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Paris Area News

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Sidwalk Project Begins

US 271 and 2nd at Bogata Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Project Begins Oct. 25 at Several Locations PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials announced that a project to upgrade pedestrian sidewalks and curb ramps at five locations in the Paris District begins on Monday, Oct. 25.  The contractor, Highway …

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Oct 20)

Joy Beth Enloe Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 100-block of Price Circle for a traffic violation at 11:21 Tuesday morning. The driver, Joy Beth Enloe, 45, of Paris, had several outstanding traffic warrants. During the arrest, she also had less than a gram of methamphetamine. Officers charged her …

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Suggestions On Avoiding Winter Electric Blackouts

Consultants are giving some advice to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) about preventing rolling blackouts in the future. Suzanne Burton of the “Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance” says the state should take a few different steps on both the supply and demand sides. For example, she says improving energy efficiency …

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LULAC Sues Texas Over Redistricting Maps

A coalition of Latino rights groups is suing Texas in federal court over the latest voting maps passed by the state legislature on Monday. Domingo Garcia, the National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens, calls the maps discriminatory and unconstitutional. Republican lawmakers in Texas claim the maps …

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Pump Prices Rising

The average gasoline price in Texas is quickly approaching three dollars a gallon, a level we haven’t seen in quite a while. Triple-A-Texas says the statewide average for regular unleaded is now $2.97. Meanwhile, the increase in diesel prices is even more notable. Those are up 18 cents a gallon …

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Lamar County COVID Update

The Paris Lamar County Health District shows 19 positive and probable cases of COVID as of Tuesday evening but no new fatalities. The Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard shows 286 active COVIDs.

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Proposal To Increase School District Homestead Exemptions

Texas voters will decide next year whether homeowners will get a break in their property tax bills after lawmakers rammed through a proposed constitutional amendment through both chambers shortly after they presented it Monday evening. The measure would raise the state’s homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000 for school district …

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National Drug TakeBack Saturday

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s office will participate in the National Drug Takeback Program Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the District Court Parking Lot on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs. The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescriptions tablets, capsules, patches, and other forms of prescription drugs. They …

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Missing Hunt County Teen Found Safe

Derick Young Hunt County Sheriff An employee of Campbell ISD notified Hunt County Deputies that they had seen a missing juvenile on the railroad tracks by the school. Hunt County Investigators responded to the location and found Derek Young. Friends had reported Derek missing on Oct. 11.

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Former Tyler Nurse Guilty Of Capital Murder

William George Davis Smith County Jail After only an hour of deliberations, a Smith County jury has found former Tyler nurse William George Davis guilty of Capital Murder. In Tyler, the state charged Davis with killing four men by injecting air into their arteries at Louis and Peaches Owens Heart …

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Paris Police Report 10.20

A City of Paris Animal Control Officer located a feral dog eluding them for several years. Animal Control officers had attempted on numerous past occasions to catch the dog with traps and tranquilizer darts. When they located the dog again, it tried to elude the officer, and as a last …

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Violent Guatemalan Drug Lord Receives Life Sentence In East Texas

Defendant Apprehended and Prosecuted as Part of “Operation Black Sails,” A Coordinated Drug Investigation of Federal, Local, and Guatemalan Law Enforcement. SHERMAN, Texas – A Guatemalan national who operated an international drug trafficking ring received a life sentence, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. Wilson Wilfredo Luargas-Garcia, a/k/a “Primazo,” …

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct 23

PARIS, Texas –National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 23 Paris Regional Medical Center invites all community members to visit their Drug Take Backbox in the hospital’s main lobby this Saturday, Oct 23, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm to safely discard unused prescription drugs. Paris Regional Medical Center is proud …

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Constitutional Amendment Election

Several propositions are on the early voting ballot that will change the state’s constitution. However, Rice University Political Science Professor Mark Jones says out of the eight proposition three is the most controversial. That would prohibit the local governments from limiting or banning any religious services. Meanwhile, the other seven …

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Texas Legislature Will Not Consider Vaccine Mandates

Governor Abbott has lost a battle over vaccine mandates. The Texas legislature will not pass a bill Abbott added to the third special session. His executive order would make companies with 100 or more employees not mandate the COVID vaccine into law. Over two dozen business and medical groups criticized …

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Governor Expected To Sign Transgender Athlete Bill

Texas is poised to become the sixth state to tighten restrictions on transgender athletes in public high school sports. The legislature has approved a measure that requires transgender athletes to play on teams that align with the gender listed on their original birth certificate, not their current gender identity. They …

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Lamar County Bookings

Bond is $218,699 for a Garland man arrested by Lamar County Deputies on multiple felony charges. They charged Christopher Kantrell Burns with four sex crimes against children, Bail Jumping, Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, unlawfully carrying a weapon, and several misdemeanors. He remains in the Lamar County Jail. …

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