GEDCO adds another tool in economic toolbox

The right data could be crucial in driving return on investment for Gladewater Economic Development Corporation – and, perhaps, for its partners in city hall and the chamber of commerce. GEDCO’s board members gave unanimous approval March 13 on the organization’s subscription to StreetLight Data services, approximately $6,000 for the firm’s Corridor Study Package. In

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Man dies from shooting, Gladewater man arrested

LONGVIEW— A Gladewater man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly shooting another man who later died at a Longview convenience store. According to the Longview Police Department, officers were called to EZ Mart convenience store, located at 700 Gilmer Road, for reports of shooting around 3:40 a.m. that left another man with life-threatening injuries.

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28th Annual Great Texas Birding Classic Begins April 15

  AUSTIN — Registration remains open until April 1 for those wishing to join more than 1,000 birders who will flock to the coast, forests, prairies and mountains of Texas to compete in the nation’s biggest, longest and wildest bird watching tournament. The 28th annual Great Texas Birding Classic runs from April 15-May 15. This statewide

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Chamber banquet highlights solar eclipse March 28

Gladewater Chamber of Commerce’s 93rd annual Membership Banquet is coming up next week, but it’s celebrating a theme that won’t be viable again for decades. “We came up with the title ‘Once in a Lifetime’ because our banquet is on Thursday night (March 28) then the eclipse is on April 8th,” according to Lois Reed.

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Reports: Suspect hit with non-lethal force in altercation with deputies

A suspect was reportedly neutralized by a non-lethal projectile on West Commerce Avenue following a pursuit and an altercation with Upshur County Sheriff’s Office personnel Thursday afternoon. According to initial information, deputies were serving a felony warrant on a man when he fled in a motor vehicle, stopping only after a collision at the corner

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A Family Fare | Love’s the secret ingredient at new Italian eatery

The namesake of Manni’s Italian Kitchen has a key vision for the restaurant – that it becomes a place for people to fall in love. Now, whether that’s with a blind date, a bowl of strawberry gelato or a plate of Bucatini Alla Pescatora Fra Diavolo remains to be seen. The restaurant opened its doors

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City council to consider issuing $850,000 in bonds

Gladewater City Council members are set for more key votes in order to utilize Texas Water Development Board funds on local infrastructure. The group will gather for March’s monthly session at 6 p.m. Thursday in City Hall, and three interconnected water board items are on the agenda including discussion and consideration of issuing Certificates of

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White Oak Council sets special meeting on water rate increase

After months of consideration, research, consultations with specialists and dialogue with residents, the City of White Oak is poised for a Thursday vote on new water rates. City council members are scheduled for a 5 p.m. special meeting March 21 with one key agenda item: A water increase has been in the works since last

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