Author: East Texas Review

President Barack Obama talks Paris Climate Agreement

  A year and a half ago, the world came together in Paris around the first-ever global agreement to set the world on a low-carbon course and protect the world we leave to our children. It was steady, principled American leadership on the world stage that made that achievement possible.  It was bold American ambition that encouraged dozens of other nations to set their sights higher as well.  And what made that leadership and ambition possible was America’s private innovation and public investment in growing industries like wind and solar – industries that created some of the fastest new...

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City of Longview and American Red Cross open emergency shelter

Due to the fact many residents are without power, the City of Longview in conjunction with the American Red Cross are opening an emergency shelter. Shelter operation will be at the Longview Exhibit Building at the Maude Cobb Activity Complex, 1123 Jaycee Dr. The Red Cross general information phone number is 866-505-4801. Shelter will have cots and blankets available for those in need. Showers are available but you will need bring soap, shampoo and towel. Also, remember to bring any medications or medical equipment if necessary. The shelter will be open to anyone without power. UPDATE: 06/01/17 Officials with...

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AG Paxton Reaches Settlement with Vivint and Warns Texans of Unscrupulous Door-to-Door Alarm Systems Sales Tactics

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office reached a settlement with home security company Vivint over allegations it violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  Beginning in January 2012, Vivint employees conducted door-to-door sales for home alarm systems without being properly registered with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). Under terms of the settlement, Vivint will ensure its employees are properly registered with DPS prior to conducting door-to-door sales and will provide consumers with notices informing them of their right to cancel contracts with the company. During summer months, door-to-door salespeople may become more frequent in...

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Remembering Martin Luther’s Contribution to Literacy

By Richard Gunderman This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous 95 Theses, which helped spark the founding of the Reformation and the division of Christianity into Protestantism and Catholicism. The 95 Theses critiqued the church’s sale of indulgences, which Luther regarded as a form of corruption. By Luther’s time, indulgences had evolved into payments that were said to reduce punishment for sins. Luther believed that such practices only interfered with genuine repentance and discouraged people from giving to the poor. One of Luther’s most important theological contributions was the “priesthood of all believers,” which implied that...

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Transit to offer free rides to Library for kids and teens this summer

The Tyler Public Library is partnering with Tyler Transit to bring families to the Library this summer. From June 1 through Aug. 31, children and teens wanting to go to the Library can ride the bus for free! “We are happy to have our own Tyler Transit helping families get to the Library this summer,” said Youth Services Librarian Linda Gray. “Children and teens who read during the summer months are better prepared to start school in the fall by having access to so many materials, in addition to our fun programs.” Throughout the summer months, the Library offers a multitude of free programs for all ages to coincide with its annual Summer Reading Club. Partnering with Tyler Transit enables more people to get involved in Library events and nurture lifelong literacy. Families wishing to take advantage of this offer will need to show a Tyler Public Library card to the bus driver and state that they are either traveling to or from the Library. Transit and transfer passes are free for children and teens up to age 18, only to and from Library. Adult passes are $1 each. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, over 18, at all times.   Located at 201 S. College Ave. in Downtown Tyler, the bus stop closest to the Library is near the corner of South Broadway Avenue...

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