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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.

Siren Found

Last winter when all the leaves were missing from the trees a surprise was found.

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Skip Leon/FOR THE MARLIN DEMOCRAT

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.

Bronze Brigade: Marlin girls’ 400-meter relay team third at state

The Marlin girls did not return home empty-handed from the UIL Class 2A State Track & Field Championships at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin on Saturday. The 4x100-meter relay quartet

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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.

MHS scholarship winner sees education as the ‘key to a better life’

The excitement - and anxiety - of graduation is steadily building for hundreds of thousands of US high school seniors ready to jump into the workforce full time or begin

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