Author: East Texas Review

Goodman Museum to host scavenger hunt

  On Oct. 14, in conjunction with “Hit the Bricks” and “Turn Tyler Pink”, the Goodman Museum will host an indoor scavenger hunt. Visitors are encouraged to find everything on the list, win a prize and stop to take a photo in our photo booth to commemorate the day. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 624 N. Broadway Ave. All materials are provided and it is free to participate. “This is a great family activity to learn about Tyler history and a local landmark,” said Mary Foster, museum curator. “This is...

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Smith County Releases Informational Road Bond Video to Educate Voters

Smith County has released an informational video so voters can easily obtain information on the Road Bond Election set for November 7, 2017. “We are committed to go above and beyond in this process to make sure the public has full, accurate and timely information about the upcoming bond election,” Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran said. “We want them to make an informed decision, whether for or against, when they vote.” The 3-minute-and-48-second video discusses Smith County roads, the Road and Bridge Capital Improvement Project, information about the $39.5 million bond election called for November 7, and the financial impact it could have on voters, if approved. The money received from the bonds would be used to pay for major county road and bridge projects over three years – Phase I of the six-year road plan. “Ultimately, this decision is up to the voters. Our job as a Commissioners Court is simply to make sure the voters have all of the information,” Commissioner Jeff Warr said. “This video helps us get that information out to the public in a concise video platform that can easily be shared electronically.” The video can be found on the county’s website, along with other information about the Road and Bridge Strategic Planning Project, at www.smith-county.com, as well as https://www.facebook.com/SmithCountyTexas/ and https://twitter.com/SmithCountyNews Early Voting will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23...

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Cornyn Applauds House Committee Passage of Border Security Bill

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today released the following statement after the House Committee on Homeland Security, led by Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10), passed the Border Security of America Act, border security legislation similar to Senator Cornyn’s Building America’s Trust Act: “We can’t expect law enforcement to curb illegal immigration without equipping them with the tools they need to secure our border,” said Sen. Cornyn. “Our plan takes a multilayered approach by authorizing a strategic combination of physical infrastructure, personnel, and technology along the border. I commend the Committee for taking this critical first step, and I look forward...

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Cornyn, Cruz, Abbott Request $18.7 Billion for Next Wave of Harvey Relief

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX), led a bipartisan, bicameral letter from the Texas congressional delegation to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to include $18.7 billion in funding for relief and recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in the next Supplemental Appropriations bill. “Texas greatly appreciates the appropriations committees’ efforts to swiftly provide funds,” the Members wrote. “However, in light of the unprecedented damage from Hurricane Harvey and the historically epochal flooding of Houston, Beaumont and surrounding regions, we all recognize that the funding already appropriated...

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