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Maxey House Begins Summer Activities in June

  PARIS, Texas –– The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site invites the community to start the summer with multiple events in June! Starting June 8, the “Sam’s Summer Science Series” will be held on Thursdays at 3:00 pm and highlight scientific achievements during the time of the historic …

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Gasoline Down For Holiday?

Com’on now, it’s a Tesla Statewide gas prices have dropped even with 3.2 million Texans planning to travel during the Memorial Day weekend. According to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch, the statewide gas price average in Texas is $4.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel. That price is …

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Texas Lottery To Celebrate 30 Years Of Winning

AUSTIN – A year-long celebration culminates May 29, when the Texas Lottery officially observes the 30th anniversary of its startup. On May 29, 1992, the first lottery purchase in Texas was made 47 days ahead of schedule when then-Gov. Ann Richards bought the first ticket – a Lone Star Millions scratch …

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Pittsburg Woman Arrested For Drugs

Teresa Kay Harmon Camp County Deputies arrested Teresa Kay Harmon, 22, of Pittsburg, after a traffic stop last Monday on drug charges. Authorities seized over eight grams of methamphetamine. She was pulled over for a failed license plate light.

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (May 26)

Clint Kyle Wehrmann Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 300-block of NW 19th Wednesday afternoon at 2:32 for displaying expired registration. The officer smelled marijuana, and the driver, Clint Kyle Wehrmann, 39, of Ladonia, admitted to possibly having drugs in the vehicle. The officer located marijuana and more than …

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Paris Friday Night Classic Car Cruise Coming June 10

“Blast From the Past” Friday Night Cruise of Classic Cars Free! Free! Free! Everyone Welcome! Friday, Jun 10 at 6:00 pm, the Cruise leaves the Civic Center promptly. Giant 50’s Party Featuring Dale Cummings and “The C” singing all of your favorite hits of the ’50s and ’60s at the …

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Richardson ISD Student Arrested After Gun Found In Vehicle

Wednesday morning at 10:55, the Richardson Police Department received a phone call from a business in the 1500-block of East Spring Valley Road reporting a male holding what appeared to be a rifle. They last saw the male walking toward Berkner High School, located at 1600 East Spring Valley Road. …

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O’Rourke Storms Information Session On Uvalde Massacre

Governor Greg Abbott says Salvador Ramos, the 18-year-old shooter responsible for the school massacre in Uvalde, posted on Facebook about 30 minutes before going to the school that he would kill his grandmother and shoot up the elementary school. During the update, Abbott’s Democratic opponent for Governor, Beto O’rourke, crashed …

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Local Sports Headlines

Thursday’s Sports

In Marshall at ETBU Thursday 6:00 pm on Star 96.9 NBA Wednesday G5 Celtics (3-2) 93 – Heat 80 Thursday G5 Mavericks at San Francisco w/Warriors (3-1) 8:00 pm TNT MLB Wednesday Astros (29-16) 2 – Guardians (18-22) 1 Rangers (19-23) 7 – Angels (27-18) 2 Thursday Rangers at Oakland …

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Wednesday’s Sports

Next up for PJC Sotfall is Central Florida at 6:00 pm CT Wednesday NBA Tuesday G4 Mavericks 119 – Warriors (3-1) 109 Wednesday G5 Celtics (2-2) at Miami Heat 7:30 pm ESPN The Mavs are attempting to become the first team in NBA history to overcome a 3-0 deficit to …

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PJC Softball Goes To NJCAA National Tournament

No. 14 Paris Junior College defeated No. 3 Wallace State, 7-5, during the opening round of the 2022 #NJCAASoftball DI Championship. Jaycie Hall struck out eight from the circle for the win! Next up is Central Florida at 6:00 pm CT Wednesday with the Dragons, the home team. At the …

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Tuesday Sports

Rangers at Anaheim Angels 8:38 pm NBA Monday G4 Celtics (2-2) 102 – Heat 82 Tuesday Warriors (3-0) at Dallas AA – Mavericks 8:00 pm TNT MLB Monday Guardians (18-20) 6 – Astros (26-16) 1 Tuesday Guardians at Houston Astors 7:10 pm Rangers at Anaheim Angels 8:38 pm NFL An …

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Texas Lottery® And Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH — The Texas Lottery and Texas Motor Speedway announced the Ultimate VIP Suite Experience winner from the Texas Lottery. It is the first 50X Speedway Riches Texas Motor Speedway branded scratch ticket game Sunday, May 22, during media availability as part of the $1-million-to-win NASCAR All-Star Race pre-race festivities. They selected …

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Community Calendar

May Children’s Events At Paris Public Library @ Paris Public Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Horizon House Open House
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Horizon House Open House is coming May 26 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Horizon House, 450 SW 4th St in Paris. It is a come-and-go event. Please stop by and tour the facility, learn about their programs & services, see what volunteer opportunities they have, and more. They serve refreshments and snacks from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please RSVP for a headcount by emailing or call 903/783-0353 by May 20.

May 28 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.

Paris Farmers And Artisan Market
May 28 all-day

The Paris Farmers and Artisan Market, but hang on! Spring and Summer FULL market reopens May 7! There will be a whole house of vendors selling items such as fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, coffee, bread and pastries, jams, pasta, pickles, soaps, artisan items, etc.

Housing Issues?
May 28 @ 1:44 pm – 2:44 pm

Are your housing issues keeping you up at night? Behind on rent or facing eviction? Have you applied for rental assistance, but it’s taking too long? We may be able to help. Just call 1-888-982-1163. Attorneys and advocates answer calls Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can leave a message at any time, and help and resources are free. Immigration status is not required, so visit for more information.

Decoration Day At Cortznes Cemetery
May 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Second Annual Decoration Day at Cortznes Cemetery is May 29 

Mount Pleasant, TX – The City of Mt Pleasant welcomes the community to attend the Second Annual Decoration Day at Cortznes Cemetery on May 29 at 3:00 pm. 

Dr. Tony Rundles, Dr. Kirthell, Reverend Lonnie Charles Bell, and the City of Mt Pleasant will participate in the ceremony that offers time to reflect on the memory of loved ones and affirm a commitment to life and living. Mount Pleasant Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr., Mayor Pro Tem Tim Dale, and City Manager Ed Thatcher will represent the city. Councilman Jerry Walker will serve as Master of Ceremonies. 

Cortznes Cemetery is in Southwest Mount Pleasant at South O’Tyson and School Street.

MPISD Summer Feeding Program
May 31 all-day

MPISD Announces Summer Feeding Program

The Mount Pleasant Independent School District announces its participation in the Seamless Summer Option for the summer of 2022. This program will allow free meals to be served to children 18 years of age and younger if they come to one of our feeding sites.

Summer meal services will begin May 31, and for that week only, summer meals will be served Tuesday through Thursday.

Beginning on June 6, 2022, summer meals will be served Monday through Thursday until June 23, 2022.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served at the following campuses at times listed beside the campus names:

The High School will serve Breakfast from 7:30 – 8:00 am and Lunch from 11:40 am -12:10 pm

The Jr. High School will serve Breakfast from 7:30 – 8:00 am and Lunch from 11:40 am -12:10 pm 

P E Wallace will serve Breakfast from 7:30 – 8:00 am and Lunch from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Frances Corprew, Annie Sims, EC Brice, and Vivian Fowler Elementary Schools will serve Breakfast from 7:15 am to 8:00 am, and Lunch from 11:15 am-noon

If you want more information, please call 903-575-2000, visit our website at, or text FOODTX to 877-877.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (English)

Following Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs can not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

                       Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                       1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                       Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

 (3) email: 

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Paris Community Theater
Jun 3 all-day

Have you heard? Paris Community Theater presents “Futures Contract,” an original script by Spencer O’Connor and directed by Tommy Stone June 3, 4, 5, 10, and 11. You don’t want to miss it! Get your tickets at PCT on stage dot com or call 903 784-0259.

CitySquare Fundraiser
Jun 4 all-day

CitySquare Announces First Annual Fundraiser, a Family Friendly Fun, Jun 4, with “Swing for Success” the theme for a new event is Saturday, Jun 4, at Pine Ridge Golf Course’s Top Tracer range, better known as “The Range at the Ridge.” A family-friendly event, the Top Tracer scramble will play a virtual representation of Pebble Beach.

Each team will be composed of four golfers, with one flight teeing off at 6:00 pm and the second flight at 7:45 pm. Burgerland provides the meal, and Here’s the Scoop Ice Cream Truck provides your dessert. Retro Class Entertainment, Rydell Martin, will be providing entertainment for the evening.

As a family-friendly event, even if you are not a golfer but want to support this worthy cause, adult tickets for food and dessert are $30, and kids’ tickets are $15-under two is free. All donations are tax-deductible. You may mail gifts to CitySquare, PO Box 6431, Paris, TX 75461-6431.