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July 29, 2021

Archives for May 2016

Tuesday’s Pet of the Day – Carmel

Tuesday’s Pet of the Day is from the Pet Place of Marshall. This is Carmel. She is eight months old, spayed and has current vaccinations. She acts very skiddish around strangers, but will jump in a lap for sugar… She needs someone that will be patient with her. Call the Pet Place of Marshall at

Doc Halliday: Memorial Day

By William ‘Doc’ Halliday Let’s not confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is the holiday for remembering those men and women who have died while serving our country in one of our Armed Forces. On the other hand, Veterans Day celebrates the service of all those who have worn the uniform of one

The one and only Kyle Plunk of Hallsville

By Brandon Sheffield, smilehallsville.wordpress.com HALLSVILLE – On any given Friday night, if you head down to Bobcat stadium the chances of you seeing Kyle Plunk on the sideline is about 100 percent! That doesn’t mean he is on our side of the field though, you might find him with the cheerleaders or on the other

Hilltop University: A Senior Adult Conference Coming to ETBU, June 1-3

By Mike Midkiff, East Texas Baptist University Director of Public Relations MARSHALL– What if you could go back to college for a few days? But this time around there is no homework and no exams. East Texas Baptist University is holding Hilltop University. This spiritual renewal conference for senior adults is planned on the beautiful

US 59 to be resurfaced in Marion County

By Marcus Sandifer,  Texas Department of Transportation ATLANTA – A section of US 59 in Marion County will receive new riding surface this summer according to plans approved in May by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be resurfacing a 3-mile section of US 59 from 0.1 mile south of SH 49 in

MFD’s new ambulance model proves to be cost-effective

By Chief Reggie Cooper, EFO Published with permission (from Chief Cooper’s Linked-In) In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a change in the appearance, size and style of the ambulance we use. This addition to our fleet is a 2016 Frazer ambulance built on a Ram chassis. The Marshall Fire Department operates three frontline ambulances

Stand up for your local law enforcement agencies

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news Members of law enforcement are consistently in the media today – and it is not always good. Law enforcement officers from police departments to sheriff’s deputies to state patrol officers are blamed for crime, racism and negativism that plagues the world we live in. Thanks to social media, stuff like that

Doc Halliday: Scopes Monkey Trial

If I was charged with a crime, I would hope that I would be able to get off, whether I was guilty or innocent, even if it were on a technicality.  Certainly a not guilty verdict would be the best outcome, but a technicality is better than being found guilty.  Or is it?  Sometimes people

Waskom information center to celebrate 30th anniversary of anti-litter campaign

By Marcus Sandifer, Texas Department of Transportation WASKOM – This spring marks the 30th anniversary of the popular “Don’t mess with Texas” anti-litter campaign. The Texas Travel Information Center in Waskom is celebrating the occasion with a variety of events and activities. The mayor of Waskom will kick off the celebration by reading an official proclamation

ETBU alum chosen as lone finalist in MISD Superintendent search

By Becky Holland, editor@pineywoods.news MARSHALL – Tuesday’s noon meeting of the Marshall Independent School District Board of Trustee, a unanimous vote was called to name Dr. Jerry Gibson as lone finalist for MISD Superintendent. Gibson would be filling the shoes of Dr. Marc Smith, former MISD School Superintendent. Gibson will come to MISD from Coldspring-Oakhurst

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