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By MEDCO - Special to Marshall News Messenger | Apr 23, 2018

In Harrison County, over $259 million was paid to an employee base of 22,664 people in the 3rd Quarter of 2017 alone, according to the Texas Workforce Commission Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages.

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By Dr. M. Ray Perryman - The Perryman Group | Apr 20, 2018

The Texas economy has been growing at a relatively healthy pace and the Lone Star State is widely recognized as a good place to live and do business. Our most recent projections indicate that the state economy is set to continue its upward trend.

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Apr 19, 2018

Texas ranks No. 1 in the nation for economic climate and No. 2 on Forbes’ 2017 “Best States for Business” list, thanks to strong employment and gross product growth over the past 5 years.

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By Special to the News Messenger - Marshall News Messenger | Apr 19, 2018

This past weekend, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Great Debaters once again made history. The team finished seventh in the nation behind the University of Texas at

Austin, Western Kentucky University, Bradley University, George Mason University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha at the American Forensics Association

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By Dr. M. Ray Perryman - The Perryman Group | Apr 9, 2018

The Texas economy has been growing at a relatively healthy pace and the Lone Star State is widely recognized as a good place to live and do business. Our most recent projections indicate that the state economy is set to continue its upward trend.

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By Staff Reports - Marshall News Messenger | Apr 7, 2018

Bear Creek Smokehouse recently made a return trip to the Rachael Ray show, promoting their brand and the East Texas barbecue they have come known for.

“We got called back,” Vice President of Bear Creek Smokehouse Robbie Shoults said of his return trip to the set with his son and Plant Manager Hunter. “Last time we had to sell ourselves. They wanted us to do a segment on outdoor grilling and smoking. We felt that was very appropriate for us.

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By Bridget Ortigo - Marshall News Messenger | Apr 4, 2018

The climb was on Wednesday as students in Texas State Technical College in Marshall’s lineman program competed in front of representatives from area electrical co-op companies to showcase their skills in the first “Iron Lineman Challenge.”

Students from Marshall High School’s Career and Technology Education (CTE) program also attended the event to learn more about the college’s program.

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By Caleb Brabham - Marshall News Messenger | Mar 11, 2018

When it was first established in 1991, the Marshall Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) was developed to aid the city in a time of high need.

“Unemployment was at a high of 8.8 percent and climbing. There was the war in Kuwait and times were hard,” Executive Director of MEDCO Donna Maisel said. “The local economy in Marshall was tough and the community didn’t have a way to step out and try to promote the community on a national and international level.

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By Robin Y. Richardson - Marshall News Messenger | Mar 10, 2018

An influential leader, unforgettable friend and champion for his community is how those who knew and loved Thomas D. “Rusty” Howell, long-time MEDCO board chair and local and oil and gas mogul, remember him.

“Mr. Howell was a great ambassador for this area of Texas,” said Harrison County Judge Hugh Taylor. “It was always a pleasure to work with him on job creation projects and I will miss the friendship we had developed.”

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By Kim Cox - Marshall News Messenger | Feb 27, 2018

 

How it all began

Wiley College launched in 1873 in Marshall. Thirty-nine years later, the College of Marshall was founded, later called East Texas Baptist University. In the late 80s, Marshall leaders noticed something lacking in secondary education training for area students, and by 1991, Texas State Technical College had opened an extension campus in Marshall.

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