters respond to fire on E. Marshall Ave.Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in the 2000 block of E. Marshall Avenue. So far, there have been no reports of any injuries.
Smith County asks the public for help locating a fugitive
The Smith County Sheriff's Office has added Broderick Dewayne Walker, 37, of Tyler to their wanted fugitive list.
Author uses fiction to tell Longview area's story
Wife, mother, activist, spy.Or at least spy creator. Historical fiction author Kimberly Fish might as well be one of the World War II characters in her newest, independently published novel, “Harmon General,” the way she deftly navigates life in Longview in the 1940s. But then the local novelist def
Motel is gone, but problems along East Marshall Avenue remain
It was another day at another motel for Freddie Smith Jr.He was on his bike, preparing to head off in search of answers to problems that followed him from one dingy motel on East Marshall Avenue to another. He had been staying at the American Dream Inn, calling it home off and on for about eight yea
Kilgore legacy dancer, Longview natives among new Rangerettes
KILGORE — Rachel Clower will follow in her mother and aunt's footsteps, after being named one of 36 new Kilgore College Rangerettes Friday morning.Clower was among 97 "hopefuls" who went through a weeklong tryout for the esteemed dance team known for its high kicks and jumps. The new line of Rangere
Fire extinguished at recently closed Longview motel
LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - The Longview Fire Department has reportedly extinguished a fire at a recently closed motel on East Marshall AvenueAccording to the LFD, the blaze broke out in the 2000 block of East Marshall Avenue (Highway 80) at the American Dream Inn..Details are limited, but KETK will up
Vacant Longview motel fire deemed 'suspicious'
Around 6:00 a.m., on Friday, the Longview Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at the American Dream Inn, located at 2015 East Marshall Avenue.
Pregnant woman critical after double shooting
The female victim, who is in the late stages of pregnancy, was transported to University Health Hospital with life-threatening injuries; the male victim was taken by private vehicle to Willis Knighton Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Letter: The wrong kind of lesson
I read thearticleabout Trent Williams having a youth camp for John King at Longview High School (news story, June 29). I wonder what King is thinking? Here is a two-time loser, having been suspended twice by the NFL.
Remains from burning car identified
Human remains found in the trunk of a burning car in late January have been identified as Lorenzo White, 26, of Shreveport, the Caddo Parish Coroner's office reports.
Marshall man arrested for deadly conduct, indecent exposure
From Staff ReportsA Marshall man was arrested on Thursday for deadly conduct and indecent exposure. Arrested was 31-year-old Patrick Oneal Williams, also known as “Pat Phat”, of W. Carolanne Boulevard. Marshall Police Department arrested him about 9:32 p.m., jail records show.Arrests by Marshall Pol
Longview Girl Scout, Symphony plan carnival for youth
When the Longview Symphony performs, the music “surrounds” the audience. That’s how Longview Girl Scout Rachel McCarty describes the experience of a symphony concert — something she’s hoping to interest other youth in through an event Saturday designed to introduce children to the symphony.McCarty,