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Old 07-10-2011, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Longview, Texas is located in the Piney Woods area in East Texas. It is the 2nd largest city in East Texas next to Tyler and has a city population of around 85,000. 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), which includes Marshall and Kilgore. It also situated in a good location in East Texas. Full of Lush trees, rolling hills and red dirt. It is home to the Alley Fast and the Great Texas Balloon Race. Also Longview was named one of the best cities for job growth in Texas. Also it had the bad reputation of being the 3rd dangerous city in Texas right behind Houston and Dallas. I present to you my hometown Longview, Texas.

[SIZE="3"]Northside of Longview, the wealthier area of the city[/SIZE]


































[SIZE="3"]Downtown Longview[/SIZE]


































[SIZE="3"]Making my way towards the hood where I grew up[/SIZE]







































[SIZE="3"]Believe it or not people still live in these houses[/SIZE]














[SIZE="3"]This is not a everyday thing btw[/SIZE]


[SIZE="3"]Mid section of the city in a historical area called Nugget Hill next to Good Shepard Medical Center[/SIZE]









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Old 07-10-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Down the road a bit
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That was an awesome tour, thanks!! Don't know which is my favorite......OK Market, Methvin street sign, or Hayter Chapel.

I spent part of my childhood outside of Tyler......so I am qualified to say that East Texas is "behind the Pine Curtain."

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Nice photos, great tour. Thanks for sharing. I've been through Longview to spend the night on the way to somewhere else, but didn't stop to see the town much!
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Great pics. I hope you don't mind me adding a few.

Teague Park


Water Tower


Hot Air Balloon Race



Rare Snow of 2010
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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@Kenshi...Go right ahead gotta show my hometown some love. I was trying to make my way to Teague Park but didn't have enough time.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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Very nice photos. Would be nice to see Marshall and Tyler posted.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Uhh... He started another thread at about the same time for Marshall. Tyler has had threads in the recent past.
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:11 PM
 
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Ooops, sorry. Didnt mean to ruffle any feathers. I just thought that since the title listed East Texas, that it meant pretty much all of East Texas. Dont mind me, carry on then.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Ooops, sorry. Didnt mean to ruffle any feathers. I just thought that since the title listed East Texas, that it meant pretty much all of East Texas. Dont mind me, carry on then.
It's cool no biggie. the Marshall pic thread is just below
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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Great pics !! Very good job. Showed it all not just he pretty "stuff" much pretty to show, however.

The meto doesn't now, and for the last 5 plus years cover Marshall, that is Harrison county. Harrison county was replaced by Usphur Countu (Gilmer) Census pop was just over, 80,000 at 80,500 not quite the 85,000 which should be in 2020. Longview grew, in the city, 5,000 in the last 10 years from the 2,000 census figures. Metro includes, Gladewater,White Oak, Kilgore, Henderson, Gilmer, Hallsville, wide area in number of square miles included in Metro Area.

By, far the best job I've seen on here for Longview, as I've said before, I like Longview, up and coming city, my second favorite city in East Texas. Good job.
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