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Tips for Caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time to raise awareness about caregiving and to educate, support and encourage family caregivers. According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there are an estimated 3.4 million family caregivers in Texas who provide care for older adults and individuals with disabilities.  BBB celebrates those…

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A Wise Move

By Pastor Steve Ellison In the first part of Jeremiah 5, God establishes three major points: the overwhelming guilt of His chosen people; His absolute right to punish them, and His willingness to forgive. Without His kindness, mercy, and grace, we would be eternally hopeless. Without His wisdom in making a way for us to…

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Rangerettes will present annual Christmas show Dec. 12

The Rangerette Christmas Show began in 2011 and is now an annual holiday tradition featuring the Kilgore College Rangerettes with performances by local dance groups. Shows are set for 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus. The one-day-only Broadway-style show, “Home for the Holidays,” will feature the…

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UT Health East Texas Physicians welcomes Ann Abrameit, MD

Lindale, Texas (November 18, 2021) — UT Health East Texas is pleased to announce the addition of Ann Abrameit, MD, FACOG, who will provide gynecological services at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Lindale. Dr. Abrameit is a board-certified gynecologist who has been in private practice in Tyler since 1998. She has special interest in adolescents, perimenopause…

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Prevent the spread of tree pests and diseases by not moving firewood

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service urges all Texans, and especially outdoor enthusiasts, to help reduce the spread of oak wilt and wood borers by taking preventative measures and being cautious when collecting and purchasing firewood. As Texans travel for hunting or camping trips, they may unknowingly be bringing deadly, invasive pests and diseases along through…

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COVID drove a wedge between parents and schools, and Texas must pull them back together Most parents say schools didn’t handle the pandemic very well.

By MARGARET SPELLINGS A good education has always required a partnership between parents, teachers and policymakers. That’s never been more apparent than in the era of COVID-19, and it should guide Texas as we determine the best way to educate future generations. When the pandemic shuttered schools, parents rallied alongside teachers. Then, as education pivoted…

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Gilmer’s Darrin Morris wins big at Texas Country Music Awards; takes home “Male Artist of the Year” and “Single of the Year”

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — (November 16, 2021) – It was Texas country music’s biggest night of the year as Billy Bob’s Texas hosted the Texas Country Music Awards on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Top names in the Texas Music Scene converged in the historic stockyards for the star-studded event, and Gilmer’s Darrin Morris took two of…

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How one grandmother fell into the health insurance gap — and why the Build Back Better plan could help cover Texans like her

By Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune Nov. 16, 2021 “How one grandmother fell into the health insurance gap — and why the Build Back Better plan could help cover Texans like her” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about…

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Wreaths Across America Announces 2021 Escort to Arlington

President of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., and President Emeritus of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., to serve as Co-Grand Marshals; Chevrolet to once again provide wrapped vehicles to transport Gold and Blue Star Families and Veterans   COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – Nov. 16, 2021 – The country’s longest veterans’ parade – Wreaths Across America’s…

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Dr. Brenda Kays appointed to Texas Commission on Community College Finance

Kilgore College President Dr. Brenda Kays has been appointed to the Texas Commission on Community College Finance – announced Thursday by Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Dade Phelan. In the announcement, Rep. Gary VanDeaver and Rep. Oscar Longoria were also named to the committee by Phelan. “Representatives VanDeaver and Longoria and Dr. Kays…

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