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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jan 18)

Jimmy Louis Morgan | Billy Wayne Wallace Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 700-block of NE 3rd for occupants not wearing safety belts. The driver admitted to having an open alcoholic beverage. The back seat passenger was detained and later arrested due to giving a false name. Arrested was ...

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NE Texas Man Gets Life Without Parole

A Bowie County jury has convicted a Northeast Texas man of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young female relative for more than a year. A court sentenced 34-year-old David Anthony Turney, of Hooks, to Life in Prison without the possibility of parole.

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Titus County Bookings

Deputies arrested 24-year-old  Pedro Lares-Juanes in Titus County for Surety off Bond and Failure to Appear on a charge of Failure to Identify by Giving False Information. No bond amount was set. Titus County arrested 23-year-old Juan Alberto Ramirez, Jr., for possession of more than one but less than four ...

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Nominations Still Open For Chamber Banquet Awards

Lezley Brown Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Nominations are still being accepted for Outstanding Educators, Large Business, Small Business, and Citizen of the Year. These nominations should be sent to Lezley@HopkinsChamber.org. The Pilot Club is currently accepting nominations for Caregiver of the Year. These nomination forms can also be picked ...

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Hopkins County Chamber Moving To Temporary Office

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce will be moving to its temporary location today. They will be closed on Monday, January 21, while they get functional again, and then will return with normal 9:00 to 5:00 business hours on Tuesday. Their new location is 128-A Jefferson Street. They hope to be in their ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

Hopkins County arrested 36-year-old Monerius Montreal Barnes Thursday on felony drug charges. Officials charged him with Possession of More than four but less than 200 grams of a Controlled Substance and four outstanding warrants manufacture and delivery of varying amounts of narcotics both in drug-free zones. Deputies arrested 35-year-old Jason ...

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East Texas Imposter Faces Lengthy Prison Term

An East Texas man who posed as a professional musician and athlete pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania to multiple charges. Reportedly, 37-year-old Michael Glenn Barnes, of Gun Barrel City, pleaded guilty to 29 counts of wire fraud, eight counts of mail fraud, and four counts of aggravated identity theft. He used e-mail ...

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East Texas Burglars Target Wrong House

Mugshots not available Whitehouse Police has arrested a man on drug charges in connection to a burglary at the home of an off-duty police officer. The homeowner, Longview Police Lt. Paul Hickey, had two people, including 19-year-old Benjamin Stacey, detained and handcuffed after the break-in. Officials say Stacey was searched ...

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Stone’s Top Science Students Head To Region

Twelve to represent NLISD Stone Middle School held a science fair for the sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students on Wednesday to see who will compete at the region. The top four from each grade will represent North Lamar ISD at the Region 8 ESC Science Fair on January 31 in Pittsburg. ...

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Fake Denton University Actually A Truck Stop

A website offering diplomas for just under one-thousand dollars is trying to convince people it’s a real university in North Texas. The University of Denton, not accredited by any legitimate agency, and the Denton Record-Chronicle reports the address it lists is actually a truck stop on I-35. An Oklahoma Police ...

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Local Sports Headlines

Sports Update For Friday Jan. 18

Basketball action continues tonight as teams are trying to set themselves up for a playoff push. On Mix 107.7 at approximately 7:30, it’s our Quality Care ER game of the week as the Mt Vernon boys visit the Chisum Mustangs. Mt Vernon is currently third in the district while Chisum is ...

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Panther Baseball Steak Dinner Fundraiser Saturday

  Panther fans can show their support of the North Lamar Baseball team by attending a steak dinner at 6:00 pm tomorrow. With the cold weather in the forecast for this weekend, the fundraiser is being moved indoors to the Heritage Hall. Tickets may be purchased for $100 each by ...

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Paris Wildcat – Sports

Please come support the Paris High School Baseball team by attending the Annual Chili Supper! It is Saturday (Jan 26) from 4:00-8:00 pm at Paris High School Cafeteria. Your $6.00 includes chili with all the fixings, dessert and drink. Contact Coach Sikes at Paris High School or the Paris High ...

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Sports Update For Thursday Jan. 17

The Paris Junior College men’s basketball team suffered a 66-64 loss to Panola college on Wednesday night. Jaylon Pipkins had a chance to win it at the end but his three-point attempt was no good. Texas A&M University-Commerce basketball player Tyree Robinson has been named the Lone Star Conference men’s ...

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East Texas HS Football Player Guilty Of Assault

http://www.kltv.com/story/36488479/arrest-affidavit-released-in-palestine-brawl-reveals-fight-was-over-5/ An East Texas high school football player was in court this week for allegedly assaulting a teammate so violently that the victim ended up in ICU. La’George Marquez Gray of Palestine pleaded guilty in Anderson County to assault causing bodily injury. A sentencing hearing for Gray is scheduled for ...

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Community Calendar

Dec
26
Wed
Operation Victor Echo Tango
Dec 26 2018 @ 3:49 pm – Apr 26 2019 @ 4:49 pm
Jan
19
Sat
Adopt A Pet
Jan 19 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.

Dylan’s Drivers
Jan 19 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

Fly Fishing
Jan 19 all-day

Fly Fishing Classes Coming Up at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS – Master fly-fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach fly-fishing for beginners 9:00 am until 1:00 pm Saturday (Jan 19) and Saturday (Feb 2) at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens.

The classes are open to adults and youths, accompanied by an adult. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own. The $50 fee for the class includes entrance to TFFC for the day of the course, lunch and a season pass to TFFC so students can return for more fishing as often as they like.

Instruction will focus on equipment, equipment selection, a basic knot tying, casting and casting fundamentals. Participants can fish for rainbow trout in TFFC’s 1.5-acre casting pond after class. Catch-and-release fishing is free, but anglers may pay $5.00 for the opportunity to catch and keep up to five fish.

Bob is a member of Trout Unlimited and lives on Richland-Chambers Reservoir. Bob has fly-fished for trout throughout the US and redfish along the Texas coast as well as Tarpon in Puerto Rico. Bob also builds the handmade bass and fly rods along with tying his own flies.

Interested participants should sign up early, these classes fill up months in advance. Reservations are required, and each level is limited to 20 persons. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of TFFC” and may be mailed to Craig Brooks at 5550 F.M. 2495, Athens, TX 75752. For more information or to register by telephone for the class, call or email Craig Brooks at (903) 670-2222 or craig.brooks@tpwd.texas.gov.

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MPISD
Jan 19 all-day

Saturday, January 19, 2019
• MPHS Swim @ District Meet in Texarkana
• Girls Soccer
MPHS @ Longview Tournament
• Boys Soccer
MPHS @ Lufkin Tournament
• Powerlifting
MPHS @ Texas High School

Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens “Winter 42 Tournament”
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Lamar Panther Baseball @ Heritage Hall
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Panther fans can show their support of the North Lamar Panther Baseball team by attending a steak dinner at 6:00 pm on Saturday (Jan 19). With the cold weather in the forecast for this weekend, the North Lamar Baseball steak dinner fundraiser is being moved indoors to the Heritage Hall. The fundraiser is a chance to back the Panthers and mix and mingle with other supporters and coaches. Tickets may be purchased for $100 each by contacting Jason Stephens at 903-517-3605.

16th Annual Singing
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Sixteenth Annual Singing is conducted Friday (Jan 19), 7:30 pm at Southside Church of Christ. The church is at 1220 E. Ferguson Road in Mt Pleasant. The song director is Tim Stevens, of Lindale, Dane Shepard, of Blanchard, OK, and Todd Dennis, of Maumelle, AR. They are well qualified and talented song leaders. Enjoy this worship in song, and we will not take collections.

Jan
21
Mon
MPISD
Jan 21 all-day

Monday, January 21, 2019
• MLK Day—all campuses and offices closed

Health4U Class
Jan 21 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

On Mondays at 10:30 am it is Health4U class is a free program through the Paris-Lamar County Health District focusing on helping build healthier communities by educating adults on healthy living. At the Paris-Lamar County Health District 400 W. Sherman St. in Paris.For more information call Jessica Crawford (903) 785-4561. http://www.parislamarhealth.com