Author: East Texas Review

Pet of the Week Xena

It’s that time of the week again. Pet of the week is looking for a lovely home. Xena is a 4 month old 18 pound Shepherd mix. She is very active, spayed and heartworm negative. She is located at Longview Animal Care & Adoption Center 303 H.G. Mosley Pkwy. Xena is available with a $25 adoption fee and approved application. Give a Pet a new story and adopt XENA today...

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DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM SHARES HIS STORY

Leading up to Labor Day weekend, ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives Sean Carter looks out onto a sea of high school students before beginning his speech. Most of these students likely share the same dreams Sean once had — to have a successful career and a family. The life Sean dreamed about abruptly ended in 2005 when he got into a truck driven by a friend who had been drinking. The driver caused the truck to hydroplane, striking a tree and causing Sean to suffer a traumatic brain injury that left him unable...

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Longview ISD Invites Public to Convocation

Sought after Reverend Charles Foster to keynote event ETR Staff Report Longview Independent School District (LISD), will host its 2017 Convocation on Friday, August 18, at the Lobo Coliseum. The public is invited to attend. The event will start promptly at 8:00am. Longview High School ROTC will present the colors and lead opening ceremony pledge. Longview ISD Superintendent, Dr. James Wilcox is excited about the keynote speaker, Reverend Charles Foster. Wilcox feels Johnson will ignite the flame for the 2017-2018 school year. “We feel Reverend Johnson will fire up our educators and staff members,” said Wilcox. “He will also...

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Secretary DeVos Announces Approval of Connecticut and Louisiana’s ESSA Plans

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Connecticut and Louisiana’s respective consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “In reviewing both of these plans, I was glad to see that each state took the opportunity to embrace the flexibility afforded under ESSA while complying with the statute of the law,” said Secretary DeVos. “I want to thank the governors, chief state school officers, state board members and all others who helped craft these plans, and I look forward to working with each of them to improve education for all students.” Allowing states...

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Is the American Empire Worth the Price?

By Patrick Buchanan When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight,” Samuel Johnson observed, “it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” And the prospect of a future where Kim Jong Un can put a nuclear weapon on a U.S. city is going to cause this nation to reassess the risks and rewards of the American Imperium. First, some history. “Why should Americans be first to die in any second Korean war?” this writer asked in 1999 in “A Republic, Not an Empire.” “With twice the population of the North and twenty times its economic power, South Korea...

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