Author: East Texas Review

CAC Advocate Earns License

Margarita Beraud, Bilingual Family Advocate for The Martin House Children’s Advocacy Center, recently earned her License as a Master Social Worker, announced Roxanne Stevenson the center’s Executive Director. The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners conferred the LMSW title to Ms. Beraud in January. Ms. Beraud received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Paine College in Augusta, GA after serving four years as a medical specialist in the US Army. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree from Savannah State University before moving back to her home state of Texas. She worked...

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UTT Nursing Alumna to Serve on National Committee

Dr. Desha Makiya of Conroe has been selected by The American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights to serve on an advisory committee to the Moral Resilience Professional Issues Panel. Makiya is a Fall 2016 graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler doctoral program in nursing. According to the panel, the goal of strengthening moral resilience is to address the phenomena of moral distress. Moral distress occurs when nurses know what the morally right thing to do is, but institutional, procedural or social constraints make doing the right thing nearly impossible. Moral distress threatens the core...

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A Celebration of Women

Thirty WILD Years,” an exciting celebration of women, is the theme of Women in Longview Day 2017, according to Co-chairman Peggy Davis-Bagley and Jennifer Morgan.  Those who introduced the important event Years ago will be honored at the special festivities at the Hilton Garden Inn March 23. Dr. Suzanne Schmidt, author, counselor, marriage/family therapist, and international public speaker will deliver the keynote address.  Dr. Schmidt was a popular educator and counselor in Longview for many years, and she was also a force in the early days of Women in Longview organization.  “Her presentations are packed with down-to-earth recommendations for...

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Trump’s Continuing War on His Own Credibility

By Steve Chapman Asked about Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of him on “Saturday Night Live,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer had some advice for the actress: “Dial it back.” May I suggest the president adopt that phrase as his administration motto? So far, Donald Trump has made it a practice to obliterate every known limit and pump up every grievance. Harvard law professor and former Reagan administration official Charles Fried, marveling at the president’s Twitter volleys at federal judges, said, “There are no lines for him. There is no notion of, this is inappropriate, this is indecent, this is...

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Longview Texas author Kimberly Fish releases war novel

By Kelly Bell, East Texas Review For East Texas, the Year of Our Lord 1942 was as pivotal as it was for the rest of the world. Off the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico German submarines were sinking oil tankers in bunches. Here in the Pineywoods oilmen, politicians and chambers of commerce were toiling to have a pipeline laid to carry petroleum to East Coast refineries so that vehicles of all kinds would have gasoline to perform their crucial tasks in the European Theater of Operations. They succeeded. Natural disasters, recalcitrant unions and state governments were...

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