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April 29, 2017


Applications to attend the Teen Citizens Police Academy are now open

The Marshall Police Department has formed a five-day Teen Citizens Police Academy (TCPA). The MPD TCPA will create an expansion of our community-based efforts and emphasize our motto of “Putting Our Community First.” This program is intended to open the lines of communication between teens in the community and the Marshall Police Department. The objective

Mission Marshall Delivers Pizza To Improving Readers At J.H. Moore

Misty Scott, Executive Director of Mission Marshall, brought pizza and drinks to the third graders at J.H. Moore Elementary who have made significant growth in reading this year. The students were encouraged to read more to reach their end-of-year reading goal and earn their free bicycle in the “Read to Ride” program sponsored by Mission

“What district do I live in?”

Article by LaDarius Carter “What district do I live in?” That is one of the most common questions that I get as a City Commissioner, especially during campaign season. Many are confused about where the lines are drawn that separate the areas represented by different Commissioners. Admittedly, the way that the lines in Marshall are

MPD’s newest MVP

Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa has named Peggy Abraham as this week’s MVP. Mrs. Abraham has worked tirelessly compiling all of the information needed in preparation for the Marshall Police Department’s biennial audit by the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS). TLETS provides the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and local criminal justice agencies

January 2017 Food Pantry

Thank you, Misty, for this update. Good Afternoon Friends: It ended up being quite the busy month! Thank you for your service. Our numbers for January are located at the bottom of this email. In recent days, I’ve been discussing with my son what it means to guard our your heart. Above all else, guard

MISD nears completion of five-year strategic plan

MARSHALL, Texas — A process to create a new five-year, focused Strategic Plan for Marshall ISD is nearing a close as a team of over 40 people comprised of community members, MISD staff and students wrapped up the fourth of five scheduled meetings Thursday. The process began back in December with a series of community

Marshall Prayer Force Banquet 2017

It was an honor to hear LTC (Ret.) Allen West speak tonight at the Marshall Prayer Force Banquet.   Here is part of LTC (Ret.) Allen West speech, enjoy!

Aggravated Assault W/ Deadly Weapon Arrest

A Waskom, Texas man is behind bars after running his girlfriend’s vehicle off the road, prior to forcing her into his vehicle. The incident occurred on Friday, January 20 at approximately 11:46 p.m. The victim was able to call 911 and advise dispatch she was being chased by another vehicle. She stated that the other

What is MOPS?

What is MOPS? MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a program designed for mothers with children infancy through kindergarten. MOPS provide a faith-based and non-judgmental environment where mothers can come together with other mothers who are in similar situations to provide a multifaceted support system. Approximately 3,000 MOPS groups gather throughout the United States, Canada,

Lady Wildcats dominate University of the Southwest

Playing their first home game in nearly a month, the Wiley College women’s basketball team used defensive pressure to pull away in a 98-41 rout over the University of the Southwest Friday in a Red River Athletic Conference game. The Lady Wildcats (11-3, 4-2 in RRAC), who are receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25

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