Author: East Texas Review

Gregg County Fair

The 68th Annual Gregg County Fair, sponsored by the Longview Jaycees, will be held at the Longview Fairgrounds and Exhibit Bldg., September 8-16, 2017. There will be many outside vendors selling favorite fair food, t-shirts and novelties. Inside vendors will be selling a wide variety of items, including jewelry, candles, Avon, Scentsy products, home-grown honey and much more. Fair Gate Admission is $6. Children 6 yrs. and under, Senior Citizens, Military members and their family are free with proper identification. Armbands SUNDAY thru THURSDAY and coupons will be available. Free nightly entertainment will include Show-Me Swine Racers, a Petting Zoo, magic shows,...

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Pet of the Week DARLA

    It’s that time of the week again. Pet of the week is looking for a lovely home. DARLA is a 1-year old 40 pounds Pit Bull Terrier. She is spayed, heart-worm negative, good with dogs and kids. She is located at Longview Animal Care & Adoption Center 303 H.G. Mosley Pkwy. Darla is available with a $25 adoption fee and approved application.  Give a Pet a new story and adopt DARLA today....

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EPA and Texas team up

EPA awards over $2.7M to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) a performance partnership grant of $2,775,937 for administering water quality and environmental programs. “This grant represents what EPA is all about, empowering states to protect their environment,” said Administrator Pruitt. “Texas has some of the most unique and important environmental resources in America, and the people of Texas know and respect those resources better than anyone. This grant is an example of how EPA ought to do business and demonstrates the value of state...

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Save on Your Summer Road Trip Adventure

By Nathaniel Sillin Are you packing up your car and hitting the road this summer? You’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by AAA, road trips are the most popular type of vacation for families in the U.S. in 2017. In fact, 10 percent more families are expected to take road trips this year than last. From driving to the tip of Cape Cod, to seeing the Great Lakes all the way to a drive through the Yosemite Valley in California, there are limitless ways to explore on the road. Whether you’re going to visit family or taking...

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Smith County Receives 2016 Safety Award

The Smith County Commissioners Court was presented with the Texas Association of Counties 2016 Safety Award on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Isaac Garcia, a representative from the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Risk Management Pool, presented the award, which he called a county-wide effort. Counties across the state work hard to prevent employee injuries and to increase workplace safety. Each year, the TAC Risk Management Pool presents awards to recognize counties and governmental entities for their efforts in promoting safety and innovative risk management programs. TAC members participating in the Workers’ Compensation Program are eligible to apply for the...

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