Jul 03 2015

Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Ultimately, it’s about pride. By John Kiriakou Greece is in dire straits. As a Greek American, it hurts to watch. Without emergency loans from its European partners, Greece will default on its debts and likely be forced out of the Eurozone. That means tougher times ahead for Greece, Europe, and international financial markets. In exchange …

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Jul 03 2015

FLYING HIGH

Dan Droege, GTBR Chairman and Market President, First Bank & Trust, Longview, Texas

The Great Texas Balloon Race Keeps Soaring To New Heights By Joycelyne Fadojutimi Dan Droege is not only the Market President of First Bank & Trust, he is also the Chairman of the Great Texas Balloon Race, GTBR. Droege is happy about his work at the bank. Most importantly of all, he is very proud …

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Jun 30 2015

Declaring Independence

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By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm an official alliance with the Government of …

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Jun 30 2015

UT Tyler Professor to Participate in U.S. Army Research

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Faculty at The University of Texas at Tyler are once again recognized as world-class researchers. Dr. Jason Smee, an associate professor of chemistry, is participating in an open-campus program this summer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Dr. Michael Odell, vice president for research and technology transfer, announced. The UT Tyler Office of Sponsored Research …

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Jun 30 2015

Tyler hosts free Fourth of July Celebration

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The City of Tyler will host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Lindsey Park again this year. The FREE fireworks show will be July 4 at 9 p.m. Grab your friends and family for some Independence Day fun! Make sure to carpool to ease traffic congestion. Lindsey Park is located at 12566 Spur …

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Jun 30 2015

STAAR POWER

UT Tyler Innovation Academies in Tyler, Longview, and Palestine Perform Above State Average The University of Texas at Tyler Innovation Academy students in grades 3–8 received higher passing rate scores than the state average for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). According to preliminary results released June 3 by the Texas Education …

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Jun 30 2015

Record Services Works to Preserve County History

The basement of the Smith County Cotton Belt Building is filled with history. But a crushed sewage drain line under the slab of the building threatened historical documents kept there by the Records Services Department. Last week, Rudd Services employees began digging a more than 100-foot trench to unearth sewage pipes to fix the leak. …

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Jun 29 2015

Tightening Whose Belt?

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As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally. By Josh Hoxie Listening to so-called fiscal conservatives like Representatives Kevin Brady and Mike Kelly, you’d think we were in a desperate fight for survival, with the national debt threatening our future. “I cannot in good conscience support adding more debt to …

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