Author: East Texas Review

Longview Economic Development Corporation Receives Excellence Award

Longview Economic Development Corporation Receives Excellence Award Longview Economic Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its Big Techs 2018, a project in the category of Special Event of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held September 29 – October 3, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO) is one of Texas’ major economic development groups managing economic development for the City of Longview, Texas. LEDCO’s mission is to continue to diversify and...

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Cornyn: USMCA Positive Step for Texans

Cornyn: USMCA Positive Step for Texans ‘The new agreement will fix deficiencies in the original NAFTA, reduce trade barriers, and open markets for U.S. farmers and manufacturers. I’m particularly hearing a lot from my folks in the agriculture sector in Texas that they are excited with some of the negotiations on Canada with regard to agriculture.’ Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement announced yesterday by the Trump Administration. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKcXv4AhjnU&feature=youtu.be “I was greatly encouraged to hear yesterday’s announcement by...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Watch for “Pink” Scams

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Watch for “Pink” Scams October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many businesses are marketing products and services donned with pink ribbons to show financial support for breast cancer charity groups and organizations. While this is a legitimate practice, be on the lookout for dishonest businesses who claim to support breast cancer research or services through the purchase of pink products, but rather pocket the donations instead. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central East Texas advises consumers to research pink product and charity claims before making a purchase or donation. “The pink ribbon is not...

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Senator Cornyn introduced and had several bills pass. Here’s what you may have missed:

Substance Abuse Prevention Act – Last Tuesday, Senator Cornyn’s legislation to help reduce demand for narcotics and fund recovery programs was included in the conference report for the legislation to combat the opioid crisis. The Substance Abuse Prevention Act reauthorizes the Office of National Drug Control Policy, making it possible to award future grants like the one the White House announced at a roundtable on Wednesday. The opioids package passed the House on Friday and awaits Senate action. More information about the bill here. Human Trafficking Tax Relief Act – Last Wednesday, Senator Cornyn introduced this bill to exempt...

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Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs By Whitney Pierce/PIP Why should people dispose of unused medications? Students report that prescription drugs are “easy to obtain” in the 2018 Regional Needs Assessment for Gregg County. In our region, students 7th-12th grade have the highest reported current 30-day use, lifetime use, and school year use of opioids in the state of Texas. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports young adults (ages 18-25) are the biggest abusers of prescription opioid pain relievers, ADHD stimulants and anti-anxiety drugs. Through proper disposal of unused medications, our community is reducing access and availability of medications...

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