TxDOT EMBRACES GOAL TO END DEATHS ON TEXAS ROADS BY 2050

#EndTheStreakTX campaign helps TxDOT with lifesaving effort AUSTIN – How many deaths are acceptable each year on Texas roads? That’s a question TxDOT is addressing through a new ambitious goal, which ultimately states that the answer to the question is zero. Every day for nearly 19 years at least one person has died on Texas

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Texas Game Wardens Wrap Up Busy Memorial Day Weekend Boating Safety Effort

  AUSTIN – Like many Texans, state game wardens spent the Memorial Day weekend out on the water. But, unlike the many thousands who flocked to lakes, rivers and coastal bays to recreate, these wardens were on the job ensuring boaters stayed safe. Between Friday and Monday, game wardens conducted boating safety checks on more

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3rd Annual Gladewater Handicapable Rodeo Provides Rodeo Fun for Special Needs Children & Adults 

The 3rd annual Gladewater Handicapable Rodeo will take place Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. at the Gladewater Rodeo Arena, located on US Highway 80. Part of the Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo, this free event for children and adults with special needs, along with their families, features a variety of rodeo-styled activities – horseback rides, roping,

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New council members hit the ground running

  Newly-elected Gladewater City Council members Karla Byrd and Kevin Clark wasted little time jumping into city business, questioning a contract with Gregg County over the new tax office annex which will be located in city hall. (READ MORE IN THIS WEEK’S GLADEWATER MIRROR)

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Lane Johnson gifts $500K to construct athletic training facility at Kilgore College

Former Kilgore College Ranger and current Philadelphia Eagles football star Lane Johnson has given a $500,000 gift to the college to construct “The Lane” Athletic Performance Center. The facility will encompass 3,800 square feet of what currently is a large, mostly unused locker room and dressing facility in the same building that houses the Parks

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SWEPCO Storm Update No. 10 – Ark-La-Tex Storm

At 11 a.m. Monday, SWEPCO is working to restore power to approximately 1,370 people in the Longview area who remain without power after the severe storms struck the Ark-La-Tex Wednesday. A work force of more than 600 line and service personnel continues to focus on restoration in areas of heaviest damage to the electric system,

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SWEPCO Storm Update No. 7 – making progress …

At 5 p.m. Saturday, 11,400 customers remain without power after a line of severe storms struck the Ark-La-Tex Wednesday, leaving 70,000 customers without electricity. SWEPCO has restored service to 58,600 customers. More than 500 line and service personnel in the field are working to restore power as safely and quickly as possible. Much of the

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SWEPCO Storm Update No. 6

  SWEPCO is continuing work to restore power to 13,500 customers after a line of severe storms struck the Ark-La-Tex Wednesday. At 10:00 a.m. Saturday, SWEPCO had restored power to 56,500 of the 70,000 customers impacted by the storms. Heavy rain and lightning today will slow restoration work and cause additional outages. More than 500

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