Both Harrison and Marion county officials on Tuesday reported a significant number of recoveries in their county's daily coronavirus reporting, though Marion county also reported one new fatality.
Much of David W. Nagy’s obituary, which ran in his local paper in Jefferson, on July 30, recounted his painful death from the novel coronavirus at age 79 and named his surviving family members. But midway down, the tone shifted to offer a pointed message for President Trump and Texas Gov. Gr…
The first U.S. patent trial since the COVID-19 pandemic hit this spring kicked off in a Marshall federal courtroom on Monday with tech giant Apple defending its technology against Optis Wireless Technology which is claiming patent infringement over 4G LTE technology used in iPhones.
Harrison and Marion county officials on Monday reported a daily decline recently in the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases, just as school is set to start at most East Texas districts in the coming weeks.
JEFFERSON — Several East Texas school districts are set to approve the purchase of new technology devices through a matching grant from the Texas Education Agency in order to accommodate students choosing to become remote learners for the start of the 2020-21 school year later this month.
The Harrison County Historical Commission presented an Award of Merit to Pat Furrh for his diligent work while serving on the Board of Directors of the Texas & Pacific Depot.
AUSTIN — The annual Texas sales tax holiday that allows shoppers to save money on clothes and back-to-school supplies will be Aug. 7-9, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced.
The Noon Optimist Club of Marshall met online Wedessdatm July 29 with President Le Ila Dixon sharing the response of George Ahearn to the COVID-19 breakdown in supply chains and customers.
The Marshall Lions Club met at noon on Tuesday, July 28 at the meeting room of Jose Tequila’s Grill located at 1205 East End Blvd. South. Members ordered from the menu.
The Greater Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is working to celebrate local businesses next week during their annual Business and Industry Week celebration.
The following pets are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Harrison County’s The Pet Place, located at 1901 Jefferson Avenue. For information on adoption or surrendering a pet, call (903) 938-7297.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Panola County and the Panola County Beef and Forage Committee will be hosting the 2020 Mid-Sabine Cattleman’s Conference Friday Aug. 28.
Harrison and Marion Counties on Saturday both reported a jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to reporting from county judges from each county.
Over the past few weeks, at least 187 Texans received unsolicited packages of mystery seeds in the mail that appeared to have come from China. Meanwhile, all 50 states have issued warnings about similar bundles of unknown seeds being sent to residents from overseas, causing concern among government officials and agricultural leaders.
At any given time, the Texas Department of Transportation has as many as 3,000 active work zones on the 80,000 miles of roadway it maintains across the state. I-35 is a major transportation artery and one of the largest active work zones in Texas. In 2019, a total of 20,488 traffic crashes occurred along the I-35 corridor, resulting in 141 deaths and 523 serious injuries. As the summer travel season continues, TxDOT encourages all motorists to make sure they take precautions when driving on I-35, especially through construction and maintenance areas.
In anticipation of the partnership between Panola College and the University of Texas in Tyler (UT Tyler), the Charles C. Matthews Foundation has established the Charles C. Matthews Foundation Teaching Scholarship.
After his recent diagnosis of COVID-19, Republican U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler has announced he’s taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as treatment.
Community members have gone out and enjoyed the first taste of summer in Marshall this week during the annual Greater Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce carnival by Triple T Amusements.
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. has started shutting off service for business customers in Texas and Louisiana for nonpayment — and plans to do so for residential customers in Texas starting Sept. 1.
About 20 to 25 percent of East Texas students from area school districts have said in online surveys this summer they plan to attend school remotely through online learning rather than with in person classes this month, but one area district superintendent is warning both parents and student…
It’s been more than a month since Harleton woman Jamie Harper went missing. Investigators with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office are diligently working to find her.
In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of an outbreak after students have already returned to campus — but cannot shut them down weeks before schools open.
JEFFERSON — Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell on Friday offered another update on the district’s ongoing plans and guidelines for the start of the 2020-21 school year, most specifically relating to the district’s sporting events.
State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, was one of a number of Texas politicians who welcomed President Donald Trump at his recent visit to a Midland oil rig.
Texas students will still have to take the STAAR test next year, but fifth and eighth grade students will be able to move on to the next grade even if they fail, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday.
In the fall of 2012, Panola College and its Health Information Technology department launched a new program: Medical Lab Technician (MLT). Eight years later, this program is still going strong.
WASKOM — The Waskom Public Library wrapped up its summer reading program on Thursday with Library Director Terry Slone reading two books to the participants from the Texas Library Association’s “2 x 2” Reading List.
Marshall ISD trustees discussed a proposed 2020-21 budget during a Thursday meeting that would see the rest of the district’s staff get pay raises now that teachers have secured another 4 percent pay increase earlier this year.
Texas residents are now among those across the nation receiving mysterious seeds delivered by mail in tiny bags marked as jewelry. U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are on alert because these seeds are unsolicited.
HALLSVILLE — Hallsville veteran Sidney “Sid” Stafford stepped out his door Thursday afternoon as honks and shouts filled his street from well wishers honoring his 101st birthday with a drive by birthday parade.
The patent infringement trial of Optis Wireless Technology v. Apple, over 4G LTE technology, is slated to kick off next Monday in Marshall’s federal court with U.S. District Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap presiding.
When the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus occurred this year local car dealerships, like all other local businesses, expected a downturn in sales.
Marshall ISD students returning to some Maverick campuses and facilities next month for the start of school will see some major updates and new additions.
While many locally owned businesses come and go, Rainbow Floral, at 314 E. Travis St. in Marshall, has been open and operating in town since 1904.
JEFFERSON — Because visitations in Texas prisons have been suspended since Gov. Greg Abbott’s coronavirus disaster declaration, Marion County Commissioners Court, this week, gave Interim Sheriff David Capps the green light to install kiosks in inmates’ cells for video chatting.
JEFFERSON — Jefferson ISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell said districts on Tuesday received updated guidelines and information from the Texas Education Agency about the start of the 2020-21 school year.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) tested positive for COVID-19, on Wednesday, during a pre-screening procedure at the White House.
McALLEN — Juan Lopez is in the ambulance bay of a McAllen hospital, zipping a gauzy blue jumpsuit over a Polo button-down and work slacks. Two well-worn stretchers are in the back of his Cadillac Escalade, a pack of Marlboros near the gear shift.
The Greater Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual carnival owned by Triple T Amusements starting today at 6 p.m. and running through August 2, at 10 p.m.