Developers pitch 8,500-seat amphitheater to City of Longview
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 6:13 PM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 10:37 PM CDT
Steve Powers said the venue would be at the intersection of I-20 and Estes Parkway and serve as a “new and convenient location for touring artists.” Powers said with Longview located between two hubs like Dallas and Shreveport, big acts would be attracted to the stop.
“Artists like Kenny Chesney have been driving past this location for years,” Powers said. “This will just be another stop on the tour.”
“I’ve had three flats; one of them I had to totally get replaced. I had a bent rim. I had to buy a new rim, been exposed to COVID twice because they broke my gas line out there three times,” says Briggs.
They call it the LISD Draft, and it pretty much goes like the NFL Draft. They hold in the Longview High School Turf Room. New teachers are introduced, and it’s announced what “teams” they’re on. The “teams” of course are different schools in the district. Most of the new hires appreciate all the hoopla.
What started in 2011 as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has grown to a year-long event. Five different groups are currently walking across the country for Memorial Day. Some Mount Pleasant residents joined in to help carry the load.