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October 15, 2019


Update from SWEPCO – 4pm 5/30/17

As of 4 pm today, SWEPCO has restored power to approximately 74,000 customers, down from a peak of 103,000 customers after Sunday’s storm. Approximately 29,000 customers remain without power. Sunday night’s storm packed winds of up to 60 miles per hour and downed power lines and trees across SWEPCO’s East Texas and Louisiana service territory.

Longview – CERT Training Begins March 20th

This CERT training is open for anyone who would like to take it. The class is free and you have to attend every class to get your certificate. Once you have your certificate you can apply to join a CERT team where ever you live. The teams close by are, Longview/Gregg County CERT, Henderson CERT,

Use of fireworks is not allowed within City Limits.

While bringing in the New Year, Longview Fire Department would like to remind you that the use of fireworks and shooting guns is unlawful within the city limits of Longview. Although citizens may consider enjoying fireworks outside of the city, it’s important to consider the dangers fireworks can cause. Each year thousands of people, often

Animal Adoption Event – We need you!

It’s perfect time of year to bring home a cuddly new member of your family. The Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center is offering discounted adoption rates during their “Home of the Holidays” adoption event now through December 23. “We are almost at full capacity, so we are really in need of loving adopters looking

Longview Christmas Parade December 1

“A Blue Christmas” will roll through Downtown Longview during the annual  Longview AMBUCS Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, December 1.  Starting at the intersection of Green Street and Whaley Street, the parade route travels west along Whaley Street, turns south onto Horaney Street, turns east along Methvin Street, and concludes at the intersection of

Longview – New Traffic Signal at Fourth Street and US 259

Beginning Monday, October 24, 2016, a new traffic signal will begin operating at Fourth Street and Eastman Road (US 259). It will be flashing yellow until October 31, 2016, at which point it will become a fully operational traffic signal. Please use caution while work is being completed. This traffic signal work is funded from

Longview – Street Closures for Rockers, Riders and Ribs

The Longview News-Journal is presenting a new event in Downtown Longview, Saturday, October 22, 2016. Rockers, Riders and Ribs will begin set – up on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Several downtown streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 5:00 p.m. Barricades will placed on several streets east of Fredonia Street.

Longview Police Investigate Dead Body

On October 9, 2016 at 12:53 p.m., Longview Police were dispatched to an Assist Longview Fire Department in the 1400 Block of Sabine Street. When officers arrived they were told that there was a vehicle on fire near the railroad tracks. After the Fire Department extinguished the blaze they found a body inside the truck.

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