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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments Meeting

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at 10:00 am, at the Titus County Extension Office, located at 1708 Industrial Road, Mt. Pleasant, and via teleconference/webinar.  If you plan to attend via zoom, please register for the meeting at the following link Following registration, …

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Oct 22)

Paris Police responded to fraud in the 2600-block of N. Main at 10:24 Thursday night. The clerk reported that a black male purchased a candy bar and a bag of popcorn and paid for those items with a fake $20 bill. The clerk did not recognize the bill as being …

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Texas Urges U.S. High Court To Leave Abortion Bill In Place

Texas urges the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state’s six-week abortion ban to remain in place. TSN’s Chris Fox reports the state is responding to the U.S. Department of Justice’s legal challenge to the new law. Texas filed a 50-page brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to leave the …

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Texas Winter Energy Plan To Be Released

Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) will release a draft plan to overhaul the electricity market next week, but we’re already getting hints about what it will include. Peter Lake, who heads the PUC, used a meeting this week to lash out at renewables. He says the electricity market redesign in …

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Airports Ready For Holidays

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration thinks both Love Field and DFW International will be ready for the busy holiday travel season. What’s more, Administrator Steve Dickson is not expecting a lack of pilots or flight attendants due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Speaking before a House panel, Dickson was …

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Hopkins County 4-H Community Food Drive @ Agril-Life Extensioin Service
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
Medicare Open Enrollment Time
Oct 15 @ 10:24 pm – Dec 7 @ 11:24 pm

From the Ark-Tex Council of Governments, Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct 15 through Dec 7. Don’t get all shook up about Medicare. They can help! Trained staff will be available to give you free, impartial assistance about your Medicare Enrollment. Review and Compare:

– Plan changes for 2022
– Medicare Plans and Premiums
– Medicare Part D Prescriptions
– Drug Plans

Call 1-800-372-4464 to set an appointment? Do you need help paying for your Medicare prescriptions? Ask them about Extra Help!

Paris Festival Of Pumpkins
Oct 23 all-day

Mark your calendars and join the Paris Festival of Pumpkins Saturday (Oct 23). This community event has become a favorite for the Northeast Texas region. Listen to live music, enjoy a unique shopping experience by browsing downtown stores for huge Festival savings! Visit the many vendors for one-of-a-kind finds and fill up on all your favorite festival Treats like corn dogs, funnel cakes, chocolate-dipped cheesecake, and kettle corn.

We will modify the event for the safety and health of the public. As always, kids have free activities, costume contests, and pumpkin decorating events. In addition, we award cash prizes for best costume and best-decorated pumpkin! As the festival gets closer, we will provide a complete schedule of events and contest information.

NTCC – Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Whatley Center at Northeast Texas Community College will host Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook starring Suzanne O. Davis on its stage Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 pm. Kaye and J.T. Brison sponsor the performance.

Tapestry is the premier musical tribute to Carole King. This show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry. Transport yourself back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.

“We were so disappointed when we had to postpone Tapestry last year due to COVID-19. It may be late, but this show is well worth the wait,” Carolyn Franks, Director of the Whatley Center, said.

Those who held Whatley season tickets for 2019-2020 already have seats reserved for the show. However, additional seats are still available for purchase for those who would like to attend. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students. They are available online at or by calling the Whatley Center Box Office at 903-434-8181. 

The event will be held the same night as NTCC’s annual Scare Affair, so concert patrons are encouraged to use the main campus entrance and park in the area between the Whatley Center and the athletic fields.

Send your questions to Franks at 903-434-8182. Visit to learn about this and other upcoming events at the Whatley Center.


“I’m Every Woman” Retreat @ Lakeview Baptist Encampment
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm