Author: East Texas Review

Dollar General Breaks Ground on Distribution Center in Longview, Texas

Construction is officially underway on Dollar General’s newest distribution center in Longview, Texas. Located in Gregg County, the distribution center is expected to create approximately 400 new jobs at full capacity, as well as temporary construction positions to build the nearly 1,000,000-square-foot facility.   “Dollar General is excited to expand our supply chain and distribution operations in the Lone Star state with today’s announcement,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “This facility is expected to support Dollar General’s growing store count in Texas where we already operate more than 1,400 current locations and have complementary operations in...

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Liberty Hall shows love all month long

In February Liberty Hall celebrates Valentine’s Day and Black History Month with a special February schedule that’s all about love, community and seriously good music.   On Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., we will play The Newlywed Game! For this live recreation of the TV classic, four lucky couples will be chosen from the audience to participate and have the chance to win special prizes, including an all-expenses paid dinner and overnight stay at Tyler’s famous Kiepersol Winery. Come and hour early for complimentary beer and wine.     On Saturday, Feb. 10, we have two special events...

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Cornyn Statement on Passage of Disaster Relief, Budget Agreement

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released this statement after Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act, including nearly $90 billion in funding available for relief efforts following natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey:    “While long-overdue, this bill is a big step forward for Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey up and down our coast. We know the recovery process is far from over, but these resources will go a long way for Texas families, small businesses and communities who are still rebuilding.   “I will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Governor Abbott and our congressional delegation to ensure Texans...

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Saying Good Bye to District 3 Councilwoman Kasha Williams.

The City of Longview said goodbye to District 3 Councilwoman Kasha Williams with a reception before her last City Council meeting on Feb. 8, 2018. Kasha has served on the Longview City Council since 2011. A beautiful, sumptuous, delectable cake and punch was in the lobby of City Hall before the City Council meeting for all who attended to enjoy. Kasha Williams is an avid volunteer and hard-working Councilwoman. She accomplished so much for District 3. One of her most recent monumental achievements is working with Pinnacle Consultants to secure affordable housing developments. For example, the Petroleum building will...

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Smith County Shelter to Host Valentine-Themed Adoption Event

The Smith County Animal Shelter is hosting a “Cuter than Cupid” free dog adoption event on Saturday, February 10. “A sweet cuddly dog would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift,” Smith County Animal Control Coordinator LeKisha Stinecipher said. “We hope to find forever homes for all of our dogs here on Saturday.” From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, the public is invited to the shelter, at 322 E. Ferguson, to take a tour and look at all of the cute puppies and dogs available for free adoption. A photo booth will be set up for people to take Valentine’s Day photos with their new best friend! There are more than 50 dogs available for adoption. Adoption is free, but those adopting a dog must agree to get their dog spayed or neutered and get all of the required shots within 30 days of adoption. The Smith County Animal Shelter is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and routinely holds special weekend adoption events. For more information, as well as photos of some of the dogs available for adoption, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/smithcountyanimalcontrol/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1330914573611247 or call...

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