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Hopkins County Deputies Arrest Two After Tip

    Millan Hernandez A tip to Crimestoppers led to the arrest by Hopkins County Deputies of two people at a location in the 1400-block of West Industrial. Monica Renee Millan, 24, was charged with forgery after two counterfeit $100 bills were found in plain sight in the room. Marquise ...

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LeTourneau Nationally Ranked As Conservative Christian College

    LeTourneau University in Longview has been named one of the top 30 conservative Christian colleges in the nation by OnlineChristianColleges.com. Other Texas colleges on the list include Southwestern Assemblies of God University at No. 11, the University of Dallas at No. 19, Houston Baptist University at No. 23 ...

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East Texas Woman Charged With Sex Trafficking

  Chelsey Rae Penney Gregg County Jail An East Texas woman has been arrested by Longview Police for allegedly assisting in trafficking a young girl for sex at Tyler, Longview, and Dallas hotels. Chelsey Rae Penney, 22, of Longview, was charged on Dallas County warrants with compelling prostitution of a ...

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Texas Prisons Hit By Flu Outbreak

    State prison units in East Texas have been hit hard by the current flu situation. Officials are seeing outbreaks at the Hodge Unit in Rusk, which houses intellectually challenged inmates. Also the Jester Four Prison in Richmond. Visitation was closed last weekend at both prisons. It’s not known ...

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First Execution Of The Year In Huntsville

      Anthony Allen Shores A man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer,” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims became the nation’s first prisoner executed this year. Anthony Allen Shore, 55, was put to death Thursday night for the 1992 strangling of a 21-year-old ...

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North Lamar HS Outstanding Students And Staff Named

  Thirty-two students and two teachers from North Lamar High School were submitted by department chairs to be the NLHS students and staff of the third six weeks.  Selections were nominated by teachers and based on character, academics, attendance, and overall representation of the core values of North Lamar ISD. ...

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Bailey Students Advance To Regional Science Fair

    Bailey Intermediate School held a science fair on November 30 for the fourth and fifth grades at their campus.  The top four from each grade will compete at the Region 8 ESC Regional Science Fair on February 1, 2018.           Fifth-grade winners advancing are: Amberlee Freelen, first place with ‘Which Detergent is ...

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Fannindel  ISD CLosed by Flu Outbreak

  Fannindel  ISD announced Thursday afternoon that school would be closed because of the high incidence of flu and other flu-like illnesses. The school will be out today and Monday and classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday. Fannindel primarily serves students in Ladonia and Pecan Gap.

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Local Sports Headlines

High School Games Rescheduled Plus Stars Win Again

  Due to inclement, wintery weather area high school basketball teams postponed yesterdays games with most rescheduled to be played tonight. — Paris – The Paris Wildcats and Lady Cats host Pleasant Grove tonight at Wildcat Gym. The girls will tip-off at 4:30 while the boys follow at 6:00. North Lamar will be at Panther gym ...

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North Lamar’s Powerlifting Team Begins Strong

  North Lamar’s girls and boys powerlifting teams competed in the Sulphur Springs Invitational on Saturday, January 13, winning two individual championships and the girl’s team placing fourth out of 23 teams. Winning first in their weight class were Jaxon Hevron, ranked first in the state, and Emma Doyal, first career meet. ...

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TAMUC – Sports

Texas A&M University-Commerce announces a contract for head volleyball coach Craig Case. COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced a multi-year contract for head volleyball coach Craig Case, effective immediately. The seventh head coach in Lion volleyball history, Case has led the Lions since the 2010 season and has compiled an ...

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ASC – Sports

BASEBALL RICHARDSON, Texas – The University of Texas at Tyler has been picked to win the 2018 American Southwest Conference baseball regular season title after a vote of the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, announced by the conference office Wednesday. UT-Tyler received 331 points and 21 out of ...

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LeTourneau University – Sports

MEN’S BASKETBALL RICHARDSON, Texas – LeTourneau University baseball senior infielder Gonzalo Sosa and junior pitcher Andrew Harlan have been named to the American Southwest Conference 2018 Baseball Preseason Players to Watch list as announced by the conference office on Wednesday, January 17th. As a team, LETU was picked 13th in ...

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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.