The City of Longview is encouraging residents to follow safety guidelines for gatherings and public events as they prepare for Halloween this year. Meanwhile, popular Longview Halloween attractions are taking extra precautions to ensure safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Almost 37% of Gregg County’s registered voters have cast ballots in the first 10 days of early voting, putting the county on pace to beat its total vote tally from the last presidential election year.
Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center has transformed into a haunted shelter for Howl-O-Ween, complete with free-and low-cost adoptions and a virtual pet costume contest.
TYLER — Justin Ewing and Samantha Schalik had their first date on Halloween almost a decade ago. Nine years later, the couple hasn’t lost their Halloween spirit and is sharing their love for the holiday with the community by displaying a skeleton crew in their front yard in Tyler.
Brookshire Grocery Co. has teamed with the Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement agencies to hold a drug take back event 9 a.m. to noon today at the company’s Gladewater store, 1300 E. Broadway Ave.
A second civil lawsuit has been filed against a Longview doctor accused of sexually assaulting boys during counseling sessions.
Although Longview health officials aren’t yet seeing many confirmed cases of the flu, the COVID-19 pandemic is generating more interest and demand for vaccinations.
The Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas has set a free shred day event 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Drug Emporium, 2321 W. Loop 281 in Longview.
A section of U.S. 59 just south of Carthage will see short periods of closure Sunday as crews work to remove overhead sign bridges, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it has become the reality of Colorado’s wildfire season.
The Longview City Council voted Thursday to award a $23.8 million contract to a Flint-based construction firm to build the new Longview Police Department.
After a 30-second nasal swab and a 15-minute wait, Longview ISD administration employees received COVID-19 test results Thursday as part of a state pilot program.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates slipped this past week as the key 30-year loan marked a new all-time low for the 11th time this year.
Bridget Stiles carefully arranged flowers Wednesday, gently selecting different blooms that would be given to those affected by breast cancer.
As California wildfires continue to burn, Longview fire Capt. Ross Dyer and three others in his department recently returned from a two-week deployment to the West Coast. The four flew to Sacramento, California, at the end of September.
After a busy start to early voting in Gregg County, a slow second week has spurred Elections Administrator Kathryn Nealy to urge residents not to wait until the final week or Election Day to cast their ballots.
MARSHALL — After losing their daughter to domestic violence in May 2018, Marshall pastor and Wiley College professor Tracy Andrus and wife, Sonya, have opened two safe houses in Harrison County to provide victims a place of refuge.
The Panola County Historical Commission will unveil a new state antiquities landmark medallion at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Old Jail in Carthage.
HENDERSON — As Kadee Wilkins-Clark and her fellow Longview High School students waited Tuesday for the first event of the Harvest Festival & Livestock Show, she couldn’t help but talk about her passion for pigs.
All Gregg County school districts have received an A in Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas ratings. The grades show the state determined those districts are spending tax dollars responsibly.
CARTHAGE — Luminant plans to build a new solar farm on the site of its retired Oak Hill lignite mine south of Longview and on the west side of Martin Lake Power Plant.
A former Longview High School teacher has been indicted by a Harrison County grand jury on four counts of sexual assault of a child, two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of continuous sex abuse of a child younger than age 14.
Voting is open for the people’s choice awards for the 2020 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards Program, and voters can use social media to show support for three Longview finalists.
Public health officials on Monday reported another steep increase in confirmed COVID-19 recoveries locally, but they also reported four more confirmed deaths from the virus in Smith County.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The magnitude of the earthquake that struck off the Alaska Peninsula and produced a tsunami with small waves was revised up to 7.6, officials said Tuesday.
Longtime East Texas attorney Clifton L. “Scrappy” Holmes lived a life worth living, a colleague of more than a dozen years said Monday. Holmes, 81, of Diana, died Friday surrounded by family in his home.