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Happy Thursday! Saturday (Feb 24) is Camp County Chili Cook-Off. It is all you can eat for $5. Eat Chili and help decide who has the best Chili in Camp County. This year we are moving it to the Anvil Brewery, 115 N. Compress Street. See you there! Thunderbird Volunteer ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Feb. 25 – March 3, 2018 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing a new bridge. US 259 – From US 82 to FM 44, adding shoulders. FM 1297 – From FM 2878 to FM 559, widening the highway. Cass ...

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State Parks Filling For Spring Break

Spring Break Reservations Filling Fast at Texas State Parks AUSTIN— With spring break less than a month away, Texans are finalizing their travel plans for the weeklong vacation from routine. Texas State Parks campsite reservations are filling fast, but many hidden gems still have sites available. Well-known favorites such as ...

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Brookshire’s Purchases Winn-Dixie Stores

Brookshire Grocery Co. to Expand Through Purchase of Winn-Dixie Stores TYLER, Tex. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (February 22, 2018) – Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores. They are from SEG in New Roads, ...

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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, and a K9 alerted on the vehicle. A search turned up the synthetic marijuana known as K2 and two baggies of methamphetamine. Shelby Reeves Hammack, 19, ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

    Jason Ray Bailey, 46, was arrested in Hopkins County. He was charged with possession of more than one but less than four grams of a controlled substance. Bond had not yet been set. Brandon Michael Petrea, 27, was arrested by Sulphur Springs Police at his residence on Helm ...

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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. Fifty-nine 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. 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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Woman Rescued From High Water Near Grant

  A Choctaw County woman was rescued near Grant at about 3:30 Wednesday morning when her pickup got stranded in high water. Grant and Hugo Firefighters, Sheriff’s Deputies and a State Trooper all responded to the woman’s call for help. Officials say the water on the county road where the ...

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Feb 21)

Tuesday afternoon a complainant reported to the Police Department Lobby stating an unknown suspect had used their banking information to remove funds from their account. The investigation is ongoing. Paris Police responded to 78 calls for service and arrested four people over the past 24 hours ending at 6:00 am ...

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Dr. Cornell West To Speak At Texas A&M-Commerce

      A&M-Commerce has announced the return of intellectual, author, and activist Dr. Cornel West on Monday, March 19, 2018, as part of The Sam Rayburn Speaker Series. Dr. West will discuss “What #MeToo, Militarism, and Money Can’t Buy,” touching on trends in current events related to social justice and ...

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Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. Recalls Frozen Beef

      WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2018 – Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc., a Buda, Texas. The establishment is recalling approximately 167 pounds of the frozen beef patty and gravy products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains ...

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• The news of Billy Graham’s death sparked reaction worldwide. Millions are paying their respects to possibly the world’s most famous evangelist of all-time. • Freezing rain expected to cause some icing this morning for areas mainly west and northwest of the Metroplex. Areas along and northwest of a Comanche, ...

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