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North Lamar Closes in On New Superintendent

  North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees has narrowed its list of superintendent candidates down to seven. The board, which hired the educational search firm Education Solutions and Services, had originally been looking at 43 candidates. The board will continue interviews tonight at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 10:00 am.

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Gas Prices Climb Again

  Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up again. AAA Texas reports the average price at the pump statewide rose two cents to reach an average $2.28 per gallon. The national average is $2.54 a gallon.

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Flu’s Here!

Schools Closing Due to Flu Outbreak (Associated Press) More than a half dozen school districts in Oklahoma and two in Texas have closed for at least a day because of a flu outbreak. In Oklahoma, the Cleveland and Union City schools both closed for a day earlier this week, while ...

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Paul Ryan • The government shutdown is looming. The President tweets this morning that children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) “should be part of a long-term solution, not a 30-day, or short-term, extension.” The House GOP says they think they have the votes to avert a government shutdown, but the measure’s ...

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January Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments

    JP # Cause No Defendant’s Name Charge H17-977 27599 ARMSTRONG, WESLEY CARL THEFT PROP > $2,500< $30K R17-747 27600 BARRIOS, JR., PEDRO STALKING R17-930 27601 BERRY, ROBERT ALLEN POSS CS < 1G R17-749 27602 BOYETT, DAKOTA WAYNE POSS CS < 1G H17-1006 27603 BRIDGERS, GERALD RUSSELL UUMV, RO ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jan 18)

Quadrea Dillard Wednesday morning Paris Police arrested Quadrea Dillard, 24, at the Probation Office on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for assault on a family member last December. William Brown William Brown, 46, turned himself into the Police Department on an outstanding bond surrender warrant. It pertained to two ...

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Hopkins County Chamber Connection 01.18.18

  Lezley Brown Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce by Lezley Brown SAVE THE DATE!!! It’s time for the 92nd Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet! “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” dinner and community awards set in the roaring 1920’s will be held at the Hopkins County Civic Center on Thursday, ...

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North Lamar Students Selected As Texas All-State Musicians

    Seth Carter, Jayden Franklin, Seth Jones, and Sen Gist, members of the North Lamar High School Band and Choir, will perform with the Texas All-State Choirs, Bands, and Orchestras in San Antonio, Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2018 ...

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UPDATE Sulphur Springs City Council, School Board Candidates File

  Wednesday was the first day for candidates to sign up for the May 5 Texas municipal elections. For the Sulphur Springs City Council, incumbent Craig Johnson and challenger Justin Davidson have signed up for Place 1. Jimmy Lucas and Sara Gibson signed for Place 2 and incumbent Oscar Aguilar ...

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Electricity Usage Sets New Record

    A new winter peak demand record for electricity use was set Wednesday morning due to the extremely low temperatures across Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says that the previous winter peak demand record was 62,855 megawatts. The new record, 65,731 megawatts, was set between 7:00 a.m. ...

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Local Sports Headlines

Area High School Hoops Plus Stars Take Down Bruins In OT

  Area high school basketball teams are back in action tonight. — Paris – The Paris Wildcats host Pleasant Grove tonight at Wildcat Gym as the Lady Cats go to Texarkana. North Lamar games vs. Atlanta have been canceled. The Chisum Mustangs take to the road to play the Mt ...

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Mt Pleasant Junior High Basketball

The MPJH Lady Tigers traveled to Paris on Saturday to compete in the North Lamar Stone Middle School Basketball Tournament. The 8th Graders finished 4th, beating Pittsburg along the way and losing to the eventual champions by only three points. Records and results don’t always tell the story of how ...

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High School Basketball Wrap Up And Thrilling Finish In Minnesota

Paris – The Paris Wildcat basketball team wins on the road over their rival North Lamar Saturday night, 52-38 in their first district contest. The Pantherettes edge out the Paris Lady Cats, 43-38 to get back in the playoff picture. The Chisum Mustangs fall to Chapel Hill, 56-31, while the Cooper Bulldogs ...

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Mt Pleasant Junior High Lady Tigers

The Mount Pleasant Junior High Lady Tigers hosted the Greenville Lady Lions Thursday afternoon in their first district game of the 2018 calendar year. It was a great day to be a Lady Tiger as both 7th, and 8th Grade teams took out the Lady Lions. The 7th Grade Lady ...

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LeTourneau University – Sports

  RICHARDSON, Texas – For the second time this season, LeTourneau University men’s basketball sophomore guard Nate West has been named American Southwest Conference East Division Co-Player of the Week for his performance during the week of January 8-13. Despite only playing once last week, West lit up the scoreboard ...

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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.