Category Archive: News/Features

Oct 18 2014

Library Plans Zombie Shootout

It’s a well-known fact that zombies eat brains. Where do you find the best brains? At the Tyler Public Library of course! Anyone looking to try their luck as a zombie hunter is invited to the first ever Zombie Shootout on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Tyler Public Library, 201 …

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Oct 15 2014

Voter ID Remains In Effect

Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Texas, Voter ID Remains In Effect AUSTIN—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today ruled unanimously that the State’s voter ID law will remain in effect for the November 2014 election. The Texas Attorney General’s office released the following statement from Lauren Bean, Deputy Communications Director: “We …

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Oct 13 2014

THINK PINK

The Good Shepherd Foundation has hosted its fourth annual (and biggest-yet) cancer-prevention-themed luncheon/fashion show to spread awareness and, to recognize east Texas area breast cancer survivors, and to assist Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) Breast Center. Funds raised through ticket sales and floral arrangements will pay for mammogram screenings for local women who might not …

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Oct 13 2014

Back to Basics

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, it’s a good time to reflect on the historical impact of young people who were willing to risk their lives to register Black people to vote in Mississippi. As a result of their courage and their sacrifice many people, today not only in Mississippi but across …

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Oct 12 2014

Discipline Questioned: U.S. Department of Education Announces Voluntary Resolution

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Tupelo Public School District in Tupelo, Mississippi, to ensure nondiscrimination in the district’s disciplinary system for students. OCR’s investigation revealed that black students had been disproportionately subjected to discipline at every stage in the district’s …

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Oct 11 2014

Let Them Eat Tips: Marriott’s push to get guests to subsidize its crummy pay for the people who clean hotel rooms is a disgrace.

Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America’s exploitative, low-wage economy couldn’t get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy — along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: “Let them eat tips.” Marriott International supports the political notion that America is divided between a few noble “makers” (like them) and a mass of …

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Oct 10 2014

PTISD accepts mediation

On the evening of Thursday, October 2 the Pine Tree Independent School District (PTISD) Board of Trustees voted in favor of a mediated settlement to conclude litigation over construction issues related to its middle school. After fruitless efforts to attach responsibility for assorted structural defects in the school the PTISD, in 2013, sued multiple companies …

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Oct 09 2014

Conference slated

Approximately 500 East Texans who work with the elderly will receive training next week at the 23rd Annual Regional Education on Aging, Caregiving & Healthcare (REACH) Conference at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview on October 8-9 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Conference is hosted each year by the Area Agency on Aging …

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