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Jarvis Christian College Announces Keynote Speaker

‘Black Panther’ author Jesse J. Holland keynote speaker for Jarvis Christian College 2018 Spring Commencement Hawkins, TX – Mr. Jesse J. Holland, Race and Ethnicity writer for the Associated Press, will give the keynote address during Jarvis Christian College’s 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, ...

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MPISD – News

  MPJHS Student Honored by Duke University The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is honoring Samantha McClenan, a seventh-grader at Mount Pleasant Junior High School, for her exceptional scores on the ACT. Duke TIP identifies students across the United States who have achieved scores on the ACT or ...

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If Your Teen Texts ’99,’ What Does It Mean?

Cracking the Code: 37 texting acronyms and abbreviations every parent should know Omaha World-Herald- If your teen has a smartphone, there’s a good chance they’re familiar with a list of acronyms, abbreviations and short-hand to they’re incorporating into their messages. As an educator of teens and young adults, I hear ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Apr 23)

Stacie Robbins Friday afternoon, Paris Police arrested Stacie Robbins, 41, in the 700-block of SE 33rd.  Robbins had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. They found him in possession of identifying information of another person as well as drug paraphernalia. Ricky Butler Friday evening officers arrested Ricky Butler, 27, in the 1300-block ...

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What’s Trending?

• South Korea halted their propaganda broadcast they blare across the border at North Korea ahead of their first summit in a decade. • Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a boy at a hospital in London. It is the third child for the British royal couple ...

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Update On News From Agri-Life Extension Agent Johanna Hicks

    You’ve Been Whipped! Many of you have already gotten wind of a new event being held during the 2018 Hopkins County Dairy Festival.  Excitement is building, and plans are in full swing as we prepare for the “Whipped” Challenge.  Businesses, civic clubs, and organizations are encouraged to enter ...

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NE Texas Pharmacist Jailed

    A Northeast Texas pharmacist has pleaded guilty to five felony drug charges. Authorities are accusing 33-year-old David Tetreau of selling prescription drugs and marijuana to an undercover Texarkana Texas Police informant. The judge will determine whether to accept the plea bargain. The next court date is set for ...

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Hunt County Teen Caught In Burglary Attempt

    A Hunt County teenager was caught by a homeowner breaking into a car and held at gunpoint until deputies arrived on the scene. Officers charged 17-year-old Cole Jordan Lairsey, of Quinlan, with Burglary of a Vehicle and Possession of a Dangerous Drug. His bonds total $8500.

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Gilmer Man Sentenced To Federal Prison

    A Northeast Texas man has been sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison on felony drug and other charges. James Earl Buchanan, 30, of Gilmer, pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, felon ...

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Texas Appeals Court Strikes Down “Revenge Porn” Law

    The 12th Court of Appeals in Tyler has ruled unconstitutional a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent. The court also ordered a revenge porn charge to be dropped against Jordan Bartlett Jones. The ruling only blocks the ...

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Local Sports Headlines

UIL One-Act Play State

UIL Academic and One-Act Play State Meet Information AUSTIN, TX — The 2018 University Interscholastic League will welcome more than 3,000 participants from across Texas to the Academic State Meet and One-Act Play State Meet in April and May. Conferences 4A-6A will compete in the One-Act Play State Meet April ...

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Softball Playoffs On The Air

  Mt Vernon vs Hooks at NTCC – Star 96.9 Thursday 6:00 pm, Friday 6:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm   Mt Pleasant vs Mesquite Poteet at Bullard – K-Lake 97.7 Thursday 7:00 pm, Friday 5:30 pm, G3 follows   Hughes Springs vs Cooper at NTCC – Star 96.9 Friday 8:00 ...

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Baseball And Softball News Plus Rangers Beat Mariners

  Softball playoffs are set for several area teams. The Prairiland Lady Patriots will play Redwater Thursday at 8:00 pm. Game 2 will be Friday at 6:00 pm. If necessary, Game 3 will be Saturday at 6:00 pm. All three games will be at Pine Tree High School. — The NL Pantherettes will play Brownsboro in a three-game series beginning Thursday night at 7:00 pm. Game ...

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Soccer All-Tournament Teams

UIL Soccer State All-Tournament Teams AUSTIN, Texas – UIL Soccer State All-Tournament Teams as selected by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. *Indicates championship game MVP, chosen by media Conference 4A Girls Name, School, Class, Position Leslie Bennett, Kilgore, Sr., Midfielder Victoria Shipman, Kilgore, Jr., Midfielder Madi Fuller, Liberty Hill, ...

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LeTourneau University – Sports

  WOMEN’S GOLF AUSTIN, Texas – The LeTourneau University women’s golf team is in seventh-place following the first round of the 2018 American Southwest Conference Women’s Golf Championship held at Avery Ranch Golf Club in Austin, Texas on Monday, April 23. As a team, LETU shot a first-round score of ...

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Community Calendar

Mar
19
Mon
Financial Peace University
Mar 19 @ 1:00 am – Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Registration For Head Start
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm

Registration for enrollment in the Lamar County Head Start Program will be Monday (Mar 19) through Friday (Apr 27), weekdays only. Register the following ways.

In person from 8:30 am. until 12:00 pm. No registrations will be accepted after 12:00 pm. By phone at 903-737-7469, contact person Brenda Hardy, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Online at www.lch.parisisd.net. The website is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. When Head Start receives your online application, the staff will call you to set up an appointment to complete the registration.

The Program has 11 classes located at the Paris ISD Lamar County Head Start Campus at 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas, and one (1) class located at the North Lamar ISD Aaron Parker Elementary Campus at 200 Hwy. 271 N., Powderly, Texas. Registration for both locations will take place at the Lamar County Head Start Building, 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas.

To be eligible for Head Start enrollment during the 2018-2019 school years, a child must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2018, the parent/guardian annual income must be at or below The Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.

Mar
20
Tue
Registration For Head Start
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm

Registration for enrollment in the Lamar County Head Start Program will be Monday (Mar 19) through Friday (Apr 27), weekdays only. Register the following ways.

In person from 8:30 am. until 12:00 pm. No registrations will be accepted after 12:00 pm. By phone at 903-737-7469, contact person Brenda Hardy, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Online at www.lch.parisisd.net. The website is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. When Head Start receives your online application, the staff will call you to set up an appointment to complete the registration.

The Program has 11 classes located at the Paris ISD Lamar County Head Start Campus at 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas, and one (1) class located at the North Lamar ISD Aaron Parker Elementary Campus at 200 Hwy. 271 N., Powderly, Texas. Registration for both locations will take place at the Lamar County Head Start Building, 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas.

To be eligible for Head Start enrollment during the 2018-2019 school years, a child must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2018, the parent/guardian annual income must be at or below The Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.

Mar
21
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Mar 21 @ 2:49 am – Jul 18 @ 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.

Registration For Head Start
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm

Registration for enrollment in the Lamar County Head Start Program will be Monday (Mar 19) through Friday (Apr 27), weekdays only. Register the following ways.

In person from 8:30 am. until 12:00 pm. No registrations will be accepted after 12:00 pm. By phone at 903-737-7469, contact person Brenda Hardy, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Online at www.lch.parisisd.net. The website is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. When Head Start receives your online application, the staff will call you to set up an appointment to complete the registration.

The Program has 11 classes located at the Paris ISD Lamar County Head Start Campus at 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas, and one (1) class located at the North Lamar ISD Aaron Parker Elementary Campus at 200 Hwy. 271 N., Powderly, Texas. Registration for both locations will take place at the Lamar County Head Start Building, 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas.

To be eligible for Head Start enrollment during the 2018-2019 school years, a child must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2018, the parent/guardian annual income must be at or below The Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.

Mar
22
Thu
Registration For Head Start
Mar 22 @ 8:30 am – Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm

Registration for enrollment in the Lamar County Head Start Program will be Monday (Mar 19) through Friday (Apr 27), weekdays only. Register the following ways.

In person from 8:30 am. until 12:00 pm. No registrations will be accepted after 12:00 pm. By phone at 903-737-7469, contact person Brenda Hardy, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Online at www.lch.parisisd.net. The website is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. When Head Start receives your online application, the staff will call you to set up an appointment to complete the registration.

The Program has 11 classes located at the Paris ISD Lamar County Head Start Campus at 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas, and one (1) class located at the North Lamar ISD Aaron Parker Elementary Campus at 200 Hwy. 271 N., Powderly, Texas. Registration for both locations will take place at the Lamar County Head Start Building, 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas.

To be eligible for Head Start enrollment during the 2018-2019 school years, a child must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2018, the parent/guardian annual income must be at or below The Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.

Mar
23
Fri
Registration For Head Start
Mar 23 @ 8:30 am – May 1 @ 12:00 pm

Registration for enrollment in the Lamar County Head Start Program will be Monday (Mar 19) through Friday (Apr 27), weekdays only. Register the following ways.

In person from 8:30 am. until 12:00 pm. No registrations will be accepted after 12:00 pm. By phone at 903-737-7469, contact person Brenda Hardy, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Online at www.lch.parisisd.net. The website is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. When Head Start receives your online application, the staff will call you to set up an appointment to complete the registration.

The Program has 11 classes located at the Paris ISD Lamar County Head Start Campus at 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas, and one (1) class located at the North Lamar ISD Aaron Parker Elementary Campus at 200 Hwy. 271 N., Powderly, Texas. Registration for both locations will take place at the Lamar County Head Start Building, 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas.

To be eligible for Head Start enrollment during the 2018-2019 school years, a child must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2018, the parent/guardian annual income must be at or below The Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.

Region VIII Education Service Center Job Fair
Mar 23 @ 12:15 pm – Apr 27 @ 1:15 pm

Region 8 ESC will be hosting its annual Job Fair this year on Friday, April 27th. Applicants from Texarkana to Greenville, Paris to Longview, and surrounding areas have been invited to attend.

Mar
26
Mon
Financial Peace University
Mar 26 @ 1:00 am – May 6 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

Registration For Head Start
Mar 26 @ 8:30 am – May 4 @ 12:00 pm

Registration for enrollment in the Lamar County Head Start Program will be Monday (Mar 19) through Friday (Apr 27), weekdays only. Register the following ways.

In person from 8:30 am. until 12:00 pm. No registrations will be accepted after 12:00 pm. By phone at 903-737-7469, contact person Brenda Hardy, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Online at www.lch.parisisd.net. The website is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Sunday. When Head Start receives your online application, the staff will call you to set up an appointment to complete the registration.

The Program has 11 classes located at the Paris ISD Lamar County Head Start Campus at 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas, and one (1) class located at the North Lamar ISD Aaron Parker Elementary Campus at 200 Hwy. 271 N., Powderly, Texas. Registration for both locations will take place at the Lamar County Head Start Building, 1350 N.E. 6th Street, Paris, Texas.

To be eligible for Head Start enrollment during the 2018-2019 school years, a child must be three or four years old on or before September 1, 2018, the parent/guardian annual income must be at or below The Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines.