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Texas Adds 27,200 Jobs

Texas economy adds 27,200 positions in June The Texas economy added 27,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June, which marked 24 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 359,500 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. Private-sector employers added 26,400 positions over the month. ...

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2018 Red River Army Depot Hail And Farewell Dinner

Cindy and Mike Malone bid farewell to Col. Jason Cindy and Mike Malone welcome Col. Steve York and family Texarkana, USA (July 19, 2018): Texarkana, USA: The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce held the 2018 Red River Army Depot Hail and Farewell Dinner on Tuesday, July 17th at the Texarkana ...

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Red River Welcomes 42nd Commander

  Maj. Gen. Daniel G. Mitchell (front), commanding general of the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, waits to take the stage before Red River Army Depot’s change of Command Ceremony July 18, 2018. Pictured with Mitchell are former Red River Commander Col. Jason A. Carrico and new Commander Col. ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For July 22-28, 2018 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing a new bridge. US 259 – From US 82 to FM 44, adding shoulders. US 82 – From SH 98 to 0.5 mile west of SH 8, seal coating highway. ...

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ATCOG Meeting

Joint Agenda Northeast Texas Rural Planning Organization and ARK-TEX Council of Government’s executive committee meeting Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:00 am Titus County Extension Office 1708 Industrial Rd., Mt Pleasant, TX Item 1. Call to order. Item 2. Invocation. Item 3. Self-introductions. Rural Planning Organization (RPO) Agenda Items Item 4. ...

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Free GED And ESL Programs

The Adult Education Department at Northeast Texas Community College is accepting new and returning students for its GED (General Educational Development) and ESL (English as a Second Language) programs. Those interested in participating in either of these free educational programs should call to make an appointment for registration. While classes ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jul 20)

Thursday morning, Paris Police worked a burglary in the 400-block of SW 19th. An unknown suspect had forced entry into the complainant’s storage building and took several lawn tools. The investigation is ongoing. Officers worked a fraud complaint in the 1000-block of SE 9th. The crime took place elsewhere using ...

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Hopkins County Commissioner’s Court Meeting 07.23.18

      TIME:                   9:00 A.M. DATE:                   Monday, July 23, 2018 PLACE:                In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse is at 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX.                           Invocation Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag AMERICAN FLAG: TEXAS FLAG:  “Honor The Texas Flag; I Pledge ...

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Quake On Town Lake This Weekend In Mt Pleasant

    ‘Quake on Town Lake,’ benefiting Cypress Basin Hospice, will be in Mt Pleasant this weekend. The drag boat races and BBQ begin at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday morning. Town Lake is located on Hwy 271 North in Mt Pleasant.

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Local Sports Headlines

Why Is There A Ref Shortage?

The real cause of the ref shortage? Verbal abuse (USA TODAY) There is an overwhelming shortage of high school sports officials working across the country. That’s true in Texas, too, where the state’s obsession with football doesn’t stretch far enough to ensure there are people to officiate every game. Now, ...

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TAMUC – Sports

    Hobbs & Martinez named Preseason All-Americans by Lindy’s; Lions ranked No. 7 in the preseason poll. COMMERCE – The 2017 National Champion Texas A&M University-Commerce football team has been ranked No. 7 nationally in the Lindy’s Sports College Football Preseason Poll. Lion tight end Vincent Hobbs has been ...

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Rangers Make Trade With Cubs Plus A&M Commerce Preps Football In Sports

  The 2017 National Champion Texas A&M University-Commerce football team has been ranked No. 7 nationally in the Lindy’s Sports College Football Preseason Poll. Lion tight end Vincent Hobbs has been named a first-team preseason All-American, while kicker Kristov Martinez has been named a second-team preseason All-American. The Lions will ...

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Mt Vernon Gets New Basketball Coach In Today’s Sports

  It’s official, Coach Joe Thomas is no longer the Boys basketball coach at Mt Vernon High School. Thomas, who led his team to the state championship game in San Antonio this year, had not only been the boy’s coach but also the girls’ volleyball coach. After being told he ...

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North Lamar Readies For First Day Of Football Practice

  North Lamar Panther football season is just around the corner. Along with important dates is the reminder that physical forms need to be turned in before the first day of practice. “Paperwork should be turned in to North Lamar’s athletic trainer, Cole Barker,” said NL head football coach Aaron Emeyabbi. “Athletes ...

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Community Calendar

Apr
4
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Apr 4 @ 2:49 am – Aug 1 @ 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.

Apr
18
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Apr 18 @ 2:49 am – Aug 15 @ 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.

May
2
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
May 2 @ 2:49 am – Aug 29 @ 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.

May
16
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
May 16 @ 2:49 am – Sep 12 @ 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.

Jun
13
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Jun 13 @ 2:49 am – Oct 10 @ 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.

Jun
27
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Jun 27 @ 2:49 am – Oct 24 @ 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.

Jul
18
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Jul 18 @ 2:49 am – Nov 14 @ 2:49 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.

Jul
21
Sat
Paris Balloon & Music Festival
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day

2018 Paris Balloon & Music Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday (Jul 21-22) at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. There will be balloon glows, tethered balloon rides, Live Music, Monster Truck Rides, a Kid’s Fun Zone, Food trucks, marketplace vendors and drawings and giveaways! Gates open at 5:00 pm and admission is only five dollars.

Jul
22
Sun
Paris Balloon & Music Festival
Jul 22 – Jul 23 all-day

2018 Paris Balloon & Music Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday (Jul 21-22) at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. There will be balloon glows, tethered balloon rides, Live Music, Monster Truck Rides, a Kid’s Fun Zone, Food trucks, marketplace vendors and drawings and giveaways! Gates open at 5:00 pm and admission is only five dollars.

Jul
23
Mon
Vacation Bible School – Mt Pleasant
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Northeast Texas Biker Church is hosting ‘Vacation Bible School,’ Monday through Thursday (July 23-26) from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. It is at 749 E. 16th Street across from the bowling alley in Mt Pleasant. It is for Pre-K through sixth-grade.