City of Longview News

8 Stories
Posted on: October 2, 2015

Keep Longview Beautiful Art Contest

KLB logo Love

In an effort to once again improve quality of life and enhance community spirit, Keep Longview Beautiful and the City of Longview’s Sanitation and Recycling Divisions will roll out a new art contest for K-12 grade students in Longview. The contest will be...Read on...

Entry Form
Posted on: September 28, 2015

Guthrie Trail Closed for Reconstruction

Guthrie Trail

A portion of Guthrie Trail will be temporarily closed for a trail reconstruction and drainage project between Johnston and Meadowbrook. The work is scheduled to begin Monday, September 28 and for completion in thirty days. Barricades will be placed in the...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Downtown Live

Downtown Live

Join us for Downtown Live Music on Heritage Plaza on Fridays in October from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. This free event is held at the corner of Green and Methvin Street in downtown Longview. It will feature East Texas' finest musicians, refreshments and Downtown M...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Texas Parks and Wildlife $400,000 grant awarded to KLB to build The Green

Keep Longview Beautiful

Contact: Keep Longview Beautiful
Kim Casey Droege, Executive Director
903-212-4klb (4552)
[email protected]

Keep Longview Beautiful continues investment into our community. Notice of award has been given from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department of a $400,000 matching grant to build The Green, a community driven greenspace that will enrich the lives of all East Texans. Partners on the matching grant are Longview Economic Development Corp., the City of Longview and Gregg County. The Green, a $1.2 million dollar outdoor facility, will be located at the Highway 31 and Spur 63 entryway into Longview, TX. This nine acre tract of land adjoins the new entryway Keep Longview Beautiful is building in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Keep Texas Beautiful. Completion for the entrance project is slated for Fall, 2015. Additionally, two Green Ribbon Projects (one completed in 2013, the other completion set for Fall, 2015) on the right-of-ways of The Green are helping to enhance the community’s tree canopy. These capital projects round out extremely attractive and comprehensive investments to an area that TxDOT statistics show to be one of the most heavily trafficked entryways into Longview.

Kim Droege, Executive Director states, “Keep Longview Beautiful’s next gift to our community, The Green, is a first-of-its-kind outdoor event venue for East Texas. Encompassing nine acres, The Green will enhance quality of life through nature, education, health, arts and culture. We are ecstatic The Green supports Longview’s Comprehensive Plan. ” This new construction will include a half mile walking trail, Gathering Pavilion, Nature Play area, Music Node, Aquatic Environmental Classroom and local Art Round. Creator of this magnificent blueprint is East Texas architectural firm MHS Planning and Design.

Keep Longview Beautiful has at present disbursed in excess of $33,000 for the creation of the master plan of The Green and for grant writing assistance. In its entirety, The Green is a $1,200,000 development. At this time, Keep Longview Beautiful has approximately $900,000 worth of donations and grant money. Droege asserts, “The Green will have major community impact. Keep Longview Beautiful is in full fundraising mode to complete our goal of $1,200,000. We are so close! This is a shout out to all of East Texas hoping everyone will show their Love Longview spirit and contact us with donations.”

Donations may be sent to:
Keep Longview Beautiful
PO Box 552
Longview, TexasRead on...

Learn more at
Posted on: August 21, 2015

Fenton Road reduced to one way traffic

Road Work

(Longview, TX) Beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Fenton Road will be reduced to one-way travel and one lane of traffic. The closure will be intermittent and is expected to continue for an extended period.

Through traffic will be allowed to travel al...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2015

Signal Work at Hawkins and Fourth Intersection

Road Work

The intersection of Hawkins Parkway at Fourth Road is scheduled for signal work on September 24, 2015. The purpose of the work is the change the signals for the new intersections improvements. Drivers wishing to travel through this intersection may consid...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2015

Downtown Lane Closures on Fredonia and Tyler Streets

Lane closed

(Longview, TX) Portions of Fredonia Street and Tyler Street in Downtown Longview will be closed for approximately six months beginning at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 27. The closures are related to the ongoing construction work at the R. Lacy Building at 2...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Green Street Closed to Through Traffic

Road closed

(Longview, TX) Green Street will be closed between Cotton and Nelson Streets beginning Monday, October 13, 2014, for construction. The purpose of the project is to reconstruct the four lane section of road between Cotton and Young and replace utilities. ...Read on...