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Some Longview residents say the city was never "angry"

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LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Longview has a mighty short temper. That's according to a survey conducted in 2010 that measured health and well being in Americas largest cities.

Ranking Longview the angriest city in the nation.

  "Certainly some people are angry, but I would not say a majority of the people are angry here."

Betty Horaney has lived and owned a business in Longview more than 50 years.

     She says the city didn't deserve its unhappy moniker then, and doesn't now. 

     "I would've seen it. Longview is a very caring city, whenever there's a need this community tries to come together and help the person in need."

 "You look around Longview and we've got so many non-profits and so many groups that do so much for the community and has a lot of people involved with them."

   Saying the survey was completed during one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. History.

 "Really probably the bulk of the impact of the recession here in Longview."

Randy Cook who has lived in Longview for 35 years says he's certainly seen growth.

 "It's greatly improved, I feel it's a much more friendlier area."

  With improvements in areas of much needed attention.

    "The south side is getting built back up."

    Roads have been widened, construction is up and at 5.5 percent, Longview has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Texas.

     "Good economy, great quality of life, a lot of nice parks and lots of good thing here in the community."

   And despite the negative title previously given to Longview, Horaney says...

 "I would *not want to live in any other city."

 Ocean City, New Jersey was ranked lowest in the survey, making it the least-angry city in the country.

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