Monthly Archive: March 2011

Mar 31

AG warns of phoner toner scams

Texas businesses should be alert that an old office supply scam – the “phoner toner” scam – has resurfaced in recent weeks. Several Texas Attorney General’s Office employees have reported that they received unsolicited telephone calls at work from office supply scam artists. The “phoner toner” scam usually involves several phone calls. In the first …

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Mar 31

Procrastinators pay

I’m the last person to cast aspersions on anyone who procrastinates, given my own occasional lapses in that area. I’ll leave it to the self-help gurus to supply behavior-modification techniques. What I will say, however, is that procrastination can be a very costly habit. Here’s how putting off the inevitable can reap unpleasant financial consequences: …

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Mar 31

FAKE IRS: Don’t be swindled by fake IRS emails that may look official

Don’t be fooled if you get an univited e-mail that appears to be from the Internal Revenue Service about your tax return or refund. It’s coming from internet thieves looking to steal your personal information, like credit card or bank account numbers. The IRS receives thousands of reports each year from taxpayers who receive suspicious …

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Mar 31

Longview citywide cleanup slated for April 2

Longview residents are invited to participate in the Citywide Cleanup, Tire Recycling, and Electronics Recycling events from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, April 2, 2011. The events are sponsored by the City of Longview and Keep Longview Beautiful and are in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. All events …

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Mar 31

Local leaders campaign for Wilson

Mickie Hand is a community advocate who has made her home in Longview since 1942, and is now carrying city council candidate Victoria Wilson’s banner. She has studied the situation and believes Wilson is what the city needs. Hand noted how Brookshire’s opened a Super One instead of a Brookshire’s grocery store because its survey …

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Mar 31

Extension slates Harvest Festival Crawfish Boil

In a few weeks it will be time for the popular Harvest Festival Crawfish Boil!  If you have never attended the Annual Harvest Festival Crawfish Boil, you have missed a fun evening filled with some of the best Cajun and Country Western music, all the crawfish, catfish and “fixin’s” you can stand! The 16th Annual …

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Mar 31

PTISD earns Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency

Pine Tree ISD has joined the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Award winners for their success in implementing financial transparency. Pine Tree ISD has earned a Gold Leadership Circle Award for setting the bar for financial transparency and opening the financial books to the public. The Texas Comptroller’s Leadership Circle program recognizes local governments across Texas …

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Mar 31

The run was fun

Trophy Winners. Back, left to right: David Buckner, 2nd place in the 10K; Taryn Fleet, 3rd place, 10K; Landi Wheeler, 2nd , 5k; Gloria Hover 3rd, 5K; Jacob Gouldie 1st, 5K; Standing: left to right: Tomas Moreno, 1st, 5K; Jared Graham; 3rd, 10K; Larry Dillon, 2nd, 5K;  Crystal Knight, 1st, 5K.

Longview’s recent Cattle Baron Ball “Fun Run” was a blast. Runners and walkers turned out in droves to participate in this event that raises money for East Texas families with members who are fighting cancer. Cattle Baron Ball Chair D.D. Johnson was delighted with the turnout. “This turned out great,” she said.  “We had more …

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