Author: East Texas Review

Ishihara Seeking Second Term on City Council: Announces Filing for Reelection

Longview City Councilwoman, Kristen Ishihara, filed election paperwork today, seeking to serve a second term representing District Four. “Helping solve issues for our residents and working to make Longview even better is very important to me,” said Ishihara. “I have truly enjoyed serving as the council representative for District Four and hope to continue to serve our community for a second term.” During her first term on City Council, Ishihara was a strong advocate for many policies and initiatives serving residents, including: removing red light cameras; maintaining free entry at the Jack Mann splash pad; eliminating annual back flow...

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Lost In The Woods

A young child had been lost in the woods. After a long search the rescue team found him and returned him to his anxious parents. With tear-filled eyes he looked at his mother and said, “Mom, when I was lost in the woods I had no one to turn to. Now that I’m back in your arms, I do!” A Psalmist made the same statements: “Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing that I desire besides You.” No one or no thing can do for us what our Heavenly Father can do for us. Nor is there anyone anywhere who will ever mean more to us or be more for us than our Lord – if we allow Him. Some, we know, turn to materialism rather than the Master. There is nothing wrong with having money but it is wrong when we worship money, allow our lives to be consumed with making money so we can acquire the things of this world. In the end, materialism consumes us because there is never enough to calm our fears or give us peace. Others look for the answers to life in science. Science has provided many benefits and increased and made our lives more enjoyable. But science cannot cleanse us from sin or assure us of peace and hope in this world and a life with our...

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How Can We Make Jesus More Important In Our Lives?

“We can make Jesus more important in our lives by putting Christ in the center of all we do,” says Nathaniel, 8. “We do this by finding pleasure in studying God’s Word, learning about him and hiding God’s Word in our heart that we might not sin against him.” The issue in all of life always comes down to this question, “Who is the center of the universe?” If I’m the center, then everything must revolve around me. Living the self-centered life is difficult because I can’t always get everyone to conform to my plan for their lives. It’s...

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YOUR BRAIN MATTERS

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a free education program on February 1, 2017, in Longview, to share information about the burden of Alzheimer’s disease among women.  The goal of the event is to provide training and materials to participants who can inform others about Alzheimer’s disease in women. The workshop is at the Institute for Healthy Living from 11:30-1:00 and includes lunch. Alzheimer’s disease destroys the brain, killing nerve cells and tissue until all function is affected.  It is the sixth leading cause in the U.S. with over five million Americans...

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The Left Can’t Help Overplaying its Hand

This week, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., accused President-elect Donald Trump of being an illegitimate president. He said: “I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton. … When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something.” Lewis wasn’t the only person claiming that Trump had been elected illegitimately. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who just last week was preaching about why it’s important to “(be) a mensch,” wrote that it is “an act of patriotism” to...

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