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Longview Housing Authority warns shutdown could slow housing voucher payments

Future federal housing assistance payments could be delayed if the partial government shutdown continues, administrators said. In a letter dated Friday, the Longview Housing Authority warned families and landlords who participate in the federal Housing Choice Voucher program that the shutdown, if co


Man arrested in Indiana for 2017 Kilgore murder booked into Gregg County Jail

KILGORE, Texas — A man who was arrested in Indiana in connection with the New Year's Eve 2017 murder of a Kilgore woman has been booked into the Gregg County Jail. Dwight Patrick Scott, 52, was placed in the Gregg County Jail on Thursday. His bond has been set at $1,000,000.


The Reo again hosting dances — with a twist

LONGIVEW, Texas (LNJ) - Dances have returned to The Reo, a dance hall at 4716 W. Loop 281 in Longview, but with a twist. According to our newspaper partners, the Longview News Journal, organizer Shirley Bates Bush said The Reo is now a “family friendly entertainment venue,” with no alcohol and no sm


Longview Police Officer Brent Creacy is Protector of the Community

Education: First Baptist Academy (Dallas, 2006), B.S. Criminal Justice UT Tyler (2010), East Texas Police Academy (2012) Home town: Dallas, Texas. Prior job experience if any: Juvenile Detention Officer in Smith County for 2 ½ years.


Mentors lauded during City Hall ceremony

Longview celebrated its mentors Friday, with District 4 Councilwoman Kristen Ishihara attributing mentorship to the city’s recent reduction in violent criminal activity. Ishihara spoke on behalf of Mayor Andy Mack during a reception at City Hall to commemorate National Mentoring Month. About 40 of t


East Texas man who posed as UPS driver to steal $63K in jewelry sentenced to 10 years in prison

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — A Longview man who posed as a UPS driver in order to steal jewelry from a Tyler store has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. According to Smith County judicial records, James Albert Oliver III, 50, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Friday in the 114th District Court of Jud


Longview Regional offering free PAD screenings

LONGVIEW, Texas — Longview Regional Medical Center will offer free screenings for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Longview Mall.


MLK Day events set in Longview area

Celebrations are planned around East Texas this weekend to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day:.  MLK Jazz Night — “A Night of Celebration,” 7 p.m. today, The Summit Club, 3700 Judson Road. Featuring George Faber and Friends and local high school jazz bands. Cost: $10 donation.


East Texas Drilling Report for Jan. 20

(For activity Jan. 6-Jan. 12) (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Angelina; BP America Production Co.; Trex Gas Unit 4UR; Carthage (Haynesville Shale); Finch, JH/726; Gas; 19,500; 6.8 Miles W Huntington.


1 dead following 'disturbance call' in Gregg County

GREGG COUNTY, Texas — Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an individual in Gregg County on Thursday. According to the Gregg County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Cpl. Josh Tubb, deputies responded to a home in the 100 block of Rabbit Creek Circle, ju


2 Longview councilmen file for re-election

LONGVIEW, Texas (LNJ) - It's that time of year again!. Two Longview councilmen up for re-election in May have filed to seek another three-year term. According to our newspaper partners, the Longview News Journal, second-term District 5 Councilman David Wright and first-term District 6 Councilman Ste


37th annual Boat and RV Show starts today in Longview

Longview, TX - The 37th annual Boat and RV Show begins today in Longview. It’s held at the Maude Cobb Convention center, and opens Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors bring their RVs, boats, tractors, trailers and sport vehicles for the community to look at.


Crews responding to home fire in Longview

LONGVIEW, Texas — According to the Longview Department's Twitter page, crews are currently responding to a residential structure fire on 1307 El Paso St., near Broughton Park.


Central Texas Teen who killed boy, 15, sentenced to prison

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Bell County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to serve a 45-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Temple boy. Judge Fancy Jezek, in Belton’s 426th District Court, sentenced Edgar Lopez-Benitez, 17, to serve 45 years for the death of Andrew


Longview police arrest man on suspicion of pulling a knife on 2 others

LONGVIEW, Texas (LNJ) - Longview police arrested a 29-year-old man Monday on suspicion of pulling a pocketknife on two other men, according to a report. Joseph Morris was being held on $20,000 in bonds Tuesday in Gregg County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence


Longview Museum of Fine Arts hosts photography exhibit, works by Brett Dyer

LONGVIEW, Texas (LNJ) - The Longview Museum of Fine Arts is hosting two exhibits, one a juried exhibition of photos and the other the works of a Hallsville graduate who is now a college art instructor.


Kilgore homicide suspect extradited from Indiana

The sole suspect in a shooting death on New Year's Eve in 2017 in Kilgore was returned Thursday to Gregg County and was being held on a $1 million bond. Dwight Patrick Scott, 52, of Gary, Indiana, was arrested Jan. 8 by federal authorities and was held in a Gary jail to await extradition to Texas.


'Enduring significance': LeTourneau University exhibit documents civil rights movement

LONGVIEW, Texas (LNJ) - A free, public exhibit on the history of the nation’s civil rights movement is set to open Friday and run through February at LeTourneau University. “The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement” features photographs, facsimiles of landm


POLICE: Southbound lanes of Judson Road in Longview blocked after crash

LONGVIEW, Texas — The Longview Police Department is responding to a wreck that has blocked traffic on Judson Road. According to the LPD, the crash occurred at the intersection of Judson Road and Hollybrook Drive, near The Village Shopping Center.


Faber & Friends to perform at MLK Jazz Night in Longview

George Faber & Friends will perform some songs people know and some they might not when the 10-person ensemble takes the stage at “MLK Jazz Night — A Night of Celebration” on Jan. 18, but all the songs will be filled with heart and soul.