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November 26, 2020

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

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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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Northeast Texas Highways to be Resurfaced

About 168 miles of Northeast Texas highways will receive new surfaces during the summer of 2021 with a contract awarded in October by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The Texas Transportation Commission approved a bid of $7.6 million from CDM Holdings of New Boston to seal coat highways in nine counties located within the

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Education

MHS Dual Credit Programs Give Students Early College Credit

Marshall ISD’s dual credit programs got a boost several years ago with the implementation of the district’s “MavU” agreement with East Texas Baptist University. Since that time Marshall High School seniors have seen a wealth of opportunities when it comes to earning college credit while still in high school.MavU, implemented in the fall of 2016

Business

Major Distributor Expands Operations to Marshall

The Marshall Economic Development Corporation (Marshall EDC) is pleased to welcome and announce the expansion of Channel Control Merchants of Texas, LLC, (CCM) to the Marshall, Texas area. Channel Control Merchants owns and operates Dirt Cheap, the largest retailer of customer returns, and marked out of stock merchandise in the United States.  Dirt Cheap will

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Signals to be Upgraded at 28 Area Intersections

Twenty-eight intersections in Northeast Texas will have improvements made to their traffic control systems during the coming year, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be making various upgrades to the signal lights at all 28 intersections. Many of these will include adding a flashing yellow arrow

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