Category Archive: Community News

Jul 03 2014

Firing up July the Fourth

The Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Festival will be held at Maude Cobb Activity Convention and Activity Complex on Friday, July 4. A full range of activities throughout the day include: Amusement rides, food and beverages, and a variety of other entertainment, plus vendors in the Exhibit Building, an outdoor stage featuring music acts, a hot …

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Jun 29 2014

Voting rights in reverse

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) that went into effect 25 June 2013 has led to some states implementing measures making it harder for racial minorities and the aged to cast a ballot. Voting rights advocates are trying hard, but attempts to rectify the situation are stalled in Congress. The implications are significant. The approaching autumn …

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Jun 28 2014

GSMC names new Chief Medical Officer

Good Shepherd Medical Center has named Lawrence T. Verfurth, DO, MBA, FACOI, as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Verfurth, who joined the Good Shepherd staff earlier this month, is a visionary physician executive with a broad base of operation and clinical leadership spanning the spectrum of healthcare. He most recently served as Vice President/Chief …

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Jun 27 2014

A day of action: United Way combats Texas heat

The Lone Star State is indeed a very cool state, but this word is used in more than one way. Blistering temperatures have always been a way of life in the Great State, and triple-digit summer temperatures must not be taken lightly. The spectre of heat-related illness makes cooling systems and fans matters of literal …

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Jun 26 2014

COMING OUT

The Longview chapter of the Lesbians Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) has held its first-ever parade through Heritage Plaza in downtown Longview. Spectators and vendors both enjoyed the event. Vendors Nicki Williams and Casey Brehm of the group NETX NORMAL advocate the use of Cannabis for “medical and responsible use,” and their booth was a …

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Jun 22 2014

Swirl Winery list released

Eighteen Texas Wineries will be featured at the upcoming Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl on June 28. Organizers released the list of participating wineries on Thursday. Main Street Director Beverly Abell explained that a Wine Swirl is a pairing of local restaurants with Texas wineries. Ticket-holders will be able to “swirl” from site to site downtown …

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Jun 19 2014

GSMC keeps raising bar

  Internal medicine is taking its turn to be proffered as a vital service offered by Longview’s Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC.) The hospital recently hosted a Welcome Breakfast and White Coat Reception for its Internal Medicine Residents class of 2017. The event included class recognition by the hospital’s officials, the attendance of an official …

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Jun 18 2014

Smith County Fire Marshal sworn in

Jay Brooks stepped into the role of Smith County Fire Marshal Tuesday morning, after being sworn into office by County Judge Joel Baker in the Smith County Commissioners Court. Brooks, 38, previously served as a Lindale police officer and is a former Assistant Fire Marshal for the County. He was selected for the post after …

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