Jul 23 2015

Texas Family Caregivers Provide $35 Billion

New report reveals stress on family caregivers’ health and finances; identifies policies to help support caregivers AUSTIN, Texas — Family caregivers in Texas provided 3.1 billion hours of care—worth an estimated $35 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: …

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Jul 23 2015

Billy Adler Spits Fire

Spitfire fired up!

Kelly Bell/ETR Aviators and volunteers started arriving at Maude Cobb Convention Center at just after 5:00 a.m. By 6:00am the place was teeming with a crowd ready to get the balloons off the ground. Jerry Trice has sat on the GTBR board of directors for more than 25 years, and his enthusiasm just keeps growing. …

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Jul 23 2015

Tyler Public Library: Summer Reading Club Continues

There’s only three weeks left to the Library’s Summer Reading Club! From now until Friday, July 31, readers of all ages and reading levels are encouraged to track their summer reading using the website Tyler.Readsquared.com. So, there is still plenty of time to read, attend a variety of events and earn fantastic prizes generously donated …

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Jul 22 2015

‘Sanctuary Cities': Cornyn Co-sponsors Bill for Crack Down

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today cosponsored the Improving Cooperation with States and Local Governments and Preventing the Catch and Release of Criminal Aliens Act of 2015, a bill introduced by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” that provide safe harbor for illegal immigrants, including those who have …

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Jul 19 2015

City Slates “School is Cool” Event

The “School is Cool” back to school event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harvey Hall and the Rose Garden for children and their parents to prepare for the new school year. This event has free admission. Presented by the City of Tyler, Northeast Public Health District, Brookshire’s, the …

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Jul 19 2015

The GOP Can Clear the Trump Dump

Froma Harrop You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation. His provocatively offensive anti-Mexican comments have energized a significant segment of the Republican right wing. Some polls now put Trump ahead of other contenders for the party’s presidential nomination. Everyone says these insults hurled at …

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Jul 19 2015

Congress Urges Stronger Actions Against Payday Loan Vendors

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized. The enforcement action announced July 7, affects two lenders based in Kansas City, Mo. who operated as many as 16 different businesses …

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Jul 18 2015

Early Childhood Educators Graduate, Receive Accreditation

Workforce Solutions East Texas (WSET) in partnership with Champions for Children hosted a graduation for 53 child care professionals receiving their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential on Thursday. The CDA Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in early …

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