Keep it going, Gregg County.
More than three years ago, a project that would have opened a large swath of green space to the Longview community was derailed by a different kind of green.
Even if you haven’t heard of B.W. Crain Jr., if you live in Longview, you’re likely familiar with the legacy of brick and steel he left behind.
DUSTER: For the increase in fatal wrecks this year on Texas 31 between Kilgore and Tyler as well as the lack of funding for planned safety upgrades.
Amid the several controversial new laws enacted this year by the Texas legislature were some good bills that deserved, and got, bipartisan support. One especially welcome law that took effect Sept. 1, and originated in the Rio Grande Valley, expands school athletic programs to include adapti…
Regardless of who emerges victorious in the legal battle over mask mandates, such important public health decisions should be decided locally.
We love seeing balloons in, around and certainly over Longview, and an announcement this past week by the Great Texas Balloon Race means there will be more of those sights to love.
The headline on Friday’s front page might be easy to ignore, especially in the numbing light of the past 17 months: 3 new county virus deaths.
Texas Democratic legislators’ walkout only postponed the inevitable. After leaving the state Capitol in May and breaking a quorum to stop passage of controversial bills — a walkout that ended the regular session and lasted through one 30-day special session — lawmakers started trickling in, …
DUSTER: For errors in Longview iSD's busing process that led to at least two students being dropped off at the wrong location after the first day of school.
To hear Gov. Greg Abbott tell it, if Texas has a problem with COVID at all, it’s because migrants are running loose, spreading the virus among unsuspecting Texans who are otherwise dutifully heeding the governor’s familiar refrain of “personal responsibility.”
Schools throughout the state will be opening their doors in the next few days. Despite the current surge in COVID-19, especially the Delta variant that appears to affect children more than the original strain of the coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an order banning schools from requi…
You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of Texans into hospital beds and early graves. The governor is pointing his firepower at the wrong foes — local officials, mask mandates, vaccine passport…
If you take a step back, the impending NCAA conference realignment makes sense. Texas and Oklahoma are tired of hearing about the Southeastern Conference being the best in the nation. Enough time has passed that people have forgotten how Texas reacted when Texas A&M left the Big 12 confe…
For most Americans, the back-and-forth legal battle over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that provided temporary peace of mind for the so-called “Dreamers” might seem like just another political battle in Washington. For the Dreamers, however, it’s much more serious.
Ronald Duncan says many of the faces that he is so used to seeing as a member of the Longview Police Outreach Services Team have faded away.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it numerous challenges, especially for students, their parents and teachers. Still, we are glad to have the recently released results of statewide standardized tests to see just how those challenges have impacted learning in East Texas.
For students seeking a different path after high school, the growth of career and technical education (CTE) courses across the Longview area is great news.
The key word for parents to remember as they send students back to classrooms in the fall is “optional.”
GUSHER: For the demise of a bill in the recently ended Texas legislative session that would have endangered plans for a Gap Inc. distribution center in Longview.