Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 23

EMS appreciated

In appreciation of National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Appreciation Week, Longview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) on Wednesday hosted its annual “Hamburger Cookout” to say thank you for all of the hard work, dedication and commitment our local EMS provides our community. “Longview Regional Medical Center has been hosting this event for more than 11 years,” …

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May 22

Early voting: elections going on right now

Apparently very few people know there is a statewide Run Off Election in both the Republican and Democratic Primaries.  Some of the highest level offices are on the ballot in this election. Also, Gregg County is having a local run off in our Justice of Peace Precinct 4 race. Early voting will continue this week …

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May 22

Booting out cancer

The Longview Cattle Baron’s Ball has kicked off its annual fundraiser. This year’s Ball is set for September 13, at the Spur of the Moment Ranch. Committee Chairman Jennifer Teague has a personal reason for chairing this year’s event. Her mother, Delma Moreno is a cancer survivor. In addition, American Cancer Society has restructured the …

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May 21

Agriculture: Fabric of east Texas culture

Agriculture is deeply entwined in the fabric of East Texas culture. If you don’t personally own land that is or was in agricultural production, I’m sure many of you have memories of being on somebody’s farm picking vegetables, chasing chickens or even pulling weeds. Though it seems that most people have turned away from growing …

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May 20

Energy efficient savings coming

 The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching. The state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26. “This is a great opportunity for Texans looking for ways to stretch their family budgets,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Shoppers can save money up …

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May 19

Vacation Costs: Keep a lid on it

Summer vacation is right around the corner. I’m not a big believer in pre-planning every single detail – sometimes the best vacation moments are spontaneous. But unless your rich uncle is paying for the trip, you’ll need to do a certain amount of preparation or your budget will fly out the window. You do have …

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May 18

Free soil testing slated

The results of last year’s Gregg-Upshur County Soil Test Drive confirmed what I have been trying to tell folks for a long time – No two gardens, hay meadows; lawns or pastures are the same! Making an accurate fertilizer recommendation without a soil test is virtually impossible. The results showed our soils range from 4.1 …

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May 18

What can we learn from Jesus turning water into wine?

“We can learn that you shouldn’t rush Jesus, but put your faith in him,” says Taylor, 11. Also, we can learn that sometimes a good deed goes unnoticed, and that’s OK.” In the ancient Middle East, wedding celebrations could last for days. To run out of wine would be an embarrassment that might last a …

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