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Donations For the Homeless at Paris Farmer Market

Starting Tuesday, May 18th, the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition will be at the Farmer’s Market every Tuesday at NOON to distribute items to the homeless (and those living in poverty). All LCHC members are encouraged to donate items and your time to help with distribution. If possible, encourage coworkers to donate items as ...

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Titus County Deputies Execute Narcotics Warrantys

Titus County Sheriff’s Office served two Narcotic Search Warrants, one at the 300 block of West 17th Street and the other at the 100 block of Burton Road in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The suspect of the investigation, Reco Hawkins, was located at one of the locations and detained. A search ...

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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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WIC Van Services Now Available

WIC VAN SERVICES Every Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30   Day Location 1st Tuesday 82 West (Portable Storage Solutions) 2nd Tuesday 82 East (Blossom Park) 3rd Tuesday 271 (AAA Carpets) 4th Tuesday 19-24 South (Roadside Park) 5th Tuesday Call office for schedule Please help spread the word! Call office for questions ...

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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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Change Of Leadership At Paris Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Paris will soon have a change of command. Major Frankco and Capt. Martha Higdon moves to Fort Worth, so their oldest daughter can be closer to medical care for a serious health condition. Meanwhile, Majors Guy and Dolores Watts of the Fort Worth Salvation Army will ...

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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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Manhunt For Oklahoma Fugitive

FBI agents have joined Ada Police, Tribal Police, and other agencies searching for man authorities say is armed and dangerous. Neighbors had called 911 about a disturbance, and when police arrived, the man jumped off his apartment balcony and fled into the woods. A helicopter, drone, and search dogs are ...

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Pre-Trial Hearings Set For Suspects In OK’s Murdered Pastor

In the March 22 murder of Ada Pastor David Evan, the two suspects have had their preliminary hearings set. Kristie Evans, who confessed to planning the murder, was in court Wednesday. A preliminary hearing is on July 8. Her alleged accomplice, Kahlil Square, is also scheduled for a preliminary hearing ...

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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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Dallas Man Sentenced In Hopkins County

Demondre Holiness Hopkins County Jail A Hopkins County jury has convicted 24-year-old Demondre Deshawn Holiness of Dallas on three felony charges connected with a high-speed pursuit on I-30 that reached speeds of 130 mph. Holiness was in a stolen vehicle, and they charged him with felon in possession of a ...

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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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