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• 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. Officials arrested 44-year-old Carrie Songer Kelly, of Lone Oak, on a warrant for sexual performance by a child younger than 14 with the intention to employ, ...

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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 in Hunt ...

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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 four life sentences plus 20 years after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child. Reportedly, 59-year-old Mark Randall Beasley must serve the sentences consecutively and will not become eligible for parole until 2148. The victim ...

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Titus County Bookings

    Titus County arrested 25-year-old Trevor Scout Betts Thursday for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon and Evading arrest or detention. No bond amount was available and he remains behind bars. Officials arrested 24-year-old Omar R. Ramirez of Mt Pleasant in Titus County. He was charged with Burglary of ...

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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 four 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 informed them of ...

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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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Local Sports Headlines

Dixie Baseball State Tournament – Paris

  The Paris Optimist Club will be hosting the Dixie Youth Baseball Divisions I & 2 AA Coach Pitch North Regional State Tournament June 30 through July 2 at the Charles Taylor Youth Complex at Woodall Fields. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 6-12. Five ...

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SFA Football Coach Suspended

    A statement from the SFA marketing team reads: “Stephen F. Austin State University has suspended head football coach Clint Conque pending an investigation into alleged violations of university policy. The investigation is expected to take several weeks. No comments will be made by the university until the investigation ...

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Ranger’s Trevino’s Big Day In Today’s Sports

  On Sunday, Arkansas broke the game open with an eight-run sixth as they defeated Texas 11-5 in the College World Series. The Longhorns, who are in the CWS for a record 36th time, lost their third straight Omaha opener since 2011. Texas will face Number one seed Florida on ...

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TAMUC – Sports

    A&M-Commerce places program-best 22nd in NACDA Division II Learfield Directors’ Cup FULL STANDINGS CLEVELAND, Ohio – Texas A&M University-Commerce has finished in 22nd place in the NCAA Division II Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, as released by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics on Thursday. The 22nd ...

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Community Calendar

Mar
21
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Mar 21 @ 2:49 am – Jul 18 @ 3:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

Apr
4
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Apr 4 @ 2:49 am – Aug 1 @ 3:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

Apr
18
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Apr 18 @ 2:49 am – Aug 15 @ 3:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

May
2
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
May 2 @ 2:49 am – Aug 29 @ 3:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

May
14
Mon
Financial Peace University
May 14 @ 1:00 am – Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to http://www.mtpleasanttxsda.org/article/69/events/dave-ramsey-s-financial-peace-university#Top.

May
16
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
May 16 @ 2:49 am – Sep 12 @ 3:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

Jun
13
Wed
Citizen Fun Event
Jun 13 @ 2:49 am – Oct 10 @ 3:49 am

City of Paris Senior Citizen Fun Event – Enjoy dominoes, checkers, cards, scrabble, cornhole, other games! Sew, knit or quilt. Time to fellowship with other seniors in the community. At the City of Paris Event Center 1875 Fitzhugh. March 21, April 4 & April 18, May 2 & 16, June 13 & 27 and July 18. Questions? Call Bridget at 903.784.9299.

Jun
24
Sun
Vacation Bible School – Hugo
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Shoals Baptist Church would like to invite children Pre-K through sixth-grade to attend Vacation Bible School Sunday through Wednesday (Jun 24-27) from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Registration will be Saturday (Jun 23) at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm with free hot dogs and a bounce house with water slide. Shoals is located in front the corner of Fallen Road and Hwy 109 at Hugo. For more information contact Yvonne @ 580-372-0043.

Jun
25
Mon
Vacation Bible School – Blossom
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The East Post Oak Missionary Baptist Church, F.M. 1502, six miles northeast of Blossom, will have Vacation Bible School the week of June 25. Starting time will be at 9:00 am each morning, Monday through Friday. There will be classes from Pre-School through Junior. The theme for this year will be “Jungle River Adventure.” Each day, the students will learn various facets of Paul’s ministry. The church is eager to welcome each student from four years of age to those who have finished the sixth grade. For more information, contact the pastor, Henry Blackmon, at (903) 715 – 0298.

Vacation Bible School – Hugo
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Shoals Baptist Church would like to invite children Pre-K through sixth-grade to attend Vacation Bible School Sunday through Wednesday (Jun 24-27) from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Registration will be Saturday (Jun 23) at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm with free hot dogs and a bounce house with water slide. Shoals is located in front the corner of Fallen Road and Hwy 109 at Hugo. For more information contact Yvonne @ 580-372-0043.