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December 12, 2017

Archives for May 17, 2016

Supreme Court Victory for ETBU & HBU

Press Release found on ETBU Website WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the government cannot fine East Texas Baptist (ETBU) and Houston Baptist (HBU) Universities for carrying out their religious beliefs in their health plans. It also threw out the lower court decision against the universities. In its decision, the

Recipe of the Day: Grandma’s Praline Cookies

My grandmother, Lois Holland, was known for her special cookies, called “Grandma’s Praline Cookies.” (Lois Holland died in September of 2008)  Here is her recipe. 3/4 cup shortening (Crisco or Margarine) 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses 1 egg 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 1/2 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt

Meadowbrook Funeral Home: Mr. Brenson Cherry

Brenson Cherry, age 87, a longtime resident of Marshall, Texas went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Shreveport, LA. He was born on January 25, 1929 in Beckville, TX to Eldrege and Velma (Hightower) Cherry. Brenson married Ozell McWilliams Cherry on January 5, 1947 and they were married 64 years

MHS top 10 seniors presented

From David Weaver, MISD Public Relations/Communications Officer Marshall High School’s Top 10 Seniors of the Class of 2016 were presented during Monday’s regular May meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees. Pictured front row left to right: Sarah Bates, Ashton Holliday, Morgan Arst, Brooke Paul, Jasmine Acuna. Back row, left to right: Kyle Garbs, Molly

MISD names new principals for three campuses

From David Weaver, MISD Public Relations/Communications Office MARSHALL – Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hiring of three new principals to serve at Marshall Junior High School, South Marshall STEM Academy and William B. Travis Elementary for the 2016-2017 school year during Monday’s regular May school board meeting. Mr. Jason Black was announced

MHS seniors receive over $1.7 million In scholarships

From Marshall ISD, David Weaver, Public Information/Communications Officer MARSHALL – Marshall High School seniors were awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships during the annual Senior Awards ceremony held in the MHS Auditorium on May 12. Listed below are the awards and recipients for the Class of 2016 as announced on Thursday: BROTZE/COKER/KEY/LEDBETTER/ROARK/MORRISON-SCHOOL BOARD  SCHOLARSHIPS: Kyle

ETBU adopts unique approach in campus carry policy

From East Texas Baptist University, Mike Midkiff, Director of Public Relations MARSHALL– According to ETBU President Dr. J. Blair Blackburn, East Texas Baptist University has adopted its Campus Carry Policy in response to Senate Bill 11. ETBU has adopted a unique position among Texas private colleges on Campus Carry in response to the potential threat