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Longtime East Texas Restaurateur Dies

    The founder of a chain of East Texas restaurants has died. David Beard, of Ore City, passed away Friday after a lengthy illness at the age of 82. Beard established the successful chain of Catfish Village, Catfish King, and other restaurants.

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Texas Home’s Asking Price Is Only $1

  A five-bedroom house for sale in Texas is drawing attention due to a large sign bearing an unusual asking price: $1. The home on Berry Leaf Court in Houston is going viral online and capturing the attention of passers-by thanks to a large sign posted outside with the $1 ...

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Man Seriously Injured In Accident Near Blossom

  A man was seriously injured Saturday morning on Hwy 82 east of Blossom. State Troopers report that 31-year-old Timothy Claassen lost control of his pickup, hydroplaned,  hit a ditch and then a culvert. Claassen was transported to PRMC and then flown to a hospital in Plano.

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Break-Ins Reported At Downtown Paris Businesses

  Two downtown Paris businesses were apparently broken into Saturday night, by thieves who used rocks to shatter the glass storefronts. A runner notified police of the break-ins at the “Paris Baby” and “The Grove” on South Main. It is uncertain if anything was taken, but both stores will be ...

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Paris City Council To Discuss Raising Water And Sewer Rates

  The Paris City Council will meet in regular session tonight. The council is expected to raise the water and sewer rates, for the first time since 2014. The increase could range between under $2 a month to nearly $10 a month, depending on individual water usage.  Also on tonight’s ...

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Game Warden Field Notes

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s law enforcement compiled the following items from recent reports. Fresh Caught Another example of black market online shopping occurred on June 2 when a game warden found a post on the trading app OfferUp advertising “fresh caught” fish for sale in the Houston area. The ...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11:00 PM

    THE NATIONAL. WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 1100 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING tEXAS COUNTIES: BOWIE CASS DELTA FANNIN FRANKLIN HOPKINS LAMAR MORRIS RED RIVER TITUS This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of South Central Arkansas, Southwest Arkansas, Southeast Oklahoma and Northeast Texas. ...

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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments

AGENDA Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors Meeting JUNE 28, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Sulphur Springs City Hall, 201 N. Davis, Sulphur Springs, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Emily Glass, Councilwoman, ...

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DPS Urges Same Summer

DPS Urges Texans to Take Safety Precautions This Summer AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra precautions and stay safe as we officially kick off summer today, June 21. Rising temperatures and increased travel can create additional safety concerns over the summer, ...

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Art For A Grand Opening

Chief Gary Batton and artist Jane Semple Umsted discuss her latest artwork, “Sacred Journey” and “Sacred Vision,” as the sculptures are set into place Wednesday in front of the new Choctaw Nation Headquarters, 1802 Chukka Hina in Durant. The 25-foot bronzes represent a pole, or iti fabvssa, that according to ...

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Texas Ten Most Wanted

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Nacogdoches AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jack Earl Sterns Jr., 27, to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to his capture. Sterns, affiliated ...

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Texas To Expand High Quality Child Care Programs In Texas

    28,000 more Texas children per day will receive high-quality child care AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today approved plans for the use of $229.9 million in federal child care block grant funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 with a clear focus on working to increase the ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jun 22)

Damon Morris Thursday afternoon Paris Police arrested Damon Morris, 49, on an outstanding warrant out of Lamar County for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance. Chadric Dixon Officers arrested Chadric Dixon, 35, on an outstanding warrant for criminal non-support. David Thomas | Misty Smith Thursday evening around 7:00, officers ...

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Two Found Dead Near Ada Carbon Monoxide Suspected

  Two men were found dead Thursday at a home in the Byng Community near Ada.  Pontotoc County investigators found a gasoline-powered electrical generator had been operating in the hallway and say the men were the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. Their bodies have been sent for an autopsy.

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Idabel Man Found Guilty Of 1984 Murder

  A McCurtain County jury has convicted an Idabel man in a cold case murder. They found 67-year-old Ernest Lewis guilty of the fatal shooting of Johnny Smith at K.C.S. Lumber Company in Idabel in 1984. Lewis was sentenced to life in prison.

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Record Number Of Texans Expected To Travel For 4th Of July

  An estimated 3.4 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during the Fourth of July holiday, nearly 6 percent more than a year ago. Independence Day this year falls on a Wednesday. The company attributes the record-high numbers this year to a strong economy and ...

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Texas Gas Prices Drop

  Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have declined this week. AAA Texas reports the average price at the pump statewide dropped four cents to settle at $2.69. The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $3.09 per ...

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DPS Urges Texans To Take Safety Precautions This Summer

  by DPS Staff Sergeant Jean Dark AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra precautions and stay safe as we officially kick off summer today, June 21. Rising temperatures and increased travel can create additional safety concerns over the summer, particularly with ...

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