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June 23, 2018


Marshall native and co-owner of Neely’s on Grand died at home

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden once said, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” That was something that Marshall native and one of the owners of Neely’s on Grand

Marshall Neighbors: Remembering Mr. Adolph

By Jonathan McCarty, Contributor editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – As a child, I had a number of influences on my life. Older people who had been around before me. They had, of course, seen and done things that I might never consider. One such person was Mr. Adolph Firchau, who was my neighbor for twenty years. Mr.

Police chief to share how PD has improved community relations, then ask for new cars

From Staff Reports, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Close to his second-year anniversary since becoming the chief of police for the City of Marshall Police Department, Jesus “Eddie” Campa is scheduled to share with commissioners at a special-called meeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, how MPD has been able to establish better relationships within the community.

Commission candidate names Ronald Reagan as an influence.

From Staff Reports, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – When asked who his political influences were, Jonathan McCarty, 33, candidate for the District 7 Marshall City Commissioner seat, said, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Why did he choose each? “ … Thomas Jefferson, for his vision of

Huge yard sales to hit US 80 April 15-17

Waskom, Marshall, Hallsville and Longview part of big yard sale route. By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news EAST TEXAS – Excitement is building in the air as citizens across U.S. 80 are preparing for the biggest yard sale to hit five states – since October. April 15-17 is the Spring event for the Historic US 80 Hi-Way

Former MPD Chief looks to fill commission seat

MARSHALL – When Stan Spence, 63, walks into a room, there is an aura of familiarity and of security that seems to follow him. It could because the married father of two and grandfather of four served for more than 39 years as an officer with the Marshall Police Department – and for 12 of

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