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Thunderstorms Return

North and Central Texas Showers and thunderstorms will develop across western North and Central Texas by midday today, then overspread the area from east to west during the afternoon before shifting across mainly the East Texas counties this evening. The severe weather threat will increase this afternoon and early evening …

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Tornados Hit Arkansas Again

A tornado plowed through Arkansas’ capital and surrounding areas Friday afternoon, it killed 18, and reduced rooftops to splinters, toppling vehicles, and tossing debris on roadways as people raced for shelter. The Little Rock Fire Department reported heavy damage and debris in the city’s western end, saying on its Facebook …

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Tyler News Anchor Dies From Injuries

Longtime news anchor for KTBB John Sims, 70, has died from injuries sustained in an auto-pedestrian crash on Tuesday, March 28, according to KTBB owner Paul Gleiser. According to information from the Tyler Police Department, a motor vehicle struck Sims while walking near Front and Bonner streets in Tyler. He …

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Geek Squad Scam

Suspicious Geek Squad or PayPal invoices in your inbox? Hit delete You may have encountered a fake invoice if you are running a small business or keeping books for one. Phony bills have long been a favorite and effective trick of scammers. Recently, BBB Scam Tracker has gotten multiple reports of a new version …

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Educator Job Fair At Region 8 Education Service Center in Pittsburg @ Region 8 Education Service Center
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 3 @ 2:48 pm


The Region 8 Education Service Center will host an Educator Job Fair on Monday April 3, from 6pm-8pm at the center located at 4845 US 271-N in Pittsburg. Decision makers from Region 8 school districts  will be there with information about educator and other district positions available.

Sherlock Holmes At Plaza Theater
Mar 31 – Apr 2 all-day

Paris Community Theater presents Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, A Mystery Directed by Tommy Stone, Final Week! Mar 31-Apr 2 at the historic Plaza Theater. For tickets, you can go to PCTONSTAGE dot com.

Sulphur Bluff Donkey Basketball
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sulphur Bluff Class of 2023 is sponsoring the “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” in the gym Sunday, Apr 2, at 4:00 pm. It’s basketball played on live donkeys and wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus. You can buy advanced tickets from the Suphur Bluff Class of 2023 members’ front desk at the school or the game Sunday.

North Star Texas Coin Show
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come to the North Star Texas Coin Show this Saturday, Apr 8, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Lamar Avenue Church of Christ. There’s always a good time to buy gold or silver, and some of the best dealers in North Texas will be there. The show is open to the public with free admission and free parking. With U.S. coins and foreign and ancient coins, the selection is something you have to see to believe.

Urgent Need For Foster Homes
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attention all residents of Lamar County! Lamar County has less than ten foster homes! There is an urgent need for foster homes in our community. Be a child’s superhero and give them a family and a home. CASA for KIDS and The United Way of Lamar County will have a Foster Family Information Fair at Love Civic Center on Saturday, Apr 8, from 10:00 am to noon to learn how to become a foster care provider. There is an urgent need for foster homes in our community. Be a child’s superhero and give them a family and a home.

Lamar County’s 55th Junior Livestock Show
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

The 55TH Lamar County”s Junior Livestock Show is Wednesday through Friday, April 12, 13, and 14. They established it in 1968, and the Lamar County Junior Livestock Show stands strong for its 55th Annual Livestock Show. At the 2022 Lamar County Junior Livestock Show, there were 228 market animals, 182 exhibitors, and 35 Ag mechanics projects. We invite you to come out and support your local agriculture youth and future leaders! Our goal is to prepare students for their future through hands-on experiences in agriculture.

Paris Wine Fest
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Paris Wine Fest, Apr 15, from 6:00 pm until 9:00, is in downtown Paris for a tasting event with Texas Wines and Local Restaurant Fare.

Singing Men Of East Texas Performing In Sulphur Springs @ First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Singing Men of East Texas, Directed by Andre Simon, will present a free concert at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs on Thursday, April 20, at 7:00 pm. The 75-member group of men will provide an exciting evening of worship and praise. You want to make sure to see these talented musicians.

Andre Simon, Director of Singing Men of East Texas


Jarvis Christian University
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please mark your calendars and join us at 6:00 pm, Friday, April 21, 2023, at E.W. Rand Center Varsity Gymnasium for the retirement celebration of Jarvis Christian University President Dr. Lester C. Newman!

University President Dr. Lester C. Newman