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Texarkana USA Chamber – News

The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce held a Meet & Greet for Opportunities, Inc. Executive Director, Sherry Young, and Development Leader, Natalie Conway. There was a great turnout with several different Chamber Member businesses there. The picture only includes a few people that were in attendance. This was one of ...

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Employment Workshop

Career and Employment Workshop – October 23 Need help creating an effective and noticeable resume? Need help searching for jobs online? Need to learn how to become more confident during an interview? Join Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas on Tuesday (Oct 23) at the Red River County Public Library in Clarksville, ...

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Arp ISD School Bus Slid Off Road

Thursday morning at approximately 7:28, Troopers responded to an ARP ISD school bus that had slid off the roadway on CR-244 and CR-26 in Smith County. Children were not injured, and arrangements were made to get them to their destination. No other vehicles were involved.

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Oct 18)

Reginald Dayshawn Glover Reginald Dayshawn Glover, 26, of Paris, was stopped for a traffic violation in the 10-block of E. Washington. Glover had an outstanding felony warrant charging him with assault of a family member with a previous conviction. Glover was found to have two additional misdemeanor warrants also. He was ...

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Texas Prison Employee Guilty Of Federal Violations.

A 39-year-old Beaumont, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. Charleas Artesha Wilkerson pleaded guilty to charges of public official accepting a bribe today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin. According to information presented in court, in April 2018, while serving in her ...

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East Texas Man Sentenced For Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A 50-year-old Collin County man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas. James Gerard Temme pleaded guilty on Oct. 11, 2017, to wire fraud and was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison on Oct. 16, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone. ...

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Titus County Bookings

Mugshot not available Deputies arrested 44-year-old Jonathan Harrah, of Mt Pleasant, in Titus County on a Gregg County warrant for abandoning/endangering a child. No other information was available. Titus County Deputies arrested 25-year-old Billy Joe Elliott, of Talco. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, two misdemeanors, and violation ...

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Honduran Man Sentenced In Upshur County

A Honduran national has been sentenced in Upshur County to 30 years in prison after his conviction for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Evading Arrest with a Vehicle. Authorities fined 21-year-old Edwin Antonio Osorio-Lopez $10,000.

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One Dead, One Injured, In Crash Near Whitehouse

An East Texas man was killed Wednesday morning in a crash about three miles west of Whitehouse. Troopers say 18-year-old Keaton Pierce Conder crossed the center line with his Jeep and collided with a pickup. The driver of the pickup, 62-year-old John J. Talton, of Whitehouse, was pronounced dead at ...

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Local Sports Headlines

LeTourneau University – Sports

    Liz Williams Hits 1,000 Career Digs As LeTourneau Volleyball Falls To Texas-Dallas LONGVIEW, Texas – On a night where senior Liz Williams recorded her 1,000th career dig, the LeTourneau University volleyball team fell in three sets to the University of Texas Dallas in American Southwest Conference action inside ...

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Volleyball Results Plus Football Changes In Today’s Sports

Photo by Bill Higgins Last night in volleyball the Prairiland Lady Pats defeated Chisum in three straight sets 25–21, 25–17 and 25–18. Prairiland will be home Friday against Mt Vernon while Chisum will travel to Commerce. The North Lamar Pantherettes also won in three sets as they defeated Pittsburg 25–12, ...

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Paris High School – Sports

Paris High School   To help support the Wildcats, we are trying to get our stands as LOUD as possible! If you have any milk jugs, bottles, or cans, please donate them to the High School cheerleaders! We will be decorating them and bringing them to the games to help ...

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Volleyball Tonight Plus Football Preview In Today’s Sports

Cross County Showdown tonight in volleyball as Prairiland travels to Chisum. The Lady Patriots swept the first meeting at home. The North Lamar Pantherettes will be at Pittsburg while Paris High will try to rebound from their loss at North Lamar when they travel to Liberty Eylau. In high school ...

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Community Calendar

Citizen Fun Event
Jun 27 @ 2:49 am – Oct 24 @ 3:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

Citizen Fun Event
Jul 18 @ 2:49 am – Nov 14 @ 2:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

Oct 18 all-day

Thursday, October 18, 2018
• CDC Parenting Class @ MPHS, 11:45 a.m.
• Corprew Principal’s Pride 2nd & 3rd grade @ 7:45 a.m.
• MPJH StuCo meeting, MPJH library @ 7:30 a.m.
• MPHS 9th, 10th & 11th-grade pictures
• MPHS Junior Class Ring presentation, 9:00 a.m.
• MPHS Senior Cap & Gown presentation, 10:00 a.m.
• Wallace NEHS Induction ceremony, 6:00 p.m.
• Volleyball
MPJH, 7th A&B/8th A&B vs. Marshall, 4:30 p.m.
• Football
MPHS JV Tigers vs. Hallsville, 5:30 p.m.
MPHS 9th Tigers @ Hallsville, 5:30 p.m.

Historic Red River County Chamber ‘s Annual Banquet
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Historic Red River County Chamber of Commerce’s 97th Annual Banquet with the installation of 2018-2019 Chamber Board of Directors and Officers will be held Thursday (Oct 18) at 6:30 pm in the Clarksville High School Cafetorium.

Civic Awards for The Ernest Witmer Citizen of the Year, George F. Sunkel, Pioneer, and Organization will be presented. The 2018/2019 School Ambassadors will be announced and the Chamber volunteers will be recognized.

The Chamber Banquet is not just for Chamber Members, it is also a chance for citizens of the community to meet their local business representatives and Chamber Board members. We will have a meet and greet with business booths of Chamber members from 5:45 – 6:30 pm before the banquet. Some of our businesses will be sponsoring giveaways as well. They may also find ways to get involved, join the Chamber, and support local business.

This year we will be holding a Silent Auction the night of the banquet with items donated from various local businesses.

Tickets for the banquet are $10 each and may be purchased from any Chamber Director, or at the Chamber Office, 101 N. Locust. Alternatively, you may call the Chamber at 903.427.2645, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm to reserve your ticket.

Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day

Friday, October 19, 2018
• CDC Parenting classes, 8:00 a.m.
• Corprew Principal’s Pride 4th grade @ 7:45 a.m.
• Sims Awards Assemblies, during Specials
• Corprew Principal’s Pride Awards, during lunches
• Football
Varsity Tigers @ Hallsville, 7:30 p.m.
• Volleyball
MPHS, 9th, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers @ Sulphur Springs, 5:00 p.m.

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Paris Community Theatre presents “Dracula” on Friday and Saturday (Oct 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27) at 7:30 pm and Sunday (Oct 21) at 2:30 pm. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker. More info and tickets at

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Paris Community Theatre is presenting “Dracula” Friday and Saturdays (Oct 19-20, 26-27) at 7:30 pm and Sunday (Oct 21) at 2:30 pm. It is based on the novel by Bram Stoker. More info and tickets you can go to

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Northeast Texas Community College will host its annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) rodeo Friday and Saturday (Oct 19-20) at Elite Western Arena. The college rodeo action will begin at 7:30 pm Friday night and at 2:00 pm Saturday afternoon. Elite Western Arena is located at 938 County Road 1655 in Mount Pleasant.

NTCC student-athletes will compete against rodeo teams from 15 other colleges and universities in the NIRA Southern Region.

“We hope everyone will come on out and support our team and enjoy rodeo entertainment at a great facility,” Skylar Hunnicutt, NTCC Rodeo Coach, said.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. NTCC students get in free with a valid student ID. Follow NTCC’s standings this season at

Adopt A Pet
Oct 20 all-day

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.

Bob Sandlin State Park
Oct 20 all-day

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park October Updates!

* Bob Sandlin State Park is excited to have their third Ranger to complete his wildland firefighter training on Friday (Oct 5). The park will have three well-trained Rangers who will assist natural resource management in the park and other local parks with seasonal prescribed burns. This may be an interesting topic for people to know about.

* Annual Pollinator BioBlitz is Saturday (Oct 20) at 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. There will be games, children’s crafts, a class for Nature Photography, a Ranger-led hike with a focus on Native vs. Invasive plants, and a Native Plant Talk with emphasis on native landscaping.

* Night Hike is also on Saturday (Oct 20) at 9:30 pm. This will be similar to the hike you’ve been on in the past. It should be more pleasant since it won’t be as hot as it was in the summer.

* Boo Camp is on Saturday (Oct 27). We invite the community to come out to trick or treat in the campgrounds between the hours of 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. We will close traffic in the campgrounds during this time to provide a safe environment. We will also have contests for best costume, best jack o’ lantern, and best-decorated campsite at 6:30 pm.

I will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding these activities. I hope you will be able to come out to enjoy October in our park!

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