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Paris Area Weekend Preview

  Elks Lodge has a Veterans  and First Responders Breakfast the third Saturday of the month at the Lodge. (10/20) — Every Saturday through October the Paris Farmers and Artisan Market is open from 8am till 1pm. Come out and enjoy some great food, check out some handmade items and ...

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Lamar County Murder Trial Rescheduled

  The Lamar County murder trial of 20 year old Asa Eli-Silvy Coker has been rescheduled for February 21 so his attorneys can have more time to work on his defense.  Coker is accused of killing 30-year-old Jason Payne at a residence in the 1000 block of 16th Street N.E. ...

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Election Day: Here Is What ID You Need For Voting In Person

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID: Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS Texas Handgun License issued by DPS United States Military Identification Card containing the ...

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Body Found Result Of Hill Country Flooding

A body has been found in Lake Lyndon B. Johnson near where the Llano and Colorado Rivers meet. Forecasters say both rivers experienced “major flooding” following days of rain. Many homes and other buildings along the rivers and lake were also flooded, as were roads and bridges. An evacuation was ...

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Gov’t. Wants To Make Prescription Drug TV Ads Show Their Price

The government wants to make TV ads for prescription drugs show how much the medications cost, with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar introducing a proposal this week to do so for drugs that cost more than $35 per month or for a course of treatment. Azar said, “Patients ...

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Texas Obligations And Legacy Fund

Fiscal Notes: Long-Term Obligations and the Texas Legacy Fund (AUSTIN) — In the September/October special edition of Fiscal Notes, released today, the Comptroller’s office continues its efforts to highlight the causes, costs and consequences of certain long-term financial obligations the state faces and offers a proposal to help meet these ...

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Breaking News-American Spiral Weld Pipe Coming To Paris

From Paris Economic Development Corporation American SpiralWeld Pipe Company, LLC (ASWP), a subsidiary of American Cast Iron Pipe Company, is expanding its spiral-weld operations to Paris, Texas. ASWP estimates making a substantial initial capital investment in pipe making technology in the range of $70 million to $90 million. The company plans ...

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Spooky Texas State Parks

Enjoy Spooky Times at Texas State Parks Throughout October AUSTIN— Enjoy some hauntingly good fun this October at a Texas State Park. Throughout the month, parks are hosting a variety of family-friendly Halloween-themed events including zombie apocalypse hikes, monster mash geocaching and a jack-o’-lantern scavenger hunt, just to name a ...

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USPS Shipping Deadlines

Where Did the Time Go? Holidays are Just Around the Corner USPS has essential shipping deadlines you need WASHINGTON — The calendar says October, and you’re contemplating fall-related items, such as pumpkin spiced anything, seasonal festivals, or what to wear for Halloween. The holidays seem so far away, but they’ll ...

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Paris Police Report For Tuesday (Oct 16)

Michelle Renee Patton Paris Police arrested Michelle Renee Patton, 46, of Paris, at her residence Monday evening on a parole violation warrant. She was later placed in the Lamar County Jail. Paris Police responded to a disturbance in the 1700-block of Fairfax around 1:45 Monday afternoon. Allegedly, an 18-year-old male ...

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Ex-Baylor Frat Chief Accused Of Rape Pleads To Lesser Charge

A former President of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Baylor University pleaded no contest Monday to a McClennan County indictment for sexual assault. Officials accused 20-year-old Jacob Anderson of drugging and raping a fellow student in 2016. He was sentenced to three years unadjudicated probation and will not have to ...

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Dallas Police Sgt. Charged With Felony Injury To A Child

A Dallas Police Sergeant has been arrested for allegedly hitting her daughter in the face earlier this month. A statement released Monday says Jamie L. McDonald was watching her daughter when she assaulted the girl at a residence in Royse City. She’s been placed on administrative leave. The assault was ...

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Lamar County Commissioners To Meet Today

Lamar County Commissioners will meet in regular session this morning at 9:00. The agenda calls for an executive session to consider hiring a Veterans Service Officer. Melissa Horsey has been serving as an interim VSO.

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U.S. Steel, Union Reach Agreement

Negotiators for U.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers have announced an agreement on four-year contracts covering thousands of employees around the country. U.S. Steel said the contracts cover about 14,000 union-represented employees in Lone Star, Texas, Alabama and Ohio.

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Group Fighting To Save RRAD

The Red River Lone Star Committee is a non-profit group fighting for jobs at Red River Army Depot. The Depot laid off more than 900 federal and contract workers last summer, but supporters say the facility has stabilized, and a chance for new workloads could be on the horizon. The ...

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Hunt County Death Row Inmate Appealing

A Hunt County man sentenced to death for murdering his ex-wife in 2011 will present arguments for his appeal tomorrow. Micah Crofford Brown was condemned in 2013 for the murder of Stella Michelle Ray, a Caddo Mills teacher.

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