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Crime Stoppers Honors Board Member

Lamar & Red River County Crime Stoppers Chairman Vicki Flenniken presents Angela Carter a plaque honoring Angela as the 2018 Lamar & Red River County Crime Stoppers Board Member of the Year. Angela is a ”True Lamar & Red River County, Crime Stoppers.”   Lamar & Red River County Crime ...

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NTCC Men’s Soccer Staff Honored

NTCC Men’s Soccer Coaches (from left) Dean Johnson, Ross Brown and Leah Stringer were recently named Men’s South Region Staff of the Year for Division I Junior College Institutions. The Northeast Texas Community College Men’s Soccer staff was recently named Men’s South Region Staff of the Year for Division I ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District For Dec. 16-22, 2018 Sulphur Springs Area Hopkins, Franklin Counties SH 37, from Mt. Vernon to Winnsboro watch for lane closures and short traffic delays as crews perform surfacing operations; flaggers will direct traffic. Paris Area Delta, Lamar, Red River Counties Various roadways will have crack seal ...

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Texas Scholarship Applications

Comptroller’s Office Accepting Match the Promise Scholarship Applications Through Dec. 31 (AUSTIN) — Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminded Texans that the application deadline for Texas Match the Promise Foundation℠ scholarship awards is Dec. 31, 2018. Match the Promise scholarship awards are available for fifth through ninth graders: who are beneficiaries ...

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Safety Features Being Added To Highways

Sixteen highways in Northeast Texas on schedule for new features ATLANTA – Safety features in the form of flashing chevrons and texturized centerlines and shoulders will be added to five area highways during coming months, according to plans approved in December by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). “We are ...

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East Texas Fatal Crash

Thursday night at 9:20, Troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on Macedonia Road 4.5 miles northwest of Marshall. Preliminary crash information indicates that the driver of a 2011 Dodge Charger, Steven D. Alexander, 38, of Marshall, was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Macedonia Road when the vehicle ...

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Sulphur Springs Police Make Major Drug Bust

Eric Jerome Sims Sulphur Springs Police arrested a local man shortly after midnight Friday morning after a traffic stop for making a turn without signaling. Officers knew that the suspect, 40-year-old Eric Jerome Sims’ license had been suspended and he was taken into custody. A search of his vehicle turned ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Dec 14)

Nathan Dale Stephens | Tyler Clayton Teague | Jon Travis Ferguson Paris Police responded to a theft call that had occurred in the 3800-block of Lamar Thursday afternoon at 12:51. The caller witnessed two males filling shopping carts with random items and then leaving the store without paying. The citizen ...

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Hopkins County Blue Santa Toy Distribution

Toy distribution from the recent Blue Santa and Empty Stocking campaign will be tomorrow at First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs beginning at 1:00 pm. At latest count, 318 families and 761 children will benefit from the generosity of local residents and businesses.

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Former State Trooper Sentenced

Cass County Jail A former state trooper accused of sexually abusing a child has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Louis Paul Weems, of Marshall, pleaded guilty to indecency with a child and was also fined $10,000. He must register as a sex offender. Weems was indicted in April ...

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NE Texas Man Sentenced To Life On Murder Conviction

Bowie County Jail A Bowie County man has been convicted by a jury in New Boston of murdering a man after an altercation at a private clubhouse in Texarkana. The court sentenced 41-year-old Takyme Devon James, of Texarkana, to life in prison for the fatal shooting of Tony Sanders.

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Acting Texarkana, Tx Police Chief Named

Texarkana, Tx Facebook Page Texarkana Texas Police Department appointed Kevin Schutt Acting Chief. He is replacing Chief Daniel Shiner, whose retirement is effective December 28. Schutt, who has been in law enforcement for 20 years, is presently the Assistant Chief and is a native of Hooks. His appointment must be ...

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Upshur County Sentencings

An East Texas man has pleaded guilty in Upshur County to Indecency with a Child. The court then sentenced 52-year-old Shannon Moses Childress, of Gladewater, to ten years deferred adjudication probation. Reportedly, 31-year-old Angela Kay Walls, of Ore City, is headed to state jail for 22 months. She pleaded “True” ...

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East Texas Drug Dealer Sentenced To Life

Cherokee County Jail An East Texas jury has convicted a Bullard man of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver.  The Cherokee County jury that convicted 46-year-old John Michael Lydy of distributing methamphetamine from his mobile home then sentenced him to life in prison. Prosecutors say Lydy was ...

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Athens ISD Considering 4-Day School Week

Athens ISD School Board will vote today on whether the district will institute a four-day instructional week next year. In order to comply with the state’s requirements for a minimum number of instructional minutes during a school year, the instructional day would increase by 50 minutes.

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Josh Brent, Nightclub Owner Hit With $25M Verdict In Death

A North Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys Josh Brent and the owner of a now-defunct nightclub in the death of Brent’s teammate, Jerry Brown. Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when the car Brent was driving at 110 mph, in a 45-mph ...

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Former OU Football Player Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Fraud

A former University of Oklahoma football player and aspiring country music singer has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of almost $900,000. Reportedly, 31-year-old T.J. Hamilton, of Dallas, admitted that he promoted false investment opportunities for sportswear and nutritional supplement ventures.

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Abbott In Paris For American Spiral Weld Groundbreaking Monday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation is hosting the American Spiral Weld Pipe groundbreaking Monday at the Love Civic Center at noon. The featured speaker will be Governor Greg Abbott. The public is invited to attend. American Spiral Weld Pipe plans to build a state-of-the-art, spiral-welded steel pipe plant to service ...

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