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Paris Area News

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PJC Holding Information Sessions on Loan Availability In the Fall

  Paris Junior College will begin participating in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program starting with the 2018 fall semester. To examine and determine loan requirements, weekly information sessions will be held now through August 16 about the application process. The fall semester starts August 27. “PJC ...

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Paris Police Blotter 06.18.18

      Golightly On 06-16-2018 at 11:16 A.M. Officers responded to the 3900-block of Bonham in regards to a welfare concern. Officers made contact with Heston Golightly, 19, who was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Lamar County for possession of a controlled substance. Golightly was placed ...

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Lamar County United Way Doing Drives With Partner Agencies

  Two local nonprofit United Way partner agencies are holding Donation Drives this month. The Lamar County Human Resources Council (LCHRC) “Meals on Wheels” is collecting fans and the Downtown Food Pantry is collecting “kid-friendly” food items. Donations of fans may be brought to LCHRC at 1273 19th Street NW ...

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$15,000 In Scholarships Awarded

Supporting Youth in Agriculture: Lone Star Ag Credit Awards $15,000 in College Scholarships FORT WORTH, Texas – Lone Star Ag Credit, a rural lending cooperative, recently awarded scholarships to six college-bound students. The recipients of this year’s $2,500 scholarships are Neeraj Bhakta of Cameron; Kanyon Carper of Roscoe; Trey Denny ...

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Texas Economy Is Up

Texas economy adds 34,700 positions in May The Texas economy added 34,700 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in May, which marked 23 consecutive months of employment growth. Over the year, Texas added 352,100 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.9 percent. Private-sector employers added 34,300 positions over the month. ...

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Paris Grad Serves The Norfolk Naval Station

(Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tom Gagnier) Petty Officer 2nd Class Shontwanique Lee, from Paris, Texas, currently serves with the base career counselors office at Naval Station Norfolk, the most massive Navy base in the world. Lee has served in the Navy for seven years and works as ...

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DPS Reward For Leads

DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1994 Murder of then 17-Year-Old in Frio County AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in solving the 1994 homicide of Samantha Zublionis, and an increased reward of up to $6,000 for information that leads ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jun 15)

Kaderek Harris Thursday morning officers responded to the 1800-block of Fairfax in regards to a warrant arrest. They arrested Kaderek Harris, 27, on outstanding warrants out of Lamar County for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance out of Van Zandt County, and a misdemeanor ...

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Indiana Jones On Tap This Week At Reno Movies In The Park

  Reno Parks and Trail Committee presents Movies in the Park at Kiwanis Park in Reno. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy some great movies this summer. All showings start at 8:45 and concessions will be available. Features are June 15 “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” ...

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Juneteenth Celebration In Paris On Saturday

  Juneteenth will be celebrated in Paris on Saturday, beginning with a parade at 11:00 am at MLK Boulevard and 20th Street N.E. and end at Leon Williams Park. The celebration continues at the park with prayers, music, food, giveaways, and other activities for the entire family. The event is ...

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Bonham Man Dies In Grayson County Crash

  A Fannin County man has died from injuries sustained in a fiery collision Wednesday afternoon in Denison. State Troopers say one car crossed the center line of FM 84 and hit a car driven by Bryant Granger of Bonham. He died later at the hospital. The driver of the ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jun 14)

Alyssa Penny Wednesday, Paris Police arrested Alyssa Penny, 21, on an outstanding warrant for credit card abuse. Officers responded to the warrant arrest complaint in the 3700-block of Lamar just before 11:00 pm. Dale Smith Police worked a disturbance in the 1400-block of E. Washington and arrested Dale Smith, 48, ...

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DPS Shares Traffic Citation Names With ICE

  The Department of Public Safety has shared the names of hundreds of people who received traffic tickets with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the past two years. The arrangement was revealed during a recent immigration case in San Antonio that involved a traffic stop by a trooper who ...

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UIL Proposes Stadium Train Horn Ban From Football Games

  The UIL voted unanimously to send a proposal to the Medical Advisory Board to ban train horns from Texas football games. Several East Texas schools have train horns. An air horn ranges from 120 to 130 dB, and doctors say being exposed to 110 dB for two minutes is ...

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Spurlock Named New Greenville City Manager

  Summer Spurlock has been appointed by the Greenville City Council to be the new City Manager, effective immediately.  She had been serving as Interim City manager and was originally hired as the city’s Administrative Services/Finance Director.

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Oklahoma Gas And Electric Customers Could See Break On Electric Bills

  Customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric could get a break on their electric bills next month under a settlement agreement reached between the company and state regulators. The measure must still be approved by Oklahoma Corporation Commission. If approved, the average residential customer will see a savings of nearly ...

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Paris Movie In The Park To Feature Gnomeo And Juliet Tonight

  Tonight’s Movie In the Park in Paris is Gnomeo and Juliet. The movies are shown in Bywaters Park every Thursday in June. Concessions open at 7:30 and it starts at dark. Reno has its movie nights on Fridays at Kiwanis Park and this week, the feature is “Justice League.”

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Clarksville City Council Fires Police Chief Larry Whittington

  The Clarksville City Council has terminated Police Chief Larry Whittington, who had previously been placed on administrative leave for alleged personnel complaints. Sergeant Kaleb Hackney will serve as interim chief. A five-person citizen’s advisory committee will assist in finding a new chief.

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