MPD Investigating Drive By Shooting

MPD Investigating Drive By Shooting

The Marshall Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the person or persons responsible for a drive-by shooting. On Friday, February 15 at approximately 11:09 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Johnson Street on reports of a drive-by shooting. The crime was captured on a neighbor’s home video surveillance. The video shows a dark-colored, 2-door sedan driving down the street and an occupant in the vehicle firing multiple rounds at a house. No injuries were reported, but the home sustained moderate damage from the gunfire. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4575. Those wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call Marshall/Harrison County Crime Stoppers at 903-935-9969

TSTC gifted equiopement for lineworker program

TSTC gifted equiopement for lineworker program

Texas State Technical College was the recipient of a new bucket truck, donated to the school for their electrical lineworker program by CLECO Corporation out of Pineville, Louisiana.

Lineworker occupations are among the most physically demanding but highest paying careers in the nation, and Texas employs more than any other state. In TSTC's Electrical Lineworker program, students from all over East Texas perform practical exercises on the safe use and operation of lineworker climbing gear, equipment, and tools in an authentic utility training environment.

Shooting Suspect, Victims Identified

Shooting Suspect, Victims Identified

Henderson, TX

On February 18, just after 6:00 p.m. the Henderson Police Department and Rusk County Sheriff’s Department received numerous 911 Calls in reference to multiple gunshots at Oak Manor apartment complex. Upon arrival Officers encountered four adult gunshot victims and three children who did not appear to be injured. Of the four victims was a 31-year-old male victim, Justin Smith, who was pronounced deceased on scene by Rusk County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, Jacky Risinger. A second victim, a 37-year-old female, Holly Jones, was flown from the scene to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Two other victims, 65-year-old Billie Pyers and 26-year-old Cassandra Shaffer were transported to area hospital where at last report they were in stable condition.

The three children, ages 6, 4 and 18 months are with family members at this time.

Through the cooperation of the Henderson Police Department, Rusk County Sheriff’s Department, Rusk County District Attorney’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department and family members; the suspect, Randy Buford Winn, 62 of Henderson, TX is in custody in Bienville Parish, Louisiana at this time for Murder. The charge is expected to be changed to Capital Murder and extradition will follow.

This is still an ongoing investigation and the motive is still unknown.

Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District

Weekly Roadwork Report – TxDOT Atlanta District

For Feb. 17-23, 2019

Bowie County

US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing new bridge.

Camp County


Cass County

FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, upgrading guard rails and adding safety features to drainage structures.

SH 11 – From Morris County Line to FM 130, upgrading guard rails.

Harrison County

Loop 281– at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass.

SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance work on overpass.

I-20 – at the Louisiana State Line, LaDOTD is conducting a bridge widening project just across the state line. Expect delays and watch for stopped traffic.

FM 9 – From FM 2625 to Panola County Line, resurfacing highway.

Marion County


Morris County

US 259 – From I-30 to FM 557, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.

Panola County

SH 149 – At SH 315, constructing overpass and widening highway.

US 59 – From Harrison County Line to FM 2792, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.

FM 699 – At FM 2517, reconstructing intersection.

Titus County

US 271 – At Ripley Creek and Ripley Creek Relief, replacing bridges.

Upshur County

US 271– From SH 155 South to FM 726, upgrading guard rails, repairing pavement and resurfacing highway.