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Food Snob Chronicles: The 2014 Ballpark Tour: Chicago (South Side)

There are plenty of reasons to love Chicago. Mine are the deep dish pizza, Chicken Vesuvio and the most confused hot dog in the world (Is it a salad or a hot dog?). The windy city, which actually has less wind than a lot of other...

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The Great Texas Balloon Race, August 1st – 3rd

Great Balloon Race is upon us August 1-3, will mark the 37th year of the Great Texas Balloon Race, but this year Longview and East Texas will have a full week of high-flying balloons in the sky because the Balloon Federation of America’s Hot Air Competition Division holds...

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Social Security honors Veterans

In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as we celebrate our nation’s independence. On July 12, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln...

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Retirement is a big decision

If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. July 26 is All or Nothing Day. Not a day for the undecided, All or Nothing Day is dedicated to the idea of making decisions and plunging in. Whether...

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Jill Jackson’s Hollywood

John Wayne was born 35 miles southwest of Des Moines, Iowa, on May 26, 1907. He was nominated twice for an Academy Award, in 1949 for "The Sands of Iwo Jima" and in 1969 for "True Grit," for which he won the Best Actor Oscar. "John Wayne, The...

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Junior League of Longview marches on, elects new officers

[caption id="attachment_3197" align="aligncenter" width="864"] From left to right (front row): Crista Black (Vice President-Community), Teri Crowson (Recording Secretary), Melanie Northcutt Crocker (Vice President-Communication), Kristi Kemper (Vice President-Membership); (back row) Lori Danielson (Member-at-Large), Amy Miller (Nominating Chair), Kristen Ishihara (President-Elect), Amy Hull (President), Becca Scott (Vice President-Finance), Taylor Clark (President-Elect),...

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