QUESTION: Are food trucks still allowed in neighborhoods? Is the city of Longview still under a disaster declaration that allowed food trucks in neighborhoods as was reported on March 28? Who do I contact if the food truck is not following the rules for neighborhoods as explained in the Marc…

QUESTION: There is an old, unused fire station on Mobberly Avenue near where Young Street crosses. I have read in the newspaper that it is of historical significance. The most recent news article was about the removal of the pole that allowed rapid decent from the living quarters that are up…

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QUESTION: I’ve noticed some of the “dashboards” of COVID-19 information show significantly higher death numbers than what is being reported by the regional health authority, North East Texas Public Health Authority, for Gregg County, including the state’s dashboard and the University of Texa…

QUESTION: I recently received a jury summons from Gregg County. My issue is the way they are returned to the county. The summons has our phone numbers, addresses, work information and our driver's license numbers. It is not sealed.

QUESTION: Back in the ‘50s, I know there was a black dentist who had an office here, if you’re going south on Green Street, just south of the railroad track, named Dr. Brown. I don’t know what his first name was, but I do know he was here in the mid- to early ‘50s. I was trying to find out f…

ANSWER LINE NOTE: Answer Line has received a number of questions about early voting. I’ll start answering some today, but I bet this is a topic that will be around for a while.

ANSWER LINE NOTE: I took a day off a week ago, and my friends in the newsroom picked some past questions to appear in my usual column space. I am thankful to the reader who called in to point out that the information about timber rattlers being on the “threatened” list was no longer accurate.

QUESTION: Can you find out why Longview Baptist Temple changed its name to Emmanuel? Curious if there was a split, a change in management, or just a re-branding. Also, do they still load buses with kids and send them into neighborhoods to knock doors?

QUESTION: Has the police department of East Mountain risen from the ashes much like the phoenix? I’m sure I saw a car with the East Mountain Police logo on it.

QUESTION: Is anyone tracking the positive rate of coronavairus cases in Gregg County? From day one, Gregg County’s rate has been 26% through last Sunday (based on my calculations using information in the newspaper). In the last 30 days, it’s been 34%. Those numbers seem like they’re awfully,…

QUESTION: Can you provide an update on what’s going to happen to the old Gregg Florist on Pine Tree Road, the New Way gas station that burned on Marshall Avenue, the Jack in the Box and Texaco at Interstate 20 and Estes Parkway and Joe’s Pizza on the Spur? Why haven’t they been torn down yet…

QUESTION: What is the policy at Christus Good Shepherd as well as Longview Regional Medical Center regarding employees working after they have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19? Local health care workers have told me they’re being told they should not quarantine but continue working u…

QUESTION: Are we still under requirements to limit gatherings to under 100 people? I attended my church this past weekend for the first time in two months and there were at least 200 people there. We were told to wear masks while moving about, but allowed to remove them once seated. That mea…

QUESTION: I ordered takeout from a restaurant this past weekend. The girl who took my order was less than 3 feet away from me. She and the people behind the counter filling orders — not one of them had a mask on. I seems that with them right over my food and the governor’s order (about masks…

QUESTION: On April 8 there was a story in the News Journal about two deaths on FM 2751. I don’t believe there have been follow-up reports about the names of the victims, the results of the autopsy, any charges, etc. Did I miss a follow up story?

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QUESTION: There used to be a sandwich shop chain (with a store in Longview) called Alvin Ord’s. Its logo depicted a monk carrying a large sandwich.

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QUESTION: Can you tell us who is responsible for policing the handicapped spaces near the Vietnam Wall and handicapped ramp at Teague Park? We attempted to take a handicapped Vietnam veteran there to see the wall but were unable because all the spaces were occupied by vehicles without either…

QUESTION: My wife and I had lunch today at a local restaurant. All employees working the guest area wore face masks. We noticed the employees working in the kitchen did not have on face masks. What are the face mask rules for all restaurant employees?

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QUESTION: I heard there’s more mobile COVID-19 testing coming to Longview. A couple of the days require prescreening for symptoms for an appointment. When mobile testing was here the first time, the prescreening questionnaire asked questions about insurance. Is insurance required for me to b…

QUESTION: I received in the mail an economic impact payment card. It is a Visa credit card for my stimulus money. I have not received a check or anything, and I don’t know if this is a scam or not. It says that it’s on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

QUESTION: My husband and I went down to The Green recently to walk around and get some fresh air. In the far western edge there is an area where there are some outside xylophones, some musical instruments that can be played. On the ground beneath these xylophones are a series of concrete pan…

QUESTION: About the $1,200 economic impact payment: I read that it’s for people with an adjusted gross income of $150,000. Is that for one person or two people? I haven’t gotten anything yet, and I know people that have.

QUESTION: If bars are supposed to be closed, how can Outlaws Bar hold an outdoor live concert with drinking and over 35 people out back of the bar not keeping any distance between them? Longview police evidently did nothing to enforce the governor’s order. Who else can be notified for violations?

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QUESTION: I was wondering how long it took Dr. Jonas Salk to come up with the vaccine for the horrible polio epidemic? Did the other countries also have polio? I can think about that polio and how scared those parents were for their children. It makes me think how scared people are for their…

QUESTION: What is the story behind the abandoned car wash at the corner of Pliler Precise and Judson Road? It’s been roped off for several years it seems.