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By Jessica Harker - Marshall News Messenger | Sep 13, 2019

The Marshall City Chamber of Commerce hosted a meet and greet event for it’s newly hired Executive Director Stacia Runnels on Thursday at the chamber’s new location at 110 South Bolivar St., Suite 110.

“We really want to continue to grow and reach out to those who might not know about us, and reinforce what we have put into place in the last few years,” Runnels said.

Runnels took over the position from former director Stormy Nickerson, who had the position for three years before... Read More

By ETBU Communications - Marshall News Messenger | Sep 13, 2019

East Texas Baptist University celebrates the second-highest enrollment in ETBU’s 106-year history with 1,593 total students.

The Fall 2019 enrollment exhibits 84% undergraduate retention — the highest of record and 4% above the 5-year average.

This high retention rate is a reflection of expanded student life and spiritual development activities, academic support and opportunities, alumni interactions, donor support, facility improvements, and athletic participation.

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By Special to the News Messenger - Marshall News Messenger | Aug 31, 2019

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Southwestern Electric Power Company, an AEP company, will present Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center Marshall with the American Electric Power Foundation grant to be used for community-improving health care equipment during a celebration on Aug. 27, in the hospital’s main lobby.

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By Special to the News Messenger - Marshall News Messenger | Aug 27, 2019

Texas State Technical College’s 2019 SkillsUSA champions from around the state took a final victory lap at a special luncheon held in their honor on Monday at TSTC’s Waco campus.

The 14 honorees were from the Harlingen, Marshall and Waco campuses. Provosts from those campuses presented 13 of the group’s current students with scholarships, while Cody Scheffe, a recent graduate who competed in carpentry, received a cash award.

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By Staff Reports - Marshall News Messenger | Aug 27, 2019

Kilgore College and East Texas Baptist University are teaming up to let KC students pursue a bachelor’s degree in education on the Kilgore campus.

Officials with the schools said they hope to address a widespread shortage of teachers in the region.

ETBU is hosting university-level courses on KC’s campus in Kilgore, allowing KC students to take ETBU courses leading toward a bachelor’s degree in education (early childhood through sixth grade).

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By Robin Y. Richardson - Marshall News Messenger | Aug 7, 2019

A proposed extension of the Toll 49 corridor is projected to be built in about 15 years to provide another connection to Longview and Tyler, a North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority official said.

The East Texas Hourglass project will encompass Harrison County and U.S. 59 in Marshall, Chris Miller, executive director of the NET RMA, told the Marshall-Harrison County Citizens Advisory Committee at a Monday meeting.

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By Bridget Ortigo - Marshall News Messenger | Jul 24, 2019

Marshall folks will have some new tunes to listen to thanks to the grand re-opening of Wiley College’s campus radio station 91.1 FM KBWC on Tuesday.

The university was able to re-open its radio station that went silent when renovations began on the Fred T. Long Student Union Center several years ago.

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By ETBU Communications | Jul 18, 2019

The East Texas Baptist University School of Nursing has attained a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the fifth consecutive year.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) recently confirmed that all ETBU Spring 2019 nursing graduates passed the NCLEX.

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By Staff Reports - Marshall News Messenger | Jul 14, 2019

Leaders from Texas State Technical College, the Texas Workforce Commission and Longview-based STEMCO gathered Thursday in Marshall to commemorate a $166,657 Skills Development Fund grant aimed at improving workers’ skills.

More than 100 STEMCO employees have taken over 900 hours of technical and nontechnical training in collaborative team building, decision-making, electrical safety, Excel, Google Suite and other topics.

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By Staff Reports - Marshall News Messenger | Jul 14, 2019

Texas State Technical College showed East Texas residents on Saturday why their future can be brighter with a technical education.

The first TSTC Future Fair in Marshall highlighted 11 technical programs on campus, many of which serve industries in need of qualified workers.


Visitors of all ages did hands-on demonstrations, such as the virtual welder, toured labs and ate at food trucks parked next to the South Building on campus.

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