Author: East Texas Review

Parents Targeted by Scammers

It’s the one thing parents dread most at the holidays: The List. Because there is always at least one popular-but-impossible-to-find toy every year that all the kids want. This year it’s Fingerlings, the cute finger-puppet monkeys. Unfortunately, the fact that they have sold out in many stores has turned them into bait for scammers. Con artists are selling counterfeit Fingerlings or simply making sales they don’t plan to fulfill. How the Scam Works: You want to purchase Fingerlings for your kids or grandkids, but they seem to be sold out at every store you visit. Instead, you decide to...

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KATHIE GLASS FILES FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR AS LIBERTARIAN

Kathie Glass filed her application to run for Texas Governor in 2018 as a Libertarian on Sunday, November 10, 2017. “Greg Abbott is not the leader Texas needs, so today, I filed my candidacy for Texas governor as a Libertarian. I want to be Texas governor to unite Texans to fight two threats to our freedom: an unconstitutional federal behemoth and cronyism in Austin.” Kathie Glass said. “Texans have not yet reviewed Greg Abbott’s performance against their expectations or his promises. I hope to help with that exercise over the next year. When they do, they will find him...

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Buyer Beware. Online Retailer Receives Over 100 Complaints

Since February 2016, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has received 124 complaints nationwide on an online retail business located in Longview, TX. Consumers allege that Wholesale Boutique Deals fails to deliver goods, is neglectful in issuing refunds and does not respond to customer inquiries. BBB advises consumers to research companies before shopping online. Wholesale Boutique Deals is a retailer of children and ladies clothing and accessories. Their products are marketed on their website and Facebook where over 105,000 people ‘like’ or follow the business. An Emory, TX woman reported that she contacted the business multiple times and never received any...

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Victory in Lawsuit Protecting Tax Cuts for Homeowners

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a victory for Texas homeowners after the Gregg County Court granted all relief requested by the attorney general in the local option homestead exemption case involving Kilgore ISD’s violation of Texas Senate Bill 1. The decision by the Gregg County Court comes nearly two months after the Texarkana Court of Appeals affirmed the right of Attorney General Paxton to continue the lawsuit and pursue compliance with the law. “I am grateful to the court for recognizing this school district’s attempt to siphon money away from Texas homeowners without their vote or consent,” Attorney General...

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White House meets on Renewable Fuel Standard

“We had a productive meeting today with the President to discuss how to fix the RFS compliance problem in a way that protects both refinery workers and corn farmers. We look forward to working with our colleagues representing Midwest states to find a win-win solution.” U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), John Kennedy (R-La.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) joint statement following their meeting with President Trump regarding jobs threatened by the Renewable Fuel Standard...

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