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January 22, 2018

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New Measures Implemented to Enhance Safety at Texas Capitol

Certain items prohibited on Capitol Grounds   AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is implementing certain security measures at the Texas Capitol Complex and Capitol Grounds to enhance safety. These measures are aimed at preventing violent confrontations during protests and demonstrations; maintaining order; and protecting all Capitol visitors from injury or infringement of constitutional

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MISD celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January has been designated as School Board Recognition Month across Texas and Marshall ISD is joining other districts in the state in thanking these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to public schools.   “It is an honor to serve alongside these seven school board members in Marshall ISD,” said Dr. Jerry Gibson, MISD

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Marshall City Manager Lisa Agnor announces plan to retire

Marshall City Manager Lisa Agnor has announced her intention to retire, effective April 15, 2018. Agnor has been with the city for 15 and-a-half years, and was appointed as City Manager in April 2015. Prior to that, she served as City Secretary/Director of Finance. Agnor holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University

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Marshall FFA students attend Longview District Convention

Marshall FFA students attended the Longview District FFA Convention Tuesday at Sabine High School, gathering with over 300 other students from 23 schools.   Marshall FFA students were given the responsibility to vote on FFA Talent Teams, District Officer Candidates and Area contests at Tuesday’s meeting. Through this process, students learn the value of speaking ability, hard work and

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COLD WEATHER WATER TIPS

CITY OF MARSHALL – PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT 24 HOUR WATER or SEWER HOT LINE – 903-935-4487 Temperatures are forecast to drop into the teens and low twenties starting Sunday night and lasting all of next week. Next Monday and Tuesday, the high temps for the two days are forecast to stay below freezing, after nighttime lows in the teens. The Marshall

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I-20 CLOSING FOR FM 849 BRIDGE DEMOLITION

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is preparing to close I-20 to traffic at FM 849 at Hideaway, from noonSunday through Wednesday morning, for the demolition of the bridge that sustained major structural damage last month. I-20 eastbound and westbound at this location will be closed with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction on the ramps. Motorists should use alternate routes

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Funeral Arrangements Announced for Trooper Allen

AUSTIN – Services for Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Damon Allen, who died in the line of duty on Thanksgiving Day, will begin Thursday, Nov. 30, in Teague, Texas. At approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Trooper Allen was fatally shot by a suspect during a traffic stop south of Fairfield in Freestone

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DPS Urges Safety During Halloween Activities

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children to incorporate safety into their Halloween plans. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating.   “Trick-or-treaters of various ages will be out

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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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