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PJC Fall Enrollment Up; Regents Meet

    The Paris Junior College Board of Regents received good news from a report on Fall student enrollment at their meeting held Monday, Sept. 25. As part of the President’s Report from Dr. Pam Anglin, regents learned that contact hours for the fall semester are up 3.5 percent from …

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Sep 29)

  Tyson Fitzgerald Officers stopped Tyson Fitzgerald in the 10-block of 17th NE and discovered he was intoxicated Thursday night at 8:47. Fitzgerald also had possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with both offenses. Leif Ericson Lindblom Friday morning at 1:48, officers responded to someone driving into a …

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Junior Heifer Show In Hopkins

The Hopkins County Jr. Commercial Heifer Show and Sale is at the Civic Center on Saturday, September 30. The cattle in Saturday’s sale will be heifers. Some will be pregnant; others will just be ready. You can find all the details, awards, and genetics of each pen of three heifers …

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Hopkins County Jail Bookings

Jacob Thompson was arrested Thursday in Hopkins County for Violation of his Probation. That probation was for Theft of Property valued at more than $100,000 but less than $200,000, Enhanced. They have not disclosed any other information. Deputies arrested Jackson Daniel Delich for Revocation of the bond he was on …

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Grand Saline Salt Festival

The Grand Saline Salt Festival Heritage Association’s Annual Salt Festival is underway. The weekend-long festival will include live music, street dance, a pet, and a car show. They expect the car show to have about 80-100 cars. Grand Saline is the Salt Capital of Texas. Under every Morton salt canister …

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MPISD – News

Photo L to R: Jazz Band Director Jamey Sterrett, Luke Thurman, Orion Senence, Bruno Deleon Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS Goin’ Gold Band members named to All-Region Jazz Band Three Mount Pleasant High School Jazz Band members are now on the All-Region Jazz Band after auditions hosted at the Mount Pleasant …

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Paris Economic Development Corporation Completes Land Acquisition

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has recently completed the acquisition of a 123-acre parcel on SE Loop 286. This property is directly west of Paris High School, is near Highway 19/24, and will be inventoried for industrial use that supports quality job creation. Landowner Nita Pierce Bankston states, “This …

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Local Sports Headlines

Friday’s Sports

The MGM has the Mariners a 120 point favorite vs. the Rangers today MLB Thursday Mariners (86-73) 3 – Rangers (89-70) J.P. Crawford celebrated after his two-run double kept the Seattle Mariners playoff hopes alive. Crawford’s shot in the ninth inning lifted the Mariners to a 3-2 win over Texas …

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Thursday’s Sports

MLB Wednesday Rangers (89-69) 5 – Angels (71-88) 0 Astros (87-72) 8 – Mariners (85-73) 3 With Dane Dunning’s Texas Rangers close to securing their playoff return, Dunning, a little nervous, took the mound Wednesday night. He yielded three hits over seven dominant innings, Adolis García had a homer and …

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Umpire Shortage?

Pictured left to right are MPISD Superintendent Judd Marshall, Adrian Tapia, John Winn, and MPISD Athletic Director Joey Cluley Mount Pleasant ISD Team Sports Officiating Class From the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) newsletter As previously reported, TASO was instrumental in securing approval from the Texas Education Agency for …

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Wednesday’s Sports

Brooks Robinson MLB Tuesday Angels (71-87) 9 – Rangers (88-69) 3 Mariners (85-72) 6 – Astros (86-72) 2 The Los Angeles Angels prevented the Texas Rangers from getting another step closer to wrapping up their first playoff appearance since 2016 Tuesday night. Texas’ 9-3 loss, though, could have been worse. …

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NTCC – Sports

Coy Evans | Justin Hampton NTCC Men’s Rodeo Team Wins the First Rodeo of the 2023-2024 Season The Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo team headed to the first National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Southern Region Rodeo hosted by Panola College September 22-23, and the Men’s Team returned to campus as …

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Community Calendar

Paris American Legion Fundraisers
Jun 5 – Nov 11 all-day



American Legion Post 30 in Paris has started its annual fundraising efforts. They currently have three ongoing fundraising raffles:

Raffle #1: Six $100 Wal-Mart gift cards.

Drawings will be Saturday, Oct 21, and all winning tickets will return to the pot for the next drawing. Tickets are $5 each.

Raffle #2: One Xbox Series X

One PlayStation5 God of War

Drawings will be Saturday, Oct 21, and the winning ticket will return to the pot for the next drawing. Tickets are $5 each.

Raffle #3: One Remington 870 Express 12-gauge shotgun.

One Ruger American .308 rifle with a scope

One $350 Atwoods Gift Card.

Drawings will be on Veterans Day, Nov 11, and the winning tickets will return to the pot for the next draw. Tickets are $5 each.

Commander Bill Townsend said, “We use the proceeds from these raffles to support local Veterans and Youth of Lamar County. In the past, we have given away four $500 scholarships and assisted local Veterans in need with grants for over $1,600 to help them through hard times. We’ve awarded over $1,000 to local Scouts that have received their Eagle Scout rank and $1,000 to help support local Boys and Girls Scouts. This year we are sending a local High School student to Boys State in Austin to learn and participate in how government works!”

Contact any member of the Paris American Legion for tickets. Please help us help the Veterans and Youth of Lamar County!

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact us at

brownguestpost30@gmail.com <mailto:brownguestpost30@gmail.com>!

Red River Valley Fair
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day

Red River Valley Fair has family fun for everyone! It is Wednesday through Saturday, September 27 through 30, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The daily attractions include a Pumpkin Patch, a Home and Garden Showcase, the Soccer Collies, and a Creative arts & crafts showcase. Add to that commercial exhibits, Livestock shows, Westland Ranch petting zoo, live entertainment nightly, and Rides by Crabtree Amusements.

Sep 30 all-day

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head 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.

In-Person Adult Health Education
Sep 30 all-day

You can get free online and in-person adult health education classes from the Paris-Lamar County Health District. Eating Healthy on a Budget, Nutritional Label Reading, Fun Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity, Positive Lifestyle Changes, plus now offering an in-house complimentary gym at 400 W. Sherman St, Paris. For more info, call (903) 785-4561.

Sep 30 all-day

Saturday, September 30, 2023

  • MPHS Cosmetology at Premiere Hair Show, San Antonio
  • Cross Country

MPJH & MPHS at Titus County Fair Invitational (home), 8:00 a.m.

  • Bass Fishing

MPHS at Lake Fork

  • Softball

MPJH at Harmony softball field (away), 9:00 a.m.

Mt Pleasant Survey
Sep 30 all-day

The City of Mount Pleasant is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, and Mt Pleasant requests citizen input via a simple online survey.

“Our mission is to keep the Mount Pleasant community safe, and hazard mitigation is a strategy to reduce loss of life and property by decreasing the impact of disasters,” said Fire Chief Larry McRae, directing the efforts to update the Hazard Mitigation Plan.

“We are asking citizens to take two minutes to take a three-question survey to identify what they consider the highest risks to our community,” he explained. “This is the first step in extensive plans for the City’s emergency planning and response efforts.”

You can access the survey via the QR code or mpcity.net/emergency. You can also get a paper copy at Mount Pleasant City Hall and Public Library on Madison Road or the Central Fire Station on Ferguson Road.

The survey is available in English and Spanish. The survey closes on October 10. Results will be compiled and published to the community by October 20.

If you have questions, contact Chief McRae at lmcrae@mpcity.org.

Republican Women Of Red River Valley
Sep 30 all-day
Paris Farmers And Artisan Market
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Paris Farmers and Artisan Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. It offers local and fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, eggs, meats, and value-added items, including candy, bread and pastries, Keto products, locally roasted coffee, kombucha, and elderberry products, handmade organic lotions personal care items, and artisan jewelry, soaps, and much more. So come out and enjoy the Paris Farmers and Artisan Market every Saturday!

Prairie Classroom Day In Yantis @ 124 West Oak
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The 25th Annual Car Show
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 25th Annual Car Show at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1771 Bonham Street, Paris, is Saturday, Sept 30, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Vehicle Registration Begins at 8:00 am. Dessert Auction Begins at noon. Awards Presentation following Dessert Auction. Entry Fee: $25.00 per vehicle

Trophies for First and Second Place in Car Divisions, Truck Divisions, Imports, Race Cars, Motorcycles, Unfinished and Ugliest Vehicle. Overall Best Paint, Overall Best Engine. Overall Best of Show Trophy. Benefiting: Immanuel Baptist Men’s Mission & Ministry Projects. Refreshments Available. More info at ibcparis.com.