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Paris ISD Celebrates CTE Month

Across the nation, school districts recognize February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, and Paris ISD is excited to recognize its highly successful CTE program. CTE is a specialized curriculum designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in well-paying, in-demand careers. These programs blend …

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Local Student Wins Trip to Washington, DC

    Clara Carpenter will join more than 150 Texas teens on Youth Tour, June 16-23, 2024. Lamar Electric Cooperative is excited to announce that Clara from Detroit High School will represent the cooperative in June on this unforgettable trip to Washington, D.C. Carpenter was selected from among a pool …

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Clean-Up On Aisle 80

Officials asked Marshall drivers to avoid the intersection of Highways 59 and 80 due to an unusual road hazard. Marshall Police said a “chicken gut truck” left a “trail of blood and gore” on the roadway. Police asked people to avoid the bloody lane as a hazmat crew headed to …

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Young Girl Buried Alive At Beach

A young girl was buried in sand and died Tuesday when a deep hole she dug with a little boy collapsed on them both at a South Florida beach. Emergency crews responding around 3:00 pm to Lauderdale-by-the-Sea found the boy, who is about eight, buried up his chest in the …

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Fishing Team Plans Fundraiser

This last Saturday, Kale Robinson, 17, passed away during a Texas High School Bass Association tournament weigh-in. Cooper Standridge and Gage Ivey have fished with Kale on the fishing team for the last three years. They are working to arrange one more boat takeoff in honor of Kale and to …

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New Boston Man Could Face 99 To Life

Chester "Chet" Ray Stuart Chester “Chet” Ray Stuart, 36, of Bowie County, allegedly began showing his friend’s daughter girl pornography when she was 8, according to a probable cause affidavit. The girl is now in her teens. An adult relative witnessed “questionable behavior” by Stuart. He would allegedly go into …

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Eleven-Year-Old Kidnap Victim’s Body Found

  The search for a missing 11-year-old Polk County girl is over after divers found her body Tuesday in the Trinity River underneath the U.S. 59 bridge. Friends reported Audrii Cunningham missing last Thursday after she didn’t return home from school in Livingston. Authorities will charge 42-year-old Don Steven McDougal …

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Economist Predicts Economic Bonanza For Eclipse

  East Texas is expecting thousands of people traveling into the area to experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on April 8. And those numbers are expected to boost the local economy. Prominent economist Dr. Ray Perryman says the impact could be about $200 million, and most of the …

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Hopkins County Jail Bookings

  Hopkins County arrested Collie Everrett Duran Tuesday on two outstanding felony warrants. They charged him with Revocation of Bond on two charges of Possession of more than four but less than 200 grams of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Deputies arrested Patrick …

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Upshur County Man Pleads Not Guilty To Capital Murder Charges

  A Gilmer man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her sister in November pleaded not guilty to capital murder in Upshur County District Court Tuesday afternoon. Upshur County has charged 41-year-old Alvin Charles McKnight, Jr., in the shooting deaths of 37-year-old Dermetrica Waters and 35-year-old Mandy Ray. He remains …

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Hopkins County Chamber Connection – February 21

By Butch Burney Need glasses for the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse? Want a T-shirt and sticker? We know where you can get them. We have eclipse merchandise at the Chamber of Commerce, including T-shirts, stickers, and glasses. With tens of thousands of visitors targeting Hopkins County for April 8, act …

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Texas Comptroller Has New Approach To Fiscal Notes Publication

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar  (AUSTIN) —To make economic information more accessible and understandable, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced his office is updating the design and content of its Fiscal Notes publication, leveraging his agency’s wealth of data and highly knowledgeable subject-matter experts. In addition to traditional stories, the Comptroller’s office will regularly …

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Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate resident tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund® before the close of the current general enrollment period on February 29.* “I’m encouraging Texas families and individuals …

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Paris Real Estate Investment Firm Expects Surging Demand For Affordable Housing

In response to the ongoing challenges of housing affordability, 29-year- old entrepreneur Zachary Bergenholtz has launched Invest Lamar, LLC., a City of Paris-based real estate investment firm focused on land development and new rental housing communities and apartments. Backed by an initial investment exceeding $6 million from Bergenholtz and private …

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PHS Robotics Team Wins State UIL VEX Championship

  On February 5, Paris High School’s robotics team, the Violent Squirrels, etched their name in the annals of robotics history with a remarkable victory at the UIL VEX Robotics Championship, held at the prestigious Clear Creek Robotics Event Center. Organized by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation (RECF), the …

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Paris Steak Wars Coming April 4-6

Steak Wars Van Paris, Texas– Paris Steak Wars, the sizzling annual steak cook-off competition, proudly announces that it has raised over $87,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Paris in the last three years. This community event, organized by Iron Communities, has become a cherished tradition, bringing together steak …

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NTCC Rodeo Fundraiser

NTCC Alumni Dinner & Fundraiser The Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo team will host the 3rd Annual Alumni Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, March 2, at The Pavilion at the Becky and Buddy McCollum Events Center on the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Association Grounds. The evening will start at 5:30 pm …

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday, February 20

Derwin Louis Hardison On Monday, Paris officers contacted Derwin Louis Hardison, 61, in the 400 block of NE 1st for a city ordinance violation. Hardison gave the name of Darrell Smith. Smith had possession of narcotics paraphernalia. A subsequent search of Smith’s Person revealed an ID card confirming his identity …

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