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Dollar Days at the Dallas Zoo

  The Dallas Zoo is holding Dollar Days this summer on July 18 and August 6. Guests are required to purchase their tickets online  and will likely sell out fast. A link is on our news website. The zoo warns their $12 parking will be limited.  Your best option is …

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Paris Police Report For Friday, June 21

  An officer responded Thursday to the Parole Office and arrested Joseph Dalton Dodson, 30, on a Parole Violation Warrant. They booked Dodson and transferred him to Lamar County Jail without incident.   Officers received a call Thursday about a male in emotional distress in the 3900 block of Bonham …

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MPISD – News

Photos – MPISD   Contact:  Kelly Cowan Mount Pleasant High School FBLA attends the State Officer Training Camp. Mount Pleasant High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Vice President Diya Desai and Advisor John Whitten attended the FBLA State Officer Training (OT) Camp from June 10 to 14 …

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Free Heart Calcium Scans Still Available

  The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation still offers free heart calcium scans for Hopkins County men between the ages of 40 and 60 who have one or more risk factors (obesity, diabetes, current smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, family history of heart disease). We conduct scans in July, …

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Strawberry Moon Friday Night

Just after the historic 2024 summer solstice this week, another unique moment will arrive as the strawberry moon rises in the sky. This full Moon will also be unique. The June full moon is also known as the “strawberry moon.” The full Moon will reach peak illumination at 8:08 pm …

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Donald Sutherland (1936-2024)

According to Kiefer Sutherland, his dad, Donald Sutherland, the prolific actor who starred in such films as “M*A*S*H,” “Ordinary People,” National Lampoon’s Animal House, and “The Hunger Games,” has died. Originally from Canada, Sutherland rose to fame with well-received roles in movies such as “The Dirty Dozen” and “M*A*S*H.” His …

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Border Crossings Fell In May

The number of arrests by Border Patrol agents of people illegally crossing into the United States fell in May to the third lowest of any month during the Biden presidency. Preliminary figures released Thursday show that the number of encounters with migrants has fallen even more in the roughly two weeks …

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Another Tropical Storm Could Be Forming

Alberto has finished messing with Texas, but another storm is brewing. It’s taking a similar path through the Gulf of Mexico, and experts say two storms are bad news. Tyler Castillo with the National Weather Service says they’re watching to see if Alberto sucked all the energy out of the …

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Gas Prices Inching Back Up

Drivers who fill up the tank this morning will notice that gas prices are drifting back up. Experts say this is simple economics. Daniel Armbruster with Triple-A-Texas says what we’re paying now is the same as what we’ll spend on that Fourth of July road trip. Over the upcoming holiday, 5.6 …

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Friday’s Sports

MLB Thursday Astros (35-40) 5 – White Sox (20-56) 3 Yordan Alvarez came up with a lone shot in the first inning and drove in a run during a four-run seventh. The Astros rallied past the White Sox 5-3 on Thursday. Houston plans to call up right-hander Jake Bloss from …

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Thursday’s Sports

MLB Wednesday Rangers (34-40) 5 – Mets (35-38) 3 Astros (34-40) 4 – White Sox (20-55) 1 The Rangers and Astros were winners on Wednesday. Slumping Leody Taveras entered the game on defense in the seventh for the Rangers and then hit a tiebreaking two-run homer. That helped the Rangers …

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Tuesday’s Sports

NBA FINALS Celtics (64-18 4-1) 106 – Mavericks (50-32 1-4) 88 The Boston Celtics are the 2024 NBA Champions claiming their 18th title. Jayson Tatum scored 31 points to lead the Boston franchise to its 18th championship and Tatum’s first, beating the Dallas Mavericks in a five-game series. Jaylen Brown …

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Monday’s Sports

NBA FINALS Monday Mavericks (1-3) at Boston Celtics (3-1) at 7:30 pm ABC Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks were able to stave off elimination on Friday night with a dominating 122-84 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Doncic and Irving combined for 50 …

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Friday’s Sports

NBA Finals Friday Celtics (3-0) at Dallas Mavericks (0-3) at 7:30 pm ABC They have officially listed Kristaps Prozingis as questionable for Game 4 of the NBA Finals, and the Boston Celtics need to offer more insight into the status of their big man for Friday’s game. With the Mavericks …

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Community Calendar

Sulphur Springs Community Players To Present “Willie Wonka, Jr” @ Main Street Theater
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm
Paris Municipal Band
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy the beautiful music of the Paris Municipal Band in Bywaters Park. The first performance this year for the longest-performing band in Texas is this Friday at 8:00 pm. The concerts will continue every Friday night in June.

Moving Wall At Talco’s Fireworks Show
Jul 3 – Jul 7 all-day

The ”Moving Wall” is coming to the Talco Independence Day Fireworks Show from Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday, July 7. Talco’s fireworks show with food and giveaways is on Thursday, July 4, at 7:00 pm. The “Moving Wall” is a traveling replica of the Washington, DC, Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

United Way Of Lamar County Hosting Poverty Simulation @ Lewis Hall
Jul 10 @ 1:00 pm


The United Way of Lamar County is hosting a Poverty Simulation on Wednesday, July 10th at 1pm in Lewis Hall, located behind Paris Regional Health.  The event is free and open to the public, but all participants must register.

The 1 ½ hour Poverty Simulation is an interactive experience that highlights the lived realities and human impact of poverty.  Executive Director Jenny Wilson states, “Participants will deepen their understanding of the challenges those living in poverty face.  When we have insight into the chaos and crisis that poverty can create, we can have not just more empathy, but tailor our behavior and our speech and our approaches to achieve better outcomes.”

More than 40% of US households struggle to afford essential needs, pushing them to make difficult decisions and take significant risks every day. Participants in the Poverty Simulation will experience this as they try to navigate transportation costs, childcare, rent, utilities, groceries and unexpected expenses all on a limited income.

To register as a participant or as a volunteer, call the United Way office at 903-784-6642 or email jenny.wilson@lamarcountyuw.org.  Anyone 16 and older can participate, but volunteers need to have gone through the poverty simulation before.

Maxey Baptist Church Hosting Summer Splash
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm