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May 9, 2021

Archives for December 2020

Winter Weather Preparations

Winter Weather Preparations and awareness as winter weather is Expected Across the Lone Star State, Texans Reminded to Make Preparations With a cold front expected to bring winter weather to parts of the state this week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding everyone to take precautions now to prepare for any freezing

Social Media Privacy: Facebook vs Parler

Social Media Privacy: Facebook vs Parler

These days, online life is a lifeline for most people.  With regular social media use, though, comes risk.  This is something that most of us know generally, but how much do we really know about social media use and the data that it shares?  With the most recent update for iOS users, we can now

Dr. Jerry Gibson set to leave Marshall ISD

Dr. Jerry Gibson named lone finalist in Galveston. Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees will immediately begin the process of searching for the district’s next superintendent, as Dr. Jerry Gibson was named lone finalist for superintendent of Galveston ISD on Wednesday. Brad Burris, President of the MISD Board of Trustees, said the district would be diligent

Texas Department of Public Safety

DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments at Final PSC Meeting of the Year

DPS Recognizes Significant Accomplishments – Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw presented two Adolph Thomas Distinguished Service Awards, three Medals of Valor, two Director’s Citations and 14 Lifesaving Awards to department personnel at the PSC meeting held on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Criminal Law Enforcement Auditorium at DPS Headquarters in Austin.

Texas Department of Public Safety

DPS Expanding Hours at Select Driver License Offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is offering extended office hours at participating driver license (DL) offices across the state, beginning in 2021. Starting Jan. 4, office hours at the designated offices will be expanded to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. (Current business hours at

Marshall ISD

MISD Gifted/Talented Nominations Accepted Through Dec. 18

The nomination window for the MISD Gifted and Talented program is open until Friday, Dec. 18, for parents and teachers who would like their students considered for entry into the GT program. Online nomination forms are available on the MISD website under District/Curriculum & Instruction/Gifted and Talented. Per the Texas Education Agency, a gifted/talented student

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