Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 23

Did John Lennon become a Christian?

By Jan White Recently, I saw a film producer interviewed on a network news program.  He made a comment that fascinated me when he pointed out the possibility that John Lennon became a Christian during his later years of life. According to a soon-to-be-released documentary about the former Beatle and several biographers as well, Lennon …

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Aug 23

Their future, our fight

By Linda Bridges In the wake of a state legislative session that produced unprecedented cuts of more than $5 billion from public education, the back-to-school verdict is already in: 75 percent of Texans say our state lawmakers should not have cut funding for public schools at all (Texas Poll, July 2011). In fact, 90 percent …

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Aug 17

Support the troops

By Contributing Writers Kelly Bell and Deanna Cooper Dr. Jeannette Liu who is originally from California followed her father’s footsteps into the military. Her father, General Lien Yi Liu fled China to Taiwan due to political upheavals before bringing his family to America in search of a better life.  He encouraged Jeannette, his oldest, to …

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Aug 17

Leadership Tyler Class 25 kicks off

Leadership Tyler Class 25 will be introduced at the annual fall kick-off luncheon on August 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Rose Heights Community Life Center in Tyler with keynote speaker former Dallas Cowboys football player Chad Hennings. Hennings, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, is also an Air Force veteran. Since his …

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Aug 17

DHS grant funding

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is encouraging Texas fire departments and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations to apply for grant funding to assist them in purchasing new vehicles, equipment and conducting training exercises. The funding comes through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. “The brave men and …

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Aug 17

TWC reminds employers: Compliance posters are free of charge; agency warns against inappropriate vending

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) urges employers to be aware of unscrupulous business operators who may try to coerce employers into purchasing required workplace posters. Obtaining these compliance posters through TWC, as always, is free. All workplace compliance posters required by law can be obtained free of charge from the TWC website at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/lablaw/posters.html. Employers …

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Aug 17

Longview ISD principal named

Vernessa Gentry, principal of Bramlette Elementary, will serve as vice chair of the Membership, Marketing and PR Committee for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Officers from the 20 TEPSA districts across the state were installed at the association’s July Leadership Conference. Gentry is a former District 7 TEPSAN of the Year and …

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Aug 17

Golf tourneys to benefit prostate cancer outreach

Team and individual registration for the 11th annual Henry M. Bell, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament is now under way, with proceeds to benefit East Texas Medical Center’s prostate cancer outreach and community education. Hosted by the ETMC Cancer Institute and the ETMC Foundation, the charity tournament is set for Monday, Sept. 19, at Willow Brook …

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