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Paris Police Report For Friday (Sep 17)

Sybrena Diane Hill Thursday, Paris Police Officers responded to a call of a stolen purse from the 3500-block of NE Loop 286. The individual took it from a customer who was dining at the business. The complainant alerted police to the thief from a GPS tracking device, and officers made …

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Imimigrants Massing In Del Rio

Border Bridge In Del Rio Photo by New York Times An estimated mass of people estimated at nearly 10,000 is gathering under an international bridge in the Texas border town of Del Rio, hoping to be allowed into the country as migrants. It is in Congressman Tony Gonzales’s district, and …

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Is COVID Booster Needed?

We could learn today if we need a COVID booster shot. An FDA meeting will vote today on whether or not they require a third shot for the general population. Dr. Jason Bowling with the University of Texas Health System says they’ve been getting many calls because there is plenty …

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Gun Sales To Women Increases

A new study shows that nearly half of all gun sales since 2019 were to women. The National Firearms Survey found that about three-and-a-half million women became gun owners since January of 2019. That’s nearly equal to the number of men who purchased a firearm. It also found that new …

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Paris City Council OK’s Tax Rate, Budget

The Paris City Council has given final approval to a tax rate of 45.37 cents per $100 property valuation. The new rate is 2.7 cents less than the previous tax rate. Revenue will be higher, however, because of the increase in property values. The council also approved a $47. 2 …

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Lamar County COVID Update

The Paris Lamar County Health District reports that there were 40 new positive PCR, 80 new positive Antigen, and eight new positive Antibody tests as of Thursday evening. They said there are no recent fatalities. Meanwhile, the Texas DSHS reports 972 active COVID cases in the county. Since the pandemic …

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Cops and Rodders In Paris

Lamar County Adopt-A-Cop’s Cops-N-Rodders will be at South Main Iron in Paris on Saturday (Sep 18) from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Classic cars, modern muscle, and custom cars and motorcycles will all cruise through town. Activities include a donut eating contest, rock, paper, scissors contest, and a BBQ lunch.

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Titus County COVID Update

The Texas Department of State Health Services Coronavirus Dashboard shows that as of Thursday, the number of active cases of COVID in Titus County had increased to 524. Since testing began, there have been a total of 91 COVID deaths in the county.

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Titus County Deputy Arrest Man For Failure To Register

James Michael Cagle Titus County SO Facebook Page From Titus County SO Titus County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Wildey investigated Violation of Sex Offenders Duty to Register on suspect James Michael Cagle. Upon conclusion of the investigation, he discovered that James Michael Cagle did not register his online accounts with the …

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Hopkins County COVID Update

The Texas Department of State Health Services Coronavirus Dashboard shows that there were 432 active cases of COVID in Hopkins County as of Thursday. Since testing began, there have been 129 total deaths from COVID-19 in the county.

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Friday’s Sports

MLB Houston (86-60) 12 – Texas (54-92) 1 Friday Arizona at Houston 7:10 pm Chicago at Texas 7:05 pm Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels. He has a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. …

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TAMUC – Sports

Alex Speer was named LSC Freshman of the Week. RICHARDSON – Winner of last week’s East Texas Shootout, Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s cross country team’s Alex Speer has been named the Lone Star Conference Freshman of the Week.  Speer won the East Texas Shootout, hosted by A&M-Commerce, on Friday with a time of …

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MPISD – Football

Unfortunately, we have had no options regarding a replacement game for Arkansas High. At this point, our players and our staff should move forward and begin preparations for Texas High next week. I am highly disappointed, as I am sure we all are. But, it’s the world we are dealing …

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Thursday’s Sports

MLB Houston (86-60) 7 – Texas (54-91) 2 NFL There is more bad news for the Dallas Cowboys’ defense on Wednesday. Their top pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence broke his foot, setting him on the sideline with Randy Gregory. That means the Cowboys’ top two pass rushers are out. The Cowboys …

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Community Calendar

Pittsburg – Carnival Rides
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

September 16, 17 & 18

Carnival Rides 

Downtown Pittsburg by the Courthouse

After 6:00 pm Wrist Bands are $20 Each

Pittsburg Pioneer Days
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

September 16, 17 & 18


September 17

Health Expo

Sponsored by UT-Health Pittsburg and TRMC 

9:00 to noon

First United Methodist Church

Free Event for the Community

Sep 17 all-day

Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Homecoming Week dress-up day—Western Day
  • CDC virtual Nutrition Class, 8:15 am
  • Wallace Chillz on Wheelz
  • Cross Country

MPJH & MPHS at Pine Tree (away)

  • Football

Varsity vs. Arkansas High (home), 7:30 pm—Homecoming 

  • MPHS Homecoming dance, MPHS cafeteria, 10:30 pm-12:00 am
Pittsburg’s Hot Dog Lunch
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Back-To-School Bash
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

First Christian Church presents Back-to-School Bash on Sunday, Sep 17, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Join them for this fun-filled day with games, prizes, bounce houses, food, live DJ, and so much more. First Christian Church is at 780 NE 20th Street in Paris. For more information, visit First Christian Church Paris on Facebook.

Pittsburg Pioneer Days – Latino Night
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pittsburg’s Latino Heritage Night
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep 18 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.

Sep 18 all-day

Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • MP Speech & Debate at Greenhill
  • Volleyball

MPHS JV1, JV2, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Longview (home), noon.

MPJH 7A & 8A at Mount Vernon tournament (away)