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Chisum Band Honors

Four Chisum High School seniors were recently selected to the Four States Bandmasters’ Association Honor Band:  Grace Preston – Flute, Haylie Boyd – Alto Saxophone, Evan Martin – Trumpet, and George Gribble – Horn.  Students are nominated by area directors and selected based on previous achievements and director recommendations. Five ...

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Alliance Bank To Make Substantial Organizational Changes

This announcement made on behalf of the Board of Directors-Alliance Bank/Alliance BancShares, Inc.  Tom Sellers to assume the role of Chairman of the Board and remain Chief Executive Officer for Alliance Bank/Alliance BancShares, Inc.  James Law will assume the role of President of Alliance Bank and remain Chief Financial Officer ...

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Paris Police Report Wednesday (Jan 20)

Laron Dekeith Tyson Paris Police responded to a call of a man with a gun around NE 2nd and E. Cherry St. at 12:42 Tuesday afternoon. The caller advised that a black male wearing all black had a weapon and had been threatening people. Officers located Laron Dekeith Tyson, 36, ...

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Enhanced Security At Capitol In Austin

Photo by Stuart Seeger Governor Abbott remains confident inauguration day will come and go without incident. The past week, the Texas Department of Public Safety has been taking steps to tighten security at the state capitol with a build-up of both personnel and resources. Governor Abbott said on Tuesday that ...

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Abbott – Feds Responsible For Vaccine Distribution Problems

Governor Abbott says an inadequate supply of COVID vaccines from the federal government is the one limitation the state faces in providing vaccinations. Abbott said the state has distributed more than 1.7 million doses and administered more than 1.3 million, mostly due to the large-scale hub model used by Houston ...

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Clarksville ISD Votes Not To Sell Former Elementary School

Clarksville ISD Superintendent Kermit Ward By a 5-2 vote, Clarksville ISD’s Trustees have decided not to sell the former elementary school building. A Clarksville businessman had bid $45,000, and a Missouri man had bid $11,000. School officials have not ruled out the possibility of selling the property in the future.

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OKC Fugitive Captured In Hugo

U.S. Marshals arrested an Oklahoma City fugitive in Hugo. Authorities are accusing 22-year-old Joel Medina of shooting with intent to kill and kidnapping. The crimes allegedly occurred in Oklahoma City.

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Trial May Be Delayed For Commerce Double Murder Suspect

Tyrone Williams, Hunt County Sheriff’s Office Again, Hunt County may delay the man’s trial charged with capital murder in a Commerce mother and daughter’s slaying. They slated a jury selection for February for Tyrone Jamaal Williams of Travis County. The Hunt County Courthouse is closed because of the pandemic, and ...

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Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Imposter

There is a new scam going around with a man saying he is Lt. Mark Richardson with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, and he needs you to call him at 903-708-5405 or 903-315-0568 about an important matter. The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office does not have an officer named Richardson. Do ...

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Paris-Lamar County COVID Update 01.19.21

One additional death, a 63-year-old female New cases: 39 Total cases: 5,085 Total PCR: 2,312 Total antigen: 2,680 Total antibody: 129 Total deaths: 88* * Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard shows 112 deaths

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US Attorney For Eastern District Of Texas Stepping Down

Stephen J. Cox Federalist Society photo United States Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced that he would step down from his post as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas (EDTX) effective 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, January 19. “The opportunity to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of ...

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Paris Police Report Tuesday (Jan 19)

Deonta Del’Jon Penny Paris Police responded to a family disturbance in the 300-lock of NW 3rd Sunday morning at 7:32. While officers were investigating, Deonta Deo’Jon Penny, 30, of Paris, fled the scene on foot. Officers apprehended Penny, and he had possession of methamphetamine. Police observed Penny throwing a glass ...

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Even As Vaccine Is Rolled Out Texas Covid Hospitalizations Still High

More than a million Texans have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, but hospitals are still running near capacity. The Department of State Health Services says 1.1 million people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 167-thousand are fully immunized, but COVID-19 patients are still ...

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Tough Row To Hoe For Lawmakers

There are 19 weeks left in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session. There are many bills to get through, plus lawmakers have to come up with a budget. University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus says one of the most challenging tasks will be keeping promises made in the last ...

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Anti-Vaccine Groups Receive PPP Loans

The Informed Consent Action Network out of Austin got a $166,000 Payroll Protection loan in May. Timothy Callaghan with the Texas A&M School of Public Health says the group had pushed white papers linking vaccines to autism. They also claimed that scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

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More People Moving During “Reverse Gold Rush”.

U-haul shows far more of it’s trucks left California than entered in 2020. Where’d they end up? For the first time, Tennessee tops the list…followed by Texas, Florida, Ohio and Arizona. Besides California, people are also packing up and leaving Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland and Louisiana.

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