Author: East Texas Review

Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush Host Fitness Class Highlighting Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

Commissioners taught a free exercise class for state government employees in collaboration with the American Heart Association   Commissioners George P. Bush and Ryan Sitton teamed up to today to advocate for employee health and wellness by teaching a free exercise class on the Capitol lawn. The event, hosted in collaboration with the American Heart Association, highlighted Global Employee Health & Fitness Month.   “I’m excited for this opportunity to partner with Commissioner Sitton to raise awareness around the importance of a healthy lifestyle,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “As the father of two young boys, I know how...

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Users can discover their family history at the Library

The Tyler Public Library is inviting all to explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources on FamilySearch.org. For those curious about their family history, presenter Scott Fitzgerald will host a presentation on Saturday, May 13 at 9 a.m., to learn about this great resource and how to trace family roots.   Scott is the current 1st Vice-President and Quarterly Editor of East Texas Genealogical Society and has served as President for five years. He was made a Fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) for his contributions to TxSGS and Texas Genealogy....

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FARMERS MARKETS AT BOTH TYLER WIC CLINICS STARTING THIS THURSDAY

Beginning Thursday, May 11th, NET Health is operating the Farmers Market & Block Party at both of our Tyler NET Health WIC locations – 815 North Broadway and 225 East Amherst. Each event will be held every Thursday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., through the last Thursday in July. NET Health is a recipient of the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, a grant that is awarded by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). The goals of the program are to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to WIC-eligible families who are given vouchers that can be redeemed at TDA-certified farmers markets in Texas, and to support local farmers to increase their ability to provide locally grown fresh produce to underserved communities. “A healthy lifestyle is based on making informed food choices according to your individual health and nutrient needs,” says Tecora Smith, Director of the NET Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program. “Farmers markets being held at our Tyler WIC clinics will help foster healthy relationships between our participants and local farmers, expanding the access of fruits and vegetables throughout the Tyler area and improving the overall health of our citizens.” Each Farmers Market & Block Party at both of the Tyler NET Health WIC clinics are open to the public, as there will be a variety of fun games, activities and special appearances at each event. Anyone...

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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Ceremony

After today’s commencement ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement: “I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with and honor the graduates of Bethune-Cookman University and show my deep respect for the important legacy of Dr. Bethune. Her life’s work was to help all students succeed, and it was clear today that she succeeded beyond comparison. “One of the hallmarks of higher education, and of democracy, is the ability to converse with and learn from those with whom we disagree. I have respect for all those who attended, including those who...

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BILL WOULD LET DAYCARES KEEP EPIPENS ON HAND

A bill to ensure that day care facilities can keep epinephrine auto-injectors  on site received unanimous approval in the Senate Wednesday.  The measure, SB 1101 by Plano Senator Van Taylor, would let day care administrators get prescriptions to keep the life-saving drug, often known by its trade name EpiPen, on hand in case of emergencies.   Even if there aren’t any known cases of potentially fatal food allergies among a day care population, many cases don’t appear until there is a life threatening reaction to an allergen, said Taylor.  “The symptoms of anaphylactic shock can set in within seconds and...

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