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January 26, 2021

Winter Weather Preparations

Winter Weather Preparations and awareness as winter weather is Expected Across the Lone Star State, Texans Reminded to Make Preparations With a cold front expected to bring winter weather to parts of the state this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding everyone to take precautions now to prepare for any freezing

Business

Social Media Privacy: Facebook vs Parler

These days, online life is a lifeline for most people.  With regular social media use, though, comes risk.  This is something that most of us know generally, but how much do we really know about social media use and the data that it shares?  With the most recent update for iOS users, we can now

Education

Dr. Jerry Gibson set to leave Marshall ISD

Dr. Jerry Gibson named lone finalist in Galveston. Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees will immediately begin the process of searching for the district’s next superintendent, as Dr. Jerry Gibson was named lone finalist for superintendent of Galveston ISD on Wednesday. Brad Burris, President of the MISD Board of Trustees, said the district would be diligent

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DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments at Final PSC Meeting of the Year

DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments – Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Adolph Thomas Distinguished Service Awards, three Medals of Valor, two Director’s Citations and 14 Lifesaving Awards to department personnel at the PSC meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Criminal Law Enforcement Auditorium at DPS Headquarters in Austin.

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DPS Expanding Hours at Select Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is offering extended office hours at participating driver license (DL) offices across the state, beginning in 2021. Starting Jan. 4, office hours at the designated offices will be expanded to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. (Current business hours at

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MISD Gifted/Talented Nominations Accepted Through Dec. 18

The nomination window for the MISD Gifted and Talented program is open until Friday, Dec. 18, for parents and teachers who would like their students considered for entry into the GT program. Online nomination forms are available on the MISD website under District/Curriculum & Instruction/Gifted and Talented. Per the Texas Education Agency, a gifted/talented student

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Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week, 2020

When safely and appropriately prescribed, antibiotics are critical tools used to save lives in the United States and around the world.  During Antibiotic Awareness Week, we reaffirm our commitment to responsible antibiotic stewardship and acknowledge the contributions of American medical professionals. Antibiotics play a powerful role in modern medicine.  They are instrumental in treating countless

Education

MECC Accepting New Head Start Students

Marshall Early Childhood Center is currently accepting new students for its Head Start program. Head Start is a 12-county program through the Region 7 Education Service Center providing comprehensive services to children ages birth – 5 years from low income families. In addition, the Early Head Start program design includes center based options and home

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Safety Cable Systems to Help Prevent Head-on Accidents

Head-on accidents caused by vehicles crossing the median on divided highway systems can be some of the deadliest.  A new safety cable system being installed in the median between opposing lanes of traffic hopes to drastically reduce the likelihood of these type accidents. The new cable system will be installed along six sections of US

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DNA Legislation Continues Solving Crimes

DNA Legislation Continues Solving Crimes – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that House Bill (HB) 1399 assisted in the closure of more than 250 unsolved criminal investigations during its first year of implementation. The law authorizes the collection of DNA samples from individuals charged with 24 qualifying felonies and compares the offender samples

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Business

State approves funding for Cypress River Airport

Approximately $300,000 for Cypress River Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its October meeting. The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes: Design/construct pavement improvements A project consultant was previously selected; work will begin this winter. Project costs will be funded through Marion County and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program,

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Northeast Texas Highways to be Resurfaced

About 168 miles of Northeast Texas highways will receive new surfaces during the summer of 2021 with a contract awarded in October by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The Texas Transportation Commission approved a bid of $7.6 million from CDM Holdings of New Boston to seal coat highways in nine counties located within the

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