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October 22, 2017

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Wiley College Athletics Weekend Update

WOMEN’s SOCCER AUSTIN, Texas – The Wiley College women’s soccer team extend their record-breaking winning streak to six after defeating Huston-Tillotson 3-1 Saturday in a Red River Athletic Conference game. The Lady Wildcats (6-2, 4-0 in RRAC) also set new program records for longest unbeaten streak, longest conference winning streak, the strongest start in conference

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TxDOT USES INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE TO URGE DRIVERS TO MAKE A SOBER RIDE PART OF THEIR GAME-DAY PLAN

‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reverse trend in alcohol-related crashes during football season With college and professional football seasons in full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation’s statewide “Plan While You Can” campaign reminds fans to make a sober ride part of their game-day plans.   “Football is big in Texas and while fans make

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City of Marshall hires Carruth as new Police Chief

The Marshall City Commission voted to confirm City Manager Lisa Agnor’s appointment of Cliff Carruth as Marshall’s new Chief of Police at the commission meeting on Sept. 28.   Curruth, who will be retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has a total of 26 years of experience in law enforcement; six of those years

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Mandatory nationwide test of Emergency Alert System September 27

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will hold a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017, at 1:20 p.m. Central Time. The test will assess the distribution of a national level test message, as well as verify its delivery.   The EAS test will be held

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MISD Statement – Incident at Marshall Junior High School

On September 21, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a teacher notified Marshall ISD Police and administrators at Marshall Junior High School of a possible firearm in the backpack of a student. The student was immediately brought to the principal’s office where MISD Police along with several campus administrators initiated a search of the backpack. The search discovered

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QUARTERLY CLEAN SWEEP – SATURDAY – SEPT 30th

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS TO HELP CLEAN UP YOUR COMMUNITY   REMINDER – QUARTERLY CLEAN SWEEP (roadside litter/debris removal) SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 30th 9 AM – 1 PM  Where: Meet in lot across from Bar-B-Q Express Elysian Fields Ave. at Elmore Street Cleanup Area: From East Houston southward to Pinecrest-east of South Garrett-west of Hwy 59 Route Assignments: 9:00

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MHS Speech/Debate opens fall season at Mabank competition

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall Maverick Speech and Debate team opened the fall season this past weekend by competing in the Mabank Speech and Debate Angel Invitational held at Mabank High School. Marshall’s Alexis Alexander, Deshona Jernigan, Haley Hurd and Joseph Maglaris represented Marshall in Cross-Examination Debate. Hurd and Maglaris finished in sixth place out

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Marshall High School – Maverick Stadium

Football history State Champions: 1990 5A Division I State Champions State Finalists: 1990 (5A), 2004 (4A), 2005 (4A) State Semi-Finalist: 1926, 1928, 1989, 1990, 2004, 2005 State Quarter Finalists: 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1945, 1949, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015 Area: 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1945, 1949, 1988, 1989,

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Marshall FFA attends Waskom Leadership Summit

MARSHALL, Texas – Eight Marshall FFA officers attended the Waskom Leadership Summit Wednesday where they were involved in leadership conferences for local, state and national officers of the FFA Organization. The purpose of the summit was “to inspire these officers to lead the Marshall FFA in a positive direction and give them the knowledge of how to

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