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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Aug. 25-31, 2019  Bowie County  SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Cass County FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing the highway. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Aug 23)

Christopher David Gandy Paris Police responded to a panic alarm/robbery at 305 Lamar Thursday afternoon at 2:41. A patrol officer observed an individual matching the description given by the victims, running between houses between Houston Street and Price. He gave chase and apprehended the suspect in the back yard of ...

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Paris Bank Robbery Update

Gandy Lamar County Jail Paris Police responded to a panic alarm/robbery at 305 Lamar at 2:41 pm on August 22, 2019. While responding, a patrol officer observed an individual matching the description given by the victims, running between houses between Houston Street and Price Streets and gave chase. The suspect ...

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Liberty National Bank Presents Check to NL FFA

  North Lamar’s FFA is a recipient of a $500 check from Liberty National Bank that the bank received through a matching grant from the Texas Bankers Foundation. The new initiative recognizes community banks who support local 4-H and FFA chapters by enabling members of the Texas Bankers Association to ...

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Paris Sports 08.23.19

By Greg Higgins Last night in football scrimmages, Paris outscored Denison 21–7 in their live half of action. The Wildcats scored on drives of 54 and 55 yards while the defense pitched in with a 48-yard fumble return for a score. Paris opens the season at pleasant grove next Friday night. ...

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Troopers Arrest Three In Lamar County

State Troopers arrested three people on drug charges in Lamar County. The trooper charged 46-year-old Chandra Lyn Bailey, 47-year-old Byron LaKeith Morris, and 38-year-old Xavier Trinidad Campbell each with possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 2, more than 400 grams and possession of marijuana.

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Texas Pump Prices Drop

The statewide gas price average in Texas is 26 cents less per gallon compared to August 2018. And AAA Texas says the prices could continue to drop. The average Texas price is $2.35 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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UPDATE – Paris Police Arrest Suspect In Alleged Bank Robbery

Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley Paris Police Officers responded to a robbery alarm activation at Liberty National Bank at 305 Lamar at about 2:40 Thursday afternoon. While responding, a patrol officer noticed an individual running between houses between Houston and Price and gave chase. The suspect was captured in the ...

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PJC Nursing Students Get Masonic Scholarships

Paris Masonic Lodge #27 recently awarded five Paris Junior College Associate Degree Nursing students scholarships of $500 each to assist with the pursuit of their education. Delivering the scholarships were Lodge Worshipful Master Bill Lindsay, Lodge Senior Deacon Brian Ross, and Past Lodge Senior Deacon Craig Alston.   “Our students ...

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Paris ISD To Honor Distinguished Graduates

Colonel Marshall Daugherty Ford Taylor Former Paris High School students COL Marshall K Dougherty, Jr. (Class of 1982), and Ford Taylor (Class of 1975) have been named Distinguished Graduates. The Distinguished Graduate Award is the highest and most prestigious award the District can bestow on its graduates. Their portraits will ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Aug 22)

Trenton Wayne Joplin Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 1100-block of North Collegiate Drive for a traffic violation Wednesday night at 9:03. The driver, Trenton Wayne Joplin, 40, of Paris, had two outstanding traffic warrants. During the inventory of his vehicle, Officers found a small plastic baggie that contained ...

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Man Who Killed Co-ed Executed

The man condemned for the abduction, sexual assault and murder of a Houston area community college student 20 years ago was put to death last night by lethal injection. Larry Swearingen was convicted of murdering 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. Her body was found in Sam Houston National Forest about a month ...

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Suspected Child Abuser Kills Self

KXAS-NBC5, Dallas Morning News A North Texas man accused of super-aggravated sexual assault of a 3-year-old child, indecency with a child and child pornography killed himself in the Johnson County Sheriff’s parking lot. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Patrick McGovern, who lived near Mansfield was seen driving into the parking lot, but before ...

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Paris Sports 08.22.19

Football scrimmages tonight will see Chisum hosting Quitman at 6:00 pm. North Lamar will host Pittsburg starting at 6:30 and Paris will be at home against Denison at 7:00 pm. District 7–4A football has voted to move all their district games to 7:30 pm. This will ensure the bands from ...

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Collin County Man Sentenced For Stabbing, Robbing Aunt

  A Collin County man has been sentenced to 40 year in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery. Thirty-seven-year-old Victor Carl Terry stabbed his elderly aunt at the home they shared in McKinney and stole her laptop, tablet and other items. After his arrest he assaulted a guard at ...

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Paris Optimist Baseball Bash Scholarship Fundraiser

  The Paris Optimist Foundation Baseball Bash & Auction is this Saturday at 5:30 at the Love Civic Center in Paris. It’s the Foundation’s annual fundraiser to provide college scholarships to Lamar County graduating seniors who played Paris Optimist Baseball and to fund improvements to the Charles Taylor Youth Baseball ...

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Paris Police Investigate Stalking

Paris Police met with a victim of a stalking call in the 1800-block of Bonham St. after it was reported that that a man had been seen driving by the woman’s house on several occasions in the past week. During one encounter, the suspect made some explicit remarks to the ...

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Online Assist For Texas Landowners

Texas A&M Forest Service launches online tools to assist Texas landowners. COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service launched the Learn Plan Act Texas website in partnership with the Southern Group of State Foresters and the Texas Forestry Association. It will educate Texans on land stewardship practices. The agency ...

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Lamar And Red River Road Repairs

Watch For Guardrail Work in Lamar and Red River Counties. PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials advised motorists that a project to upgrade metal beam guard fence on four roadways in Lamar and Red River Counties is set to begin Aug. 21. Contractor 3LW Civil LLC was granted 102 ...

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