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Byron and Kristen Aldridge invite you to attend our next Chamber Business After Hours next Tuesday, May 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Anvil Brewing. The Business After Hours is open to all Chamber members and anyone interested in learning more about Chamber Member benefits. Anvil Brewing – 115 ...Read More »
Photo by Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr. are joined by representatives from the Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at the opening of the Choctaw Nation EnVision Center Friday, May 17 in Poteau. First tribal ...Read More »
Paris District Road Report for the week of May 20, 2019 Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in Franklin and Hopkins Counties during the week of May 20, 2019. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised ...Read More »
Seats on the west side of Noyes Stadium were packed as Paris Junior College held its 94th spring graduation ceremony Friday evening, May 17. PJC had 450 students graduating with a certificate or associate degree. The ceremony opened with an invocation from Student Government Association president Burkhart. “The Ending of ...Read More »
Tornado Watch 181 is valid until 5:00 Saturday afternoon for the following counties in North Central Texas. COLLIN COOKE DALLAS DELTA DENTON EASTLAND ELLIS ERATH FANNIN GRAYSON HOOD HOPKINS HUNT JOHNSON KAUFMAN LAMAR MONTAGUE NAVARRO PALO PINTO PARKER RAINS ROCKWALL SOMERVELL TARRANT VAN ZANDT WISERead More »
PJC Adult Education holds a recognition ceremony The Paris Junior College Adult Education program held a graduation ceremony for all those successfully achieving their Certificates of High School Equivalency during the preceding 12 months on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Those receiving their Certificate of High School Equivalency ...Read More »
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. The threat of tornados has increased for Saturday A cluster or line of storms will organize to the west and spread into North Texas through the morning hours. The main hazard with this complex will be strong winds, but hail and a ...Read More »
INDICTMENTS – MAY 16, 2019 28359 BAILEY, DENNIS WAYNE PCS < 1G 28360 CALLAWAY, AARON BRYAN ASSAULT IMPEDE BREATH/CIRCULATION, HO 28361 CASHION, JASON CLAY PCS < 1G 28362 CHRISTIE, GREGORY ALDEN CREDIT/DEBIT CARD ABUSE 28363 CLEMENTS, JR., ROGER PAUL ASSAULT W/PRIOR 28364 DINELEY, CORRINNE VICTORIA THEFT PROP > $2,500 < ...Read More »
Paris Police Department Announces Participation in Click It or Ticket Campaign.’ “Click It or Ticket” increased enforcement period runs Monday (May 20) until Tuesday (Jun 2). Paris – The Paris Police Department is joining forces with the Texas Department of Public Safety and other local law enforcement agencies throughout ...Read More »
Harrison County Jail Texas Rangers arrested 33-year-old Harrison County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Megan Nicole Grigsby at her office Thursday on an indictment for abuse of official capacity and theft of property valued at more than $2500 but less than $30,000. She was booked into the Harrison County ...Read More »
Local Sports Headlines
Josh Boateng named USTFCCCA South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year. NEW ORLEANS – Texas A&M University-Commerce’s junior thrower Josh Boateng has been named the South Central Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as announced ...Read More »
Three From LeTourneau Men’s Track Qualify For NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – LeTourneau University men’s track and field student-athletes Alex Hindman, Austin Parrish, and Jack Miller have qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held May 23-25 at the ...Read More »
Last night on Mix 107.7, the North Lamar Pantherettes dropped game one of their regional semifinal series with Melissa 4-3. With the game tied at two after six innings, Macy Richardson scored the go-ahead run in the 7th on a sacrifice pop up by Karsyn Iltis. That wasn’t enough though as Melissa ...Read More »
Soccer camp date has been changed. We have moved our camp this year to Friday (Jun 7) instead of Thursday (Jun 6). Here is the updated flyer. Coach Sikes is offering a Baseball Camp this summer.Read More »
Tonight on Mix 107.7, the North Lamar Pantherettes will play game one of their regional semifinal series with Melissa. That game will be played in Melissa with the pregame at 5:50. First pitch is set for 6:00 pm. Game two will be tomorrow at North Lamar at 6:00 pm. With Game ...Read More »
Sunrise Over Cooper Lake
May is one of the Best Months to Experience the Wonders of Nature at Cooper Lake State Park; The Fish are Biting too!
Cooper, TX— What better place to experience the wonders of a natural Texas than at Cooper Lake State Park. Across both park units, as summertime approaches, a total of 19 programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world will be presented. Our highlighted programs for May are our Kids Fishing Events scheduled for May 11 at the South Sulphur Unit and May 18 at the Doctors Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park. Attend and learn how to fish, about fish, and the aquatic environment with the help of Park Rangers. Also, during the month, 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 by relaxing on a picnic table watching your food cook on one of our many day-use picnic grills. If you are camping, relaxing around a campfire at the park in the evening is unbeatable! The flickering light and warmth of a campfire will lift your spirits and reconnect you to feelings shared by past generations. There is no better place to share a story or eat a meal!
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. May is a great time to fish at Cooper Lake! Fishing licenses are not required if you are fishing from the bank or fishing pier at Cooper Lake State Park. Other popular activities are hiking our trails or just resting under a giant Post Oak tree or camping at one of our tree canopied campsites. Texas State Parks are great places to relax, recreate and recharge 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 a valid entrance permit. For more information on this or other events and programs at Cooper Lake State Park, please visit and like 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)
May 4 – 9:00 pm – Starry Eyed & Star-crossed (Stellar stories of the night sky)
May 5 – 3:00 pm – Experience is the Best Teacher (Learn about nature journaling and start your own!)
May 11 – 2:00 pm – Dutch Oven Cookin’ (Sample and learn the old style, outdoor cooking)
May 12 – 10:00 am – Planting a Nursery (Start your own native garden and put it to use!)
May 18 – 9:00 am – Kids Fish (Bring the kids on down for a fishing day of fun and activities!)
May 19 – 10:00 am – Formation Station (How are fossils created? Do you have what it takes? Take to the road of fossilization with a ranger!)
May 25 – 2:00 pm – Brainiac or Bonehead (Are you a brainiac? How well do you know your fauna? Join in on some trivia!)
May 26 – 3:00 pm – Pretty Fly (Join a ranger to learn more about the dynamics of flight in nature)
South Sulphur Unit (Southside of Cooper Lake – Hopkins County)
May 4 – 2:00 pm – Wildflower Watch (Learn about the flora of the area and join our wildflower watch!)
May 4 – 6:00 pm – The Scoop on Poop (Do you know whose scat? Can you recreate that? Get the scoop!)
May 5 – 10:00 am – The Best Medicine (Join a ranger for a few laughs and a stress-free walk in the woods)
May 11 – 9:00 am – Kids Fish (Bring the kids on down for a fishing day of fun and activities!)
May 12 – 3:00 pm – Mother Nature (This Mother’s Day take a hike to learn about the way nature does motherhood)
May 18 – 2:00 pm – Pollinator vs Terminator (Find out about these nature lovers or fighters on a guided hike)
May 18 – 9:00 pm – Once in a Blue Moon (What makes a Blue Moon special? What is it? Check it out with a ranger)
May 19 – 3:00 pm – Be a Good Spore (Not all spores are created equal, find out who is who on a guided hike)
May 25 – 10:00 am – I’ve Got Butterflies (Join a ranger for a hike to and take a peek into the life of a butterfly)
May 25 – 9:00 pm – Night Hike (It’s creepy, it’s crawly, but it’s also so much more! Learn to appreciate true nightlife)
May 26 – 10:00 am – Dragons & Damsels (Let’s go for a dip! Do some pond dipping with a ranger!)
The 2019 City of Paris Residential Clean-Up
From Saturday (May 18) through Saturday (May 25), the City of Paris will have two drop-off locations for Paris residents to dump trash at no cost! We will be open each day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The drop-off locations are as follows:
1100 Block Bonham at the Depot
Red River Valley Fairgrounds (enter from Gene Watson Blvd between Hickory and Clement)
Please bring your current water bill to unload. Bins will be monitored and maintained by the City of Paris staff.
We cannot accept hazardous materials such as paint, chemicals or oil; however, you may drop off tires, batteries, and appliances without compressors.
The Compost Site will be open:
Wednesday, May 22nd from 9:00am – 11:45am and 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Thursday and Friday (May 23-24) from 8:30 am until 11:45 am and 1:15 pm until 4:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday (May 25-26) from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Disabled and senior citizens who need assistance to make arrangements for pick-up may call Public Works @ 903.784.9266 or 903.784.9277.
Monday, May 20, 2019
• CDC Parenting Class, 5:30 p.m.
• Fowler Water Fun Day
• Corprew Fun Day
• Sims Talent Show, 8:30 a.m.
• Sims 4th grade celebration, 1:15 p.m.
• Brice Awards
o 1st grade, 10:15 a.m.
o Kindergarten, 11:30 a.m.
o 2nd grade, 12:30 p.m.
o 3rd grade, 1:30 p.m.
o 4th grade, 2:20 p.m.
• MPJH Band Six Flags trip
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
• CDC Safe Rider Car Seat Program, 4:00 p.m.
• Fowler Talents Show, 8:30 a.m.
• Fowler Pizza party for glasses, 2:00 p.m.
• Sims Fun Day
• Brice Water Day
• Corprew Awards
o Kindergarten, 8:30 a.m.
o 1st grade, 9:30 a.m.
o 4th grade, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
- Early Release Day
- Fowler Turtle Races
- Fowler Incoming parent visits, 10:00-12:00
- Sims Turtle Races, 8:30 a.m.
- Corprew Awards
o 2nd grade, 8:30 a.m.
o 3rd grade, 9:30 a.m.
- Baccalaureate, First Baptist Church, 6:00 p.m.