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February 20, 2019

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Candlelight Vigil For MHS Accident Victims Scheduled Monday Evening

A candlelight vigil has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in Maverick Stadium to honor the memories of two Marshall High School students and to show support for two more students who are currently hospitalized following a fatal one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.MHS juniors Ny’Jahl Armstrong and Derrick Bennett were killed in the

Pack Safety on Your Holiday Road Trip

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to pack safety on their holiday road trips by staying sober and following traffic laws throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. In an effort to increase safety on Texas roadways, DPS Troopers will conduct traffic patrols throughout the holiday weekends — Dec. 23-26 and

MISD dips into fund balance for facility repairs, upgrades

Note: Information in this article is not considered to be the official minutes of the meeting. The official meeting minutes are provided as approved by the MISD Board of Trustees. This article is intended to give a first-look overview of the agenda items discussed and acted upon in open session during meetings of the MISD

FM 9 to be Resurfaced in Harrison County

A section of Farm-to-Market Road 9 in southeast Harrison County will receive a new riding surface next year according to plans approved in December by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be resurfacing a 4.2-mile section of the highway from the Panola County Line to FM 2625,” said Ray Brady, area engineer for

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

Souza wins Red River Athletic Conference Setter of the Week

After an impressive debut, Alexia Souza wins Red River Athletic Conference Setter of the Week Monday for September 11-17. Souza made her debut Friday against the University of the Southwest. She came off the bench and recorded 37 assists – an average of 9.25 per set – to help the Lady Wildcats to a four-set

Haunted Library is Coming!

Longview Public Library will be closed to normal operations on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st, and will only be open for the Haunted Library from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each night. Due to the cost of materials and the size to which Haunted Library has grown, the Friends of the Longview Public Library

ATM Theft Fail, again…

The Marshall Police Department is investigating an attempted theft of an ATM that caused extensive damage to a local business. On Tuesday, July 18 at approximately 5:42 a.m. two individuals drove up to the EZ Mart in the 2500 block of W. Pinecrest Drive and attempted to steal the ATM from the business. Surveillance video

US 59 CLOSED IN JEFFERSON AFTER TRAINS COLLIDE

Derailment knocks out column supporting bridge July 7, 2017 US 59 has been closed in Jefferson following the collision of two trains near the railroad overpass. The collision cause some of the rail cars to derail and knocked out one of the support columns on the west side of the overpass. The collision occurred around 10:50

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