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July 29, 2021

Archives for February 2017

“What district do I live in?”

Article by LaDarius Carter “What district do I live in?” That is one of the most common questions that I get as a City Commissioner, especially during campaign season. Many are confused about where the lines are drawn that separate the areas represented by different Commissioners. Admittedly, the way that the lines in Marshall are

Longview – CERT Training Begins March 20th

This CERT training is open for anyone who would like to take it. The class is free and you have to attend every class to get your certificate. Once you have your certificate you can apply to join a CERT team where ever you live. The teams close by are, Longview/Gregg County CERT, Henderson CERT,

Texas Department of Public Safety

DPS Recognizes Exceptional Employees, Good Samaritan

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented a Purple Heart, two Lifesaving Awards and a Unit Citation to current and retired employees for their remarkable service and heroic actions. In addition, two DPS employees were recognized with William P. Clements Excellence Awards for


Jefferson High School students show off the $1,500 check they received for winning the TxDOT Traffic Safety Public Service Announcement competition held Wednesday in Jefferson.  The students created a video about the hazards of distracted driving and beat out eight other schools from the TxDOT Atlanta District which covers a nine-county area of Northeast Texas. 

Longview Police Chief Make Statement About Gang Activity in Longview

If you’re like me, you’ve probably done something like this before. We read a bold headline in the news or we see a flashy statistic on social media, and then we allow our imagination to start filling in the blanks before we take the time to get an understanding of the facts. But, there is


Students produce public service announcement to promote traffic safety WHEN:            Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9:30 a.m. – noon WHERE:         Tourism Tourist Center, Jefferson, Texas   Atlanta – Nine area schools have produced public service announcements promoting traffic safety among their peers and will compete against each other Wednesday in Jefferson. The event is being

MPD’s newest MVP

Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa has named Peggy Abraham as this week’s MVP. Mrs. Abraham has worked tirelessly compiling all of the information needed in preparation for the Marshall Police Department’s biennial audit by the Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS). TLETS provides the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and local criminal justice agencies

2-24-17 MHS Mavettes

Mavettes bring home awards at competition

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall Mavettes brought home several honors and awards from this past Saturday’s American Dance and Drill Team competition held at Kilgore College in Kilgore. The Mavettes, under the direction of first-year instructor and former Mavette Heather Hill, topped off the competition by earning Sweepstakes (all “1” ratings) and the Gussie Nell

School buses

Components of a Good School District

The community highly influences a good school district. It takes the involvement of the community to shape the school district. When the community is highly engaged, the quality of learning improves and this reflects well on the district. It is important to note that when looking at a school district, there a myriad of factors


A paradox is a seemingly self-contradictory statement that at face value seems like it cannot be true. Though the Bible has numerous paradoxes that stump the brain, one mind-blowing truth of Scripture is this: To truly live, you must first die. How can you live if you die? The truth is difficult to explain but

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