Author: East Texas Review

Smith County Creates Disaster Relief Fund

The Smith County Commissioners Court approved establishing a Disaster Relief Fund, to be used to take in charitable donations if a disaster strikes. The Smith County Disaster Relief Fund will be managed by the East Texas Communities Foundation, which will pass donations along to local nonprofits, organizations, the county or any other entity that needs the funds for planning and preparation, first response, recovery and rebuilding after a disaster or community crisis. Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran said the critical time to collect donations is immediately after a disaster hits an area. However, oftentimes, there is nothing set up...

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CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview Recertified as Leading Trauma Care Facility

Officials at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System announced today the trauma center at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center – Longview has been recertified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.   “Being a recognized Level III Trauma Center shows this organization’s commitment to providing a higher level of care to the most critically sick and injured patients in our community and the people...

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“Youth Sports: Playing it Safe” Free Seminar Set for August 16

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System will present a free community seminar, “Youth Sports: Playing it Safe,” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living (3133 Good Shepherd Way). Participating in sports can help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, more is not always better!   Seminar topics covered include: Importance of avoiding single-sport specialization • Sleep and hydration • Overuse and ACL injury prevention   Players will also have the opportunity to have a risk assessment performed by experts.   Ideal for players, parents...

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Cornyn Renews Call to Bring Austin Tice Home

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement about Houston-native Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist who was taken captive in Syria six years ago today: “For the Tice family, the absence of their son and brother has made for an unimaginable and devastating six years,” Sen. Cornyn said. “I’m in awe of their perseverance as they continue their relentless push to bring him home. Today I renew my call for Austin to be released by his captors, and I’m thankful the Trump Administration shares my desire to see him come home as soon as possible.” Background:...

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Cornyn Statement on Judge Kavanaugh Hearing Announcement

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after Chairman Grassley announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court beginning September 4th:   “By now it’s clear that Judge Kavanaugh will be a fair arbiter of the law who will call balls and strikes, not impose his personal beliefs or policy preferences on the American people.” “Both parties agree Judge Kavanaugh is exceptionally well-qualified, and we’ve come to know him as a caring father, devoted friend, and charitable member of his community.” “Since before he was even...

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