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July 26, 2017

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Texans Urged to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now

AUSTIN – In advance of the 2017 hurricane season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to begin making plans to protect themselves and their families. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed this week, May 7-13, to beHurricane Preparedness Week.  

Law Enforcement Memorial

Marshall Police Department is hosting a Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony honoring fallen officers in the State of Texas during 2016 and 2017. This year’s ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Marshall Visual Arts Center at 12:00 pm. In 1962, President John Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

CITY TO SELECT EXTERNAL INTERIM CHIEF OF POLICE

The City of Marshall announces that it will utilize the services of an executive placement firm to fill, on an interim basis, the position of Chief of Police. This position became vacant last week after the City accepted the resignation of Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa. City Manager Lisa Agnor states, “After careful evaluation of both

CHIEF JESUS “EDDIE” CAMPA RESIGNS AS CHIEF OF POLICE

Jesus “Eddie” Campa has tendered his resignation as the Chief of Police for the City of Marshall effective June 23, 2017. Chief Campa was appointed Chief in August, 2014 after a lengthy law enforcement career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. While Chief Campa’s employment agreement requires that he give sixty (60) days written

Wildcats eye fourth straight RRAC Championship

The Wiley College men’s track and field team looks to continue its dynasty when it competes for a fourth consecutive Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship Friday and Saturday at Tatum High School’s Eagles Stadium. The Wildcats dominated the conference during the regular season. Out of 19 events, Wiley College leads in nine

Shearman wins NAIA Track Athlete of the Week

After running the fastest 400-meter dash time in the NAIA, Kimorie Shearman gets the national spotlight as the NAIA Track Athlete of the Week Wednesday. Shearman ran 46.49 in the East Texas Invitational Saturday hosted by Texas A&M University-Commerce. His time beat 17 athletes from NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA schools and reclaimed the Wiley College

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