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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jul 23)

David Lee Simpson Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 2600-block of N. Main Thursday morning at 4:07 for expired registration. The driver, David Lee Simpson, 46, of Campbell, possessed Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Wax and a pistol. They arrested and charged Simpson with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying ...

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Things To Do Around Paris This Weekend

The season for the Paris Farmers Market is open once again Saturdays through October from 8:00 am til 1:00 pm. There’s always a whole house of vendors selling items such as fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, coffee, loaves of bread and pastries, jams, pasta, pickles, soaps, artisan items, and so much ...

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Texas Democratic Representative Returns From Washington

State Rep. Philip Cortez-D, San Antonio Texas State Rep. Philip Cortez-D of San Antonio, who left Austin in protest of voting laws, says the decision to break ranks and return was one of the most complex decisions of his political life. In San Antonio, Cortez says he wants to work ...

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Dems Urge Return To Covid Masking

Don’t throw away your masks just yet. They may be making a comeback! The Biden Administration is under pressure from his party to reinstate mask mandates due to a spike in COVID cases. But Republicans are pushing back. Texas Congressman Michael Burgess says the Delta variant is hitting different parts ...

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ERCOT Ready For Heat Wave

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas expects to have a sufficient generation to serve all of Texas next week as temperatures soar across the state. As a result, the need for power next week could reach all times highs for ERCOT. The previous record is 74,820 megawatts, but ERCOT is ...

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Paris ISD Sets Rules For Video Recording

Paris ISD has put into writing a rule that has long been enforced prohibiting the cell phone recording of specific incidents on campuses. Students will still be allowed to record students in positive events such as sports, band, drill team, theater, etc. However, recording incidents such as fights or other ...

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Paris Man Sentenced For Felony Criminal Mischief

A Lamar County jury convicted Alfred Petersen of Paris of Criminal Mischief between $2,500-$30,000. Officials accused Peterson of using his motorized wheelchair to repeatedly ram a car waiting in the pickup line at Crockett Intermediate School. Peterson told the court he had no remorse for the incident, and the jury ...

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One In Custody After McCurtain County Shooting

McCurtain County Deputies say the man wanted in a Wright City shooting Thursday morning was taken into custody about 7:30 Thursday night. Wendell Alexander was captured just south of Wright City, about two miles from the shooting scene. The victim was listed in stable condition at a Plano hospital. The ...

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Titus County Jail In Non-Compliance With State Jail Commission

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has placed Titus County Jail on non-compliance. Five citations were listed on the latest inspection report. The first stated that observations of inmates in holding cells routinely exceeded the required 30-minute interval by one to 32 minutes. The second said that multiple initial custody ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jul 22)

Paris Police responded to a vehicle theft at 3:08 Wednesday afternoon in the 800-block of SW 41st. Before responding to this incident, officers were dispatched to a suspicious person’s call in the immediate area. The caller described two males that had attempted to enter a residence but left in a ...

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Hunt County Democratic Party Vice Chairman Running For U.S. Congress

Doc Shelby https://www.docshelby.com/ GREENVILLE, Texas- July 21, 2021. Hunt County Democratic Party vice-chairman Doc Shelby of Royse City is set to announce his run for US Congress on July 30 in Greenville. Shelby will be seeking the party’s nomination in the Texas 4th Congressional district, which currently runs along with ...

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COVID Booster Shots Under Consideration

Prominent doctors are now openly proposing a COVID booster shot, at least for some. The debate over booster shots comes as Coronavirus cases rise in all 50 states. In addition, Baylor is studying a third dose of the Moderna to see if it boosts antibody levels.

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TSTA Urges Masking At Schools

Governor Abbott again says there will not be a return of a statewide mask mandate, including at schools. It comes as COVID cases in Texas are soaring. Clay Robison with the Texas State Teachers Association wants to see school employees, and every parent vaccinated. He notes that kids younger than ...

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Lamar County COVID Update

The Paris-Lamar County Health District has reported five new cases of COVID-19, with no additional deaths. However, the Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard shows that the number of active COVIDs in Lamar County has soared to 93, while the death toll remains at 158.

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Oklahoma Woman Charged With Murdering Husband

A Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma woman, faces a second-degree murder charge for allegedly running over her husband with an ATV at a campground. Deputies say an argument over food led to the husband asking for a divorce. Chanelle Lewis was initially charged with manslaughter, but charges were upgraded to second-degree murder ...

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Child Seat Education and Distribution To Resume in Lamar County

The Paris-Lamar County Health District has been granted permission to resume having the Car Seat Education and Distribution program with safety protocols in place due to COVID-19. If you know of a parent or guardian needing a child safety seat, please have them contact Emily at 903-785-4561 ext. 243.

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Jul 21)

Kadarius Omar Washington Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1700-block of Polk St at 1:44 Wednesday morning for failing to use a turn signal. During the stop, a back passenger was identified as Kadarius Omar Washington, 19. Washington had an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon ...

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Fiery Crash In Garland

A fiery 18-wheeler crash has closed part of LBJ Freeway in Mesquite Wednesday morning. Video from Texas Department of Transportation cameras showed firefighters battling flames shooting from an 18-wheeler in the northbound lanes of Interstate 635 at Town East Boulevard. All northbound I-635 lanes between Town East Boulevard/Exit 7 and ...

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