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2015 proposed Longview budget: Taxes, sewer rates going up

2015 proposed Longview budget: Taxes, sewer rates going up

A proposed 2015 budget for Longview is about 3.79 percent larger than last year’s and calls for a slight tax increase, sewer and water rate raises and new fees for the city’s parks and sanitation departments.

Women on the Force

They're tough, they're strong, they're armed, they're women..and Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Price say they're a crucial part of his department.
Bahamian police release report detailing E. Texan's disappearance

Bahamian police release report detailing E. Texan's disappearance

KETK has obtained the full report from the Royal Bahamian Police Force (RBPF) surrounding the disappearance of a Longview chiropractor diving in the West End, Bahamas.
Longview Fire tabs first female captain in department history

Longview Fire tabs first female captain in department history

Since joining the Longview Fire Department in 1999, Amy Dodgen has exhibited a level of grit and toughness that has earned the respect of her peers.
Proposed boundaries chosen for Longview Junction historic district

Proposed boundaries chosen for Longview Junction historic district

A subcommittee of Longview’s Historic Preservation Commission honed in Wednesday on an area called Longview Junction to be named the city’s first locally designated historic district.
Memorial scheduled for ETX chiropractor who went missing in Bahamian shark dive

Memorial scheduled for ETX chiropractor who went missing in Bahamian shark dive

A memorial has been scheduled for an East Texas chiropractor who went missing during a commercial shark diving venture in the vicinity

Friends say Dr. Petty leaves behind legacy of adventure, friendship

The Coast Guard has ended its search for missing Longview chiropractor Dr. John Petty, they say they believe Dr. Petty was attacked by sharks.

Jack Stallard talks about the Dream Team

Jack Stallard is the Sports Editior of the Longview News-Journal. KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner asked him about the Dream Team. Stallard said...
Hallsville's Weaver commits to DBU

Hallsville's Weaver commits to DBU

Hallsville High School baseball standout Coby Weaver, who has won 24 games on the mound in his first three varsity seasons, has given a verbal pledge to Dallas Baptist University.
Animal shelter ups costs across region; Longview hardest hit

Animal shelter ups costs across region; Longview hardest hit

The Humane Society of Northeast Texas is proposing a nearly 50 percent increase in its charge to Longview to use its animal sheltering services next year, and the city will include the increase in its proposed 2014-15 budget.
New Diana’s Spell heading to Mississippi State

New Diana’s Spell heading to Mississippi State

When Cheyenne Spell was a senior at New Diana, the offers to play volleyball at a big-time Division I program were non-existent. “Only JUCOs,” she said.
Longview University Center to house charter campus

Longview University Center to house charter campus

A charter school offered by the University of Texas at Tyler will soon have a new building on the Longview University Center campus.
Tatum’s Rockwell to bring scoring touch to LeTourneau Yellow Jackets

Tatum’s Rockwell to bring scoring touch to LeTourneau Yellow Jackets

Robbie Rockwell played his high school basketball at a program known for winning and advancing deep in the playoffs. When he looks back on his college career, he hopes to be able to say the same thing.
Pine Tree pole vaulter chasing trip to nationals

Pine Tree pole vaulter chasing trip to nationals

James McNaney is one step away from reaching the 2014 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. Well, actually a vault away.
SH All-Stars 8U headed to World Series, seeking help with expenses

SH All-Stars 8U headed to World Series, seeking help with expenses

For the first time the Spring Hill National All-Stars won the Texas Dixie State Championship 8U machine-pitch this past weekend.