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…

QUESTION: I’d like to know what happened to Braum’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Also, I’d like to know what the new building is at the old car wash at U.S 259 at Highway 80 that they’re putting in.

QUESTION: Is there any news about who the potential investor that could replace Kroger’s in the proposed move of Hinsley Park might be or when we might learn if there is still the potential for the move?

QUESTION: The newspaper had an article about SWEPCO announcing plans for a wind-power generating operation. Is this related to the big wind power project that was rejected a year or so ago? And will it raise or reduce electricity rates?

QUESTION: Earlier this year several bond issues were voted on. One, which was approved, was the widening and addition of sidewalks on Fairmont Street in front of Pine Tree High School. When will this work begin?

QUESTION: How much is Longview ISD paying for billboards and television commercials, etc., advertising LISD as a school of choice? Who exactly is the intended audience for these ads? If it’s students and their families from neighboring districts, isn’t that a form of poaching? (If so, how do…

QUESTION: The city of Longview supposedly has a contract with Wiseman Ministries (House of Disciples) for trash collection on certain roads within the city. Can you verify if this contract is in fact valid as well as the impact to the community as well as helping the residents in this program?

QUESTION: The city of Longview has had public meetings labeled as informational meetings, community meetings and town hall meetings. Please explain the differences.

QUESTION: Recently, I have seen trucks and workers from Etex Telephone Cooperative working in the right of way along Loop 281 and Judson Road. What are the workers doing? Is Longview about to get another option for telecommunications services? Will there be broad access to fiber optic internet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Answer Line is taking what she’s calling a “mental health day,” but you can translate that to mean she’s in a midsummer “heaven-help-me-my-husband-took-a-week-off-work” and “I-can’t-take-my-children fighting-anymore” slump. Thoughts and prayers are appreciated. Please enjoy th…

QUESTION: How would we go about stopping mailings that we receive from different companies and individuals wanting to purchase our property? We have not solicited this at any time. We don’t have any property for sale, but we get so many different little post cards and letters.

QUESTION: The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, could stand at its location where it’s been since World War I. There’s been several picture of it that show the top 3 or 4 feet with a covering over it. Why is that covering there? What’s under it that’…

QUESTION: On George Richey Road, off Gilmer heading west, the rumors are — they said from Panther Park back to the east they’re going to take all of the houses out. Are they going to take all the houses out or are they going to take 15 or 20 feet? I can’t find out the truth. If this is where…

QUESTION: Reading your recent column regarding the Longview ISD school board has prompted me to ask you a question I have had on my mind for some months. In light of this group’s bad decisions, inconsiderate treatment of teachers, students and parents, and a host of other abuses, can you tel…

QUESTION: I went to one school all my life, until I had to quit school in 10th grade because I was really poor. I went to Dallas and babysat my friends’ six children. I saw a girl who I went to school with in a resale shop and she got my address, phone number and everything and said they wer…

QUESTION: A year ago, the FCC approved this area of Harrison County to get the Tyler local stations on DirecTV. It was approved on June 1. They’ve had one year to act on it. I can’t get answers from nobody. I have talked to a couple of the TV stations in Tyler, and they have no information. …

Editor’s Note: It’s Memorial Day weekend, and I hope you’ll indulge Answer Line as I take a little break from our usual programming. Keep sending your questions. I’ll be back at it next week, but I’ve had someone on my mind for the past 10 years, and I want to tell y’all about her ...

QUESTION: We really appreciate all the hours the linemen have put in everywhere across town, and how far so many of them have traveled (after the storm that hit Longview a week ago). Has SWEPCO considered putting in underground utilities across Longview? It seems it would alleviate a lot of …

Editor’s note: Wednesday’s storms knocked out power and kept Answer Line from her appointed rounds. So, today we’re bringing you answers from years gone by about — what else? — the weather. Tune in Saturday for a fresh set of questions and answers.

QUESTION: When a person suffers storm damage such as trees down around or on one’s home, does the city or county offer any help or is it solely the responsibility of the property owner?

PANCHO’S FOLLOW-UP: It was almost a year ago that I told y’all the former Pancho’s Mexican Buffet on Texas 31 was outside the city limits, and we’d all just have to live with the eyesore because it hadn’t been determined to be unsafe.

QUESTION: I’ve noticed lately in the courts section of Monday’s papers that under “judgments” there are a lot of “cases dismissed for want of prosecution.” Does this have anything to do with the new district attorney administration not having enough evidence and dismissing cases brought by t…

QUESTION: Has the city considered a turn lane on Hawkins Parkway now that there is increased traffic? I know someone addressed the need for a light at the Institute for Healthy Living, but I almost got rear-ended there not once, but twice, when someone was pulling into the eating establishments.

QUESTION: After reading the article on coal ash pollutants in groundwater in East Texas, I worry about my well water. I live on a country road in Hallsville and use well water for making coffee and for bathing. I also use my well water to supply my pets with drinking water. Should I be conce…

QUESTION: When I looked online, I saw that the Wichita, Tawakoni, Kitsai and Caddo Indians had once settled in the East Texas area. There was no mention of the Cherokee Indians. I know that there are lakes named after regional Indian tribes. Why was the name Cherokee selected for Lake Cherok…