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Be On The Lookout for Airfare Scams

  With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out, more people are considering traveling this summer. That’s great news for summer vacation plans as well as for scammers. BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers. If you are buying airfare, use ...

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MPISD – News

Front L to R: Sebastian Campos and Abril Ramirez Back L to R: Manoa Bagsic and Pablo Mata The MPHS Goin’ Gold Band announced its Drum Majors for the 2021-2022 season. Head Drum Major is Abril Ramirez, with Assistant Drum Majors Manoa Bagsic, Sebastian Campos, and Pablo Mata.

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Fatal Crashes Near Carthage And Tyler

Thursday afternoon at 1:16, Troopers responded to a fatal crash on US 79 North approximately three miles east of Carthage in Panola County. The driver of a 2014 Volvo truck towing a semi-trailer was traveling northbound on US-79 when for an unknown reason, the driver of a 2019 Ford F550 ...

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Paris Police Report Friday (May 7)

Reece Lantrip Paris Police Officers made contact with Reece Lantrip in the 2400-block of Lamar Avenue. Officers found that Lantrip had warrants for his arrest for Stalking. Lantrip was placed under arrest and taken to jail. Paris Police responded to 123 calls for service and arrested three persons in the ...

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Texas Small Business Webinar

  Next Thursday, May 13, at 1:00 pm, the Small Business Team from Texas Economic Development will be hosting a webinar with a panel of experts to discuss the initial steps for starting and operating a business in the state. The webinar will highlight critical sources of information for entrepreneurs ...

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ERCOT Says Its Ready For A Hot Summer

ERCOT faced massive backlash for the catastrophic failure that unfolded during the winter storms in February. But Warren Lasher with ERCOT is assuring customers the system will hold up this summer. But Daniel Cohan, an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Rice University, is skeptical of that prediction. Cohan says ...

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Constitutional Carry Closer To Becoming Law In Texas

The Texas Senate has voted along party lines in favor of permit-less carrying of handguns by anyone authorized to own a gun. The bill has passed the state House and now goes to a conference committee to iron out differences, unless the House accepts the full Senate version. The bill ...

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TxDot Plans Improvements On Red River’s Highway

TxDOT has announced that a project to install safety upgrades on FM 195 in Red River County begins Monday. The contractor was given 160 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $867,000. The contractor will extend and apply safety treatments to existing drainage structures and ...

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New Reservoir Nearly Open

Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir Photo from North Texas Municipal Water District For the first time in 30 years, Texas has a new reservoir. After three years of construction and more than a decade of planning, work on Bois d’Arc Lake is wrapping up in Fannin County. Water from Bois d’Arc ...

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New Charge Added Against Former Tyler Nurse

William George Davis Attorneys representing the former Tyler nurse charged with murdering multiple patients have filed a motion to suppress interviews that he had with police officers. They allege that 37-year-old William George Davis had exercised his rights to an attorney and that any interrogation of him should have ended. ...

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Four North Texans Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Operation

SHERMAN, Texas – A Plano man has been sentenced for crimes involving firearms and sex offenses in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today. Wayne Edward Bearden, 40, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2019, to being a felon in possession of firearms and coercion, ...

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Keep Your COVID Vaccination Card Safe

After you get your COVID-19 vaccine, keep your vaccination card safe, scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information. Don’t share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use the content you post, like your date of birth, health care ...

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PJC Students Planning to Graduate Need to Check Assigned Time Slots

    Paris Junior College is holding a modified in-person Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 7 at Noyes Stadium. In order to maintain social distancing, students who applied to graduate by the April 19 deadline and plan to walk at graduation should have received an email giving them an assigned ...

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Unemployment Fraud A Growing Problem in Texas

Unemployment benefits – identity  theft is a serious and growing  problem in Texas. It affects everyone, and can potentially delay out-of-work Texans from getting the benefits they need. Fortunately, TWC has strong protections to identify, track, and lock down ID theft attempts, protecting Texas workers and the integrity of the ...

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Paris Police Report Thursday (May 6)

Ashley Matilda Perez Police arrested Ashley Matilda Perez, 37, of Paris, in the 2900-block of Clarksville Wednesday morning at 11:22 on three Lamar County warrants. One of the warrants was a felony motion to revoke probation on possession of a controlled substance conviction. They transferred Perez to the Lamar County ...

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Paris Police Report Wednesday (May 5)

Tanner Keith Dudley Paris Police stopped a motorcycle in the 2100-block of N. Main at 12:27 Tuesday afternoon a registration violation. The driver, Tanner Keith Dudley, 24, of Paris, had possession of methamphetamine, and officers arrested Dudley and took him to Lamar County Jail. Paris Police responded to a theft ...

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Constitutional Carry Passes State Senate

Permit-less carry handgun legislation passed the Texas Senate on Wednesday along strict party lines. Republican State Senator Charles Schwertner sponsored the bill, which would allow those over 21 eligible to purchase a handgun to carry in public without a permit. The Senate’s addition of amendments to the bill means that ...

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MAU-Kimberly Clark Job Fair

MAU Workforce Solutions has increased wages for all manufacturing positions at Kimberly-Clark, with qualifying candidates now able to make up to $14.25 per hour. Interested applicants can interview instantly with an MAU recruiter at the MAU job fair at the Hampton Inn of Paris from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm ...

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Federal Judge Ends Eviction Moritorium

A federal judge Wednesday struck down the National Eviction Moratorium. Housing advocates have said that the national ban is necessary to stave off an unprecedented displacement of Americans, which could worsen the coronavirus pandemic just as the country is turning a corner. Property owners have criticized the policy and say ...

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