Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 10

Human trafficking

It’s her eyes and innocent face that first grab your heart. At least they grabbed mine. Annika, a delicate young girl, has been unwittingly handed into virtual slavery by her homeless father. Sweatshop labor and sex-for-sale portend a bleak future. She seems precious, blameless, so undeserving of this hell. But life is cheap for an …

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Apr 09

City to host career fair

The City of Longview will host a Career Fair, Wednesday, April 10, 4-7pm, at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd. The event will showcase careers available with the City of Longview from police officers to firefighters to public works and more. City departments will have information about current job openings as …

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Apr 09

State fails consumers: Predatory lenders to continue bad business

Statement from Joe Sanchez, AARP Texas Associate State Director for Advocacy, on the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce’s passage of Senate Bill 1247: “The Senate Committee on Business and Commerce took a step backwards today that will leave tens of thousands of Texans exposed to abusive payday and auto title loans. SB 1247, by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/state-fails-consumers-predatory-lenders-to-continue-bad-business/

Apr 08

Dalton Days looms

Longview’s annual Dalton Days will have extra fire power this year, when it returns to the Longview Rodeo Arena on April 13 from 9am-2pm. This year’s event features the return of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association and its fast-riding, fast-shooting competition. The Gregg County Historical Museum presents Dalton Days each year, with re-enactments of the …

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Apr 07

Texas A&M Rejects Student Group Discrimination

WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, praised the decision of Texas A&M Student Body President John L. Claybrook to veto a bill that would have allowed discrimination against on-campus LGBT organizations.  The proposal would have allowed students to opt-out of activity …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/texas-am-rejects-student-group-discrimination/

Apr 06

Keeping your word – even when the rules change

I once heard a man say, “I know I gave my word, but the rules changed, so I’m off the hook.” His words had a profound effect upon me, because I am who I am because of someone who didn’t abandon his promise when the rules changed. My father, Sam and his younger brother, David …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.easttexasreview.com/keeping-your-word-even-when-the-rules-change/

Apr 05

A plateful of justice: The people who wash your dishes and the folks who cook and serve your food deserve better.

When my father immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the mid-1980s, his first job was washing dishes at a Furr’s Fresh Buffet restaurant in New Mexico. It paid the state mandated minimum wage of $2.90 per hour. My father sent a portion of his scant earnings back to his parents and younger siblings …

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