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Fun Night of Math and Science at Parker Elementary

  Families help students master their skills Students and their families attended a math and science hands-on activity night at Aaron Parker Elementary on Monday.  For the science component of the night, students in grades three through five made flashlights, second graders made slime, and first graders were captivated by ...

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Fire At Winnsboro Feed Mill

    A fire broke out at the Valley Feed Mill in the 1200 block of Coke Road in Winnsboro shortly before noon  Tuesday and everyone within a half mile radius of the mill was evacuated. Winnsboro police chief Andy Chester told us that the fire began in a shed ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

    A registered sex offender on parole in Hopkins County has been arrested by Hopkins County deputies for failing to register as required. Twenty-eight-year old Wayne Ray Campbell allegedly asked inappropriate questions on his social media account, which he had not registered.  His bond was set at $15,000. Fifty-eight ...

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Chisum and Roxton Take Next Step to Consolidate School Districts

  Both the Chisum and Roxton trustees have now signed an agreement to consolidate the school districts. The agreement will be on the May 4th ballot for voters to approve.  Public hearings have been planned by both districts to explain the consolidation and its impact on students, staff and property ...

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TItus County Bookings

  Twenty-nine- year old Rodney L. Jackson of Mt. Pleasant was arrested in Titus County on a TDCJ Blue Warrant for violating the parole he was on.  Bond was denied. Twenty-six – year old Alexis Castaneda of Mt. Pleasant was arrested in Titus County. She was charged with  Possession of ...

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Paris City Council And EDC Finalize American SpiralWeld Package

The Paris City Council and Paris Economic Development Corporation have approved a Master Economic Agreement as an incentive package for American SpiralWeld Pipe Company. If the company chooses to build a plant in Paris, it would invest $72-$90 million in the facility and employ at least 60 people with salaries ...

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Governor Abbott Announces Departure Of Long-Time Advisor

After nearly a decade of service to the State of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott’s Chief Operating Officer, Reed Clay, today announced he will leave the administration to join the private sector. “During his time in the Attorney General’s office and my first term as Governor, Reed has been a close ...

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East Texas Mother Sentenced In Toddler’s Death

An East Texas woman charged with murder in the death of her toddler son has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors. April Lynn Gibbons, 35 years old, of Longview, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and was sentenced to 17 years in prison. Investigators say Gibbons gave her twin sons full ...

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East Texas Man Slated For Execution Tonight

An East Texas man is slated to be executed this evening in Huntsville. A court condemned 51-year-old Troy James Clark, of Tyler, for the May 1998 slaying of 21-year-old Christina Muse, also of Tyler. Court documents show that Clark and friend were using and selling methamphetamine and were worried she would ...

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Parent Company Of Arby’s To Purchase Sonic

  Inspire Brands, the corporate owner of Arby’s, has purchased the Sonic Drive-in chain of 3600 restaurants. The cash sale price was reported $2.3 billion, or $43.50 per share. Sonic will continue to operate as a separate business unit within Inspire. Inspire was formed earlier this year when Arby’s acquired the ...

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Halloween Spending

A survey commissioned by the NRF (National Retail Federation) expects sales of Halloween products to reach $9 billion in 2018. This number is about the same as last year’s record of $9.1 billion and suggests the strong U.S. economy should help retailers ring up record sales throughout the 2018 holiday ...

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Maren’s Big Crush In Today’s Nashville Roundup

Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey tells the Journal Star that growing up grunge rockers like Pearl Jam changed his world. “I was a kid, and I loved all of that music. I think I heard Pearl Jam first and just thought, ‘What is this?’ There was just so much raw feeling and ...

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UPDATE Toxic Fire At Winnsboro Feed Mill

Command Post at Winnsboro Fire Photo by Clint Cooper UPDATE – A fire Tuesday broke out at the Valley Feed Mill in the 1200-block of East Coke Road in Winnsboro shortly before noon and everyone within a half-mile radius of the mill was evacuated. Winnsboro Police Chief Andy Chester told ...

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A&M-Texarkana Announces New Scholarships

A&M-Texarkana Foundation Board Announces Matching Contribution Campaign TEXARKANA, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation’s Board of Directors announced today that they will personally match contributions to establish the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund. Contributions made to this scholarship fund will be matched on a dollar for dollar ...

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PJC-Sulphur Springs Center English Class

ENGLISH LESSON English Instructor Ken Haley reviews the finer points of English during a recent class at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center. To learn more about PJC, its great instructors and learning opportunities, call 903-885-1232 or go online at www.parisjc.edu.

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday (Sep 25)

Kyle Wayne Enlow Paris Police arrested Kyle Wayne Enlow, 23, in the 400-block of NE 2nd St at 3:43 Monday afternoon on a felony warrant. It charged him with assault causing bodily injury to a family member two or more times within a 12-month period. During the arrest, Enlow was ...

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Chocota VFD Hamburger And Hot Dog Supper Saturday

The Chocota VFD is having a hamburger and hot dog supper on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Chicota Community Center, 100 County Road 35860. There will be tea, coffee, water, and desserts with a live auction plus door prizes for both adults and kids. ...

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