Tag Archive: Children

Oct 17

Standing with Wendy Davis: A champion for public education

The Texas American Federation of Teachers this week endorsed State Sen. Wendy Davis in her run for Texas Governor. “When we offer to stand with a candidate and work for their election, we spend an enormous amount of time looking at their positions on education issues to ensure they will be effective leaders in developing …

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Oct 10

LISD latest move:District hires assistant superintendent, charge him with academic improvement

    A former Texas and New York superintendent returned home to east Texas this week to begin his new job of improving academic performance in Longview ISD. Horace Williams, a Leverett’s Chapel native, began his job as an assistant superintendent on Monday. He most recently served 6½ years as superintendent of Cedar Hill ISD, …

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Oct 07

The values divide: The showdown in Washington isn’t just about political posturing

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. Sometimes that polarization is more than about partisan politics — it’s about real differences in values. Take the House Republicans’ recent votes to deny food and health care to millions of Americans. Those were statements of values. The first vote was to cut …

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Aug 30

Strings for life

St. Mary’s Catholic School is among the recipients of Ken Chinn’s generosity. Chinn, whose daughter Tara attends St. Mary’s, told the East Texas Review, “My passion is music. I guess I want to share it with everybody.” Chinn’s Guitar Project donated several guitars to the school. Ms. Laura Leahy, who took a sabbatical to take …

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Aug 12

Buckner to host meeting: Foster care, adoption information available

Buckner Children and Family Services will present a FREE foster care and adoption information meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Buckner’s offices, 110 E. Cotton. A Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. International adoption options, …

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Jul 25

Summer can be a time of fun rather than fuming

Like it or not, parents, this is the time of year when school’s out for the summer… and for approximately three months your kids will be pestering you for things to do, or you’ll be keeping a hawk’s eye on them to see that they aren’t doing something wrong. One of my favorite bumper stickers …

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Jul 24

NAACP Freedom Gala looms, tickets available

The Longview Gregg County Unit of the NAACP will host its “Pulling Together: The Time is Now” Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Faith Center at First United Methodist Church in downtown Longview. To culminate a year of community service and social justice activism, unit officers and members, as …

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Jul 24

Wellness Pointe awarded: Project Linus distributes blankets to mothers

Wellness Pointe’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program was recently awarded 50 blankets from Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. The award request was spearheaded by Wellness Pointe employee Carole McKinney, who has received assistance from Project Linus in the past. “I learned of Project Linus while my …

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