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January 17, 2021

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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

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

Christians know who to vote for

What every Christian needs to know for the upcoming elections.

“Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them” (Romans 1:32) As Christians, it does not matter whether you support the Republican’s or the Democrat’s except when it comes to casting your vote!

Signals to be Upgraded at 28 Area Intersections

Twenty-eight intersections in Northeast Texas will have improvements made to their traffic control systems during the coming year, according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be making various upgrades to the signal lights at all 28 intersections. Many of these will include adding a flashing yellow arrow

Marshall ISD

MARSHALL ISD COVID-19 WELLNESS REPORT – 08/28/2020

Cumulative from the first day of school (Aug. 13) through today: NON-CAMPUS SPECIFIC DEPARTMENT ACTIVE CASES RECOVERED TOTAL Administration Building 0 0 0 Transportation 1 0 1 Technology 0 0 0 Maintenance 0 0 0 Total 1 0 1 CAMPUSES (includes students and employees) SCHOOL ACTIVE CASES RECOVERED TOTAL Crockett ES 0 0 0 DAEP

Bridge Widening Scheduled on SH 43 in Karnack

The State Highway 43 bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railroad will be widened during the coming year according to plans approved in August by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We will be widening the bridge and approaches from the current 28 feet to 48 feet, which will allow for two 12-foot traffic lanes

Facility Upgrades Continue At MHS, MISD

Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved recommendations for wide-ranging facility improvements and additions to Marshall High School and the district during the regular May board meeting Monday night. The projects continue what has become a year-long period of renovation of MHS and its surrounding facilities, providing a complete facelift of the 40-year old high school

TxDOT offers tips to help keep schoolchildren safe

As millions of Texas children return to school this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reminds motorists and parents to take precautions to prevent traffic crashes and injuries in and around school buses. Last year, there were 765 traffic crashes in Texas school zones, resulting in 1 death and 15 serious injuries. The most common

Candlelight Vigil For MHS Accident Victims Scheduled Monday Evening

A candlelight vigil has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in Maverick Stadium to honor the memories of two Marshall High School students and to show support for two more students who are currently hospitalized following a fatal one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.MHS juniors Ny’Jahl Armstrong and Derrick Bennett were killed in the

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