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December 13, 2019

Welcome WATCO Transportation Services, LLC

The Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce is honored to welcome WATCO Transportation Services, LLC, one of the largest short line railroad holding companies in the U.S. with 41 short line railroads operating on more than 5,100 miles of track, as well as 31 industrial contract switching locations. WATCO’s Mechanical Services operates at 19 locations with

Marshall

Union Pacific – Big Boy No. 4014 coming to Marshall TX

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary. The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific

Business

EAST TEXAS Photographer One of Only 3% Certified in the Nation

Tony Juays of Juays Photography joins a prestigious group as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) Tony Juays, CPP of Juays Photography in Marshall, Texas has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Juays earned this designation after completing an intensive program that measures his artistic and technical competence. Professional

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Have a free dump!

The City of Marshall and Republic Services will host a “Free Disposal Day” event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, that will allow Marshall residents to dispose of acceptable materials free of charge at the city convenience station, located at 2300 Five Notch Road in Marshall. Normal recyclable products will also be

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Bridge to be Replaced on Airlite Road West Of Marshall

A small bridge crossing Caney Creek on Airlite Road (County Road 4311) west of Marshall will be replaced this coming year, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be replacing an old bridge crossing Caney Creek with a concrete structure that will handle all legal loads of

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TxDOT offers tips to help keep schoolchildren safe

As millions of Texas children return to school this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reminds motorists and parents to take precautions to prevent traffic crashes and injuries in and around school buses. Last year, there were 765 traffic crashes in Texas school zones, resulting in 1 death and 15 serious injuries. The most common

Education

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

Political

Gohmert’s Statement on President Trump Declaring a ‘National Emergency’ on the Southern Border

Washington, February 15, 2019 Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announcement to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border: “Today President Trump used his existing and clear legal authority to declare a national emergency at the Southern Border. Right now, there is a blatant invasion happening at our

Marshall

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

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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.

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