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Sidwalk Project Begins

US 271 and 2nd at Bogata Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Project Begins Oct. 25 at Several Locations PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that a project to upgrade pedestrian sidewalks and curb ramps at five locations in the Paris District begins on Monday, Oct. 25.  The contractor, Highway …

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Oct 20)

Joy Beth Enloe Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 100-block of Price Circle for a traffic violation at 11:21 Tuesday morning. The driver, Joy Beth Enloe, 45, of Paris, had several outstanding traffic warrants. During the arrest, she also had less than a gram of methamphetamine. Officers charged her …

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Suggestions On Avoiding Winter Electric Blackouts

Consultants are giving some advice to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) about preventing rolling blackouts in the future. Suzanne Burton of the “Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance” says the state should take a few different steps on both the supply and demand sides. For example, she says improving energy efficiency …

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LULAC Sues Texas Over Redistricting Maps

A coalition of Latino rights groups is suing Texas in federal court over the latest voting maps passed by the state legislature on Monday. Domingo Garcia, the National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens, calls the maps discriminatory and unconstitutional. Republican lawmakers in Texas claim the maps …

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Pump Prices Rising

The average gasoline price in Texas is quickly approaching three dollars a gallon, a level we haven’t seen in quite a while. Triple-A-Texas says the statewide average for regular unleaded is now $2.97. Meanwhile, the increase in diesel prices is even more notable. Those are up 18 cents a gallon …

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Lamar County COVID Update

The Paris Lamar County Health District shows 19 positive and probable cases of COVID as of Tuesday evening but no new fatalities. The Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard shows 286 active COVIDs.

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Paris Man Charged In Sep. 28 Murder

Davarious Demone Brown Authorities are accusing 25-year-old Davarrious Demone Brown, of Paris, of fatally shooting Keith Joseph Mann on September 28. Brown is in Lamar County Jail on bonds totaling $307,000. The investigation continues, and police expect more arrests in the case.

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Proposal To Increase School District Homestead Exemptions

Texas voters will decide next year whether homeowners will get a break in their property tax bills after lawmakers rammed through a proposed constitutional amendment through both chambers shortly after they presented it Monday evening. The measure would raise the state’s homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000 for school district …

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Hopkins County Stew This Weekend

Saturday is the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs. But things get underway on Friday night. More than two dozen market vendors set up on the south side of the square, an appetizer contest, and then a concert by Dubb and the …

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Hopkins County Early Voting

All early voting by personal appearance in Hopkins County will be in the Precinct 2 JP Courtroom inside Hopkins County Courthouse Annex. The North Hopkins ISD board election candidates are Ellis Dicus, Robert McPherson, Jennifer Harrington, and Michael S. James. The two candidates receiving the most votes will serve a …

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Multispeciality Clinic In Sulphur Springs Closing

By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, holly.ragan@christushealth.org Access Physicians’ Multispecialty Clinic of Sulphur Springs will close and end Neurology and Pulmonology services effective Monday, Nov 1. Patients should find another specialist to take care of Neurology and Pulmonology medical needs. If you do not know …

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National Drug TakeBack Saturday

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s office will participate in the National Drug Takeback Program Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the District Court Parking Lot on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs. The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescriptions tablets, capsules, patches, and other forms of prescription drugs. They …

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Missing Hunt County Teen Found Safe

Derick Young Hunt County Sheriff An employee of Campbell ISD notified Hunt County Deputies that they had seen a missing juvenile on the railroad tracks by the school. Hunt County Investigators responded to the location and found Derek Young. Friends had reported Derek missing on Oct. 11.

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Former Tyler Nurse Guilty Of Capital Murder

William George Davis Smith County Jail After only an hour of deliberations, a Smith County jury has found former Tyler nurse William George Davis guilty of Capital Murder. In Tyler, the state charged Davis with killing four men by injecting air into their arteries at Louis and Peaches Owens Heart …

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Advice at PJC – Sulphur Springs Center

  Education Opportunity Center Advisor Maria Zuniga helps return student Danielle Berg of Cooper complete her paperwork for continuing her education at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center campus.

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MPISD – News

L to R: Hope Powell, Nevaeh Bardwell, Michelle Calderon, Taylor Hubbs, Beth Lockett, Luz Gonzalez, Sophie Greco, Angelina Hernandez, Rossy Banegas Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS FBLA officers attend Fall Leadership Conference The Mount Pleasant High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officers attended the Fall Leadership Conference at LaPoynor …

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Paris Police Report 10.20

A City of Paris Animal Control Officer located a feral dog eluding them for several years. Animal Control officers had attempted on numerous past occasions to catch the dog with traps and tranquilizer darts. When they located the dog again, it tried to elude the officer, and as a last …

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Violent Guatemalan Drug Lord Receives Life Sentence In East Texas

Defendant Apprehended and Prosecuted as Part of “Operation Black Sails,” A Coordinated Drug Investigation of Federal, Local, and Guatemalan Law Enforcement. SHERMAN, Texas – A Guatemalan national who operated an international drug trafficking ring received a life sentence, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. Wilson Wilfredo Luargas-Garcia, a/k/a “Primazo,” …

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