2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival: A Local Tradition

2017 Marshall FireAnt Festival | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXThough it may sound like a bizarre name to some, the annual Marshall FireAnt Festival is a tradition within the community. Starting Oct. 14, 2017, you can visit Downtown Marshall for the 35th annual celebration. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., featuring events and activities for people of all ages.

According to the Marshall, TX website, the FireAnt Festival will have tons of attractions. There is a main stage for a concert and performances, the Tour de FireAnt, a 5k Toddler Trot, parade, Diaper Derby, and more. The FireAnt Festival is the perfect place for adults to cut loose, but kids also love this annual tradition.

This year will feature a large number of food and craft vendors, perfect for people looking for local arts and crafts. Local entertainment and bands will perform, while the Evening Street Dance and Performance will be held by Heather Linn & the Deacons. Officially held at the old Harrison County Courthouse, you can plan your visit at any time throughout the day.

If you plan to enter the Tour de FireAnt bicycle ride, be sure to register for the event. There will be a One-Mile Walk/Run at 8 a.m., and the bike race will be held at 9 a.m. These are just some of the many things to do at the annual FireAnt Festival. At Nehls Chevrolet, we couldn’t be more excited for this local tradition.

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S.

Stock Colorado ZR2 Design Competes in Longest Off-Road Race in U.S. | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXChevrolet was recently represented by Hall Racing during America’s longest off-road race. Driving a stock Colorado ZR2, Hall Racing demonstrated the capability and prowess of the new off-road-tuned pickup. The race extended from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada, covering a brutal desert landscape, plummeting cliffs, and rocky slopes.

The media experts at Chevrolet noted that the Colorado ZR2 was the only stock truck to compete in the race, which means it was the only truck without any special upgrades added after it left the production line. In total, only 204 of the 336 trucks who entered finished, and the Colorado ZR2 was able to complete the longest off-road race in the world in just over 18 hours.

“This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said Chad Hall, the driver for Hall Racing. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”

The Colorado ZR2 design features some upgrades compared to the standard Colorado pickup. For instance, the ZR2 has wider front and rear tracks for stability, a suspension that’s been raised two inches for added clearance, rockers for climbing over stones and other obstacles, rear electronic differentials, and a Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV)™. There’s nothing quite like the Colorado ZR2. Test drive the Chevy Colorado today at Nehls Chevrolet.

Back to School Tips for Parents | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TX

Back to School Tips for Parents

Back to School Tips for Parents | Nehls Chevrolet | Marshall, TXAs summer is winding down, it’s time to start preparing for the new school year. These back to school tips from Nehls Chevrolet will help you and your kids stay on top of things from the first to the last day of school.

Adjust Your Routine

Rather than waiting until the day of, start changing your morning and night routing a week or two before classes start. This will give kids a chance to gradually adjust their sleeping schedule, allowing them to get better rest that first week of school.

Plan Lunches and Snacks

Save money on school lunches and help your kids make healthy choices by planning meals and snacks in advance. Help your kids prepare and pack their lunches for the week, and keep a special location in the fridge and pantry for healthy after school snacks.

Stay Organized

Help your kids stay organized throughout the year by create a special homework zone. Store backpacks, school supplies, or even snacks here, so kids will always have what they need to get their work done at home.

Talk to Your Kids

Before the school year starts, have a discussion with your kids about what they’re expecting. Talk about bullying and how to handle it should it occur. Encourage your kids to be open about their interests, questions, and concerns throughout the year so they’ll always feel confident and safe.

Check Out These Things to Do in Marshall in 2017

Marshall, TX

Whether you are a lifelong resident of Marshall, Texas, or are just visiting, there is always something to do and somewhere to go. Looking for something new? Here are a few of things to do in Marshall to get you started:

Weisman Center 

If you love to shop, then the Weisman Center is for you. There is something for everyone here, from collectibles and antiques to new treasures. You can even grab a cup of coffee at Central Perks while your peruse your many options.

 Gingko Gallery Group 

Looking to add something new to your routine? Check out Gingko Gallery Group, where a group of writers and reading lovers meet to read their latest work and favorite passages. You can contribute or simply sit back and enjoy.

 JeffersonFlea Market 

Another regular event you may want to make a habit of is the nearby Jefferson Flea Market, offering all the latest produce and much more. You can truly change the quality of your kitchen with these local treats.

Of course, you could also always visit us here at Nehls Chevrolet! We have an enormous selection of vehicles and the friendliest staff around, sure to find you the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. To learn more, contact us or stop by anytime at Nehls Chevrolet.

Fire Ant Festival

Marshall Prepares for Yearly Fire Ant Festival

Fire Ant Festival
Come see what the Fire Ant Festival is all about!

Marshall fits into the region known as East Texas, which is famously (at least for locals) plagued by fire ants. However, instead of lamenting these painful pests, Marshall makes the most of the situation by celebrating regional pride through the yearly Fire Ant Festival. It’s both one of the area’s largest fundraisers, as well as a great, quirky celebration for Marshall residents who come and spend the second weekend in October to socialize, experience live entertainment, and see the sights of downtown Marshall.

 

Some of the most popular attractions at the festival are the fire ant mascots, which are represented by actors in hand-crafted costumes. There is one male and female fire ant, Freddy and Elvira, and their daughter Sugar. The mascots wearing the costumes will be out and about in the crowd during the festival, enjoying the activities and attractions the celebration has to offer.

 

Marshall’s Fire Ant Festival has received national attention for its quirky and unusual theme. This unique festival has also been featured on various high-status talk shows like David Letterman and Oprah. With so much attention focused on the festival, it’s no wonder it’s hailed as a must-see attraction for anyone in the nation. Experience the Fire Ant Festival coming up on October 7th and 8th. Let all of us at Nehls Chevrolet know what attraction you’re looking forward to in the comments below!

Second Saturday Downtown

Explore Marshall: Second Saturday Downtown Events

Second Saturday Downtown
This summer spend every second Saturday in Downtown Marshall getting to know the city!

Getting a new Chevy opens the door to a range of possibilities, letting you explore the world, as well as your local community. If you are looking for something fun to do in the Marshall, TX area, then check out Second Saturday Downtown events. This regular event draws residents and visitors nearly year round, making it one of the most popular activities in the area.

According to the City of Marshall website, the Second Saturday events are put on by Marshall Main Street each month from March through November. There are concerts like the Boogie Woogie Concert at Telegraph Park, tons of local vendors and stalls, and even the Backroads Bunch Car Show. No matter what you are into, there is something for everyone.

Looking to join in the activities? No problem. Many bring their own arts and crafts to sell during the Second Saturday event for no charge. You can get some good food, shop from local wares, and hear some fine music.

Dates for events include the following: March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, and November 12. Get out and explore your community at the next Second Saturday Downtown event!

Let us know your favorite Marshall, TX event either in the comments or at Nehls Chevrolet!

4G LTE Wi-Fi Offered in 2015 Chevrolet Models

Chevrolet is proud to be the first car brand to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi in cars, trucks and crossovers, and one of its latest TV campaigns shows this off in dramatic style.

Yes, there are consequences, especially if you are trying to avoid spoilers for your favorite TV show. But we at Nehls Chevrolet believe the rewards outweigh the consequences.

Whether it’s a phone or a tablet, Chevrolet’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi enables you to connect up to seven devices to the Internet in one vehicle. Whenever your car is on, you will get an excellent signal and a reliable, quick connection to make special surprises happen for the people that matter most.

4G LTE Wi-Fi is currently available on these 2015 models:

  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chevrolet Volt

As more 2015 models are released, we will have even more access to the Internet across the Chevy all-star lineup.

Check out our 2015 inventory on our website, and be sure to stop by in Marshall, TX to learn more about the 4G LTE Wi-Fi inside our new models!

Hook ‘Em: Chevy Goes to School

Feast your eyes on the new University of Texas Special Edition Silverado.
Making Texas proud as always is Chevrolet!

As the University of Texas begins another football season, the school and Chevrolet are teaming up to introduce a University of Texas Special Edition Silverado. This package adds the Sunset Metallic Orange paint that is the spitting image of the school’s burnt orange color, Longhorn Logos on the tailgate and bed sides, and a set of chrome steps. The package is available on the Silverado Double Cab in LT or LTZ trim and the Crew Cab in LTZ trim, with the Texas Edition.

Additional features and content on the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado UT Special Edition include:

  • 2WD or 4WD Double Cab LT or LTZ Trim with Texas Edition package configurations
  • LT – 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, body color mirror and door handles and Texas Edition badge
  • LTZ – 20-inch chrome wheels, chrome mirrors and door handles and Texas Edition badge
  • Spray-in bed liner

Chevrolet, The University of Texas, IMG College and the Texas Exes UT student alumni association announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement last year that designated Silverado as the Official Truck of the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Exe. Silverado is also the Official Truck of Bevo, the Texas Longhorns’ mascot.

The University of Texas Special Edition Silverado is currently only sold in Texas, but the University of Texas package will be available nationwide on the similar custom model starting in October. Make sure you stop in and see us at Nehls Chevrolet for all your Silverado needs, and maybe you can upgrade to the UT package.

NHTSA Awards 2015 Malibu Five-Star Safety Rating

The NHTSA hands the 2015 Malibu five-star safety rating.
The NHTSA handed the 2015 Malibu a five-star safety rating.

It’s another year, and again the Malibu proves to be a safe ride as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives out a 2015 Malibu five-star safety rating.

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu earned the top safety rating, receiving five stars in the front and side crash tests. It also scored four stars on the rollover crash test.

Standard safety equipment

  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control
  • 10 airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • OnStar

Next up is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating. It awarded the 2014 Malibu with a “good” rating last year, and we at Nehls Chevrolet are excited to see what rating it will earn this time around. What rating do you think it will earn? Sound off in the comments below, and visit us this Labor Day weekend to check out what new and used cars we have for sale here in Marshall, TX!

Rally Time: 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Rally Editions Coming Soon

The 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Rally Editions are coming soon!
This fall, Chevrolet will offer special editions of the North American Truck of the Year.

At Nehls Chevrolet, we are known very well by our extensive Silverado inventory. This is why we are thrilled to learn of the 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 Rally Editions coming later this year.

Chevrolet’s announcement comes as no surprise, for the automaker has done this before. According to Pickuptrucks.com, the limited versions of the North American Truck of the Year will feature 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain configurations and crew-cab and double-cab models. For engines, buyers will have the choice between the 4.3-liter V6 and the 5.3-liter V8.

Expect the second edition (Rally 2) to be more expensive than the first. The first edition will offer standard 17-inch wheels while the second edition with offer 22-inch wheels. Plus, the second edition will only be available in the advanced LT trim. The first will come in both the LT and LS.

You can find out how much these special editions of the Silverado 1500 will cost at the end of this month. You can order packages for these trucks, starting in September and October. Will you be one of the Rally truckers this year? Sound off in the comments below!