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Local Area Headlines

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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What’s Trending?

• 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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Local Sports Headlines

LeTourneau University – Sports

  SOFTBALL LONGVIEW, Texas – Due to rain and severe weather making its way through East Texas on Tuesday late afternoon and evening, the LeTourneau University softball home-opening doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 has been postponed. A makeup date for the two games will be announced in the coming ...

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TAMUC – Sports

WOMEN’S GOLF Lion women finish 11th at St. Edward’s Invitational. AUSTIN – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s golf team wrapped up the St. Edward’s Invitational on Tuesday with an 11th place finish after 36 holes of action. The Lions improved by four strokes over the first day’s round and completed ...

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TAMUC – Sports

SOFTBALL Lion Softball adjusts schedule for LSC opening series vs. Tarleton COMMERCE – In an attempt to avoid poor weather this weekend, the Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team has altered the schedule for its Lone Star Conference series with Tarleton State. The Lions and TexAnns will now play a doubleheader at 2 ...

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Paris Wildcats – Sports

Wet field conditions canceled Paris’ JV Baseball Scrimmage for tonight on the Hill.   Tennis Results for Second-Annual Wildcat Classic Tennis Tournament JV Luke Gibbons/Rodrigo Ramirez- 2nd Boys Double Varsity Gabe Allen/Regan Benson- 1st Mixed Doubles Sahil Prakash- 2nd Boys Singles Ramiro Ramirez-1st in Boys Singles Consolation Allyssa Standifer/ Ryan ...

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HS Playoffs Plus NBA All-Star Weekend

          High school girls basketball playoffs continue on with the Area Round with some teams advancing while others see their season come to an end. — Paris – The Honey Grove Lady Warriors are in the Regional quarterfinals after taking down Hawkins, 48-33. Next the Lady ...

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Community Calendar

Financial Peace University
Jan 23 @ 1:00 am – Mar 5 @ 6:30 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

Adopt A Pet
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.

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.

Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Lecture Series @ Hopkins County Extension Office
Feb 26 @ 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.

Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Lecture Series @ Hopkins County Extension Office
Feb 26 @ 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.

Books & Babies @ Paris Public Library
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am

Storytime for infants  0 – 23 months

Tales for Twos @ Paris Public Library
Mar 1 @ 2:30 pm

Two year olds. Registration is required.

Conservation Stewardship Program
Mar 2 all-day

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

Applications for CSP are accepted year round. However, applications for the current funding period’s deadline is Friday (Mar 2). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation.

NRCS encourages all producers to visit their local NRCS office and submit applications for eligibility by March 2.