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Paris Area News

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Coast Guard Medevaced Man

  Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Galveston HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man approximately 30 miles offshore of Galveston, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the sailing vessel Tenacious stating a mariner aboard the ship was exhibiting signs of a ...

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Hunt Regional EMC Blood Drive

Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center invites the community to save lives at the upcoming blood drive. ‘Tis the season for giving life, giving back. COMMERCE, Texas (December 7, 2018) – Less than four percent of eligible blood donors, are giving blood. Yet, many of the blood donors with Carter BloodCare ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

  TxDOT Paris District For Dec. 9-15, 2018 Franklin and Hopkins These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay particular attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they ...

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Texas’ Bullion Depository

Texas Comptroller’s Office Announces Builder of Texas Bullion Depository (AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller’s office announced today that Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA) has selected MHT Constructors, LLC, as general contractor to build the Texas Bullion Depository. “MHT Constructors has the kind of expertise and experience needed to build a ...

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Texas Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Drops

Average Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates Decrease for Texas Employers The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the average unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate for all employers will be 1.25 percent for Calendar Year (CY) 2019, dropping from 1.37 percent in CY 2018 to its lowest point since 2009. The average tax ...

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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments Meeting

Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors Meeting, December 13, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Robert Newsom, Judge, Hopkins ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Dec 7)

Constance Renee Berry Thursday morning at 7:17 Paris Officers responded to ‘shots fired’ in the 900-block of E Center. Reportedly two people were arguing, and a female left the scene to retrieve a gun from a family member. After returning, she fired two shots into the air and fled the ...

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Hunt County Investigator Honored

A Northeast Texas detective will be honored by the National Equipment Register in 2019. Investigator Kenneth Peters, with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, was selected as “Officer of the Year.” He was recognized for exceptional service to the rental industry through the recovery of rental equipment or through theft prevention ...

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Life Sentence For NE Texas Child Rapist

Bowie County A Bowie County jury has convicted a Northeast Texas man of continuously sexually assaulting a girl when she was 10 and 11 years old. A jury sentenced the 39-year-old of New Boston to life in prison. Ezarnack was a childhood friend of the victim’s mother and was living ...

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Texas Secretary Of State Resigning

Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has announced that he is resigning, effective Dec. 15. Governor Greg Abbott praised Pablos as “a dedicated public servant who has done an exceptional job upholding the integrity of our election system.” Abbott’s nomination for a successor to Pablos is pending.

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Anna Police Looking For Shooting Suspect

Area authorities are searching for a 20-year-old suspect in the shooting of an unidentified Anna resident around 3:00 am Thursday. Benito Gutierrez is believed to be the shooter. He was last seen driving a red vehicle from the scene. The car has since been recovered but the gun has not. ...

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Christmas Events Around Paris This Weekend

Friday (Dec 7) it’s the 68th Annual Boys and Girls Club Auction. The auction will be from 6:00 pm until 12:00 am at First Street Studios located Downtown Paris. This auction is one of two big fundraisers the Boys and Girls Club do a year and all money raised through this ...

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Reno’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Festival Relocated Due To Weather

Reno’s Winter Wonderland Christmas Festival Saturday has been moved to the Pavillion next door to the Love Civic Center. It will still be held from noon until 6:00 pm. It features Holiday Shopping, Carolers, Paris Cloggers, Games, Contests, Face Painting, and More. Santa will make a special appearance, and admission is ...

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North East Texas Auto Theft Task Force Recovers Stolen Vehicle

North East Texas Auto Theft Task Force Investigator, David Rowton, assisted Red River County Deputies in recovering a stolen travel trailer after it was seen by the victim for sale on a website. It was located in a barn in Bogata and identified as the one that had been reported ...

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Governor Greg Abbott Will Be In Paris On Monday December 17

Governor Greg Abbott will be in Paris on Monday, December 17, to speak at the groundbreaking of the new American SpiralWeld Pipe Company. The ceremonies will be held at the Love Civic Center at noon. The company will build a state of the art facility that will service the South-Central ...

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Future Educators Of Paris HS Compete At Regional

The PHS Chapter of Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) participated in the regional competition on Friday, November 30, in Mt. Pleasant. Of the 19 PHS students participating, 14 qualified to compete at the state competition in February. Student teams advancing in Project Visualize were: Amangane Hamilton and Akia Edwards, Ileana ...

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North Lamar GT Students Get Involved In The Hour Of Code

The second through fifth grade Gifted and Talented students at Aaron Parker Elementary participated in the Hour of Code 2018 this week. The event is a global movement to bring more awareness to the computer science industry in over 180 countries. This year the event is December 3-9 and already ...

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10 Ways To Stay Safe As You Deck The Halls This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and the American Red Cross wants everyone to stay safe from home fires as they decorate their homes for the upcoming festivities. Decorations like trees, lights and candles increase the risk of home fires during the holidays – with Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New ...

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