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Weekly Roadwork Report

  TxDOT Paris District For April 21-27, 2019 Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in Delta, Lamar and Red River Counties during the week of April 22, 2019. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to ...

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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments

Northeast Texas Rural Planning Organization, Northeast Texas Economic Development District and Ark-Tex Council of Governments Executive Committee Meeting APRIL 25, 2019 The North East Texas Rural Planning Organization (NETRPO), North East Texas Economic Development District (NETEDD) and Executive Committee of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet starting at ...

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Woman Jailed On Hopkins County Drug Charge

Deputies arrested 49-year-old Nikki Alene Strain Harris in Hopkins County Thursday. She was charged with Possession of more than one but less than four grams of a Penalty Group 1 Controlled Substance. No bond amount was set on the third-degree felony charge.

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Titus County Bookings

Bond has been set at $20,000 at the Titus County Jail for 17-year-old Jakolby Okeith Washington of Mt Pleasant. He was arrested on a warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. No other details about the case have been disclosed. Deputies arrested 30-year-old Robert Lee Lewis, Jr., of Naples, ...

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Special Sulphur Springs ISD Board Meeting Monday

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING SULPHUR SPRINGS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019 12:00 PM AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER: Invocation II. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS A. An announcement by the President whether a quorum is present, that the meeting had been duly called and that the ...

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Chamber Of Commerce – TMF-Sulphur Springs

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs are partnering to present a panel discussion called The Process of Care for Your Aging Parents. This night is designed so attendees can hear the panel discussion and are able to then walk through booths to collect information ...

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Most Eat Chocolate Bunnies’ Ears First

  With Easter on Sunday, TopCashback.com is sharing the results of its egg-citing spring holiday survey. It found two out of five (40%) Americans’ favorite Easter basket item is the classic chocolate bunny and 68% tend to chomp down on the ears first. Easter is widely celebrated across the world ...

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Morgan Wallen’s Mullet In Today’s Nashville Roundup

Morgan Wallen tells Knox News that he got his mullet from his father. “The whole mullet thing came from my dad actually… I was looking through their photo albums when I was back home one day, and I got to their wedding, and my dad had a mullet. And me and ...

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Workforce Solutions Hosting Career And Community Resource Expo

Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting a Career & Community Resources Expo at the ROC, 120 Oak Street, in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, May 7, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. They are accepting vendors on a first come first served basis with a deadline for vendors of April 30. Exhibitor ...

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Local Sports Headlines

UIL Softball Playoff

Mt Pleasant vs. Marshall at Pine Tree Thu 6:30, Fri 6:30, Sat 2:00 Hughes Springs vs. Troup at ETBU Thu 5:00, Fri 7:00, Fri 9:00 Hooks vs. Queen City Mon for seed Mount Vernon vs. possibly Hooks if Queen City wins

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Paris Wildcats – Sports

JV and Varsity Baseball! Paris JV Baseball Game on the “Hill” scheduled for Friday evening will play at another date TBA. Paris Varsity Baseball Game vs. Callisburg Saturday (Apr 20) had fields to wet to play and make up will occur with an announcement next week. Have a Great Easter ...

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NTCC – Sports

Friday’s game (Apr 19) is now Saturday (Apr 20) at 1:00 pm Andy Morgan Head Baseball Coach Northeast Texas CC   NTCC Softball drops a two-game set at Navarro College Friday, April 19, 2019 Northeast Texas Community College Eagle Softball (12-24, 7-13) traveled to Corsicana to take on the Navarro ...

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TAMUC – Sports

  Night With Champions sets record support for student-athlete scholarships and wellness in the second year. COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce’s second annual Night With Champions – dedicated to raising funds for summer school scholarships and student wellness – has once again generated record philanthropic revenue for the continued success ...

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LeTourneau University – Sports

  LeTourneau Softball Splits Doubleheader at Ozarks. CLARKSVILLE, Arkansas- Closing out their 2019 regular season schedule on the road, the LeTourneau University softball team sailed to a 10-0 victory over the University of the Ozarks in game one of the three-game series but failed to do the same in game ...

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Community Calendar

Operation Victor Echo Tango
Dec 26 2018 @ 3:49 pm – Apr 26 2019 @ 4:49 pm
Cooper Lake Activities For April @ Cooper Lake State Park
Apr 12 – Apr 28 all-day


Fish, Hike and Attend Multiple Programs during April at Cooper Lake State Park

Cooper, TX— What better place to experience the spring than Cooper Lake State Park.  Across both park units, as perfect temperatures prevail, a total of 17 programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world will be presented.  Attend and learn about a wide variety of plants and animals common to this part of Texas through multiple programs and so much more!  Bring each fun and learning packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion with your family and friends relaxing around a campfire at the park!  The flickering light and warmth of a campfire will lift your spirit and reconnect you to feelings shared by past generations.  There is no better place to share a story or eat a meal!

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day-use area on a warm spring afternoon.  Fish from the bank, off our pier, fishing wall, or rent a kayak and try your luck along the shoreline.  Fish attractors have been placed around the Doctor’s Creek floating fishing pier and the fishing wall at South Sulphur to help increase fishing success.  Crappie, bluegill, bass, and catfish are commonly caught at both park units. Hike our trails or just relax under a giant Post Oak tree or camp at one of our tree canopied campsites, recharging your soul!

Park entrance fees are $5 for adults with kids 12 and under always free.  Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $3 to enter the park daily with a Bluebonnet Pass.  Unlimited park entrances for you and everyone in your vehicle can be accomplished with the purchase of a Texas State Park Annual Pass for $70 which is good for over 12 months. All programs are free with paid entrance fees.   For more information on this or other events and programs at Cooper Lake State Park, please visit and friend our Facebook pages (Cooper Lake State Park – South Sulphur 903-945-5256 and Cooper Lake State Park – Doctor’s Creek (903) 395-3100).

Doctor’s Creek Unit (Northside of Cooper Lake – Delta County)

Apr 12 – 9 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Starry Eyed & Star-crossed
Apr 13 – 3 pm – Wild Woods Walk: Nature Hike
Apr 14 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Sound Bound
Apr 20 – 8 pm – Absolutely Amazing Arthropods: Night Hike!
Apr 21 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Eggs Act
Apr 27 – 5 pm – Plogging in the Park: Pick Trash, Not Flowers
Apr 28 – 3 pm –  Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Pollinator vs Terminator

South Sulphur Unit (Southside of Cooper Lake – Hopkins County)

Apr 13 – 11 am – Dutch Oven Cookin’: Aprons for April
Apr 13 – 6 pm –  Skins, Skulls & Scat: Brainiac or Bonehead
Apr 14 – 3 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Dye Section
Apr 20 – 2 pm – Read with a Ranger!
Apr 20 – 5 pm – Tell Tale Signs: Storybook Hike
Apr 20 – 6:30 pm – Historic Music in the Park!
Apr 21 – 3 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: That Earthy Smell
Apr 27 – 11 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Sonnets for Bluebonnets
Apr 27 – 3 pm – Absolutely Amazing Arthropods: Night Hike!
Apr 28 – 2 pm – Fame, Fortune & Fossils: Gracious Cretaceous

Photo Shoot @ Celebration Square Downtown
Apr 13 – Apr 20 all-day


From Redeeming Zoe

Photos for Freedom

We are so blessed to serve in such a thriving and giving community! We are excited about this year’s fourth annual event called Photos For Freedom. For the past three years during the Easter holiday, Redeeming Zoe has offered mini Easter photo shoots, and all proceeds have gone to fighting child exploitation in the Philippines.

Unicef recently did a study and shared that 8 out of every 10 children in the Philippines are at-risk and being exploited online through O.S.E.C. (Online Sexual Exploitation of Children). 77% of all victims are perpetrated by their parents. Redeeming Zoe means to “repair life.” We want families to “pose for freedom” this year!

Each year we have grown with volunteers and people joining us for the photo shoot! This coming year is nothing different. We have Isabel Reyna, Cathy Bryan, and Mandy Fiock as photographers for the event, all who are well known in the area!

April 13,19 and 20, 2019 at 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Cathy Bryan with NMotion Photography April 13 10:00 am-6:00 pm & April 20 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

Mandy Fiock Photography April 19 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Isabel Reyna Photography April 20 10:00 am-3:30 pm

Each session will include at least five edited photos in seven to ten business days, print release and a direct link to download or print your photos. The courses are $50 to be paid in card or cash. We encourage you to sign-up to save your time slot. Those who have an assigned time will be the first priority.  You can sign up on our website at www.redeemingzoe.org

Nevills Chapel Baptist Church
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day

Nevills Chapel Baptist Church is having a garage sale fundraiser Friday and Saturday (Apr 19-20) with a bake sale. You can buy your Easter sweets and if you have questions contact Dianne at 903-573-6772. The church is on CR 3210 off FM 1402 north of Mt Pleasant.

Adopt a pet
Apr 20 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.

Bonham’s Repaint The Streets Pink
Apr 20 all-day

Come out for the Largest 5k in Bonham Saturday (Apr 20). Repaint the streets pink in this Susan Hicks Memorial event. Join 100’s of other runners in a 5k, 10k, and fun run routes. Proceeds benefit Women Rock’s mission of saving and changing lives by increasing awareness and the early detection of breast cancer by providing hope and support to those who they serve. For more information go to women rock inc dot org slash wr5k or call 903-487-2528.

CASA Donations Needed
Apr 20 all-day
Dylan’s Drivers
Apr 20 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

East Texas Giving Day
Apr 20 all-day
Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The First Assembly of God in Detroit is having an Easter egg hunt Sunday (Apr 21) at 11:00 am. There will be cash prizes up to $500 in eggs, and there will be bicycles given away. Bring the family out for a great day of fellowship.