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September 23, 2021


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

Toscano - WANTED

Reward Increased to $4,000 for Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender from El Paso

The reward for Marco Antonio Toscano, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $4,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of September. Toscano, 34, is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and a parole violation.

Update from SWEPCO – 4pm 5/30/17

As of 4 pm today, SWEPCO has restored power to approximately 74,000 customers, down from a peak of 103,000 customers after Sunday’s storm. Approximately 29,000 customers remain without power. Sunday night’s storm packed winds of up to 60 miles per hour and downed power lines and trees across SWEPCO’s East Texas and Louisiana service territory.

Hallsvile Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines is hosting its annual Giddyup and Go 10k

The Hallsvile Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines is hosting its annual Giddyup and Go 10k, the official race of Western Days, on Saturday October 1. Registrations and check in begin at 7:30 with the race going off at 8:30. The cost is $25 per racer online, $20 without a

“Fugitive Friday”-Tom McPherson Jr.

Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa and the Marshall Police Department are seeking the community’s assistance in helping us locate one of our agency’s most wanted fugitives. MPD is seeking any information related to location of Tom McPherson Jr. McPherson may also go by the alias of John Zorn Jr. or Reese McPherson. McPherson is wanted on

Marshall PD and Harrison County Sheriff’s Office create DWI task force

The Marshall Police Department and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office have formed a DWI Task Force in response to recent DWI related fatalities in the North East Texas Region. The DWI Task Force will be out in full force during the July 4th weekend in order to insure that our community has a safe holiday

Confessions of a baseball mom

By Brandon Sheffield, smilehallsville.wordpress.com HALLSVILLE – CRACK! Everyone has heard the sound above! You know the sound a bat makes when the ball hits the sweet part of the bat. Sending the ball through the air like a missile shot from a cannon! And all though most of us have heard that sound at least

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

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

TxDOT to demolish bridge in Hallsville

By Marcus Sandifer, Texas Department of Transportation ATLANTA — Work crews will be demolishing the existing FM 450 bridge over I-20 Sunday night south of Hallsville. This will require the closing of both I-20 and FM 450 to through-traffic. The road closures will begin at 5 p.m. onSunday, May 22, and should be back open

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