Property Owners Sell to Wal-Mart

It looks like all systems go for a new proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter in a Longview neighborhood. The city has reached an agreement with two property owners for the right of way to build turn lanes for the new center. It will be located in the Gilmer,Reel road area. Stalled negotiations had the city prepared to use eminent domain, to possibly force the owners of a business park and an auto parts store to sell the tracks. The location has been opposed by several area homeowners groups. Along with the turn lanes, Wal-Mart says they will make 700 thousand dollars worth of road improvements in the area.