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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 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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Oct 07 2014

PTISD Choir Students Selected

Pine Tree Independent School District is proud to announce the following students have been selected to the All Region Choir. The all region choir concert will take place in Mt. Pleasant on November 1. Soprano 1 1st chair: Katie White 10th chair: Savannah Harrold 14th chair: Shelby Smith 15th chair: Cyndi Ponton Soprano 2 6th …

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Oct 06 2014

Marshall Native Serves Aboard USS Makin Island

By Ronald Gutridge Electrician’s Mate 1st Class Lewis Dunn, a native of Marshall, Texas, has been in the Navy for 12 years and is an electrician aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Petty Officer Dunn graduated from Marshall High School, Class of 2002, and right after graduating he enlisted in the …

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Oct 04 2014

The Nouveau Sodbusters: Wall Street’s fake farmers are harvesting sweet profits.

We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These aren’t dirt farmers wearing overalls and muddy boots. They’re Wall Street hucksters in Armani suits and Gucci loafers. The latest fast-buck fad for high-roller …

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Oct 04 2014

Accepting Applications

The Gregg County Historical Commission is seeking applications for new Official Texas Historical Markers. Deadline is Oct. 24 for the 2015 Texas Historical Commission marker cycle. The markers can honor historic individuals, schools, churches, communities, cemeteries, businesses and historic events. Marker sponsors can be residents or organizations and are responsible for the application’s research, narrative and …

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