Author: East Texas Review

FOSTER NAMED NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED SCHOLAR

Trinity School of Texas is proud to announce that Matthew Foster was named a National Merit Commended Scholar! Matthew is the son of Jennifer and Clint Foster. He has attended TST since he was three and will graduate in May, 2018. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise and achievement. Commended Students rank among the top 4.4% of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the PSAT. Being named a Commended Scholar is truly an outstanding achievement that speaks to his hard work and academic success. #educationwithoutlimits...

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Cornyn, Blumenthal Bill to Protect Children from Online Predators Passes Congress

Bill Now Heads to President’s Desk U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after their bipartisan legislation, the PROTECT Our Children Act, passed the U.S. Senate. This legislation, which now awaits the President’s signature, reauthorizes the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program, a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing 3,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies that combat online child exploitation across the country. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) were original cosponsors of the legislation. “Reauthorizing this critical program will help to ensure...

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Cornyn, Cruz Praise Passage of Texas Judicial, U.S. Attorney Nominees

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Walter Counts, Karen Scholer, John Bash, and Erin Nealy Cox to fill federal district court and U.S. Attorney vacancies in Texas: “Our state deserves highly qualified individuals who are leaders both in the courtroom and their communities, and these nominees will serve Texas well,” Sen. Cornyn said. “I was proud to join my colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance unanimously these nominees to the full Senate for consideration, and look forward to their swift confirmation.” “I was...

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Legal Marijuana Is Becoming the Norm

By Steve Chapman The war on drugs has been going on since 1971, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states — even life imprisonment. Today, 29 states sanction medical use of cannabis, and eight allow recreational use. Legal weed has become about as controversial as Powerball. One sign of the shift came in Wednesday’s debate among the Democrats running for governor of Illinois. The state didn’t get its first medical marijuana dispensary until 2015, and it decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot only last year. But most of...

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EPA Announces Settlement with Macy’s

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc., (Macy’s) over violations of hazardous waste regulations. In addition to correcting violations, Macy’s will also develop a program with the capacity to train 400 retailers in Oklahoma and Texas, and conduct third-party audits at 11 of its largest facilities within Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico, among other required actions. The company will also pay a $375,000 civil penalty within 30 days of the effective date of the settlement, and must comply with all other requirements within one year. “EPA takes hazardous waste regulations...

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