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CitySquare receives $10k Grant from St. Joseph’s Community Foundation

  CitySquare Paris received a $10,000 grant this week from the St. Joseph’s Community Foundation for further renovation to better serve the homeless community and those living in poverty and dire situations. These funds will be used to expand shower and laundry facilities. An ADA compliant ‘handicapped’ accessible shower and …

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Paris PD Investigating Homicide

Paris Police responded to a shots fired call in the 300 block of E Grove St at 12:15 this (Friday) morning. When officers arrived, they found a 39 year old deceased  woman lying in the yard. Officers located a second woman with  a gunshot wounds to her legs. Officers arrested …

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Abbott, O’Rourke On Education

Governor Greg Abbott says he’ll push for school choice if he wins a third term. Abbott says school choice can drive “equity” in the system, but he says he’s also signed laws giving teachers their second biggest raise ever and the state now provides more money per student than ever …

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Covid Numbers Fall, But Virus Still Very Active

Covid numbers continue to fall, but public health experts warn that the virus is still out there Dr. John Hellerstedt heads the Texas Department of State Health Services. He says viruses don’t want to kill you. They want to reproduce and that’s what we’re seeing with covid. The current mutation …

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Burglaries At Three Bonham Businesses

Three businesses along Highway 121 in Bonham  were all burglarized and the break-ins were separated by only a few hours.  The Fannin County Farm Bureau, Muddbones Restaurant and Security Finance all reported burglaries to police. Investigators say the burglars took blue tooth speakers and personal items from employees, and no …

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Drag Boat Grand Prix In Paris

The Southern Drag Boat Association Power Boat Grand Prix will be held this weekend in Paris.  Events get underway Saturday and Sunday at 3800 Lake Crook Road on Lake Crook.

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DPS Can Keep Control Of It’s Records On Uvalde

An Austin judge has ruled that the DPS has jurisdiction over its records related to troopers’ actions during the deadly school shooting in Uvalde. The judge denied a request made by State Sen. Roland Gutierrez to order the DPS to release information related to the shooting.

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Hopkins County Jail Booking

Sulphur Springs police arrested Hannah Rae White on a warrant for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. The warrant was obtained after White allegedly sold some Ecstasy to an undercover police officer. She is being held in the Hopkins County jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

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Canton Man Guilty In Fatal Van Zandt County Crash

A Canton man who intentionally swerved into oncoming traffic to “scare” another driver and killed her when he struck her vehicle head-on has pleaded guilty. Seventeen-year-old  Victor Alfonso Medina will be sentenced by District Judge Chris Martin. He faces between two and 20 years in prison.

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Suspect Arrested In Longview FB Player’s Murder

A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Longview High School freshman football player. Lederrion Devonte Johnson was taken into custody after a brief standoff with the Longview PD SWAT team at a Motel 6. Johnson is accused of shooting Rashaan Jefferson at an apartment …

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Upshur County Man Gets 125 Years For Indecency

An Upshur County jury has convicted 48-year-old Matthew Callie McCoy on 8 counts of indecency with the same child under the age of 14. The eight charges are each connected to different offenses. The Jury then sentenced McCoy to a total of 125 years in prison. He will be in …

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Missing Henderson Woman Found Dead

A missing Henderson County woman who was last seen on August 1 has been found dead in her car in a slightly wooded area of Smith County.  Authorities say Betty Rowland may have been suffering from dementia. There are no signs of foul play, but an autopsy has been ordered …

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Hurricane Season Still Expected To Be Above Average

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its mid-hurricane season update. The administration states that atmospheric and oceanic conditions continue to favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. The likelihood of an above-average season has slightly decreased from 65% to 60% but everyone should remain vigilant as the peak …

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Man Who Shot Deputy In the Face Gets Life In Prison

News Release – Aug. 11, 2022 AUSTIN –Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Criminal Prosecutions trial team secured a guilty verdict this week against a man who committed Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant. Shazizz Mateen shot a sheriff’s deputy in the face, blinding him for life. Mateen was sentenced to …

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Poverty Task Force Meeting Friday To Address Predatory Lending

   The Poverty Task Force, organized by the United Way of Lamar County, identified early this year the need to address a possible city ordinance to regulate payday lending and car title loans, known as “predatory lending.” On Friday, August 12th at noon in Lewis Hall (behind PRMC) the group …

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Red River County Broadband Project Kickoff Event

  Red River County, Texas (August 11, 2022) – The Red River County Broadband Committee, along with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), invites local stakeholders, community residents, and media to attend a special kickoff event on Thursday, August 18, at 5 p.m. to discuss expanding and improving broadband access, adoption, and use throughout …

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Paris Police Report 08.11

Paris Police did not respond to any calls of significance in the past 24 hour period. Paris Police responded to 77 calls for service and arrested 3 persons on August 10, 2022.

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Stable Power Grid Good For Texas Business

This Texas heat wave has been brutal but, so far, the state’s embattled power grid is holding up. Glenn Hamer, who heads the Texas Association of Business, says this is doing wonders to shore up the state’s reputation. He says, after covid, there is a growing push to ramp up …

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IRS To Increase Number of Agents

Democrats in Congress are about to hand the IRS enough cash to hire 87,000 new agents. Some economists are warning that small business owners are being put in the crosshairs. Vance Ginn with the Texas Public Policy Foundation says that small business owners don’t have the money to fight the …

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