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Mr and Miss PJC 2019

    Paris Junior College sophomores Cannon Davis and Katie Cullum were named Mr. & Miss PJC 2019 . Faculty and staff nominate students for this honor. The students must be graduating sophomores taking a minimum of 12 semester hours with at least a 2.75 GPA.  Cullum is a 2017 ...

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Paris Police Investigating Work at Home Scam

  Press Statement by Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley The department took a complaint regarding a FB Swap Shop post offering a work from home job.  Our complainant applied for the position, conducting the job interview over Google Hangout.  Usual interview questions were answered and a job offer made, all ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Feb 22)

Albert Joe Robinson Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 2400-block of Church Thursday morning at 11:11 and found the driver, Albert Joe Robinson, 58, of Terrell, Texas, had an outstanding warrant out of Rockwall County charging him with unauthorized absence from a community correctional facility. Robinson was later transferred ...

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Hopkins County Inmate Faces Additional Drug Charges

A Hopkins County inmate, already facing several felony drug charges and violation of parole, has had new charges added against him. As the result of an SCU investigation, 43-year-old Marty Lee Kays has now been charged on warrants for two more counts of felony possession of a controlled substance. He ...

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Dec
26
Wed
Operation Victor Echo Tango
Dec 26 2018 @ 3:49 pm – Apr 26 2019 @ 4:49 pm
Feb
23
Sat
February At Cooper Lake State Park
Feb 23 all-day

Cooper Lake State Park has a lot to offer in February.

Sulphur Springs, TX— Cooper Lake State Park in February has a lot to offer! Across both park units, a total of fourteen programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world will be presented. Highlighted plans for the month will be on Astronomy and Dutch oven cooking. A family favorite, Arts in the Park, is back for the month as well. Also, attend and learn about a variety of plants and animals common to this part of Texas through multiple programs and so much more! Bring each fun and learning packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion with your family and friends relaxing around a campfire at the park! Campfires are part of our collective human DNA. The flickering light and warmth of a winter campfire will lift your spirit and reconnect you to feelings shared by a past generation.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day-use area on a warm February afternoon. Fish off our pier or rent a boat and try your luck throughout the lake. Fish attractors have been placed around the Doctor’s Creek floating fishing pier to help increase fishing success. Crappie, bluegill, bass, and catfish are commonly caught at both park units. Hike our trails or just relax under a giant Post Oak tree or camp at one of our tree canopied campsites, recharging your soul!

Park entrance fees are $5 for adults with kids 12 and under always free. Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $3 to enter the park daily with a Bluebonnet Pass. Unlimited park entrances for you and everyone in your vehicle can be accomplished with the purchase of a Texas State Park Annual Pass for $70 which is good for over 12 months. All programs are free with paid entrance fees. For more information on this or other events and programs at Cooper Lake State Park, please visit and friend our Facebook pages (Cooper Lake State Park – South Sulphur 903-945-5256 and Cooper Lake State Park – Doctor’s Creek (903) 395-3100).

Doctor’s Creek Unit (Northside of Cooper Lake – Delta County)
Feb 4 – 8 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Star-Crossed
Feb 8– 4 pm – Arts in the Park: Valentine Cards
Feb 9– 2 pm – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Bee Mine
Feb 16 – 2 pm – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: I’ve Got Butterflies
Feb 17 – 10 am – Bringing Back Bygones: At First Sight
Feb 23 – 10 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Fun-Guys & Fun-Gals

South Sulphur Unit (Southside of Cooper Lake – Hopkins County)
Feb 1 – 4 pm – Arts in the Park: Nature Journals
Feb 3 – 10 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Damsels & Dragons
Feb 9 – 10 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Hey, Buddy!
Feb 16 – 10 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: What a Sap
Feb 19 – 8 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Moonlit Nights
Feb 22 – 4 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking: Best Way to the Heart
Feb 23 – 2 pm – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Pollinator or Terminator
Feb 24– 10 am – Bringing Back Bygones: At First Sight

AARP Tax-Aid Program @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm

 

The AARP is again offering its annual Tax-Aide program at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

The first day is Saturday (Feb 2) from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and then every Tuesday and Saturday, same hours, until Saturday (Apr 13). It is first to come, first served, we don’t take appointments. You will also need to bring last year’s tax return, photo ID, and Social Security cards for everyone on the return. Bring all your tax documents, such as W-2, Social Security statements, 1099-R, interest statements, brokerage statements, etc. Questions? Call 903-243-3818 or 903-348-7073,903-485-4151 .

More details about Tax-Aide can be found here: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/

What you need to bring to the Tax -Aide program : https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html.

 

Feb
26
Tue
AARP Tax-Aid Program @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm

 

The AARP is again offering its annual Tax-Aide program at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

The first day is Saturday (Feb 2) from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and then every Tuesday and Saturday, same hours, until Saturday (Apr 13). It is first to come, first served, we don’t take appointments. You will also need to bring last year’s tax return, photo ID, and Social Security cards for everyone on the return. Bring all your tax documents, such as W-2, Social Security statements, 1099-R, interest statements, brokerage statements, etc. Questions? Call 903-243-3818 or 903-348-7073,903-485-4151 .

More details about Tax-Aide can be found here: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/

What you need to bring to the Tax -Aide program : https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html.

 

Mar
2
Sat
Hockey On Horseback Returns
Mar 2 all-day

Hockey on Horseback Returns

Texas Arena League returns to Legend’s Horse Ranch in Kaufman, TX for two dates in the 2019 season. The first event at Legend is January 26 and 27 and the second is March 2 and 3. Legend is at 3018 FM 2578, Kaufman, TX.

Don’t think that this is Pretty Woman. Arena polo is fast-paced and hard-hitting with players using the walls to rebound balls and their mounts to move a competitor off of the play. It’s like Hockey on Horseback, and the arena allows spectators to be right next to the action.

Games start at 10:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday and will run throughout the day.

Make-A-Wish is the official charity of Texas Arena League, and ticket proceeds benefit their mission. For children battling critical illness, as well as their families, Make-A-Wish grants one-of-a-kind wish experiences that restore crucial hope and give kids a reason to keep fighting. Make-A-Wish will be sending one of their ambassadors to throw in the first ball and present trophies at the event.

Tickets are $10 per vehicle so bring the whole family or a group of friends to support a great cause and experience a new sport. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, http://bit.ly/TALlegends1, www.texasarenaleague.com and on the Texas Arena League Facebook page.

Concessions are available on site. There is grandstand seating; stadium blankets/seats are welcome and encouraged. Additionally, Nutrena will be sending an Equine Nutritionist who will be available for all your horse feeding questions.

Texas Arena League will be playing four events in three locations around the state – Legend’s in Kaufman, Two Wishes Ranch in Lockhart and Midland Polo Club. United States Polo Association tournaments are played at each site. There are individual military tournaments where members of the teams are required to have military connections. Teams and individuals compete for points to win the end of League awards. Amongst the high end of League prizes, Nutrena sponsors the Best Playing Pony award and the Sportsmanship award winner receives a beautiful Catena watch.
For more information about ‘Texas Arena League’ contact Robin Sanchez at 717-645-8778 or email robin@pololessons.com.

For more information about Legend’s Horse Ranch contact Nacho Estrada at 214-668-2727 nacho@legendspoloclub.com or Kim Pearcy 214-676-2006.

AARP Tax-Aid Program @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm

 

The AARP is again offering its annual Tax-Aide program at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

The first day is Saturday (Feb 2) from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and then every Tuesday and Saturday, same hours, until Saturday (Apr 13). It is first to come, first served, we don’t take appointments. You will also need to bring last year’s tax return, photo ID, and Social Security cards for everyone on the return. Bring all your tax documents, such as W-2, Social Security statements, 1099-R, interest statements, brokerage statements, etc. Questions? Call 903-243-3818 or 903-348-7073,903-485-4151 .

More details about Tax-Aide can be found here: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/

What you need to bring to the Tax -Aide program : https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html.

 

Child Passenger Seat Safety Check
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Child Passenger Seat Safety Check Set in Franklin County

Are Your Children Buckled Up Correctly?

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation personnel will conduct a child passenger seat check from 10 a.m. to noon on March 2 at the Mt. Vernon Elementary School in Mt. Vernon, Texas.

TxDOT personnel and representatives of the Mt. Vernon Head Start program and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will be on hand to help parents evaluate their current child passenger seats.

“Parents can come by with their vehicle, child and car seat, and we will help them make sure their seat is safe and installed correctly,” said Monica Yates, TxDOT traffic funding specialist based in Paris. “We also need to know your child’s weight and height, so please bring that info with you.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four child passenger seats are not correctly installed. Common child safety seat errors include: connecting it too loosely; putting the harness straps through the wrong slots; leaving harness straps too loose; positioning the chest clip incorrectly; and using the wrong seat belt path.

Drivers should refer to their specific car seat manufacturer’s manual for instructions on how to install a safety seat. The vehicle owner’s manual also includes information on the proper placement of car seats and adequate use of the seat belt or LATCH system.

More information on child passenger seat safety is available by calling Yates at (903) 737-9292.

NWTF’s 23rd Mt Pleasant Banquet
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Northeast Texas Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is hosting its 23rd Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet Saturday (Mar 2) at Mt Pleasant Civic Center. It starts at 6:00 pm with a catfish meal, door prizes, auctions, and more. Items include guns, knives, hunting and shooting accessories. Proceeds support shooting sports programs, and the NWTF ‘Save the Habitat-Save the Hunt’ initiative. For tickets, you can go to www.nwtf.org/events, Gary’s Gun and Pawn, 1428 N. Jefferson, Mt Pleasant, or call Dick McCarver 903-563-4748.

Mar
3
Sun
Hockey On Horseback Returns
Mar 3 all-day

Hockey on Horseback Returns

Texas Arena League returns to Legend’s Horse Ranch in Kaufman, TX for two dates in the 2019 season. The first event at Legend is January 26 and 27 and the second is March 2 and 3. Legend is at 3018 FM 2578, Kaufman, TX.

Don’t think that this is Pretty Woman. Arena polo is fast-paced and hard-hitting with players using the walls to rebound balls and their mounts to move a competitor off of the play. It’s like Hockey on Horseback, and the arena allows spectators to be right next to the action.

Games start at 10:00 am on both Saturday and Sunday and will run throughout the day.

Make-A-Wish is the official charity of Texas Arena League, and ticket proceeds benefit their mission. For children battling critical illness, as well as their families, Make-A-Wish grants one-of-a-kind wish experiences that restore crucial hope and give kids a reason to keep fighting. Make-A-Wish will be sending one of their ambassadors to throw in the first ball and present trophies at the event.

Tickets are $10 per vehicle so bring the whole family or a group of friends to support a great cause and experience a new sport. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, http://bit.ly/TALlegends1, www.texasarenaleague.com and on the Texas Arena League Facebook page.

Concessions are available on site. There is grandstand seating; stadium blankets/seats are welcome and encouraged. Additionally, Nutrena will be sending an Equine Nutritionist who will be available for all your horse feeding questions.

Texas Arena League will be playing four events in three locations around the state – Legend’s in Kaufman, Two Wishes Ranch in Lockhart and Midland Polo Club. United States Polo Association tournaments are played at each site. There are individual military tournaments where members of the teams are required to have military connections. Teams and individuals compete for points to win the end of League awards. Amongst the high end of League prizes, Nutrena sponsors the Best Playing Pony award and the Sportsmanship award winner receives a beautiful Catena watch.
For more information about ‘Texas Arena League’ contact Robin Sanchez at 717-645-8778 or email robin@pololessons.com.

For more information about Legend’s Horse Ranch contact Nacho Estrada at 214-668-2727 nacho@legendspoloclub.com or Kim Pearcy 214-676-2006.

Mar
5
Tue
AARP Tax-Aid Program @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm

 

The AARP is again offering its annual Tax-Aide program at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs.

The first day is Saturday (Feb 2) from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm and then every Tuesday and Saturday, same hours, until Saturday (Apr 13). It is first to come, first served, we don’t take appointments. You will also need to bring last year’s tax return, photo ID, and Social Security cards for everyone on the return. Bring all your tax documents, such as W-2, Social Security statements, 1099-R, interest statements, brokerage statements, etc. Questions? Call 903-243-3818 or 903-348-7073,903-485-4151 .

More details about Tax-Aide can be found here: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/

What you need to bring to the Tax -Aide program : https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html.