Longview, Texas: Celebrating 150 Years

Join with your community in celebrating 150 years as the city of Longview, Texas.




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Longview, Texas: Celebrating 150 Years

Longview is full of friendly folks and is a small city that is very BIG ON SERVICE! That’s the nature of Real East Texas.

Take a deeper look at Longview and you’ll discover that we’re more than piney woods. Drop by for a visit and you find friendly folks who’ll help you connect to fun and relaxation. Sure we have pines, but our oaks, maples, sweet gum, honey locust and red cedar provide a beautiful springtime through summer and can blaze with fall color well into November some years.

This Day in History

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March 28

March 28, 1949: An estimated 40,000 people attended the formal opening of The Lacy Gardens, state police said after the eight-hour event. The record-breaking crowd viewed the azalea terraces, flower beds and waterfall designed by landscape architect Leonard Riggs...

March 27

March 27, 1959: A resolution urging the Legislature to adopt a broad-based flat tax imposed on earnings, salaries and wages without exemptions. The proposal was urged in lieu of a sales tax, as was being proposed in the Legislature. March 27, 1997: New Longview Police...

March 26

March 26, 1980: A parade of Spring Hill residents, some quoting the Declaration of Independence, turned out to let the Longview City Council know why they were opposed to their proposed annexation. When the hearing was closed after more than two hours, a Spring Hill...

March 25

March 25, 1970: The first 500 of the Longview Centennial silver medallions arrived at Centennial headquarters and were “going fast,” said Kurt Borris, chairman of the special novelties committee. The issue was limited to 1,970 and he advised collectors to act fast...

March 24

March 24, 1948: County Judge Earl Sharp met with Harrison County officials regarding plans for a four-lane superhighway linking Gregg and Harrison counties. The proposed divided roadway would replace the outdated portion of U.S. 80 that linked the two counties. March...

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The NIE works with the Longview News-Journal to support education through the paper.

The NIE is offering Longview citizens a chance to leave behind a legacy as part of the City’s 150th birthday.