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October 21, 2018

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Marshall Police Department – 2017 Crime Stats

While pulling the crime statistics for 2017, it was discovered that the statistics the Campa Administration released to the public for 2016 did not match our records submitted to the federal government. The factual statistics were submitted to the federal government; however, stats showing less crime reports were released to the public and media. The release in January of

US 59 to be Resurface in Marshall

A section of US 59 in Marshall will receive a new riding surface this spring according to plans approved in January by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be resurfacing a 2.2-mile section of the highway from SH 43 South (Pinecrest Drive) to I-20” said Ray Brady, area engineer for TxDOT in Marshall. Madden Contracting

MISD teachers attend Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Workshop

A group of Marshall ISD teachers, along with fellow educators from other districts, met at the Marshall Public Library recently to take part in the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Workshop sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the Harrison County Historical Museum. Teachers were shown how they can involve their students in collecting oral histories

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

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

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

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