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Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:43 am

My Godchild is moving to Longview, TX later this month for a year. Apparently it's some kind of university town with two universities and two colleges for some 90,000 inhabitants, 130 miles east from Dallas.

Anyone familiar with this place? What's life like there? Not too redneck, I hope? Big grin
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:51 am

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
Anyone familiar with this place?

Yes, and... I'm sorry.

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
What's life like there? Not too redneck, I hope?

Uh.. Well.. Sorry. It's small town redneck central. Bring a bible and prepare to be Souther Baptist. Or at least let people think you are.

On the bright side... It's not too far from D/FW to make good weekend trips.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:51 am

It's pretty country out there, not a heck of a lot to do.

It could be worse, it could be Rusk,TX
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:11 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 1):
Yes, and... I'm sorry.

Uh oh ...

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 1):
It's small town redneck central.

I was hoping with 40,000 enrolled at a college or university (according to Longeview's website), the city would actually be liberal. But so's life.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:17 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 1):
It's small town redneck central

90k? I think its a bit less. Regardless, thats a large town!

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 2):
Rusk,TX

 yes 


Nothin' like DEEP EAST Texas!

What's that town near GGG or TYR that has an X-Rated Drive In?

Be sure to have him hit Cace's Seafood & Steakhouse. Excellent place!
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:20 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 3):
I was hoping with 40,000 enrolled at a college or university (according to Longeview's website), the city would actually be liberal. But so's life.

Well, LeTourneau and Texas Baptist are both religious schools.

Shreevport is only a short (by Texas standards) drive away. It's famous for it's casinos. Always a good way to blow a paycheck or two.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:30 am

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
Anyone familiar with this place?

Yes, rolling but flat East Texas. Used to work for Lowe's and visited that store on corporate business. Good folks.

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
What's life like there?

Dull, and hot during the summer.

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
Not too redneck, I hope?

Hey now. Not all rednecks and good ole boys are ignorant fools. Yes you have your flat earth society folks but I think you'll find the majority of us are decent upstanding citizens.  Wink

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 1):
Yes, and... I'm sorry.

It could be worse...it could be Midland/Odessa (No Dubya jokes intended...the area pretty much blows.)
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:13 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 5):
Well, LeTourneau and Texas Baptist are both religious schools.

Texas Baptist is obviously a religious school, but LeTourneau too?
Well, he will go to a high school and not attend an university.

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 5):
Shreevport is only a short (by Texas standards) drive away. It's famous for it's casinos. Always a good way to blow a paycheck or two.

He, he is 15, I don't want him gambling with the money I'm going to transfer on his bank account.



I guess when he's back, he will be a great shot, know how to work a high-tech grill and how to drive a truck.

Actually, going to the U.S. is a privilege and he knows that.

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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:16 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 7):
Texas Baptist is obviously a religious school, but LeTourneau too?

Non-demoninational Christian school.

Probably less religiously focused than Texas Baptist, but you would have to talk to a student to be sure.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 7):
Well, he will go to a high school and not attend an university.

He, he is 15, I don't want him gambling with the money I'm going to transfer on his bank account.

Does he happen to like American style football?

It's the national sport of Texas, and pretty much the center of activity of Friday nights for most non-major population centers.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:21 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 8):
Does he happen to like American style football?

He loves basketball. He's tall but very slim and looks a little like an asparagus compared to football players.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:29 am

Oh, and the father of his soon to be host family says he's a "landman for oil and gas" by profession. I know you are drilling for oil in Texas, but what's a landman?
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:40 am

A landman is the guy who established an agreement between and oil/gas company and a landowner for the mineral rights on the landowners property.

For example. If oil or gas were to be found under my ranch I could have a couple of choices to make. One would be to attempt to extract the oil/gas myself. Not likely. Another would be to attempt to sell the land with the existing oil/gas. Not likely either since oil/gas companies don't really want he land, just the resources under it. Option three is to talk to a a landman and attempt to strike a bargin for how much the oil/gas company would have to pay me to extract what is under the ground. The company ends up paying me to set up their wells, they get the resources, I keep the land.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:53 am

Ah, I see. Thanks.


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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:07 am

Ignoring the religious and age factors; I hope your cousin enjoys drinking, cause that's all there is to do out there-
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:27 pm

Longview is terrible. My aunt is a chemist for Kodak and she has spent a lot of time there. I've visited her a couple times, once in '92, once in '04.. between her trips to Manchester, UK. and Singapore. It's a shithole of a town. I love Texas, but that place is ghetto.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:22 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
moving to Longview, TX

Longview is a nice small place just west of Marshall, and also has a small airport with scheduled flights. Well, it is not "redneck" it is "purple-neck" and quite heavily bible-belt. And people order coffee with the steak. But otherwise quite nice folks there !
 
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:50 am

Well, well, those are going to be 10 long months, I'm afraid. Hopefully his host family is adventurous enough to spend some days out and drive over to Dallas now and then.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:55 am

Has he any interest in the Rodeo? I'm pretty sure that Longview/Tyler still put on a pretty big one.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:12 am

I guess he would agree to go and see one, but Rodeo is to us Germans what a French beret is to Texans.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:39 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 16):
10 long months

places to see when in the Longview Marshall area :
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Jefferson, the old town north of Marshall
Caddo Lake (attention, the swimming trees are sizeable alligators ! )
the aviation museum east of Shreveport/LA at Bossier City airfield (bombers 1950 to almost present)
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the Interstate 49 leads from Shreveport via Baton Rouge to New Orleans some 600 kms to the Southeast
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and an excursion to San Antonio /TX is a definite MUST, as that really IS a nice city
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:20 am

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
Anyone familiar with this place? What's life like there? Not too redneck, I hope?

I was in Longview up until last year when I was a student at LeTourneau University. Big town but the south side of town is more run down than the north side with the run down houses (mostly) and the hummers and mustangs parked in front. This is where LeTourneau is located and many bikes were stolen from the campus last year including mine. We all conclude that the south side of town is kind of like a mini ghetto. Loop 281 is the main street that goes around longview. All the major stores and restaurants are there on the north side of town (wal mart, target, lowes, home depot, etc.......) Not too red neck but definitly more conservative than liberal. Though it is close enough to large cities (D/FW and Shreveport, LA) to have its share of the liberal left.


Quoting NoUFO (Reply 3):
I was hoping with 40,000 enrolled at a college or university (according to Longeview's website), the city would actually be liberal. But so's life.

LeTourneau is a non denominational Christian school (thought most are babtist) Great school with an emphasis in Engineering and aeronautics. Only has about 3,000 students.

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
Apparently it's some kind of university town with two universities and two colleges for some 90,000 inhabitants


There is a very small branch of the University of Texas at Tyler but that is it.

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
130 miles east from Dallas.

Two hour drive. Also Longview is 1 hour drive west of Shreveport, LA. I-20 is the road to take east or west.

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 4):
90k? I think its a bit less.

Actually closer to 75-80k.

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 4):
Be sure to have him hit Cace's Seafood & Steakhouse. Excellent place!

You can't go to Longview with out going to Bodacious BBQ restaurant. Great food. There are a few spread around town but the one I always went to was the one on Mobberly Avenue on the south side of town across from the post office and the University campus.

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 5):
Well, LeTourneau and Texas Baptist are both religious schools.

East Texas Baptist (ETBU) is actually in Marshall which is about 30 minutes east of Longview on Highway 80. the two schools are big rivals.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 7):
Texas Baptist is obviously a religious school, but LeTourneau too?

Most definatly. Right as I was leaving, they just got done with the 40 million dollar performing arts center and chapel. before we all had chapel (3 days a week MWF for an hour) in a smaller assembly building on the far side of campus. check out the school at www.letu.edu.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 7):
Well, he will go to a high school and not attend an university.

There are two public high schools and a private christian high school. There is Longview HS and Pine Tree High School. Many people I knew at LETU grew up in the area and have said that Pine Tree is a much better school in areas such as student achievement and doesn't have the drug and gang problems that have become associated with LHS. Than there is Longview Christian academy which many graduates than go on to LeTourneau or ETBU.

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 8):
Probably less religiously focused than Texas Baptist, but you would have to talk to a student to be sure.

Not true! LETU is a Christian school. It was founded as a Christian engineering school by Mr. R.G, LeTourneau in 1946 as a school for returning veterans from WWII. You can ask me for more details or just check out the website at www.letu.edu.

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 14):
It's a shithole of a town. I love Texas, but that place is ghetto.

While the south side of town I would agree would be ghetto, I can't classify it as a "shit hole town". It still seems nice enough for 75,000 people to live in peace. Sure it isn't a Dallas or Houston with the huge night life but it isn't as bad as other places throughout Texas. He'll just have to get out and do stuff rather than just sit in town all the time.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 15):
and also has a small airport with scheduled flights.

The only commercial flights are American Eagle Saab 340s to and from DFW. 35-40 minute flight either way.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 19):
the aviation museum east of Shreveport/LA at Bossier City airfield (bombers 1950 to almost present)

I went to the 8th Air Force museum at Barkesdale AFB in Bossier City in February and that museum was awesome! I would suggest that to anyone in the area who has an ID card and can get on base. SR-71, B-17, numerous fighters and other aircraft. Also the flightline is wonderful! I sat there with my dad when he came to visit me and we just watched B-52s take off and land for over an hour. Really cool stuff.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 19):
Caddo Lake (attention, the swimming trees are sizeable alligators ! )

Me and a bunch of guys in my dorm went canoing and camping at Cado Lake in October. Definatly reminds me of the Louisiana Bayous you see in the movies with all the spanish moss hanging from the tree. You should definally check it out.


If anyone has any more questions for me about Longview, LETU, or anything else don't be afraid to ask, either by commenting me directly or sending me an email.


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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:53 pm

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 4):
What's that town near GGG or TYR that has an X-Rated Drive In?

The only one I was aware of is in El Paso.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 7):
I guess when he's back, he will be a great shot, know how to work a high-tech grill and how to drive a truck

You forgot Cow Tipping, drinking large amounts of Dr Pepper (States Soda), rolling a house, dumping soap powder into fountains and watching them bubble and foam up, obtaining a UniCard, etc etc etc. At least that is what we did in Rockwall Texas growing up.

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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:48 pm

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 20):
8th Air Force museum at Barkesdale AFB in Bossier City in February and that museum was awesome! I would suggest that to anyone in the area who has an ID card and can get on base. SR-71, B-17, numerous fighters and other aircraft. Also the flightline is wonderful!

A far away cousin of me who was domiciled right beside the base (his backyard with some chairs and a table bordering one of the runways ! ) has been Colonel with the 8th Air Force in the War in Korea. And he went to that museum with me on my last visit in 1997. He sadly enough died two years ago, due to health problems he has had since that war .
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:53 pm

and, do not miss out of eating out at that particular Cajun+Steak Restaurant with details here :
http://www.johnnycaces.com/
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and whenever those Texans tend to take coffee with their steaks and other meals, the wines of that restaurants can be praised !

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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:31 am

Again, thanks everyone for the information. It will be interesting to have a Texan in our family and to listen to his stories when he comes back.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:42 am

Interesting to see this come up. I will be pursuing my aeronautical engineering degree at LeTourneau beginning next year! I visited in January, and Longview appeared to be a town that has about everything I need to survive. And American Eagle services Longview, so that's an added bonus. As a sidenote, not much of the town's population is from LeTourneau. It has a small student body. I will definitely know more about this town in the future!

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 24):
It will be interesting to have a Texan in our family and to listen to his stories when he comes back.

He should enjoy it...Texas is just about as good as it gets. And don't worry, I'm not biased. After all, I'm a native Texan! Big grin

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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:42 am

The entire state of Texas pretty much sucks. I could not imagine Longview being any better. Tell him to go to SAN or LAX instead.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:47 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 26):
The entire state of Texas pretty much sucks. I could not imagine Longview being any better. Tell him to go to SAN or LAX instead.

Typical California response. Enlighten us on your travels in Texas.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:50 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 27):
Enlighten us on your travels in Texas.

DFW
AUS
SAT
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Flown over pretty much the whole ugly dump. We should just give TX back to Mexico, it was not worth fighting for.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:52 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 28):
Flown over pretty much the whole ugly dump. We should just give TX back to Mexico, it was not worth fighting for.

Please elaborate on your experiences; you're making some pretty lame ass claims with no backing. But then again you seem to be one of these arrogant Californians who know it all.. So I expect more superficial responses from you.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:00 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 29):
Please elaborate on your experiences; you're making some pretty lame ass claims with no backing. But then again you seem to be one of these arrogant Californians who know it all.. So I expect more superficial responses from you.

Well I lived in TX for 3 years, was all over the metro plex. Trust me. The best areas in DFW look worse than the worst areas of California. Why do you think no one wants to live in TX. You have the must ugly landscapes, worst WX, worst drivers, stupidist people. I can go on. TX is a joke!
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:05 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 30):

Well I lived in TX for 3 years, was all over the metro plex. Trust me. The best areas in DFW look worse than the worst areas of California. Why do you think no one wants to live in TX. You have the must ugly landscapes, worst WX, worst drivers, stupidist people. I can go on. TX is a joke!

Hmmm...Fresno vs. Dallas uh.... Inglewood and Compton are real gems....

No one wants to live in Texas? Were you aware that Dallas' population was one of the fastest growing in the country?
1860 678

1870 3,000 342.5%
1880 10,358 245.3%
1890 38,067 267.5%
1900 42,639 12.0%
1910 92,104 116.0%
1920 158,976 72.6%
1930 260,475 63.8%
1940 294,734 13.2%
1950 434,462 47.4%
1960 679,684 56.4%
1970 844,401 24.2%
1980 904,078 7.1%
1990 1,006,877 11.4%
2000 1,188,580 18.0%

Clearly no one wants to live in Dallas... Please refrain from making ignorant statements--As I said everything you have said has lacked and sort of substance, thus inhibiting any form of real conversation. So I might was well go talk to a brick wall instead of you...
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 30):
TX is a joke!

But they vote Republican all the time. I thought that would be like Nirvana to you?
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:10 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 30):
Well I lived in TX for 3 years, was all over the metro plex. Trust me. The best areas in DFW look worse than the worst areas of California. Why do you think no one wants to live in TX. You have the must ugly landscapes, worst WX, worst drivers, stupidist people. I can go on. TX is a joke!

It's posts like these that make me shake my head.....

Anyways, if Texas sucks so bad, then why are so many of your fellow Californians coming over here? Just a thought.  Wink

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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:10 am

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 21):
He will love it!!!

 rotfl  Thats funnny. Poor guy.  Sad
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:15 am

10 U.S. Metro Areas With Highest Numerical Growth: April 1, 2000- July 1, 2006
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. 890,211
***Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas 842,449
***Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas 824,547
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. 787,306
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. 771,314
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif. 584,510
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. 495,154
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. 494,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, Fla. 455,869
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. 407,133
10 Fastest-Growing U.S. Metro Areas: April 1, 2000- July 1, 2006
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From a thread in Civil..
Weird, Houston and Dallas are in the top 10... Yeah people are really leaving Texas.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:59 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 26):
The entire state of Texas pretty much sucks. I could not imagine Longview being any better. Tell him to go to SAN or LAX instead.



Quoting AA787823 (Reply 30):
TX is a joke!

This coming from a poster in California?

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 32):
Quoting AA787823 (Reply 30):
TX is a joke!

But they vote Republican all the time. I thought that would be like Nirvana to you?

 rotfl  Good one, Falcon.

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 28):
We should just give TX back to Mexico, it was not worth fighting for.



WTF you think part of California is from?
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:07 am

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 28):

Blah Blah Blah. You keep flapping your lips but all I hear is, "Gnarly dude, surfs up.. man"

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 30):
stupidist people

If you are going to call someone stupid... at least spell it right.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:17 am

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 36):
WTF you think part of California is from?

I thought all of California was part of Mexico at one time.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:27 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 32):
But they vote Republican all the time. I thought that would be like Nirvana to you?

I think he likes a challenge.

Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
My Godchild is moving to Longview, TX later this month for a year

Never been there save DFW Airport but it will be a change of pace for him.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 33):
NoUFO, your godchild will be just fine.

Thanks, I'm still sure he will be fine. All he needs is a place where he can play basketball and some friends to hang around with. Maybe add a cinema and an ice parlour.

Quoting Skywatch (Reply 33):
All you need to do is hope that he'll leave long enough to come and visit every now and then!

... to see his girlfriend. I see it coming. Big grin

Quoting L-188 (Reply 39):
Never been there save DFW Airport but it will be a change of pace for him.

He's from Hamburg and lives in a slow paced, bourgeois suburb. But yes, he is going to replace a city with a population of 1.8 million with a far smaller city.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:42 pm

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 26):
The entire state of Texas pretty much sucks.

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this is incorrect. The State of Texas is great in many ways. True, the folks are conservative majority-wise, heavily believe in their state being the centre of the world, BUT are friendly and open and approachable. San Antonio is a really nice city, but there are many nice places all over that state.
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Quoting Skywatch (Reply 33):
godchild will be just fine.

I can support that. Not everything of course will be to this liking. But much WILL be to his liking.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:58 pm

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 36):
WTF you think part of California is from?

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in case of one settlement at least, as shown under http://www.fortrossstatepark.org/ , RUSSIA  Big grin
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:22 pm

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 26):
The entire state of Texas pretty much sucks.

The only thing that sucks in Texas is the Cowboys.  duck 

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 30):
worst drivers

That only applies to the MetroPlex during Snow or Ice, The rest of the year that honor goes to Virginia Beltway drivers. California would have a lot worse bad drivers in the L.A area if the traffic would move.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:13 am

I was on an HSV-DFW flight that got diverted into Longview back in May and I had to spend the night there...growing up as a boy in Namibia, I never thought I would see Longview...oh how those days when my eyes were Longview virgins were nice. Nah, it's not that bad. But it's not that good. There isn't a hell of a lot to do. I went to dinner and drank, a lot, but that's about it. I could go with never going back again. Plus, I think the most popular restaurant in town is actually in the airport...nice.
 
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:36 am

He should read the USA Gastschülerbuch by Volker Kitz. It's really helpful and the author tells in detail about his high school exchange year in Marshall, TX just outside of Longview.  Smile

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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:53 pm

Quoting BREmer (Reply 45):
Marshall, TX just outside of Longview. Smile

well, Marshall is not "outside of" Longview, as Marshall is slightly larger than Longview and Gladewater together, comparable in size to Tyler
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:44 am

Longview was home to a Schlitz and later Stroh brewery from 1966 to 1999. When it opened it was one of the most efficient breweries in the world. I have documents I dug out of the Falstaff Brewing Corporation archives about the details of the Plant. Falstaff studied that plant in an attempt to build a similar plant in Fenton, Missouri (which was never built). Stroh closed it when they left the brewery business in 1999. Does anyone know what is going on at that site now?
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:42 pm

Quoting AA787823 (Reply 26):
I could not imagine Longview being any better.

YEah, that's ALL you can do is IMAGINE!!! You've never been there, so stop trying to make it sound that way.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 41):
heavily believe in their state being the centre of the world,



Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 43):
The only thing that sucks in Texas is the Cowboys

How true...  Wink

Quoting SW733 (Reply 44):
I think the most popular restaurant in town is actually in the airport

You mean that seafood place? The last time I saw that place was in early May and it was struggling to get more business. The best restaurants in Longview are on the Loop 281 ring road that encircles Longview.
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RE: Anyone Familiar With Longview, Texas?

Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:00 am

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 48):
You mean that seafood place? The last time I saw that place was in early May and it was struggling to get more business. The best restaurants in Longview are on the Loop 281 ring road that encircles Longview.

Just a joke. I dont remember it being a seafood place. I thought it was just a regular family restaurant.

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