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Longview is celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2020. That’s 150 years of East Texas traditions that will be celebrated in a series of events collectively titled “Longview 150.”

June 19 — a day that goes by many names, from Freedom Day to Emancipation Day and Juneteenth Independence Day — was declared an official Texas state holiday in 1980. Longview’s Juneteenth celebration takes place not just on June 19, but throughout the entire month, commemorating the historic…

It will soon be “All Aboard!” for the Historic Jefferson Train Show, sponsored by the Jefferson & Cypress Bayou Model Railroad Club and Historic Jefferson Railway on May 18 and 19.

The East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance plans to make this year’s Longview Wine Festival bigger and better, after a successful first year that helped the organization begin expanding services. Visitors can enjoy food, live music and wine tastings with more than 10 wineries from noon to 6 p.m. Ap…

Bourbon connoisseurs will have a ringside seat when Lone Star distilleries duke it out to be named “The Best Bourbon in Texas” at the first Texas Bourbon Shootout on Feb. 1 in Longview.

Good child care is good for business. When parents have a safe, nurturing place to leave their children, they can concentrate on their work, says Sharon Kale, president of the board for Longview Child Development Center that serves low income families.

Every year, thousands of East Texans descend upon Longview for various forms of entertainment and nightlife throughout the summer, which is not a lot of other East Texas cities can boast.

Hot air balloons, fireworks and music. Lots of music. Every year, thousands of East Texans descend on Longview for various forms of entertainment and nightlife throughout the summer.

April brings the arrival of two fundraisers that invite attendees to mix their Texas with some bling and help out a couple of good causes: Denim and Diamonds by Junior Achievement of East Texas and Blue Jeans & Ball Gowns by East Texas CASA.

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When the Kilgore to Longview Run first began in 1976, the Longview Running Club didn’t expect it to become so popular. But by the late 1980s, the race brought in more than 600 runners and was a big hit with the surrounding communities. Every year, people came in droves to run the 11 miles al…

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Volunteering is a wonderful way for people of all ages to give back to their communities. While volunteers generally offer their time and skills in an attempt to help others, volunteering also helps the volunteers in various ways.

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The financial industry has changed over the last half decade, and middle class men and women looking to grow their money have no doubt experienced that change firsthand. Unlike in years past when large financial firms welcomed middle class investors with open arms, many firms now take no suc…

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PictureThis Photos from the Unity Honors Luncheon held at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex on February 22, 2017.

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View the PictureThis! Photos from Longview Habitat for Humanity's Raisin the Roof fundraiser on February 18th, 2017.