Category Archive: News/Features

Sep 27 2014

The Little Train That Won’t: The Republican party’s refusal to invest in America’s collapsing infrastructure is a recipe for disaster.

I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m talking about Congress. Since the earliest days of our US of A, the most basic task of this legislative body …

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Sep 26 2014

Alzheimer’s: Annual “WALK” empowers fight

This year’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” was like none before. Good Shepherd Institute of Healthy Living graciously accommodated the event because Heritage Plaza was not available due to downtown construction. The Walk’s 2014 Chair Phillip Gurganus and his committees threw themselves into the event, making it a true labor of love that brought great success …

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Sep 18 2014

TB&T Scholarship Established

Recently Dr. Rod Mabry, President of The University of Texas at Tyler, met with Mr. Rogers Pope Jr., CEO of Texas Bank and Trust, and other bank officials at the UT Tyler Longview University Center to celebrate the establishment of the Texas Bank and Trust Endowed Scholarship. The fund was established to provide financial assistance to …

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Sep 11 2014

Lobo-ly Green Out

Friday was Green Country Day at Lobo Stadium. Longview Independent School District (LISD) Foundation Executive Director Kay Ray was plumb tickled. The Lobo Green Out was a success. In fact, the Foundation ran out of most sizes even before the Longview Lobos/John Tyler Lions game kicked off. By Thursday afternoon, only a few of the largest sizes …

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Sep 06 2014

Do you want some hogwash with that burger?

Burger King bills itself as “home of the Whopper,” a name intended to convey to burger eaters that this one is a whale of a deal. But “whopper” also means a prevarication, a crock, a tall tale — hogwash. Both meanings apply to Burger King’s current effort to take over Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee-and-doughnut …

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Sep 05 2014

Buckle Up for Life

Toyota is the world’s top automaker. One of their slogans is “Let’s Go Places.” The automaker takes the consumer places with a full line of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota also takes communities to a safe place, a place where community partnerships are helping to save the lives of many children. Why? “We want …

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Sep 04 2014

Back to Earth: Home Depot Goes to School

It is back to school and back to Earth at Southward Elementary school. The 5th grade Green Team Pirates and their teachers are excited to start the new school year incorporating gardening, recycling, and beautification into their curriculum. As a matter of fact, this past year, the school had a vegetable garden. The principal Dr. …

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Dec 15 2013

Payday Lenders Pimping Again

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit. Starting before Halloween, consumers are bombarded by commercials selling sparkling jewels, the latest high-tech craze or the newest must-have toy. It’s no wonder that more and more strapped-for-cash Texans may be tempted to turn to payday and auto title loans as …

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