Author: East Texas Review

Texas Ranked Second For U.S. Relocation Activity

Texas ranked second in the nation for relocation activity in 2015, according to the Texas Relocation Report released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. Analyzing statewide and national migration data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the report showed that Texas continues to be a high-demand destination for U.S. residents relocating across the country. “The diverse job opportunities and high quality of life in Texas continues to drive in-state and out-of-state migration to Texas cities and counties, both big and small,” said Vicki Fullerton, 2017 chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors. “This is the third consecutive year that Texas has gained more than 500,000 new residents from out of state.” According to the report, Texas experienced a net gain of out-of-state residents in 2015, with 107,689 more people moving to Texas than Texas residents moving out of state. This is a 4 percent increase in the net gain of Texas residents from 2014 (103,465 residents). The total number of residents moving to Texas from out of state in 2015 increased 2.8 percent year-over-year to 553,032 incoming residents. The highest number of new Texans came from California (65,546), followed by Florida (33,670), Louisiana (31,044), New York (26,287) and Oklahoma (25,555). Texas once again ranked third in the nation for number of residents moving out of state (445,343) in 2015. The most popular out-of-state relocation destinations for Texans were California...

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January: The Month Of Sing-A-Longs

Liberty Hall’s movie theme in January will be “Sing-A-Long with Musicals”. On Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m., “Hairspray” from 2007 will sing and dance across the screen. Starring John Travola, Michelle Pfiffer and Christopher Walken. “Hairspray” is the story of Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager with all the right dance moves. Tracy is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Tracy, with her friends, old and new, decides it is time to integrate the show and challenge the norms of her society. On Thursday, Jan. 19, Liberty Hall will feature the romantic musical, “Moulin Rouge,” starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. This film tells the story of Christian, a poor writer, who accidentally meets and falls in love the beautiful Satine, a courtesan. Baz Luhrmann wrote and directed this Oscar winner. Movie goers can expect to find out whether or not love is enough to conquer all odds. Finally, on Thursday, Jan. 26, Liberty Hall will wrap up its sing-a-long month with the popular classic, “Grease.” Moviegoers can watch (and sing-a-long with) Danny, Sandy and the gang sing their way through the trials and tribulation of young love and high school. Dressing up is welcome and encouraged. For tickets, visit www.LibertyTyler.com. Tickets are $7. For more information about upcoming events, sponsoring an event or renting Liberty Hall, call Manager Anne Payne at (903) 595-7274. The mission of Liberty Hall...

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Cruz Introduces Amendment To Term Limits

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress. The amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year terms and members of the U.S. House of Representatives to three two-year terms. “D.C. is broken,” said Sen. Cruz. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a...

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Veterans Plaza Finds Home At Teague Park

Donations Are Still Needed For More Work As result of a public private partnership between the City of Longview and the nonprofit, Veterans Recognition Foundation, Longview’s Teague Park is now home to a Veterans Plaza honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans and their families. Located on approximately 2 acres surrounding the Teague Park pond, the plaza features unique individual monuments honoring all veterans as well as a scale replica of the Vietnam Wall. Other monuments include memorials for 9/11, MIA/POWs, and conflicts in places such as Iwo Jima, Korea, Grenada, Iraq, Panama, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Bosnia. The plaza...

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UT Tyler to Host National Science Foundation Workshop

The University of Texas at Tyler will host a “Smart and Connected Health” National Science Foundation Workshop for science and engineering undergraduate students Jan. 3 – 6 in the UT Tyler University Center Ballroom. The workshop will expose students to a variety of software and medical devices that are focused on smart and connected health. It will consist of lectures and demonstrations involving next-generation health care solutions and recent breakthroughs in areas such as medical sensor technology, medical devices, Big Data and predictive analytics. Inaugural keynote speaker is Dr. David Paydarfar, Department of Neurology chair at the UT Austin...

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