JEFFERSON — The Marion County Commissioners Court will convene in a special meeting, Wednesday, to conduct a public hearing on the possible reduction of countywide polling places.
The Marshall Elks Lodge and other local organizations teamed up recently to supply hundreds of East Texas area students with free school supplies before the start of school begins next month.
One residential property and one commercial property were selected this month by the Keep Marshall Beautiful board as winners of this month’s Beautification Awards.
The Wiley College board of trustees recently voted unanimously to renew the contract of university President Herman Felton Jr. for another five years, according to university officials on Monday.
It was one year ago when founder of Nu-Town Revitalization Group, or NRG, Tasha Williams faced one of the worst days of her life. On July 4, 2020 an organization she was a part of was protesting in downtown Marshall when she was threatened and verbally assaulted so severely that the police h…
East Texas Baptist University recently promoted four faculty members, including Dr. Allen Appiah-Boateng (Associate Professor of Counseling Education), Dr. Laci McRee (Associate Professor of Kinesiology), Dr. Jenny Hoover (Associate Professor of History), and Dr. Colleen Halupa (Professor of…
Marshall ISD will welcome back teachers and staff next week to begin preparing for the 2021-2022 school year. When those teachers and staff return to campus at Marshall Early Childhood Center and all four K-5 elementary school campuses, as well as students the following week, they will be gr…
WASKOM — The Waskom Public Library wrapped up its annual summer reading program last week with a day of fun for participants, Library Director Terry Slone said.
A ‘Back 2 School Giveaway” is set for August 7 at West End Park, hosted by East Texas Open Arms Foundation, Kings & Queens Community Center, the Heavy Hitterz motorcycle club and Marshall Longhorns. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the park located at 1401 W. Houston St. Free…
JEFFERSON — Marion County employees can look forward to a possible raise for 2022, the commissioners court decided as budget workshops continued Tuesday in preparation for the new fiscal year.
Marshall native Charles “Chuck” Elia celebrates his 100th birthday today. Born July 27, 1921, Elia graduated from Marshall High School in 1939 and attended the North Texas Agriculture College (now the University of Texas at Arlington).
While Harrison County Judge Chad Sims said Harrison county has good news regarding no new fatalities from COVID-19 over the past three weeks, case numbers are rising.
The Marshall Symphony League supports local educational and cultural projects, as well as the Marshall Symphony Orchestra, with money raised through annual projects. These projects include the annual Symphony League Ball, which to be safe due to COVID-19 was delayed until July.
Marshall attorney, Amanda Abraham with Roth & Abraham Law Firm, P.C., has been selected to serve as a 2021-22 Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Chair for District 1. Nominating Chairs for each of the 17 State Bar of Texas districts identify elite nominees to join the Foundation as Fellows.…
Those wanting to renew or purchase season tickets for Memorial City Hall only have one more week with the July 30 deadline quickly approaching.
Since March, the Harrison County Fire Marshal along with the city of Marshall health inspector have been tag-teaming, educating eateries, making sure that establishments throughout the county are in compliance with fire and health safety codes.
Marshall Symphony Orchestra — in partnership with Marshall Symphony League and Marshall Main Street Marshall — provided a fun-filled time for the whole family, Saturday, as the entities presented the first annual “Symphony in the City,” to highlight local art programs for children.
Backpacks, gift cards and pencils for every single student in Marshall ISD are on tap during the annual Back-to-School Bash set for July 31.
The American Red Cross North Texas Region is reminding East Texans that next week may bring the highest temperatures we’ve seen this summer. A little preparation can go a long way in helping to keep you, your family and your fur babies safe during intense heat.
JEFFERSON — Pct. 1 Marion County Commissioner JR Ashley has postponed the town hall meeting originally set for Tuesday, July 27, at Mims Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the proposed creation of a County Assistance District for the county.
Harrison County Clerk Liz Whipkey James and District Clerk Sherry Griffis were honored to present a $500 scholarship on Friday to Kenneth Lallier Clark IV, a 2021 Harleton High School graduate.
JEFFERSON — Jefferson area eateries and chefs wanting to share their delicious culinary creations with the public have a chance now to sign up for the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Jefferson event.
A Marshall woman is collecting donated school uniforms and new underclothing for Marshall ISD elementary school students for the start of the 2021-22 school year and Joe Pine Coffee Company has volunteered for the drop off site.
East Texas area students are set to return to classrooms next month for the start of the 2021-22 school year and the first day of school will look a little different than last year’s first day of school.
Parishioners, friends and families gathered Tuesday morning at the First Christian Church of Tyler entrance to celebrate the raising of a new bell tower that features a 30-foot-tall cross.
A suicidal man, who had barricaded himself in his home with his family, ended safely Thursday through negotiators with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.
JEFFERSON — Can’t wait until Halloween for your Friday the 13th spooks and haunts? The Historic Jefferson Railway is hosting a special Friday the 13th spooky train in August to tide fright seekers over until the fall.
Because hand hygiene is a crucial part of the country’s response to the global emergence of COVID-19, Ducks Unlimited is making sure first responders in Marshall and Harrison County are well equipped by donating approximately 38,000 bottles of sanitizer to be distributed amongst local agencies.
WASKOM — The Waskom Police Department is seeking information on two male suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Monday at the Grab & Go Food Mart-Exxon.
The land for the Piney Park project has been given its next step of approval after a public hearing on zoning at Thursday night’s Marshall City Council meeting.
The Marshall Economic Development Corporation (Marshall EDC) has been given the green light to start the next development phase of their very own Marshall Business Park.
JEFFERSON — Enoch’s Wine and Coffee Shop in Jefferson is set to debut a new pizza menu at a special Karaoke and Pizza event today.
Marshall animals looking for their new “furever” homes got a big help on Wednesday from Kris Rotonda, creator of Jordan’s Way organization, as he makes his trek across 50 of the nation’s states, raising funds for animal shelters.
Marshall City Council will host a public hearing regarding zoning changes on property near Piney Park and hear about a potential project in the Marshall Business Park during Thursday’s city council meeting.
JEFFERSON — Jefferson’s Opera House Theatre Players nonprofit organization has released its full event schedule for its Pioneer Days weekend coming up on Labor Day weekend.
Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved recommendations for hiring several new campus administrators for the upcoming school year during Monday’s regular board meeting.
Realism versus abstract and full view versus profile are just some of the terms students in this week’s summer kids art class are learning.
A Harrison County jury, on Tuesday, sentenced a Marshall man, 36-year-old Earnest Lee Miles Jr., to 70 years for the Feb. 19, 2020 murder of his sister’s fiancé.
Christus Good Shepherd Health System on Tuesday broke ground on a $35 million project that will see an expansion of the NorthPark campus in Longview as well as the creation of the city's first integrated orthopedics and sports medicine institute.
HALLSVILLE — Hallsville ISD trustees on Monday unanimously voted to name new head coaches for two head coaching positions at the high school.
JEFFERSON — The city of Jefferson’s Tourism Department and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce have rescheduled their first joint event which got rained out in June.