ArtWalk will return to downtown Longview this evening, with new artists and local favorites displaying their work at various locations along Methvin, Tyler, Center and Fredonia streets. Texas Bank & Trust's downtown location on Whaley Street also will be showing winning entries in the bank's annual photography contest.

Two local collectors will share their personal treasures with the public during the Gregg County Historical Museum's next exhibit, "Fashion & Photography: 1860-1890," which opens Tuesday.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival at Kilgore College opens with “As You Like It” at 7:30 p.m June 27, with “Born Yesterday,””Othello” and the musical “Into the Woods” opening at 7:30 p.m. on June 28, June 29 and June 30. The festival continues through July 28, with the children’s play “The Girl…

QUESTION: I received in the mail last night a 2019 Census Test. It’s from the U.S. Census Bureau. A letter inside says “The Census Bureau conducts this important 10-minute survey to help make the 2020 Census easier, more convenient and less costly.” The envelope says “Your response is requir…

Newgate Mission’s Gallery Night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 27 will feature the art work of Ruby Floyd. Floyd, who died in May, was a frequent visitor to the mission and well known around Longview as a fan of the Lobos who cheerfully rode her bike around the city.

Close to 50 vendors are expected at the H.E.R.P.S. Exotic Reptile and Pet Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30 at the Longview Exhibit Building, at 1123 Jaycee Drive.

Blaine Hart, 7 p.m. June 27, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

Dear Neil: While we were traveling around in North Texas a few weeks ago we saw large fields filled with what I first thought was Queen Anne’s lace. I did research and concluded it was poison hemlock. Now I’m wondering why more wasn’t written about it in the newspapers at the time.

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

QUESTION: I’m sure you remember the movie “Ben-Hur,” and the chariot race. Remember the part where the bad guy put those nasty-looking extenders on his chariot wheels — for the purpose of destroying the wheels of the other chariots in the race? Well, the other day I was driving on Fourth Str…

Kelli Grant, the “Queen of Swing,” is presenting her show “It’s Rock ‘n Roll at the Kokomo” on new nights.

The Real Cowboy Association will present the Juneteenth Rodeo at 8 p.m., June 22 at the Longview Rodeo Arena, 1123 Jaycee Drive in Longview.

The Longview Public Library’s Summer Reading Club offers free daily activities for children Monday through Saturday through July 24. The upcoming week’s activities include:

Justin Kemp, 7 p.m. June 20, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

Now in its 10th season, the Historic Longview Farmers Market is showcasing local musicians most Saturday mornings. The market is open 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through Thanksgiving at West Cotton and South High streets in downtown Longview.

Events around East Texas will mark Juneteenth, the celebration of June 19, 1865, the day when Texas learned that slavery had been abolished.