El Dorado Jane Doe
Of the thousands of people murdered every year in the United States, some remain unidentified. Many victims are not identified for years or even decades after they were killed—as in the case of Tammy Jo Alexander, including both murder victims and those who died of other causes, about 40,000 bodies remain unidentified in the United States. The body of a female aged thirty-four to thirty-eight was found in Slaughter Creek, near the Sipsey River in Romulus, Tuscaloosa County. The victim had been beaten and sexually assaulted and she was 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed approximately 110 to 115 pounds. She wore tennis shoes, knitted blue pants, a blue shirt. It is possible that she was fishing at the area and was killed at the scene and she had a ruddy complexion, wore an upper partial denture, may have given birth to a child in the past, and showed evidence of having done manual labor. She had dark-brown, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes and she had a visible scar under her right eyebrow. Her remains were exhumed in 2013 for additional examination and to obtain a DNA sample, on May 29,1998, the skeletonized remains of a black male were found by fishermen in the Coosa River in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.
There were multiple bullet wounds to the skull, and stab wounds to the sacrum, evidence of burning was present. He was aged seventeen and twenty-one at the time of death, and had been five feet six to five feet eight inches tall. Although a forensic reconstruction of the skull was performed to aid identification, the remaining maxillary teeth showed no evidence of fillings, possibly indicating a lack of dental care when alive. Some of the teeth had been fractured before death, possibly by using them to open a bottle, one or both hands and one or more limbs were not recovered. The skull of a girl of African heritage was discovered on January 28,2012 in Opelika, the victim was concealed in the woods near a trailer park. Examiners concluded that she was four and seven years old and had black hair. She was presumed to have abused and malnourished while alive. Her height and eye color could not be determined because of the state of her remains, the girl had likely died between 2011 and 2012. The victim has since been reconstructed by the FBI Victims Identification Project and she was reconstructed in 2016 by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Subsequently, the photographs of an unidentified child seen at a vacation bible school in 2011, the child seen alive appeared to be neglected and could have suffered abuse, as she had visual damage to one of her eyes
Pine Tree High School
Pine Tree High School is a suburban public high school located in the city of Longview, Texas, in Gregg County, United States and classified as a 5A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Pine Tree Independent School District located in west central Gregg County, in 2013, the school was rated Met Standard by the Texas Education Agency. The Pine Tree ISD was established in 1847, Pine Tree High School was originally a boarding school for the region, and people came for miles to attend. It was a part of Pine Tree, Texas which was incorporated into Longview in the 1870s, being founded in 1847, it is the 57th oldest public high school in America. Growth was slow but stable, with agriculture being the source of income through the turn of the century. The oil boom in 1931 brought thousands of people to East Texas, Alma Mater Pirates fight for old Pine Tree High For our Alma Mater dear Pirates fight for Old Pine Tree High, For Victory is near. The Pirates are The best by far, Courageous, Pirates go, go, go Till you conquer your foe Pirates fight and they never die v So now we fight for victory, For that good old Pine Tree High.
As of the 2009-2010 school year, Pine Tree High had a total of 1,324 students, 39% of the students are considered economically disadvantaged. 44% of students are considered at risk and 3. 4% are considered to have limited English proficiency, Pine Tree High School is 27. 5% freshmen,24. 2% sophomores,22. 4% juniors, and 25. 8% seniors. The drop-out rate as of 2010 was 3.1 for grades 9-12,92. 8% of students completed high school. As of the 2011-2012 school year, Pine Tree High School performed similarly to other Texas schools regarding their TAKS scores, 94% passed Reading ELA, 87% passed Math, 88% passed Science, 97% passed Social Studies, and overall 80% passed each test. The passing rate by race/ethnicity in 2012 was 85% White, 79% Hispanic, 60% African American,99. 9% Asian and no information on Pacific Islander/Native American. 30. 4% of students graduated on the plan,69. 6% of students graduated on the recommended plan. 15. 4% of students took AP tests with 70. 8% of students being at or above AP criteria, 26% of students engaged in advanced courses or dual enrollment.
The average ACT score of a Pine Tree student is 22.1, the average SAT score out on a 1600 scale is 1089, compared to the state average of 985. The Pine Tree Pirates compete in sports, Cross Country, Basketball, Powerlifting, Golf, Track. As of 2014, with the addition of a 6A, Pine Tree moved up to 5A in UIL, the Pine Tree Pirates were so named after their first coach came to Pine Tree from Florida and used the mascot of his previous high school. The surroundings include towering pines, blooming azaleas, rolling hills, there are over 25 lakes within 75 miles which provide great fishing and water sports
Longview is a city in Gregg and Harrison counties in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 80,455, the estimated population in 2015 was 82,287. Most of the city is located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat, Longview is located in East Texas, where Interstate 20 and U. S. Highways 80 and 259 converge just north of the Sabine River, Longview is the principal city of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Gregg and Rusk counties. Longview is considered a hub city for East Texas, as is the nearby city of Tyler. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Longview as the sixth fastest-growing small city in the United States, Longview was founded in the 1870s by Ossamus Hitch Methvin, Sr. In 1870, Methvin sold 100 acres to the Southern Pacific Railroad for one dollar to persuade them to build their line in the direction of land he owned, that year, he sold another 100 acres for $500 in gold. He hoped the coming of the railroad would increase the value of the rest of his land, Methvin coined the name of the town when he stated, What a long view.
In June 1871, Longview was incorporated as the first town in Gregg County, in July 1919, a reporter for The Chicago Defender was in Longview looking into the mysterious death of a black man named Lemuel Walters. An armed white mob attacked a home where the reporter, S. L, was staying and attempted to batter their way in. A gunfight began between the attackers and the men in the house, the white men began to burn buildings in the black section of the town. In 1942, construction began on the Big Inch pipeline in Longview, from 1943 to 1945, the pipeline transported over 261,000,000 barrels of crude oil to the East Coast. At the time of construction, Big Inch and its twin, Little Inch. Both were integral in supplying the United States war effort in World War II, Longview is located at 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W. It is bordered to the west by the city of White Oak and is surrounded by other cities and towns, including Kilgore, Gilmer, Ore City, Hallsville. It is 37 miles northeast of the similarly sized city of Tyler, incorporated areas include Spring Hill, Pine Tree and Longview Heights.
Average snowfall is less than 2 inches, with one or two ice storms each winter. Normal highs are from the 50s–60s, lows range from the 30s to the 40s
Stemco is a Longview, TX, based company that manufactures and distributes products for the global commercial vehicle market. Its major product categories include wheel end products, brake products, intelligent transportation systems, Stemco products are manufactured in Texas, Michigan, New York, Tennessee and China. Parts are distributed from the United States, Mexico, Stemco was founded on March 1,1951, by Ben Cook and Tom Davidson in St. Charles, MO, and originally manufactured mufflers and oil reservoirs for commercial trucks. The company moved to Longview, TX, in 1958 to expand the company and began manufacturing new truck parts, including dual wheel adapters, hub hose carriers, drum check gauges and this move led to an increase in production and employee growth. In 1964, Stemco was purchased by Garlock Inc, an industrial sealing company, in 2007, Stemco began acquiring and partnering with other trucking equipment manufacturers. Stemco acquired V. W. Kaiser Engineering in 2008 to form Stemco Kaiser, Rome Tool and Die Co.
in 2011 to form Stemco Rome and strategic allies include Duroline, BatRF, GAFF International and Crewson. In July 2015, EnPro Industries, Inc. parent company to Stemco, the air springs business unit is the manufacturer of Goodyear air springs that are used in suspension systems and seats of commercial vehicles. Previously part of Veyance Technologies, Inc. which Continental AG acquired in January 2015, the addition of the air springs business unit significantly expanded Stemcos presence and scale in the commercial vehicle suspension market and brought a workforce of approximately 530 employees. Crewson, a component manufacturer, partners with Stemco to manufacture. Stemco has introduced DataTrac, a mileage counting hub-mounted odometer system, Stemco Brake Products - Stemco Brake Products manufactures heavy-duty brake lining products in conjunction with Duroline and Crewson, two leading producers of brake products and system components. Major products include Stemco Motor Wheel brake drums and Stemco Rome New Steel Shoes, Stemco Gaff - Stemco Gaff specializes in bushings, engine supports, torque rods and subcomponents for truck suspension systems.
Stemco Kaiser - Stemco Kaiser tests and manufactures pins and bushings for kingpin, suspension kit and no-ream repair kit applications
Great Texas Balloon Race
Great Texas Balloon Race is held each July near the City of Longview, Texas. It is billed as The longest running hot-air balloon event in Texas, the Great Texas Balloon Race Story, The genesis of the Great Texas Balloon Race was the grand opening of the Longview Mall in 1978. From this initial event, Dr. Bussey, with the cooperation of Frankie Parson Riggins and Mary LeTourneau, the Longview Mall managers agreed and allowed Dr. Bussey to create the first Great Texas Balloon Race which happened on the first anniversary of Longview Mall. In 1980, Longview business owner Bill Stoudt and Strohs Brewery joined forces with the Longview Mall, in 1985, the Great Texas Balloon was moved to the Stroh Brewery complex in south west Longview. The Great Texas Balloon race was in hiatus during 1987-1989, in 1990, the race was revived and moved to the East Texas Regional Airport south of Longview. The airport is still the home of the race today, hot air balloon festivals Great Texas Balloon Race
Longview Economic Development Corporation
The Longview Economic Development Corporation is one of Texas’ major economic development groups managing economic development for the City of Longview, Texas. If a local company is planning to expand or if a business from outside the region wants to locate in Longview, LEDCO partners with over twenty groups in the region to provide information including available land and buildings. The Longview Economic Development Corporation was created by the voters of Longview in 1991 under the Development Act of 1979 section 4A for the purpose of creating and retaining primary jobs. The Corporations independent board of directors, five voting members, five non-voting members, is appointed by the mayor, the Corporation owns two business parks in Longview with 1,200 acres of land. Since its inception, the Longview Economic Development Corporation has assisted hundreds of resulting in over 8,000 new jobs in the region. The Corporations website contains information on sites and buildings, demographic & psychographic data, aerial photographs
Longview High School
Longview High School is a public high school located in the city of Longview, Texas, in Gregg County, United States and classified as a 6A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Longview Independent School District located in central Gregg County, the school was founded in 1874 as the Longview Male and Female Institute, and the first permanent structure was established in 1885. In 2013, the school was rated Met Standard by the Texas Education Agency, the Lobos won their first state championship in 1937 with a 19-12 victory over Wichita Falls. The game was played on Christmas Day in the Cotton Bowl, Longview plays at Lobo Stadium, on the campus of Longview High School. A number of coaches have guided the Lobos over time. “Pete” Shotwell and Milburn “Catfish” Smith, on Cowboys Super Bowl VI team. Bobby Collier, former NFL player, Los Angeles Rams,1951 Chris Davis, now the everyday first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. S