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Hopkins County COVID 19 Screening Press Release

  Hopkins County Hospital District / HCEMS Sulphur Springs TX 75482 Brent Smith, COO / EMS Director DATE: 08/14/2020 903-438-4372 TIME: 12:30 COVID Screening Updates — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —- The Hopkins County Hospital District will no longer be providing COVID updates on testing and screening. Total case counts are ...

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Bus Hub Pick-Up for Bus Riders

  In an effort to provide the safest environment for our bus riders, we ask that you allow SSISD to deliver your bus rider to your home/regular drop-off location as opposed to picking them up at the bus hub if it is at all possible.If it is necessary to pick ...

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SSISD Food Service – Grab and Go Meals August 17-28

  Sulphur Springs ISD Child Nutrition Department will be offering the Grab and Go meals through the SS Elementary campus starting Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 28.  Times for pick-up will start at 7:30 and end at 11:00.  Parents and/or guardians will need to provide a list of their ...

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PJC Welding Summer Class

  SUMMER CLASS Pipe welding student Jordan Holland, left, works on a project at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center welding shop during his summer workforce program class. PJC-Sulphur Springs welding instructor John Plemons is observing his work . To inquire about the welding program and other workforce education programs offered at ...

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Paris Police Report 08.14.20

Paris Police responded to an assault the 400 block of NE 16th St at 4:37 P.M. on August 13, 2020. Officers spoke with a 27 year old female who reported that her boyfriend had assaulted her and had stolen a pistol from her. The incident is under investigation. Paris Police ...

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American Airlines Bans Face Masks with Vents or Valves

  Fort Worth based American Airlines is banning face coverings with exhausts valves or vents on its flights. Its following guidance from the CDC which recently said face coverings with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be get through holes in the material. American also insisted that masks ...

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Paris Tax Rate Update

The City of Paris will have a slightly lower tax rate this year, but property owners could see a slightly higher tax bill.   That’s because of the increase in property valuations. The new budget will include a 2% cost of living increase for all city employees except the city manager. ...

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Two Arrested in Lamar For Sex Offender Non Registration

  Reno police and Texas Rangers recently conducted sex – offender compliance checks. Those checks lead to the indictments of 2 men for failure to comply. Thirty-five-year-old Johnathan Ray McCann and 32-year-old Corey Hunter Hearne were both arrested.

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Hopkins County COVID Report 08.14.20

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom reported Thursday afternoon that there were 7 new cases of COVID 19 in the county. There were also 14 new recoveries. There have been a total of 212 positives since testing began in March, and a total of 160 recoveries. There are currently 52 active ...

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First Texas High School Cancels Football Season

Ben Bolt – Palito Blanco High School has become the first school in the state of Texas to cancel its sports program due to COVID-19. The Class 2A school is located west of Corpus Christi. Twelve states have decided to push back their high school seasons to spring, including California, ...

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Sports Update for Aug. 11th

  Volleyball is back. Sports brought to you by RENO TIRE AND SERVICE CENTER. Tonight at Paris High, the Lady Wildcats will take on Prairiland. While North Lamar travels to Edgewood to play Van. Chisum is at Dekalb. Paris High Volleyball Shirts are for sale for the upcoming season. If ...

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Jun
9
Tue
Enroll For USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Jun 9 – Aug 28 all-day

Our nation has faced unprecedented challenges due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and the agriculture industry is no exception. USDA Farm Service Agency, reminding farmers and ranchers that FSA is now accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. This program provides vital financial assistance to producers to offset impacts off COVID-19.

Specific crops and livestock, along with wool and dairy, are eligible for CFAP. Our website, farmers.gov/cfap, is your one-stop-shop for available commodities, payment rates, eligibility criteria, and application forms. You’ll also find a payment calculator that assists you with completing your application.

We accept applications for CFAP through Aug. 28, and if you have CFAP questions, customers can call the CFAP call center at 887-508-8364, or by contacting your local FSA county office. In Lamar County, it is at 201 N. Collegiate Dr., Ste. 500, Paris.

Aug
15
Sat
Adopt-A-Pet
Aug 15 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.

Market Square Farmers Market
Aug 15 all-day

The Market Square Farmers Market in Paris is open again, Saturdays, starting from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. Every Saturday, local producers & vendors are coming together to enrich, enliven, and entertain while providing local products to the community. Come out, grab some breakfast, and check out all of the beautiful produce and fantastic vendors.

Paris Community Theater
Aug 15 all-day

Over the years, many of you in our community have graced the PCT stage. We have built sets, sewn costumes, lent our voices, and filled the Plaza.

Sadly, as we look towards the 44th season in the age of COVID-19, the Plaza lights are dim. The curtains are closed, and there is no popcorn popping. Shows for the foreseeable future, canceled, to keep our community members safe, it must remain closed until it can safely reopen.

PCT is a volunteer nonprofit organization that relies heavily on ticket sales to pay the bills and continue operating. Now without help from the community, PCT will have difficulty meeting those financial obligations.

PCT needs YOU to play the role of a lifetime and help them continue to provide entertainment to our community as the longest-running community theatre in Northeast Texas!

Please ensure they will be here in 2021. No gift is too small. Please click the link below and share it on your page.
The show must go on–but PCT needs YOUR help! Find more info on the PCT Facebook page.

Paris Community Theater
Aug 15 all-day

Paris Community Theater (PCT) is a volunteer nonprofit organization that relies heavily on ticket sales to pay the bills and continue operating. Now without help from the community, PCT will have difficulty meeting those financial obligations. PCT needs you to play the role of a lifetime and help them continue to provide entertainment to our community as the longest-running community theatre in Northeast Texas! Please ensure they will be here in 2021. No gift is too small. Please check their Facebook page and share it on your page. The show must go on–but PCT needs your help! Find more info on the PCT Facebook page.

Reach Center T-Shirt Sale
Aug 15 all-day

This year the Raney family has decided to continue their annual T-shirt sale for the Reach Rally. All proceeds go to the Reach Center downtown. It is a nonprofit organization that has after school and summer programs for children with disabilities! They do beautiful things with these children. 

All T-shirt’s are $13 each. You can order online at parisprintworks.com and click on “reach rally“ fundraiser. They ask everyone and all businesses to wear them on Friday (Oct 2) to help bring awareness for all disabilities! Please post a picture or send it to me!

Trump Election HQ Opening in Mt Pleasant
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This Saturday, August 15, the Trump Election Headquarters in Mt. Pleasant is having an Open House from 10:00 to 2:00 at 1401 S. Jefferson.  *(That’s
in the little strip center where Little Caesar’s Pizza used to be.)* We encourage people to stop by for their Trump Gear; T-Shirts, caps, socks,
flags, yard signs and more!.  We will also be registering voters in time to vote in the November 3rd election.  Hot Dogs should be ready to serve
around 11:00. Regular  hours are Monday thru Friday 10:00 to 4:00.

Aug
17
Mon
Wildcats Volleyball Fundraiser
Aug 17 @ 4:21 pm – 5:21 pm

The Paris Lady Wildcats Volleyball team is having a fundraiser. The Lady Cats are looking to upgrade a few things and add to their program. With their current budget, they will be purchasing new varsity uniforms, shoes, knee pads, shirts, and practice equipment that gets worn out or damaged throughout the off-season. As fundraisers, they ask for the help and support of their loving family, friends, and fans. With your support, they are looking to raise $3,000 to help with the cost of:

New balls. New nets, practice equipment, ball carts, practice gear, travel gear (warm-ups, bags, shirts), and offseason workout clothes. For more information on how and where to donate, contact Ashley Green at ashley.green@parisisd.net!

Aug
22
Sat
Paris Community Theater
Aug 22 all-day

Over the years, many of you in our community have graced the PCT stage. We have built sets, sewn costumes, lent our voices, and filled the Plaza.

Sadly, as we look towards the 44th season in the age of COVID-19, the Plaza lights are dim. The curtains are closed, and there is no popcorn popping. Shows for the foreseeable future, canceled, to keep our community members safe, it must remain closed until it can safely reopen.

PCT is a volunteer nonprofit organization that relies heavily on ticket sales to pay the bills and continue operating. Now without help from the community, PCT will have difficulty meeting those financial obligations.

PCT needs YOU to play the role of a lifetime and help them continue to provide entertainment to our community as the longest-running community theatre in Northeast Texas!

Please ensure they will be here in 2021. No gift is too small. Please click the link below and share it on your page.
The show must go on–but PCT needs YOUR help! Find more info on the PCT Facebook page.