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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…

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Arrests made by the Marshall Police Department

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.

The city of Marshall is recently announced the reopening of the outdoor Marshall City Arena at 3310 Poplar St. starting Aug. 14 to events.

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.

Arrests made by the Marshall Police Department

Arrests made by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department

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.