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Texas’ Election Chief Apologizes Over Flawed Non-Citizen Voter List

The Texas Election Chief is apologizing over releasing a botched list of 95,000 voters whose citizenship was called into question before being fully vetted. Texas Secretary of State David Whitley had previously refused to acknowledge mistakes in the three weeks since his office gave prosecutors a voter list that included ...

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Dallas Firefighter Accused Of Planting Hidden Camera In Bathroom

A former Dallas Firefighter has been arrested for allegedly planting a hidden camera in a bathroom at a fire station. Craig Lawrence initially admitted that the device was his, but denied knowing that it was a camera, then later admitted to everything. He was charged with Attempted Invasive Visual Recording. ...

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Constitutional Carry Bill Passes OK House

A bill vetoed last year by Oklahoma’s Republican former governor, that would allow adult residents to carry a gun without training or a background check, has easily passed a vote in the state House. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate. The bill, dubbed “Constitutional Carry” is expected ...

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Paris Police Warn Of Phone Scam

Paris Police was notified by a citizen of a phone scam. The caller says he is with the Police Officer Association, but does not say what department he is with or identify himself. The caller asks for donations to purchase safety equipment for officers.

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Paris ISD Extends Jones

The Paris ISD Board of Trustees has voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Paul Jones through 2022. The contract calls for Jones to be paid $152,000 per year.

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Paris Woman Charged With Elderly Abuse

Paris Police arrested 54-year-old Rebecca Jean Cruz at her residence on a warrant charging her with an injury to an elderly/disabled person. The warrant stemmed from an investigation where Cruz allegedly assaulted an elderly/disabled woman.

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McCullough Takes Superintendent’s Job In Whitney

Whitney ISD has named Paris Career and Technology Director John McCullough its new superintendent. McCullough previously served as the Superintendent of North Lamar ISD and before at Sulphur Bluff ISD. McCullough will take over his new position with Whitney this summer. Whitney is a 3A school in Hill County.

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At The Movies For Friday Feb. 15

“Happy Death Day 2U” [PG-13] (Wide) Watch Trailer Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead. Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma   “Alita: Battle Angel” [PG-13] (Wide) Watch Trailer A deactivated female cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her ...

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Sulphur Springs Kiwanis Pancake Day

Saturday (Feb 16) is the Annual Sulphur Springs Kiwanis Pancake Day at the Civic Center from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Its only $7 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, and milk. Children under six eat free. All money raised will benefit charitable projects the Kiwanians sponsor.

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Hopkins County Bookings

Hopkins County arrested 34-year-old Joseph Alberto Navarro on a warrant charging him with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. No further details on the case have been released. Bond was set in Hopkins County at $500,000 for 42-year-old Ryan Barnett Rogers. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Theft ...

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Bond Set In Upshur County For Longview Man

Mugshot not available Bond was set at $32,000 for a Longview man arrested on warrants from several counties. Officials charged 40-year-old Bart Lane Myers on an Upshur County warrant for bond forfeiture for assault causing bodily injury family violence, possession of marijuana, and unlawfully carrying a weapon. He was also ...

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Cookville Man Faces Multiple Charges

An Upshur County grand jury has indicted 32-year-old  Steven Seth Rosewell, of Cookville, on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities say Rosewell met up with Rachel Whetstone, but instead of dropping her off, took her through Titus, Gregg, and Upshur counties. During a stop at Midway in Upshur ...

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One Dead In East Texas Crash

An area man has been killed in a two-vehicle collision on Hwy 79 in Panola County. Pronounced dead at the scene was 41-year-old Jesus Ramon Reyes, of Overton. He was killed when his pickup ran into the back of a trailer that was being pulled by a Mack truck.

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Hopkins County Chamber Of Commerce Banquet Awards

  The 93rd Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet was held Thursday night at the Civic Center, with the theme “Love Makes the World Go Round.” Following the meal, which was catered by Birthright BBQ and Catering, awards were presented to deserving individuals who have made a difference ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Feb 14)

Rebecca Jean Cruz Paris Police arrested Rebecca Jean Cruz, 54, at her residence Wednesday afternoon on a warrant charging her with an injury to an elderly/disabled person. The warrant stemmed from an investigation where Cruz assaulted an elderly/disabled female on January 4, of this year. Cruz was later transferred to ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

Deputies arrested 44-year-old Michael Dwayne Mollenhour in Hopkins County on multiple warrants. He was charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child by Criminal Negligence and five traffic warrants. They arrested 38-year-old Donna Rae Mollenhour for Abandoning or Endangering a Child. Bond has been set at $70,000 for 53-year-old Lanny Dale ...

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