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Fiscal Notes: The 2020 Census – Why It’s Important (AUSTIN) — In the latest edition of Fiscal Notes, the Comptroller’s office looks at the impact of the census on the many federal programs that use its data to determine the distribution of federal dollars to states, local governments, and citizens. “For many ...Read More »
The United Way of Lamar County announced additional funding in 2020 to four partner agencies who applied for an Emerging Needs Grant earlier this month. Executive Director Jenny Wilson explained, “after surpassing our Campaign goal this past fall, we knew we were in the position to invest even more funds back ...Read More »
CITY COUNCIL AGENDA Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Paris shall meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, 107 E. Kaufman Street, in Paris, Texas. The matters to be ...Read More »
A 46-year-old Whitehouse business owner has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Miles Brosang pleaded guilty to one criminal count of willful failure to collect or pay over tax before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell on ...Read More »
Austin Douglas Whitworth Paris Police arrested Austin Douglas Whitworth, 20, of Paris, in the 600-block of SE 22nd Wednesday morning at 10:18. Whitworth had three outstanding warrants charging him with burglary of a habitation, possession of marijuana, and motion to revoke probation on a robbery conviction. Officers later placed Whitworth ...Read More »
Dylan’s Drivers provides a safe and reliable service within Lamar County, by providing free, non-judgmental, confidential rides to individuals who are rendered incapable of or lack access to safe transportation. The 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
Souper Social Saturday is Jan 25 from noon until 2:00 pm at the Depot Community Room, 1125 Bonham Street. Feed your tummy and your brain at the upcoming Souper Social, with Sam Bell Maxey House and the Lamar County Genealogical Society and Library hosting the event. Guests should bring a crockpot of their favorite sweet or savory dish, along with one written copy of that dish’s recipe. We provide drinks, and during the event, guests can sample any or all the dishes, after which they can vote for their favorites. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. After everyone has eaten, we invite guests to stay for a presentation from Robin Cole-Jett called “Steamships on the Red River.” Robin is a teacher, writer, and publisher of the Red River Historian: History of Where the South meets the West. At the end of the event, guests can visit the Lamar County Genealogical Society and Library next door or the Sam Bell Maxey House at 812 South Church Street. Admission to the event is free with a full crockpot.
Panther fans can show their support of the North Lamar Panther Baseball team by attending a steak dinner at 6:00 pm on Saturday (Jan 25) at Heritage Hall located at 1009 W. Kaufman St. in Paris. The fundraiser is a chance to back the Panthers and mix and mingle with other supporters and coaches. Tickets may be purchased for $100 each by contacting Jason Stephens at 903.517.3605.
The Fort Towson Historic Site is excited to have been chosen to host a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, “Exploring Water’s Environmental and Cultural Impact.” The exhibition will be available to the public from Tuesday (Dec 17) through Tuesday (Feb 11). On Saturday (Jan 18), the site will host a special event demonstrating how life on the river occurred in the 1800s. This special event will be in conjunction with the exhibition at the Historic Site from 10:00 am thru 3:00 pm.
Also, the Blue Thumb water quality education program will be on-site to provide additional educational presentations and materials.
You can contact Fort Towson Historic Site at 580-873-2634 with any questions.
StoryTimes at Paris Library – Baby & Toddler Story Time baby Toddler Tuesdays at 10:30 am for ages 0-2 years. Tale Time with Tracy Storytime is Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Regular Wednesday Storytime continues throughout the year for three to five-year-olds.
Since the Skywarn program started in the 70s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite, and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. Storm spotters play a critical role because they can see things that radar and other technological tools cannot, and this ground truth is vital in helping the NWS perform our primary mission, to save lives and property. There will be a Skywarn class for Lamar County Tuesday (Jan 28) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Paris High School.
The City of Paris, through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, presents Step Up, Scale Down. It is a meal planning of eating more fruits and vegetables, and stepping up physical activity, becoming the key concepts of Step Up, Scale Down. Join other Texans who are learning how eating well and exercising more can lead to a healthier lifestyle! Join in on Tuesdays at Oak Park Gym, 2515 Bonham Street in Paris. The cost is $40, and for more info, you can call the City of Paris at 903-784-9266.