Mooreville United Methodist Church was destroyed by fire Thursday night, Feb. 7.  The congregation celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017, and the structure that burned Thursday was built in 1911.

Frank Coleman photo.


The Marlin girls’ basketball team scored the first 14 points of the game and coasted to a 65-38 victory over Valley Mills in a bi-district game at Waco University High School on Tuesday.

RIGHT: Marlin’s Lazarian Coleman looks for a teammate to pass the ball to during his team’s loss to Mart on Friday night.

Photos by Richard Nelson/ Special to The Marlin Democrat

The Marlin Lady Bulldogs ran through another District 18-2A opponent Friday night, defeating host Mart 69-22.

Last week, Marlin Bulldog Senior, Mystique Womack accomplished an amazing milestone when she posted a quadruple-double, during the Bulldog’s thrashing of Dawson.


State’s top elected officials take oaths of office at inauguration

How much sleep are you getting? Did you know that the amount and the quality of the sleep you get has a direct impact on every single bodily system you have?

James Cathey On the Back Porch

Margo Metegrano recently invited me to recite and record the Bruce Kiskaddon poem, “The Drifter.” It will be included on cowboypoetry. com’s annual CD honoring


Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman discusses the Mooreville UMC fire with commissioners during the court’s meeting Monday, Feb. 11.

Don Moore photo.

The fire at Mooreville United Methodist Church last week was a big topic at the Falls County Commissioners meeting Monday morning, Feb. 11.

Marlin’s Danielle Noble (12) fights for a rebound against Wortham in a game last week. The 5-foot-11 junior averages 8 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Photo by Skip Leon

After the Marlin girls’ basketball team lost to Mount Vernon in the UIL Class 3A state championship game last season, Coach Lawrence Gullette told his team, “We’ll be back.”The Lady Bulldogs embark

Contributed photos

ABOVE: Janet Abbott, Luanne Abbott, Professor Paul De Vierville, Stacie Eisenbise and Gene Fowler sit around the footbath in Marlin.

Visitors recently came to Marlin to partake of the hot mineral waters, but also to help raise and perk the public’s interest in balneology.  

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