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Paris Police Report Friday (Sep 18)

Ryan McCray On September 17, Paris Police Detectives executed a search warrant in the 1600-block of Belmont. Detectives located Ryan McCray and found that he had outstanding warrants out of Grayson County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Robbery (2 counts). McCray had possession of ...

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Bogata May Hold Special Election For Council

The Bogata City council is two members short, after Mayor Vincent Lum and councilman Don Roach resigned and needs a special election to fill the board. The Red River County Commissioners Court could call a special election if they receive a petition with at least 26 signatures. In Bogata, city ...

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NLISD Quarantines 83 Students

North Lamar ISD Superintendent Kelli Stewart reported at this week’s school board meeting that 83 students quarantined because of four High School students testing positive for Coronavirus. Another high school student tested positive, and the number of quarantines will increase. Each campus has a four-person committee established to conduct contact ...

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State Launches Coronavirus Dashboard For Texas Public School Case Data

The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Education Agency has launched its coronavirus dashboard showing Texas public school case data. As of Thursday afternoon, the dashboard shows 2,344 positive cases out of 1.1 million students learning in-person. DSHS says that’s less than .5 percent of the total ...

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Governor Greg Abbott Loosens Some COVID-19 Restrictions 

The Governor issued Executive Orders expanding occupancy levels to 75% for restaurants, retail stores, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, gyms, exercise facilities, classes, museums, and libraries. He also announced re-authorizing elective surgeries for a majority of the state of Texas. Additionally, the Governor said that visitation could resume September 24 at ...

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Blue Bell Fined Over Listeria Incident

Brenham, Texas-based Blue-Bell Ice Cream, has been ordered to pay a record $17.25 million in criminal penalties after shipments of contaminated products were found to be linked to a 2015 listeria outbreak. Blue Bell pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of distributing adulterated ice cream products. They linked at least ...

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NE Texas Man Guilty Of Armed Robbery, Aggravated Kidnapping

Xavier Lavar French Bowie County A Northeast Texas man pleaded guilty in Bowie County to Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Kidnapping. Reportedly, 20-year-old Xavier Lavar French held a gun to a two-year-old’s head while demanding money from the child’s mother. He also allegedly pistol-whipped the mother. French opted to have a ...

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Hughes Springs VFD Gets Grant

The Hughes Springs Volunteer Fire Department has received a federal grant of more than $56,000. The funding comes from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Program.

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