March 31

April 1, 1946: W.R. (Roy) Stone announced his candidacy for Gregg County Pct. 1 constable. “I served 45 months in the Armed Forces of the United States,” he said, and “If elected, I will carry out the duties of Constable in a friendly, courteous and ef…

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March 31

April 1, 1946: W.R. (Roy) Stone announced his candidacy for Gregg County Pct. 1 constable. “I served 45 months in the Armed Forces of the United States,” he said, and “If elected, I will carry out the duties of Constable in a friendly, courteous and ef…

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March 30

March 30, 1966: The AMA Super Store opened with a ribbon cutting at its 75,000-square-foot facility at 1227 W. Marshall Ave. A sales and work force of 250 was on hand to accommodate thousands of opening day customers. It was the company’s second Texas …

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March 29

March 29, 1955: The new Salk vaccine for immunization against polio was finding overwhelming acceptance by Longview parents of first and second grade students. Schools Superintendent R.E. Slayton said 1,137 of a possible 1,367 had signed requests for the vaccine, with more expected before the deadline.March 29, 1967: The Pine Tree school board bought 50 acres from Bob Cargill at Fairmont and Northwest streets as the site for a new Pine Tree High School. The school was to be a two-story structure to accommodate 850 students, and expandable to care for 2,000 students.

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March 28

March 28, 1949: An estimated 40,000 people attended the formal opening of The Lacy Gardens, state police said after the eight-hour event. The record-breaking crowd viewed the azalea terraces, flower beds and waterfall designed by landscape architect Leonard Riggs across the street from the Lacy estate.

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March 27

March 27, 1959: A resolution urging the Legislature to adopt a broad-based flat tax imposed on earnings, salaries and wages without exemptions. The proposal was urged in lieu of a sales tax, as was being proposed in the Legislature.

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March 26

March 26, 1980: A parade of Spring Hill residents, some quoting the Declaration of Independence, turned out to let the Longview City Council know why they were opposed to their proposed annexation. When the hearing was closed after more than two hours, a Spring Hill attorney threatened to sue.

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March 26

March 26, 1980: A parade of Spring Hill residents, some quoting the Declaration of Independence, turned out to let the Longview City Council know why they were opposed to their proposed annexation. When the hearing was closed after more than two hours, a Spring Hill attorney threatened to sue.

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March 25

March 25, 1970: The first 500 of the Longview Centennial silver medallions arrived at Centennial headquarters and were “going fast,” said Kurt Borris, chairman of the special novelties committee. The issue was limited to 1,970 and he advised collectors…

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March 24

March 24, 1948: County Judge Earl Sharp met with Harrison County officials regarding plans for a four-lane superhighway linking Gregg and Harrison counties. The proposed divided roadway would replace the outdated portion of U.S. 80 that linked the two counties.

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