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Free Grief And Bereavement Support Group Meeting

  A free Grief and Bereavement Support Group will meet Thursday, August 13 at 1pm at Summit Hospice. The  service is open to all in the community and no registration is necessary. Anyone with questions can call Lauren or Chelsea at Summit House at 903-785-4357. The service is provided for ...

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Special Message from Hugo Public Schools About Special Education

Child Find With changing times in education, the Oklahoma State Department of Education would like to inform parents about child find opportunities. “All children with disabilities, residing in the state, whether attending public or private schools, should be identified, allocated, and evaluated.” In Oklahoma we require that child find apply ...

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SE Oklahoma Fugitive At Large

  Choctaw County Sheriff Terry Park reported this (Monday) morning that a suspect who escaped from him on handcuffs last week is at large again. Broken Bow police and McCurtain County deputies got into a pursuit this morning with that suspect, who has been identified as Justin Jordan, and he ...

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Paris Police Blotter

  Paris Police were called to the 1500 block of E Price St at 8:01 A.M. on August 7, 2020 in reference to a burglary of a residence. It was reported that someone had stolen some building materials and hand tools from the garage and porch. The incident is under ...

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Tribes File Lawsuit in Gaming Compact Dispute

  The Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Potawatomi nations have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Tribal leaders claim in the 97 page lawsuit that Stitt had no authority to renew gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe.

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Abbott Extends Statewide Disaster Declaration

  Governor Greg Abbott has extended his Disaster Declaration for all Texas counties in response to COVID-19. The Texas Covid 19 death toll is at least 7800, although state officials say declining hospitalizations are a sign of encouragement. The Governor continues to urge Texans to do their part to slow ...

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Texas Adds Nearly 5k COVID-19 Cases Sunday

    The Texas Department of state Health Services reports that the state has at least 4,879 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases. There were also 116  new deaths due to the virus. Health officials confirmed Sunday that there are now 486,362 confirmed cases and 8,459 fatalities. In East Texas – more ...

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Paris City Council To Meet Monday 08.096

  The Paris City Council will meet this evening at 5:30.  Councilmembers will consider a third attempt to raise the number of directors on the Paris Economic Development Corporation from 5-7 members. The council will also hear a budget recommendation from new City Manager Grayson Path.

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North Lamar ISD Board To Meet Monday 08.09

  The North Lamar ISD Board will meet at 6 this evening and consider an appraised value limitation application from a multi-million solar farm. The board will also consider the current year property tax rate and conduct a public hearing. They will also consider approving an update to the student ...

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Hopkins County COVID Report 08.09.20

  Hopkins County reports 6 new Covid 19 cases for a cumulative total of 196, with 135 recoveries. That makes the number of active cases 61. There are 3 patients in the COVID unit at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs.

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Salas Minor Emergency Center Blood Drive

The Salas Minor Emergency Center will host a blood drive tomorrow from 9am-2:30am in the the center’s parking lot on the Carter Blood Center Bus. The center is located 1655 NE Loop 286 in Paris. Contact:Thomas Schleyer |(903) 739- 9191 for more information or to set up an appointment. Free ...

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United Way of Lamar County Kicks Off Fall Campaign with Virtual 5k

  Executive Director Jenny Wilson stated, “Since this year’s Campaign will be under social distancing guidelines, we encourage everyone to join us for a Virtual 5k to kick off our Fall Campaign. We are asking for a donation instead of a registration fee. Maybe $20.20 to commemorate the year of ...

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Hopkins County Manhunt Suspect Captured

    The suspect in a police chase that began on Church Street in Sulphur Springs Saturday afternoon is in custody after a manhunt in Hopkins County near CR 1187 just off Hwy 154 involving multiple law enforcement agencies. Christopher Daniel Houpt, from out of the area,  was captured with ...

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GOP Nomination for Congress, 4th District Selected

    State Senator Pat Fallon overcame a field of at least 18 candidates to win the Republican nomination  for US Representative for the 4th  Congressional  District in US House of Representatives. Only 12 candidates were actually nominated, because they failed to get either a nomination or a second from ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District For Aug. 9-15, 2020 Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a project to improve guardrails and apply safety end treatments to a fixed object on a portion of State Highway 19 in Hopkins County would begin Aug. 12. Contractor Highway 19 Construction will conduct this ...

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Two Texas Women Guilty of Transnational Elder Fraud Scheme

  U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced that two Texas women have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of Texas. Pamela Sue Hannan, 67, of Sherman, Texas, and Pamela Sue Jennings, 68, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiring with foreign co-conspirators to operate an unlicensed money ...

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Hopkins County Coronavirus Report

  Hopkins County reports 6 new Covid 19 cases for a cumulative total of 196, with 135 recoveries. That makes the number of active cases 61. There are 3 patients in the COVID unit at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs.

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Lone Star Conference Cancels Fall Competition

   From Lone Star Conference The Lone Star Conference Council of Presidents postponed all competition in the sports of football, soccer, volleyball and basketball to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic during a meeting on Friday morning.       Cross country will compete in the fall as scheduled. Additionally, golf and ...

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Paris Police Report

    Paris Police met with the victim of a theft in the 500 block of SE 6th St at 9:51 A.M. on August 6, 2020. It was reported that someone had stolen a pistol out of their vehicle sometime in the past 48 hours. The incident is under investigation. ...

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