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Game Warden Field Notes

  Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement compiles the following items from recent reports.  Riding Shotgun An Abilene district game warden was patrolling in Throckmorton County when he observed a utility vehicle (UTV) driving through the center of a failed wheat field. Upon entering the crop, the warden saw two ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Oct. 13-19, 2019   Bowie County  SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing the bridges.   Cass County  FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing highway SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing the bridges   Harrison County  SH 43 – at I-20 ...

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Breaking News – Three Dead After Explosion In Red River County

Paris and other area  firefighters responded to assist Red River County fire-rescue units at the site of an explosion in an underground bunker at a deer camp in the Talco area in Red River County Sunday afternoon. Three people were unaccounted for and were believed trapped in the bunker. The ...

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Five Rural Bridges To Be Replaced In Fannin County

Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work to replace five rural road bridges in Fannin County will begin Oct. 14. Contractor Stateline Construction LLC was granted 218 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $1.3 million. The target date for completion of this ...

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Donors Create Heating And Air Conditioning Scholarship At PJC

Barbecue was an added inducement as donors came together recently at Paris Junior College to celebrate the creation of an endowed scholarship for the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technology program. The meal was part of an event held by the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Students group, which ...

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CarFit Car Checkup Event Scheduled For Paris

Mature drivers in Northeast Texas can have a trained TxDOT specialist check their automobiles for comfort, safety, and mobility to help improve their daily driving experiences Oct. 24 at Paris Regional Medical Center’s PrimeTime Senior Service Center in Paris. The center is located at 1128 Clarksville Street, Suite 30. The ...

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Sulphur Springs Man Jailed In Paris

Paris Police Officers located a stolen vehicle in the 1300-block of Clarksville. The owner reported it taken out of Plano. Officers arrested the driver of the stolen vehicle who was identified as Curtis Anthony August-Adams, formerly of Sulphur Springs.

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Oct 11)

Curtis Anthony August-Adams On Thursday, Paris Police Officers located a stolen vehicle in the 1300-block of Clarksville. The owner had reported it taken in Plano. Officers arrested the driver of the stolen vehicle, who they identified as Curtis Anthony August-Adams. Justin Blake Whitworth On Thursday, Paris Police Officers responded to ...

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Sulphur Springs’ Benefits Saturday 10.12.19

Pioneer Cafe has teamed up with Johnny and Sherry Northcutt, of the former Northcutt Doughnuts, for a “Stew Dash” benefiting the families of Sandy Reed and Keesha Ivey Saturday (Oct 12) from noon until 4:00 pm. All the proceeds go directly to the families. The Corner Grub House in Sulphur ...

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Local Sports Headlines

Game Warden Field Notes

  Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement compiles the following items from recent reports.  Riding Shotgun An Abilene district game warden was patrolling in Throckmorton County when he observed a utility vehicle (UTV) driving through the center of a failed wheat field. Upon entering the crop, the warden saw two ...

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TAMUC – Sports

Lions win two extra-point sets in 3-1 victory over UAFS.·           FORT SMITH, Ark.– The Texas A&M University-Commerce volleyball team defeated Arkansas-Fort Smith in four sets on Saturday afternoon. After falling in the first set, the Lions took the final three sets, including two sets that went to ...

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Friday Night Lights Plus ALCS Set In Today’s Sports

In Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros advanced to the ALCS with a 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Houston. The Astros will host the Yankees tomorrow night in game one at 8:08 pm on FS1. The NLCS Game 1 between the Nats and the Cards is tonight ...

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Paris Wildcat – Sports

  Instead of acknowledging the teachers in between games, we are going to do it at the beginning. Varsity will be at 4:30, and their teacher will get announced with them. JV will follow after Varsity and will do the same thing. Please come out and support the Ladycat Volleyball ...

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Community Calendar

Sulphur Springs Senior Center October Events
Oct 9 @ 12:00 am – Oct 31 @ 11:45 pm

There are so many events in October….. I don’t want you to miss a thing…. I have attached some of the Flyers

Thursday, October 10th ” 1:00 PM  – 2020 Medicare Choices” by Debbie Shelley of the Retirement Gals.  Debbie will  help you choose what Medicare Options you want.  Pie and Coffee will be served.  Debbie will also be setting up one on one appointments for October 17th and October 24th.
Thursday, October 10th at 10:30  LCR.. If you haven’t played LCR you are missing some fun. Come out and see what it is all about.  Sponsored by Pioneer Crossing for Seniors.  You might win a Gift Card.  It is very simple to learn.
Monday, October 14th 1:30 PM – Bright Star Writing Group.  If you like to write come join the group.
Tuesday, October 15th 11:30 –  Parkinson’s Support Group.
Saturday, October 19th is the Start of the 50th Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival.  The Parade kicks off at 10:00 am at Buford Park.
Monday, October 21st  1:30 PM – Rocking Wreaths with Heritage Hospice.  Leslie Forshee will bring everything you need to make a Door Wreath.. It is always fun.
Tuesday, October 22nd 1:30 PM  – Senior Citizens Day at the Hopkins County Fall Festival.  We will Honor “Senior Male Volunteer of the Year”  and  “Senior Female Volunteer of the Year”  After the awards we will have some Refreshments and then play BINGO.
Thursday, October 24th 1:00 PM..  Come play BUNCO with us.  The more that plays the more money you can win.  It is always a Fun Time.   It only takes a second to learn how to play.
Thursday, October 24th – Saturday, October 26th – 50th Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival
Saturday, October 26th – Hopkins County Stew Festival
Friday, October 25th 10:45 –  Monthly Birthday Party Come have some Cake and Punch and
help us Celebrate the October Birthdays
Saturday, October 26th 1:00 PM – Earl W. Martin 42 Tournament     Cost is $ 10.00 a person. Cash prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th Places.
Monday, October 28th 10:30 AM – Shawls of Love…   If you want to learn how to Knit or Crochet these ladies will teach you.  They make lap blankets and Hats.  They also make special things for Holidays. Come help them bless others
Thursday, October 31st 12:00 Halloween Party.   Wear your BEST Halloween Threads and you might win a prize.   Lunch we will served and the event is sponsored by East Texas Physical Therapy.
BINGO is played on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 Fit and Strong Exercise is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 42 Is Played on Wednesday and Friday at 12:30  and the 1st Saturday of the Month Line Dancing is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 Art Class is EVERY Tuesday at 10:00 BRIDGE is played on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and 1st and 3rd Thursdays
There are lots of Club that meet at the Senior Citizens Center in the evenings

Oct 14 all-day


Monday, October 14, 2019

  • CDC New Volunteer Training 8:00 am
  • Corprew Principal Pride awards, Kinder, 7:45 am
  • Brice PTO meeting, 5:30 pm
  • MPHS National Technical Honor Society induction, 6:30 pm
  • Golf

MPHS at Sulphur Springs, 8:00 am

  • Football

MPJH 7th grade @ Marshall (away), 5:30 pm

Red River County Genealogical Society
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Everyone is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Red River County Genealogical Society, on Monday (Oct 14) at 7:00 pm at the Red River County Chamber of Commerce Meeting room. The speaker is Marvin Gorley, of Paris, who will speak on gathering history about county post offices. He will base his presentation on the knowledge he gained from writing the book, “Postmarked Paris Texas,” which is now out of print. Mr. Gorley has spent many years gathering information and writing articles relating to area history, many of which The Paris News published. All interested persons are encouraged to attend this informative program.

Oct 15 all-day


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  • CDC Sewing Class, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • CDC Safe Riders Car Seat program, 4:00 pm.
  • Fowler PTO meeting, 5:30 pm
  • Corprew Principal Pride awards, 1st & 2nd grades, 7:45 am.
  • Sims Fire Prevention program, 8:30 am, and 9:15 am
  • Sims picture retakes
  • Wallace picture retakes
  • MPHS Goin’ Gold Band UIL Marching contest, Sam Parker Stadium
  • MPHS Choir Fall concert, MPHS Auditorium, 7:00 pm
  • Volleyball

MPHS 9th, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Lindale (home), 5:00 pm

  • Football

MPJH 8th grade vs. Marshall (home), 5:30 pm


Outside The Lines – NTCC
Oct 15 all-day

Alpha Mu Chi is the Northeast Texas Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter. It is seeking artists to participate in a special exhibit that will be held Monday (Oct 28) through Friday (Nov 1). It will be in the Whatley Center’s foyer gallery. 

Outside The Lines’ will be a show about art, mental health, and identity. A closing reception will be held Friday (Nov 1) from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate artworks that engage in the struggle of mental illnesses that are broadly defined to include anxiety, depression, and the autism spectrum. They seek to display works that express and grapple with personal identity, and art created as part of the process of coping with mental and emotional challenges.

The show aims to bring attention to the struggles so frequently faced silently and behind closed doors. It will show how art can be used for both therapeutic and expressive purposes in the crafting of personal identity.

Artists, both professional and amateur, are invited to submit works in any physical medium, including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, and collage by 5;00 pm on Tuesday (Oct 15). For submission details, please contact Debbie Strong at or 903-434-8172.

Paris Library
Oct 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

StoryTimes at Paris Library, Baby & Toddler Story Time Baby Toddler, is Tuesdays at 10:30 Ages 0-2 years. Tale Time with Tracy’s storytime is on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Regular Wednesday storytime continues throughout the whole year for 3 to 5-year-olds.

Detroit Community Food Pantry
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Detroit Community Food Pantry will distribute food items to qualified families and individuals on Tuesday (Oct 15) from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the New Hope Baptist Church, on F.M. 410 South in Detroit. Any low-income families living in Detroit and the surrounding area are welcome to come and fill out an application during the hours the food pantry is in operation. You may send donations to The Detroit Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 151, Detroit, TX 75436. Please bring sacks and containers for the products that will also be available on that day.

Oct 16 all-day


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

  • CDC Conscious Discipline for CDC Parents, 8:00 am
  • CDC Financial Literacy 9:00 am.
  • CDC Parenting classes at MPHS, 11:45 am
  • Corprew picture retakes
  • Fowler picture retakes
  • MPHS PSAT exam, 8:15 am
Walk & Talk
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

The City of Paris presents “Walk & Talk.” Texans walk the walk and now talk the talk! Be a Part of the Walk Across Texas! Program. Walking is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to get fit. Start now and reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. This class will also include a discussion on nutrition topics. The cost is free, and the classes start September 4 and run through October 25, Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:30 am until 9:30 am.