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October 22, 2021


LaDarius Carter For City Commissioner-District 4

The deadline to file for a place in the May 2017 election for City Commission is still several weeks away, however the incumbent City Commissioner for Marshall’s District 4 is announcing that he is seeking re-election. Commissioner LaDarius Carter has announced his intention to continue to serve. “There has been some confusion about my intention

Interview With Byron Butts of Twelve Way Foundation

Byron E. Butts became the Executive Director of the Twelve Way Foundation at the beginning of November.  Byron was born in Riverside, California but has been a resident of Marshall since he was nine months old.  Mr. Butts is himself a graduate of the Twelve Way program.  He is also a U. S. Navy veteran

Mission Accomplished: Former soldier accepts task of teaching, making a difference with students

MARSHALL – Mr. Dallas Stone carries a commanding presence in his sixth-grade Social Studies classroom at Price T. Young Middle School. His voice is powerfully soft, with clear pronunciation and a forcefulness that demands attention without necessarily demanding it. His students respectfully listen to the day’s instruction, which is a lesson on symbols and developing

BAYLOR LEGACY AWARD – Steve and Penny Carlile

Awarded to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service and philanthropy to Baylor or to causes that fit our mission as a Christian university. Steve and Penny Carlile BBA ’73, JD ’75 BA ’73 Steve, BBA ’73, JD ’75, and Penny, BA ’73, Carlile’s story is a picture of long-term commitment. They met at the age of

Saying Goodbye to Dr. Frank

Dr. Frank Lower passed from this life Tuesday. He was at work Monday. He even planned to be in Tuesday, but was not feeling well, so he took the day off. He passed away at his home. Frank Lower was a retired professor from ETBU. He taught communication, and was also involved in theatre production


‘Plan While You Can’ Campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives during holiday weekend AUSTIN — As celebrations are finalized to mark the last days of summer, the Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to make a plan leading up to the Labor Day holiday — a plan for a safe and sober ride home.

MAVERICK SPECIAL: A Day Of Progress Lasts A Lifetime For Skinner Family

By David Weaver MISD Public Relations Madison Skinner is just like any other seven-year old child in the summertime. She likes to swim, much like her older sister, Molly Michael, who is already swimming competitively as she prepares to enter the fourth grade at South Marshall STEM Academy. Madison, or Madie, as she is more

More than a two dozen attend prayer vigil

By Becky Holland, pineywoodsnews@yahoo.com MARSHALL – In lieu of the tragic event that has rocketed the core of our country, Marshall Against Violence (MAV) held a prayer vigil at the Harrison County Historic Courthouse Friday, June 17 at  6 p.m. Balloons of various colors, banners stating Pray for Orlando and candles representing the lives of

Marshall Fire Department promotes four

From Marshall Fire Department   The Marshall Fire Department recognized several of its firefighters with promotions recently. Dwight Nixon was promoted to first class firefighter on June 8, 2016. Nixon’s start date with MFD was June 8, 2015. He received his paramedic certificate in March 2016. Jordy Gaddis was promoted to first class firefighter June

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

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