Kathy Wood, the General Manager of the Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative, announced her retirement from the company earlier this year, with Austin Hayes being named to the position.
Sisters Art Space, formally Sister Art and Vintage in Marshall, has recently gone through a complete overhaul, taking out the vintage and focusing entirely on the arts and artists locally.
Vaccine passports – digital records of an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status – are on their way. This is likely to be a QR code on your phone, which you scan to enter a flight or event. As with any major new initiative, scammers always find ways to take advantage of the confusion and a…
If you follow the financial news even casually, you may know that bond yields have been rising since the year began. What does this mean to you, as an individual investor?
The Marshall Economic Development Corporation approved a $50,000 incentive for Thumper Fabrication, an ATV/UTV aftermarket accessory company based in Marshall, on Wednesday, March 31.
College and high school students who hire “tutors” to complete their class assignments are finding themselves the victims of extortion cons. BBB Scam Tracker has gotten reports about scam tutors who make money by threatening to report cheating students.
If you’re planning to retire in just a few years, you may be getting excited about this next phase of your life. However, your ability to enjoy retirement fully will depend, at least partially, on the resources you can draw from your investment portfolio. So, while you still have time to act…
Though 2020 was not a good year for businesses across the United States, in Marshall, businesses grew, thrived and many new establishments even opened.
When Texas State Technical College decided to open a campus in Marshall, the Marshall Economic Development Corporation knew it would be a winning partnership for both entities. It has been for more than 25 years.
Community is more than just a word to Pic N Pay owners Greg and Kimberly Sorensen, who have been operating the restaurant at 500 East Travis St. since 2003.
Use caution when hiring a home improvement contractor. Scams abound, especially following a major storm, flood, or other weather event when many homeowners are trying to repair their houses. But contractor scams can happen any time, so be wary of high-pressure sales tactics, up front fees, a…
Kay Oney has spent her entire life in Marshall; growing up here, meeting her husband here, and now raising her family here. So when she decided to open up her own boutique, she couldn’t think of a better place to house her store than her hometown.
During COVID-19, so many people adopted dogs that they emptied local shelters. If you are looking to rescue a furry friend, watch out for scams. Puppy scams are targeting people who want to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue, by impersonating real animal shelters or posing as individuals w…
In the latest Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) report issued by the Federal Trade Commission, Texas ranks No. 12 in the nation for the most reported cases of identity theft per 100,000 residents. Nearly 135,000 Identity theft cases were documented with those aged 30-39 being the most heavily targeted group. More than $203 million in total fraud losses were reported. The most common type of identity theft reported was Government documents or benefits fraud. This aligns with BBB reports for 2020 where government/benefits fraud reports increased by nearly 3,000% over 2019 numbers.
When Black’s Family Center opened their Marshall branch in January 2020, there was one thing the new funeral home did not expect, and that was that it would be too busy to host a grand opening.
You can demonstrate this resilience by answering these questions: What is your specific goal? What obstacle do you face in achieving this goal? How can you overcome this obstacle?
JEFFERSON — Shoppers can visit historic downtown Jefferson on St. Patrick’s Day to luck out on some good deals and shopping fun during the annual “Shamrocks and Shenanigans,” shopping event.
Central Perks in downtown Marshall is now offering a lounge night three nights a week, where community members can come and enjoy a glass of wine or beer along with an array of appetizers.
For parents of high school students, SAT scores are a huge deal. With college admissions and scholarships on the line, paying for tutors and test prep materials may be the worth the price. But watch out for con artists eager to take advantage of this. Scammers – with access to kids’ names an…
On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Of course, women still tend to encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of financial security. Let’s consider a few of them.
HALLSVILLE — The dogs, cats and other pets cared for by Dr. Robert Gribble and his staff at the Hallsville Veterinary Hospital will soon be moving to a brand new home.
To help community members commit to a meatless meal every week, Golden Chick is now offering a brand new Alaska cod sandwich for the lent season.
How the scam works: You receive an email that looks like it’s from the U.S. Department of State. It looks official, and even includes the U.S. seal. The message declares that you’ve won the “green card lottery,” a U.S. government program, officially known as the Diversity Visa Program, which…
If you’re in a blended family, you’re already aware of the emotional and financial issues involved in your daily life. But what about the future? When it’s time to do your estate planning – and it’s never too soon for that – you’ll need to be aware of the entanglements and complexities that …
After snow storms stuck the East Texas area beginning Sunday this week, many local businesses opted to close their doors rather than risk the elements to open up.
As Texas and other parts of the country have been hit with snow and bitterly cold weather, millions have lost power, heat and/or water. Many donors are seeking ways to help those in need. As always, we encourage donors to visit Give.org to verify if the charity they choose to support meets t…
HARLETON — While many Texans are homebound this week due to a couple of record setting winter storms, those missing a chance to shop can still fill their carts from home, thanks to a new online boutique launched recently by a Harleton couple.
If you earn a lot of money, you may also pay a lot in taxes – a fact that’s particularly relevant now, as we are well into tax-filing season. At this point, there’s not a lot you can do to affect the outcome for the 2020 tax year, but if you want to change your tax outlook for the years ahea…
Leaders from Texas State Technical College and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) recently gathered in Marshall to celebrate a financial pledge made through The TSTC Foundation to TSTC’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program.
Stella Alexander has owned and operated East Texas Office Supplies, located at 404 North Washington Ave. since 1996, but she certainly hasn’t done it alone.
Thieves typically get the personal information they need for fake unemployment claims by purchasing it online. One con artist told USA Today that he compiles lists of real people. Then, he pays $2 in cryptocurrency to match each name with a Social Security number and date of birth. This is o…
If you own a business, you probably went through some dark days in 2020, given the coronavirus pandemic and its effects. And although better times may be on the horizon, things are still pretty challenging for business owners – which is why you may be interested in the recently passed legisl…
Sisters Art and Vintage, located at 1902 E. Travis St. in Marshall, is planning a huge business shift this year, with the store working to liquidate all of its vintage items to make space for a new art studio and meeting place in the store.
You got your COVID-19 inoculation, and you are excited to share the good news and encourage others to do the same. You take a selfie holding your vaccination card and post it to Facebook, Instagram, or another social media platform.
Now that the $900 billion stimulus package has been signed into law, individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19 will receive some additional relief. How might you be helped?
In light of COVID-19, many entertainment venues have canceled or postponed performances and sporting events. The 2021 Super Bowl is happening, however, in Tampa, Florida on Feb. 7. The National Football League (NFL) has announced that about 22,000 fans can attend, with 7,500 of those being f…
If you’re close to retirement, you’ll have several financial issues to consider. But you’ll want to pay attention to one of the most important of these issues: health care costs. How can you prepare yourself for these expenses?
After being temporarily closed due to an ongoing investigation into foodborne illness claims, Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 2200 Victory Drive, is reopen for business. The restaurant was officially closed Jan. 15 for approximately five days.
JEFFERSON — Despite the Krewe of Hebe’s 32nd annual Mardi Gras Upriver 2021 event being canceled and postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several Jefferson businesses are doing their best to make sure the good times still roll this Mardi Gras holiday.
JEFFERSON — A Jefferson business owner has now added the title of author to her resume as she fulfills one of her lifelong dreams with the release this week of her published book, “She Rises for Tomorrow.”
During a month long holiday event at Shreveport Aquarium, businesses and organizations were asked to show their Christmas spirit by sponsoring and decorating a tree for the aquarium’s first annual Christmas tree decorating contest.
PHOENIX – While millions of people may know their credit card limits, they may never have stopped to ask some critical questions about how those spending limits can affect their financial lives.
When you begin investing, you’ll generally assess your comfort with risk, as your investment choices will be guided at least partially by your risk tolerance. But once you actually experience the ups and downs of the market, this tolerance could be tested.