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Balloon week: Organizers prep airport, keep eye on the weather

Balloon week: Organizers prep airport, keep eye on the weather

A successful hot air balloon flight comes from knowing what you can and cannot control. The same can be said for the annual national event that lifts off at dawn Monday.
Revenue at splash pad concession stand tops $6,000 in first month

Revenue at splash pad concession stand tops $6,000 in first month

The newest city-operated concession stand sold enough drinks and snacks to cover its operating costs in its first month while earning thousands more than Longview’s other two stands.
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.
National Night Out returns to Longview

National Night Out returns to Longview

National Night Out festivities will return to Longview this year for the first time since 2008.
Longview woman celebrates paying off mortgage for Habitat home

Longview woman celebrates paying off mortgage for Habitat home

In 1992, all Brenda Carter wanted was a safe roof over her head. On Thursday night, Carter and members of Longview’s Habitat for Humanity celebrated her paying off her home’s mortgage.
Hallsville native, Army vet heads life-saving air ambulance program

Hallsville native, Army vet heads life-saving air ambulance program

When a medical transport helicopter takes off from East Texas Regional Airport, it’s likely a Hallsville native and U.S. Army veteran will be behind the controls.
Group sets date for second Pride Festival in Longview

Group sets date for second Pride Festival in Longview

The group who organized a gay pride festival last month in downtown Longview is already at work planning next year's event.
Residents split as sanitation cart delivery begins

Residents split as sanitation cart delivery begins

Lee Cargill hasn’t decided whether he will store his 95-gallon garbage and recycling carts in the garage or beside his house on Smallwood Drive.