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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jul 23)

David Lee Simpson Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 2600-block of N. Main Thursday morning at 4:07 for expired registration. The driver, David Lee Simpson, 46, of Campbell, possessed Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Wax and a pistol. They arrested and charged Simpson with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying ...

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Things To Do Around Paris This Weekend

The season for the Paris Farmers Market is open once again Saturdays through October from 8:00 am til 1:00 pm. There’s always a whole house of vendors selling items such as fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, coffee, loaves of bread and pastries, jams, pasta, pickles, soaps, artisan items, and so much ...

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Texas Democratic Representative Returns From Washington

State Rep. Philip Cortez-D, San Antonio Texas State Rep. Philip Cortez-D of San Antonio, who left Austin in protest of voting laws, says the decision to break ranks and return was one of the most complex decisions of his political life. In San Antonio, Cortez says he wants to work ...

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Dems Urge Return To Covid Masking

Don’t throw away your masks just yet. They may be making a comeback! The Biden Administration is under pressure from his party to reinstate mask mandates due to a spike in COVID cases. But Republicans are pushing back. Texas Congressman Michael Burgess says the Delta variant is hitting different parts ...

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ERCOT Ready For Heat Wave

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas expects to have a sufficient generation to serve all of Texas next week as temperatures soar across the state. As a result, the need for power next week could reach all times highs for ERCOT. The previous record is 74,820 megawatts, but ERCOT is ...

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Paris ISD Sets Rules For Video Recording

Paris ISD has put into writing a rule that has long been enforced prohibiting the cell phone recording of specific incidents on campuses. Students will still be allowed to record students in positive events such as sports, band, drill team, theater, etc. However, recording incidents such as fights or other ...

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Paris Man Sentenced For Felony Criminal Mischief

A Lamar County jury convicted Alfred Petersen of Paris of Criminal Mischief between $2,500-$30,000. Officials accused Peterson of using his motorized wheelchair to repeatedly ram a car waiting in the pickup line at Crockett Intermediate School. Peterson told the court he had no remorse for the incident, and the jury ...

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One In Custody After McCurtain County Shooting

McCurtain County Deputies say the man wanted in a Wright City shooting Thursday morning was taken into custody about 7:30 Thursday night. Wendell Alexander was captured just south of Wright City, about two miles from the shooting scene. The victim was listed in stable condition at a Plano hospital. The ...

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Hopkins County Coronavirus Update

The Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard now shows that the number of active cases of COVID in Hopkins County has risen to 41. The number of deaths, however, remains at 114. In addition, there have been 3,525 recoveries from the virus.

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EDGE Conditioning Extended For SSHS Basketball

The main gym at Sulphur Springs High School will be undergoing renovations, and they are extending the EDGE program for basketball. The Edge was slated to run from June 14 to July 22, but with the Main Gym renovations, the sixth and final week of the summer strength and conditioning ...

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Titus County COVID Update

The Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard now shows that the number of active cases of COVID in Titus County is 41. The number of deaths, however, remains at 84. In addition, there have been 4,144 recoveries from the virus.

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Fatal Marion County Hit-And-Run

A Jefferson man is dead and another in custody following a hit-and-run on Patillo Road. Authorities say 52-year-old Robert James Webster was struck by a car driven by 35-year-old Cecil Ray King of Jefferson, who allegedly fled the scene. King has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon ...

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Titus County Jail In Non-Compliance With State Jail Commission

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has placed Titus County Jail on non-compliance. Five citations were listed on the latest inspection report. The first stated that observations of inmates in holding cells routinely exceeded the required 30-minute interval by one to 32 minutes. The second said that multiple initial custody ...

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Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs

Jacey Gilbert of Sulphur Springs, right, a student at the PJC- Sulphur Springs Center campus, visits with Adult Education Instructor Kathryn Alvis before the class begins. Registration for fall semester classes at the campus is underway. For information, call 903-885-1232.

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MPISD – News

MPHS Principal Craig Bailey, SBOE Chair Dr. Keven Ellis, Connelly Cowan, MPISD Superintendent Judd Marshall Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS senior honored by Texas State Board of Education Mount Pleasant High School senior Connelly Cowan has been recognized by the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) as a 2021 Student Hero, ...

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 TexAmericas Center Receives Grant For $864,550

TexAmericas Center Secures EDA Grant to Enhance Rail Services Texarkana, USA (July 22, 2021) – TexAmericas Center has been awarded an $864,550 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to construct new rail facilities and refurbish those currently in operation. The EDA grant, which will match with $216,138 ...

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