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Oklahoma Legislator’s Raise Bill Heads To Senate

  Oklahoma voters would get to decide whether to make it easier for the Legislature to raise taxes under a bill that has narrowly cleared the state House. The measure now heads to the Senate. The bill would lower the state constitution’s three-fourths majority requirement needed for the Legislature to ...

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Oklahoma Teacher Pay Vote Falls Short Strike Looms

  A plan to give Oklahoma school teachers a pay raise has fallen short in the Oklahoma Senate after a package of tax increases to pay for it couldn’t get enough votes. Oklahoma public school teachers have threatened a statewide strike beginning April 2 over demands for better pay.

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Hugo Man Convicted In Child Molestation Case

  A 33-year-old Hugo man has been convicted by a Choctaw County jury of child crimes. Casey Lemons was originally charged with lewd molestation of a child, but the charge was later upgraded to a charge of child sexual assault. The victim in the case was said to be under ...

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Texas Gas Prices Hold Steady

  Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the U.S. held steady this week. AAA experts say one major factor contributing to stable prices is increased gasoline production that has kept pace with higher than usual demand this winter. The best price Friday morning was $2.12 for regular at Murphy ...

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TAM-Texarkana Career Fair

A&M-Texarkana sets Spring 2018 Career and Internship Fair TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host its Spring 2018 Career and Internship Fair Wednesday, March 21, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm in Eagle Hall of the University Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas. The Career ...

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Paris FD Battles Structure Fire

  A fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a shed behind a home in the 2700-block of Hubbard. The fire also burned some backyard trees and part of the fence. Paris FD was on the scene quickly and kept the fire from spreading to the house.

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City of Paris Residential Clean-Up Planned

    The City of Paris Residential Clean-Up From Saturday (Apr 7) to Saturday (Apr 14), the City of Paris will have two drop-off locations for Paris residents to dump trash at no cost! We will be open each day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please bring your current ...

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What’s Trending?

• A judge gave the sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof a $5,000 bond. Morgan Roof, 18, is not allowed to return to South Carolina school. She brought weapons and drugs onto the campus of A.C. Flora High School. She also made a social media post on Snapchat that ...

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Sulphur Springs Parolee Arrested

    Hopkins County Deputies executed a warrant at an apartment on Helm Lane in Sulphur Springs and arrested a local man on several charges. They charged 28-year-old Isaiah Domingue Hearn with possession of between one and four grams of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a firearm ...

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Local Sports Headlines

March Madness By The Numbers

  With the annual NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament set to kick off in earnest today, offices around the country are bracing for a drop in productivity as the games begin. Billions, meanwhile, will be spent on pools, such as the ones found in offices across the country. Last ...

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Softball Scores Plus March Madness Begins Today

  The No. 11 Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team defeated St. Edward’s University in three games on Wednesday. The Lions defeated the Hilltoppers 2-0 in the first game, finishing a halted game that started on Feb. 7. The team then played their regularly scheduled doubleheader. A&M-Commerce won the first game ...

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More Post Season Honors Plus High School Softball And Baseball

  Congratulations to Paris Lady Dragon Basketball Point Guard Bre’Osha Scott and Power Forward Makaela Mosley for earning Region 14 Honorable Mention awards for the 2017-18 Season. — Texas A&M University-Commerce senior Brianna Wise has been named First Team All-Region by the Division II and junior Reggie Reid has been ...

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ASC – Sports

  AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Matches: March 6-12, 2018 WEST DIVISION WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK – Kathy Joseph, So., UT Dallas The University of Texas at Dallas sophomore Kathy Joseph (Williston, Vt.) earned her second Player of the Week award of the year after going ...

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No. 11 A&M Commerce Softball Plus Rangers Beat Royals

  The No. 11 Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team picked up two wins against Missouri Western State on Monday. The Lions defeated the Griffins 10-2 in the first game and 12-1 in the second game. Both games were completed in five innings. The wins bring the Lions to 19-3 on ...

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Community Calendar

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, 903-885-4926.

Financial Peace University
Mar 5 @ 1:00 am – Apr 15 @ 7:30 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

Red Cross Volunteers Needed
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm


Would you want to help your community in times of disaster?  The American Red Cross is looking for people who would be willing to help their
community prepare and respond to emergencies. Red Cross volunteers support first responders by being trained in the various tasks necessary to help a
community recover from a disaster. This includes providing assistance to victims of house fires, tornadoes, and floods, as well as setting up
shelters and teaching kids about preparing for disasters. If you might be interested, please come to a volunteer information meeting on Tuesday,
March 20 at 4 p.m. at the Mt Pleasant Public Library (601 N. Madison in Mt Pleasant). This is for residents of Franklin, Morris and Titus counties.For information, go to ** <>*, or *contact Alan McMillin (409/289-1255 <(409)%20289-1255>);

Cypress Basin Plant Sale and Garden Show
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – Mar 24 @ 9:00 am




The Cypress Basin Master Gardeners will hold its 9th annual Plant Sale and
Garden Show on March 24, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The event will be
held at the Mt. Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson Ave., Mt.
Pleasant, Texas. Admission is $3.00

This year’s featured plant is the “Raising Sun Redbud” tree (cercis
canadensis).  If you are looking for show stopping color in your landscape
then take look at this!  Pulsating spring heart shaped foliage colors from
deep apricot-orange to yellow and lime-green in the summer months and then
turns to golden tones for the late summer month, this ornamental tree is
outstanding!  This eastern redbud is very resistant to heat and burn and
does very well in full sun and it will tolerate light shade.  A vigorous
grower this variety is hardy in zones 5-9 and very resistant to pest and
disease, growing up to 12 feet high and about 8 feet wide and makes it a
good tree to use in a focal point in your landscape.  This variety in late
spring produces a pea-type flower, rosy orchid in color and will appear
before the foliage in spring and are attractive to bees and butterflies.  This
tree takes on a full rounded shape at maturity. 4000 plants grown and
propagated by our master gardeners will be available for purchase!

Educational programs at the show include, Texas Master Gardener Keith
Kridler on “Cavity Nesting Birds”, Dr. Joe Masabni from Texas A&M on
Vegetable Gardening in Northeast Texas, Dr. Justin Scheiner from Texas A&M
on growing grape variety’s for wine in Texas and our Key Note speaker,
Howard Garrett “The Dirt Doctor” on Natural Organic Pest Control.

The Cypress Basin Master Gardeners are part of the Texas A&M AgriLife
Extension Service and the Texas Master Gardener Association, the largest in
the United States. For additional information go to

Nevills Chapel Fundraiser
Mar 16 – Mar 17 all-day

Nevills Chapel Baptist Church is hosting a fundraiser-garage sale Friday and Saturday (Mar 16-17) for a Mission Trip. There is a bake sale and bake potato sale Saturday (Mar 17). The church is on CR-3210 and FM 1402 at Mt Pleasant. (Diann 903-573-6772)

Women Of Lockerbie
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm

Women of Lockerbie- play by Community Players Inc.

Performance dates for “Women of Lockerbie” run Friday and Saturday (Mar 16-17) at 7:00 pm. The matinee performance Sunday (Mar 18) is 2:00 pm. Also, Friday and Saturday (Mar 23-24) are at 7:00 pm. Sunday (Mar 25) is at 2:00 pm. You can reserve tickets by calling 903-885-0107 or visit our website at Main St Theatre, 225 Main Street, Sulphur Springs.

Bob Sandlin State Park
Mar 17 all-day

Spring is here, and we are ready for the community at Bob Sandlin State Park. As always, children 12 and under are free and 13 years and older have an entrance fee of $4 each.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday (Mar 10 and 17) – Return to Nature, at 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Ranger April will be talking about the benefits of using native plants in landscaping. Ranger Lindley will provide a guided hike after her demonstration.

Paige Green
Office Manager
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
341 State Park Rd 2117
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
(903) 572-5531

Mar 17 all-day

Saturday, March 17, 2018
• Spring Break. All Campuses and Offices Closed

Chili And Stew Cook-Off Benefit
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dylan’s Drivers
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 3:00 am

Dylan’s Drivers provides a safe and reliable service within Lamar County, Texas, by providing free, non-judgemental, confidential rides to individuals who are rendered incapable of or lack access to safe transportation. Their hours of operations are Thursday be from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am, Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 pm until 3:00 am. Call 903.905.4959