Author: East Texas Review

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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Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered her first commencement address as Secretary to Bethune-Cookman University’s class of 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Secretary was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by B-CU president Dr. Edison O. Jackson. In her remarks, Secretary DeVos reaffirmed the Administration’s strong support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and for year-round Pell grants to help students reach their academic goals. Secretary DeVos called on B-CU graduates to meet the challenges of the world head-on, through service, courage and grace, invoking the lasting work and legacy of B-CU’s founder...

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Liberty Hall celebrates Mother’s Day with Mamma Mia

Those searching for a last minute Mother’s Day gift should look no further! Liberty Hall is here to help. On Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m., movie goers are invited to bring their mother, grandmother and friends to Liberty Hall and sing along with the hit musical, Mamma Mia. Based on the Broadway production, the film follows Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a bride-to-be who lives with her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep), and helps her run her bed and breakfast. Sophie doesn’t know who her father is, but after she reads her mother’s diary, she sends invitations to three men who could possibly be her dad – Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Harry (Colin Firth) and Bill (Stellan Skarsgard). Her shot in the dark pays off (sort of) when all three men show up to Sophie’s, and definitely her mother’s, surprise. The film, and its Broadway counterpart, is set to the music of Swedish pop group, ABBA. Tickets for the Mamma Mia sing along are on sale now at libertytyler.com. Tickets are $5 online and $7 at the door. The show will start at 8 p.m. and the doors will open at 7 p.m. For more information about upcoming events, sponsoring an event or renting the City of Tyler’s Liberty Hall, go to www.LibertyTyler.com, or call Interim Manager John Baggett at (903) 595-7274. The mission of Liberty Hall is to create an exciting...

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