Rapper and Longview native Al Davis, known as AL-D*300, returned to his old neighborhood Saturday to host a block party celebrating his latest CD release and to "give back" something positive to the community. “You’re going to have to instill it in yourself to give back,” Davis said. “In Longview, there are so many who are in need. My hope is that I can inspire people to do it.”


Les Hassell is a multimedia journalist who specializes in photography, mostly useless trivia and BBQ. Raised in Reklaw, TX by optimistic parents, he studied photography and fine art at Stephen F. Austin State University.