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October 22, 2021

Marshall

US 59 Bridge Over I-20 to be Replaced and Raised

The US 59 overpass crossing Interstate 20 in Marshall will be replaced during the next three years, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “The current overpass will be demolished and replaced one half at a time with a higher structure,” said Wendy Starkes, Area Engineer for TxDOT in

Demolition Work to Close I-20 Sunday West of Longview

WHEN: From 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 7, or until work is completed WHERE:                       I-20 between Loop 281 in Longview and FM 450 in Hallsville MEDIA: Interstate 20 will be closed from 7 p.m. on Sunday June 6, until 5 a.m. on Monday, June 7 as crews work

Richele Langley named lone finalist for Superintendent of MISD

Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees announced during a special called meeting Thursday evening that Dr. Richele Langley, a 1983 graduate of Marshall High School and a longtime former teacher, principal and administrator in the district, has been named lone finalist for the position of Marshall ISD Superintendent. Dr. Langley becomes the 24th Superintendent in the

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

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,

Marshall ISD

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

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