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Woman Jailed On Hopkins County Drug Charge

  Forty-nine-Nikki Alene Strain Harris was arrested in Hopkins County Thursday. She was charged with Possession of more than 1 but less than 4 grams of a Penalty Group 1 Controlled Substance. No bond amount was set on the 3rd degree felony charge.

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Officer Accidentally Fires Weapon at High School

  A  police officer accidentally fired his handgun at Mesquite Horn High School Thursday.  Investigators say the School Resource Officer was inspecting his handgun and unloading it when it went off.  Apparently he forgot to eject a round of ammunition from the chamber. No one was hurt from the incident.  ...

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Titus County Bookings

  Bond has been set at $20,000 at the Titus County jail for seventeen-year-old Jakolby Okeith Washington of Mt. Pleasant. He was arrested on a warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. NO other details about the case have been disclosed. Thirty-year-old Robert Lee Lewis Jr. of Naples was ...

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Special Sulphur Springs ISD Board Meeting Monday

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING SULPHUR SPRINGS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019 12:00 PM AGENDA I. CALL TO ORDER: Invocation II. FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS A. Announcement by the President whether a quorum is present, that the meeting had been duly called and that the notice ...

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Chamber Of Commerce – TMF-Sulphur Springs

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs are partnering to present a panel discussion called The Process of Care for Your Aging Parents. This night is designed so attendees can hear the panel discussion and are able to then walk through booths to collect information ...

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Most Eat Chocolate Bunnies’ Ears First

  With Easter on Sunday, TopCashback.com is sharing the results of its egg-citing spring holiday survey. It found two out of five (40%) Americans’ favorite Easter basket item is the classic chocolate bunny and 68% tend to chomp down on the ears first. Easter is widely celebrated across the world ...

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Morgan Wallen’s Mullet In Today’s Nashville Roundup

Morgan Wallen tells Knox News that he got his mullet from his father. “The whole mullet thing came from my dad actually… I was looking through their photo albums when I was back home one day, and I got to their wedding, and my dad had a mullet. And me and ...

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Workforce Solutions Hosting Career And Community Resource Expo

Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting a Career & Community Resources Expo at the ROC, 120 Oak Street, in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, May 7, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. They are accepting vendors on a first come first served basis with a deadline for vendors of April 30. Exhibitor ...

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Police Officer Assigned To High School Accidentally Discharges Weapon

A Mesquite Police Officer accidentally fired his handgun at Horn High School Thursday. Investigators say the School Resource Officer was inspecting his handgun and unloading it when it went off. Apparently, he forgot to eject a round of ammunition from the chamber. No one was hurt from the incident. The ...

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East Texas Capital Murder Suspect Back In Court

Gustavo Zavalla-Garcia Daily Mail Accused capital murder suspect, Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, was back in Smith County District Court Thursday. Defense attorneys requested additional DNA testing on certain hairs collected from the skirt and T-shirt of the victim, ten-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco of Bullard. Her body was found in a well on Zavalla-Garcia’s  ...

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Feds Indict Three For Counterfeiting Documents

Three residents of Tyler were indicted by a federal grand jury for counterfeiting official U.S. documents. The trio produced phony U.S. Permanent Residence Cards, United States Social Security Cards, and driver’s licenses. They allegedly sold them for around $200 apiece. If convicted, the defendants each face up to 15 years ...

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New Achille Swears In Police Chief

Stephen Isedeh has been sworn in as the new police chief of Achille, Oklahoma. He replaces former Chief Chris Watson, who was fired last month after a search was conducted at a city councilman’s home. Four other officers were suspended over the incident.

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Two Separate Child Sexual Assault Trials Begin Next Week

Juries have been chosen for two separate child sexual assault trials scheduled next week for Lamar County. The trial for 30-year-old Israel Brice Deere is set to begin Monday. The trial of 27-year-old Kory Allen Battiest is scheduled to get underway April 25.

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Paris City Council Has Busy Agenda For Monday

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session Monday at 5:30 and a mostly routine agenda is planned.  Council members will hear reports from city boards and commissions and consider several zoning petitions. Rehabilitation and replacement of the Wastewater Treatment Plant will be discussed and the council will give ...

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North Lamar Celebrates Naming Of Buildings And Complexes

Public invited to a recognition ceremony The North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees, administration and staff will celebrate the naming of four of its buildings and complexes in a recognition ceremony on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. in front of the James A. Dawson Athletic Facility.  Those to be ...

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Students Prepare And Plant Teaching Rose Garden At Stone

Local garden club funds project Earlier this semester, the Paris Garden Study Club presented a check to the Stone Middle School Garden Science program for their teaching rose garden project.  Class instructors, Martin Bryant, and Joseph Tellez, and their students invited the garden club members back to see the garden after they planted ...

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Northeast Texas Felon Sentenced For Federal Firearms Violations

A 79-year-old Hooks, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Retired US Army Lt. Colonel Robert D. Whittington, III, pleaded guilty on Oct. 4, 2018, to being a felon in possession of a ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Apr 18)

  Brittney Juanita Mathis Paris Police arrested Brittney Juanita Mathis, 32, at her residence on two warrants Wednesday morning at 7:22. One was out of Oklahoma that charged Mathis with burglary of the first-degree. Mathis was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail. Paris Police met with the victim of ...

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Former OU President Under Investigation

The Oklahoma attorney general’s office says a grand jury will assist state investigators looking into allegations of sexual misconduct by former University of Oklahoma President David Boren. Former U.S. Attorney Pat Ryan was appointed as counsel to a multicounty grand jury unit after Attorney General Mike Hunter recused himself.

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