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October 23, 2020

Marshall

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,

MHS Dual Credit Programs Give Students Early College Credit

Marshall ISD’s dual credit programs got a boost several years ago with the implementation of the district’s “MavU” agreement with East Texas Baptist University. Since that time Marshall High School seniors have seen a wealth of opportunities when it comes to earning college credit while still in high school.MavU, implemented in the fall of 2016

Marshall Economic Development Corporation

Major Distributor Expands Operations to Marshall

The Marshall Economic Development Corporation (Marshall EDC) is pleased to welcome and announce the expansion of Channel Control Merchants of Texas, LLC, (CCM) to the Marshall, Texas area. Channel Control Merchants owns and operates Dirt Cheap, the largest retailer of customer returns, and marked out of stock merchandise in the United States.  Dirt Cheap will

MISD’s Dr. Jerry Gibson Named Region 7 ESC Superintendent Of The Year

Region 7 Education Service Center is honored to announce Dr. Jerry Gibson, Marshall ISD Superintendent of Schools, as the 2020 Regional Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Gibson completed his Bachelor of Science degree at East Texas Baptist University in 1993, with additional studies at Prairie View A&M University, Stephen F. Austin University, and Texas Southern

Marshall HS Graduation Set for June 13

Marshall ISD and Marshall High School have announced that graduation for the Class of 2020 has been set for Saturday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Maverick Stadium. Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent, and Mr. Matt Gregory, MHS Principal, made the announcement during a Facebook Live broadcast Thursday morning. The details of the adjusted graduation were

TxDOT Names Starkes as New Area Engineer in Marshall

Wendy Starkes, P.E. has been named as the new area engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) office in Marshall effective May 1, 2020. The TxDOT Marshall Area Office is responsible for highways maintenance and construction in Harrison, Marion and Panola Counties. “We feel very fortunate to have someone of Wendy’s knowledge and experience

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