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Veterans from around East Texas gathered Saturday for the opening of CAMPV, an acronym for “Community Assisting Military Personnel and Veterans.” Its purpose is to integrate military and civilian resources into a centralized location of 20 acres.

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Local hot air balloon pilots are scheduled to conduct a Christmas Balloon Glow from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 12 on the lawn behind Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview.

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DALLAS — A set of carved alabaster angels with gilded wings sold for $28,800 and an 1800s oil painting of Columbus’s discovery of America brought $41,600 at an auction of items from the estate of Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, the co-founder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.

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Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 roared Sunday afternoon into the Amtrak depot in Longview, easily drawing more than 1,000 onlookers.

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EASTON — Gregg County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting at a convenience store south of Longview that left one person with unknown injuries.

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Hallsville Junior High School, 9 a.m. Monday, auditorium, 1 Bobcat Lane, Hallsville. Veterans Day program, light refreshments beforehand, speaker U.S. military veteran Chris Comer, parade down Bobcat Lane immediately after program.

Hallsville Junior High School, 9 a.m. Monday, school auditorium, 1 Bobcat Lane, Hallsville. Veterans Day program with light refreshments beforehand, speaker U.S. military veteran Chris Comer, parade down Bobcat Lane immediately after program.

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■ Birch Elementary School, 9 a.m. today, Birch Elementary cafeteria, 815 Birch Road, Longview. Veterans Day program. Information: (903) 295-5120.