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Donations For the Homeless at Paris Farmer Market

Starting Tuesday, May 18th, the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition will be at the Farmer’s Market every Tuesday at NOON to distribute items to the homeless (and those living in poverty). All LCHC members are encouraged to donate items and your time to help with distribution. If possible, encourage coworkers to donate items as ...

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Be On The Lookout for Airfare Scams

  With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out, more people are considering traveling this summer. That’s great news for summer vacation plans as well as for scammers. BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers. If you are buying airfare, use ...

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WIC Van Services Now Available

WIC VAN SERVICES Every Tuesday 1:30 – 3:30   Day Location 1st Tuesday 82 West (Portable Storage Solutions) 2nd Tuesday 82 East (Blossom Park) 3rd Tuesday 271 (AAA Carpets) 4th Tuesday 19-24 South (Roadside Park) 5th Tuesday Call office for schedule Please help spread the word! Call office for questions ...

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Paris Police Report Friday (May 7)

Reece Lantrip Paris Police Officers made contact with Reece Lantrip in the 2400-block of Lamar Avenue. Officers found that Lantrip had warrants for his arrest for Stalking. Lantrip was placed under arrest and taken to jail. Paris Police responded to 123 calls for service and arrested three persons in the ...

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Texas Small Business Webinar

  Next Thursday, May 13, at 1:00 pm, the Small Business Team from Texas Economic Development will be hosting a webinar with a panel of experts to discuss the initial steps for starting and operating a business in the state. The webinar will highlight critical sources of information for entrepreneurs ...

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Change Of Leadership At Paris Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Paris will soon have a change of command. Major Frankco and Capt. Martha Higdon moves to Fort Worth, so their oldest daughter can be closer to medical care for a serious health condition. Meanwhile, Majors Guy and Dolores Watts of the Fort Worth Salvation Army will ...

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ERCOT Says Its Ready For A Hot Summer

ERCOT faced massive backlash for the catastrophic failure that unfolded during the winter storms in February. But Warren Lasher with ERCOT is assuring customers the system will hold up this summer. But Daniel Cohan, an Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Rice University, is skeptical of that prediction. Cohan says ...

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Constitutional Carry Closer To Becoming Law In Texas

The Texas Senate has voted along party lines in favor of permit-less carrying of handguns by anyone authorized to own a gun. The bill has passed the state House and now goes to a conference committee to iron out differences, unless the House accepts the full Senate version. The bill ...

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TxDot Plans Improvements On Red River’s Highway

TxDOT has announced that a project to install safety upgrades on FM 195 in Red River County begins Monday. The contractor was given 160 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $867,000. The contractor will extend and apply safety treatments to existing drainage structures and ...

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Manhunt For Oklahoma Fugitive

FBI agents have joined Ada Police, Tribal Police, and other agencies searching for man authorities say is armed and dangerous. Neighbors had called 911 about a disturbance, and when police arrived, the man jumped off his apartment balcony and fled into the woods. A helicopter, drone, and search dogs are ...

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Pre-Trial Hearings Set For Suspects In OK’s Murdered Pastor

In the March 22 murder of Ada Pastor David Evan, the two suspects have had their preliminary hearings set. Kristie Evans, who confessed to planning the murder, was in court Wednesday. A preliminary hearing is on July 8. Her alleged accomplice, Kahlil Square, is also scheduled for a preliminary hearing ...

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New Reservoir Nearly Open

Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir Photo from North Texas Municipal Water District For the first time in 30 years, Texas has a new reservoir. After three years of construction and more than a decade of planning, work on Bois d’Arc Lake is wrapping up in Fannin County. Water from Bois d’Arc ...

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Four North Texans Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Operation

SHERMAN, Texas – A Plano man has been sentenced for crimes involving firearms and sex offenses in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today. Wayne Edward Bearden, 40, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2019, to being a felon in possession of firearms and coercion, ...

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United Way 4k Run/Walk Saturday

The United Way of Lamar County (UWLC) holds their Fourth Annual Live United 5k run/walk on Saturday, May 8, at 8:00 am. This year’s 5k has moved to the beautiful Pine Ridge Golf Course. Runners and walkers can still register at Eventbrite (search Live United 5k run/walk) or at the ...

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North Lamar Shining Students Inducted Into NEHS

Bailey Intermediate and Aaron Parker Elementary 4th grade NEHS members Bailey Intermediate 5th grade NEHS members Bailey Intermediate and Aaron Parker Elementary hosted ceremonies for the fourth and fifth grade National Elementary Honor Society inductees on Tuesday evening. Families were able to gather in the North Lamar High School auditorium ...

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Stone Middle School Recognizes Star Students

Fifth six weeks standouts Every six weeks, Stone Middle School Principal Dee Hudson recognizes students nominated by their teachers for showing excellent citizenship or going above and beyond in their school work. They choose two ‘Star Students’ from each grade level. Students receiving an outstanding achievement award for the fifth six ...

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Keep Your COVID Vaccination Card Safe

After you get your COVID-19 vaccine, keep your vaccination card safe, scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information. Don’t share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use the content you post, like your date of birth, health care ...

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PJC Students Planning to Graduate Need to Check Assigned Time Slots

    Paris Junior College is holding a modified in-person Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 7 at Noyes Stadium. In order to maintain social distancing, students who applied to graduate by the April 19 deadline and plan to walk at graduation should have received an email giving them an assigned ...

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Unemployment Fraud A Growing Problem in Texas

Unemployment benefits – identity  theft is a serious and growing  problem in Texas. It affects everyone, and can potentially delay out-of-work Texans from getting the benefits they need. Fortunately, TWC has strong protections to identify, track, and lock down ID theft attempts, protecting Texas workers and the integrity of the ...

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