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Sports 08.20.19

By Greg Higgins Here’s the Volleyball schedule for tonight: Paris High at Chapel Hill North Lamar at Texas High Prairiland at Whitewright Hooks at Chisum Rivercrest at Queen City Redwater at Detroit DeKalb at Clarksville The Frisco RoughRiders play their final six home games of the regular season tonight through Sunday at ...

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday (Aug 20)

Paris Police responded to criminal mischief in the 100-block of E. Center Monday afternoon at 3:57. It was reported that someone had “keyed” a Chevrolet pick-up and a Suzuki motorcycle along with pouring sugar into the tanks of two lawnmowers. The estimated damage was over $2,700. The incident is under ...

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Winnsboro Man Jailed In Hopkins County

Thomas James Dumas Hopkins County Jail A Winnsboro man has been arrested by a State Trooper after he was stopped for illegal lighting on his vehicle. As the trooper approached, he detected the odor of alcohol, and 38-year-old Thomas James Dumas admitted to having open containers in his vehicle. He ...

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East Texas Sexual Assault Suspect Changes Plea

Donnie Hill Upshur County Jail Only hours before testimony was to begin in the trial of an East Texas man accused of sexually assaulting an elderly Gladewater woman with Alzheimer’s, the suspect changed his plea. Reportedly, 55-year-old Donnie Hill, of White Oak, pleaded guilty in Upshur County District Court. He ...

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Hopkins County 4-H Banquet

The Hopkins County “4-H Green Carpet Gala” annual achievement banquet will be held this Saturday at 6:00 pm at League Street Church in Sulphur Springs. The meal will be catered by Roma’s and desserts will be made by the 4-H Food Groups Project Group. The program will feature local 4-H ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

Douglas Paul Merrell Deputies arrested 52-year-old Douglas Paul Merrell in Hopkins County Monday on a warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. No bond has been set on the second-degree felony charge. Todd Clark A Bogata man surrendered at the Hopkins County Justice Center on a warrant for Violating ...

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Cumby ISD To Have Bond Election

The Cumby ISD Board of Trustees has voted to call a $6 million bond election for November 5. If approved by voters, the money raised by the bond issue will be used for construction, renovation, and equipment for the district.

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Landowners Education Series

The Landowners Educational Series is still set for this Friday at the Franklin County Airport from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Only a few have registered, so if you plan on attending, call Kaycee at 903-856-5005 by Thursday to reserve your place. This week’s topics include Pasture Utilization, AG Law, ...

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Fourteen Year Old Murder Suspect To Be Tried As Adult

A 14-year-old boy, accused of murdering a man in Oklahoma City during a burglary and stealing his wallet, has been certified to be tried as an adult. Christopher Joseph Guidry reportedly admitted to killing George Phillip Olinger in February. The judge in the case ruled that certifying Guidry as a ...

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Contract Awarded For Portion Of Border Wall

  A New Mexico company has been chosen for a more than $80 million contract to build an 11 mile stretch of border wall in Hidalgo County, Texas. Construction for the new portion of the border wall in Texas could start at the end of September.   https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/new-mexico-company-chosen-to-build-border-wall-part-in-texas/  

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Paris Felon Arrested For Parole Violation

Officers observed 27-year-old Aaron Ramon Ethridge, of Paris, in a vehicle at the Walmart parking lot that they believed was involved in a prior disturbance. He was also found to be wanted on an outstanding parole violation warrant and was arrested.

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Texas State Agencies Hacked

State officials say at least 20 government agencies throughout the state have been hit by hackers in what is described as a coordinated ransomware attack. The state has not said exactly what agencies were attacked, nor has it said how effective the ransomware demands have been.

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Paris City Manager Resigns

John Godwin Paris City Manager John Godwin, who was suspended last week by the city council, resigned at last night’s specially called meeting of the council. Although Godwin had asked for a public hearing on his suspension, no hearing was held. No reason was given for Godwin’s suspension or resignation. ...

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Sports 08.19.19

By Greg Higgins Over the weekend the North Lamar Pantherette volleyball team took third place in the Denison tournament. Prairiland took third place in the North Hopkins volleyball tournament. On Friday night, The Paris Lady Cats took care of Texas High in three straight sets. Rivercrest defeated DeKalb in straight ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District For Aug. 18-24, 2019   Hopkins, Franklin Counties Contacts: Sulphur Springs Area Office (903) 885-9514; Franklin Co. Maintenance (903) 537-4976; Hopkins Co. Maintenance (903) 885-4031. SH 19, Hopkins County: At FM 71 in Birthright. Watch for lane closures, and short traffic delays as crews perform striping operations ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Aug 19)

Dwayne Brooks Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 600-block of Bonham at 9:19 Friday night for a traffic violation. The car was occupied by five people. The back seat passenger was Dwayne Brooks, 19, of Paris, who reportedly had possession of several pharmaceutical pills that he did not have ...

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TxDOT Paris District Road Report

Paris District Road Report for the week of Aug. 19, 2019 Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in Delta, Lamar and Red River Counties during the week of Aug. 19, 2019. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists ...

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Hopkins County Bookings

Fountain Deputies arrested a man from Mt Vernon in Sulphur Springs after receiving a notification from Delta County about an alleged reckless driver. Deputies arrested 69-year-old LG Fountain for DWI. A records check showed he had at least three other DWI convictions, and the charge was filed as a felony. ...

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Titus County Bookings

Gamble Officers arrested 19-year-old Zadarrius Tremaine Gamble, of Mt Pleasant, on a Hopkins County warrant for Theft of Firearm. No bond amount has been set. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Juan Bedolla, of Mt Pleasant, in Titus County on multiple charges. He was charged with Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, theft of a ...

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North Texas Woman Guilty Of Making Up Child’s Illnesses

The Texas woman accused of putting her son through unneeded medical tests and procedures by making up symptoms of serious illnesses has pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury to a child. Reportedly, 35-year-old Kaylene Bowen-Wright pleaded guilty in Dallas County court and will be sentenced in October. CPS removed the ...

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