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Crime Stoppers Honors Board Member

Lamar & Red River County Crime Stoppers Chairman Vicki Flenniken presents Angela Carter a plaque honoring Angela as the 2018 Lamar & Red River County Crime Stoppers Board Member of the Year. Angela is a ”True Lamar & Red River County, Crime Stoppers.”   Lamar & Red River County Crime ...

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NTCC Men’s Soccer Staff Honored

NTCC Men’s Soccer Coaches (from left) Dean Johnson, Ross Brown and Leah Stringer were recently named Men’s South Region Staff of the Year for Division I Junior College Institutions. The Northeast Texas Community College Men’s Soccer staff was recently named Men’s South Region Staff of the Year for Division I ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District For Dec. 16-22, 2018 Sulphur Springs Area Hopkins, Franklin Counties SH 37, from Mt. Vernon to Winnsboro watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews perform surfacing operations; flaggers will direct traffic. Paris Area Delta, Lamar, Red River Counties Various roadways will have crack seal ...

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Texas Scholarship Applications

Comptroller’s Office Accepting Match the Promise Scholarship Applications Through Dec. 31 (AUSTIN) — Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans that the application deadline for Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ scholarship awards is Dec. 31, 2018. Match the Promise scholarship awards are available for fifth through ninth graders: who are beneficiaries ...

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Safety Features Being Added To Highways

Sixteen highways in Northeast Texas on schedule for new features ATLANTA – Safety features in the form of flashing chevrons and texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to five area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in December by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We are ...

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East Texas Fatal Crash

Thursday night at 9:20, Troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on Macedonia Road 4.5 miles northwest of Marshall. Preliminary crash information indicates that the driver of a 2011 Dodge Charger, Steven D. Alexander, 38, of Marshall, was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Macedonia Road when the vehicle ...

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Sulphur Springs Police Make Major Drug Bust

Eric Jerome Sims Sulphur Springs Police arrested a local man shortly after midnight Friday morning after a traffic stop for making a turn without signaling. Officers knew that the suspect, 40-year-old Eric Jerome Sims’ license had been suspended and he was taken into custody. A search of his vehicle turned ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Dec 14)

Nathan Dale Stephens | Tyler Clayton Teague | Jon Travis Ferguson Paris Police responded to a theft call that had occurred in the 3800-block of Lamar Thursday afternoon at 12:51. The caller witnessed two males filling shopping carts with random items and then leaving the store without paying. The citizen ...

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Hopkins County Blue Santa Toy Distribution

Toy distribution from the recent Blue Santa and Empty Stocking campaign will be tomorrow at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs beginning at 1:00 pm. At latest count, 318 families and 761 children will benefit from the generosity of local residents and businesses.

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Local Sports Headlines

NTCC Men’s Soccer Staff Honored

NTCC Men’s Soccer Coaches (from left) Dean Johnson, Ross Brown and Leah Stringer were recently named Men’s South Region Staff of the Year for Division I Junior College Institutions. The Northeast Texas Community College Men’s Soccer staff was recently named Men’s South Region Staff of the Year for Division I ...

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High School Hoops Plus Star, Mavs Lose In Today’s Sports Update

Photo by Tony Corso tonycorsoimages.com On the hardwood tonight, District basketball continues for the Chisum Lady Mustangs as they travel to Mt Vernon. The Prairiland Lady Patriots have a bye. In non-district action, the Prairiland boys will be home against Paul Pewitt. The North Lamar Panthers And Pantherettes will both ...

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Paris ISD – Sports

Friday night’s Paris Wildcat Basketball game at Hugo now has a time change. Instead of a 4:30 start, they will begin at 5:00 pm. Also, if there is inclement weather, I will notify you as soon as I hear if there are any changes in ballgames.

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High School Basketball And Cowboys Notes In Today’s Sports Update

The TRMC Tiger Town Tournament is kicking off this morning at 10:30 and running through Saturday. All games will be played in Willie Williams Gym on the campus of Mount Pleasant High School. Among the teams participating along with Mt Pleasant are Pleasant Grove, Pittsburg, Daingerfield, Marshall, and Jefferson. Admission is ...

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Community Calendar

Dec
6
Thu
December Sulphur Springs Senior Citizen Events
Dec 6 @ 3:36 pm – Dec 31 @ 4:36 pm
Dec
7
Fri
Sulphur Springs Community Players Present Christmas Comedy @ Sulphur Springs Community Players
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm


“Sorry, Wrong Chimney” Community Players, Inc’s live theatre
production will be :

Dates:  December 7, 8, 9

December 14, 15, 16

Friday and Saturday night – 7:00 pm

Sunday matinee – 2:00 pm

Online reservations or by calling 903-885-0107

Dec
14
Fri
Sorry, Wrong Chimney
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm

“Sorry, Wrong Chimney,” is a Yuletide farce written by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears and published by Samuel French. The Sulphur Springs’ Community Players, Inc. is presenting a live production of “Sorry, Wrong Chimney” Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Dec 7-9, Dec 14-16). Friday and Saturday’s starts at 7:00 pm. The matinee Sunday begins at 2:00 pm. The location is 225 Main St. in Sulphur Springs. You can make online reservations at www.communityplayersinc.com or by calling 903-885-0107.

Dec
15
Sat
Sorry, Wrong Chimney
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 10:00 pm

“Sorry, Wrong Chimney,” is a Yuletide farce written by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears and published by Samuel French. The Sulphur Springs’ Community Players, Inc. is presenting a live production of “Sorry, Wrong Chimney” Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Dec 7-9, Dec 14-16). Friday and Saturday’s starts at 7:00 pm. The matinee Sunday begins at 2:00 pm. The location is 225 Main St. in Sulphur Springs. You can make online reservations at www.communityplayersinc.com or by calling 903-885-0107.

Dec
16
Sun
Sorry, Wrong Chimney
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 10:00 pm

“Sorry, Wrong Chimney,” is a Yuletide farce written by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears and published by Samuel French. The Sulphur Springs’ Community Players, Inc. is presenting a live production of “Sorry, Wrong Chimney” Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Dec 7-9, Dec 14-16). Friday and Saturday’s starts at 7:00 pm. The matinee Sunday begins at 2:00 pm. The location is 225 Main St. in Sulphur Springs. You can make online reservations at www.communityplayersinc.com or by calling 903-885-0107.

Dec
17
Mon
MPISD
Dec 17 all-day

Monday, December 17, 2018
• CDC Training for New Volunteers, 8:00 a.m.
• CDC Parenting Class, 5:30 p.m.
• Corprew Awards: Kinder 8:30, 1st grade 9:30, 4th grade 10:30
• Brice Awards: 1st Grade 10:15, K 11:30, 2nd grade 12:30, 3rd grade 1:30, 4th grade 2:20
• MPJH Benchmark Day
• MPJH NJHS Spring applications due
• MPHS Exams: 2nd period, 4th period & 7th period
• Girls Basketball
MPJH 7A & 7B, 8A & 8B vs. Texas Middle School at home, 4:30 p.m.
• Boys Basketball
MPJH 7A & 7B, 8A & 8B @ Texas Middle School, 4:30 p.m.

Dec
18
Tue
MPISD
Dec 18 all-day

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
• MPISD Early Release
• Corprew Awards: 2nd grade 8:30, 3rd grade 9:30
• MPHS Exams: 3rd period & 6th period
• MPISD Payroll
• Boys Basketball
MPHS 9th, JV and Varsity vs. Pittsburg at Willie Williams Gym, 5:00 p.m.

Constitution Party Meeting
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Constitution Party of Morris and Titus Counties Meeting

The Constitution Party of Morris and Titus Counties will be holding their monthly meeting on December 18, at 7:00 pm. The assembly will include party business and a video on the “Overview of America” explaining the different systems of government and different economic principles of the USA versus others, and why freedom and liberty in our Constitutional Republic produce prosperity.

The meeting will be in Mount Pleasant, Texas, at 750 FM 2348, the Union Hill Cemetery or Grace Baptist Church social hall. For more information see our website at cpmorristx.com or contact Tom Brooks, Constitution Party of Morris County Coordinator, via email cpmorristx@gmail.com or phone 903-305-0294.

Dec
19
Wed
MPISD
Dec 19 all-day

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
• MPISD Staff Development Day

North Lamar Panther Baseball
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Panther fans can show their support of the North Lamar Panther Baseball team by attending a steak dinner at 6:00 pm on Saturday (Jan 19) at Richard Drake Barn located on Highway 271 North in Powderly. The fundraiser is a chance to back the Panthers and mix and mingle with other supporters and coaches. You man purchase tickets for $100 each by contacting Jason Stephens at 903.517.3605.