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Last winter when all the leaves were missing from the trees a surprise was found. A siren was spotted in the trees on Golden Lane. The siren is a Thunderbolt 1003 Civil Defense siren and the inside components are from 1974. People believe that the sirens were disabled sometime between 1990’s and 2000. Once upon a time there were two sirens in Marlin. The locations for the sirens were on Golden Lane and Newsome Street. Nobody knows what happened to the siren on Newsome Street. It just went missing. Why the sirens were taken out of service is not known either. There are a number of factors that could have killed the siren. The Marlin Fire Department has been researching whether it would be cheaper to replace the parts, which could be obsolete or to replace the siren for the one of three needed. Either way the Marlin Fire Department is committed to making home and public safety a number one concern.

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Members of Marlin’s 4x100-meter relay team wear their bronze medals for their third-place finish at the state track meet in Austin on Saturday. The runners are (from left) Danielle Noble, Taliyah Davis, Kendra Hayes and Aniya Williams.

Photo courtesy of Joe Rizo

MHS Senior Reginaldo Bucio uses a teach pendant manual control device to set up the demo of a robotic arm for visiting high school students during a GWAMA Robotics and Electronics Academy class.

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The Marlin girls’ track team’s 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams will compete at the state meet Saturday. Danielle Noble will compete in the shot put competition. The squad consists of (from left) Aniya Williams, Charlesetta Lewis, Taliyah Davis, Kendra Hayes, Diamond McCraw, Kierrae Davis and Danielle Noble.

Winners of 1st Place were all former Marlin High School graduates. From left to Right:  Mike Lloyd ‘86, Drew Tate ‘90, Tracey Butler Calloway ‘87, Curry Wilson ‘87.  

Photo Courtsey of Angetta Lynn.  

Sports

The NAIA recently announced the two teams in the return of its Men’s Basketball All-Star game scheduled for tipoff at 6 p.m.

After winning its bidistrict playoff game, the Marlin boys’ basketball team was knocked out of the playoffs in the area round.

Marlin finishes its season with a 14-15 record.

Opinion

The month of May offers many blessings and one of the best started 55 years ago at a church alter in Dublin, Texas. Spring time is a wonderful time of the year.

I sit at my desk looking at various historical artifacts that I have gathered through the years and my mind wanders down some of those trails, causing me to live again those yesteryears when our an

Sometimes, you have a friend or acquaintance that have characteristics that literally beg to be immortalized in a poem or a story.

News

The Marlin City Council voted to hire a new city manager on May 10. They named Cedric W. Davis Sr. to the post. Davis was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Balch Springs in 2008.

A female Chilton teacher has been suspended amid an investigation of allegations of an improper relationship with a student. The sheriff’s office is investigating, he said.

Melinda Foster/THE MARLIN DEMOCRAT

Last winter when all the leaves were missing from the trees a surprise was found. A siren was spotted in the trees on Golden Lane. The siren is a Thunderbolt 1003 Civil Defense siren and the inside components are from 1974. People believe that the sirens were disabled sometime between 1990’s and 2000. Once upon a time there were two sirens in Marlin. The locations for the sirens were on Golden Lane and Newsome Street. Nobody knows what happened to the siren on Newsome Street. It just went missing. Why the sirens were taken out of service is not known either. There are a number of factors that could have killed the siren. The Marlin Fire Department has been researching whether it would be cheaper to replace the parts, which could be obsolete or to replace the siren for the one of three needed. Either way the Marlin Fire Department is committed to making home and public safety a number one concern.

Last winter when all the leaves were missing from the trees a surprise was found. A siren was spotted in the trees on Golden Lane.

The Marlin Democrat

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