Thanks to the global pandemic keeping people at home, the popular video conferencing platform Zoom has seen usage grow exponentially in 2020. Naturally, this has attracted the attention of hackers and scammers. With a huge user base to target, con artists are using old tricks in new scams to…
We’re nearing the end of 2020 — and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year. However, we’ve still got a few weeks left, which means you have time to make some year-end financial moves that may work in your favor.
Local businesses in Marshall are gearing up for the holiday season that started with Black Friday this week and continues throughout the weekend.
Nov. 28 offers a chance for locals to show support for area businesses on Small Business Saturday with many businesses downtown and throughout Marshall participating.
JEFFERSON — East Texans looking for a delicious way to warm up from the chilly weather can head over to the bayou city for the fourth annual Historic Jefferson Wassail Walk.
BECKVILLE — Merket Christmas Tree Farm in Beckville is gearing up for its 31st year of selling Christmas trees beginning at noon on Thanksgiving Day and it can’t come a moment too soon as East Texans are champing at the bit to get Christmas underway.
JEFFERSON — Those looking to get into the Christmas spirit can step aboard the Historic Jefferson Railway’s annual Christmas Express train set to depart on Nov. 27 in downtown Jefferson.
mLife Diagnostics LLC of Marshall announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Emergency Use Authorization, or EUA, for the mLife True saliva COVID-19 collection kit for testing at Express Gene Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory of Miami, Florida.
Cadence Delivery, an Amazon Delivery Service Provider in Texas, recently celebrated its one year business anniversary, owned by Marshall native and retired Army veteran Philip Tatum.
With many people shopping for gifts on a budget this holiday season, scammers are taking advantage of the demand for pricey gaming consoles by promoting fake deals on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 PRO, and the new PlayStation 5. Be sure to use caution when buying a console online.
Your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a valuable asset. But sometimes things happen that can affect the status of your plan. So, for example, if you work for a hospital that changes ownership, and you have been participating in a 403(b), 457(b) or 401(k) retirement plan, what should you…
Like everyone, you want to remain physically and financially independent throughout your life. But if you lose some of this freedom, the last thing you’d want is to become a burden on your family. How can you keep this from happening?
The holiday shopping season is upon us. With the pandemic, many local in-person events, such as popup holiday markets or craft fairs, have moved online. Scammers are creating phony copycat events that charge for admission and steal your credit card information.
HALLSVILLE — The Hallsville community came together on Thursday to show some love to East Texas military veterans and first responders during the Hallsville Chamber of Commerce Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Dinner at Hallsville High School.
HARLETON — Guests wanting to increase their holiday decorating skills while enjoying delicious wine and desserts in a beautiful East Texas venue can purchase their tickets now for Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery’s Christmas “Decorate with Dylan” event set for Sunday.
JEFFERSON — The Animal Protection League, a low-cost traveling veterinarian service, celebrated its official ribbon cutting in Jefferson on Monday through the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
Longview’s newest downtown living option could be ready for move-in later this month, with workers putting the finishing touches on Heritage Tower inside the historical building at 208 N. Green St.
Thought we had seen the end of COVD-19 scams? Think again! Scammers are sending out text messages promoting participation in phony clinical studies.
As 2020 draws to a close, you might wonder how you can improve your tax situation – especially in terms of your investments. Here are a few year-end ideas to consider:
HALLSVILLE — Harrison County Sheriff Elect B.J. Fletcher will be making his first official appearance as the guest speaker at the annual Hallsville Chamber of Commerce Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Dinner set for Nov. 12 at Hallsville High School.
It may not feel cold outside yet, but cooler temperatures will be here before you know it, and with the change in weather comes a list of home maintenance that all homeowners should tackle before harsh weather sets in. Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) and The United States Department of Energy encourage homeowners to conduct a home energy assessment to determine how slight corrections could make your home more energy efficient and likewise lower energy costs.
Brenda Thomas, who made her mark in history as the first African-American hired at East Texas Professional Credit Union’s Marshall branch, has retired after 30 years of service.
TYLER — In an effort to fight hunger and reduce waste, Kroger delivered 10,000 pounds of ground beef Friday morning to the East Texas Food Bank — a donation that will help feed thousands of local families.
Students from Texas State Technical College campuses across the state can take advantage of scholarship funds donated by energy company Phillips 66.
Central Perks and Luxury Nails and Spa in Marshall were both approved by the city commission last week to receive the maximum $2,500 grant available through the city’s new Small Business Grant Program.
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.
A world-class museum that is the home of fine art. An indoor-outdoor cafe where Longview-area residents can enjoy views of downtown. A cultural arts center that encourages collaboration among local artists and arts organizations.
If you’re a caregiver, possibly for a loved one dealing with an illness such as Alzheimer’s disease, you’re probably already facing some significant emotional and physical challenges – so you don’t need any financial ones as well. Yet, they are difficult to avoid. What steps can you take to …
BBB ScamTracker received reports about alleged charities using tactics that consumers believe are using shady tactics to solicit donations. If an organization isn’t a charity, then the contributions are not “donations” and cannot be deducted from your taxes.
After opening its doors in September a new Marshall business God’s Money hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
The Greater Texas Foundation has awarded a $715,742 grant to help develop Texas State Technical College’s performance-based education initiative. The grant was awarded through The TSTC Foundation.
In December 2019, the Charles C. Matthews Foundation donated $104,461 to Panola College. The funds were used to purchase equipment, including an industrial wiring training system and a SynDaver synthetic human, which arrived this fall.
Being a single mother and a business owner used to seem like an impossible dream for women, but Jamie Daniel, owner of My Happy Place in Marshall, has accomplished just that.
Jackie Starr, co-owner of the new coffee shop Stagecoach Coffee Co. in Marshall, faced the same problem so many Americans did during the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, she lost her job.
Though Confident Curves Showroom has only been open three weeks, for hometown gal Marredia Roberts, the dream of owning her own business began a lifetime ago.
The Internet has become a significant part of our everyday lives, allowing us to work, socialize and shop online. Unfortunately, cybercriminals also benefit from that same convenience and accessibility. That’s why the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National C…
The Cabot Corporation recently announced that its subsidiary, Cabot Norit, has entered into a long-term supply agreement with ADA Carbon Solutions, impacting the Marshall location.
VeraBank is happy to announce the addition of three new team members in the Tyler market, who will help lead the business and commercial banking charge to develop and grow new relationships.
October 4-10 is National Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week has been an annual event in the U.S. since 1925 and it was President Calvin Coolidge that made the first proclamation. The week is held in October to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
The COVID-19 pandemic has unsettled the country’s employment picture for months and will likely continue to do so for a while. However, the nature and terminology of this disruption varies greatly among individuals — some have seen their jobs disappear, others have been “furloughed” and stil…
Kroger Dallas Division is proud to recognize its 50 years of serving the Marshall community, located at 300 E. End Boulevard N. The store opened on Sept. 15, 1970 and currently employs more than 100 associates. The store was remodeled with new features and expanded departments in July 2015.
A new baking and restaurant supply store, Effort Products, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce this week.