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What you might have missed this weekend in East Texas: Jan. 30-Feb. 1

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Scott Brunner

By Scott Brunner
Feb. 2, 2015 at 3:20 p.m.
Updated March 10, 2015 at 3:20 p.m.



City leaders call for vigilance after a violent month in Longview. Junior League celebrates its diamond anniversary. A sweet retailer has reopened on Marshall Ave. In case you tuned out this weekend, here's a bit of what you might have missed in East Texas:

Violent January in Longview sparks call for vigilance


City officials are calling for vigilance on the part of residents after a violent January in Longview saw three shooting deaths, not including the Jan. 22 shooting death of a 17-year-old in the police department lobby.

“Watch and pay attention to what is going on. A lot of times little things ... turn into being really big things,” Longview Mayor Jay Dean said.

Dean also spoke at a unification rally Friday evening at Heritage Plaza that drew a few dozen people.

You can view an interactive about homicides in Longview for the past several years by clicking here.

Junior League celebrates 75th anniversary


More than 300 people gathered together Saturday night at Pinecrest Country Club to celebrate Junior League of Longview's 75th anniversary.

“This is about celebrating our history, honoring our past and celebrating the future,” President Amy Hull said during the celebration. “This is very exciting to see all of the people here who have supported these women throughout their service.”

Sounds of science


Foster Middle School seventh-grader Robert “Bobby” Hough III was singing and dancing he was so excited about his first-place win in the Longview ISD Science Fair, and his project might get you thinking about how you treat cuts and scrapes.

About 177 science projects were entered in the fair by students in fifth through 12th grades. The top ten projects will advance with their student makers to the regional competition Feb. 27 at Kilgore College.

Heart attack victim's survival story


In April 2013, Tracee Patterson sat in the Pinecrest Country Club ballroom during the Go Red for Women luncheon and heard about heart attack symptoms. Twelve days later she relied on that information to survive her own heart attack.

Patterson shared her story with us in Sunday's edition.                                                                                                                                                                     

Sweets fans, rejoice!

Kern’s Bake Shop, a piece of Longview history that closed in 2014, has opened under new ownership.

David and Edie DeLorme opened the bakery’s doors from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday so customers could pick up goodies to enjoy while they watch the Super Bowl.

The family purchased the bakery at 1009 E. Marshall Ave. — and its famous recipes — a couple of weeks ago.

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