Author: East Texas Review

Salute to HealthCare to honor three

Three people will be recognized at this year’s Salute to HealthCare awards luncheon, hosted by the Longview Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at the Maude Cobb Convention Center, 100 Grand Blvd.  In addition to the individuals’ recognition, this year’s event will include exhibitor booths to showcase businesses and enhance business-to-business connections. • Dr. Karen Roberts, a local pediatrician, will be honored as the Healthcare Professional of the Year.  Roberts has been a part of Diagnostic Clinic of Longview’s pediatric and adolescent team for more than 25 years.  She has long been...

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HBCU presidents get DeVos ears

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Following Listening Session with Historically Black College and University Leaders Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after meeting with presidents and chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the White House: A key priority for this administration is to help develop opportunities for communities that are often the most underserved. Rather than focus solely on funding, we must be willing to make the tangible, structural reforms that will allow students to reach their full potential. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have done this since their founding. They started from...

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Texas, Mexico discuss business future

ETR Report Despite the “building a wall” along Mexico border rhetoric, Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has met with the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs in a San Antonio summit to consider the future of Mexico-Texas economic relations. This meeting came on the eve of Pablos’ first visit to Mexico as Texas’ Secretary of State. The San Antonio summit provided the opportunity for discussion of how Texas and Mexico can benefit from collaboration between Texan and Mexican entrepreneurs and industry leaders.             “Texas needs a strong Mexico. Mexico needs a strong Texas, and we all need a strong Texas-Mexico...

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Statement by President Barack Obama

Congratulations to my friend Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party, and on his choice of Keith Ellison to help him lead it.  I’m proud of all the candidates who ran, and who make this great party what it is.  What unites our party is a belief in opportunity – the idea that however you started out, whatever you look like, or whomever you love, America is the place where you can make it if you try.  Over the past eight years, our party continued its track record of delivering on that promise: growing the economy,...

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