BID NO. 2017-007/LITTER CONTROL
INVITATION FOR BID
CITY OF MARSHALL
P.O. BOX 698
401 S. ALAMO BLVD.
MARSHALL, TEXAS 75671
FAX (903) 938-3531
BID NO. 2017-007/LITTER CONTROL
Sealed bids are requested by the City of Marshall on the herein described item(s).
Litter Control: Contractor will pick up all litter on a twice per month basis from specified highway or street right-of-ways within the corporate limits of the City of Marshall, Texas.
Address bids to the attention of the Purchasing Manager, City of Marshall, P.O. Box 698, Marshall, Texas 75671. Physical address is 401 South Alamo Blvd., Marshall, Texas 75670. Bids must be in a sealed envelope, with the Bid No., opening date and time, and item(s) to be bid, marked clearly on the lower left-hand corner. Bids will be publicly opened, read aloud and tabulated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in the conference room, 2nd floor, City Hall Building, 401 South Alamo Blvd., Marshall, Texas.
Specifications and bid information may be obtained at City Hall, Office of the City Manager, 401 South Alamo Blvd., Marshall, Texas, 75670 or by contacting Yvette Graham, Purchasing Manager, at 903-935-4421 or email email@example.com.
The City of Marshall reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any or all formalities, and to award a contract to the bidder who provides goods and/or services at the best value for the municipality in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code.
Yvette Graham, Purchasing Manager
City of Marshall
Wonder Land Weather Forecast
WOL - Outdoor Christmas Market
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2016
Holiday Shopping in Historic Downtown
A new event will make its debut this weekend on Saturday, December 10th in conjunction with the Wonderland of Cars car show, the Outdoor Christmas Market. The Outdoor Christmas Market is slated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature vendors from around the Ark-La-Tex region selling homemade Christmas and holiday crafts, decor, clothing, arts, and plenty of other great "stocking stuffers".
Due to the large quantity of vendor interest and anticipated attendance, the market has been moved to the west side of the courthouse. "We are beyond thrilled to have over 50 different vendors for our very first Outdoor Christmas Market," said Wonderland of Lights Assistant Coordinator Rachel Skowronek. "What we had originally envisioned as a quaint vendor fair along North Washington has grown into something much larger and much more exciting! By moving the (Outdoor Christmas) Market to the courthouse square, we are gaining space for the numerous guests we are anticipating, as well as upping our electricity capacity for participating vendors." The west parking lot will be blocked off early Saturday morning, to not interrupt any Friday traffic or Wonderland attendance.
"Whether you're looking for the perfect hostess gift for your next holiday party, picking up some stocking stuffers, or even looking for a little self-indulgence you're sure to find something for everyone on your list," Said Skowronek.
Vendor check in will begin at 8 a.m. at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. If requesting to set up earlier, please contact Rachel Skowronek directly. Vendors are invited to stay set up longer into the night once Wonderland activities begin! For more information on the Outdoor Christmas Market contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at (903) 702-9500, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wonderland of Cars car show will run in conjunction, lining up along North Washington. This year's holiday car show is presented by Rusty Lug Nutz. Any resident can display their automotive pride and joy. For information on involvement, contact Jerry at (903) 472-9320 or Steve at (903) 399-9171.
Clean Sweep April 25
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARSHALL CLEAN SWEEP COMMITTEE
April 19, 2016
CITY OF MARSHALL – NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN SWEEP
City Park, 615 Valleloma St.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Location Assignments
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Litter and Trash Pickup
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch and Entertainment Provided
West Grand Ave. South to West Pinecrest, and Loop 390 to U.S. 59 North.
This is our third quarterly Neighborhood Clean Sweep Program aimed at targeting a specific area or neighborhoods for clean-ups, visual enhancements, public safety, and infrastructure improvements. We are reaching out to businesses and residents in this area to help us, help you to clean up your neighborhoods. Garbage bag, safety vests, and plastic gloves, will be furnished.
Please join with us Saturday, April 23 to clean up our neighborhoods!
J. C. Hughes, Public Services Director 903-503-4503 (cell) email@example.com
PRESS RELEASE - Cookout Success
DATE: Aug. 26, 2015
RE: MPD hosts successful neighborhood cook-out
Tuesday night, Aug. 25, members of the Marshall Police Department hosted a neighborhood cook-out under the pavilion at West End Park. More than 315 residents of the BelAire Manor Apartment neighborhood met with police officers and city officials.
The community cook-out was held as part of Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa’s grassroots initiative, No Colors, No Labels. Two of the main goals of this initiative involve promoting unity in the city of Marshall, and building positive relationships between the police department and the citizens.
Chief Campa developed the concept for this neighborhood event to strengthen the relationships between the Marshall Police Department and the citizens of Marshall. “Our motto for the Marshall Police Department is ‘Putting Our Community First,’” Campa said. “We believe community events, such as this cookout, give the residents of Marshall the opportunity to get to know and trust the members of the police department.”
Residents had an opportunity to speak with Chief Campa, Marshall Mayor Eric Neal and Commissioners Garrett Boersma and Michael Mitchell one-on-one during the two-hour event. Children in attendance were given drug awareness education pamphlets and coloring books donated by the Marshall Elks’ Lodge.
Sponsors of the cook-out included: Marshall Homecare and Hospice, McKool Smith and Sam Baxter, Meadowbrook Funeral Home, McDonald’s on Victory Drive and Brookshire Brothers.
MPD1: MPD Administrative Assistant, Sarah Sheneman, serves hot dogs at the Marshall Police Department’s neighborhood cook-out at West End Park Aug. 25. More than 315 people came through the serving line. (Marshall Police Department Photo)
MPD 2: MPD Police Community Representative, Officer George Gill, helps citizens find just the right soda at the Marshall Police Department’s neighborhood cook-out at West End Park Aug. 25. (Marshall Police Department Photo)
MPD 3: Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa talks to a group of children and adults at the neighborhood cook- out at West End Park Aug. 25. Marshall Mayor Eric Neal and MPD Capt. John S. Best were on hand as well. (Marshall Police Department Photo)
MPD 4: Richard Gaulden, owner of Meadowbrook Funeral Home, and Tracy Jackson, funeral home manager at Meadowbrook Funeral Home, grilled hot dogs for the cook-out. Meadowbrook Funeral Home was a main sponsor of the event hosted by the Marshall Police Department. (Marshall Police Department Photo)
Becky Holland, Marshall Public Information Officer, (903)935-4543 (Office), (903)702-9510 (Cell)
All America City
Employees and Citizens Recognized
The Marshall Police Department today recognized Peggy Abraham as Employee of the Fourth Quarter of 2014, and Lt. John Johnson as Officer of the Fourth Quarter.
MPD also presented the Lifesaving Hero award to Trent Sparks, who saved the life of 83-year-old Sarah Harper when she was being viciously attacked by two dogs in early February. Sparks not only took action to get the dogs away from Harper, but also called 9-1-1. In the process of trying to stop the attack, he even caused damage to his own vehicle, but told KMHT, "I wasn't worried about that at all." Sparks said Ms. Harper had been his day care teacher more than 20 years ago. Sparks is to be commended for his bravery and selflessness in helping Ms. Harper.
Notice Of Public Hearing Community Development Advisory Committe 2102015
Notice of Public Hearing
Community Development Advisory Committee
City of Marshall, Texas
The Community Development Advisory Committee of the City of Marshall, Texas will hold a public hearing on the 2015-2020 Community Development Block Grant for the City of Marshall. The public hearing will be held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Alamo, Marshall, Texas .
All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and will be given an opportunity be heard in connection with this matter.
Inquires may be directed to the Planning & Community Development Department at (903)935-4456, PO Box 698, Marshall, Texas 75671, or to Morrison.firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons who plan to attend the meeting and who may need special assistance should contact the number above by the Friday before the meeting to allow time for assistance to be arranged.
Press Release—Wonderland of Lights Parade Awards
NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
DECEMBER 8, 2014
2014 MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS – ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANNUAL PARADE AWARDS
Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – RECOGNITION OF PARADE AWARDS FOR THE 2014 ANNUAL MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS PARADE - SPONSORED BY EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
The weather was perfect for the 2014 Annual Marshall Lions Wonderland of Lights Parade, sponsored by East Texas Baptist University, and it helped create an overflow crowd downtown which viewed the some 90 plus entries and approximately 115 different lighted cars, trucks, floats, trailers, bands, and dance and marching teams – capped off by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The Grand Marshall this year is George Smith – founder of the Marshall Wonderland of Lights Festival 28 years ago. His editorial sparked the birth of an event that has put Marshall on the map worldwide, and sparked the spirit of a small East Texas Town.
As part of the Annual Lighted Wonderland Parade, awards are presented in ten (10) categories, which were judged by our panel of celebrity judges:
James Kinnard, Keep Marshall Beautiful
Jerry Pye, Marshall News Messenger’s Regional Publisher
Charles Olivar, Past City Commissioner
Frank Lower, with KMHT Radio, transmitted a live description of the parade and entries.
The City of Marshall wants to express our sincere thanks to all of the 2014 parade participants and for all of the volunteers and city staff that assisted in the parade! Special thanks are also extended to the Marshall Police Department for crowd and traffic control, Marshall Fire Department for our emergency action plan and to the City of Marshall Public Works and Water Utility Departments for the excellent assistance in lining up the numerous parade entries. We also need to recognize Harold Raines and the Marshall Lions Club for his/their support and hard work in arranging the over 115 items in the parade; a “Well Done” goes out to all!
We also need to express a special thanks to East Texas Baptist University for their generous sponsorship, which helps make the annual parade possible!
Tabulated results for the 2014 WOL Parade (1st Place entries receive trophies):
Best Marching Band:
1st Place – Marshall High School
2nd Place – Captain Shreve High School Band – Shreveport, LA.
Best In Dance Presentation:
1st Place – Mahogany Crush Line Dance
2nd Place – Shake and Move Fitness
Best Lighted Car:
1st Place – World Tourism Pageantry
2nd place – Miss Marion County Texas
Best Lighted Truck:
1st Place – Marshall FFA Chapter
2nd Place – Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Best Overall Lighted Entry:
1st Place – Sunset Missionary Baptist Church
2nd Place – Trinity Episcopal School
Best Overall Entry:
1st Place – Delta Sigma Theta
2nd Place – (Tie) Karnack Head Start & Ronnie’s Wrecker Service
Best in Theme (Return to Wonderland):
1st Place – Harrison County Emergency Services #3
2nd Place – Trinity Episcopal School
Most Unique Entry:
1st Place – Back Roads Bunch
2nd Place – East Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Club
Best Equine/Horse Team:
1st Place – Cowboy Church of Harrison County
2nd Place – Sabine Community Riders
Grand Marshal’s Award:
Trinity Episcopal of Marshall, Texas
Congratulations to all of the awarded entries and we encourage all of the 2014 parade entries to return again next year!!!
1st PLACE AWARDS MAY BE PICKED UP AFTER 1:00 PM MONDAY DEC. 8TH IN THE MARSHALL CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, LOCATED AT 301 NORTH WASHINGTON IN DOWNTOWN MARSHALL, TEXAS OR CALL 903-702-7777.
J. C. Hughes, 2014 Parade Director - 903-503-4503 (cell)
Wonderland of Lights Parade Route
Wonderland of Lights Parade Line-Up Map and List
|2014 Marshall Lions WOL Parade Lineup - V4|
|* Sponsored by East Texas Baptist University *|
|*Please arrive no later than 5:00 to 5:15 pm and be lined up by 5:30 pm|
|*Absolutely NO candy, trinkets, beads, etc. can be thrown from the group NO EXCEPTIONS|
|*Each entry must post their Entry # somewhere on the front and right side, for identification by judges|
|Entry #||Name||Entry Type|
|1||Marshall Police Dept.||Car|
|2||Harrison County Sheriff Office||Car|
|3A||Marshall Fire Dept.||Fire Truck|
|4||Marshall R.O.T.C.||Color Guard|
|6||Marshall Jr. High School Cheerleaders||Cheerleaders|
|7A||Marshall High School Cheerleaders||Cheerleaders|
|7B||Price T. Young Pantherettes||Car|
|8, 9, 10, 11||Marshall High School Band||Marching|
|12||Boys & Girls Club of East Texas||Float / Trailer|
|13, 14, 15||Back Roads Bunch||6 - Antique Cars|
|16||Marshall Lions Club||Float / Trailer|
|17||E.T.B.U. - Miss E.T.B.U.||Car|
|18||Sunset Family Woship||Truck / Trailer|
|19||Delta Sigma Theta - Miss Jabberwock||Car / Truck|
|20||Delta Sigma Theta - Jabberwock Contestants||Car / Truck|
|21||Delta Sigma Theta - Academy / GEMS||Walking|
|22||Cumberland Presbyterian Church||Truck / Trailer|
|23||First Methodist Day School||Float / Trailer|
|24||St. Joseph Catholic||Float / Trailer|
|25||Marshall Area Wiley Club||Car / Truck|
|26||Kenneth King||3 - Four Wheelers|
|27||Aaron's Rentals||Car / Truck|
|28||Dowler Farm||2 - Antique Fire Trucks|
|29||Marshall FFA||Float / Trailer|
|30||Ford's Portable Bldg.||Float / Trailer|
|31||Shake & Move Fitness||Dancing|
|32||Star Boot Camp||Marching|
|33||Karnack Head Start||Float / Trailer|
|34||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority||Car / Truck|
|35||Sunset Missionary Baptist Church||Float / Trailer|
|36||Sunset Bright Beginnings Learning Center||Float / Trailer|
|36A||Sunset Missionary Baptist Church||Float / Trailer|
|37||Girl Scout Troop 2499||Truck / Trailer|
|37A||Glanton Insurance Co.||Antique Car|
|38||Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church||Float/Trailer|
|39||Action Towing||Tow Truck|
|40||All-Ways Towing||Tow Truck|
|41||Zeta Phi Beta Sorority||2 - Cars|
|43||Miss Marion County||Car / Truck|
|44||Dayspring Therapeutic Equine Center||Car / Truck|
|45||Sassy Show Stoppers||Dancing|
|46||Texas Rage Cheer||Float / Trailer|
|47||World Tourism Pagentry||Car/Truck|
|48||Miss Marion County Fair||Car/Truck|
|49||Choice Dental||Car / Truck|
|50||The Dance Bag||Dancing|
|51||Elysian Fields VFD||3 - Fire Trucks|
|52||Texas Forest Service||Car / Truck|
|53, 54, 55||Open - Spares for late entires|
|56||Ingleside Neighborhood||Float / Trailer|
|57||City Commissioners||Car / Truck|
|58||Mobberly Baptist Church||Truck / Trailer|
|59, 60, 61||Captain Shreve Band||Marching|
|62||Cypress Jr. Women's Club||Car / Truck|
|63||Harrison County Go Texan||Car / Truck|
|64||Fideltiy Communications||Car / Truck|
|65, 66, 67, 68||East Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Club||5-10 Antique Tractors|
|69||David Richardson||Antique Car|
|70||Mahogany Crush Dance Line||Marching|
|71||BC/BS||Float / Trailer|
|72||Woodlawn VFD||Fire Truck|
|73||Cypress Valley Bible Church||Float / Trailer|
|74||Mavericks 13U Baseball Team||Truck / Trailer|
|75||Boys & Girls Club - Elysian Fields Extension||Float / Trailer|
|76||Trinity Episcopal School||Float / Trailer|
|77||Diva Dance Studio||Dancing|
|78||Larry Pierce||4WD Truck|
|79||Thompson Home Health||Float / Trailer|
|79A||Harrison County Emergency Services Dist. #3||Fire Truck|
|80||Harrison County Emergency Services Dist. #4||Fire Truck|
|81 & 82||Ronnie's Wrecker Service||2 - Wreckers|
|83||American Legion Post 267||Float / Trailer|
|84||Health Care Express||Car / Truck|
|85||Jewels of Virtue||Float / Trailer|
|87||Pine Bluff Missionary Baptist Church||Float / Trailer|
|89 & 90||Harrison Co. Truckers||6 - Antique Cars|
|91||Marshall Pro Rodeo||Truck / Trailer|
|A||Cowboy Church of Harrison County||Horses|
|B||Rocking C of Harleton - Wagon & Horses||Horses|
|C||Sabine Community Riders||Horses|
Coffee with the Chief
CITY-WIDE COMMUNITY CLEANUP
NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT - SANITATION DIVISION
November 13, 2014
Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF MARSHALL AND ALLIED WASTE SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES OUR FINAL CITY-WIDE COMMUNITY CLEANUP OF 2014 FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON
The City of Marshall and Allied Waste Systems announces our final Quarterly City-Wide Cleanup with free disposal for our City water/wastewater residential customers on Saturday, November 15th between the hours of 8:00 am until 12:00 Noon at the City Convenience Station, 2300 Five Notch Road, just east of Highway 59. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for free disposal and do your part to help keep our community clean.
While visiting the Convenience Station, you are encouraged to take advantage of our Regular Recycling Center and our Electronic Recycling Center, which are also located at the Convenience Station on Five Notch Road.
Press Release—MPD Host MEDIA RECEPTION
Press Release—Pet Adoption Meet and Greet
Beat the Heat
8 Tips to Beat the Heat:
Step 1: Stay out of the sun
Stay out of the summer sun. Find shade and, if you have to be in the sun, make sure you're wearing sunscreen and a hat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunshine.
Step 2: Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water -- even if you're not thirsty. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and sugary drinks as these tend to dehydrate you.
Step 3: Eat right
Avoid proteins and other foods that require an increased metabolic rate for your body to process. Increased metabolic heat production also increases water loss.
Step 4: Use cool water
Take cool showers or baths, spritz yourself with cool water from a spray bottle, drape your head and neck with towels soaked in cool water, and soak your feet in cool water baths.
**Tip** Avoid extreme temperature changes, which may make you feel nauseous or dizzy.
Step 5: Use air conditioning
Use an air conditioner, or stay in well-ventilated rooms with fans if you don't have air conditioning. Spend the hottest part of the day -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- in air-conditioned places such as movie theaters or shopping centers.
Step 6: Use cooling centers
Locate a pool or cooling center in your area if you live in or near a larger city. Many municipalities use public libraries or other city buildings as cooling centers during heat waves.
Step 7: Avoid strenuous activity
Avoid physical labor, exercise, or other strenuous activity during the hottest times of the day. If you have to perform strenuous activities, do them between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Step 8: Care for friends, neighbors, loved ones
Check on the elderly, children, and people with special needs frequently during a heat wave. Now, go round up the neighborhood children, get some ice cream, and stay cool!
Did You Know?
During the summer of 1896, a heat wave that lasted for 10 days killed almost 1,500 people in New York.
*People who are on fluid-restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 adn Thursday, July 10, 2014
11:00 am to 7:00 pm - Both Days
Good Shepherd Medical Center
811 S Washington, Marshall, TX 75670
Summit Methodist Church
1901 East End Blvd. N.
Marshall, TX 75670
MASH BASH is a friendly, but important competition between three cities, over a two-day period on July 9 and July 10. The goal is to boost the community blood supply during summer when blood needs can become urgent if blood donors are in short supply.
Marshall's KMHT Radio has sponsored and participated in the event for many years, this year, county sheriffs from Harrison, Panola and Rusk Counties are pushing the communities in their respective counties to give blood, so they can avoid donning jail attire while washing the winning sheriff’s truck. The hype has included each sheriff taking to his local radio airwaves via the Hanszen Broadcast Group, including KMHT, to ‘challenge' the competition.
"It’s all in good natured fun for a very serious event. This time of year is the most critical for the blood banks and blood donations tend to decrease during the summer months. Having the necessary blood stock available for patients who are in need is a lifesaving event," said Sheriff Tom McCool. "Without the proper blood available, time to locate and get the blood to the patient is critical and potentially a life threatening event."
While the competitive nature is an important part of MASH BASH in Marshall, Carthage and Henderson, this annual blood drive has a history of turning out the donors needed to help maintain a sufficient supply of blood for local hospital patients. The winner of the 2013 competition was the mayor of Carthage.
Blood donors at this year’s MASH BASH blood drives will automatically be entered into drawings for gift cards and can select from a T-shirt or ball cap after their donation. All Carter Blood Care donors who give blood in July receive a Blue Bell Ice Cream coupon for a free pint of your favorite flavor and can enter to win a year’s worth of Blue Bell. Get details at carterbloodcare.org.
MASH BASH dates and times:
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10
at GSMC-Marshall's Donor Center, and Summit United Methodist Church.
Potential blood donors may volunteer beginning at age 16 with a parent’s consent; 17-year-olds may give independently and there is no upper age limit for giving blood. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well on the day of donation and present a government-issued photo ID each time they give blood. It’s also a good idea to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood.
The MASH BASH name has its origins with the U.S. Army’s medical treatment centers called MASH units that were organized during the Korean War; and M*A*S*H was the title of a popular television series airing from 1972 -1983. The Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) were located as close to the battle front as possible, to ensure timely treatment for wounded soldiers. The MASH BASH blood drive promotes the idea that ordinary citizens can be extraordinary heroes to patients in their local community. A single blood donation can save up to three lives.
For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834, KMHT radio at 903-923-8000, or visit carterbloodcare.org.
MPOA Golf Tournament
2 PERSON 18 HOLES SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT
3 FLIGHTS TEAM ENTRY $ 120.00
1st $ 220.00
2nd $ 170.00
3rd $ 120.00
CLOSE TO THE HOLE
(2) MULLIGANS PER- PLAYER PER 9 HOLES
4 Flights if we have over 25 Teams playing in the Tournament.
For more information contact:
SCOTT BECK 903-934-7882
DARRYL GRIFFIN 903-935-4594
SARAH AT 903-935-4520
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
YOU MAY ALSO ENTER THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.
The 2014 MPD Police Auction is June 28. The viewing starts at 8am and the auction begins at 9am. It will be in the back parking lot of the PD and is open to the public. There will be many items available for bid such as tools, bikes and electronics.
City of Marshall 2014 All-America City Finalist
City of Marshall 2014 All-America City
Finalist Presentation Team returns home
from finalist juried panel presentation in Denver
The team that traveled to Denver this past weekend representing Marshall as one of the 23 cities nationwide selected as finalist cities for the 2014 All-America City Award returned home on Monday from making their finalist presentation to the National Civic League juried panel in Denver.
The theme of this year’s All-America City Awards was “Healthy Communities” and the 23-member presentation team from Marshall was made up of a diverse cross-section of our community who shared the stories that were featured in the All-America City application submitted to the National Civic League this past March 18.
The application and juried presentation highlighted aspects of our community’s story and history and also shared three Community-Driven Projects that have improved the health of our citizens, economy, and infrastructure in recent years.
The three health-promoting Community-Driven projects that were featured in the winning finalist application were Mission Marshall and Our Community’s Outreach for Health and Helping, Get Healthy Marshall (the plant-strong diet and fitness program initiated by Mayor Ed Smith and his wife, Amanda), and the revitalization of our historic downtown and neighborhoods.
Christina Anderson, who wrote the 2014 All-America City application for Marshall and is chair of Marshall’s All-America City efforts, stated: “What an inspiring weekend our delegation shared with members of the National Civic League and community leaders from the 23 finalist cities from throughout the United States.”
She added: “Our hard-working and dedicated finalist presentation team did an outstanding job representing Marshall at this rigorous competition. Though we were not selected to be one of the 10 out of 23 All-America City Award winners on Sunday, Marshall is so very honored and proud to be a 2014 finalist city and to have the opportunity to share ideas and strategies for progress with such an extraordinarily committed, caring, and talented group of citizens from our national community.”
(Please see attached news release from the National Civic League which provides information about the 10 cities from the 23 finalists that were selected on Sunday, June 15, including Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Brownsville, Texas, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and Montgomery, Alabama.)
Jean Birmingham, former City Commissioner and current president of the Harrison County Historical Museum, was a special and beloved member of the Marshall’s 2014 presentation team. Mrs. Birmingham’s late husband, Sam Birmingham, who was the first African-American mayor of Marshall, was a member of Marshall’s 1975 winning All-America City Award presentation team, chaired by Tony Bridge. Mrs. Birmingham stated: “I’m so proud of our city and so proud of our presentation team!”
Misty Scott, Director of Mission Marshall which was one of the featured Community-Driven projects, was a member of the finalist team and stated: “I left Denver with a sense of pride for my home and a renewed sense of gratitude to live in a country where citizens can choose to make a difference in their communities. It’s my hope that being a finalist will serve as a continued call to action for our community to work together for the common good.”
Reggie Cooper, Marshall’s Fire Chief, shared in the finalist presentation his uplifting story of gaining positive health results in reversing his diabetes and losing 50 pounds by taking Mayor Smith’s plant-strong Get Healthy Marshall challenge.
Chief Cooper was enthusiastic about the All-America City event and the presentation team’s accomplishment. He said, “There were some large and very talented cities that have done some amazing work in their communities, tackling some incredible issues and concerns. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to represent our community. It was an honor representing Marshall this past weekend in Denver. Community pride begins with each individual. I challenge each and every one to get in the game and help make Marshall better.”
Mayor Ed Smith commended the Marshall team and gave special thanks to Christina Anderson for her fine leadership of the All-America City efforts.
Ms. Anderson shared that a video of Marshall’s finalist presentation, videotaped by Will Avery, can be found at http://youtu.be/XDADwofm2M8. The City of Marshall website also has photos and information posted about the All-America City event. Anderson also noted that they will be exploring the possibility of submitting an application next year for the City of Marshall for the 2015 All-America City Award since there has been such strong sentiment by many to do so.
Ms. Anderson stated: “We feel like we can build on the knowledge we gained and the successes we made this year. The volunteer spirit is what makes Marshall strong and we feel Marshall has all the right ingredients for an All-America City.”
She and the Marshall delegation expressed their deep appreciation to the National Civic League and all in our community who have been so supportive of these efforts.
Learn to Swim at
Sam Birmingham Municipal Pool
Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Classes start Monday, June 23, 2014 &
End Thursday, July 3, 2014
Class times are:
9:00 am 3:00 pm
10:00 am 4:00 pm
11:00 am 5:00 pm
Each class is 45 minutes
$25.00 per student
*All classes are taught by Red Cross Certified Instructors and Instructor Aids.
*Children participating in the “Learn To Swim” program for the first time must be at least six years old. Upon registration proof of age will be required for new students.
Sam Birmingham Municipal Pool
1311 Five Notch Rd.
Marshall, TX 75670
Opening Date: June 9, 2014
(August 16th – Last day the pool will be open)
Swim Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Wednesday and Sunday
Fees: 17 & under $1.00
18-54 years $1.50
55 yrs. & up $1.00
Season Pass $35.00
ETCOG Bus Route Schedule Change
City-Wide Cleanup Day
Connect with the City of Marshall
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Marshall Public Library
Marshall Emergency Management
Marshall Animal Shelter
Marshall Police Department
Marshall Fire Department
Wonderland of Lights
Make your holiday magical with a trip to the 31st Annual anniversary celebration of Marshall Texas' famed Wonderland of Lights Festival!
The City of Marshall, Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau and Marshall Main Street Program invite you to explore our "Candy Wonderland of Lights" this holiday season.
Conceived in 1987, Wonderland of Lights rivals the best Christmas lighting events in the country. Millions of white lights illuminate the historic Harrison County Courthouse as downtown Marshall is transformed into a Winter Wonderland.
Enjoy our outdoor ice skating rink, catch a ride on the Holly Trolly, Wonderland Express and our beautifully restored vintage 1948 Herschel carousel. Pay a visit the brand new Santa’s Village for cookies, train building and plenty of pictures. Bundle up and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride on one of three carriages through Historic Downtown Marshall, then grab your dancing partner and listen to live music at Telegraph Park downtown performed by local musicians, area churches and school choirs.
Special events are sprinkled throughout the Festival season including our Opening Lighting Ceremony, Wassail Walk on Small Business Saturday, Jingle Bell Run, Lighted Christmas Parade, Outdoor Christmas Market, Tigers on Ice, and Wonderland of Sites. The fun doesn't stop there! Check out our calendar for more scheduled events, where you're sure to find something for everyone!
*Winter weather in East Texas can be unpredictable. Check with us daily on our social media sites by 4:00 p.m. to get up-to-date information on inclement weather arrangements.
Wonderland of Sites Brochure
Wonderland of Lights is a community wide event and wouldn’t be possible without the support of our volunteers, sponsors, and donors. If you are interested in being involved with this year’s festival please contact us at 903-702-7777 or email@example.com
The Marshall Visitors Center is open 8 am-5 pm Monday through Friday and 4 pm-9pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information or to request a visitor packet, please call us at (903) 702-7777 or stop by 301 N. Washington Avenue, Marshall TX 75670.