Imagine driving to a much anticipated event in downtown Longview, maybe Downtown Live or the Christmas parade. You stop for a red light. Your foot’s on the accelerator because you can’t wait to get there. Minutes go by and the light’s still red. Minutes turn to hours, then days and months. T…

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If there’s one thing Jay Jay Jao would want you to know, it’s that ramen isn’t just a shrink-wrapped package of dried noodles for money-strapped college students.

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This serial story is an alternative view of actual Texas history. Created with fiction, this six-installment series will reveal an imagined view of the early days in East Texas and the grit and vision of Longview’s founding family, Margaret and O.H. Methvin.

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There was a time when nine people lived in Leisha Kidd-Brooks’ small three-bedroom, one bath home in Longview. The mother of three not only cared for her own children, she took in other children to provide them with a safe, happy home — even when it meant not knowing how she was going to pay…

This serial story is an alternative view of actual Texas history. Created with fiction, this six-installment series will reveal an imagined view of the early days in East Texas and the grit and vision of Longview’s founding family, Margaret and O.H. Methvin.

As the world endures the COVID-19 pandemic, medical staff at hospitals, clinics and public health departments have become the selfless superheroes of our day.

Family nurse practitioner Debbie Mahoney is one of those superheroes, though she’s been fighting death and disease at home and abroad for more than 20 years.

This serial story is an alternative view of actual Texas history. Created with fiction, this six-installment series will reveal an imagined view of the early days in East Texas and the grit and vision of Longview’s founding family, Margaret and O.H. Methvin.

In Longview, the railway that gave birth to a town also gave an important boost to one of the most important pillars in the city’s history — the churches that formed in the city’s early years and continue to call downtown Longview home.

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Ossamus Hitch Methvin pulled his hat lower on his brow, shielding his eyes from glare. His wife, Margaret, huddled next to him on the wagon, keeping their two little boys tucked close.

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Educators. Business owners. Mothers. Women who were first. Women who shaped churches and started organizations that still benefit Longview.

Millions of people across the globe deal with conditions that affect the skin and hair. Acne is a skin and hair ailment that, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common skin condition in the United States.

When I was a kid, my dad, Clarence Hammer, told me and my siblings that he joined the Army during the Vietnam war to avoid the draft. He had started college in Missouri but couldn’t afford the books so dropped out of school. Knowing the draft was next, he beat Uncle Sam to the punch.

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Chances are you’ve heard of the keto diet. Its popularity has soared in recent years, adding it to the list of diets many people try, especially in the New Year. The keto diet is founded on the belief that when your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis -- a metabolic state in which fat …

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Gingerbread cookies and houses are one of the many symbols of the holiday season, alongside Christmas trees and twinkling lights. In fact, few confections symbolize the holidays more so than gingerbread.

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Cookies and other baked treats are everywhere come the holiday season. It's not uncommon to give cookies as gifts or arrive at holiday gatherings with cakes and other decadent desserts.

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If you are like many people, your winter wardrobe requires a bit of extra care. Between fine cashmere sweaters, favorite woolen outerwear and your snazziest cocktail attire, your special care garments should look as crisp at the end of the season as they do today.

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During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's all too easy to let self-care slip off your radar. However, it's important for your health that you prioritize your well-being, so you can enjoy the season with family and friends. If you burn yourself out with all the cooking, shoppin…

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Each year, the holiday season brings a flurry of entertaining. From hosting a houseful of out-of-town relatives to formal sit-down dinners to impromptu get-togethers, chances are your schedule - and your home - is brimming with activity.