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October 19, 2021

Archives for October 2020

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

Marshall ISD

MISD to suspend virtual learning option, require all students to attend on-campus Nov. 9

Marshall ISD Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson announced Friday that as of Nov. 9, the district is suspending virtual learning as an option and requiring all students to return to on-campus, face-to-face learning. In a letter addressed to parents of virtual learners, Gibson said that a review of the data comparing virtual learners and on-campus learners

Sections of US 59 to be Closed Sunday Near Marshall, Carthage

 Work crews will be removing some overhead sign bridges on US 59 just north of Marshall and just south of Carthage on Sunday, Oct. 25. This will require the closing of the highway for short periods of time at each location. The construction schedule and highway closures can change due to inclement weather or other

Sam Baxter

MISD Honors Sam Baxter For Contributions To MavU Dual Credit Program

Marshall ISD recognized Mr. Sam Baxter, a longtime supporter of the district and its students, for his contributions to the MavU dual credit program during Monday’s regular October meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees. Dr. Jerry Gibson, MISD Superintendent, presented Mr. Baxter with a commemorative display that included letters from former Marshall MavU students,

FM 450 Railroad Crossing in Hallsville to Close Wednesday

Motorists who normally travel FM 450 South in Hallsville will need to find an alternate route on Wednesday, Oct. 21.  Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the highway to through-traffic from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make repairs to the crossing. Traffic will officially be detoured on a signed route through Longview on US

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