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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 coming from the vehicle, and a K9 alerted on the vehicle. A search turned up the synthetic marijuana known as K2 and two baggies of ...

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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. 59 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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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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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 http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Feb 22 @ 12:09 am – 8:00 pm


Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Child Development Center Parent Support Group, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wallace 6th Grade School Dance (Positive incentive Party), 6-8 p.m., Gym
  • MPJHS Cheer Parent Meeting, Gym, 6 p.m.
  • Baseball

MPHS V Tigers @ Skeeter Tourney, Mesquite, 2:30 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ North Lamar JV Tourney TBA

  • Softball

MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers @ Allen Varsity Tournament, TBA

MPHS JV Lady Tigers @ Longview PARD Tournament, TBA

Feb 23 @ 12:07 am – 8:00 pm


Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Child Development Center Parent Committee, 8 a.m.
  • Fowler Elementary Jump Rope for Heart, During Specials
  • Child Development Center EHS Individual Pictures, All Day
  • MPJHS 8th Graders at LEAP, Civic Center
  • Wallace Student Awards Assembly, 8:15 a.m.
  • Wallace 5th Grade Positive Incentive Party, School Day
  • Baseball
  • MPHS V Tigers @ Skeeter Tourney, Mesquite, 12/2:30 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ North Lamar JV Tourney TBA

  • Boys Golf

MPHS V Tigers @ Lindale Tourney, Garden Valley

  • Boys Soccer

MPHS Tigers @ Greenville, 5:30/6:45 p.m.

  • Girls Soccer

MPHS JV, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Greenville, Sam Parker Field, 5:30/7 p.m.

  • Softball

MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers @ Allen Varsity Tournament, TBA

MPHS JV Lady Tigers @ Longview PARD Tournament, TBA

National Wild Turkey Federation
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their Annual Banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church. It is Friday (Feb 23) with doors opening at 6:00 pm and dinner starting at 7:30. Following there are live and silent auctions. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor, contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874 or 903-219-1874.

Bob Sandlin State Park
Feb 24 all-day

Bob Sandlin State Park is planning its first “Return to Nature” event. Ranger April will discuss and promote the concept of using native plants to support native pollinators and wildlife in our area. It will be a fun and informative event for all ages. It is during Spring Break. For more information, you can contact the park with the information below.

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

Chili Cook-Off
Feb 24 all-day

Saturday (Feb 24) is the Camp County Chili cook-off.

Feb 24 @ 12:05 am – 8:00 pm


Saturday, February 24, 2018

  • Baseball
  • MPHS V Tigers @ Skeeter Tourney, Mesquite, 2 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ North Lamar JV Tourney TBA

  • Boys Golf

MPHS V Tigers @ Lindale tourney, Garden Valley

  • Softball

MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers @ Allen Varsity Tournament, TBA

MPHS JV Lady Tigers @ Longview PARD Tournament, TBA

  • Track

MPHS Tigers & Lady Tigers @ Pine Tree Meet

Fly Fish Texas Expo
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fly Fish Texas Expo Coming To Athens Saturday (Feb 24).

ATHENS – The “Fly Fish Texas Expo” is back for the 18th year with a jam-packed day of activities, classes, demonstrations, and vendors from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Saturday (Feb 24) at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. And it’s all free with the cost of admission to the TFFC.

Fly Fish Texas Expo will feature more than a dozen classes and demonstrations geared toward everyone from the beginner fly-fisher to the experienced angler, all taught by professional guides, instructors and competitors. For those just getting started in the art of fly-fishing, classes include fly-fishing 101, all-day casting instruction, beginning fly-tying classes and caring for fly-fishing equipment.

For more experienced anglers, instructors will be teaching classes on how to fly-fish the Texas hill country and Lake Athens, how to cast for common carp, and how to do single and double hand Spey casting.

Loaner equipment will be available for anglers to test their fly-fishing skills and cast for rainbow trout all day in several stocked ponds and streams at the TFFC. More than 2,000 rainbow trout stocked on-site for the event in Lake Zebco, the 1.2-acre fishing pond; in the ponds located along the 0.8-mile wetlands trail; and in the 1.5-acre fly fishing pond, which features a dedicated fly-fishing pavilion.

After you learn to tie a fly, cast a fly, and catch a fish, anglers can check out the rest of the fun and educational features the TFFC has to offer. They include the daily dive show at 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, a tram tour of the hatchery, and over 300,000 gallons of indoor and outdoor aquariums displaying dozens of species of native fish and reptiles in recreated habitats.

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens is about an hour drive from Tyler and Dallas and less than two hours from Fort Worth and Waco.

To sign-up for beginner’s classes with the Dallas Fly Fishers, and for maps, admission information, and a complete schedule of the day’s activities visit TFFC online. For updates, photos and instructor information, follow TFFC on Facebook and TPWD Fishing on Twitter. Concessions will be available from Danny’s Smokehouse BBQ.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites – Athens, First State Bank – Athens, Friends of TFFC, and Red Hat Rentals are sponsors of “Fly Fish Texas Expo.”

Child Car Seat Checkup
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Saturday (Feb 24) from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, TxDOT personnel and representatives from the Department of State Health Services and the Red River Safety Kids Coalition will check car seats at Clarksville City Hall, 800 West Main Street at Clarksville, in Red River County.