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Paris Police Report For Friday (Feb 22)

Albert Joe Robinson Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 2400-block of Church Thursday morning at 11:11 and found the driver, Albert Joe Robinson, 58, of Terrell, Texas, had an outstanding warrant out of Rockwall County charging him with unauthorized absence from a community correctional facility. Robinson was later transferred ...

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Texas Tuition Deadline Approaches

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches (AUSTIN) — Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund® before the close of the current enrollment period on Feb. ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Feb 21)

Jennifer Joann Brown Jennifer Joann Brown, 36, of Dike, Texas, was arrested Wednesday morning at 10:46at the Lamar County Probation Office on a motion to revoke probation warrant. Brown is on probation for a conviction of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance of more than four grams but less than ...

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Major Meth Bust At U.S. – Mexico Border Crossing

Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized nearly $13-million worth of methamphetamine hidden inside a shipment of frozen strawberries from Mexico. The truck carrying the strawberries was stopped for inspection at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility. The driver was arrested.

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Mesquite Student Arrested For Bringing Gun To School

A Mesquite-Poteet High School student was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to school after some students notified an administrator that another student possibly had a gun on campus. The School Resource Officers searched the student and discovered he had a handgun.

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Feed The Flame Dinner And Auction This Friday In Paris

Feed the Flame fundraiser for the Lamar County Contenders will be held Friday (Feb 22) at the Paris Elks Lodge. Entertainment by Cas Haley and Montgomery Moore. Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner and entertainment, plus live and silent auctions. The Lamar County Contenders are adults from Lamar County ...

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United Way Sponsored Tax Assistance Continues Through March

  The United Way of Lamar County is again offering free tax preparation through the IRS sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program available to qualifying Lamar County residents. VITA tax preparation will be held by appointment only on Thursdays and Fridays during February and March. To make an appointment, ...

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VFD’s Battle Powderly Blaze

  Volunteer Fire Departments from multiple companies battled a house fire on Helena Drive in Powderly Wednesday morning that was reported about 8:20. About half the home was destroyed, and the family says it intends to rebuild. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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Paris Man Indicted For Sexual Assault Of A Child

The latest panel of the Lamar County grand jury has indicted 35-year-old Elbert Luke Evans, of Paris, for one count of Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child and seven counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. He remains behind bars in lieu of $250,000 bond. He was arrested in ...

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Winning Fans See Self-Esteem Boost

If you’re a sports fan you know it feels good when your team wins, but a new study pinpoints exactly how it affects you. University of Alabama researchers found fans of a college football team that wins a big game could experience a boost in self-esteem that lasts at least ...

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Pension Liabilities Could Affect Texas

    The State of Public Pensions in Texas In the February issue of Fiscal Notes, we discuss Texas’ pension systems for state and local employees. These systems, which serve more than 2.5 million current and former employees, face significant and growing financial challenges. We also examine business incubators in ...

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Firefighter Jailed For Sexual Abuse Of A Child

Mugshot not available A Collin County firefighter has been charged with child sexual abuse. Officials arrested 38-year-old Chad Watson after investigators received a tip that he had allegedly abused a child under the age of 14 continuously. His bond was set at $250,000. McKinney Fire Department fired him immediately.

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New Details On Fatal Greenville Shooting

Greenville Police say the man who killed 26-year-old Demontre Washington Monday was his father, but his name has not been released. Following the shooting, the suspect ran into a nearby home and barricaded himself inside for several hours before surrendering to police.

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Paris Weekend Preview

Feed the Flame fundraiser for the Lamar County Contenders Friday (Feb 22), is at the Paris Elks Lodge. Cas Haley and Montgomery Moore have the entertainment Tickets are $30 per person and include dinner and entertainment. Plus live and silent auctions. The Lamar County Contenders are adults from Lamar County over the ...

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Southwest Airlines Grounds More Jets Due To Maintenance Issue

Southwest Airlines on Tuesday grounded more jets leading to higher numbers of canceled flights as the carrier extended an “operational emergency” to its hub in Dallas. The airline told its mechanics they have to show up for work or risk termination. Southwest canceled 181 flights on Tuesday.

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Two Perish In Collin County House Fire

An elderly Farmersville couple was killed early Tuesday when their home near Lake Lavon burned to the ground. Farmersville police say 86-year-old Delvin Harrison Sergent and his 88-year-old wife Betty Lou were inside their home when it caught fire at about 4:00 am. Their bodies were found after the fire ...

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Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Hunt County Jail

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was forced to evacuate its inmates because of a major natural gas leak at the detention center. Deputies and Detention Officers moved the inmates to neighboring county jails. Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted with security and transportation.

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McKinney Firefighter Arrested, Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

A Collin County firefighter has been charged with child sexual abuse. Officials arrested 38-year-old Chad Watson after investigators received a tip that he had allegedly continuously abused a child under the age of 14. His bond was set at $250,000. McKinney Fire Department immediately fired from his job.

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Majority Of Americans Couldn’t Pass U.S. Citizenship Test

A new survey released on Presidents’ Day by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation revealed that the majority of Americans couldn’t pass the U.S. citizenship test, finding that about 60% of American citizens would fail. In only one state – Vermont – would a majority of people pass, at 53%. Next best ...

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Proposed Bill Could Benefit Texas Craft Breweries

Backstory Brewery Sulphur Springs, Texas Bills have been filed in the state Senate and state legislature that would make it legal to purchase and take home beer from local breweries. The legislation has the support of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and the Beer Alliance of Texas, which represents the ...

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