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Two Dead In Separate Area Crashes

One man was killed and another hospitalized shortly before 6:00 Tuesday morning in a crash on in Lamar County near Petty. State Troopers say 35-year-old Brandon Smith, of Brookston, was driving on CR26718 when he pulled onto Hwy 82 and collided with a pick up driven by 55-year-old Joe Kay ...

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Paris Police Investigating Early Morning Burglary

    Paris Police were called to the 2100 block of College St at 1:51 A.M. this morning in reference to a burglary. It was reported that someone had possibly entered a residence through an unlocked window and stolen a Sony Playstation 4 game console. The investigation continues.

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Texas A&M-Commerce Football Ranked First In National Poll

Following the program’s first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship in 2017, the Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is ranked No. 1 in the 2018 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Preseason Poll, as released Monday. This is the first time the Lions have ever started the season in the ...

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School Ratings Under New Texas System To Be Released Wednesday

  Texas school districts will receive letter grades of A – F tomorrow as the state prepares to roll out its new accountability system. The majority of the rating system is based on student performance on achievement tests and their improvement from the year before. Other factors include graduation preparation ...

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Lawsuit: Texas School District Welcomed Convicted Teacher

A federal lawsuit says a Texas school district permitted a former teacher who had sexual contact with a student to be involved in school organizations and allowed her on the district-owned property to watch sports games where the student participated. The lawsuit filed by the student claims the Abbott ISD created ...

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FM 2648 in Lamar County Road Work Underway

Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that work to rehabilitate and widen FM 2648 in Lamar County is underway. The contractor, A.K. Gillis & Sons, Inc., of Sulphur Springs, was granted 208 working days to complete this project valued at more than $4 million. The target date for completion is ...

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Mail Service Resumes After Chemical Spill

Mail processing operations are resuming at a Metroplex postal facility. Postal officials have announced the facility in Coppell resumed daily operation on Monday. Last Tuesday the facility was shut down when mercury spilled from an improperly mailed package. Since the plant has been cleaned and certified to be safe, mail ...

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United Way Of Lamar County Kicks Off Fall Campaign September 7

  The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) will launch its Fall Campaign on Friday, September 7, with a Kick-Off Rally at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club at 9:00 am that morning. This event is free and open to the public. This is the 75th Anniversary of an annual campaign to raise funds for ...

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Breaking News – Hopkins County Teen Sentenced For Murder

After deliberating for two hours and five minutes, the Hopkins County jury that convicted 17-year-old Gavin Heath Gilbert of murder, and handed down its sentence. Gilbert was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Tyrese O’Neal Pryor of Sulphur Springs. The jury did not assess a ...

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New Choctaw Home

New Choctaw Home Has Special Meaning for a Family in Cameron Photos by Deidre K. Elrod / Choctaw Nation New homeowner Brittany Taylor does the honors with the scissors. Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., and District 4 Tribal Councilman Delton Cox join in the ribbon cutting ceremony ...

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Paris PD Releases Photo Of Burglary Suspect

The Paris Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries from various locations over the last few days. Please take a look at the photos of the individual and vehicle which may be involved. If you know this person, please contact Detective. Bigler at 903-737-4133 or Detective Joshua Garrison at ...

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Paris PD Blotter

  Paris Police made a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 700-block of W. Sherman St. at 5:00 pm on August 10, for having defective brake lights. During the stop, officers found the vehicle to be occupied by the driver and three passengers. The driver, 22-year-old Justin Gage Broun, ...

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Sentencing Today In Hopkins County Murder Case

Closing arguments are slated for this morning in Hopkins County District Court in the punishment phase of the trial of Gavin Heath Gilbert, who was convicted Friday of murdering 18-year-old Tyrese O’Neal Pryor. Gilbert opted to have the jury determine his punishment. He faces between five and 99 years or life ...

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Reno Man Tracks Down Stolen Truck

A Reno man whose truck was stolen conducted his own investigation and tracked the vehicle to a residence near Cumby. He then notified authorities and Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum and Cumby Police responded and found the stolen pickup as well as a dually that had also been stolen in ...

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Cooper Sentenced To Life Plus 105 Years In 2016 Oklahoma Murder

A Pontotoc jury has convicted 28-year-old Charles Michael Cooper in the 2016 slaying of Cindy Allen. Her body was found in a burned down home in Byng. Cooper was eventually arrested in Montana. He was sentenced to Life without Parole. He received an additional 105 years for arson, sexual assault, and ...

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Lamar County Young Life 5-Man Clay Shoot This Weekend

Lamar County Young Life is hosting 5-man teams for the annual Fish Fry and Clay Shoot slated for Saturday, August 18. There are two flights planned for the day including a recreational round and competitive round. Shooting times are available at 9:00 am or 12:30 pm and the cost is ...

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Checking Your Emails After Work Damages Your Health

  Do yourself and your family a favor and don’t check your work email on the weekends anymore. Virginia Tech University and Pamplin Business College researchers found people who check work emails after they’ve left the office and as soon as they wake up underestimate how bad it really is ...

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Paris PD Investigating Fraud Complaint

Paris Police are investigating two separate fraud complaints. In both cases, the victims said an unknown suspect had used banking information to conduct unauthorized financial transactions at multiple locations.

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New Fannin County Lake Moves Forward

The Greenville Herald Banner is reporting that a new lake project to add to the North Texas water supply is progressing through the permitting process and is expected to be completed by 2025. Lake Ralph Hall, named for the area’s longtime congressman, is being developed along the North Sulphur River ...

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