Local Area Headlines
Paris Police responded to a burglary of a business in the 300-block of Graham Monday morning at 8:50. Reportedly, someone had entered the building through a locked roll-up door and had stolen numerous tools during the time that the power had been out. The incident is under investigation. Monday morning ...Read More »
Deputies arrested 56-year-old James H. McBride, of Pittsburg, in Titus County on an Upshur County warrant for Terroristic Threat causing fear of Serious Bodily Injury. His bond was set at $3500. Kilpatrick Deputies arrested 62-year-old Gary Kilpatrick, of Dekalb, in Titus County on three counts of Indecency with a Child ...Read More »
Photo by Tony Corso tonycorsoimages.com With a win tonight over Liberty Eylau the Paris Lady Cats would secure the district title. It would be the second in three years for Paris and the first for first-year head coach Ashley Green. Meanwhile, the Prairiland Lady Patriots look to continue their winning streak ...Read More »
Three Dallas ISD Schools will be closed for the rest of the year because of damage caused by Sunday night’s storms. Students at Walnut Hill Elementary School, Cary Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High will be re-located to other available campuses within the district starting on Wednesday.Read More »
A North Texas mother gave birth to her child at the Bump Birthing Center in Rowlett just as an EF 1 tornado touched down nearby. The woman had wanted to give birth in a tub but had to settle for the laundry room, because it was the only room at ...Read More »
2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Activity Schedule
The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival is hosting its annual parade on Saturday (Oct 19) at 10:00 am. The parade will leave from Buford Park to begin on Houston Street, turning down Church Street to pass around the square and finish up on Gilmer Street, ending at Lee Street. Local first responders, civic groups, businesses, and churches will participate in the parade to kick off the Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival events. The Grand Marshall of this year’s parade is Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Brad Cummings.
Applications are still being taken for the Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show. It features hand-crafted items to sell on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) at the Sulphur Springs High School. Both inside and outside spaces are available. Set up will be Friday (Oct 25) starting at 7:30 am. Hours for the Arts & Crafts Show are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. You do not have to be from Hopkins County to have a space. For guidelines and a copy of the application, please contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443, or drop by 1200 W. Houston Street in Sulphur Springs.
Senior Citizens Day for the Hopkins County Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday (Oct 22) at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center. It will begin at 1:30 pm with recognition of the Senior Female Volunteer of the Year and Senior Male Volunteer of the year. Refreshments will then be served at 1:45 pm. Bingo will start at 2:00 pm.
The Hopkins County Fall Festival Carnival will be open on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 23-24) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday (Oct 25) from 6:00 pm to midnight, and Saturday (Oct 26) from noon to midnight on the Hopkins County Civic Center grounds. Advance tickets are available at Super Handy locations for $20 and will also be available at the gate for $25.
The Hopkins County Fall Festival Exhibit Hall and Boutique Market will be held on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Hopkins County Civic Center Banquet Hall. Food vendors will also be set up in the food court outside.
The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Earl W. Martin 42 Tournament will be held on Saturday (Oct 26). The tournament will begin at 1:00 pm at the Sulphur Springs Senior Center. There will be cash prizes and snacks will be provided. The cost to enter is $10 per team until Friday (Oct 18). After Friday (Oct 18) the entry fee is $25 per team.
The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival will feature a free Kids Zone on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The Kids Zone will include a jump zone with inflatables from, water walking balls where kids can try to walk on water, the free SSHS-FFA petting zoo, free face painting, and a barrel train ride for the kids.
The City of Paris presents “Walk & Talk.” Texans walk the walk and now talk the talk! Be a Part of the Walk Across Texas! Program. Walking is one of the least expensive and easiest ways to get fit. Start now and reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. This class will also include a discussion on nutrition topics. The cost is free, and the classes start September 4 and run through October 25, Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 8:30 am until 9:30 am.
Mature drivers in Northeast Texas can have a trained TxDOT specialist check their automobiles for comfort, safety, and mobility to help improve their daily driving experiences Thursday (Oct 24) at Paris Regional Medical Center’s PrimeTime Senior Service Center in Paris.
The center is located at 1128 Clarksville Street, Suite 30. The hours for this event are 10:00 am to noon. CarFit checkups are designed to provide a quick, comprehensive check on how a mature driver and their vehicle work together, said Monica Yates, TxDOT traffic safety specialist and certified CarFit technician.
These checks are part of the national CarFit program developed by the American Automobile Association (AAA), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
“CarFit is part of our safety program,” Yates said. “Our technician will teach participants how to make their vehicle fit them by reviewing 12 key safety areas. We complete a 12-point checklist with drivers. Some of the things we check are the correct position of the driver’s seat, the driver’s ability to easily reach the pedals, and how to properly adjust and set the mirrors.”
CarFit is not a driving test or mechanical inspection. Technicians do not make any changes to participants’ vehicles.
Senior drivers can also check their local AAA club or AARP office to take driver safety refresher courses or look into occupational therapy driving evaluation programs that provide individual driving assessments. CarFit is an extension of these classroom programs that help mature drivers ensure their personal vehicles are adjusted to their needs.
The City of Paris presents “How to Own and Manage Your Health.” Come out for an eight-week course for a short nutrition lesson and cooking demo. Receive recipes and samples and learn ways to maintain a healthier lifestyle. It will be at Oak Park Gym, 2515 Bonham on Thursdays & Fridays starting September 5 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, and the cost is free. For more information contact Carla Trent 903-784-9266.
The City of Paris hosts BINGO every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. It is at Oak Park Gym, 2515 Bonham.
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.
Dylan’s Drivers provides a safe and reliable service within Lamar County, Texas, by providing free, non-judgemental, confidential rides to individuals who are rendered incapable of or lack access to safe transportation. Their hours of operation are Thursday be from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am, Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 pm until 3:00 am. Call 903.905.4959
Saturday (Oct 26) is the Paris Education Foundation’s 30th Annual “I Love Paris” celebration in the PHS cafeteria/commons area. This year they are honoring the life of Loren Stephens. Through this event, they will establish an endowment fund in memory as we celebrate his 48 plus years as a teacher, coach, bus driver, principal, and administrator in the Paris Independent School District. For tickets and more info, go to pariseducationfoundation.com.