So, I know I’m a few days late on this, but it’s really bothering me. Last Friday, Nik Wallenda, successfully became the first person ever to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Now here’s the deal – I admit he’s talented, crazy, lucky – however you want to describe him, but why all the fuss? Why were hundreds of thousands of people glued to their TV’s on Friday night to see him do this? Were people hoping cheer him on as he defied the odds and avoids a tragic accident where he falls to his death?
The Monster Truck ‘Night of Fire and Thrills Spectacular’ will be at the Longview Rodeo Arena tomorrow (June 16). The gates open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Many of your favorite monster trucks will be on hand, including Bounty Hunter and Raging Inferno — a jet powered firetruck that melts cars!
Today (June 14th) is Flag Day. Since President Truman signed an Act of Congress in 1949, Americans have taken time every June 14 to honor the symbol of freedom that our military men and women fight to protect on a daily basis.
I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I look forward to this event every year. It seems like I always have some trash and bulky items laying around my garage or storage building that are too big to go out for the normal trash pick-up. That’s exactly what the annual Smith County Wide Cleanup event is all about. During this time, Smith County residents can bring trash and bulky items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill and dump it off for free!
The City of Longview has a career fair planed for today (June 13) from 4pm-7pm at Maude Cobb Convention Center. The fair will showcase various careers available with the City of Longview from police officers to firefighters to public works – like being a health inspector. The various city departments will have information about their current job openings as well as information about all other positions within the City.
This weekend the 6th Annual “Midnight Madness” Fast Pitch Softball Tournament is happening in Longview. I’ve never seen any of the games from previous years, but I think it’s a cool idea. The games start tonight (June 8th) at 7 p.m. on all eight of the Lear Softball Fields. Tonight’s games should end around 3 a.m. and then pick back up Saturday at 5 p.m. and continue with the finals slated to begin around midnight.
The FCC and FEMA have been working on a system to notify the general public of imminent threats to life or property in your area. This system is ready to go now and you will begin to receive the messages on your cell phone as early as this month. The message is called a WEA, or Wireless Emergency Alert. Tornado warnings, flash flood warnings and several other high-end warnings will go direct to wireless users in an affected county automatically if their device is compatible.
Carter BloodCare in Tyler is offering a pretty sweet gift for anyone who donates blood during the month of June. If you donate during their ‘Summer Gives” blood drive you will receive two free movie tickets. The blood drives are happening at various dates and locations around Tyler. Check out the list after the jump.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time for one of the biggest events to hit East Texas each summer! The 4th Annual Bikers Rule 4 School is set for Saturday, July 21st. Registration is going on now!
The City of Tyler Parks and recreation Department will be hosting weekly tennis classes starting June 4 and running until July 20. The classes are for children 6 to 15 years old and there is no registration required. The best part — it’s absolutely free!
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