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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Mar 21)

Charles Wayne Canida Paris Police arrested Charles Wayne Canida, 59, of Powderly, Wednesday afternoon at 3:16 at the Paris District Parole Office on a Parole violation warrant. They placed Canida in the Lamar County Jail. Megan Layton Streety Paris Police Investigators executed a search warrant on a residence in the ...

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TPW Awards $16.2-Million To Local Parks

  Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission Awards $16.2-Million in Local Park Grants to Texas Communities AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved just over $16-million in competitive local park grants to help fund projects that will create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities like nature trails, native gardens, playgrounds, splash ...

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Common Salvinia Discovered

  Common Salvinia Discovered at Kurth Reservoir. AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of common salvinia at Kurth Reservoir near Lufkin after being notified of the presence of the invasive plant by a City of Lufkin employee March 18. After surveying the reservoir March ...

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Choctaw Nation Accepting Applications

Choctaw Nation is accepting princess applications. DURANT, Okla. – Applications are now being accepted for participants in the 2019-2020Choctaw Nation district princess pageants. Each of the 12 districts of the Choctaw Nation will hold the competition to choose three princesses: Senior Miss Choctaw Nation, Junior Miss, and Little Miss for ...

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Call Before You Dig

  Digging and operating heavy equipment on farms and ranches across the country can cause damage to underground pipelines and utility lines. Pipeline strikes can cause serious injury, including burns, asphyxiation, electrocution, and even death. POAS is offering farmers and ranchers a variety of free resources to help keep them ...

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MPISD – News

(L to R) Savannah Mack, Rian Richie, Lexie Humber MPHS Theatre presents One Act Play The Mount Pleasant High School Theatre department competed in the UIL One Act Play competition at Sulphur Springs High School on March 5, 2019. This year’s production was “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Luella E. McMahon, ...

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TP&W Wildflowers

Experts say recent rain across much of Texas has contributed to a much better than usual 2019 wildflowers season. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says the colorful displays range from bluebonnets, buttercups, to Indian blanket. East Texas also has trout lilies, wisteria, and flowering dogwood.

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Gilmer HS Student Hit By Car

A Gilmer High School student was transported to the hospital Wednesday after being struck by a car while walking to school. The student’s injuries were said to be minor and the student was listed in stable condition. No other information was released.

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Brookshire’s Hero Flight For WWII, Korea Vets

  The Brookshire’s Grocery Company is accepting applications from World War II veterans for its next “Heroes Flight” to Washington, DC. The company will pay all expenses for the trip, scheduled for May 23-25. To apply, World War II veterans should go to: www. brookshires.com/heroes-flight-veterans or call (903) 534-3076. Veterans ...

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Tawakoni Man Jailed In Gregg County

Gregg County Jail No bond has been announced for a 32-year-old Tawakoni man arrested on a warrant for violation of probation on a charge of assault on a family or household member by impeding breath of circulation. Gregg County Deputies arrested Matthew Jared Robinson in Hunt County.

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Hopkins County Bookings

A traffic stop in Sulphur Springs by Special Crimes Unit officers resulted in the arrest of the passenger, 37-year-old Christopher Lloyd Degen, for Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Drug-Free Zone. A small amount of methamphetamine was found in a pouch with a syringe sticking out. Bond was set ...

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South Dakota Football Player From NE Texas Pleads No Contest

A former University of South Dakota football player from Northeast Texas charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault. A judge sentenced 23-year-old Dale Williamson, Jr., of Texarkana, to ten years of probation. He was also ordered ...

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Palestine HS Football Player Sentenced For Assaulting Teammate

  Anderson County A former Palestine High School football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting a teammate after a fight during practice over $5. Le George Gray was sentenced to ten years deferred adjudication probation, attend anger management and substance abuse classes and spend 120 days in jail. He will ...

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Henderson County Deputies Arrest Couple On Drug, Sex Charges

An East Texas couple was arrested in Gun Barrel City after a traffic stop by Henderson County Deputies. they charged 46-year-old Keri Dawnel Morris, of Eustace, with Possession of Controlled Substance and Manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine. They charged 36-year-old Justin Wayne Seymour, of Kemp, on an outstanding Kaufman County ...

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OSBI Takes Over McCurtain County Murder Investigation

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) has taken over the lead into the murder of 56-year-old Roxie Lenora Faizy, of McCurtain County. Her body was found in a wooded area near Valliant Monday night. Investigators say it’s unclear how long her body had been there although she was last ...

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Oklahoma Bill Adds Vaping To Smoking In Public Places Act

By a vote of 94-1, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday prohibiting the use of e-cigs and vaping in public places. The measure would include marijuana, electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in the definition of “smoking” in the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act.

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Lamar County Commissioners Discuss Indigent Burial

Lamar County Commissioners discussed the costs of indigent burial and services at this week’s meeting. Judge Brandon Bell told the court that the current policies may be too lax. The issue was tabled and will be brought up at a future meeting.

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Clarksville Names New City Manager

The City of Clarksville has named a new city manager. Julie Arrington has been hired, pending the completion of a background investigation. City Secretary Tammy Quick has been serving as interim city manager following the resignation of Shannon Barrentine in August. Meanwhile, ten interviews are scheduled for the vacancy of ...

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