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Longview, Texas

Longview, Texas
City of Longview - Land - Water Elevation 54.7 sq mi (141.6 km2) 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2) 371 ft (113 m)

Population (2006) 77,793 - City 1,341.8/sq mi (518.1/km2) - Density 203,367 - Metro Time zone - Summer (DST) Area code(s)

Central (CST) (UTC-6) CDT (UTC-5) 903 48-43888[1] 1374716[2] http://www.LongviewTx.com

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Nickname(s): Balloon Capital of Texas Motto: Real East Texas

Location of Longview, Texas

Longview is a city in Gregg and Harrison Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 73,345 at the 2000 census, but a 2006 estimate placed the city’s population at 77,793. Most of the city is located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat;[3] only a small part extends into the western part of neighboring Harrison County. It is situated in East Texas, on the grid of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highways 80 and 259, just north of the Sabine River. Longview is a commercial hub for the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area Longview is the principal city of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger MSA made up of Gregg County, Upshur County and Rusk County. Tyler and Longview are the major hub cities in the East Texas region. [1]

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Coordinates: 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W / 32.50917°N 94.75389°W / 32.50917; -94.75389 Country State Counties Area - City United States Texas Gregg, Harrison 54.8 sq mi (141.8 km2)

The original site of Longview lay on the western outskirts of Earpville, an early Upshur County community along the old MarshallTyler Road (today known as U.S. 80). Founded around 1850 by James Earp, Earpville (pronounced "Arpville") consisted of several farmhouses, a post office, blacksmith shop, a church, one or two stores, stagecoach stop and campground.[4]


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After the Civil War, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company began to expand toward California from its terminus at Marshall. The Southern Pacific Railroad Company[5] bought a 100-acre (0.40 km2) tract in April 7, 1870 from farmer 0. H. Methvin for one gold dollar, with the promise to lay out a town site on the land in advance of track construction. Inspired by the scenic view from the porch of Methvin’s home atop Rock Hill, a railroad surveyor suggested the town name of "Longview." The Longview Post Office was established Jan. 27, 1871. On May 17, 1871, the one-square-mile town of Longview was incorporated.[6]

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On March 21, 1872, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company (no connection to the Southern Pacific operating in 2008), which owned a line between Longview and Waskom on the Texas and Louisiana border[7], was purchased by the Texas and Pacific Railroad Company. O.H. Methvin had sold another 50 acres (200,000 m2) for a reported $500 to the railroad to extend its town site further west. On Feb. 22 that year, commercial train service began at Longview with great celebration. The track ended at a locomotive turntable between Center and High streets. Longview was known nationally as the head of the nation’s Southern rail line. Because Longview was the closest rail access to much of the region, business, population, and construction was fueled by wagon traffic coming to Longview from a wide area. The International Railroad Co. was attracted to Longview and established a new track which crossed the Southern Pacific track about 600 feet (180 m) east of the city limits. The "Downtown Station" thus had a companion "Junction Station." The Texas & Pacific, which had acquired the Southern Pacific by federal edict, began laying track westward toward Dallas. With the Texas & Pacific joined by what would become the International & Great Northern, railroads made Longview the commercial center for northeast Texas.

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What eventually became the Santa Fe line running southeast from Longview Junction was begun in 1877 by the locally capitalized Longview and Sabine Valley Railroad Company. As railroads opened virgin forests to This content has an uncertain copyright status and is pending deletion. You can comment on its removal.


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Greater Longview developed around two focal points, each based on a separate depot on the Texas & Pacific track. The downtown depot was on the west side of Fredonia Street while the Junction depot was near the site of the original International depot. Beginning in 1883, the shortest mule-drawn streetcar line in the nation operated between the two depots. (Until the 1940s, trains stopped at both depots). The grand Mobberly Hotel was built in 1884 at the Junction. The city’s increased wealth brought several banking institutions, including F.J. Harrison and Co., A.E. Clemmons & Sons, and First National Bank. Other establishments serving early Longview residents included Peoples State Bank and the Citizens National Bank. The latter was housed in the Everett Building (built 1910), now home to the Gregg County Historical Museum. To serve the growing population (2,034 residents by 1900), a volunteer fire department was organized in 1885. Like many other volunteer fire departments of that era, it was a hobby and social club for young civic leaders. The department was based in an octagonal brick building on Tyler Street near the rear of the TAP depot. The department’s first engine was called "Dolly" in honor of the former Dolly Northcutt. In 1894, Bill Dalton and his outlaw gang robbed the First National Bank, located across Tyler Street from the fire station. The robbers shot their way out of town on horseback after a gun battle that saw two citizens and one outlaw killed with several others wounded. In 1897, a new courthouse was erected and the local Lacy Telephone Company began serving the community.

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Northcutt Heights, Ward and First Ward were built in this period.

All the roads leading into Longview were dirt roads and wagon tracts. Railroads remain the city’s lifeline. J. Garland Pegues opened the City Garage and was later joined by Julian Hurst who would be come a partner and later sole owner in the mid 1940s. Pegues-Hurst Ford is still owned and managed by descendants of Julian Hurst and in 2008 remained the fourth-oldest Ford dealership in Texas in continuous operation. The City Garage, located near the downtown train station would receive partially assembled new cars by rail and finish the assembly in their garage for final sale. In 1910, there were 18 daily passenger trains stopping in Longview. In 1911, Longview expanded as a rail center a fourth line, the Port Bolivar & Iron Ore railroad was formed. The PB&IO did not last long as the Santa Fe took over the line in 1914. In the 1970s, the PB&I0 right-of-way within Longview was developed as Cargill Long Park - one of the nations first rails to trails projects. In 1912, the city’s mule-drawn streetcars became electric trolleys. Longview was the site of the second of 25 racial conflicts race riot that erupted across the United States during the summer of 1919. Like many other conflicts, it was fueled by postwar economic tensions and conflict between European Americans and African Americans. Sensational press about an alleged lynching over an interracial romance fed rumors in the community. Troops were needed to quell the riot.[2]

Mayor Gabriel Augustus Bodenheim (1873-1957), was known affectionately as "Bodie." He served as mayor 1904-1916 and 1918-1920. During his administration, Longview’s first municipal water works, sanitary sewer system and street-paving projects happened. The mayor engineered the longdelayed annexation of Longview Junction, bringing the city’s population to 5,000. "Bodie Park" was created in his honor and the Longview Independent School District was created in 1909. The 1883 wooden high school was replaced with a three-story brick building. Three new elementary schools,

Paved streets, concrete sidewalks, electric streetlights, municipal garbage collection and a paid fire department with the state’s first two pumping trucks were seen in Longview by 1920. The Longview Rotary Club was organized as the city’s first service club. A 16-foot (4.9 m)-wide strip of asphalt known as State Highway 15 (future U.S. 80) became the first paved road across Gregg County in 1920-21. In 1926, the East Texas Chamber of Commerce was organized and established their headquarters in Longview in a new building near the downtown post office on Methvin Street. In 1929 the Gregg Hotel was built as a five-story hotel. Conrad Hilton purchased the hotel five years later


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and doubled its size. By the end of the 1920s Longview faced serious economic instability. Cotton profits declined and the lumber industry suffered as local timber was depleted. In January 1929, the Texas & Pacific Railroad moved its division offices and shops to Mineola, TX taking away 700 families - a major portion of Longview’s tax base. Then came the Great Depression

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coast to coast - Tybee Island near Savannah, GA to San Diego, CA.

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Because of Black gold, the Great Depression was barely noticed in East Texas. When oil was found near Rusk, Texas in October 1930, it led to the discovery of the East Texas Oil Field, biggest in the world. Longview’s fortunes changed dramatically. A local Longview Realtor, B.A. Skipper, had long believed there was oil beneath the surface in Gregg County. The Longview Chamber of Commerce offered a prize of $10,000 for the first oil well in Gregg County within 12 miles (19 km) of the city. Skipper and other investors had already begun drilling on a farm owned by Kelly Plow Works manager F.K. Lathrop. On Jan. 28, 1931, the well blew in, capable of producing 18,000 barrels per day (2,900 m³/d). The Lathrop discovery well, which currently sits with in the Longview City Limits, was the third in East Texas and indicated the possibility of a single field loomed. The field proved to be some 40 miles (64 km) long and nine miles (14 km) wide. Almost half of the huge field was in Gregg County. The oil boom in East Texas was on.

Heritage Plaza. Heritage Plaza tells the story of Longview and Gregg County with plaques and engraved walls. Heritage Plaza stands on the site of the Gregg Hotel. The hotel opened in 1930. The five-story 64-room hotel cost $128,000 to build. When Conrad Hilton acquired in 1935, the hotel was doubled its size to 128 rooms. It was the second hotel property to be owned by Hilton. The hotel went through several ownership and name changes it was last known as the Downtowner Hotel. The hotel closed in 1976 when it was given to LeTourneau University which used the building for student housing for about two years, then shut it down. LeTourneau razed the historic building and donated the land to the City of Longview. The non-profit organization One Hundred Acres of Heritage, Inc. raised funds for the construction of Heritage Plaza. At the dedication of Heritage Plaza, a time capsule was buried which will be opened in 2071. The 10 walls on the Plaza tell the history of the first 100 years of Longview from 1871-1971. The stories on these walls can be found in brief and detailed version on the Heritage Plaza web page. Heritage Plaza is a City of Longview Park and used by the community for a variety of events such as ribbon cuttings, announcements, celebrations, open air concerts and political/religious meetings.

Longview’s Growth
Longview’s population which had been decimated with the departure of the Texas & Pacific Railroad, experienced major growth and nearly tripled during the decade, to 13,758 by 1940. With the rest of the country suffering the effects of the Great Depression, Longview thrived. Longview built a new courthouse, city hall, post office, public library, community center, high school, county hospital (later Good Shepherd Medical Center) and railroad station. The five-story Gregg Hotel, which had opened in 1930 and doubled in size by Conrad Hilton in 1935. Heritage Plaza was built on the site of this historic hotel that was razed in the late 1990s. State Highway 15 was widened and became U.S. Highway 80, nicknamed "Main Street of Texas" across the oil field. U.S. Highway 80 eventually would stretch from

Longview is 94°45′14″W / 32.50917; -94.753909)[8]. many smaller located at 32°30′33″N 32.50917°N 94.75389°W / -94.75389 (32.509147, Longview is surrounded by cities and towns including:


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Kilgore, Gladewater, Gilmer, Ore City, Hallsville, Harleton, Diana, White Oak, and Lakeport. It is approximately 40 miles (64 km) east of the similarly sized city of Tyler, Texas. Incorporated areas include Spring Hill, Greggton, Pine Tree, Judson and Longview Heights. Neighborhoods Southside, Red Brick, Bivin’s Addition, Garret’s Addition, The Front, Bel-Air, Saw Mill Flats, Northside, Riverside, Ware Acres, High End & Low End.

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As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 73,344 people, 28,363 households, and 19,116 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,341.8 people per square mile (518.1/km²). There were 30,727 housing units at an average density of 562.1/ sq mi (217.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.10% White, 22.11% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.92% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.31% of the population. There were 28,363 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,858, and the median income for a family was $42,378. Males had a median income of $33,078 versus $21,400 for females. The per capita income for the city was $156,768. About 13.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over. Rare snow scene in Longview from Good Shepherd Medical Ctr. Winter: Winters are mild. Average snowfall is less than 2”. There are usually one or two ice storms each winter. Normal highs are from the 50s-60s. Lows range from 30-40s. Temperature rarely dips below 20 and occasionally can get as warm as 80 during the winter months. Spring: The season brings storms as a transition from winter to summer. Temperatures range from 60s-80s for the high, and 40-60s for the low. The date of the last frost is April 4th. Severe thunderstorms are common during this season as cold fronts pass though the area. This is the wettest time of year Summer: The summertime is hot and humid. Temperatures slowly climb from the 90s to the 100s going into the dog days of summer. Lows are in the 70s. This is the driest and sunniest time of year. Heat index can climb to around 110. Fall: It’s marked by the first cold front that knocks the 100 degree temps down into the 90s. Fall starts in mid September and lasts until December. Foliage begins to change in late October. Temps start cooling down and dew points begin to drop.

Area Events
Longview is home to some notable annual events. The East Texas Boat, RV and Camping Expo attracts people from around the region. This event is held the last weekend in January each year.. E.T. Boat, RV and Camping Expo website


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world-class competitive event that attracts the best hot air balloon pilots in the world. Balloon flights begin the event on Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview. Launch and landing sites change each year as they are always determined by wind and the weather. Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. One of the most popular things to do at the event is to be able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate. It should be noted that the city’s previous logo depicted a hot air balloon. Many of them can still be seen on area water towers and city vehicles. The Great Texas Balloon Race

Great Texas Balloon Race at East Texas Regional Airport The annual Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally attract motorcycle riders and clubs from across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Begun in 2006, the event is adding attractions, exhibits and attendees each year. Rally website AlleyFest is held on the first weekend of June every year. Begun in 1978 as a one day Alley Art show, today AlleyFest includes Alley Art, Alley Run (10K, 5K and 1Mile runs), Music Fest, Kids Fest and a Chili Cook off. AlleyFest is a street festival in held in Longview’s historic "One Hundred Acres of Heritage" downtown. It is a celebration to the arts and heritage of Longview.AlleyFest website. Turnip Green Festival is alternative festival held the same weekend as Alley Fest in the cities Extened south. The festival consists of softball games, Concerts, Dances and cooking. Its held in easton which is across the Sabine river in the City’s Riverside.


Longview from above.

East Texas Regional Airport (website) offers service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport via American Eagle. The airport continues to grow. In 2007 it was designated a foreign trade zone. The airport is known by pilots around the region for its large 10,000 ft. long runway, which purportedly allows it to serve as a backup landing site for U.S. space shuttles.

Public Transportation
The city’s public transit system, Longview Transit, runs daily routes, excluding Sundays and holidays. The fixed routes of Longview Transit provide transportation to key districts throughout the city.[10] City of Longview also operates C.O.L.T. (City of Longview Transit) which provides transportation to eligible passengers as a demand response transportation service. This service is provided for those who are unable to utilize the regular Longview Transit fixed route service.[11]

The popular Balloon Glow was first performed in Longview The Great Texas Balloon Race is held each July at the East Texas Regional Airport. Begun as a celebration for the new Longview Mall in 1978, it has grown to become a


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U.S. 59 from Nacogdoches, Texas and U.S. 59 near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border just south of Forth Smith, AR. Before Interstate 20, US 259 went through the center of Longview on a route that now is designated Texas State Highway 31 and Spur 502 ♦Texas Highway 31 runs 143.3 miles (230.6 km) east/west between Longview and Waco, Texas. ♦Texas Highway 149 is a 33.9-mile (54.6 km) north/south highway connecting Longview with Carthage, Texas. ♦Texas Highway 300 is a short 18.62-mile (29.97 km) highway connecting Longview to U.S. 271 in Gilmer, Texas. ♦Texas Highway 281 is a 19.3-mile (31.1 km) loop highway that circumnavigates much of Longview from its east connection at I-20 east of the Gregg/Harrison county line to I-20 in Longview. It runs northward, westward, southward and eastward around the city. ♦Spur 502 connects north/south traffic between U.S. Hwy 80 in central Longview and U.S. Hwy 259 north of Longview. ♦Spur 63 runs north/south through Longview connecting TX Hwy 31 at its Longview terminus with Spur 502 north of TX Loop 281. Longview is accessed easily by I-20. New construction has prompted some major upgrades to the city’s system of roads. Medians have been added to Loop 281 as Phase I of the project is nearing completion. Phase II of the project will upgrade the road to a six lane parkway. Slated to start in 2009 TxDOT has informed Longview officials that the funds have been withdrawn placing Phase II on indefinite hold. TxDOT is researching an outer loop around the north side of Longview to complete the East Texas Hourglass. The road will loop around Longview and Tyler and is slated to start in 2012. The new I-69, part of the Trans-Texas Corridor TransTex Website Will be passing just east of the Longview area between Longview and Marshall. There has been a huge local oppisition to the 1/2 mile wide corridor that will include 6 lanes of traffic, along with rail lines and truck-only lanes. The planned I-69 highway will run near or over the current US 59 highway.

Rail Service
Amtrak passenger rail service is available on the Texas Eagle through a downtown terminal. Longview’s Amtrak rail station is the second busiest in the state of Texas and the fourth busiest station along the Texas Eagle route. The Longview Amtrak station is a connection stop where passengers can connect to the Texas cities of Nacogdoches, Houston and Galveston, as well as Shreveport, Louisiana by motorcoach. Daily trains between Chicago, Illinois and San Antonio stop each morning (Chicago-San Antonio) and each evening (San Antonio-Chicago). Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the Longview Amtrak station serves Chicago to Los Angeles trains. The return train, Los Angeles to Chicago stop in Longview on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. It serves about 20-50 passengers per day. A proposal is in the works for a high-speed rail system from Dallas / Ft. Worth to Shreveport along the I-20 corridor. Longview is served by two freight railroad lines. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad operates two trains daily through Longview. The Union Pacific Railroad has 25 daily trains through Longview’s facilities. The Longview Economic Development Corporation website provides more details about the transportation infrastructure including air, rail, trucking, waterways, and highway information. Many maps are also available. [3]

One Interstate freeway and two U.S. Highways run through the City of Longview. Four Texas State highways also run into Longview. Two Texas State highway Spurs serve to connect highways in Longview. ♦Interstate 20 is an east/west freeway that connects Longview to Dallas, approx. 125 miles (201 km) to the west and to Shreveport, Louisiana, approx. 60 miles (97 km) to the east. ♦U.S. Highway 80, runs through the central district of Longview. U.S. Hwy 80 was once a coast to coast highway from Tybee Beach near Savannah, Georgia and ran continuously across the southern part of the United States to San Diego, California. Today its western terminus is in Dallas, Texas making the length only 1,032 miles (1,661 km). ♦U.S. Highway 259 is a 250-mile (400 km) north/south spur route connecting


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Source: Uniquely Longview Magazine 2008 Edition company Good Shepherd Medical Center Eastman Chemical Trinity Rail, LLC Longview ISD LeTourneau Technologies City of Longview Longview Regional Medical Center Pine Tree ISD Dana Corporation Gregg County Diagnostic Clinic of Longview SITEL Neiman Marcus National Service Ctr. STEMCO TCIM LeTourneau University # of employees locally 2,077 1,500 1,333 1,180 1,125 815 690 686 601 575 515 500 452 385 375 365

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type of business Hospital and Medical Services Chemical Railway Cars Public Schools Heavy Equipment Government Medical Public School Automotive Supplier Government Medical Telecommunications Distribution Truck Equipment Telecommunications University

Looking west on Tyler St. in downtown Longview The economy in Longview is healthy. Despite a national downturn in the housing market, Longview has been growing and home prices continue to rise. Some major sectors of the Longview economy include the East Texas Oil Field, services, technology, such as Exponential Networks, and manufacturing. In 2007, Longview added some major chains to the areas north side. The addition of Kohl’s, two more Starbucks, a new Target, a third WalMart supercenter on the south side and a handful of hotels means Longview is

becoming a regional hub for shopping. Keeping shoppers in Longview and away from Tyler, Dallas and Shreveport has been an important strategy for the city. Most new construction has been located on the north side around Hawkins Pkwy. and US 259, with lesser development on the south side near Estes Pkwy. And it has Longview Mall. In 2007, Longview received two important certifications and one very prestigious award. In October 2007 Longview was re-certified as a Texas Urban Main Street City. Currently, there are 89 cities in the Texas Main Street Program, 10 of them are Urban Main Street Cities. In December 2007 Longview was awarded the Certified Retirement Community by the Texas Department of Agriculture through their Go Texan initiative. Longview was also declared a winner in the top 100 Best Cities for Young People award.

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Dallas, and is available on cable and Dish Network. KLTS, the PBS affiliate from Shreveport, LA, is available on digital cable and over the air in many parts of the city. DirecTV viewers in the market receive the PBS National feed. In addition to the in-market stations, most areas can receive some or all of the following stations from the Shreveport, LA - Texarkana, TX DMA:

Higher Education
The city of Longview is home to four institutions of higher learning and one trade (cosmetology) school: • LeTourneau University (website) • Kilgore College, Longview Campus (website) • Texas Baptist College, an unaccredited Baptist Bible College (website) • The University of Texas at Tyler, Longview University Center (website)

Public Schools
Longview is one of a few in Texas that is served by four school districts. Longview Independent School District Enrollment 8,150. 16 Schools. Home of the Lobos. Serves south and northeast Longview. Pine Tree Independent School District Enrollment 4,631. 7 Schools. Home of the Pirates. Serves west Longview including Pine Tree and Greggton. Spring Hill Independent School District Enrollment 1,862. 5 Schools. Home of the Panthers. Serves north Longview in the Spring Hill area. Hallsville Independent School District Enrollment 4,037. 6 Schools. Home of the Bobcats. Serves far east Longview around Harrison county.

Cable Television/High Speed Internet
• Longview Cable Television

• Longview News-Journal

Longview and Gregg County are part of the Tyler-Longview Arbitron Radio Market, market # 145. The following radio stations can be reliably received in most parts of the city.

FM Stations AM Stations

Longview operates two libraries. • [4] • Longview Public Library • Broughton Branch Library

Notable natives, citizens, and associated people
• , One of the first African American WAC in WWII. [12] • , US and World record holder of hot air balloon flights. Dr. Bill Bussey is a practicing dentist in Longview Texas who founded the Great Texas Balloon Race and is credited with originating the "Balloon Glow", a popular event at balloon festivals around the world. He was one of the founding members and directors of the North American Balloon Association. Dr. Bussey is also Chairman and CFO of "The Racing Experience"[13] which bills itself as the original Sprint Cup stock car racing school. In 2007, The Lone Star Flight Museum on Galveston Island, Texas inducted Dr. Bussey[14] into its Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. • Rodney Carrington[15], Born in Longview, graduate of Pine Tree High School, Carrington attended Kilgore College in nearby Kilgore, Texas and studied acting. He is a popular comedian who mixes his

TV Stations
Longview and Gregg County are part of the Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches DMA (Designated Market Area), DMA #110. The following in-market television stations are available over the air. The 5 major network stations in the market have local newscasts which all originate from Tyler. KYTX carries a special Longview/Kilgore edition at 6:30 PM weekdays, with news targeted to Gregg, Upshur, and Wood Counties. The once-daily KFXK newscast is at 9:00 PM weekdays. The market does not have a dedicated PBS affiliate. The acting PBS affiliate is KERA-TV


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adult humor with country music. He lives with his wife and family in Tulsa, Oklahoma • Evonne Hsu, American born Taiwanese singer. • , Graduate of Longview High School, Wide Receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners, recently drafted by the Washington Redskins. Malcolm is involved with Mercy Ships, a global charity which uses hospital ships to provide free health care and community development services to developing nations. • , professional baseball player - 1972-1987 - Lee Lacy was born in Longview, Texas and played major league baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles

• , country singer-songwriter - Neal McCoy was born in Jacksonville, Texas and makes his home in Longview, Texas. Neal McCoy’s first venture as a professional singer was with a R&B band. He later switched to country music. After winning a talent contest in 1981, McCoy got the opportunity to tour with C&W star Charley Pride, performing as Mr. Pride’s opening act. After about six years, McCoy went on his own and released his first single. At the time he was still spelling his last name as McGoy which is a phonetic spelling of his parent’s name, McGaughey (Neal was born as Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr.). By the time he released his first album, he had changed his last name to McCoy. According to the Official Neal McCoy website, Neal and his wife Melinda


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founded and operate the East Texas Angel Network (ETAN) in 1995. ETAN raises money to help the families of critically ill children in East Texas. Neal McCoy’s video "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," won the Video of the Year in 1997 from TNN/Music City News County Awards. Neal McCoy was also twice named the Entertainer of the Year in 1998 & 1999 from the TNN/Music City News Country Awards. In 2006 he received the ACM/

Home Depot Humanitarian Award. McCoy has 3 platinum albums, and 1 gold album. • , actor, producer and director - Matthew McConaughey is not from Longview in the sense that it is not his home town. McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. He moved to Longview in 1980 and graduated from Longview High School in 1988. He is fondly remembered by many who knew him during the time he lived in Longview.


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Frequency (MHz) 88.7 89.5 89.9 90.3 90.7 91.3 91.9 92.1 92.3 93.1 93.7 94.5 95.3 96.1 96.5 98.1 98.9 99.3 100.3 100.7 101.1 101.5 101.9 102.3 102.7 Call letters KZLO KVNE KDAQ KBJS KTAA KGLY KHCJ KTBBFM KCULFM KTYLFM KXKSFM KRUF KFROFM KKTXFM KVKIFM KTALFM KTUX KZTK KXAL KPXI KRMDFM KNUE Licensed location Kilgore Tyler Shreveport Jacksonville Big Sandy Tyler Jefferson Tyler Marshall Tyler Shreveport Shreveport Gilmer Kilgore Shreveport Texarkana/ Shreveport Carthage/ Shreveport White Oak Tatum Overton Oil City Tyler Type Translator of KLOVE Primary Primary Primary Translator of KCCV-FM Primary Translator of KHCB-FM Primary Translator of KOYE Primary Primary Primary Translator of KLJT Primary Primary Primary Primary Primary (?) Translator of KDVE Primary Primary Primary Translator of KZQX-LP Primary Primary Format Contemporary Christian Contemporary Christian NPR, Classical, Jazz Christian talk Christian talk Traditional Christian Christian radio Talk radio

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Nickname K-LOVE

Red River Radio

Regional Mexican Hot Adult Contemporary Country Top 40 Top 40 Album-oriented rock Adult Contemporary Classic Rock Album-oriented rock Talk radio Spanish Contemporary Country Country Country Jazzy adult standards (Top 40) Rhythmic contemporary

La Super Invarosa Mix 93-1 Kiss Country Big Dog 94-5 The Breeze 96X

98Rocks 99X


K256AW Longview KLJT KBLZ Jacksonville Winona

QX-FM The Breeze The Blaze


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103.1 103.9 104.1 104.3 104.5 104.7 105.3 105.7 106.5 106.9 107.3 KDVE KMHTFM KKUS KGASFM KJTX KZQXLP Pittsburg Marshall Tyler Carthage Jefferson Chalk Hill Primary Primary Primary Primary Primary Primary Translator of KZQX-LP Primary Primary Translator of KBLZ Primary Spanish Contemporary Country/Sports Classic Country Country Gospel Jazzy adult standards Jazzy adult standards Country Adult Contemporary Rhythmic contemporary Urban adult contemporary

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QX-FM QX-FM Kicks 105 Sunny 106.5 The Blaze Hot 107-3 Jams

K256AW Kilgore KYKX KOOI KAZE KISX Longview Jacksonville Ore City Whitehouse

Frequency (kHz) 600 710 1130 1240 1370 1430 1450 1470


Licensed location Tyler Shreveport Shreveport Kilgore Longview Gladewater Marshall Henderson

Type Primary Primary Primary Primary Translator of KKUS (FM) Primary Primary Primary

Format News/Talk/Sports News/Talk/Sports Classic Country/Sports True Oldies Classic Country News/Talk/Sports ESPN Radio ESPN Radio

• , professional baseball player - 1956-1963 - Charlie Neal was born in Longview and spent eight seasons in the major leagues with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Cincinnati Reds. A two-time National League All-Star at second base (1959 & 1960), Charlie led the N.L. in triples and sacrifice hits in 1959. • , a professional football player in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys - 1972-1983 Robert Newhouse was born in Longview, Texas. • , place-kicker for the Jacksonville Jaguars Josh Scobee was born in Longview, Texas and played football for Longview High

School. Scobee began his career as a kicker during his senior year at Longview High School. He had a perfect record of 23 for 23 in kicking extra points. Scobee played for Louisiana Tech University setting the school record for field goals and total points scored by a kicker. In 2004, Scobee was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars. • , professional motorcycle road racer - Ben Spies was born in Memphis TN and now lives in Longview, Texas. Ben began riding motorcycles competitively as a teenager and turned pro in 2000 at age 16. He has successfully his first national


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championship in 2006 and defended it successfully in 2007. James Street, University of Texas quarterback (1966-1969) - Led the Longhorns to the 1969 NCAA National Championship. He is also the father of Oakland Athletics pitcher Huston Street. Bobby Taylor, Graduate of Longview High School, played football collegiately at Notre Dame, and professionally for the Philadelphie Eagles - 1995-2005. José Francisco Torres, professional soccer player. , politician, lawyer - Craig Washington was born in Longview, Texas. Washington is a former African-American Texas state representative, Texas state senator and a U.S. Congressman representing Texas as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives. In 1972, the state of Texas began electing members of the state House of Representatives and State Senate, from single-member districts. Craig Washington, along with other minority candidates ran for the House of Representatives in Texas. Washington’s effort was successful, and he served as Texas state representative, Rep. from District 86, 1973-1982. He then ran for the Texas state senate and served as a Texas state senator from Senatorial District 13, from 1983-1989. When a vacancy due to the death of Congressman Mickey Leland in 1989, Washington ran for and was elected as a Democrat to the 101st United States Congress for Texas’s 18th congressional district. He successfully ran for reelection to the 102nd United States Congress and 103rd United States Congress and served from December 9, 1989, to January 3, 1995. David Wesley, Graduate of Longview High School, professional basketball player 1995-2008 Sam West, professional baseball player 1927-1942 , Academy Award winning actor, producer and director - Forest Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas. His family moved to Southern California while he was still a toddler but he would return to visit relatives in Longview frequently during his childhood. , professional baseball player - 2001-2006 - Dan Wright was born in Longview, Texas. Dan Wright was drafted on June 4,

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1996 by the Cleveland Indians in the 19th round of the 1996 amateur draft but he did not sign with the Indians. On June 2, 1999 Wright was drafted again, this time by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 1999 amateur draft and signed with the Sox on July 10, 1999. He played for the Chicago White Socks from 2001-2004 when he was released on December 15, 2004. As a free agent, Wright signed with the Seattle Mariners for the 2005 season and was placed on their Tacoma Rainiers AAA Club. The Seattle Mariners released Wright on June 21, 2006. [http://www.baseballreference.com/w/ wrighda02.shtml#TRANS • Chris Davis, professional baseball player, First baseman for the Texas Rangers 2008-Present • Jared Graham, widely regarded as one of the best PT leaders in the Army* Karen Silkwood, union activist who discoverd while working for Kerr-McGee that there was evidence of spills, leaks, and missing plutonium. She was killed in an automobile accident while on her way to meet with an Atomic Energy Commission official and a New York Times reporter. Silkwood was the subject of a motion picture, Silkwood, released in 1983. • , country music singer-songwriter who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, was born in 1983 in Longview, Texas, but was reared in Lindale, Texas about 80 miles east of Dallas. At age sixteen, Lambert began appearing on the Johnny High Country Music Review in Arlington, Texas, the same show that helped launch the career of LeAnn Rimes. Signed to Columbia Records in 2004, Lambert made her debut on the Billboard country music charts that year with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in 2007.



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[2] "US Board on Geographic Names". [10] Source: City of Longview website United States Geological Survey. [11] Source: City of Longview website 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. [12] Black WAC Joined to Be What She Retrieved on 2008-01-31. Wanted to Be [3] "Find a County". National Association of [13] The Racing Experience Counties. http://www.naco.org/ [14] Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/ [15] Rodney Carrington - CMT website bio cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved page on 2008-01-31. [16] http://www.activemusician.com/MirandaLambert-Biography--t8i3655 [4] McWhorter, Eugene W., Traditions of the Land - The History of Gregg County Texas, Gregg County Historical Foundation, 1989; pg 35-36. Also referenced on the official website for Longview, Texas [5] The Southern Pacific Railroad was purchased by the Texas and Pacific Railroad on March 21, 1872. • Longview’s Official Community Portal [6] Texas State Historical Association - The • City of Longview, Texas (Official Handbook of Texas Online Government Website) [7] Southern Pacific’s Longview-Waskom • Convention and Visitors Bureau (Official line Visitor Website) [8] "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". • Longview Chamber of Commerce United States Census Bureau. • Longview Economic Development 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/ Corporation www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved • The East Texas Review on 2008-01-31. • The Longview News-Journal [9] "Average Weather for Longview, TX• Longview, Texas is at coordinates Temperature and Precipitation". The 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W / 32.509147°N Weather Channel. 94.753909°W / 32.509147; -94.753909 http://www.weather.com/weather/ (Longview, Texas)Coordinates: 32°30′33″N wxclimatology/monthly/graph/ 94°45′14″W / 32.509147°N 94.753909°W / 75604?from=36hr_bottomnav_undeclared. 32.509147; -94.753909 (Longview, Texas) Retrieved on March 16 2008.


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