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Jefferson ISD adopts tax hike, balanced budget

Jefferson ISD board of trustees recently adopted a balanced budget and set a slightly increased tax rate for the 2017-18 school year. Jefferson ISD Business Manager Mike Wood said on Friday that the district adopted about an $11.7 million balanced budget for this school year, after having to use mo

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Wiley College freshmen take pledge during convocation

Wiley College freshmen on Thursday took the school pledge during the college's annual convocation ceremony celebrating 145 years of the Marshall university. Wiley College President Haywood Strickland said this school year is a "historic" year for the college. Walter Sutton Jr., Wiley College chairma

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 23:30:00

Three arrests made in Panola County deaths

Two more Louisiana men have been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in July in Panola County. Marlon Kelly, 21, of Bossier City was held Tuesday by authorities in Louisiana. Cartrell Williamson, 21, of Bossier City surrendered Tuesday morning to Panola County authorities.

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Killeen apartment fire believed to be intentionally set

(Source: Raycom Media) Eight units in a Killeen apartment complex in the 200 block of N. 24 Street were damaged by a fire on Tuesday morning. An investigator with the Killeen Fire Marshall's office said he believes the fire was intentionally set. Killeen Fire Department said two units were affected

KSLA - 2017-09-19 13:22:51

Marion County neighborhood under boil water notice

Mims Water Supply Corp. issued on Tuesday a "boil water" notice for the Pleasure Point Subdivision off of State Hwy 155 in the western end of Marion County. "The directive is to bring water to a complete boil for approximately three minutes, for any water to be used for human consumption; ie drinkin

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 22:06:00

Marshall Chamber of Commerce honors local first responders

About 450 residents turned out Tuesday as the Greater Marshall Chamber of Commerce honored the service and sacrifice of Marshall and Harrison County's first responders at the 2017 Law Enforcement and Firefighters Appreciation Dinner. "We believe our first responders, whether they're paid or volunt

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Hallsville adopts reduced tax rate

HALLSVILLE - The Hallsville City Council on Tuesday adopted a slightly reduced property tax rate for the 2017-18 fiscal year and about a $1.2 million general fund budget. The five city aldermen also voted unanimously on Tuesday to post the city's new city manager/administrator position as soon as th

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-20 05:19:00

Police Reports: DPS investigates fatal wreck in Marion County

Highway patrol officers are investigating a fatal wreck that occurred in Marion County last week. According to information provided by DPS Sgt. Jean Dark, troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on State Highway 43 in Marion County, 17 miles east of the city of Jefferson, around 10:32 p.m. l

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Coffee shop uses Kickstarter to establish place

MARSHALL - During the summer, Joe Pine Coffee Co. was just an idea percolating in the minds of two Marshall couples: Jeff and Jill Davis and David and Stacey Splawn. Now the downtown coffee shop is a reality, with its co-owners crediting an active social media presence and successful crowd-funding c

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:16:00

Ex-chief deputy treasurer files for county treasurer

Sherry Rushing, former chief deputy treasurer for Harrison County, has filed to run for the office of county treasurer in the November 2018 election. "I would like to bring honor and integrity back to the treasurer's office," Rushing said of her reason for running for office. She filed on the Republ

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-18 20:28:00

Police: Man stabs another man who tried to help him

Shreveport police are looking for a man who they say stabbed another man who was trying to help him in the 1800 block of Marshall Street Monday morning. (Source: Cody Jennings/ KSLA News 12) SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The hunt is on for a man police say stabbed a man who was trying to help him Monday

KSLA - 2017-09-18 10:05:28

'Dreamers' rally in downtown Marshall for permanent solution

"Keep the Dream Alive. Defend DACA. We have Dreams, too," young undocumented immigrants protected by the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and their supporters chanted Sunday as they marched around the Harrison County Courthouse, calling on Congress to pass a DREAM Act bill that w

MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Death toll in Mexico's earthquake rises

(CNN) - A sea of rescuers in hard hats and masks continue to descend upon the streets of Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," said President En

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:41:38

CHIEF JUSTICE of TX STATE SUPREME COURT ...speech at Diana TX very enlightening

On Saturday, September 16th (due to reading the Gilmer Mirror website), I knew I wanted to hear the free speech by The Honorable Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the entire TEXAS STATE SUPREME COURT...and the longest serving Justice on the bench in the history of Texas. He spoke at the regular "David

GILMER MIRROR - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

State Park opens "Little Free Library"

DAINGERFIELD - Daingerfield State Park is already known as a destination for those looking for a place to camp, fish, or enjoy the great outdoors. Thanks to the Little Pine Friends of the State Park group, visitors can now enjoy a book while enjoying the great outdoors. Thanks to the Little Pine fri

STEELCOUNTRYBEE.COM - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Plea agreement reached in string of East Texas bank robberies

A Kilgore man charged with robbing banks in Longview, Kilgore and Liberty City has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced in a notice filed Monday. Hector Camargo, 48, is under federal indictment for three counts of bank robbery charges and

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 18:48:00

Indian Express XC Meet: Maidens take the title; boys come in second

Jacksonville High School placed four of its runners in the top 10 and the Fightin' Maidens easily won the varsity girls division of the Indian Express Cross Country Meet, which took place Friday in Jacksonville. The Tribe harriers came in third place in the varsity boys segment. Jacksonville's girls


La. plumbing contractor agrees to 5 years probation for Sabine County theft charge

A 51-year-old Mooringsport, Louisiana man who took partial payments from clients and then never showed up to do the promised plumbing work agreed to a plea bargain deal of five years of probation back in August. Kenneth David Smith appeared in a Sabine County district court for a plea hearing on Aug

KSLA - 2017-09-18 17:40:15

A Museum Like None Anywhere, Honors Rep. Jason Villalba and Others for their Contributions to Texas Literacy

TEXAS - The Texas Authors Institute of History is a museum dedicated to preserving works of the authors of Texas, related publishers, non-profits and others who support writing and reading in the State of Texas. While they do not yet have a physical location, their website currently spotlights over

GILMER MIRROR - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

New TxDOT area engineer is skilled in many areas

Atlanta's Paul Wong may be just the right person for his new assignment-area engineer in Texarkana for District 9 of the Texas Department of Transportation. Neither he nor the job is showy but both are in the public eye. Everyone knows and comments on the highway department, and Wong is continually

TEXARKANA GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 02:42:49