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Posted on: June 29, 2022

City Offices Closed for Independence Day

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City of Longview offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2022. Trash, recycling, and yard waste will be collected on regular schedule. If you have a Water or Sewer Emergency during the holiday, please call 903-236-3030....

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City of Longview News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

2022 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration

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Country musician Drake White and his band The Big Fire will headline an outdoor free-to-the-public concert to be held just before the biggest fireworks show in East Texas at the 2022 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration. Mount Pleasant native Hayden McBride ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Unofficial Results for General Election and Special Bond Election

City Elections News Flash

The results for the May 7 General Election and Special Bond Election will be posted here on Saturday, May 7.

Unofficial Results for District 5 General Election

Unofficial results are as follows:

  • Bernd "Dutch" Deblouw: 48 votes with 4.77%
  • Michelle Ga...
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Additional Info... City of Longview News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Fairmont Street Reconstruction and Closure from H.G. Mosley to Toler Road

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Beginning at 8:00 am Monday, August 9, Fairmont Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic, westbound only. The closure is needed to facilitate the reconstruction of Fairmont Street. One-way westbound traffic is anticipated to continue for one year.&am...

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City of Longview News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Notice of 2021 Tax Year Adopted Tax Rate for City of Longview

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The City of Longview adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax.

The tax rate will effectively be raised by 5.33 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Residential Structure Fire - 1501 Dixon St.

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On June 30, 2022, the Longview Fire Department responded to 1501 Dixon St. for a reported residential structure fire.  When crews arrived they found fire coming from a bedroom and the hallway.  The fire was brought under control in appro...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Water Rescue Team Activation

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On Thursday, June 30, 2022, six members of the Longview Fire Department Water Rescue Team were activated by Texas Tasks Force One.  The six member team will report to Beaumont, Texas in preparation for the predicted flooding in the area that may ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Residential Structure Fire - 518 Young St.

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On June 25, 2022 about 3:10 p.m. the Longview Fire Department responded to 518 Young St. for a reported residential structure fire.  Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and found the back of the house on fire.  Crews were able to ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Residential Structure Fire - 1823 Blueridge Parkway

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On June 26, 2022 about 1:10 p.m. the Longview Fire Department responded to 1823 Blueridge Parkway for a reported residential structure fire.  When Fire Department personnel arrived on scene they found a portable storage building on fire. &nbs...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Library CLOSED on July 4

Library building silhouette with American flag in background. Library closed on July 4.

The library will be CLOSED on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Outside drops will remain open.

Everyone be safe, and have a great 4th of July!

Be sure to check out the City of Longview's "Fireworks and Freedom" Celebration at The Longview ...

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Library News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Silent Library Games - Adult Summer Reading Club

Library table sits amongst the stacks and shelves for Silent Library Games.

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No talking in the library. Only winning!

We’re hosting Silent Library games here at the library for an Adult Summer Reading Club challenge!

For those unfamiliar, Silent Library was an MTV game show that was adapted for American television f...

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Library News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Percussionist, Lady Chops! - Summer Reading Club

Silhouette of a woman playing the drums. Percussionist Lady Chops on July 6.

Get ready for our next Summer Reading Club performer, Elizabeth Vidos.Or as she likes to be called on stage: Lady Chops!

With her one women drumming show, “Drum Roll Please,” she’ll be showing us all sorts of different items y...

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Library News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

SRC 2022 - Movie Day

Kids watch a movie on a couch and are joined by ocean animals with popcorn. Showing Moana on July 7.

We will show a family friendly movie at the library, every other Thursday throughout SRC.

There will be a standard show at 10:30 AM.

We will also hold a special, interactive show at 2:00 PM, where kids will get a special bag filled with goodies to interact ...

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Library News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Retro Aerobics - Subjects From the Shelves

Aerobics instructor in vintage leotard and leg warmers holds an old stereo for Retro Aerobics class

Get ready to inject a blast from the past into your exercise and workout routine!

In this ASRC edition of Subjects From the Shelves, we’re taking exercise to an old school level with Retro Aerobics!

We’ll be streaming a selection of workout videos from the ...

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Library News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Adult Craft Day: Suminagashi

Black and white marbled background for Suminagashi, Japanese water marbling class.

It’s an Oceans of Possibility this year, so we’re looking to the water for inspiration on this project!

Suminagashi ("Sue-me-nah-gosh-ee") is the Japanese art of water marbling.We'll show you how to use ink and water ...

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Library News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Summer Reading Club - End Party at McWhorter Park!

Various ocean animals, and children on a sailboat gather together to celebrate the SRC End Party

Help us close out the library’s summer on a high note!

This year we're holding the end party to a new location!

Because Broughton Recreation Center is currently undergoing renovations, we will be holding the party at McWhorter Park in Lon...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

2022 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration

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Country musician Drake White and his band The Big Fire will headline an outdoor free-to-the-public concert to be held just before the biggest fireworks show in East Texas at the 2022 Fireworks and Freedom Celebration. Mount Pleasant native Hayden McBride ...

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Additional Info... Longview Convention Complex News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

East Texas Food Bank - Distribution July 8

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East Texas Food Bank Distribution events are at the Longview Exhibit Center the second Friday of each month. This is a drive thru event from 8 to 10 a.m. while supplies last. There is no need to register, first come, first served. Enter from Cotton Street...

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Longview Convention Complex News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Southern Roots Rabbit and Cavy Show - July 8-9

Southern Roots Rabbit Show

Hours are 7 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday. Competitors will show 30-40 different breeds of rabbits and compete for Best of Breed and Best in Show points. Admission is free.  For more information ...

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Longview Convention Complex News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Longview Trade Days - July 9-10

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The Longview Jaycees Trade Days will be held at the Longview Exhibit Center, July 9-10, 2022. Doors are open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Vendors of all kinds come to buy, sell, trade and swap. Admission and park...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Moto Xtreme Circus July 15-16

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This high-adrenaline show combines action sports with the most spectacular circus thrill acts featuring the X Metal Riders freestyle motorcycle riders. Two shows daily at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Gates open one hour before show time. Limited supply of advance t...

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Moto Xtreme Circus Website Longview Convention Complex News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Family Fun Fest - July 16th

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There will be vendors, food trucks, bounce houses, and various activities for children to participate in. Live performances by That Girl Lay Lay, Young Hi-Way, G-baby, and many more. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 per Child. For more information conta...

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Family Fun Fest Website Longview Convention Complex News

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Back to School SPLASH BASH

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This event is family friendly for all ages! The food vendors will sell at their regular food vendor prices! Make sure to save the date, August 5th, from 6:00pm - 10:00pm at Stamper Park located on 400 Fair Street. Visit our website for more information!&a...

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Additional Info... Parks News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Safety City Play Days

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- Please bring your own bike and helmet
- No motorized vehicles
- No glass allowed on Safety City premises

Additional Info... Parks News
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days

Date: August 14, 2022Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Location: Longview Swim CenterAdmission: $3.00 per dog

PLEASE NOTE: Must have tags and proof of rabies vaccination. There will be screening at the point...

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Additional Info... Parks News
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Itty Bitty Beach Party

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Date: July 16, 2022Time: 10a.m. - 12:00p.m.Location: Longview Swim CenterAdmission: $5.00 per family of four 

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Additional Info... Parks News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Dive-In Movie

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Date: July 24, 2022Time: 7:30PMLocation: Longview Swim CenterAdmission: $5.00 per person, 3 and under FREE

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Additional Info... Parks News
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Seasonal Part-Time Lifeguards NEEDED!

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Job Description: Coordinates and performs a variety of lifeguard duties on behalf of the City's Parks and Recreation Department; supervises and provides for the safety of swimmers; prepares accident and incidents reports; assists in clea...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Police Search for Suspects in Aggravated Robbery

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The Longview Police Department needs the public's assistance identifying the suspect responsible for an aggravated robbery.

On Friday, July 1, 2022, at around 1:25 p.m., Longview Police Officers responded to Kay’s Jewelers located inside...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Physician indicted on multiple counts of sexual abuse

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On June 7, 2022, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Longview Police Detectives located and arrested 59-year-old Dr. Matt Hipke of Longview for two grand jury indictments warrants for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child with the victim being under 14 years old. &a...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

CELEBRATE JULY 4

The Fireworks and Freedom Celebration is fast approaching. Make plans to see the largest fireworks show in East Texas. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm on July 4. LongviewTexas.gov/Fireworks

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

FREE CONCERT

Come enjoy country musician Drake White and East Texan Hayden McBride during the Fireworks and Freedom Celebration. Concert starts at 6:30 pm on July 4 at the Longview Convention Complex. LongviewTexas.gov/Fireworks

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

WE'RE HIRING

Fire, Police, Public Works, and many other departments - Check out the variety of opportunities available with the City of Longview at LongviewTexas.gov/Jobs

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