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What you might have missed this weekend in East Texas

By Scott Brunner
Jan. 19, 2015 at 1:57 a.m.


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<p>Parades and celebrations honored the life and legacy of a civil rights hero. A flamboyant women's book club founder's story will be hitting the big screen. A group focused on non-mainstream forms of fitness gathered at Maude Cobb. In case you tuned out this weekend, here's a bit of what you might have missed in East Texas:</p>

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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<p>Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and events honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader began this weekend in Longview.</p>

<p>Longview's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Saturday traveled the length of the boulevard before ending in a celebration at Broughton Recreation Center.</p>

<p>On Saturday night, the Rev. Virginia Wall was presented with the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award for her work in and outside of Wesley McCabe United Methodist Church on Mobberly Avenue, where she serves as pastor.</p>

<p>Events honoring King continue today with the MLK March &amp; Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. from Broughton Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 306 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.</p>

<p>Also, here is a list of government offices and business closings for the holiday.</p>

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Pulpwood Queens story to be told on big screen

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<p>As it turned 15 this weekend, the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend had big news: Work has begun toward putting its founder's story on the big screen.</p>

<p>The movie will be based on founder Kathy Murphy's book "The Pulpwood Queens Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life." She is currently in the process of producing an updated version of the book.</p>

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Rules for police at homicide scenes

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<p>Last week we saw two incidents when police and a justice of the peace were forced to wait outside residences in Longview to get a warrant before they could enter and pronounce someone dead.</p>

<p>On Sunday, we took a look at the rules governing behavior at scenes like this.</p>

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Finding your fitness options

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<p>Fitness isn't all about pumping iron or hitting the treadmill.</p>

<p>Organizers of the Purefit Performance FitCon Saturday in Longview sought to prove that. The day-long convention included arm wrestling, weight lifting, a Zumba-thon and strong man competitions such as a truck pull and tire flip.</p>

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Jucy's Taco?

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<p>City of Longview building permit applications and Gregg County Clerk records indicate Taco Casa's two Longview locations, at 1470 W. Marshall Ave. and 2609 Judson Road, will soon become Jucy's Taco.</p>

<p>Records indicate the restaurants would be operated by the same people who own Jucy's Hamburgers in Longview, Ronnie Maxey and Dustin and Molly Anthony.</p>

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