Author: East Texas Review

Mineola ISD sets vote on $41M school bond

The Mineola ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously tonight to call for a bond election to be put on the May ballot. On Saturday, May 6, voters will go to the polls to vote on a $41 million school bond referendum. The bond package provides for a new High School including a Performing Arts Center and Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms in response to a multi-year long range facility plan developed by local parents, staff, business and community members over the course of the past year beginning with the Strategic Planning Committee in January 2016. Mineola ISD High...

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Patriot Preview Day Set for March 4

The University of Texas at Tyler invites prospective students and their families to Spring 2017 Patriot Preview Day Saturday, March 4. Check-in and on-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. Activities throughout the day include campus tours, academic information sessions and a university showcase. Lunch is provided, and all prospective students will receive a Patriot Preview Day goodie bag. A registration fee of $10 per family must be paid prior to attending the event. To register, visit uttyler.edu/previewday/. The university showcase will give families the...

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AMBUCS TOO Hosts Banquet

Riding in Paulette’s Spa and Salon Limo topped off the evening. Lovers Sarah Kelton and Zachary Bourgeois got engaged at the party. By Kelly Bell, East Texas Review Carmela Davis is president of Longview Too AMBUCS. Davis and her organization planned and executed the annual Valentine’s Day party for mentally challenged East Texans with lots of volunteers.  This event is one AMBUCS has hosted for more than 20 years, and as always featured plenty of chocolate, photo portraits, coronations, limo rides, and provided a setting for some lovely local people to make marriage plans. No place could be better for...

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Law Enforcement Officials Express Support for Proposal to Reduce Marijuana Penalties in Texas

Active duty and former Texas police officers, a retired Texas District Court judge, and others gathered Thursday to express support for HB 81, which would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for possession of a small amount of marijuana AUSTIN, Tx. — Members of the law enforcement community are speaking out in favor of a proposal to reduce the penalties for simple marijuana possession in Texas. On Thursday, active duty and former Texas police officers, a retired Texas District Court judge, and others joined House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Joe Moody (D-El Paso) for...

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Education Secretary DeVos Visits Howard University

Secretary DeVos and Howard University President Dr. Frederick U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled recently to Howard University on the occasion of the university’s 150th Anniversity. DeVos met with Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, then met with student leaders. The following is a statement from Secretary DeVos: “It was a pleasure to meet with Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick and several student leaders this morning. We had a robust discussion around the many challenges facing higher education and the important role of HBCUs. Howard University plays a unique and valuable...

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