Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 21 2011

Move your money to a better bank

By Andrew Korfhage During a key scene in the classic holiday film It’s A Wonderful Life, savings-and-loan proprietor George Bailey, played by Jimmy Stewart, memorably explains to the townspeople how his business works – that he’s not sitting on piles of money just because he runs a small, local bank. “Your money’s not here,” George …

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Dec 21 2011

Protecting revelers

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These are heartening words to be coming from a distiller at any time, but the holiday season is the worst possible time for liquor-related misfortunes.  Consequently, Longview Transit is teaming up with R&K Distributors – your local Budweiser Distributor – to insure that everyone, drinkers included have a safe and happy new year. This combined …

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Dec 21 2011

Hay scam

A Mineola man was arrested Friday by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand on 2 counts of hay theft after he allegedly conducted an online hay scam. Special Rangers Hand, Max Hartmann and Doug Hutchison investigated the case. According to Hand, Steven Clues, 39, began advertising in late summer on …

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Dec 21 2011

LHS student-musicians win new seats

Forty-four Longview High School (LHS) band members have earned 2011 All-Region Honors in a musical playoff versus more than 300 of their colleagues from other schools.  The competition was held at Tyler Junior College. Of the 44, there were 16 who earned the right to compete at the area level.  This is the next step …

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Dec 21 2011

Have a safe and happy holiday

By AG Gregg Abbott   The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people may become more vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. Be aware that criminals sometimes pose as couriers delivering gifts. Be careful about answering your door to strangers, and use a peephole …

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Dec 21 2011

Credit card stolen?

By Jason Alderman Despite high-profile media attention, the odds of having your credit or debit card number stolen by crooks remains at historically low levels. That said, it’s always good to know what to do in case lightening does strike and someone fraudulently uses your card. Left unchecked, they might try to run up bills, …

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Dec 21 2011

Give beyond Christmas

By Commissioner Todd Staples   Christmas always makes me count my blessings and I hope it does the same for you. This time of year, we should all be reminded that giving is more than just wrapping presents for friends and family. Giving is something we can offer our fellow Texans in the form of …

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Dec 21 2011

Avoid a holiday spending hangover

By Jason Alderman At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January. Here are …

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