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Texas to Expand High Quality Child Care Programs in Texas

    28,000 more Texas children per day will receive high quality child care AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today approved plans for the use of $229.9 million in federal child care block grant funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 with a clear focus on working to increase ...

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Man Guilty of Trafficking Drugs through the Eastern District of Texas

      A 56-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Eugenio Cerda pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to money launder on June 21, 2018 ...

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Pittsburg Chamber News

  Greetings, from the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce – Giggles and the Kazoo Crew are coming to the Tri-County Independence Day Blast! Despite only having a few weeks to plan, the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that this year’s Tri-County Independence Day Blast will be ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jun 22)

Damon Morris Thursday afternoon Paris Police arrested Damon Morris, 49, on an outstanding warrant out of Lamar County for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance. Chadric Dixon Officers arrested Chadric Dixon, 35, on an outstanding warrant for criminal non-support. David Thomas | Misty Smith Thursday evening around 7:00, officers ...

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What’s Trending?

• What’s happening at Texas’ border? Under the federal government’s policy of “zero tolerance,” about 2,000 children have been separated from their parents. Now there is another legal hurdle. The DOJ has acknowledged they can’t detain children for more than 20 days, with or without their parents. Now, the Trump ...

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Lone Oak Woman Jailed In Gregg County

    An East Texas woman is being held in the Gregg County jail on $200,000 bond on charges related to a child exploitation. Forty-four year old Carrie Songer Kelly of Lone Oak  was arrested on a warrant for sexual performance by a child younger than 14 with  the intention ...

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Bond Set In Trooper Dragging Case

    Bond has been set at $102,000 for the man accused of dragging a state trooper with his vehicle during a  DWI stop on I-30. The suspect, 30 year old Matthias Benjamin Slaughter of Garland suffered minor injuries when he was shot by the trooper and remains behind bars ...

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Greenville Police Chief On Medical Leave

    Greenville Police Chief Daniel Busken is taking medical leave in connection with a medical procedure that requires a significant recovery time. Busken, has held the position since 2010.  Scott Smith serves as the Assistant Chief. We’ll have more details as they become available.

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NE Texas Man Sentenced To Four Life Prison Terms

    AN Upshur County man has received 4 life sentences plus 20 years after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child. Fifty-nine year old Mark Randall Beasley must serve the sentences consecutively and will not become eligible for parole until the year ...

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Titus County Bookings

    Twenty-five year old Trevor Scoute Betts was arrested Thursday in Titus County for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon and Evading arrest or detention.  NO bond amount was available and he remains behind bars. Twenty-four year old Omar R. Ramirez of Mt. Pleasant was arrested in Titus County. ...

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Morris County Fugitive May Have Left Area

    The subject of a manhunt in Morris County who is believed to be responsible for at least 4 burglaries in  Lone Star  may have left the area. Lee Daniel Stratton may be headed to Tennessee or Florida where he has ties.  HE’s believed to be driving a black ...

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New Details About Gladewater Woman’s Alleged Murder Plot

  More details have been released about the Gladewater woman arrested earlier this week for Solicitation of Murder.  Investigators say 23 year old Deeanna Ann Aldredge had lost custody of her child, and had offered a man $500 to kill the child’s father. The man contacted Gregg County deputies and ...

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom In This Week’s At The Movies

  “Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom” [PG-13] (Wide) Watch Trailer When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith

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Two Found Dead Near Ada Carbon Monoxide Suspected

  Two men were found dead Thursday at a home in the Byng Community near Ada.  Pontotoc County investigators found a gasoline-powered electrical generator had been operating in the hallway and say the men were the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. Their bodies have been sent for an autopsy.

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Idabel Man Found Guilty Of 1984 Murder

  A McCurtain County jury has convicted an Idabel man in a cold case murder. They found 67-year-old Ernest Lewis guilty of the fatal shooting of Johnny Smith at K.C.S. Lumber Company in Idabel in 1984. Lewis was sentenced to life in prison.

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Record Number Of Texans Expected To Travel For 4th Of July

  An estimated 3.4 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during the Fourth of July holiday, nearly 6 percent more than a year ago. Independence Day this year falls on a Wednesday. The company attributes the record-high numbers this year to a strong economy and ...

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Texas Gas Prices Drop

  Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have declined this week. AAA Texas reports the average price at the pump statewide dropped four cents to settle at $2.69. The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $3.09 per ...

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