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Fire Heavily Damages Home in Sulphur Springs

  A fire broke out shortly at about 1130 Monday morning in the 1200 block of Lemon Drive in Sulphur Springs.  The duplex was heavily involved when firefighters, EMS and police arrived, but fortunately,no injuries were reported. Two dogs were reportedly rescued.  The blaze extensively damaged the duplex, but it ...

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Joint Statement From TAMU-C Player’s Families

Joint Statement from Bias and Morris Families and Texas A&M University-Commerce. “Our families are so grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers that continue for Jay and Xavier. As they continue their remarkable progress and recovery from this unthinkable act of violence, we ask everyone to please respect our ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Mar 18)

Elaisha Conrad A traffic stop in the 2400-block of Jackson Street resulted in the arrest of Elaisha Conrad. An officer stopped the vehicle for running a stop sign and then smelled alcoholic beverages and burning marijuana when making contact with the arrestee and two passengers. Conrad was arrested and charged ...

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PJC-Sulphur Springs Psychology Class

Some of the students in Instructor Carey Gable’s Psychology Frameworks class review some questions with Gable (center) during the final week of the course. The students, from left, include Christie Gurley, Justin Bartley, Shauna Mayfield, and Carla Pizano.

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UPDATE A&M-Commerce Football Players Shot, Robbed In Florida

The Texas A&M-Commerce Athletic Department learned Saturday afternoon that two of its football student-athletes were robbed and shot at gunpoint while on spring break in the Miami area. Both are currently being treated at a Miami area hospital. In a tweet, former Lions Coach Colby Carthel, now with Steven F. Austin, ...

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Man Faces Multiple Charges In Titus County

Officers arrested 30-year-old Michael Daniel Keyton, of Mt. Pleasant, for Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information and Possession of Dangerous Drugs. His bonds total $16,500.

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Woman Whose Car Was Found In Ditch Faces Charges

State Troopers responded to a vehicle in the ditch alongside I-30 in Hopkins County and arrested a woman, who gave them false identification information. Further investigation led to identifying the woman as Star Bree Besio, and a records check showed she was wanted on felony warrants out of Dallas and ...

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Mineola Toddler’s Death Under Investigation

Mineola Police is investigating after a three-year-old child died after a fall. Police found the boy unconscious. The injuries were described as critical and he was flown to Dallas Children’s Hospital where he died of those injuries. Child Protective Services is assisting in the investigation.

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Local Sports Headlines

Joint Statement From TAMU-C Player’s Families

Joint Statement from Bias and Morris Families and Texas A&M University-Commerce. “Our families are so grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers that continue for Jay and Xavier. As they continue their remarkable progress and recovery from this unthinkable act of violence, we ask everyone to please respect our ...

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HS Softball And March Madness In Today’s Sports Update

Friday night began district play for the North Lamar Pantherettes. After falling behind 4–2 after three innings North Lamar battled back to score three runs and get the win 5–4. Karsyn Iltis led the team at the plate as she went 3 for 4 with an RBI. Jaycie Hall finished ...

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Manziel Signs With AAF

Former A&M-Aggie and NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was kicked out of the Canadian Football League in February has signed with the newly-formed Alliance of American Football. He signed a standard contract with the Memphis Express.

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LeTourneau University – Sports

  LeTourneau Baseball Grabs 7-0 Shutout Win Over Wartburg On Sunday Afternoon. LONGVIEW, Texas- Riding a seven-game win streak, the LeTourneau University baseball team looked to extend their success as they took an early lead and didn’t let up in a 7-0 victory over Wartburg College at Conrad-Vernon Field on ...

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TAMUC – Sports

  Willie Rooks named D2CCA Second Team All-Region. DURANGO, Colo.– Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball player Willie Rooks has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-South Central Region Second Team. The All-Region teams were released on Friday by the D2CCA. Rooks– a senior from Houston (North ...

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Community Calendar

Operation Victor Echo Tango
Dec 26 2018 @ 3:49 pm – Apr 26 2019 @ 4:49 pm
Sulphur Springs Community Players Presenting “Harvey” @ Main Street Theater
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Sulphur Springs Community Players, Inc. will present “Harvey,” a comedy in three acts written by Mary Chase.  Dates are March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24

Evening performances are at 7:00 pm.

Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.

Performances are at Main Street Theatre 225 Main St. in  Sulphur Springs
For reservations, call 903-885-0107 or

Health4U Class
Mar 18 all-day

On Mondays at 10:30 AM- Health4U class is a free program through the Paris-Lamar County Health District focusing on helping build healthier communities through educating adults on healthy living. At the Paris-Lamar County Health District 400 W Sherman St in Paris.For more information call Jessica Crawford (903) 785-4561.

Mar 18 all-day

Monday, March 18, 2019
• CDC Training for New Volunteers, 8:00 a.m.
• CDC Parenting Class, 5:30 p.m.
• Tiger Doll Booster Club meeting, 6:00 p.m.
• Baseball
JV Gold @ Sulphur Springs, 5:00 p.m.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Mar 18 – Mar 21 all-day
United Way Texarkana Community Impact Grant
Mar 18 all-day

This year’s 2019-2020 United Way of Greater Texarkana Community Impact Grant applications will be available Monday (Mar 18). This application will be available on our website at Just go on the United Way of Greater Texarkana home page, at the top center go to “Our Work” tab, and scroll down to “Community Impact” Click on. Then you will click on “apply for funding.” That will take you to the Community Force website, and there you will click on the 2019 Community Investment Grant. This year, ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED and Submitted ON-LINE!

*A MANDATORY meeting is required for all new applicants to make application for these funds. PLEASE, call the Local United Way office at (903) 794-3105 to reserve your organization a spot.
Meeting on Tuesday (Mar 26) 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Texarkana College, Business & Computer Technology Building (LEVI HALL). There will be a valuable PowerPoint presentation by Molly Riley & Community Impact Co-chairs volunteer Tami Eakin and Pam White. Helpful examples will be given by the presenters for the Applicants to show them what will need to be complete and submit their online applications to United Way’s web link by 5:00 pm Monday (Apr 29). Presentations by the Agencies to the Community Impact Committee will be scheduled in June.

Some of the requirements for funding include:

• Applications will be accepted from 501(c)(3) organizations as well as other government, charitable or school-based organizations if the proposal aligns with UWGT’s mission.

• Programs must demonstrate need and benefit to UWGT’s service area.

• Programs must have measurable outcomes which are clearly defined and tracked for results.

Programs must align with at least one of UWGT’s focus areas of Education, Income, and Health and one or more of the target strategies.

United Way of Greater Texarkana Community Impact grants is how we invest local dollars in our communities in address specific community centered issues. Funding decisions are made locally through an annual competitive application process. Our Community Impact grants are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with our three strategic priority areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health. Awardees help to improve community conditions across our regional footprint in zip codes located throughout (9) counties, in the two states we serve: Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Red River & Titus in Texas and Lafayette, Little River & Miller in Arkansas.

Mark L. Bledsoe
United Way of Greater Texarkana, Inc
Office (903) 794-3105 Cell: (903) 278-0456

Mar 19 all-day

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
• CDC Safe Riders Car Seat program, 4:00 p.m.
• Track
MPJH @ Jr. Pirate Relays, Pine Tree
• Baseball
JV Black & Varsity vs. Sulphur Springs at home, 4:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.
• Softball
JV & Varsity vs. Lindale at home, 5:00 p.m.
• Girls Soccer
@ Lindale, 5:30 p.m.
• Boys Soccer
vs. Lindale at home, 5:30 p.m.

AARP Tax-Aid Program @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm


The AARP is again offering its annual Tax-Aide program at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

The first day is Saturday (Feb 2) from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and then every Tuesday and Saturday, same hours, until Saturday (Apr 13). It is first to come, first served, we don’t take appointments. You will also need to bring last year’s tax return, photo ID, and Social Security cards for everyone on the return. Bring all your tax documents, such as W-2, Social Security statements, 1099-R, interest statements, brokerage statements, etc. Questions? Call 903-243-3818 or 903-348-7073,903-485-4151 .

More details about Tax-Aide can be found here:

What you need to bring to the Tax -Aide program :


Mar 20 all-day

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
• CDC Policy Council, 12:00 p.m.
• Golf
JV Boys at Hallsville Wood Hollow

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