College Loan Forgiveness Approved

College Loan Forgiveness Approved

Jul 17, 2023

Biden-Harris Administration to provide 804,000 borrowers with $39 billion in Automatic Loan Forgiveness as a result of fixes to Income Driven Repayment Plans. Discharges are the result of updated counts of progress toward student loan forgiveness. The Department of Education (Department) today will begin notifying

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Rep. Jay Dean To Seek Re-Election

Rep. Jay Dean To Seek Re-Election

Jul 12, 2023

Gregg, Harrison, and Marion Counties’ Texas State Legislator, Jay Dean, recently announced he will seek re-election in next year’s election. Texas just completed its once-every-two-year legislative session and is now looking forward to special sessions to complete the year’s work. In the recent

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Texas Voucher Bill Shot Down In Flames

Texas Voucher Bill Shot Down In Flames

May 30, 2023

“The death of the voucher bill is a victory for public education and Texas taxpayers. This voucher plan would have worsened the budgetary problems of under-funded public schools while enriching unregulated private schools with tax dollars.” Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) President Ovidia

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Los Angeles County To Dismiss About 60,000 Marijuana Convictions

Los Angeles County To Dismiss About 60,000 Marijuana Convictions

Oct 2, 2021

The latest marijuana convictions were identified through a follow-up examination of county court records. The previous group of cases identified for dismissal — nearly 66,000 in February 2020 — covered only an examination of state Department of Justice data, Gascón’s office said. “Dismissing

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Mayor Andy Mack And City Council Denounce Promotion Of Hate And Bigotry In Longview, Texas

Mayor Andy Mack And City Council Denounce Promotion Of Hate And Bigotry In Longview, Texas

Jul 12, 2021

Council to Add Resolution to July 15 Agenda Denouncing White Unity Event The City Council will consider a resolution during its July 15 meeting denouncing a potential White Unity Event promoting hate and bigotry purportedly scheduled in the Longview area later this year.

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Hooray For Heroes

Hooray For Heroes

Jul 1, 2021

Julie Woods & Associates presents the 2nd Annual “Hooray for Heroes” Appreciation Parade in honor of our local law enforcement officers at the Longview Police and Fire Departments. The “Hooray for Heroes” drive by appreciation parade will take place at Maude Cobb Convention

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Cornyn Celebrates Senate Passage Of His Juneteenth Holiday Bill

Cornyn Celebrates Senate Passage Of His Juneteenth Holiday Bill

Jun 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) delivered remarks at a press conference celebrating Senate passage of his bipartisan bill with U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) to designate Juneteenth a federal holiday. Excerpts of Sen.

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Cornyn Bill To Make Juneteenth National Holiday Passes Senate

Cornyn Bill To Make Juneteenth National Holiday Passes Senate

Jun 15, 2021

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after his bipartisan bill with U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday passed the Senate:  “The freedom of all Americans that Texas

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New Law Allows Georgia College Athletes To Get Paid

New Law Allows Georgia College Athletes To Get Paid

May 30, 2021

Over the years, there have been debates on whether college students should get paid for playing sports. The issue is no longer a debate. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill recently that will allow college athletes in Georgia to make money off

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Council Approves $23.9 Million Contract for Voter-Approved Police Station

Council Approves $23.9 Million Contract for Voter-Approved Police Station

Oct 23, 2020

For construction projects such as the police station, the City of Longview is required to accept the lowest bid and not consider whether a company is local. The $23.9 million contract is about 14.6% or about $4 million below the allocated construction budget

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