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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jul 23)

David Lee Simpson Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 2600-block of N. Main Thursday morning at 4:07 for expired registration. The driver, David Lee Simpson, 46, of Campbell, possessed Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Wax and a pistol. They arrested and charged Simpson with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying ...

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Texas Democratic Representative Returns From Washington

State Rep. Philip Cortez-D, San Antonio Texas State Rep. Philip Cortez-D of San Antonio, who left Austin in protest of voting laws, says the decision to break ranks and return was one of the most complex decisions of his political life. In San Antonio, Cortez says he wants to work ...

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ERCOT Ready For Heat Wave

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas expects to have a sufficient generation to serve all of Texas next week as temperatures soar across the state. As a result, the need for power next week could reach all times highs for ERCOT. The previous record is 74,820 megawatts, but ERCOT is ...

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Titus County COVID Update

The Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard now shows that the number of active cases of COVID in Titus County is 41. The number of deaths, however, remains at 84. In addition, there have been 4,144 recoveries from the virus.

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Fatal Marion County Hit-And-Run

A Jefferson man is dead and another in custody following a hit-and-run on Patillo Road. Authorities say 52-year-old Robert James Webster was struck by a car driven by 35-year-old Cecil Ray King of Jefferson, who allegedly fled the scene. King has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon ...

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Titus County Jail In Non-Compliance With State Jail Commission

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has placed Titus County Jail on non-compliance. Five citations were listed on the latest inspection report. The first stated that observations of inmates in holding cells routinely exceeded the required 30-minute interval by one to 32 minutes. The second said that multiple initial custody ...

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MPISD – News

MPHS Principal Craig Bailey, SBOE Chair Dr. Keven Ellis, Connelly Cowan, MPISD Superintendent Judd Marshall Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS senior honored by Texas State Board of Education Mount Pleasant High School senior Connelly Cowan has been recognized by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) as a 2021 Student Hero, ...

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 TexAmericas Center Receives Grant For $864,550

TexAmericas Center Secures EDA Grant to Enhance Rail Services Texarkana, USA (July 22, 2021) – TexAmericas Center has been awarded an $864,550 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to construct new rail facilities and refurbish those currently in operation. The EDA grant, which will match with $216,138 ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jul 22)

Paris Police responded to a vehicle theft at 3:08 Wednesday afternoon in the 800-block of SW 41st. Before responding to this incident, officers were dispatched to a suspicious person’s call in the immediate area. The caller described two males that had attempted to enter a residence but left in a ...

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Camp County Deputies Investigating Thefts

The Camp County Sheriff’s Office is working on thefts at Thunderbird Point’s gated neighborhood after a trailer and lawnmower came up missing. Also, someone took a trailer and a Polaris Ranger-1000 from a house on CR 2604. The Sheriff is asking for the public to report anything unusual in your ...

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Hunt County Democratic Party Vice Chairman Running For U.S. Congress

Doc Shelby https://www.docshelby.com/ GREENVILLE, Texas- July 21, 2021. Hunt County Democratic Party vice-chairman Doc Shelby of Royse City is set to announce his run for US Congress on July 30 in Greenville. Shelby will be seeking the party’s nomination in the Texas 4th Congressional district, which currently runs along with ...

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COVID Booster Shots Under Consideration

Prominent doctors are now openly proposing a COVID booster shot, at least for some. The debate over booster shots comes as Coronavirus cases rise in all 50 states. In addition, Baylor is studying a third dose of the Moderna to see if it boosts antibody levels.

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TSTA Urges Masking At Schools

Governor Abbott again says there will not be a return of a statewide mask mandate, including at schools. It comes as COVID cases in Texas are soaring. Clay Robison with the Texas State Teachers Association wants to see school employees, and every parent vaccinated. He notes that kids younger than ...

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VZ County Inmate Dies

A Van Zandt County Jail inmate was found unresponsive during a routine check of jail cells. Jail medical staff and detention officers immediately administered lifesaving measures, and then the inmate was taken by EMS to a local hospital. Unfortunately, he was later pronounced deceased. Texas Rangers are investigating.

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Bond Set For NE Texas Man Accused Of Killing Stepson

Joshua Lowe Texarkana Texas PD Bond is $7.6 million for a Northeast Texas man accused of murdering his ten-month-old stepson. Authorities charged 28-year-old Joshua Lowe of Texarkana with capital murder. They also arrested the child’s mother because she allegedly knew about Lowe’s abuse of her son and four-year-old daughter, who ...

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Gilmer Man Guilty In Smith County Of Aggravated Assaut

A Smith County jury Wednesday convicted a Gilmer man accused of endangering a Smith County Deputy Sheriff. In addition, the court found 34-year-old Joel Lee Gonzales guilty of aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest. His sentence is at a later date.

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Jul 21)

Kadarius Omar Washington Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1700-block of Polk St at 1:44 Wednesday morning for failing to use a turn signal. During the stop, a back passenger was identified as Kadarius Omar Washington, 19. Washington had an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon ...

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Fiery Crash In Garland

A fiery 18-wheeler crash has closed part of LBJ Freeway in Mesquite Wednesday morning. Video from Texas Department of Transportation cameras showed firefighters battling flames shooting from an 18-wheeler in the northbound lanes of Interstate 635 at Town East Boulevard. All northbound I-635 lanes between Town East Boulevard/Exit 7 and ...

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