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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Aug. 25-31, 2019  Bowie County  SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Cass County FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing the highway. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance ...

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Fatal Crash Near Jefferson

Friday afternoon at approximately 1:40, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on SH-43, just south of Lewis Chapel Road, about twelve miles from Jefferson in Marion County. Reportedly, the driver of a Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on SH-43 and struck the back of a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Aug 23)

Christopher David Gandy Paris Police responded to a panic alarm/robbery at 305 Lamar Thursday afternoon at 2:41. A patrol officer observed an individual matching the description given by the victims, running between houses between Houston Street and Price. He gave chase and apprehended the suspect in the back yard of ...

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ET Man Jailed For Aggravated Sexual Assault

Gregg County Jail State Troopers arrested  22-year-old Bradley Dillon Parmer, of Kilgore, on Upshur County warrants for aggravated sexual assault of a child and online solicitation of a minor under the age of 14. Bond was set at the Gregg County Jail at $75,000.

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People Found Dead At East Mountain Identified

Authorities have released the names of the two people found dead in an RV Park near East Mountain. The bodies of 37-year-old Joshua Lee Geiger and 31-year-old Sara Joy Travis were found Monday afternoon. The couple had apparently been dead for four or five days. Detectives say the preliminary autopsy ...

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Plea Bargain In ET Girl’s Murder

Smith County Jail Kayla Gomez-Orozco A 27-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to capital murder in the death of a 10-year-old female cousin. The body of Kayla Gomez-Orozco was found in a well on property where Zavala-Garcia lived. Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, of ...

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PIttsburg Gas Leak

Pittsburg Texas Facebook Page Police and first responders worked a gas leak Thursday in Pittsburg at Hwy 271 and FM 993. Pittsburg Police posted on their Facebook page that thanks to the efforts of Centerpoint, Gridsource, Camp County Sheriff’s Office, Camp County Constable, Pittsburg Fire Department, and Pittsburg Police Department, ...

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One Jailed In Hopkins County Burglary

Mugshot Not Available Hopkins County Deputies responded to a suspicious person call at a vacant residence on Hwy 154 and found 20-year-old Justin Tyler Strahan, of Yantis, inside. Deputies made contact with the owner of the residence and said nobody had permission to be there. Strahan told deputies he was ...

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Sports 08.23.19

By Collins Knighton Yoan Moncada lined a two-run homer in his return from the injured list. Ross Detwiler struck out a career-high eight and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 on Thursday night. The two teams go at it again tonight at 7:10 pm. New England Patriots’ ...

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Texas Pump Prices Drop

The statewide gas price average in Texas is 26 cents less per gallon compared to August 2018. And AAA Texas says the prices could continue to drop. The average Texas price is $2.35 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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UPDATE – Paris Police Arrest Suspect In Alleged Bank Robbery

Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley Paris Police Officers responded to a robbery alarm activation at Liberty National Bank at 305 Lamar at about 2:40 Thursday afternoon. While responding, a patrol officer noticed an individual running between houses between Houston and Price and gave chase. The suspect was captured in the ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Aug 22)

Trenton Wayne Joplin Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1100-block of North Collegiate Drive for a traffic violation Wednesday night at 9:03. The driver, Trenton Wayne Joplin, 40, of Paris, had two outstanding traffic warrants. During the inventory of his vehicle, Officers found a small plastic baggie that contained ...

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Man Who Killed Co-ed Executed

The man condemned for the abduction, sexual assault and murder of a Houston area community college student 20 years ago was put to death last night by lethal injection. Larry Swearingen was convicted of murdering 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. Her body was found in Sam Houston National Forest about a month ...

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Suspected Child Abuser Kills Self

KXAS-NBC5, Dallas Morning News A North Texas man accused of super-aggravated sexual assault of a 3-year-old child, indecency with a child and child pornography killed himself in the Johnson County Sheriff’s parking lot. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Patrick McGovern, who lived near Mansfield was seen driving into the parking lot, but before ...

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TAMUT Campus Evacuated

TAMUT has received an all-clear just after 3:00 Wednesday afternoon. A gas leak was contained, and the campus re-opened. Construction crews severed a gas line on the TAMUT campus. The campus was evacuated to First Baptist Church on Moores Lane and is closed until the repair was made.

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Online Assist For Texas Landowners

Texas A&M Forest Service launches online tools to assist Texas landowners. COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service launched the Learn Plan Act Texas website in partnership with the Southern Group of State Foresters and the Texas Forestry Association. It will educate Texans on land stewardship practices. The agency ...

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Lamar And Red River Road Repairs

Watch For Guardrail Work in Lamar and Red River Counties. PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials advised motorists that a project to upgrade metal beam guard fence on four roadways in Lamar and Red River Counties is set to begin Aug. 21. Contractor 3LW Civil LLC was granted 102 ...

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Fighting Litter In Texas

FROM CLEAN RESTROOMS TO CLEAN ROADWAYS TXDOT, BUC-EE’S® TACKLE LITTER TOGETHER  AUSTIN – Don’t mess with Texas® and Buc-ee’s are teaming up to fight litter in Texas. Beginning in August, drivers in Texas will see billboards featuring two iconic Texas-born brands. They are TxDOT’s “Don’t mess with Texas” and Buc-ee’s, along ...

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Texarkana Chamber – News

CHAMBER HOSTS SMALL BUSINESS EXPO THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce will host a Small Business Expo on August 22 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the corner of 3rd Street and Texas Boulevard in Texarkana, TX. There will be 35 vendor booths, food trucks, police ...

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