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Three Arrested By Hopkins County Deputies On Drug Charges

    Three people were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Sulphur Springs by a Hopkins County deputy. The deputy smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a K9 alerted on the vehicle. A search turned up the synthetic marijuana known as K2 and two baggies of ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

    46 year old Jason Ray Bailey was arrested in Hopkins County. He was charged with possession of more than 1 but less than 4 grams of a controlled substance.  Bond had not yet been set. 27 year old Brandon Michael Petrea was arrested by Sulphur Springs police at ...

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Commerce Man Indicted For Aggravated Assault

    The Hunt County Grand Jury has indicted a 32 year old Commerce man on one count of Aggravated Assault/family violence. Miguel Angel Garcia allegedly attacked a woman with a knife. He remains in jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

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ET Gambling Club Raided

    An East Texas gaming room was raided Wednesday following an undercover investigation by several law enforcement agencies. 59 gambling machines and more than $5,000 were seized during the raid on the Win-City gaming club in Palestine. Two Palestine residents were arrested on non-related drug charges.

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Texas School District Warns Students About Gun Protests

    A Texas school district  sent a letter to families and published on schools’ social media that students would face a three-day, out-of-school suspension if they  disrupt classes or walk out to protest current gun laws. The Needville ISD said it is focused on education and not political protests.

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NBA Fines Cuban

      The NBA has fined Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for recently suggesting that his team was tanking this season. The league found Cuban’s statements, which came on Julius Erving’s podcast “House Call With Dr. J” “detrimental to the NBA. Cuban told Erving that he recently told members ...

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Lamar County United Way Funding Applications Available

  United Way of Lamar County’s 2019 Community Grants process has begun.  Non-profit, 501-c-3 agencies in Lamar County are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding for the 2019 grant cycle. Those interested in applying should attend one of the two Letter of Intent and Grant Guideline ...

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Lamar County Commissioners Name Jones To Constable Of Precinct 2

  Lamar County Commissioners named Jeff Jones to be Constable of Precinct 2. Jones, who is a retired Paris Police Officer, will serve the southwestern portion of the county. He also briefly served as Precinct 3 Road Foreman. He will begin his duties March 2.  Others who had applied for ...

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Pre-Trial Hearing Set In Paris Stalking Case

  A pre-trial hearing has been set for next month for a former Paris Police Officer charged with felony stalking his ex-wife. Pedro Barrios, Jr., 60, was fired after 25 years with the department after he was arrested two times for stalking.

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Local Sports Headlines

NBA Fines Cuban

      The NBA has fined Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for recently suggesting that his team was tanking this season. The league found Cuban’s statements, which came on Julius Erving’s podcast “House Call With Dr. J” “detrimental to the NBA. Cuban told Erving that he recently told members ...

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Basketball Playoffs Plus NBA Fines Cuban

  High school basketball playoffs pick back up this weekend.  The girls will be in the regional tournament while the boys play the area round. Paris – The Clarksville Tigers and Rivercrest Rebels are still alive in the Red River Valley.  Tonight Rivercrest faces the tall task of taking on Martins Mill.  ...

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Paris – Girl’s Golf

Two of the Wildcat girls competed in the Mt Pleasant Invitational Golf Tournament at Mt. Pleasant CC on Monday (Feb 19). Though they didn’t place, they had respectable rounds under the conditions. Emily Eddlemon was lowest for Paris with a 111, and Ansley Downs finished with a 122. They will ...

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Basketball Pairings

  2018 GIRLS’ BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS   3A Region II Feb 20 – Tue Mt Vernon 52 – Winnsboro 51   Feb 23 – Fri Rockwall Heath 6:00 pm Mt Vernon vs. Sunnyvale   3A Region II MP Chapel Hill Pottsboro 46 – Leonard 42   Feb 23 Fri Rockwall Heath ...

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Community Calendar

Jan
23
Tue
Financial Peace University
Jan 23 @ 1:00 am – Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Feb
10
Sat
Adopt A Pet
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.

Feb
14
Wed
Sulphur Springs Public Library Events for February and March
Feb 14 @ 4:23 pm – Mar 22 @ 5:23 pm

 

 

Sulphur Springs Public Library

February and March bring more opportunities to be together as a community and celebrate local businesses.

  • Head2Toe Nutrition will be here with a Nutrition & Wellness Workshop Thursday February 22, at 6pm
  • Desinie Dunn with Studio 9 will be here with a Massage Information Workshop on Thursday March 1, at 6pm
  • Local Attorney Erwin Cain will be here answering questions on Estate Planning and Wills on Thursday March 15, at 6pm
  • Phinesse Farms Winery will be here with a Food and Wine pairing on Thursday March 22, at 6pm

We are open 6 days a week (MTWF 9-6, TH 11-8 and Sat 9-1) We are on Facebook at Sulphur Springs Public Library. Visit us at 611 North Davis, Sulphur Springs, www.sslibrary.org 903-885-4926.

Feb
22
Thu
MPISD
Feb 22 @ 12:09 am – 8:00 pm

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Child Development Center Parent Support Group, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wallace 6th Grade School Dance (Positive incentive Party), 6-8 p.m., Gym
  • MPJHS Cheer Parent Meeting, Gym, 6 p.m.
  • Baseball

MPHS V Tigers @ Skeeter Tourney, Mesquite, 2:30 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ North Lamar JV Tourney TBA

  • Softball

MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers @ Allen Varsity Tournament, TBA

MPHS JV Lady Tigers @ Longview PARD Tournament, TBA

Feb
23
Fri
MPISD
Feb 23 @ 12:07 am – 8:00 pm

 

Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Child Development Center Parent Committee, 8 a.m.
  • Fowler Elementary Jump Rope for Heart, During Specials
  • Child Development Center EHS Individual Pictures, All Day
  • MPJHS 8th Graders at LEAP, Civic Center
  • Wallace Student Awards Assembly, 8:15 a.m.
  • Wallace 5th Grade Positive Incentive Party, School Day
  • Baseball
  • MPHS V Tigers @ Skeeter Tourney, Mesquite, 12/2:30 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ North Lamar JV Tourney TBA

  • Boys Golf

MPHS V Tigers @ Lindale Tourney, Garden Valley

  • Boys Soccer

MPHS Tigers @ Greenville, 5:30/6:45 p.m.

  • Girls Soccer

MPHS JV, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Greenville, Sam Parker Field, 5:30/7 p.m.

  • Softball

MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers @ Allen Varsity Tournament, TBA

MPHS JV Lady Tigers @ Longview PARD Tournament, TBA

Lamar County Human Resources
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday (Feb 23) is the Lamar County Human Resources Council’s Annual Mardi Gras at the Love Civic Center to benefit ‘Meals on Wheels.’ There is a live and silent auction plus a cajun dinner catered by Michael Perry. David Whiteman Band is providing live entertainment. Individual tickets are $75 apiece, and tables are $600 and seat eight. Call 903-784–2580 for tickets.

Lamar County Human Resources
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday (Feb 23) the Lamar County Human Resources Council has their annual Mardi Gras at the Love Civic Center to benefit Meals on Wheels. There will be a live and silent auction plus a cajun dinner catered by Michael Perry. The David Whiteman Band is the live entertainment. Individual tickets are $75 apiece, and tables for eight are $600. Call 903-784–2580 for tickets.

National Wild Turkey Federation
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their Annual Banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church. It is Friday (Feb 23) with doors opening at 6:00 pm and dinner starting at 7:30. Following there are live and silent auctions. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor, contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874 or 903-219-1874.

Feb
24
Sat
Adopt A Pet
Feb 24 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.