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Paris Police Report Tuesday (Jan 19)

Deonta Del’Jon Penny Paris Police responded to a family disturbance in the 300-lock of NW 3rd Sunday morning at 7:32. While officers were investigating, Deonta Deo’Jon Penny, 30, of Paris, fled the scene on foot. Officers apprehended Penny, and she had possession of methamphetamine. Police observed Penny throwing a glass ...

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Evan As Vaccine is Rolled Out Texas Covid Hospitalizations Still High

More than a million Texans have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, but hospitals are still running near capacity. The Department of State Health Services says 1.1 million people have received their first dose of the vaccine, and 167-thousand are fully immunized, but Covid-19 patients are still ...

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Tough Road To Hoe For Lawmakers

  . There’s 19 weeks left in the 2021 Texas Legislative Session. There are a lot of bills to get through plus lawmakers have to come up with a budget. University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus says one of the most difficult tasks is going to be keeping ...

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Anti-Vaccine Groups Receive PPP Loans

The Informed Consent Action Network out of Austin got a $166,000 Payroll Protection loan in May. Timothy Callaghan with the Texas A&M School of Public Health says the group had pushed white papers linking vaccines to autism. They also claimed that scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

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Jan
18
Mon
Paris Optimist Youth Baseball Signups Underway
Jan 18 @ 5:02 pm – Feb 13 @ 6:02 pm

Online registration is now open for Paris Optimist spring baseball at
www.parisoptimistbaseball.com

In-person registration will be Saturday, February 6 and Saturday,
February 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.

Jan
23
Sat
USDA – News
Jan 23 @ 3:33 am – 4:33 am

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is happy to announce that producers can apply, starting January 6 until March 5, for the new quality loss Adjustment program, or QLA.

The QLA program assists crop and forage producers who suffered a quality loss due to natural disasters in 2018 or 2019.

Losses must have been a result of qualifying drought, excessive moisture, flooding, hurricane, snowstorm, tornado, typhoon, volcanic activity, or wildfire.

A harvested eligible crop must have had at least 5% quality loss reflected through a quality discount, or forage crops, a nutrient loss (such as total digestible nutrients).

Please contact your local FSA office to discuss eligibility, calculate payments, and submit your application. Our FSA team can assist with forms and documentation required to apply.

Visit farmers.gov for more information on the quality loss adjustment program and many other disaster assistance programs offered by USDA.

Jan
26
Tue
NWS Virtual Skywarn Class for Lamar, Hopkins, Delta, Fannin @ online
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

The 2021 severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want you to be ready.

The National Weather Service will be conducting a free, virtual severe weather training class for Lamar County on Tuesday, January 26​​, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Officially called the SKYWARN Storm Spotter Class, the program will be in partnership with the Paris Police Department and Fannin County Office​ of Emergency Management. You can find the registration for this online class at​             https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap. They are combining this virtual class with Delta, Fannin, and Hopkins counties. 

This class is for established storm spotters, anyone interested in severe weather, and anyone who wants to learn more about North and Central Texas’ extreme weather threats and how to prepare. It is part of a regional severe weather preparedness campaign. You can find other classes in the region on the full schedule at https://www.weather.gov/fwd/skywarnmap. 

This year’s program will feature an in-depth review and study of the various threats posed by severe thunderstorms. The program will also review thunderstorm characteristics and features associated with severe and non-severe storms. Additionally, the program highlights stringent weather safety and how you can report severe weather information back to the National Weather Service and local public safety officials. 

“By participating in this training session, you will gain a better understanding of Texas’ severe weather season,” says Tom Bradshaw, Meteorologist-in-Charge of the NWS Fort Worth Office. “Waiting until storms are on your doorstep is not the time to start thinking about severe weather preparedness. We hope you attend these free sessions to learn more about the severe storms that impact the region every year.” 

The Lamar County, severe weather program is one of several training sessions the Fort Worth National Weather Service Office will conduct between January and March 2021. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings, and weather services for 46 counties in North and Central Texas. For more information on severe weather, visit our website at http://weather.gov/fortwort​   h, on Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/NWSDallasFortWorth and on Twitter: @NWSFortWorth.​ 

Jan
27
Wed
Annual Northeast Texas Cattlemen’s Conference
Jan 27 @ 8:45 am – 5:00 pm

Annual Northeast Texas Cattlemen’s Conference has gone virtual! 

We are pleased to announce that we WILL host our annual Northeast Texas Cattlemen’s Conference (Generally held in Quitman) virtually. The program will be on the ZOOM application on January 27, beginning at 8:45 am. The program will continue as previously planned, just from the comfort of your own home! One pesticide CEU will be awarded- pesticide license number required on the registration form. Please fill out the attached registration form and send that with payment (a reduced fee of $15 per participant) to the Rains County Extension Office. Details are in the attachments. 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to respond. 

We hope to ‘see’ you at this upcoming virtual event! 

Sincerely,

Miss Kaycee Davis-CEA Agriculture

Camp County

Kaycee.davis@ag.tamu.edu

903-856-5005

115 Dr. ML King Jr. Ave, Ste D

Pittsburg, TX 75686

Jan
30
Sat
USDA – News
Jan 30 @ 3:33 am – 4:33 am

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is happy to announce that producers can apply, starting January 6 until March 5, for the new quality loss Adjustment program, or QLA.

The QLA program assists crop and forage producers who suffered a quality loss due to natural disasters in 2018 or 2019.

Losses must have been a result of qualifying drought, excessive moisture, flooding, hurricane, snowstorm, tornado, typhoon, volcanic activity, or wildfire.

A harvested eligible crop must have had at least 5% quality loss reflected through a quality discount, or forage crops, a nutrient loss (such as total digestible nutrients).

Please contact your local FSA office to discuss eligibility, calculate payments, and submit your application. Our FSA team can assist with forms and documentation required to apply.

Visit farmers.gov for more information on the quality loss adjustment program and many other disaster assistance programs offered by USDA.

Feb
6
Sat
USDA – News
Feb 6 @ 3:33 am – 4:33 am

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is happy to announce that producers can apply, starting January 6 until March 5, for the new quality loss Adjustment program, or QLA.

The QLA program assists crop and forage producers who suffered a quality loss due to natural disasters in 2018 or 2019.

Losses must have been a result of qualifying drought, excessive moisture, flooding, hurricane, snowstorm, tornado, typhoon, volcanic activity, or wildfire.

A harvested eligible crop must have had at least 5% quality loss reflected through a quality discount, or forage crops, a nutrient loss (such as total digestible nutrients).

Please contact your local FSA office to discuss eligibility, calculate payments, and submit your application. Our FSA team can assist with forms and documentation required to apply.

Visit farmers.gov for more information on the quality loss adjustment program and many other disaster assistance programs offered by USDA.

Paris Optimist Spring Baseball
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Online registration is now open for Paris Optimist spring baseball at www.parisoptimistbaseball.com. In-person registration will be Saturday (Feb 6), and Saturday (Feb 13) from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ.