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  L to R Boys: James Hang, Ryan Sharp, Ty Hearron, Jacob Elliott, Israel Hernandez, Sam Brown, John Paul Avila, Sam Sloan / Girls: Joselynn Smith, Katherine Ochoa, Hannah Harvill, MaKayla Houchin MPHS Swimmers Compete in Lufkin The Mount Pleasant High School Swim Team opened its season on Saturday, October 13, in ...

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Texarkana USA Chamber – News

  Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Week Texarkana, USA (October 15, 2018): The Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Chamber of Commerce Week this week, October 15-19, 2018. We kicked off the celebration this past Friday, October 12, at our monthly B2B Breakfast at Silver Star ...

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Choctaw Nation – News

Choctaws Part of American Indian Chamber Growth Photos by Charles Clark / Choctaw Nation Annetta Abbott, executive director of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma, oversees The Gathering at the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant. DURANT, Okla. –When The Gathering, the annual meeting of the American Indian ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Oct 15)

Matthew Shane Freelen Paris Police arrested Matthew Shane Freelen, 31, of Burleson, last Saturday morning and charged him with assault of a family member by impeding breathing. Reportedly, the attack occurred in a motel room in the 3700-block of NE Loop 286. Officers had been called to that same room ...

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One Dead, One Seriously Injured In Sulphur Springs Shooting

UPDATE – Sulphur Springs Police have identified 60-year-old Stephen Roy Wyatt of Sulphur Springs as the shooter who fatally shot his wife, Laura, and turned the gun on himself Sunday on Rockdale Road in Sulphur Springs. SSPD Chief Jay Sanders told us that at last report, Wyatt was still listed ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

Jamie May-Gail Dowell was arrested in Hopkins County on a TDCJ warrant for Violation of Parole. Bond was denied. Bond was set at $10,000 for a 54-year-old man arrested in Hopkins County on drug charges. Robert Royce Haga was charged with Possession of more than one but less than four ...

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Fifth Annual Mannequin Night This Saturday In Downtown Paris

The Fifth Annual Mannequin Night is this Saturday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in downtown Paris. This annual event has mannequins in front of and inside windows of downtown businesses in costume for Halloween Town. There will also be plenty of food and music. If interested in volunteering to be ...

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Second Annual Trooper Jeffrey Don Nichols BBQ Cook-Off Saturday

The Second Annual Trooper Jeffrey Don Nichols BBQ Cook-Off is Saturday at the Love Civic Center Pavillion from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. There are several categories including Brisket, Ribs and a dessert. Lunch will be served to the public from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm as well. Adults are ...

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Pauls Valley Regional Medical Center Closes Doors

A financially troubled community hospital in southern Oklahoma has closed its doors. Pauls Valley Regional Medical Centers had narrowly avoided closure last month when the hospital got enough funding to pay overdue health benefits and the salaries of 130 employees. The nearest hospitals to Pauls Valley are in Purcell and Arbuckle.

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East Texas Woman Wanted For Embezzlement

East Texas authorities are searching for Ashley Stephens also known as Ashley Boyd for allegedly stealing more than  $60,000 from a business in the Lindale area. She is believed to be living in the Mineola area and has reportedly changed her appearance by dying her hair black. Her picture is ...

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Six Fire Departments Battle Blossom House Fire

Six Volunteer Fire Departments, Lamar County Deputies, and Emergency Management Responders worked a house fire in Blossom that apparently started with a man lighting his heater. The home was seriously damaged by the fire with most of the structure having water and smoke damage. There were no serious injuries reported.

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Lamar County Chamber Of Commerce Banquet Tomorrow Night

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce banquet will be held tomorrow night at the Love Civic Center beginning with a social hour at 5:00 pm. The dinner follows at 6:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Amelia Rose Earhart, whose theme will be “Charting the Course For Success.”

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Four Killed At Toddler’s Birthday Party

Authorities are continuing to investigate after four people were killed at a one-year-old boy’s birthday party in Corpus Christi. Investigators say an argument broke out between two families and it escalated into gunfire. Four men were killed and a fifth person was hospitalized in unknown condition. No arrests have been ...

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Former Grant Goodland Public Schools Superintendent Sentenced

The former superintendent of the now-shut down Grant Goodland Public Schools in Choctaw County has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison and ordered to pay over $1-million restitution. Authorities charged 55-year-old Buck Hammers with writing fake checks to embezzle federal funds from the district. The thefts occurred from ...

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Two Dead In North Texas Plane Crash

A second body has been found after a small plane crashed in North Texas. The single-engine plane went down in a heavily wooded area of Parker County near Weatherford and it took rescuers some time to locate the crash site. The cause is under investigation, but weather may have been a ...

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East Texas Man Dead, Son In Custody

An East Texas man was killed early Sunday morning, and his son has been detained. Smith County Investigators say 46-year-old Patrick Crowder, Sr., of Flint, was stabbed to death by 22-year-old Patrick Crowder, Jr., after an argument over whether the younger man would go to church Sunday. He remains in ...

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One Dead In McCurtain County Crash

A Northeast Texas woman was killed Saturday night after a single-vehicle crash on US 259 in McCurtain County. The deceased, 68-year-old Patricia Lynn Pope, of DeKalb, was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old Robert Henry Stroman, of New Boston. The vehicle hydroplaned off the side of the road ...

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Make Your Home A Haven For Online Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 1, 2018 ‒ This the 15th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an extensive online safety awareness and education initiative co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Each week throughout the month will highlight cybersecurity awareness by examining a specific theme. Focus areas ...

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Governor Abbott Receives Texas Military Value Task Force Strategic Report

The Texas Military Preparedness Commission today released its Texas Military Value Task Force Strategic Report, summarizing findings from visits to all Texas military installations and meetings with military installation commanders, staff and local community leaders. The report identifies strengths and opportunities to grow current missions, bring in new missions and other ...

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