Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn Praises Confirmation of Kay Bailey Hutchison as NATO Ambassador

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) as U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “Kay has always been known for tireless advocacy on behalf of Texans and her ability to work across the aisle to get things done,” said Sen. Cornyn. “She has the experience, determination, and poise to strengthen our relationships on the world stage, and I’m confident she’ll make Texas – and our country – proud.” Sen. Cornyn introduced Sen. Hutchison at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations...

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Region 7 Education Service Center Announces its 2018 Teachers’ of the Year

Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce that Rachel George from Marshall ISD and Kathleen Brown from Palestine ISD have been named Elementary and Secondary Teachers’ of the Year for Region 7. Both of these educators will represent Region 7 as semifinalists in the 2018 Texas Teacher of the Year. George and Brown were nominated by their local school districts for their dedication to their students and the capability to inspire them, ability and willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues, drive to initiate activities that improve instruction for students, ability to work effectively with different groups in...

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Cornyn, Senate Republicans Introduce Border Security Legislation

Building America’s Trust Act Utilizes Infrastructure, Technology, and Personnel to Help Secure Border, Facilitate Trade, and Strengthen Enforcement of Existing Law U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the Building America’s Trust Act, legislation that increases resources at our borders, boosts trade through ports of entry, and strengthens enforcement of existing laws. A summary of the legislation is attached. “For too long law enforcement on the front lines haven’t had the tools they need to stop the flow of illegal immigration, and this bill will provide both the resources...

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Exploding with Opportunity

By Kristen Castillo Looking for a job? Whether you’re a student preparing to enter the workforce or a worker seeking a career change, some industries have more opportunities than others. CareerBuilder and Emsi have outlined occupations in five fields that pay well and are in demand. Using information from their labor market database, which includes state and national employment resources and online job postings, they compiled a list of the hottest jobs for 2017 using three criteria: jobs that pay at least $20 an hour; fields that have grown faster than others from 2012 to 2016; and occupations that...

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Sweepstakes Scammers

You’ve won a new car or a dream vacation or cash…in a contest you never entered! If this sounds too good to be true, you’re right. In 2016, BBB received over 2,300 sweepstakes/lottery/prizes scam reports in BBB Scam Tracker. Types of scams reported were foreign lotteries, fake Publisher’s Clearing House letters and phone calls regarding trips just to name a few. On Aug. 21, Publisher’s Clearing House and Federal Trade Commission issued a warning for consumers not to fall victim to the PCH scam because the organization doesn’t require winners to pay any fee. BBB serving Central East Texas...

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