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April 16, 2021

Expiration Waiver for Driver Licenses has Now Ended

The COVID-related waiver on expiration dates for driver licenses (DLs) and identification cards (IDs) has now ended. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) continues to urge customers with an expired DL or ID to make an appointment or renew online today. To assist customers with expired licenses who were unable to schedule an appointment prior to

Education

Richele Langley named lone finalist for Superintendent of MISD

Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees announced during a special called meeting Thursday evening that Dr. Richele Langley, a 1983 graduate of Marshall High School and a longtime former teacher, principal and administrator in the district, has been named lone finalist for the position of Marshall ISD Superintendent. Dr. Langley becomes the 24th Superintendent in the

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden – Dallas Bloom

A great place to visit when in Dallas Texas is the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. In spring there are over 500 000 tulips blooming in the sun. Despite the harsh winter weather, Texas experienced in February the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are looking splendid. Please note that during this covid period tickets MUST

Harrison County

Harrison County Broadband Committee works to assess and improve broadband access and use throughout the area

The Harrison County Broadband Committee is right now working to develop a county-specific Technology Action Plan. The committee, which is partnering with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas) to make this possible, is made up of local stakeholders who are focused on finding solutions for improving internet connectivity countrywide.  Collecting usage data and determining needs is

Jefferson

Section of US 59 to be Resurfaced in Marion County

A section of US 59 in northern Marion County will receive a new riding surface this year according to plans approved in January by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be resurfacing a 2.1-mile section of the highway from State Highway 49 in Jefferson to 2.1 miles north,” said Wendy Starkes, area engineer

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Winter Weather Preparations

Winter Weather Preparations and awareness as winter weather is Expected Across the Lone Star State, Texans Reminded to Make Preparations With a cold front expected to bring winter weather to parts of the state this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding everyone to take precautions now to prepare for any freezing

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Business

Social Media Privacy: Facebook vs Parler

These days, online life is a lifeline for most people.  With regular social media use, though, comes risk.  This is something that most of us know generally, but how much do we really know about social media use and the data that it shares?  With the most recent update for iOS users, we can now

Education

Dr. Jerry Gibson set to leave Marshall ISD

Dr. Jerry Gibson named lone finalist in Galveston. Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees will immediately begin the process of searching for the district’s next superintendent, as Dr. Jerry Gibson was named lone finalist for superintendent of Galveston ISD on Wednesday. Brad Burris, President of the MISD Board of Trustees, said the district would be diligent

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DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments at Final PSC Meeting of the Year

DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments – Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Adolph Thomas Distinguished Service Awards, three Medals of Valor, two Director’s Citations and 14 Lifesaving Awards to department personnel at the PSC meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Criminal Law Enforcement Auditorium at DPS Headquarters in Austin.

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DPS Expanding Hours at Select Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is offering extended office hours at participating driver license (DL) offices across the state, beginning in 2021. Starting Jan. 4, office hours at the designated offices will be expanded to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. (Current business hours at

Education

MISD Gifted/Talented Nominations Accepted Through Dec. 18

The nomination window for the MISD Gifted and Talented program is open until Friday, Dec. 18, for parents and teachers who would like their students considered for entry into the GT program. Online nomination forms are available on the MISD website under District/Curriculum & Instruction/Gifted and Talented. Per the Texas Education Agency, a gifted/talented student

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Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week, 2020

When safely and appropriately prescribed, antibiotics are critical tools used to save lives in the United States and around the world.  During Antibiotic Awareness Week, we reaffirm our commitment to responsible antibiotic stewardship and acknowledge the contributions of American medical professionals. Antibiotics play a powerful role in modern medicine.  They are instrumental in treating countless

Education

MECC Accepting New Head Start Students

Marshall Early Childhood Center is currently accepting new students for its Head Start program. Head Start is a 12-county program through the Region 7 Education Service Center providing comprehensive services to children ages birth – 5 years from low income families. In addition, the Early Head Start program design includes center based options and home

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Safety Cable Systems to Help Prevent Head-on Accidents

Head-on accidents caused by vehicles crossing the median on divided highway systems can be some of the deadliest.  A new safety cable system being installed in the median between opposing lanes of traffic hopes to drastically reduce the likelihood of these type accidents. The new cable system will be installed along six sections of US

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DNA Legislation Continues Solving Crimes

DNA Legislation Continues Solving Crimes – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that House Bill (HB) 1399 assisted in the closure of more than 250 unsolved criminal investigations during its first year of implementation. The law authorizes the collection of DNA samples from individuals charged with 24 qualifying felonies and compares the offender samples

Jefferson

FM 2208 Railroad Crossing Southwest of Jefferson to Close for Repairs

Motorists who normally travel FM 2208 southwest of Jefferson will need to find an alternate route on Thursday, Nov. 19.  Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the highway to through-traffic on this date to make repairs to the railroad crossing. Traffic will officially be detoured on a signed route on US 59, FM 1997, FM

Business

State approves funding for Cypress River Airport

Approximately $300,000 for Cypress River Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its October meeting. The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes: Design/construct pavement improvements A project consultant was previously selected; work will begin this winter. Project costs will be funded through Marion County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program,

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