Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 21

Canine victory

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has expressed thanks to Governor Rick Perry for signing House Bill (HB) 1451 into law, which initiates oversight of large-scale commercial breeding facilities, known as puppy mills. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, and championed in the Senate by Sen. John Whitmire, …

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Jun 21

Texas Shakespeare Festival will host two-week acting workshop

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is once again offering its annual Acting Workshop, taught by professional theatre artists who are part of the 2011 company. The workshop is designed for serious theatre students ages 16-25, as well as for young teachers.  It begins July 9 and will run through July 24. Workshop participants will live in …

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Jun 21

Grasshopper control

By Dennis Smith Consecutive years of hot, dry summers and warm, dry autumns favor grasshopper survival and reproduction. Warm, dry fall weather allows grasshoppers more time to feed and lay eggs. Spring rains will drown young hoppers when eggs are hatching. Thus, dry weather in the spring favors their survival. Grasshopper eggs are deposited in …

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Jun 21

Governor Perry signs Tyler’s SB 349

On June 17 Governor Rick Perry signed into law SB 349, which will add two percent to Tyler’s Hotel Motel Occupancy Tax rate, to be used for the expansion or construction of conference or event facilities for the community.  The bill was introduced during the regular session by Senator Kevin Eltife and Representative Chuck Hopson …

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Jun 21

Pine Tree ISD rated

Credit analysts Russell Brice and Apple Lo, from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services recently visited Pine Tree Independent School District for the purpose of evaluating the District’s credit rating.  Ratings are provided by organizations such as Standard & Poor’s, which specialize in evaluating credit risk, for the purpose of rating the underlying financial risk of …

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Jun 21

Reading Club invites you to win prizes

Summer Reading is in full swing at the Longview Public Library. Four hundred children ages 5 – 12, have already signed up and are reading for prizes in this fantastic program. The reading program runs through July 29 so there is still time to sign up if you have not already done so.  To be …

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Jun 21

$8,372,357 grant for airport improvements in Tyler announced

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport will receive a federal grant worth $8,372,357 for airport improvements, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn announced. The funding comes through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). “These funds will be used to address needed maintenance and safety improvements at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport,” Sen. Cornyn said. …

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Jun 21

Treating anxiety

Dr. Sarah Sass, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Tyler, has received a grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to study a new approach to treating anxiety, Dr. William Geiger, College of Education and Psychology dean, announced. With the $17,150 grant, Sass will develop a computer program that can …

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