The Associated Press is reporting that the Houston Astros are considering a name change and also a uniform change when the team switches from the National League to the American League in the 2013 season.
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their ridiculous basketball skills and amazing athletes to Longview High School at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. 96X has your chance to win a family four pack of tickets to the game! Just visit the 96X Facebook page and click the tab on the left hand side of the page that says “Harlem Globetrotters.”
Check out a video of the Globetrotters in action after the jump!
The “Call to Arms” Blood Drive is happening next week and we need your help! All of the Townsquare Media radio stations in Tyler-Longview are participating in conjunction with Carter BloodCare to raise the blood supply levels after the holiday season.
Get details on how you can help – and possibly win a trip for two – after the jump.
Shortly before 6am today Lufkin football coach John Outlaw was pronounced dead at a Lufkin hospital. The coach collapsed at his home after an early morning jog – doctors and emergency personnel could not revive him. Early indications point to a possible heart attack, but an autopsy has been ordered.
A story released today says that the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that states ban the use of cell phones and all other electronic devices while driving. There would be an exception to this ban in only emergency situations.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office contacted us today with details on a potential phone scam going on in East Texas.
Someone contacted a local business this morning stating they were representing the Sheriff’s Department, Fraternal Order of Police, and Texas Department of Public Safety soliciting donations for a Blue Santa event to take place December 17th.
Today at 10:40 a.m. Longview police officers responded to a bank alarm in the 3100 Block of H G Moseley Parkway. When officers arrived bank employees told officers a white male possibly in his 30’s, wearing blue jeans, navy or black jacket, dark ball cap, and small rimmed glasses walked into the bank. The suspect walked up to the teller window and handed the teller a note. He also showed the teller he had a semi-automatic handgun. The teller handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then left the bank in an unknown direction.
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