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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Sep 22)

Paris Police spoke with a victim via telephone who reported that three males in a vehicle had robbed him Monday. The victim could not give an exact location where the incident occurred but did report that the driver grabbed a pistol in the victim’s waistband and demanded all of his …

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Warming Up Over The Next Handful Of Days

They are forecasting a slight warm-up over the rest of the week and into the new work week. Temperatures will return into the upper 80s to low 90s by the beginning of next week, and morning lows will also increase back into the 60s. Skies will generally be mostly clear, …

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Dealing With Migrants At Del Rio Border

They removed thousands of Haitians and other illegal immigrants from an encampment in Del Rio, and U.S. officials defended a solid response to the situation. That included immediately expelling the immigrants to their Caribbean homeland. Texas National Guard and Texas DPS vehicles are parked for miles along the border to …

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Paris ISD Statement On Dress Code Masking

Tuesday, there was a hearing regarding a temporary restraining order against the dress code recently adopted by the Paris ISD. Lamar County District Judge Wes Tidwell ruled to uphold the ruling, meaning that masks will be strongly encouraged but temporarily not required for Paris ISD students, staff, and visitors. The …

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Lamar County COVID Update

The Paris–Lamar County Health District reports one new death from COVID-19. There were also nine new Positive PCR’s, 12 Positive Antigen, and one Positive Antibody test. Meanwhile, the Texas DSHS reports 959 active cases of the virus in Lamar County. Statewide, Tuesday, Health officials reported 10.534 new COVID cases, 346 …

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North Lamar ISD Homecoming Week
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – Sep 24 @ 10:30 pm
Red River County Fair
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day

The Red River County Fair and Livestock Show will occur this year on September 22-25, 2021. Tickets for armbands will be on sale at participating stores in Clarksville, Bogata, Detroit, and Avery for $20.00. These are good for either Wednesday or Thursday of the fair. They are $25.00 at the box office.

For more information, contact The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 903-427-3867.

Weald Workers Events
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Trail de Paris & Love Civic Center Cleanup
Thurs. 9/23/21 at 9:00 am
Volunteers meet in Civic Ctr parking lot near the Pump Track to collect on the dirt back-trails behind Civic Ctr and baseball fields.

Ducks Unlimited
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The bonds that form in a duck blind are the friendships that last a lifetime. The mission of Ducks Unlimited is to conserve Waterfowl habitats for generations to come. Join Ducks Unlimited on Thursday, Sep 23, for their annual banquet at the Elks Lodge. Doors Open at 5:30 pm, and dinner starts at 7:00 pm. There are door prizes, auction items, and lots of fun, and many other hunters. For more information and tickets, call Mike Endsley at 903-784-2333. 903-784-2333.

Child Safety Seat Event – Clarksville
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Child Passenger Safety Events set in August, September

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation personnel and its local agency partners will conduct three child passenger safety events in August and September 2021 at three different locations in Northeast Texas.

The dates, times, and locations of these events are

Sept. 24, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, pavilion adjacent to Clarksville City Hall (800 West Main).

TxDOT personnel and representatives from partner agencies will be on hand to help parents evaluate their current child passenger seats and other safety factors.

“Parents can come by with their vehicle, child, and car seat, and we will help them make sure their seat is safe and installed correctly,” said Monica Yates, TxDOT traffic funding specialist based in Paris. “We also need to know your child’s weight and height, so please bring that info with you.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people do not install three out of four child passenger seats correctly. Common child safety seat errors include:

  • Installing the seat too loosely.
  • Putting the harness straps through the wrong slots.
  • Leaving harness straps too loose.
  • Positioning the chest clip incorrectly.
  • Using the wrong seat belt path.

Drivers should refer to their specific car seat manufacturer’s manual for instructions on installing a safety seat. The vehicle owner’s manual also includes information on the proper placement of car seats and good use of the seat belt or LATCH system.

More information on these events and child passenger safety is available by calling Yates at (903) 737-9292.

Sep 25 all-day

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.

Paris Coat Drive
Sep 25 all-day

Through Oct 1, a community coat drive helps coat our community in warmth and love this winter. Drop your gently used coats off at Spring Lake Assisted Living between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. In addition, we invite everyone in need to shop for a free coat on Saturday, Oct 9 at City Square Paris. Paris Regional Medical Center, Spring Lake Assisted Living, and City Square Paris sponsor the drive.

Paris Farmers Market
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

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 more.

Paris Farmers & Artisan Market is a Texas Department of Agriculture Certified Farmers Market and Go Texas Member. It is in historic downtown at the Market Square 400 S.W. 1st Street for vendors who are interested in selling produce.

Weald Workers Events
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


E. Sherman St. Cleanup
Sat. 9/25/21 at 9:00 am
Volunteers meet in Kroger parking lot near pharmacy drive-thru side to collect on E Sherman St. between 12th St SE and 17th St SE.

Weald Workers Events
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Clement Road Cleanup
Sun. 9/26/21 at 9:00 am
Volunteers meet in the parking lot near the big ice vending machine on N. Main St. & Clement Rd. to collect toward Loop 286.