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If Your Teen Texts ’99,’ What Does It Mean?

Cracking the Code: 37 texting acronyms and abbreviations every parent should know Omaha World-Herald- If your teen has a smartphone, there’s a good chance they’re familiar with a list of acronyms, abbreviations and short-hand to they’re incorporating into their messages. As an educator of teens and young adults, I hear ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Apr 23)

Stacie Robbins Friday afternoon, Paris Police arrested Stacie Robbins, 41, in the 700-block of SE 33rd.  Robbins had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. They found him in possession of identifying information of another person as well as drug paraphernalia. Ricky Butler Friday evening officers arrested Ricky Butler, 27, in the 1300-block ...

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US Hwy 82 And 287 Yard Sale Coming June 1 and 2

  The Red River Valley Tourism Association (RRVTA) invites you to this year’s regional event, the US Hwy 82/287 Yard Sale! In the Red River Valley area, Saturday and Sunday (Jun 2-3) it is the yard sales, garage sales, sidewalk sales, farmer’s markets, and flea markets. All located within participating ...

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East Texas Giving Day Is Tuesday

  East Texas Giving Day is being observed tomorrow at the corner of Lamar and Collegiate in Paris from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. It’s a day of online giving where donors can give to nonprofits at one location. Participating are  United Way of Lamar County, Paris Junior College, Habitat for ...

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Early Voting Continues Through May 1

  Early voting for the May municipal elections in Texas is now underway and will continue through Tuesday, May 1. At stake are city councils, school boards, and some hospital board members. Some area entities are holding bond issue and local options referendums. Election Day is Saturday, May 5.

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Powderly Home Destroyed By Fire

  A home in Powderly was totally destroyed by fire late Friday night. The home was fully engulfed when firefighters from Chicota, Blossom, Powderly, Hopewell, East Post Oak, and Lamar Point arrived on the scene and could not be saved. The house, which is owned by a volunteer firefighter, had ...

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May At Daingerfield State Park

May 2018 Special Events and Programs at Daingerfield State Park! Daingerfield, TX— Daingerfield State Park is the place to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world in Northeast Texas. During May, the park will host programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world and cultural history. ...

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

  This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of South Central Arkansas, Southwest Arkansas, North Central Louisiana, Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Oklahoma, North Texas, East Texas and Northeast Texas. Showers and a few thunderstorms will increase across much of East Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, and Western Louisiana this afternoon, ahead ...

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Texas Adds Nonfarm Jobs

Texas Adds 32,000 Nonfarm Positions in March The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent in March and remains below the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. The Texas economy added 32,000 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in March, which marked 21 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the ...

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World War I Code Talker Bridge

Bridge Named for WWI Choctaw Code Talker Photo by Deidre Elrod/Choctaw Nation They unveiled the sign at the dedication ceremony for the Joseph Oklahombi World War I Code Talker Bridge in McCurtain County. The 23 Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I and World War II are being recognized in ...

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Paris PD Blotter 04.20.18

    Charles Brannan On 04-19-2018 at 10:36 am officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1400-block of Clarksville Street and as a result, made contact with Charles Brannan, 55. Brannan was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, Fentanyl, and marijuana. Brannan was placed under arrest and charged with ...

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NFL Tool Coming To Friday Night Lights

    NFL technology is coming to Texas high school football. Instant replay will make its debut at the state football championships in December. The technology will not be used for the regular season and there will be no coaches’ challenges as reviews will be initiated by the replay officials.

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North Lamar High School Sets Freshman Orientation

  An introduction to what to expect at a high school Students who will be entering ninth grade in the fall and their parents are invited to a freshman orientation at North Lamar High School on Monday, April 23 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Displays and representatives from class departments, clubs, and organizations will ...

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NLHS Students Advance To Area Track Competition

  Members of North Lamar High School’s Special Olympics Track Team advanced to the area after competing at two local track meets.  Students competed in Wolfe City and Bonham.  Lovejoy High School in Allen will host the area meet on April 28.           Those who will compete beginning front row left are Avery ...

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North Lamar HS UIL Academic Team Advances To State

  North Lamar High School students competed at the UIL Region II Academic Tournament on April 14 on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce.  First place teams from North Lamar were Literary Criticism, coached by Dr. Linda Winfrey, and Speech and Debate, coached by Kristi Hodgkiss.  The teams will be competing for ...

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Former SE Oklahoma Police Officer Sentenced For Sexual Assault

  A former Southeast Oklahoma Police Officer has been sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the civil rights of a woman he sexually assaulted during a traffic stop last year. Former Savanna Police Officer Jerry Lynn Gragg, Jr., 40, was also ...

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Woman Arrested For Hugo Fatal Hit-And-Run

  An arrest has been made in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Hugo last summer. Plastic pieces from Misty Acker Williams’ car were found near the body of 27-year-old Emanuel Churchwell. She was charged with leaving the scene of a fatality accident.

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Paris EDC To Meet This Morning

  The Paris Economic Development Corporation will meet at 9:30 this morning. The board will discuss a 2013 incentive agreement with Paris Lakes on Southeast Loop 286, hear financial reports, discuss an economic impact study and meet in Executive Session to discuss economic incentives relating to real estate, American SpiralWeld ...

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Paris PD Arrest Three For Synthetic Marijuana, Other Drugs

  Paris Police and Lamar County Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1500-block of Van Zandt. They arrested Victor McCulloch, 25, Maranda McCulloch, 28, and Rodrick Rose, 40, for possession of synthetic marijuana and marijuana. Rose was found to be in possession of Ecstasy and was ...

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12-Year-Old Boy Struck By Pickup In Blossom

  A 12-year-old boy was struck by a pickup Thursday afternoon while riding a scooter near the baseball field in Blossom. Initial indications are that he suffered a broken leg and head injuries and he was flown to a hospital in Dallas. The child’s injuries did not appear to be ...

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