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Paris Area News

Paris Rodeo Kicks Off With Parade Saturday

  The annual Paris Rodeo kicks off at 10:00 Saturday morning with a parade starting at the Courthouse. The route will continue down First Street and continue to Bywaters Park. The parade will not affect the Farmers Market.

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A Meeting For Plans On Paris

The Toole Design Group was recently selected by the City of Paris to work with citizens and staff to develop a downtown plan and vision. The task will include recommendations on issues such as parking, traffic, historic preservation, business development, and more. The Toole Group is a professional planning and ...

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Jun 20)

Stephen Limbaugh | Margaret Perry Tuesday afternoon Paris Police arrested Stephen Limbaugh, 34, and Margaret Perry, 43. Officers were aware that Limbaugh had an outstanding parole violation warrant. The two were found to be in possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, and multiple prescription medications without a prescription. Limbaugh and Perry were both ...

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Paris ISD Names New Girls Sports Coordinator And Head Basketball Coach

  Jeff Chapman was named the girl’s coordinator and head girls basketball coach at the Paris ISD Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening. Chapman has more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing athletics programs in high school.  He has served as the girl’s basketball coach at Sulphur Springs High ...

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Mt Pleasant Verizon Store Robbed At Gunpoint

    Mt Pleasant PD Statement On June 19, 2018, at approximately 8:05 P.M., Officers were dispatched to 1009 South Jefferson Avenue (Verizon Store), about a robbery that had just occurred at that location. While in route, the Mount Pleasant Police Department Dispatch advised, the victim was held up at ...

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Career And Community Expo In Sulphur Springs

    Workforce Solutions of Northeast Texas is hosting a Career & Community Resources Expo at the  First Baptist Church ROC, 120 Oak Street in Sulphur Springs, on Tuesday, June 28, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Exhibitor space is free of charge but limited. For additional information, call Workforce Solutions ...

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UPDATE Trooper Involved Incident In Greenville

Update from DPS –  The suspect involved in the Greenville incident has been identified as Matthias B. Slaughter, 30, of Garland.  Mr. Slaughter was treated and released from the hospital last night.  He was transported from the hospital to the Hunt County Jail without incident and charged with DWI, evading arrest ...

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Tax Preparer From Mt Vernon Sentenced To Federal Prison

    BEAUMONT, Texas – A 36-year-old Mt. Vernon, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Charles Maull, II, pleaded guilty on Feb. 21, 2018 to six counts of willfully aiding in the preparation ...

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North Texas Tax Preparer Sentenced In SYAM Tax Service Scheme

    BEAUMONT, Texas – A 40-year-old Dallas tax preparer has been sentenced to prison for federal tax violations and failure to appear for his trial on that charge in early 2015 in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Shannon Tecoko Mays was sentenced ...

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Former NL Superintendent Appointed Director At Paris ISD

    The Paris Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed a new director at its meetings held June 18. John McCullough will be Director of Career and Technical Education and Director of Secondary Education. McCullough has more than 25 years of education experience. He started his career as a teacher ...

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PHS Senior Receives P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

  The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was recently presented to Lilly Lewis, a senior at Paris High School.  Lilly is the daughter of Cheri and Duane Lewis and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter FU of Paris, Texas. Chapter President LeAnn Barbee made the presentation. Lewis has been accepted ...

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Fallin Predicts Special Session

  Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin predicts the legislature will be called into special session if Oklahoma voters approve allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. She said that lawmakers would need to establish a legal framework for regulating the use of medical marijuana.

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Dixie Baseball State Tournament – Paris

  The Paris Optimist Club will be hosting the Dixie Youth Baseball Divisions I & 2 AA Coach Pitch North Regional State Tournament June 30 through July 2 at the Charles Taylor Youth Complex at Woodall Fields. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 6-12. Five ...

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Choctaw Housing Opens In Hugo

Photo by Charles Clark / Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton and District 8 Tribal Councilman Perry Thompson get assistance with the scissors to cut the ribbon for the first ten homes of the Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation’s LEAP program.   Choctaw Housing Opens First of New LEAP Homes ...

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SFA Football Coach Suspended

    A statement from the SFA marketing team reads: “Stephen F. Austin State University has suspended head football coach Clint Conque pending an investigation into alleged violations of university policy. The investigation is expected to take several weeks. No comments will be made by the university until the investigation ...

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One Dead in Paris Crash

  The person killed Monday morning on US 271 N in Paris has been identified as 26-year-old Travis Upton of the Sumner area. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Chance Woodard. The vehicle they were in collided with the left rear of a semi-trailer that was ...

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