A train day-trip through East Texas
Sept. 20, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Nestled through the trees of East Texas, the railroad lines connecting Longview and Mineola provide a unique day-trip adventure filled with food, drinks, local shops, a historic movie theatre, and of course trains. Best of all, this day trip doesn’t have to break the bank.
An Evening with President George W. Bush
Sept. 12, 2019, 1:12 p.m.
Former President George W. Bush will speak in Longview in December as the inaugural program in a regional speaker series being launched by the Longview News-Journal and other leading institutions across East Texas.
The Story of Downtown Live
Aug. 5, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Downtown Live started approximately 10 years ago as a small, lunchtime concert series in the newly constructed Heritage Plaza. It was a free concert with a local musician, there were a few vendors and it was promoted as a bring your own brown bag event.
8 Events to Celebrate Fall
Aug. 2, 2019, 2 p.m.
Fall is that wonderful time of the year when the trees change their color, sweaters are pulled out of trunks, and we get to sip the first of many pumpkin spice lattes. The cooler weather sparks something inside us that ignites a quest for togetherness and fun. To help your planning, we’ve pulled together a list of upcoming events to help you celebrate fall.
Free Things to do in Longview
July 23, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
It’s easy to find free things to do in Longview! Whether you’re on a budget or just saving for a rainy day, we have plenty of affordable outings that will have you coming back for more.
An Insider's Guide to the Great Texas Balloon Race
July 23, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
So, you’re going to attend Longview’s Great Texas Balloon Race and want to find out exactly how it works. We’re here for you! We are locals who have attended many times and understand the intricacies of this fun 3-day event.
Guide to the Special Shapes
July 22, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
The Special Shapes will be all over town this Friday, July 26 at 7 am! We have the inside scoop on the locations. Each location will have a free breakfast so get there early!
Lonesome Dove Drive Thru Safari
March 29, 2019, 8:50 a.m.
Two miles north of Jefferson, on Highway 59, sits a beautiful piece of land that is home to more than 80 animals. Alpaca, bison and red deer graze alongside donkeys, camels and wildebeests.
7 Fun Things to do in Downtown
June 22, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
This Spring, pull yourself away from Netflix and try doing something out of the ordinary. Downtown Longview is super walkable and that makes it easy for anyone to explore a museum, see beautiful pieces of art, dine at a new cafe or check out some of our local historical sites. We made a quick list of some of our favorite fun things to do in Downtown.
7 Fun Facts about LeTourneau University Belcher Center
Nov. 17, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
The LeTourneau University Belcher Center is a wonderful addition to Longview and is enjoyed as a performing arts venue for all kinds of wonderful productions.