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October 19, 2021

Archives for April 2016

St. Joseph’s Catholic School prepares to close doors

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Principal Alexis Rivas looks around the building that houses St. Joseph’s Catholic School on South Garrett Street in Marshall. His thoughts were on the coming days – the ending days of the school. In the early Spring of this year, administration with the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marshall

More flooding at Caddo Lake says Harrison County Sheriff’s Office

From Staff Reports, editor@pineywoods.news HARRISON COUNTY – After a long night filled with inclement and hazardous weather conditions, emergency crews were out surveying damage during the day Saturday in Harrison County. Lt. Jay Webb of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office told the PWN around 5:30 p.m. Saturday  that “Harrison County is experiencing flooding  at Caddo

One mobile home blown 100 feet during Harrison County storm

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news HARRISON COUNTY- Rain, high winds, lightening and flooding came strong through Harrison County beginning mid-afternoon, and worsened in the late evening hours Friday and Saturday. Reports are of heavy wind damage, including a few trees in the roadways. One home has been reported in the Hwy 43 area with a tree

Emergency personnel searching for missing oil field worker after storm

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news HARRISON COUNTY – Harrison County emergency personnel are searching for a missing oil field worker south of Waskom  after tornadoes were reported  in the  Elysian Fields/Waskom  area. Around midnight, Saturday, April 30, via text, the Piney Woods News received the following information from Lt. Jay Webb of the Harrison County Sheriff’s

Smile Hallsville – ‘Watering the Soul’

By Brandon Sheffield, smilehallsville.wordpress.com HALLSVILLE – Bahahahahaha!! You can hear her laugh from about a mile away! Always smiling, always lending an extra hand, and always talking! Gabby Andreottola has made herself a fixture in the Hallsville community. She has volunteered for so many community events, that to be honest, I’m not sure I can

Harrison County extends appreciation for helpers in recent Caddo Lake flood

From Lt. Jay Webb, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office HARRISON COUNTY – Harrison County wishes to thank the partners that assisted during the recent Caddo Lake flood disaster. When the flood event began in early March, plans were immediately put into motion by County Judge Hugh Taylor, along with several county officials, to begin operating the

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.

Fifth annual fishing event for special needs kids set for May 6 from tri-county area

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news PINEY WOODS – Brandy Branch Lake, in the Pirkey Environmental Park, will play host to an expected 150 special needs students from Harrison, Marion and Panola counties Friday, May 6. This will be the second year that the event, sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and others, will take

MPD’s crime scene officer says being female PO means you work harder

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news WASKOM – Nikki Gillard, Crime Scene Officer for the Marshall Police Department, grew up in  the family-oriented community of Waskom. The mother one son, Gillard attended Waskom High School and graduated from the East Texas Police Academy in Kilgore. Gillard, 31, who is engaged to be married, is also the co-coordinator

Surrendering pets is not something to be shamed of.

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news (First published when I was doing the free blog on the Marshall News Messenger website earlier this year. Resharing due to a reader’s question about the issue of giving away animals. If you have questions, contact the Pet Place of Marshall or the Marshall Animal Shelter) Surrendering your dog or cat

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