Author: East Texas Review

Cornyn, Senate Republicans Introduce Border Security Legislation

Building America’s Trust Act Utilizes Infrastructure, Technology, and Personnel to Help Secure Border, Facilitate Trade, and Strengthen Enforcement of Existing Law U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) today introduced the Building America’s Trust Act, legislation that increases resources at our borders, boosts trade through ports of entry, and strengthens enforcement of existing laws. A summary of the legislation is attached. “For too long law enforcement on the front lines haven’t had the tools they need to stop the flow of illegal immigration, and this bill will provide both the resources...

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Exploding with Opportunity

By Kristen Castillo Looking for a job? Whether you’re a student preparing to enter the workforce or a worker seeking a career change, some industries have more opportunities than others. CareerBuilder and Emsi have outlined occupations in five fields that pay well and are in demand. Using information from their labor market database, which includes state and national employment resources and online job postings, they compiled a list of the hottest jobs for 2017 using three criteria: jobs that pay at least $20 an hour; fields that have grown faster than others from 2012 to 2016; and occupations that...

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Sweepstakes Scammers

You’ve won a new car or a dream vacation or cash…in a contest you never entered! If this sounds too good to be true, you’re right. In 2016, BBB received over 2,300 sweepstakes/lottery/prizes scam reports in BBB Scam Tracker. Types of scams reported were foreign lotteries, fake Publisher’s Clearing House letters and phone calls regarding trips just to name a few. On Aug. 21, Publisher’s Clearing House and Federal Trade Commission issued a warning for consumers not to fall victim to the PCH scam because the organization doesn’t require winners to pay any fee. BBB serving Central East Texas...

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#SchoolisCool at Harvey Hall and the Rose Garden

A #SchoolisCool back to school event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harvey Hall and the Rose Garden for children and their parents to prepare for the new school year. This is a free admission event. Presented by the City of Tyler, Northeast Public Health District, Brookshires, the Business Education Council, Tyler Independent School District, the Tyler Council PTA and many other partners, the event will feature: • Free hair cuts • Immunizations (See www.SchoolisCoolTyler.com for details. Please bring shot records to the event.) • Dental screenings and education • Vision screenings • Health and wellness information • Local afterschool programs • Extracurricular activities • College and career preparation information • Assistance with applying for school lunch programs and transportation • And much more! Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away. Please note that children must be in line at the designated location of Harvey Hall when tickets are being handed out. For more information, please call (903) 531-1100 or go to www.SchoolisCoolTyler.com. #SchoolisCool is an outcome of the City of Tyler comprehensive plan, Tyler 1st. For more on the plan, visit www.Tyler1st.com....

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Cornyn: Senate Makes Important Progress for Veterans

Last night, for example, we passed major bipartisan, bicameral legislation to continue the Veterans Choice program.’ ‘The VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 continues that important program and guarantees veterans that they’ll have access to care without interruption.’ ‘I’m glad we were able to pass this legislation last night to ensure this program can continue serving veterans.’ WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) praised the Senate’s passage of the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017, legislation to ensure veterans have access to timely care. “Last night, for example, we passed major bipartisan, bicameral legislation to continue the Veterans Choice program.” “Over the last few years, we’ve heard how the Veterans Administration has been plagued by inefficiency, unaccountability, and poor quality of care. The VA has been hindered too long by unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles, which have been incredibly frustrating and deadly, I’m afraid, in some cases for our veterans.” “The VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 continues that important program and guarantees veterans that they’ll have access to care without interruption. This bill also strengthens the VA’s ability to recruit, train, and retain its valuable workforce, which will help the VA continue to improve veterans’ care. So I’m glad we were able to pass this legislation last night to ensure this program can continue serving veterans.” Senator John Cornyn,...

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