JEFFERSON — The claims made by former Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Harris about her arrest last month on a charge of theft from Walmart in Marshall differ from the statements made by the responding Marshall police officer, according to the probable cause for arre…

LONGVIEW — With summer in full bloom, a Longview nursery situated on the Harrison/Gregg county line is offering its customers a blend of unique and beautiful plants, along with locally grown, fresh produce and a shopping experience sure to make a repeat customer out of any shopper.

The campers at Dayspring Therapeutic Equestrian Center of Marshall on Wednesday were learning God and country, along with horsemanship during this week’s “Horsen Around” series of summer camps that will run each week throughout Aug. 7.

For 2020 Business and Industry Week the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce and the Marshall Economic Development Corporation (Marshall EDC) is recognizing excellence in the workplace and are seeking award nominations.

All Cypress Veterinary Hospital (ACVH) has served Marshall and the surrounding area for seven years, bringing expert care to the community. Dr. Michele Lee Tanner, Dr. Paige Coody, associated veterinarians, and the skilled ACVH team are able to advise pet owners on what to look for when sear…

Gateway Tire and Service Center has been in business since 1929 and is here to help drivers find the perfect tires for their vehicles while being dedicated to their customers, employees and communities.

As one of few certified, full service repair shops in East Texas, J&L Automotive, located at 1914 East Houston Street in Marshall, offers customers a wide variety of automotive services.

For the Farmers Insurance-Nathan McDaniel agency, honesty, integrity and customer service along with education are at the forefront of the business. With McDaniel, getting customers the best policy for their needs is paramount but so is honesty.

If you’ve drawn up a will, deciding who’ll get the house, the money and great grandma’s pearl brooch — you’re better prepared to meet your maker than 50 percent of your fellow Americans.

Trouble hearing? When people have poor hearing ability, they also tend to develop poor listening habits. Paying attention to difficult sounds is frustrating for them, so they will tend to shut themselves out from conversations; ultimately giving up. Although, the correct use of hearing aids …

It’s no surprise that the pandemic has affected the economy as unemployment rates continue to soar and economic output has plunged these past few months.

Throughout much of your working life, you contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts to help ensure a comfortable retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to shift your focus somewhat from building these investments to using them – in other words, you’ll have to…

JEFFERSON — The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s new Executive Director Tina Harris said Tuesday she is hiring an attorney to fight a shoplifting charge by Marshall Police Department in which she said she forgot to scan drinks in the bottom of her shopping cart while checking out at Walma…

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking to expand public access to fishing and paddling on Texas rivers through leased access agreements with streamside landowners. Private streamside properties are essential to achieving this goal, and TPWD is requesting applications fro…

Those small businesses looking to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan have until June 30 to do so.

Gradually, signs are flipping over from closed to open, with precautions for both customers and merchants. Some consumers are ready to step back into the retail world to see, touch, and buy products and services, while others are more cautious. While merchants are more than ready to receive …

By now, you’ve seen the grim news about the job picture. In April, we hit an unemployment rate of 14.7% — the worst rate since the Great Depression. And the U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs — the largest monthly decline ever.

There’s certainly been plenty of volatility and uncertainty the past few months, but one aspect of your financial picture has probably remained stable: your need for insurance.

Scorching East Texas temperatures will be here before you know it, and the best way to deal with air conditioning issues is to prevent them from occurring. With proper maintenance and preventive care for your A/C unit, you may be able to avoid a broken system this summer. BBB recommends plan…

The Chick-fil-A on East Texas Baptist University’s campus will reopen to the public on Wednesday, June 3 after remaining closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular food chain, located inside the Ornelas Student Center on ETBU’s campus, will be open to the public and campus community un…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Moving is more than relocating your belongings to a new home. Whether moving across town or across the country, it requires time, patience, money, and trust. Movers are one of the top categories of companies searched on the Better Business Bureau website, BBB.org, which has BBB Business Prof…

As an investor, you’ll always need to deal with risk of some kind. But how can you manage the risk that’s been made clear by the recent volatility in the financial markets? The answer to this question may depend on where you are in life.

The social distancing and stay-at-home orders necessitated by the coronavirus have led many of us to feel isolated. Still, we’ve fought back through social media, “virtual” gatherings and walks in the neighborhood, where we could greet friends and neighbors (from 6 feet away). But when you’r…

HOUSTON — LyondellBasell joined forces with Texas county judges to help keep first responders and county residents safe. The company recently made and donated approximately 240 gallons of hand sanitizer to Matagorda and Harrison Counties, after learning several counties were facing severe sh…

Like most people, you probably want to leave something behind for your loved ones and possibly to some charitable organizations. In other words, you want to create a legacy. But how?

LONGVIEW — United Country – H5 Auction & Realty has been recognized by United Country Real Estate for their excellence in the production of marketing materials for their client’s properties. Awarded by United Country Real Estate and presented in sponsorship with Shearer Printing & Of…

Fidelity Communications recently announced that it will extend its commitment to the Federal Communications Commission’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge in an effort to provide continued connectivity for customers and communities and to ease the financial burden of those impacted by the coro…

You need to primarily rely on yourself to protect your health during the coronavirus. But from a financial standpoint, you may have gotten some relief – or at least some flexibility from the recently passed $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Now that most of the country is working from home and employees are physically separated, businesses are more exposed than ever. BBB reminds businesses to be on the lookout for scams and ensure employees are trained to handle some of the challenges they will face while working from home.

As consumers and businesses adapt to extended stay-at-home orders, scammers likewise adjust their tactics to take advantage. And as April is National Secure Your Identity month, Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas (BBB) warns consumers about an increasing number of Covid-19 rel…

The health aspect of the coronavirus affects everyone – we’re all concerned about our well-being and those of our loved ones and communities. However, the economic impact may vary among different age groups – and if you’re retired or about to retire, you might have some special concerns abou…