Author: East Texas Review

County Administrator Serves Future Leaders

Smith County Administrator Leonardo Brown spoke to dozens of John Tyler High School seniors on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, educating them on essential skills for seeking and obtaining gainful employment. Brown worked with the Tyler Organization of Men in an outreach effort at the John Tyler Graduating Senior Job Fair. “I appreciate the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the future leaders of our community,” Brown said. “Many people gave of their time and energy to help me, and I am glad to invest my time and energy into seeing that our young men and...

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AG Paxton Defends President Trump’s “1-in-2-out” Order

  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas joined West Virginia and Wisconsin on an amicus brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia defending President Trump’s so-called “1-in-2-out” executive order, which directs federal agencies to repeal two regulations for each new rule they issue.   “The president’s executive order is an important step towards rolling back years of unnecessary and costly regulations that far exceed congressional intent,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Overregulation has harmed economic growth and job creation. The ‘1-in-2-out’ order will help restore regulatory authority to Texas and other states on important matters of local concern.”   Several groups claim that the executive order exceeds President Trump’s constitutional authority and have sued to block it. But in the amicus brief, Attorney General Paxton and the other attorneys general defend the president’s order as lawful:   “The President has constitutional authority to set a regulatory agenda for the various departments and agencies that the President directly oversees. And the President may consider cost, economic policy, and the availability of market-based alternatives when setting that regulatory agenda, so long as those considerations are not prohibited by congressional actions.”   President Trump has vowed to repeal more than half of all the rules in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is 178,000 pages long. Many of the rules are outdated yet have remained in...

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United Airlines Finds itself in a Disaster of it’s Own Making

By Daily Editorials United Airlines brought itself a world of hurt with its disastrous handling of a seat-shortage problem Sunday that led to an Asian-American passenger being beaten bloody and dragged, apparently unconscious, off a plane by security personnel at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. A potentially costly lawsuit by the passenger is probably the least of United’s worries. The self-inflicted public relations wounds could be catastrophic. The airline’s stock price took a nosedive Tuesday. In China, one of the airline’s major markets, reaction has been volcanic, largely because the abused passenger was reported to be ethnically Chinese. Within 36...

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City of Tyler introduces new website for public works projects

On April 11, the City of Tyler introduced a new website that gives the public better access to information about public works projects around the City. This website, TylerPublicWorks.com, includes new content features and a simple and easy to navigate format.   “We are always looking for ways to be more transparent in our processes,” said City Engineer Carter Delleney. “This site enhances our ability to showcase these processes.”   The website features a “project map” section, where users can access information about active projects around the City, including those that may be close to home. By clicking on...

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Major loft project approved for Downtown Tyler

The Tyler City Council approved on Wednesday the sale of a City-owned tract of land in downtown Tyler.  Located on North Bonner Avenue across from City Hall, the Westpark at Downtown will include 96 apartment lofts and 4,800 square feet of commercial/retail space. The site, which totals 3.75 acres, is bounded by W. Ferguson St. on the north and W. Erwin St. on the south.  The project represents a $10 million investment in downtown Tyler by the Scarborough family of Tyler, principals of Three Princes Partners and the developers of the project.  The project is being designed by Mike...

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