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March 27, 2020

MISD Student Meal Service During Closure Begins Tuesday

Marshall ISD will begin meal service free-of-charge to district students on Tuesday, March 17, during school closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The School Meal Service is FREE for any students 18 and under. Students MUST be present to receive a meal. Any student may pick up a meal from any location (listed below). All

Education

MISD Extends Spring Break Through March 20

After another conference call Saturday afternoon with Texas Education Agency officials and TEA Commissioner Mike Morath, Marshall ISD has determined the best course of action in regards to concerns over COVID 19 is to extend spring break for students. As a result, MISD will be closed the week of March 16 through March 20 to

Longview

Positive Case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gregg County

The Northeast Texas Public Health District has identified a positive case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gregg County. The test result was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within their testing facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. The patient has traveled within the continental United States, has mild illness, and has continued self-isolation

Harrison County

Section of Loop 390 to be Resurfaced in Marshall

Highway to close to through-traffic about four months A section of Loop 390 northeast of Marshall will receive a new riding surface this summer according to plans approved in February by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be resurfacing a 2.5-mile section of the highway from US 59 to State Highway 43,” said

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Education

Matt Gregory assumes role as new MHS Principal

Matt Gregory, former principal at Center High School, has officially begun duties as the new principal at Marshall High School. Gregory takes over for Mrs. Tina Brown, who is moving over to central administration to assume the role of MISD Director of Professional Development. Gregory, who has worked in public education as a teacher/coach/administrator since

Business

East Texas 100 Club Ribbon Cutting in Marshall, Texas

On Friday, January 17th, 2020, from 10 am until 11 am, the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ribbon-cutting event for its newest member, the East Texas 100 Club, along the north side of the Historic Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall, TX (at Houston and N Washington).  Local East Texas 100 Club board members will be

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Marshall

CITY OF MARSHALL BOIL WATER NOTICE

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, City of Marshall Public Works crews responded to a 12-inch main water line break on East Travis Street just south of Alamo Blvd. in Marshall, Texas. “In the cold weather of recent days, it is not uncommon for aging pipes to break with a shift in the soil. As this

Business

Welcome WATCO Transportation Services, LLC

The Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce is honored to welcome WATCO Transportation Services, LLC, one of the largest short line railroad holding companies in the U.S. with 41 short line railroads operating on more than 5,100 miles of track, as well as 31 industrial contract switching locations. WATCO’s Mechanical Services operates at 19 locations with

Marshall

Union Pacific – Big Boy No. 4014 coming to Marshall TX

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary. The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific

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