Longview, Texas


Longview, Texas
City of Longview
—  City  —
Nickname(s): Balloon Capital of Texas
Motto: Real East Texas
Location of Longview, Texas
Coordinates: 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W / 32.50917°N 94.75389°W / 32.50917; -94.75389Coordinates: 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W / 32.50917°N 94.75389°W / 32.50917; -94.75389
Country  United States
State  Texas
Counties Gregg, Harrison
Government
 – Type Council-Manager
 – City Council Mayor Jay Dean
John Sims
Daryl Williams
Kasha Williams
Wayne Frost
Richard Manley
Sidney Allen
 – City Manager David Willard
Area
 – City 54.8 sq mi (141.8 km2)
 – Land 54.7 sq mi (141.6 km2)
 – Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Population (2010)
 – City 80,455
 – Density 1,468.2/sq mi (567.38/km2)
 – Metro 204,746
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-43888[1]
GNIS feature ID 1374716[2]
Website http://www.longviewtexas.gov/

Longview is a city in Gregg and Harrison Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 80,455. Most of the city is located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat;[3] only a small part extends into the western part of neighboring Harrison County. It is situated in East Texas, on the grid of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highways 80 and 259, just north of the Sabine River. Longview is a commercial hub for the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Longview is the principal city of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger MSA made up of Gregg, Upshur, and Rusk counties (population 271,669).[4] Longview is considered a major hub city in the region, as is the nearby city of Tyler.

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Geography

Longview sign on Interstate 20
Downtown Longview in the historic district
Austin Bank is located in north Longview.

Longview is located at 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W / 32.50917°N 94.75389°W / 32.50917; -94.75389 (32.509147, -94.753909)[5]. Longview is surrounded by many smaller cities and towns including: Kilgore, Gladewater, Gilmer, Ore City, Hallsville, Harleton, Diana, White Oak, and Lakeport. It is approximately 40 miles (64 km) east of the similarly sized city of Tyler.

Incorporated areas include Spring Hill, Greggton, Pine Tree, Judson, and Longview Heights.

Demographics

As of the 2010 census Longview had a population of 80,455. The median age was 34. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 56.2% non-Hispanic white, 22.6% non-Hispanic black, 0.5% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 9.5% from some other race, 2.3% from two or more races and 18.0% Hispanic or Latino.[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 73,344 people, 28,363 households, and 19,116 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,341.8 people per square mile (518.1/km²). There were 30,727 housing units at an average density of 562.1 per square mile (217.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.10% White, 22.11% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.92% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.31% of the population.

There were 28,363 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,858, and the median income for a family was $42,378. Males had a median income of $33,078 versus $21,400 for females. The per capita income for the city was $156,768. About 13.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Local government

Longview Municipal Building

According to the city’s most recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $75.9 million in Revenues, $87.7 million in expenditures, $47.6 million in total assets, $9.0 million in total liabilities, and $12.2 million in cash in investments.[7]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[8]

Department Director
City Manager David Willard
Director of Finance Angela Coen
Director of Public Works Keith Bonds
Director of Human Resources Karri Hyko
Director of Development Services Kevin Cummings
Director of Community Services Laura Hill

Libraries

Longview operates two libraries.

  • Longview Public Library[9]
  • Broughton Branch Library

State government

Longview is represented in the Texas Senate by Republican Kevin Eltife, District 1, and in the Texas House of Representatives by Republican David Simpson, District 7.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Longview District Parole Office in Longview.[10]

Federal government

Longview is part of Texas' US Congressional 1st District, which is currently represented by Republican Louie Gohmert.

The United States Postal Service operates the Longview,[11] Downtown Longview,[12] and Northwest Longview post offices.[13]

Climate

Winter: Winters are mild. Average snowfall is less than 2”. There are usually one or two ice storms each winter. Normal highs are from the 50s-60s. Lows range from 30s to 40s. Temperature rarely dips below 20 and occasionally can get as warm as 80 during the winter months.

Spring: The season brings storms as a transition from winter to summer. Temperatures range from 60s-80s for the high, and 40-60s for the low. The date of the last frost is April 4. Severe thunderstorms are common during this season as cold fronts pass though the area. This is the wettest time of year

Summer: The summertime is hot and humid. Temperatures slowly climb from the 90s to the 100s going into the dog days of summer. Lows are in the 70s. This is the driest and sunniest time of year. Heat index can climb to around 110.

Fall: It’s marked by the first cold front that knocks the 100 degree temps down into the 90s. Fall starts in mid September and lasts until December. Foliage begins to change in late October. Temps start cooling down and dew points begin to drop.

Climate data for Longview
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 86
(30)
90
(32)
97
(36)
98
(37)
103
(39)
110
(43)
108
(42)
113
(45)
109
(43)
101
(38)
93
(34)
93
(34)
113
(45)
Average high °F (°C) 57
(14)
63
(17)
70
(21)
77
(25)
84
(29)
91
(33)
94
(34)
94
(34)
89
(32)
80
(27)
63
(17)
59
(15)
76.8
(24.9)
Average low °F (°C) 34
(1)
37
(3)
44
(7)
51
(11)
61
(16)
69
(21)
72
(22)
71
(22)
65
(18)
53
(12)
43
(6)
36
(2)
53.0
(11.7)
Record low °F (°C) −4
(−20)
3
(−16)
17
(−8)
20
(−7)
37
(3)
52
(11)
56
(13)
46
(8)
38
(3)
25
(−4)
20
(−7)
2
(−17)
−4
(−20)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.79
(96.3)
3.93
(99.8)
4.11
(104.4)
4.19
(106.4)
4.79
(121.7)
5.03
(127.8)
2.83
(71.9)
2.71
(68.8)
3.81
(96.8)
4.34
(110.2)
4.75
(120.7)
4.78
(121.4)
49.06
(1,246.1)
Source: [14]

Area events

The Multicultural Festival of Longview is an event that attracts people country-wide. This event is held in the fall by the local Race Relations Committee. They boast a plethora of live entertainment, exhibitors, and cuisine that reflect the many ethnicities and cultures that make up Longview.

The East Texas Boat, RV and Camping Expo attracts people from around the region. This event is held the last weekend in January each year.

Zonta Antique Show and Sale

The Zonta Antique Show and Sale is a three day event held on the first weekend in March. One of the most popular antique shows in the region, it attracts antique dealers from all over the country who come to show and sell their antiques and collectibles to the many that attend from across East Texas.

The annual Memorial Day Weekend Motorcycle Rally, otherwise known as Party In The Pines, attracts motorcycle riders and clubs from across Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Begun in 2006, the event is growing with added attractions, exhibits and attendees each year. An open rally, all motorcycles and riders are welcome to come and enjoy the nightly music, daily activities, vendors and Sunday Patriotic Motorcycle & Flag parade through the city of Longview. More than 300 motorcycles participate in this parade which is escorted by the Longview Police Department's Motorcycle Traffic Unit. All active military personal in uniform are offered free admission to the event.

AlleyFest happens on the streets of Downtown Longview Texas

AlleyFest is held on the first weekend of June every year. Begun in 1978 with 39 artists in Historic Bank Alley and called "Alley Art", the show has grown each year. Today AlleyFest includes Alley Art, Alley Run (10K, 5K and 1Mile runs), Music Fest, Kids Fest and a Food Fest. Each year AlleyFest offers special exhibits such as antique car shows, Texas Parks and Wildlife traveling educational program, Budweiser Clydesdales, and others. Music is provided by popular and well known bands and have included Three Dog Night, Jefferson Starship, Percy Sledge, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Blue Oyster Cult and more. AlleyFest is a street festival in held in Longview's historic "One Hundred Acres of Heritage" downtown. It is a Real East Texas celebration to the arts and heritage of Longview.

The popular Balloon Glow was first performed in Longview
Great Texas Balloon Race at East Texas Regional Airport

The Great Texas Balloon Race is held each July at the East Texas Regional Airport. Begun as a celebration for the new Longview Mall in 1978, it has grown to become a world-class competitive event that attracts the best hot air balloon pilots in the world. Balloon flights begin the event on Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview. Launch and landing sites change each year as they are always determined by wind and the weather. Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. One of the most popular things to do at the event is to be able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate. It should be noted that the city's previous logo depicted a hot air balloon. Many of them can still be seen on area water towers and city vehicles.

Transportation

Longview from above.

Airport

East Texas Regional Airport offers service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport via American Eagle. The airport continues to grow. In 2007 it was designated a foreign trade zone.[citation needed]

The airport is known by pilots around the region for its large 10,000 ft (3,000 m). long runway, which allows it to serve as a backup landing site for U.S. space shuttles.[citation needed]

Public Transportation

The city's public transit system, Longview Transit, runs daily routes, excluding Sundays and holidays. The fixed routes of Longview Transit provide transportation to key districts throughout the city.[15]

City of Longview also operates C.O.L.T. (City of Longview Transit) which provides transportation to eligible passengers as a demand response transportation service. This service is provided for those who are unable to utilize the regular Longview Transit fixed route service.[16]

Rail Service

Amtrak passenger rail service is available on the Texas Eagle through a downtown terminal. Longview's Amtrak rail station is the second busiest in the state of Texas and the fourth busiest station along the Texas Eagle route. The Longview Amtrak station is a connection stop where passengers can connect to the Texas cities of Nacogdoches, Houston and Galveston, as well as Shreveport, Louisiana by motorcoach. Daily trains between Chicago, Illinois and San Antonio stop each morning (Chicago-San Antonio) and each evening (San Antonio-Chicago). Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the Longview Amtrak station serves Chicago to Los Angeles trains. The return train, Los Angeles to Chicago stop in Longview on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. It serves about 20-50 passengers per day. A proposal is in the works for a high-speed rail system from Dallas / Ft. Worth to Shreveport along the I-20 corridor.

Longview is served by two freight railroad lines. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad operates two trains daily through Longview. The Union Pacific Railroad has 25 daily trains through Longview's facilities.

The Longview Economic Development Corporation website provides more details about the transportation infrastructure including air, rail, trucking, waterways, and highway information. Many maps are also available.[17]

Roads

One Interstate freeway and two U.S. Highways run through the City of Longview. Four Texas State highways also run into Longview. Two Texas State highway Spurs serve to connect highways in Longview.

Interstate 20 is an east/west freeway that connects Longview to Dallas, approx. 125 miles (201 km) to the west and to Shreveport, Louisiana, approx. 60 miles (97 km) to the east.

U.S. Highway 80, runs through the central district of Longview. U.S. Hwy 80 was once a coast to coast highway from Tybee Beach near Savannah, Georgia and ran continuously across the southern part of the United States to San Diego, California. Today its western terminus is in Dallas, Texas making the length only 1,032 miles (1,661 km).

U.S. Highway 259 is a 250-mile (400 km) north/south spur route connecting U.S. 59 from Nacogdoches, Texas and U.S. 59 near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border just south of Forth Smith, AR. Before Interstate 20, US 259 went through the center of Longview on a route that now is designated Texas State Highway 31 and Spur 502

Texas Highway 31 runs 143.3 miles (230.6 km) east/west between Longview and Waco, Texas.

Texas Highway 149 is a 33.9-mile (54.6 km) north/south highway connecting Longview with Carthage, Texas.

Texas Highway 300 is a short 18.62-mile (29.97 km) highway connecting Longview to U.S. 271 in Gilmer, Texas.

Texas Highway 281 is a 19.3-mile (31.1 km) loop highway that circumnavigates much of Longview from its east connection at I-20 east of the Gregg/Harrison county line to I-20 in Longview. It runs northward, westward, southward and eastward around the city.

Spur 502 connects north/south traffic between U.S. Hwy 80 in central Longview and U.S. Hwy 259 north of Longview.

Spur 63 runs north/south through Longview connecting TX Hwy 31 at its Longview terminus with Spur 502 north of TX Loop 281.

Longview is accessed easily by I-20. New construction has prompted some major upgrades to the city’s system of roads. Medians have been added to Loop 281 as Phase I of the project is nearing completion. Phase II of the project will upgrade the road to a six lane parkway. Slated to start in 2009 TxDOT has informed Longview officials that the funds have been withdrawn placing Phase II on indefinite hold. TxDOT is researching an outer loop around the north side of Longview to complete the East Texas Hourglass. The road will loop around Longview and Tyler and is slated to start in 2012.

The new I-69, part of the Trans-Texas Corridor, will be passing just east of the Longview area between Longview and Marshall. There has been huge local opposition to the 1/2 mile wide corridor that will include 6 lanes of traffic, along with rail lines and truck-only lanes. The planned I-69 highway will run near or over the current US 59 highway.

Economy

Longview's tallest building is 10 stories. When it was built in 1956, it was built to be able to be expanded to 17 stories.
Texas Bank & Trust Company in downtown Longview
Good Shepherd Medical Center is located off U.S. Highway 80 in north Longview.
Looking west on Tyler Street in downtown Longview
LeTourneau Technologies in Longview

The economy in Longview is healthy. Despite a national downturn in the housing market, Longview has been growing, and home prices continue to rise. Some major sectors of the Longview economy include the East Texas Oil Field, services, technology, such as Exponential Networks, and manufacturing. In 2007, Longview added some major chain stores to the north side of the municipality. The addition of Kohl's, two Starbucks, a new Target, a third Wal-Mart supercenter on the south side and a handful of hotels means Longview is becoming a regional hub for shopping. Keeping shoppers in Longview and away from Tyler, Dallas and Shreveport has been an important strategy for the city. Most new construction has been located on the north side around Hawkins Pkwy. and US 259, with lesser development on the south side near Estes Pkwy.

In October 2007, Longview was re-certified as a Texas Urban Main Street City. There are 89 cities in the Texas Main Street Program, 10 of them are Urban Main Street Cities. In December 2007, Longview was awarded the "Certified Retirement Community" designation by the Texas Department of Agriculture through its "Go Texan" initiative. Longview was also included in 2007 in the "Top 100 Best Cities for Young People."

According to the municipal 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[18] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees Type of Business
1 Good Shepherd Medical Center 2,077 Hospital and Medical Services
2 Eastman Chemical 1,500 Chemical
3 Trinity Rail, LLC 1,333 Railway Cars
4 Longview Independent School District 1,180 Public Schools
5 LeTourneau Technologies 1,125 Heavy Equipment
6 City of Longview 814 Government
7 Longview Regional Hospital 690 Medical/Hospital Services
8 Pine Tree Independent School District 686 Public Schools
9 Dana Corporation 601 Automotive Supplies
10 Gregg County 575 Government

Other large private-sector employers

Source: Uniquely Longview Magazine 2008 Edition
company # of employees locally type of business
Diagnostic Clinic of Longview 515 Medical
Sitel 250 Telecommunications
Neiman Marcus National Service Ctr. 452 Distribution
STEMCO 385 Truck Equipment
TCIM 375 Telecommunications
LeTourneau University 365 University

Education

S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at LeTourneau University

Colleges and universities

The city of Longview is home to three institutions of higher learning and two trade (cosmetology) school:

Public school districts

Longview is served by four school districts.

Longview Independent School District Enrollment 8,150. 16 Schools. Home of the Lobos. Serves south and northeast Longview.

Pine Tree Independent School District Enrollment 4,631. 7 Schools. Home of the Pirates. Serves west Longview including Pine Tree and Greggton.

Spring Hill Independent School District Enrollment 1,862. 5 Schools. Home of the Panthers. Serves north Longview in the Spring Hill area.

Hallsville Independent School District Enrollment 4,037. 6 Schools. Home of the Bobcats. Serves far east Longview around Harrison county.

Media

TV stations

Longview and Gregg County are part of the Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches DMA (Designated Market Area), DMA #110. The following in-market television stations are available over the air.

Call letters Channel number Studio location Name/Network Format
KLTV-DT 7.1 Tyler ABC-HD 720p DD5.1
7.2 Tyler This TV 480i
7.3 Tyler Telemundo LaVida 480i
KYTX-DT 19.1 Tyler CBS-HD 1080i DD5.1
19.2 Tyler MYTX: My Texas TV (RTN)
(not to be confused with myNetworkTV)
480i
19.3 Tyler Azteca América 480i
KLGV-LP 36 Longview TBN 480i (analog)
KFXK-DT 51.1 Longview Fox-HD 720p DD5.1
KLPN-LP 51.2 Longview myNetworkTV 480i
KCEB 54.1 Longview The CW 480i
KETK-DT 56.1 Tyler NBC-HD 1080i DD5.1
56.2 Tyler Estrella 480i
KLPN-LP 58 Longview myNetworkTV (Construction permit to move to digital 47) 480i (analog)

The 5 major network stations in the market have local newscasts which all originate from Tyler. KYTX formerly presented a Longview centered newscast, which ended in 2010. The station does still continue to broadcast Longview news from their Longview newsroom, which is said to be the top TV newsroom in the city.[citation needed] The once-daily KFXK newscast is at 9:00 PM weekdays.

The market does not have a dedicated PBS affiliate. The acting PBS affiliate is KERA-TV Dallas, and is available on cable and Dish Network. KLTS, the PBS affiliate from Shreveport, LA, is available on digital cable and over the air in many parts of the city. DirecTV viewers in the market receive the PBS National feed.

In addition to the in-market stations, most areas can receive some or all of the following stations from the Shreveport, LA - Texarkana, TX DMA:

Call letters Channel number Studio location Name/Network Format
KTBS-HD 3.1 Shreveport ABC-HD 720p DD5.1
KTBS-WX 3.2 Shreveport Mega3 Doppler Radar 480i
KTBS-DT 3.3 Shreveport 3 News 24/7 480i
KTAL-HD 6.1 Texarkana NBC-HD 1080i DD5.1
KSLA-DT 12.1 Shreveport CBS-HD 1080i DD5.1
12.2 Shreveport This TV 480i
12.3 Shreveport Stormtracker 12 24/7 Weather 480i
KPXJ-HD 21.1 Minden The CW HD 1080i DD5.1
KPXJ-DT 21.2 Minden Me-TV SD 480i
KLTS-DT 24.1 Shreveport LPB-HD (PBS-HD) 1080i
24.2 Shreveport LPB2 (PBS-Kids 6p-9p, PBS Encore 9p-6p) 480i
24.3 Shreveport LPB3 (PBS-Create) 480i
KMSS-DT 33.1 Shreveport Fox-HD 720p DD5.1
KSHV-DT 45.1 Shreveport myNetworkTV 480i

Cable television/high-speed Internet

Newspaper

Radio

Longview and Gregg County are part of the Tyler-Longview Arbitron Radio Market, market # 145. The following radio stations can be reliably received in most parts of the city.

FM stations

Frequency (MHz) Call letters Licensed location Type Format Nickname
88.7 KZLO Kilgore Translator of K-LOVE Contemporary Christian K-LOVE
89.5 KVNE Tyler Primary Christian radio
89.9 KDAQ Shreveport Primary NPR, Classical, Jazz Red River Radio
90.3 KBJS Jacksonville Primary Christian talk
90.7 KTAA Big Sandy Translator of KCCV-FM Christian talk
91.3 KGLY Tyler Primary Traditional Christian
91.9 KHCJ Jefferson Translator of KHCB-FM Christian radio
92.1 KTBB-FM Tyler Primary Talk radio
92.3 KCUL-FM Marshall Translator of KOYE Regional Mexican La Invasora
93.1 KTYL-FM Tyler Primary Hot Adult Contemporary Mix 93-1
93.7 KXKS-FM Shreveport Primary Country Kiss Country
94.5 KRUF Shreveport Primary Top 40 K94-5
95.3 KFRO-FM Gilmer Translator of KLJT Top 40 The Breeze
96.1 KKTX-FM Kilgore Primary Album-oriented rock 96X
96.5 KVKI-FM Shreveport Primary Adult Contemporary
98.1 KTAL-FM Texarkana/Shreveport Primary Classic rock 98Rocks
98.9 KTUX Carthage/Shreveport Primary Album-oriented rock 99X
99.3 KZTK White Oak Primary (?) Talk radio
100.3 KZQX-FM Tatum Primary Adult Standards, jazz QX-FM
100.7 KPXI Overton Primary Country
101.1 KRMD-FM Oil City Primary Country
101.5 KNUE Tyler Primary Country
101.9 K270AW Longview Translator of KXAL-LP Light Classical, Jazz
102.3 KLJT Jacksonville Primary Top 40 The Breeze
102.7 KBLZ Winona Primary Rhythmic contemporary The Blaze
103.1 KMPA Pittsburg Primary Spanish Contemporary Kompa
103.9 KMHT-FM Marshall Primary Country/Sports
104.1 KKUS Tyler Primary Classic Country
104.3 KGAS-FM Carthage Primary Country
104.5 KJTX Jefferson Primary Gospel
104.7 KXAL-LP Chalk Hill Primary, Low Power Light Classical, Jazz
105.3 K287AJ Kilgore Translator of KXAL-LP Light Classical, Jazz
105.7 KYKX Longview Primary Country
106.5 KOOI Jacksonville Primary Adult Contemporary Sunny 106.5
106.9 KAZE Ore City Translator of KBLZ Rhythmic contemporary The Blaze
107.3 KISX Whitehouse Primary Urban adult contemporary Hot 107-3 Jamz

AM stations

Frequency (kHz) Call letters Licensed location Type Format
600 KTBB Tyler Primary News/Talk/Sports
710 KEEL Shreveport Primary News/Talk/Sports
1060 KOFY Gilmer Primary Black Gospel/Blues/Jazz
1130 KWKH Shreveport Primary Classic Country/Sports
1240 KDOK Kilgore Primary Classic Hip-Hop and R&B
1370 KFRO Longview Translator of KKUS (FM) Classic Country
1430 KEES Gladewater Primary Black Gospel
1450 KMHT Marshall Primary ESPN Radio
1470 KWRD Henderson Primary Country

Notable people

In popular culture

References

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  15. ^ Source: City of Longview website
  16. ^ Source: City of Longview website
  17. ^ http://www.longviewedc.com/transportation.php
  18. ^ City of Longview CAFR Retrieved 2009-07-20
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