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April 11, 2021

Archives for November 2020

Antibiotic Awareness Week

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

Marshall ISD

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

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

Texas Department of Public Safety

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

FM 2208 Railroad Crossing Southwest of Jefferson to Close for Repairs

Motorists who normally travel FM 2208 southwest of Jefferson will need to find an alternate route on Thursday, Nov. 19.  Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the highway to through-traffic on this date to make repairs to the railroad crossing. Traffic will officially be detoured on a signed route on US 59, FM 1997, FM

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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