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Paris Police Report For Friday (Nov 16)

A call to a local retail store in the Paris Towne Center shopping center regarding a theft ended with an arrest for warrants and two felony charges. Loss prevention had detained an individual after seeing the person place items on his person and leaving the store.  When the officer arrived ...

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Multiple Vehicle Crash Claims East Texas Woman’s Life

An East Texas woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Marshall. Investigators say a passenger car rear-ended another and the second car was struck by a large truck. Reportedly, 44-year-old April Hayner, of Marshall, died from her injuries. There were several other injuries.

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Testimony Underway In NE Texas Capital Murder Trial

Testimony is underway in New Boston in the Capital Murder trial of a northeast Texas man accused in the fatal beating of his four-year-old son. Officials are accusing 25-year-old Benearl Jermane Lewis of causing the traumatic brain injuries that ended the life of D’Money Lewis. An autopsy showed the child had ...

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Wesley UMC-Sulphur Springs Hosting Fall Roundup

Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs is hosting their 40th Annual Fall Round-Up tomorrow from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be Hopkins County Stew, a silent auction, country store, and a live auction. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Visit www.wesleysst.org/fallroundup for more information.

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East Texas Broadcasting Football Playoff Schedule For Fri. Nov. 16

HS Football playoff games broadcast on East Texas Broadcasting, Inc. stations include: Paris Wildcats go against Dallas-Carter in Denison tonight. The game broadcast on KBUS 101.9. The Cooper Bulldogs face Winona tonight in Mt Pleasant, that game on MIX- 107.7. Hughes Springs vs Gladewater at Hallsville at 7:30 pm on ...

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Dennison Woman Convicted In $650k Embezzlement Case

Dennison A North Texas woman has been convicted of embezzling more than $650,000 from her employer, Denison Glass, and Mirror. Andrea Weathers was in charge of the company’s payroll and lied about seasonal employees between 2012 and 2015. She was sentenced to ten years probation, four months in jail and must ...

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Paris Thanksgiving Trash Schedule

The City of Paris Sanitation Department will be closed Thursday (Nov 22) and Friday (Nov 23). Normal collection will resume on Monday (Nov 26). The Compost Site is closed Saturday (Nov 24).

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Mexican Prosecutors Visit Federal Prosecutors In East Texas

PLANO, Texas – U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced today that 20 Mexican prosecutors will be in the Eastern District of Texas this week observing and learning about the United States federal judicial system while visiting the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the federal courthouse in Plano. The visit is in ...

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East Texas Man Guilty Of Multiple Firearms Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 25-year-old Tyler, Texas man has been found guilty of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Heon Jong Yoo, a/k/a “Hank Yoo,” was found guilty today of seven counts of false statements made in connection with firearms transactions ...

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Things To Do This Weekend Around Paris

The Third Annual Michael Self “Youth Blow-Out” will be held tonight from 6:30 until 10:00 pm at Chisum Trails Cowboy Church in Powderly. Entertainment will feature 2017 Christian Country Artist of the Year Justin Todd Herod. There will also be free games and food for area youth plus inspirational Christian ...

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PHS LIDS And TAFE Students Visit Beaver’s Bend Folk Festival

On Friday, November 9, students at Paris High School partnered to offer a first-time experience for many students: Attending the Beaver’s Bend Folk Festival at Beaver’s Bend State Park in Oklahoma. Students from the Low Incidence Diagnostic Services (LIDS) classroom paired with Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) students for this ...

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Text-to-9-1-1 Service Is Now Available In NE Texas

Text-to-9-1-1 service is now available in nine area counties in Texas: Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, Red River, and Titus. It’s a nationwide initiative to implement the texting service, and officials with the Ark-Tex Council of Governments said they’re answering the call. Currently, you can only Text-to-911 if your ...

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North Lamar Bowlers Compete At Area

Medals awarded to top athletes North Lamar’s Special Olympics Bowling team competed in Area at the AMF Lanes in Garland on November 9.             Gold medal winners were Lucas Porter, Avery Tawater and Dani Baker.  Silver winners were Christopher Allen, Gary Cady and Kevin Duncan and bronze medal winners were Randy Dowell, Helena Dyck, and Makayla Crawford.  Placing fourth were Mike ...

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East Texans Sentenced For Methamphetamine Trafficking

Two East Texas men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas. Keyonta Monquan Johnson, 24, of Reklaw, Texas, pleaded guilty on Mar. 22, 2018, to the distribution of methamphetamine near a playground and was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison ...

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Bailey Student Shows Appreciation For School Police Officer

The thin blue line says it all Bailey Intermediate fourth grader Ty Pierce recently presented an afghan to Captain Jeff Akard of the North Lamar Police Department.  Ty asked his grandmother to knit the afghan for Akard so he could show his appreciation for him keeping the school safe.             “His grandmother has made ...

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At The Movies For Friday Nov. 16

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” [PG-13] (Wide) Watch Trailer The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander. Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp   “Instant Family” [PG-13] (Wide) Watch Trailer A couple finds themselves in over their ...

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The Cost Of Thanksgiving Dinner

  The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12. The featured ...

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