Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30

Ranchers to apply for assistance

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) is reminding ranchers whose fences were lost or damaged in the wildfires to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) funding at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. Although some ranchers may have already started rebuilding, those who haven’t should apply …

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Sep 30

District 2 town meeting scheduled

Mayor Jay Dean and District 2 Councilman Daryl Williams have scheduled a Town Meeting for 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, at Stamper Park Resource Center, 502 S. Center St. Town Meetings are an excellent opportunity for citizens and council members to discuss issues facing the community within a casual setting. All citizens are encouraged to …

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Sep 30

Free movie returns

It will be a great family fun as Downtown Longview’s Heritage Plaza transforms into a big outdoor movie theatre marking the favorite annual event, Movies at Heritage Plaza in Downtown, Longview. Longview Cable TV has partnered with  Downtown Longview’s historic One Hundred Acres of Heritage Main Street program  to bring “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” …

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Sep 30

Beginners computer class rescheduled

For anyone who has ever wanted to take the first step and learn how to operate a computer, the Kilgore College Continuing Education Department will offer a one-day beginning computer course this Saturday in Longview. The class, “Getting Started with a Computer,” which was originally scheduled for Sept. 24, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. …

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Sep 27

Military generals join Texans in calling for border security action

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Despite empty assurances from Washington, communities along the Texas/Mexico border continue to face threats and violence from invading Mexican drug cartels. With the release of our commissioned report, “Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment,” the Texas Department of Agriculture offers a powerful perspective into this national security breach. …

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Sep 27

Airing one’s dirty laundry takes new meaning

By James J. Jackson As a father and grandfather, I am well aware that young people, more often than not, will discount the counsel of their elders as irrelevant, naïve, and ‘old-fashioned’- certainly not something to apply to their lives. Often, they will listen to and trust other entities, such as TV, friends, the Internet, …

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Sep 27

America’s Government Contracting Bonanza Bilks Taxpayers

By Beth Schulman I live nine blocks from the U.S. Capitol, so many of my neighbors depend on the government for their livelihoods. A few — a scientist, an editor, a Secret Service agent — belong to that often mocked and rapidly shrinking category known as “civil servants.” The government writes their paychecks, lets them …

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Sep 27

Big Agriculture’s Latin American Exploits

By William A. Collins You may wonder why President Barack Obama is so intent on passing a free-trade agreement with Colombia. One answer is simple enough: Big Agriculture. Without any tariffs padding the price of our exports, cheap U.S. grain would flood the South American country. That will be good for Cargill, the American agribusiness …

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