By Deanna Cooper/ETR

At a press conference in City Hall, Mayor Dean brought up to date progress of the “Beat the Heat Program”.  Since the start of the program, over 92 applications have been taken; over 40 air conditioning units have been installed.
Those who are eligible are:
• Elderly, disabled and low income families
• Longview area with Zip Codes 75601-75608
• Restricted to residents without adequate air conditioning
In addition Mayor Dean is concerned for those citizens whose electric bills have sky-rocketed due to the prolonged heat.  Dean will be working towards some type of short term relief for those citizens.

To request a free air conditioner, please call Agency on Aging at 1-800-442-8845.