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Scam On Stanley Cups

If you think that deal on Stanley Cups is a steal – you’re right! Tricky websites claim to offer discounted prices on Stanley cups and tumblers in a scam reported to BBB Scam Tracker repeatedly in recent weeks. Here’s how to spot the hustle so you don’t lose money or personal information to con artists. …

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Weekly Road Report

TxDOT Atlanta District  June 4 – June 10 Bowie County  I-30 – From FM 989 to the Arkansas state line, reconstructing and widening the highway, placing a concrete barrier in the median  I-30 – From FM 989 to FM 3419, an extension of frontage roads. FM 2148 closed under the …

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Showers Into Next Week

North and Central Texas Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected across North and Central Texas today and tonight, with the best chances during the afternoon. However, do not expect severe storms. Otherwise, highs today will be in the 80s to around 90s, with lows tonight mainly in the …

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Jarvis Christian University Hosts Summer Program

JARVIS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY TO HOST SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-14 (Hawkins, Texas) — Jarvis Christian University will host an eight-week Summer Enrichment Program for children ages 5-14 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays beginning on Monday, June 5, and running through Friday, July 28. The program is on …

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Utah Schools Removes Bible From Library Shelves

They are removing copies of the King James Bible from school library shelves at elementary and junior high facilities in Davis County, Utah, after a complaint that the scriptures feature material inappropriate for younger children. An unknown person filed the complaint in March after a statewide law passed in 2022 …

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jun 2)

Zachary Eustacio DeJesus Thursday morning at 8:31, officers worked a security check at a convenience store in the 3700 Block of Lamar Avenue. A male was outside the building, threatening people with a hatchet, and had a sizeable fixed-blade knife in plain view on his belt. Officers disarmed the subject …

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Memorial Day Weekend For Game Wardens

Game Wardens Help Keep Public Safe during Memorial Day Weekend AUSTIN – This past Memorial Day weekend, Texas Game Wardens patrolled Texas lakes and rivers to ensure visitors were recreating responsibly. They cited decreased accidents this year but noted increased citations and issued warnings and arrests. Between Friday and Monday, …

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Texas May Tax Revenue Hits $3.8 Billion

State Sales Tax Revenue Totaled $3.8 Billion in May (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said state sales tax revenue totaled $3.84 billion in May, 4.1 percent more than in May 2022. Most of May’s sales tax revenue is based on sales made in April and remitted to the agency in …

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MPISD – News

MPHS UIL State solo qualifiers Front left to right: Kristina Tidwell, Hope Powell, Litzy Gonzalez, Cheyenne Harrah Back left to right: Adan Sargent, Jacori Turner, Jacolby Turner Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS Choir members earn medals at state Seven Mount Pleasant High School Choir members qualified for the UIL State Solo …

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Rain For Your Weekend

North and Central Texas Today (Friday) will be mostly sunny and seasonably warm, with high temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase from west to east tonight, with the best storm chances across western North Texas. Do not expect severe storms; frequent lightning …

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Traffic Changes On Loop 286 And US 271

Texas Department of Transportation officials will switch traffic next Tuesday at State Loop 286 and US 271 South in Paris. Southbound Loop 286 traffic will shift from the left to the right lane so that work can change into the left lane. Traffic lanes will continue to be separated by …

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Prominent Texas Attorneys To Present Case Against Former AG

The Texas House of Representatives has hired two of the most prominent attorneys in Texas to present the case for impeachment against Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton. The hiring of Dick DeGuerin and Rusty Hardin emphasizes how aggressively a Republican-led investigation is moving to oust the state’s top lawyer. The …

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Missing Hunt County Teen Found Deceased

The search for a Hunt County teen missing since May 27 has ended. They found the body of 17-year-old Connor Oney of Quinlan in a body of water near his home in the southern part of the county. His body has been sent to the Dallas County Medical Examiner to …

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North Texas Woman Sentenced For Intoxication Manslaughter

A court sentenced 30-year-old Amanda Walker of Collinsville on her conviction for two counts of Intoxication and Manslaughter. Walker hit a motorcycle head-on in Grayson County, killing the motorcyclist and his passenger. Court documents show she was high on methamphetamine during the crash in Dec of 2020. She received 20 …

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Weekend Activities In Paris Area

The Paris Public Library will host a huge party Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to celebrate the local reading community. Events include Touch-A-Truck” with city vehicles, live music, balloon twisters, face painters, popcorn, food trucks, and our rock star therapy dogs will be ready for hugs and play. …

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Hopkins County Jail Bookings

Hopkins County Deputies arrested a Honduran National now living in San Antonio at the 140-mile marker of I-30 after a traffic stop for a defective taillight. The driver 51-year-old Manuel Antonio Ardon showed extreme nervousness, and a search yielded a large amount of cash. Further investigation led to the discovery …

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Major Cocaine Seizure In Marshall

Marshall Police seized 43 kilos of cocaine after stopping an 18-wheeler for speeding. Officers became suspicious of the driver and located 39 plastic-wrapped bags of drugs inside the big-rig trailer with an estimated street value of $4 million. The 34-year-old Ariel Martinez of Illinois driver was arrested and booked into …

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Mobile Food Pantry Coming To Daingerfield

The East Texas Food Bank is bringing out a new farmer’s market-style mobile pantry on the first Wednesday of every month, starting next week in Morris County. It will offer fresh produce in Daingerfield from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Church on the Rock at 909 Linda Dr. …

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Itasca ISD Superintendent Arrested

Harris County authorities have arrested the Itasca ISD Superintendent for Online Solicitation of a Minor. Investigators say, Michael Stephens, 47, engaged with an undercover officer, whom he believed to be a 15-year-old girl, through a social media app. Stephens sent explicit photos, requested nude videos, and spoke of plans to …

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Titus County Jail Bookings

Titus County arrested 59-year-old Hershel Bernard Brown on a felony forgery charge. His bond is $20,000, and he remains in jail. Deputies arrested 20-year-old Treymeyon Struggs for Violation of his Probation for Possession of more than one but less than four grams of a Controlled Substance. He’s in the Titus …

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