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March 22, 2019

Marshall

MISD trustees approve 2019-2020 academic calendar

Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the 2019-2020 school year academic calendar during Monday’s regular March meeting held in the Pat Smith-Gasperson Board Room. The first day of school in MISD will be Monday, August 26, 2019, with the last day of classes being May 28, 2020. In-between, students and staff will enjoy breaks in

MISD trustees unfreeze teacher salary scale for 2019-2020 school year

Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson’s recommendation to unfreeze the teacher salary schedule for the 2019-2020 school year during a special called meeting Thursday morning. The action means that teachers in MISD will receive pay according to their appropriate years of experience on the salary scale, or “step,” next year after

MEDCO Ribbon Cutting & Reception

The Board of Directors of the Marshall Economic Development Corporation, invites you to join us at the Marshall EDC office for two events from 2pm to 3pm this Wednesday: Marshall EDC Ribbon Cutting Wednesday January 30, 2019 2:00 PM (As a new member of the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce) Reception Honoring Jerry Benson Wednesday

TxDOT Holds Open House for Plans to Extend Loop 390

 THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 Marshall Civic Center  2501 East End Blvd South, Marshall, TX 75672 OPEN HOUSE 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM   The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) proposes construction of a new location  roadway between U.S. Highway 80 (US 80) and Interstate Highway 20 (I-20) on the east side of Marshall in Harrison County.

Marshall residents to receive garbage, recycling carts from Republic Services; changes to garbage, recycling collection begin Feb. 4

Beginning the last week of January, Republic Services will deliver 95-gallon rolling garbage and recycle carts (one of each) to all Marshall residents who do not currently have garbage or recycling carts at no cost. Business customers who utilize curbside service will also receive carts at no cost. Republic Services will also institute a new

Hobby Lobby AND Ollie’s Bargain Outlet are coming to Marshall TX!

As part of a significant redevelopment and recruitment initiative made by the City of Marshall and Marshall Economic Development Corporation to attract and retain new businesses and retail opportunities, national retailers Hobby Lobby and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet plan to open stores this fall and early next year as anchor tenants at the newly renamed “Marshall

Marshall City Commission appoints Redmon as Interim City Manager

The Marshall City Commission appointed Support Services Director Jack Cleveland Redmon as Interim City Manager at a special called meeting on March 26. Redmon will fill the vacancy left by current City Manager Lisa Agnor, who announced her retirement in January. Redmon will begin his duties effective April 16.   Redmon has 20 years of experience in

WBT’s Evelyn West named Patterson MISD Teacher of the Week

Evelyn West, fifth grade teacher at William B. Travis Elementary, has been named the Patterson Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Patterson Toyota of Marshall MISD Teacher of the Week for the week of Feb. 19-23. Ms. Winkley was surprised last Friday morning by Wendell Parker, Kyeandre Abara and Kristin Skinner of Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep

MHS JROTC excels in Air Force National Inspection

Marshall High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) was recently inspected by the United States Air Force and was rated “Exceeds Standards” in the areas of compliance, instructor performance and co-curricular activities, according to instructor Lt Col Jason Winslow. Along with the outstanding rating, cadets Dakota Allen and Destine Alford were named “Top Performers”

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