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News

February, 2018

  • 22 February

    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 ...

  • 22 February

    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 ...

  • 22 February

    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.

  • 22 February

    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.

  • 22 February

    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.

  • 22 February

    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 ...

  • 22 February

    Flags To Fly Half Staff In Memory of Billy Graham

        Gov. Greg Abbott is ordering flags to fly at half-staff in memory of  Rev.  Billy Graham.  He died at his North Carolina home Wednesday, at the age of 99.

  • 22 February

    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 ...

  • 22 February

    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 ...

  • 22 February

    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.