Special to the News Messenger
With 2022 coming to a close, family and friends may be eager to celebrate the new year with fireworks. Many pets, however, may not welcome the loud noises or bright lights that accompany the celebratory event.
Dr. Murl Bailey, a senior professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, provides some common dangers for pet owners to be aware of throughout the holiday season.
Some dogs enjoy the spoils of begging for food; they might even swipe something off of a plate or the table when they think no one is watching. Yet these scraps aren’t always healthy for dogs and can create health issues over time.
If you walk around the City of Marshall to admire the holiday window paintings and cut out displays at the Wonderland of Lights Festival, it’s likely that local artist Dennis Barigian had something to do with it.
The beginning of autumn brings pumpkins, falling leaves and baby snake season as snakes are born and hatched in late summer to early fall. The cooling weather also makes snakes more active, putting our curiously natured dogs and cats at higher risk of venomous bites.
The Friends of Marshall Animals will be hosting a number of fundraisers throughout the week, leading to their annual fundraising event with Jordan’s Way, a national non-profit that hosts a country-wide tour of shelters each year.
Fall and winter holiday celebrations often include festive eats and treats — Halloween and candy are synonymous, as are Thanksgiving and turkey. As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember that increased candy and other holiday foods in the home may be cause for paw-se for p…
Every dog owner knows the difficulty of keeping their curious canines from eating just about anything they can find, and, with fall in full swing, scattered acorns are likely to catch plenty of pets’ attention. So, does eating acorns pose a risk to a dog’s health?
A diagnosis of chronic pain may sound scary to anyone. Fortunately, many treatment options are available to ease and improve the symptoms of chronic pain in pets.
Pets can develop chronic pain for a variety of reasons, but because they cannot verbally tell us when they’re hurting, overcoming the communication barrier can quickly become challenging for pet owners who want to alleviate any and all pain in their four-legged friends.
LONGVIEW — It’s time again to slide on those boots and cowboy hats for the annual pasture party with a cause. The fourth annual Hannah House Maternity Home benefit concert will feature Texas country music legend Pat Green as he celebrates his first album release in seven years.
One of the scariest things a pet owner can witness is their beloved companion having a seizure, especially if it is the first time. Knowing what to do in this situation can not only help an owner stay calm and collected but can also help protect a seizing animal from injury.
While dogs are more likely to develop hypothyroidism, caused by an underproduction of thyroid hormones, cats are more likely to develop hyperthyroidism, caused by an overproduction of thyroid hormones.
The thyroids are small but important glands located in the neck that produce hormones affecting all aspects of metabolism and many other vital body functions. Dogs or cats experiencing problems with the thyroid can have a variety of physical symptoms and behavioral changes.
Witnessing the birth of an animal can be a beautiful experience, but it can also be stressful or even scary if things do not go as planned. While most animals can give birth with little to no human interference, it’s still important to be prepared and watch for signs that help is needed.
Carrie Beckham, owner and operator of the local Candy and Cakes by Carrie, is once again expanding her horizons, working with television network Eat This TV to create her own new baking television show to run both on YouTube and TV through the network.
Martha Josey, owner and operator of the local Josey Ranch rodeo and barrel racing school, was recognized twice this month by both local and national organizations for her life time of work in the western industry.
The years of work each person goes through to become an Eagle Scout, the final ranking of the Boys Scouts of America, cannot be understated. The honor requires dedication to the Boys Scouts, hard work to complete a wide range of merit badges and a large final project for each student to qual…
For the first time ever, the Marshall Police Department has welcomed a female officer, Detective Jamie Bowden, to the department’s special response team earlier this year.
It was 24 years ago when Susan Spears got a call from the Michelson Museum board of directors telling her she would be taking over as museum director.
A champion for the community is what the Jack Dillard Sr. family has been, which is why the Harrison County Extension Agency honored the Dillard family as the agency’s “Volunteer of the Year.”
It was a cool dark March night in 1930. Colorful lights were strung across businesses, and bright spotlights illuminated the façades of the newly built Paramount Theatre and Hotel Marshall. This was done in celebration of the progress of a rising modern city’s “Million Dollar Program of Prog…
The Marshall community welcomes back Dr. Michelle Ray, who is returning to her hometown to start in her new position at the Christus Trinity Clinic on Monday.
When Brenda Ford first got a letter of invitation to join the local Marshall Music Club, a branch of the National Federation of Music Clubs, in 1999, she never dreamt that in 2020 she would work as the State President of the organization to bring them through a totally unforeseen global pandemic.
The Marshall Place Gallery now has a new show on display, featuring local artists Claudia Lowery and Charlotte McCarty, which will hang now through mid-November.
The Marshall-Harrison County Literacy Council not only serves the community at large through free reading promotion programs, but also has specific services and programs to assist the Hispanic community in everything from earning their U.S. citizenship, to learning English as a second language.
ELYSIAN FIELDS — Elysian Fields ISD and Crossroads Baptist Church have entered into a partnership to provide new and slightly-used clothing items to students enrolled at the district this year.
When Felton Hopkins started his first business in June 1953, all he had was $2,000 in borrowed money and a plan. Earlier this month, Hopkins retired at 95-years-old, celebrating a long life of business success in the Marshall community.
When Dinora Harris and Audrey Lozano first met at the Michelson Museum of Art in 2017, they knew immediately that they were going to be good friends.
This week the Marshall community has come together to grieve the loss of longtime resident, community activist, friend and father Tim Huff.
Available for adoption from the Humane Society of Harrison County’s The Pet Place, located at 1901 Jefferson Avenue, are the following great pets. For information on adopting or surrendering a pet call us at 903 938-7297. Open 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
As we leave summer and enter the fall season, beginner and expert gardeners alike are planning their fall vegetable gardens. Whether you are growing vegetables in a pot in your apartment or refreshing your backyard garden, it is important to know that a fall vegetable garden needs to be mana…
Available for adoption from the Humane Society of Harrison County’s The Pet Place, located at 1901 Jefferson Avenue, are the following great pets. Call 903 938-7297 for information on adopting a pet or surrendering a pet.