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Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization

  The Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) Pre-Conditioned Calf and Yearling Sale held at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission Wednesday attracted a full house of buyers, sellers and visitors, and sold 6,595 head of quality cattle. David Fowler, Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission co-owner and NETBIO board member, said, “It ...

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Special Sulphur Springs City Council Meeting Tuesday 09.25-18

        The special meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in the Council Room at 201 North Davis Street.  The following items will be discussed:   Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag, Texas Flag, ...

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Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle On Jefferson Rd.

  An accident was reported at 8:08 P.M. on September 19, 2018 where a 49 year old man was struck by a vehicle in the 3600 block of Jefferson Rd. The 46 year old driver of the vehicle advised that she did not see the person walking at the edge ...

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Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Sneaky Snake On Aug. 18, Presidio County game wardens used a rubber grey-banded king snake decoy to sack a couple of subjects violating reptile and amphibian hunting regulations. After dark, the wardens deployed the fake ...

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AT&T Expands High-Speed Internet

AT&T Expands Access to High-Speed Internet in East Texas and other Rural and Unserved Areas of Texas AT&T is Now Offering Fixed Wireless Internet Service to Rural Portions of 18 States, Including Parts of 101 Counties Across Texas Sept. 20, 2018 – AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet¹ for rural and unserved ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Sep 21)

Joshua Ray Temple Paris Police observed a vehicle in the 1100-block of Lamar Ave displaying an expired registration and traveling at a high rate of speed. When the officer attempted to pull them over, the vehicle sped away. After a few blocks, they pulled into a parking lot in the ...

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UPDATE Fatal Lamar County Crash

Shortly after 6 this morning State Troopers and local emergency personnel were called to a major crash  on US 271 in Lamar county.  Preliminary investigative reports indicate that a vehicle pulled out of the Beaver Creek subdivision onto  Hwy 271 and was rear ended, causing it to overturn onto its ...

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Salvadoran National Guilty Of Making False Statement In Passport Application

  A 57-year-old Salvadoran national has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. Mario Obdulio Orellana, a resident of Shelby County, Texas, pleaded guilty on Sep. 19, 2018, to making a false statement in an application for a passport before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn. According to information ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

Hopkins County arrested 28-year-old Rachel Ruth Anderson Wednesday. She’s charged on Wood County warrants with DWI, third or more offense, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. She was also found to be in possession of items allegedly stolen from Walmart. Those items were returned to the store Her bond was ...

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High Speed Hopkins County Police Pursuit

Arrests were made Thursday afternoon after a high-speed chase that began after an attempted traffic stop by a state trooper near Saltillo. One of the suspects jumped back in the car and sped away and Hopkins County Deputies and Sulphur Springs Police also became involved.  The pursuit reached speeds of ...

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Local Sports Headlines

Paris High School – Sports

Congratulations to the Golf Team and Coach Lewis! (l-to-r) Mason Napier, Tate Lewis, Coach Randall Lewis, Holden Stone, Blaine Hill, and Tyler Harvey. From: RANDALL LEWIS The Paris High Boy’s Golf Teams competed in the McKinney High Fall BBQ Classic on Wednesday. Paris Blue placed 1st ahead of Prosper and ...

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White Sox Pitcher And MP Native Michael Kopech Has Tommy John Surgery

The White Sox announced Wednesday that rookie right-hander Michael Kopech of Mt Pleasant underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, and he is home recovering from a successful procedure. The operation was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Kopech is expected to make a full recovery in time to ...

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Paris High School – Sports

Football Rescheduled This Week Friday night’s football has been changed to Thursday (Sep 20) at 7:00 pm. All other homecoming festivities slated to occur Friday remains the same. Homecoming Queen will be nominated at the pep rally in the gym on Friday. The parade has been canceled. We are predicted ...

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TAMUC – Sports

  Brucks Saathoff named National Defensive Player of the Week. COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce senior linebacker Brucks Saathoff has been named the National Defensive Player of the Week by, as announced by the site on Wednesday. Saathoff (San Antonio – Reagan) was all over the field for ...

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Community Calendar

Citizen Fun Event
Jun 13 @ 2:49 am – Oct 10 @ 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
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.

Sep 21 all-day

Friday, September 21, 2018
• CDC Parent Committee, 8:00 a.m.
• Football
Varsity Tigers @ Paris, 7:30 p.m.
• Volleyball
MPHS, 9th, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Lindale, 4:30 p.m.
• Cross Country
MPHS Tigers @ Pine Tree Puddle Jump & Pig Trot, 8:00 a.m.

MP Tiger Dolls’ Lil’ Drill Signups
Sep 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Tiger Dolls hold Lil’ Drill signups

The Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Dolls are currently seeking girls from three years old up to fourth-grade to participate in their annual Lil’ Drill program. Participants will sit with their Big Sis and learn all about the Tiger Dolls during three home football games, scheduled for September 7, September 28 and October 12. The cost is $40 per child with a $10 discount for additional siblings. The cost includes a t-shirt, spirit surprise, Homecoming mum, and entrance for the participant to the three football games. Forms can be picked up and dropped off with any current Tiger Doll or from the MPHS front office, and are due back by August 31. For more information, contact the Tiger Doll Director Jaton Broach at or 903-575-2020.

BBQ Dinner
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

North Lamar Athletic Booster Club will host a BBQ dinner on Friday (Sep 21) beginning at 6:00 pm in the R. L. Maddox Stadium parking lot. The cost for a Scholl’s BBQ sandwich, chips, drink, and snack is $5.00. The NL Panthers will face the Jefferson Bulldogs beginning at 7:30 pm with a halftime show performed by the North Lamar Panther Band and Colorguard.

The Homecoming activities will begin at 8:30 am with a pep rally in the NLHS gym. A parade will follow at 10:00 that will make its way through the North Lamar campus for all the students and fans to see. Later from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, all NL alumni are invited to an alumni reception in the Stone Middle School cafeteria. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online at The Queen Coronation will be at 7:00 pm before the kickoff.

Adopt A Pet
Sep 22 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 Christmas In The Park
Sep 22 all-day


Bob Sandlin State Park is beginning to prepare for “Christmas in the Park” event on Friday and Saturday (Dec 7-8). Christmas in the Park is a free event we offer the community where we allow free camping and visiting. We also offer cookies and hot chocolate while visiting with Santa, games, and ornament craft project for children. On Friday and Saturday nights of the event, people drive through the park to see decorated campsites, but this leaves many areas in the park dark. Would you help us get the word out to our community about Christmas Done Bright, an opportunity to brighten the ‘dark spots’ in the park? We have several areas in the park that need lights and decoration for our event. This may be another opportunity for groups and organizations to show off a parade float. We ask that all who are interested in participating contact the park by December 1.

Daingerfield State Park
Sep 22 all-day

Fall Fun begins at Daingerfield State Park!

Daingerfield, TX— Daingerfield State Park is the perfect place to kick off the fall beginning in September. During the month, the park will host twenty-two programs focused on family entertainment and learning about our natural world. The park will conduct Ranger-led hikes around the lake which winds through the “Cathedral of the Trees.” As summer comes to an end, so will Paddleboarding excursions with a Ranger, so don’t miss your chance this month to get out on the water (remember all of our programs are FREE with paid admission). Have fun making nature art on selected Saturdays. To bring each action-packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion, we will host a Dance with classics from our vintage jukebox or karaoke from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The last weekend of the month will be a lot of fun with the theme “Searchin’ for Bigfoot”! On that Friday night, the park will present, “The Legend of Boggy Creek” which is a classic from 1972. The movie will be shown at the Amphitheater across from the historic Pavilion. On Saturday, we will host multiple interpretative programs on Skulls and Skins, Bigfoot Kids Story, Bigfoot Crafts and an actual ranger-led expedition “Searchin’ for Bigfoot” after dark! On Saturday, September 29, the Little Pine Friends of Daingerfield State Park, will be on site giving away new Halloween Costumes of all sizes that were graciously donated to them, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (while supplies last whichever comes first).

Bring a picnic and enjoy the views from our day-use area. Fish off our pier or rent a boat and try your luck throughout the lake. Crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish and chain pickerel are commonly caught. Swim in the clear, spring-fed waters of Lake Daingerfield before it gets too cool. Hike our trails or just relax under a giant shade tree recharging your soul!

Park entrance fees are $4 for adults with kids 12 and under always free. Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $2 to enter the park daily with a Bluebonnet Pass. Unlimited park entrances for you and everyone in your vehicle can be accomplished with the purchase of a Texas State Park Annual Pass for $70 which is good for over 12 months. All programs are free with paid entrance fees. For more information on this or other events and programs at Daingerfield State Park, please visit our Facebook page or call (903) 645-2921.

September 2018 Schedule

Saturday, September 22
9-11am – Trail Clean up with the Rangers-Dogwood Restroom
2pm – Paddle Boarding 101 (last of the season) – Boat House
8pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Friday, September 28 – Searchin’ for Bigfoot Weekend
8:30pm – Movie “Legend of Boggy Creek” – Amphitheater
Saturday, September 29th – Searchin’ for Bigfoot Weekend
8am-6pm- Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt
11am – Art in the Park-Bigfoot – Boat House
1pm – Skins, Skulls, & Tracks – Boat House
3pm – Read with a Ranger-Pavilion
5pm – “Who goes there?” Hike-Pavilion
6pm-9pm – Costume Giveaway (while supplies last)
8pm – Searchin’ for Bigfoot Hike – Pavilion
8pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Dylan’s Drivers
Sep 22 all-day

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