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March 25, 2017 at 4 a.m.


Thumbs up: Some Waskom ISD teachers got a big boost for their classrooms on this week thanks to the Waskom ISD Education Foundation. The foundation awarded more than $11,500 to teachers at each of the district's three campuses. These grants go a long way in the classroom and are a huge asset to the district.

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Thumbs down: The Marshall Police Department warned this week of the latest scam preying on residents, this time involving gas pump skimmers. Criminals have upped their game again, this time installing the credit card stealing devices inside gas pumps. Kudos to MPD for being proactive in warning residents but shame on these lazy, sneaky scam artists.

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Thumbs up: Officials are hoping to usher a return to Marshall's historic past by relocating the Harrison County Farmers Market to the square beside the Harrison County Courthouse. A number of new activities are being added to the market, marking its 50th year this spring, and we hope they bring new life to this fabulous, fresh and local market.

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Thumbs down to state Sen. Bryan Hughes for voting for the school choice bill. This is not good for Texas nor education in general. Hughes needs to consider the students of East Texas in his votes and not listen to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

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Thumbs up: Waskom residents turned out last weekend to put some sweat equity into their community during the annual community clean-up day. This was a good opportunity to concentrate on making their own neighborhood a little brighter and we were glad to see so many participate.

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Thumbs up: A spring cleaning is underway for the Starr Family Home State Historic Site as the Victorian home received an extensive wash to its exterior this week. LoneStar Roof Revivers took steps to make sure the historic structure was not damaged during the cleaning.

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Thumbs up: The Harrison County Master Gardeners' annual plant sale is shaping up to be the best one yet. The group, which puts a lot into the community, is gearing up for its annual fundraiser, an event that draws resident green-thumbs and novices alike. The sale, set for April 1 at Tractor Supply, isn't one to be missed.

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Thumbs up: Construction on the historical Ginocchio Hotel is clicking right along, with an expected construction completion of this summer. Local attorney Alan Loudermilk has invested heavily in this iconic Marshall gem and we look forward to seeing it open to the public once again.

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