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Hopkins County Bookings

  Thirty-two – year-old Steven Errison Black was arrested in Hopkins County  on an outstanding felony warrant for Surety off Bond for Possession of a Controlled Substance. His new bond was set at $30,000. Thirty-eight-year-old Victor Simon Hernandez and thirty-nine-year-old amber Deann Hernandez was arrested in Hopkins County on felony ...

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Parents of Special Education Invited to Program In Sulphur Springs

    A Parent Night for Special Education students will be held tonight from 6 – 7:30 at the First Baptist Church ROC Center in Sulphur Springs. The program will provide parents and guardians a place to gather information about processes and services for students with disabilities. Representatives from Texas ...

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Hopkins County Home Invasion Suspect At Large

  Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking for a white man in his 40’s – 50’s with a slim build who committed a home invasion robbery on Hwy 11 west of Sulphur Springs. The suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and snuck up behind a senior citizen, demanded ...

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Henderson County Authorities Searching for NE Texas Woman

    Henderson County deputies have launched an investigation into a woman who went missing in LaRue. Thirty-four-year Tammy Cashion left her children with her mother in Emory, and said she was moving in with her boyfriend but would return. The boyfriend told deputies they had had an argument, and ...

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Major Meth Bust at U.S. – Mexico Border Crossing

  Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine hidden inside a shipment of frozen strawberries from Mexico. The truck carrying the strawberries was stopped for inspection at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility. The driver was arrested.

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Mesquite Student Arrested For Bringing Gun To School

  A Mesquite-Poteet High School student was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to school after some students notified an administrator that another student possibly had a gun on campus.  The School Resource Officers searched the student and discovered he had a handgun.

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Feed The Flame Dinner and Auction This Friday in Paris

  Feed the Flame fund raiser for the Lamar County Contenders will be held Friday February 22nd at the Paris Elks Lodge. Entertainment by Cas Haley and Montgomery Moore. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner and entertainment, plus live and silent auctions. The Lamar County Contenders are adults ...

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United Way Sponsored Tax Assistance Continues Through March

  The United Way of Lamar County is again offering free tax preparation through the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program available to qualifying Lamar County residents. VITA tax preparation will be held by appointment only on Thursdays and Fridays during February and March. To make an appointment, ...

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VFD’s Battle Powderly Blaze

  Volunteer Fire Departments from multiple companies battled a house fire on Helena Drive in Powderly Wednesday morning that was reported about 8:20. About half the home was destroyed, and the family says it intends to rebuild. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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Local Sports Headlines

Sports Update for Thursday Feb. 21st

  Game time change for the Paris/Van Area round matchup Friday night. The game originally was announced for 6pm has now been moved to 7pm. It will still be played in Royce City and it will be broadcast on 101.9 KBUS. Two games are scheduled for Friday night in High ...

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Paris Wildcat – Sports

WILDCAT BASEBALL SCHEDULE REVISION Wildcats will be playing at Chisum Tournament: THURSDAY 10:30 vs. Commerce 7:30 vs. Hughes Springs FRIDAY 10:30 vs. Prairieland SATURDAY – TBA

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HS Basketball Playoffs In Today’s Sports Update

Photo by Tony Corso tonycorsoimages.com Last night the Paris Wildcats defeated Gilmer 65-46 in their Bi-District matchup. Paris will play Van Friday night at 6:00 pm in Royce City. That game will be broadcast on 101.9 KBUS. In other Bi-District action, North Lamar fell to Kilgore 37-33 as heard on ...

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ASC – Sports

  AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Competitions: February 15-16, 2019 MEN’S TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – Zach Richardson, Sr. UT Tyler UT Tyler senior Zach Richardson (Waxahachie, Texas) earned his third Athlete of the Week honors of the year and fifth of his career ...

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UIL Mariachi State Festival

    UIL Mariachi State Festival Information AUSTIN, TX — Mariachi ensembles from across the state will compete for top honors at the 2019 UIL State Mariachi Festival on February 22-23 at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg. It is the fourth year of the state mariachi ...

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Community Calendar

Dec
26
Wed
Operation Victor Echo Tango
Dec 26 2018 @ 3:49 pm – Apr 26 2019 @ 4:49 pm
Feb
21
Thu
MPISD
Feb 21 all-day

Thursday, February 21, 2019
• CDC Fun and Learn, 3:10 p.m.
• MPJH StuCo Meeting, 7:30 a.m.
• MPJH Valentine’s Dance, 5:00 p.m.
• Softball
Allen Varsity Tournament
• Baseball
Varsity in Skeeter Tournament in Mesquite
JV Black @ North Lamar JV Tournament
• Track
Tiger Relays

Sulphur Springs ISD NETLA Fundraiser
Feb 21 @ 2:51 pm – Feb 23 @ 3:51 pm

 

 

The time has come for our last NETLA Fundraiser for the Senior class. Just a reminder, helping with NETLA (donate items, work or both) is one of the requirements for your child to have the opportunity to participate in Progressive Dinner. This is non-negotiable.
The NETLA Concession Stand Fundraiser for the Class of 2019 will be Feb. 21-23. Follow the links below to sign up to donate items and volunteer to work.
Donations can be dropped off with, senior class parents and Project Graduation volunteers, Mikki Daniel and Kristin Monk, at the Sulphur Springs ISD Administration Building at 631 Connally Street. Building hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am to 4:15 pm.
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask these ladies or NETLA Chairperson and senior class parent, Miranda McDaniel. Your support of the Class of 2019 and Project Graduation is sincerely appreciated!  Miranda McDaniel 903-440-6641
Follow the Class of 2019 Facebook page to keep with all the end of year Senior activities
Facebook: SSHS Class of 2019 – Project Graduation
Feb
22
Fri
Fourth Friday Landowners’ Education
Feb 22 all-day
MPISD
Feb 22 all-day

Friday, February 22, 2019
• Sims American Heart Association Kid’s Heart Challenge, during PE times
• Fowler American Heart Association Kid’s Heart Challenge, during specials
• Boys Soccer
vs. Royse City at home, 5:30 p.m.
• Girls Soccer
@ Royse City, 5:30 p.m.
• Softball
Allen Varsity Tournament
• Baseball
Varsity in Skeeter Tournament in Mesquite
JV Black @ North Lamar JV Tournament

Free Income Tax Preparation – United Way Of Lamar County
Feb 22 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

 

The United Way of Lamar County is again offering free tax preparation through the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program available to qualifying Lamar County residents.

The VITA program offers tax preparation and e-filing to individuals and families who make less than $60,000 a year and is administered with the help of volunteers who are trained and certified according to IRS standards.

VITA helps put earnings back in the pockets of low- to moderate-income workers in the form of tax refunds and tax credits.

For those who have an email address, they can choose to file online using MyFreeTaxes.com which is also a program of the United Way and is powered by HR Block.  MyFreeTaxes.com is for households who make less than $66,000 a year and is easy to use, simple and also completely free.

VITA tax preparation will be held by appointment only on Thursdays and Fridays during February and March. To make an appointment, call 903-784-6642.

 

Jenny S. Wilson

Executive Director

United Way of Lamar County

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Feed The Flame Fundraiser
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Feed the Flame fundraiser for the Lamar County Contenders is Friday (Feb 22) at the Paris Elks Lodge. Cas Haley and Montgomery Moore are providing the entertainment. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner and show. Plus live and silent auctions. The Lamar County Contenders are adults from Lamar County over the age of 21 who have an intellectual disability. The Contenders are no longer in public education programs, there are no sources of funds for activities they participate in, except for what they can raise themselves. This will be the primary fundraiser for this group.

NWTF – Clarksville
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their Annual Banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church. It is Friday (Feb 22). Doors open at 6:00 and the dinner starts at 7:30. Live and silent auctions follow that. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor, you can contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874. 903-219-1874.

Feb
23
Sat
Adopt A Pet
Feb 23 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.

Dylan’s Drivers
Feb 23 all-day

Dylan’s Drivers provides a safe and reliable service within Lamar County, Texas, by providing free, non-judgemental, confidential rides to individuals who are rendered incapable of or lack access to safe transportation. Their hours of operations are Thursday be from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am, Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 pm until 3:00 am. Call 903.905.4959