New ‘LONGV EW’ sign at Heritage Plaza is perfect place to strike a pose

WEBXTRA: New sign up at Heritage Square in downtown Longview

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - Well, apparently everyone can be a part of Longview, if you want to be. 

They have put up a new sign in Heritage Plaza in Downtown Longview, and it says, shockingly enough, Longview. But it does look like a mistake was made. It was actually made on purpose so a person could stand where the missing “I” is.

It’s already become a popular place to have a picture made and it just went up Friday morning. 

According to Longview Main Street Coordinator Melida Heien, the idea came from Dr. Blake Williams after he saw a similar sign in Lufkin.

The letters were manufactured in White Oak. It was supposed to have been installed on April 18 with a lot of fanfare but that was canceled. The city thought it was unwise to have a ceremony to unveil the sign so they elected to just put it up so people could become the “I” in Longview. 

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