Last fall, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final overtime rule which revises the overtime exemption regulations or the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule focuses primarily on updating the compensation levels needed for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) work…

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JEFFERSON — Jefferson Salon Rouge and Spa owner Brooklynn LaFleur welcomed customers throughout the day on Friday as part of the grand opening event for her new boutique, LaFleur Couture Boutique which is housed inside her salon, Salon Rouge.

The Whataburger at 2010 Victory Dr. in Marshall hosted a grand reopening event Feb. 4 following full store renovations in 2019.

HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home emergency repair service plans, announced the expansion of its agreement with American Electric Power (AEP) with the launch of service to customers located in AEP’s operating unit Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s (SWEPCO) territory.

BBB serving Central East Texas advises businesses to be aware of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams which have stolen sensitive employee information and cost businesses across the U.S. millions of dollars. The schemes typically involve phony or “spoofed” email instructions that appear to …

On Valentine’s Day, you can give your spouse or life partner a traditional gift such as candy or flowers. But once you’ve done that, why not think about something that can provide longer-lasting benefits for your loved one? Specifically, think about ways to provide a lifetime of financial pr…

“Today, many young Americans are struggling to save for the future while paying off their past,” said Tom Butch, managing director of retail distribution at TD Ameritrade. “Between paying down student loans, contributing to retirement and saving for their children’s college, they are strikin…

JEFFERSON — Jefferson Salon Rouge and Spa owner Brooklyn LaFleur is set to host a grand opening for her new boutique on Valentine’s Day and the product lines she sells will encourage you to show some love to yourself.

“Traditional” dating has become less common these days as more people go online to look for love. With an increasing number of people using dating apps, BBB has seen a rise of scammers targeting consumers by tricking them into falling in love with someone who doesn’t exist. The romance scam,…

It’s not uncommon for consumers to fall victim to email survey scams. Paid online surveys have become a haven for Internet scam artists who use the surveys to steal personal and financial information from their victims.While there are legitimate online survey companies, they generally do not…

HALLSVILLE — Hallsville residents on Wednesday braved cold and rainy East Texas weather for a chance to win free Dairy Queen food for a year during the grand re-opening of the Dairy Queen in Hallsville.

MARSHALL — Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training department will host a continuing education class on solar energy from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the South Building on the Marshall campus.

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LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country’s treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result.

PARIS (AP) — A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that has gripped the country, after a fire Saturday damaged a renowned Paris restaurant patronized by President Emmanuel Macron.

HARLETON — Folks looking for a great mix of some of Texas’ most favorite foods can make a stop in Harleton’s lone downtown restaurant, Wright on Taco Shop, for their Lone Star fix.

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider your personal retirement plan and business succession strategy.

Whataburger was recently recognized as number three on Newsweek’s 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service brands in the Fast Food category.

Gift cards may be a popular holiday gift from family and friends, but don’t be tricked into believing they are a way to pay taxes.

The new year is underway and many of us have a money-related resolution. If you are in debt, you’re not alone. Total American household debt is only rising. According to the US Federal Reserve’s Center for Microeconomic Data, “ total household debt increased by $92 billion, or 0.7 percent, t…

As January is National Get Organized month, many of us become more dedicated about creating more organized living and work spaces. This often requires the assistance of a professional organizer. Whether you’ve decided to tackle getting your garage, closets, or office organized, finding the r…

Texas attorney Michael C. Smith of Siebman, Forrest, Burg & Smith once again has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list based on his extensive work in intellectual property law.

In December, the ETCOG Executive Committee approved to fund a mass notification system for the East Texas region as a part of its public safety program for the tenth consecutive year. The system allows ETCOG to partner with cities and counties in East Texas to send messages quickly notifying…

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.01 billion in December, 4.8 percent more than in December 2018.

The former Ryan’s restaurant at Loop 281 and Airline is coming down to make way for a Murphy USA fueling station.

Fake pet and puppy scams are on the rise, and BBB cautions consumers to use caution when shopping online for a pet this holiday season. By playing on emotions, a common tactic used by scammers, consumers are met with a slew of heart-tugging online ads. A recent BBB investigative study, “Pupp…

Chamber After Hours are a great way to bring businesses and community members together for networking and fellowship.

If you are experiencing an unusually rushed holiday season, you’re not alone. With a holiday shopping season which is nearly one week shorter than normal, many of us are scrambling to complete our holiday “to do lists” within a condensed amount of time.

The Austin Bank Board of Directors has elected Russ Gideon as the Bank’s President / CEO effective Jan. 1, 2020. Gideon succeeds John P. Williams who is retiring Dec. 31 after almost 29 years with Austin Bank.

The Sloan Law Firm is proud to announce that Connor Barbe has joined the Firm as an Associate Attorney. Connor has interned for the Sloan firm since 2015, while he was a student at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

The holiday season is big business for porch pirates. The U.S. Postal Service is projecting 800 million package deliveries between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. And an estimated 23 million Americans have had a package stolen from their front porch or mailbox. This summer, Governor Greg Ab…

The day after I was elected to the Railroad Commission of Texas, it was announced that the largest find of oil and natural gas in history was assessed in West Texas. In the three years since that announcement, projected totals for this find have continued to grow.

From collection kettles to toy drives to end-of-the-year tax deductions, the spirit of the holidays means giving to favorite causes and to those less fortunate. American charities receive one-third of their annual donations during the holiday season. With that in mind, several charities star…

Black Friday shoppers were still hitting the stores en masse on Friday, particularly at Marshall Place’s flagship store STAGE where the store is hosting its Black Friday sales, alongside its store closing sales.

A Marshall funeral home owner spoke before the Harrison county commissioners court on Wednesday after having his bid for {span}the county’s removal and transport of human remains, as well as for direct cremation for the county’s indigent, rejected in favor of a higher bid from the county’s c…