A group of Longview youngsters put together a special delivery of cookies for soldiers stationed overseas today. Longview girl scouts from Troop 2851 and 2870 have collected more than 700 boxes of girl scout cookies to be sent to more than 60 soldiers serving in Iraq. The girls call it "Operation Appreciation". They say they want to show their support of U.S. troops and give them a little taste of home.
The girls sold cookies to customers then asked them to buy a second box to be sent to troops. Each gift box contains 12 boxes of girl scout cookies, and a little message from the girls.
The girls sold cookies beginning January first to come up with the packages, which will arrive to troops in a couple of weeks.
A man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck in Harrison County. According to a press release, a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling eastbound on US-80 when the vehicle went off the south side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle is identified as Lawrence C. Walls, 49, of Marshall. Walls was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Mike Smith. His body was transported to Meadowbrook Funeral Home. DPS states that the crash is under investigation. Copyright 2017 K...More >>
Tyler police are looking for a theft suspect. The theft occurred Saturday at 3300 Troup Highway. The victim is described as a 85-year-old female. According to a report, the woman was followed into the restaurant by a Hispanic male. The male suspect then allegedly stole the victim's purse after she left it unattended. A witness alerted the woman to the theft. The victim then checked the parking lot and discovered that her vehicle had been taken. The vehi...More >>
In a tradition of spring, East Texas veterans organizations ask people to remember memorial day through accepting a symbol. A flower. Memorial day weekend, a time of reflection and honoring those who have fallen while serving our country. The gift of a simple 'buddy poppy' has a deeply profound meaning for veterans. Thanks to a World War one officer. "The original story was written and thrown in the trash. John Mcrea dug ...More >>
In a tradition of spring, East Texas veterans organizations ask people to remember memorial day through accepting a symbol. A flower. Memorial day weekend, a time of reflection and honoring those who have fallen while serving our country. The gift of a simple 'buddy poppy' has a deeply profound meaning for veMore >>
From the Texas Department of Public Safety: On May 25, 2018 at 2:32 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on IH-20, 10 miles east of the city of Lindale.More >>
It is hard to remember 2-year span when the flag of the United States and the traditions surrounding it were more under attack than right now.More >>