An East Texas company has been awarded a government contract to build battlefield simulators. U.S. Senators, John Cornyn and Kay Bailey-Hutchison announced today that Titan Dynamics in Marshall has earned the contract to build army battlefield effects simulators.
The simulators train soldiers and Marines to fire rounds from launchers by firing pyrotechnic cartridges that mimic flash, smoke and sound of real shells. The contract is worth 11-million dollars initially and a projected 500-million dollars in business over the next five years.
Nate Parker, who starred in the "Great Debaters," is hosting a summer film institute this week at Wiley College in Marshall.More >>
Lights, camera, action. Hollywood has made its way to East Texas and this time it’s in the form of a film institute.More >>
If you or someone you know needs a place to cool off in the extreme heat that has gripped East Texas in recent days, check out this list of confirmed places to get out of the heat.More >>
Tyler ISD's school board will discuss the hotly debated potential name change of one of its high schools during its July meeting. The agenda for the July 23 meeting includes a discussion item for a process to "address potential name change of a school." This will be one of the last items discussed in that night's business, according to the agenda. Related: Tyler ISD tables vote on school name change for Robert E. Lee During the June meeting, the schoo...More >>
With temperatures reaching above the 100 degree mark, physicians and emergency responders are asking the public to closely monitor their health.More >>