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AGENDA Ark-Tex Council of Governments Executive Committee Meeting January 25, 2018 The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 am, Thursday (Jan 25) at the Titus County Extension Office, 1708 Industrial Road, Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Item 1. Call to ...

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Log Truck Diverting Traffic

Troopers were on the scene a crash on US 79-E in Henderson, just west of CR-304. An overturned log truck obstructed the roadway. They are rerouting traffic around the incident by those traveling east diverted off US-79 onto FM-3135 then onto FM-1251 into Panola County. Westbound traffic will be diverted ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jan 19)

Thursday afternoon at 4:15 Paris Police responded to Booker T Washington Homes in regards to a robbery complaint. A known suspect assaulted the complainant and then took the complainant’s bicycle. There were no injuries reported. Officers located the bike abandoned a few blocks away, but the suspect was not. The ...

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Adam Kissel To Speak At Jarvis Christian College

Adam Kissel invited to speak at Jarvis Christian College’s Spring Lecture on Education Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is pleased to announce that Mr. Adam Kissel, the Honorable Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., has been invited to be the guest ...

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Mt Pleasant Junior High Debate Winners

  MPJHS Students Compete in High School Debate Tournament Mount Pleasant Junior High School Debate Team members Connelly Cowan and Ava Bliss in the Sachse High School Debate Tournament participated before Christmas Break. They went 4-1 for the day and placed second in the Novice Category. Cowan was named Top ...

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PCT To Present “Of Mice And Men”

    Paris Community Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ on February 2 at the Historic Plaza Theatre in Downtown Paris. Adapted by Steinbeck from his 1937 novel of the same name, the play tells the story of George, an affable migrant ...

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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber

Happy COLD Thursday! Next Thursday (Jan 25) is the 2018 Chamber Banquet. Tickets are $25 each, or a table of eight goes for $200. Please let me know how many you want. The Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College will present the Wiley College a ...

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Mt Pleasant Chamber Banquet

    Coach Van Bowen, Supt. Judd Marshall                                                                                    Rev. ...

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Paris City Council Agenda 01.22.18

        CITY COUNCIL AGENDA Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Paris shall meet in regular session at 5:30 pm on Monday, January 22, 2018. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, 107 E. Kaufman Street, in Paris, Texas. ...

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Hopkins County Teen Indicted For Murder, ADW

    Gavin Heath Gilbert Hopkins County Jail A Hopkins County grand jury handed down 80 felony indictments. Among those indicted was 17-year-old Gavin Heath Gilbert. He was formally charged with one count of murder and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He’s accused of fatally shooting ...

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Local Sports Headlines

TAMUC – Sports

MEN’S BASKETBALL No. 10 Lions edged 64-63 by No. 11 UT Permian Basin on a controversial buzzer-beating putback. ODESSA – The 10th-ranked Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team fell to No. 11 UT Permian Basin, 64-63, on a buzzer-beating putback by the Falcons in the UTPB Gymnasium on Thursday night. ...

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LeTourneau University – Sports

MEN’S BASKETBALL JACKSON, Miss. – Shooting an American Southwest Conference record 75.8 percent from the field, the LeTourneau University men’s basketball team scored a season-high 115 points en route to a 115-88 road victory over Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday, January 18. LeTourneau bounces back with the victory ...

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ASC – Sports

RICHARDSON, Texas – The University of Texas at Tyler has been picked to win the 2018 American Southwest Conference softball regular season title after a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, announced by the conference office Thursday. The Patriots are coming off a third-place finish at ...

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High School Basketball Plus Stars Fall In Shootout

  Area high school basketball teams continue their hunt for the postseason this evening. — Paris – The North Lamar Panthers look to make it back to back wins tonight when they visit Pittsburg. Last night the Panthers beat Atlanta, 46-35 while the North Lamar girls fell to the Lady Rabbits, 44-31. ...

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HS Hoops Plus No. 24 PJC Picks Up Home Win

  Area high school basketball teams played their make up games last night. — Paris – The Paris Wildcats and Lady Cats were edged out by Pleasant Grove with the boys falling in overtime, 60-55, while the girls come up short, 63-59. The Chisum Mustangs and Lady Mustangs felt the ...

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Community Calendar

Jan
20
Sat
First Annual Rainbow Trout Free Fishing Fun Weekends @ Daingerfield State Park
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day

The park is getting 4000 Rainbow Trout stocked into Little Pine Lake. The park is receiving one of the largest allotments of Rainbow Trout in Texas and the most of any Texas State Park as a result of a cooperative effort between Morris County, City of Daingerfield, Texas Parks, and Wildlife Department – Inland Fisheries and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Daingerfield State Park.

Loaner fishing gear will be available along with free bait. Besides fishing for Rainbow Trout, park visitors will get to learn how to catch, clean and cook these cold water treasures.  Other programs during our event will be Fishing 101, Knot Tying, Underwater Discovery and much more!  Make Daingerfield State Park your #1 fishing stop this winter angling for the Rainbows!

You do not need a Fishing License to fish at Daingerfield State Park!  The park will waive all entrance fees for those participating in our Rainbow Trout event. All other fishing regulations will be in effect. The limit for Rainbow Trout is five fish per angler per day (no size limit).

Elk’s Lodge Veteran’s Breakfast @ Elk's Lodge
Jan 20 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
CASA VIP Tea Party @ Mount Pleasant Civic Center
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm

CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties is proud to announce an EXCLUSIVE VIP Experience for your little princess!  Prior to the Fairy Dust Princess Ball on Friday, January 19th or Saturday, January 20th we have a LIMITED VIP Tea Party prior to the ball with all the favorite Princesses!  There are only 25 Tickets available for Friday and 25 for Saturday and these will go fast!  Your special VIP ticket for $100 gets you and your princess into the private tea party where your princess will receive a special gift and private autograph and photo session with the Princesses as well as access to the ball!  These special VIP tickets make great Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers for your Princess.

Jan
21
Sun
First Annual Rainbow Trout Free Fishing Fun Weekends @ Daingerfield State Park
Jan 21 – Jan 22 all-day

The park is getting 4000 Rainbow Trout stocked into Little Pine Lake. The park is receiving one of the largest allotments of Rainbow Trout in Texas and the most of any Texas State Park as a result of a cooperative effort between Morris County, City of Daingerfield, Texas Parks, and Wildlife Department – Inland Fisheries and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Daingerfield State Park.

Loaner fishing gear will be available along with free bait. Besides fishing for Rainbow Trout, park visitors will get to learn how to catch, clean and cook these cold water treasures.  Other programs during our event will be Fishing 101, Knot Tying, Underwater Discovery and much more!  Make Daingerfield State Park your #1 fishing stop this winter angling for the Rainbows!

You do not need a Fishing License to fish at Daingerfield State Park!  The park will waive all entrance fees for those participating in our Rainbow Trout event. All other fishing regulations will be in effect. The limit for Rainbow Trout is five fish per angler per day (no size limit).

Jan
22
Mon
Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Lecture Series @ Hopkins County Extension Office
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm

This series provides a great opportunity to learn more about controlling type 2 diabetes. Join us in trying new foods and recipes as well as other exercise and diabetes management tips. All sessions are free and will be translated in Spanish. Christus Trinity Clinic and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host the series.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Christus Trinity Clinic Diabetes Class @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm

The diabetes classes will help participants understand the importance of nutrition and blood glucose monitoring in managing diabetes. The classes are free, but anyone interested must call to reserve a seat. Classes will be taught in Spanish. All classes will take place at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston, and will be offered at 1:30 and repeated at 5:30 each of those dates.

Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Lecture Series @ Hopkins County Extension Office
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm

This series provides a great opportunity to learn more about controlling type 2 diabetes. Join us in trying new foods and recipes as well as other exercise and diabetes management tips. All sessions are free and will be translated in Spanish. Christus Trinity Clinic and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host the series.

Jan
23
Tue
Books & Babies @ Paris Public Library
Jan 23 @ 10:30 am

Storytime for infants  0 – 23 months

Jan
25
Thu
Tales for Twos @ Paris Public Library
Jan 25 @ 2:30 pm

Two year olds. Registration is required.

Jan
26
Fri
22nd Annual Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil show @ Tyler Rose Garden Center
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visitors will be able to see club member’s display cases, demonstrations and dealer booths supplying a variety of jewelry,  jewelry making supplies, lapidary & earth science related products. Visitor’s favorites are mineral specimens, dinosaur bone, and meteorites. Once again this year the nationally famous Rock Food Table will be there. Geode cracking will also be a favorite thing to do. There are hourly door prizes, plus adult and children’s grand prizes.

Admission is free on Friday for school children, and on Saturday and Sunday, the charge is $1.00. Adult fee is $5.00. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform are admitted free.

The Club has members from all over the East Texas Area and is always open to guests and those interested in rocks and earth science.