OPINION: MARSHALL CAN’T

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By Ron Munden — ron@easttexasexposed.com — August 27, 2018

By the end of October I will have been back in Marshall for 17 years. I returned after an absence of 39 years.

During those 39 years I made infrequent visits back to Marshall. Based on my visits from 1970 through 1999, I was certain I would never return to Marshall to live. I liked the people in Marshall but based on many conversations it was clear that Marshall could not get things accomplished. I did not want to live in a place like that.

As we entered the 2000s, motivated by an aging mother, I increased my visits to Marshall. During those visits I thought I saw a glimmer of hope for Marshall. There was talk of an infusion of private money from some of the wealthier member of the community and talk of a change in attitude of Marshall’s citizens.

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