Dear Neil: For the second time this year the impatiens I have in pots on my patio have died. I looked closely and found tiny webs. What causes this? I never had this problem in Spokane, Washington, when I grew them there.

Hope and Help Hour — Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support: 6 p.m. Thursday, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St. in Longview. East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance presents “What Now?”, a medical overview by Dr. Stacey Holder, caregiver guidance by Nelda Strong and Dorothy Horne, and testimo…

Pine Tree Birch Elementary is seeking volunteers for hands-on learning experiences with a small group of students during Genius Hour. Visit ptisd.org/page/Community.Volunteer to complete volunteer form and background check. For information, call Vanessa Reneau, (903) 295-5120.

House of Disciples, 210 S. Green St., needs bunk beds, men’s clothing, disposable razors, soap, body wash, shampoo and shaving cream. Donations can be dropped off at House of Disciples or Gifts of Grace Resale Store, 2519 Judson Road. For information, call (903) 553-0952.

Taste of ScoutWest Fajita Dinner: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sep. 22, Pollard United Methodist Church Gym, 3030 New Copeland Road in Tyler. Boy Scout Troop 369 annual fajita dinner fundraiser will benefit troop trips and activities during the upcoming year. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from a…

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Tuesday with a delegation of American evangelical Christians in the Red Sea city of Jiddah as the kingdom works to forge closer ties with an influential electoral base in the U.S. that could be crucial to the 2020 …

In Virginia, Charlottesville’s Confederate monuments played many roles in recent years: the epicenter of a legal and cultural battle over what should count as cherished history, the rallying spot for murderous white supremacists, the touchstone of a painful national reckoning with America’s …

QUESTION: I have a lot of VHS tapes, movies that I’m just racking my brain to see if anybody uses those. If there’s a place I can donate them I’d rather do that. I also have a lot of books, but I think the libraries are pretty swamped with them. Do you have any ideas?

QUESTION: On the first day at Longview High School, while dropping off my child, I saw the guard station was gone and there was no one at the entrance. Another parent found out that the station is being replaced. If safety is a concern, shouldn’t the guard station have been replaced during t…

ArtsView Children’s Theatre is staging a musical collision this month when it presents a “Broadway Goes to the Movies” themed fundraiser.

Something for everyone — including children — is in store as the Marshall News Messenger, along with main sponsor Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, present the second annual East Texas Taco Fest on Saturday in downtown Marshall.

The ninth ETX Music Awards will be both a ceremony and one of the biggest showcases of local talent of the year, organizers promise.

This week I am doing what we all learned in seventh-grade English classes in the days of yore. The first sentence in a paragraph should let the reader know what is to follow, and the first paragraph should pertain to the body of the work.

Girls from the sixth grade through college age were in attendance with more than 300 other people at the Henderson Civic Center to hear Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin speak at the seventh annual “I Am Beautiful Movement” workshop at the end of August. The “I Am Beautiful Movement” is a nonprofit organization founded by Toyia Jordan and her daughter, Destini Jordan, in 2013 to promote self-esteem in young girls. Pictured are, from left: Latrice Allison, Liyah Roberts, Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin, JaTavia Upshaw and Sharon Roberson-Jones.

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NEW YORK — Five years ago, for her 27th birthday, Lorelei Bandrovschi gave up drinking for a month on a dare. She was a casual drinker and figured it would be easy. It was, but she hadn’t banked on learning so much about herself in the process.

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For many, the words “pasta e fagioli” conjure the image of a particular dish with a tomato-laden broth, but pasta and beans don’t stop at that. The duo is the foundation of a multitude of wonderful one-pot variations, all simple, hearty and nutritious. This one, studded with artichoke hearts…

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Agrodolce — a traditional Italian sweet-and-sour sauce (agro means “sour” and dolce “sweet”) — is a mouthwatering tussle of contrast that seems to tickle every taste bud. Figs lend themselves to achieving the sauce’s yin-yang blast in a healthier way, because their inherent sweetness means l…

Be A Life Saver: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCann Road in Longview. Community Healthcore will present a free community event for Mental Health Awareness Day. For information, email patti.brady@communityhealthcore.com .

House of Disciples, 210 S. Green St., in Longview, needs volunteers to serve and prepare meals for residents. Call (903) 553-0952.

Hannah House Maternity Home, between Longview and Gilmer, needs pump hand soap, pajamas of all sizes and paper plates. Donations can be dropped off at Alpine Church of Christ and Pine Tree Church of Christ in Longview and New Hope Baptist in Ore City. For information, call (903) 238-5351.

Annual Fall Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28. Gregg County AgriLife Extension Office, 405 E. Marshall Ave. in Longview. The Gregg County Master Gardeners Association presents its annual fall fundraiser that benefits community outreach and educational programs in the county. There will be …