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Front Door Delivery Coming To Area

Instacart Launches Same-Day Grocery Delivery Service in Mt Vernon Over 23K Mt Vernon households can now have groceries delivered in as little as one hour. Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers hand picks and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today that it is expanding into ...

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Sep 24)

Lonnie Bassett Paris Police arrested Lonnie Bassett, 51, of Paris, last Friday after responding to a disturbance in the 400-block of Graham. Reportedly Bassett had entered the property demanding to speak with a person that no longer lived at that location. Bassett became agitated and produced a small hatchet and ...

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East Texas Murder Conviction

An East Texas man has been convicted of murdering a Gladewater man after an altercation at a Longview bar.  A Gregg County court sentenced 38-year-old Kyron Delyn Adams to 75 years in prison for the fatal shooting of Thomas Lynn Harper, Jr.

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Sep 24 all-day

Monday, September 24, 2018
• Homecoming Dress-up day—Disney Day
• CDC Training for new volunteers, 8:00 a.m.
• CDC Parenting class, 5:30 p.m.
• Tiger Fest, downtown MP, 5:30 p.m.
• Football
MPJH, 7th grade Gold/Black vs. Whitehouse, 5:30 p.m.

Sep 25 all-day

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
• Homecoming Dress-up Day—Camo Day
• CDC Fatherhood FRED’S, 5:30 p.m.
• Tennis
MPHS Varsity vs. Sulphur Springs, 3:30 p.m.
• Volleyball
MPHS, 9th, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Greenville, 5:00 p.m.
• Football
MPJH 8th grade Gold/Black @ Whitehouse, 5:30 p.m.
• Auditions for A Christmas Carol, 6:00 p.m.

Whatley Center For The Performing Arts
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The 3 Redneck Tenors will bring their trademark blend of down-home laughs and big-city music to the stage of The Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 pm.

Reportedly, if “Larry the Cable Guy, II Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be The 3 Redneck Tenors.”

These trailer park singing sensations have a great many stories to tell, taking us on one sidesplitting ride of comedy and audience interaction. Audiences spend an evening wowed by veteran singers showcased through a smorgasbord of songs ranging from Gospel and Countr to Broadway, Pop, and Classical.

“I’ve heard these guys perform numerous times and they put on an outstanding show. Not only are they hilarious, but they are truly gifted world-class vocalists,” Carolyn Franks, NTCC Director of the Whatley Center, said.

Based in Dallas, audiences have seen The 3 Redneck Tenors as top ten finalists on America’s Got Talent, on Larry the Cable Guy’s History Channel Show, Only in America,” and live in theaters across the nation.

Matthew Lord is a native of California who professionals recognize as a versatile performing artist whose stage work is consistent for its naturalness, intensity, and commitment. Mr. Lord also has performed with almost every major opera house in the U.S. and made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2004 in Boris Godunov, and performed in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as Piangi in the Hamburg Germany production. He is a graduate of the prestigious Julliard Opera Center.

Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world, and whose range of experience includes opera, symphony, and musical theatre. Davidson performed in solo concerts at NYU, Lincoln Center Carnegie Hall, and the Tokyo Opera House.

Mr. Davidson has sung with the Anchorage and the Dallas Operas and is a featured soloist on the Dallas Symphony’s Christmas CD. Early in his career, he was seen off-Broadway at 2nd Stage, and as the ringmaster for the Shrine Circus.

Jonathan Fruge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Texas Tech University. His credits include choral performances and soloist appearances at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, Walt Disney Concert Hall, among many others. Before joining 3 Redneck Tenors, Jonathan was a highly sought after stage performer having over 20 leading roles to his credit including Col. Hugh Pickering in My Fair Lady. Jinx in Forever Plaid, three original premiers, and four regional tours.

Ruby R. Neely, is sponsoring the NTCC performance. Tickets for this and other upcoming shows are available online at www.whatleycenter.com or by calling the Whatley Center Box Office at 903-434-8181.

Sep 26 all-day

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
• Homecoming Dress-up day—Work Out Clothes Day
• CDC Parent Involvement @ Pilgrim’s, 2:30 p.m.
• Fowler Student of the Month Awards, during lunches
• MPJH Duke University Parent Night, MPJH library, 5:00 p.m.

Red River Valley Fair
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day

Red River Valley Fair is Wednesday through Friday (Sep 26-29). The 29th Annual event has vendors, food, exhibits, entertainment, and a carnival. It is something for all ages. More info coming soon!


Sep 27 all-day

Thursday, September 27, 2018
• Homecoming Dress-up day—Black & Gold Day
• A Christmas Carol audition callbacks, 4:00 p.m.
• Volleyball
MPJH, 7th A&B, and 8th A&B @ Texas Middle School, 4:30 p.m.
• Football
MPHS JV Tigers @ Whitehouse, 5:30 p.m./MPHS 9th Tigers vs. Whitehouse, 5:30 p.m.

Winnsboro Diabetes Support Group
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday (Sep 27) is the next diabetes support group meeting for Winnsboro and surrounding communities. It is at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital Winnsboro in the conference center. The starting time is 9:00 am.

Lecture On Gender Performance
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Present Lecture On Gender Performance

TEXARKANA, Texas – The Program for Learning and Community Engagement at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will present Dr. Douglas Julien, A&M-Texarkana Associate Professor of English in an open lecture about gender performance. The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm in University Center Room 231. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Julien will be discussing Judith Butler, the President-Elect of the Modern Language Association currently under siege for her advocacy of Avitall Ronell in a sexual discrimination case; she also wrote a key work in contemporary feminist theory, Gender Trouble, where she first posted her argument for “performativity theory.”
Doug Julien is an Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University – Texarkana where he has been a faculty member since 2010. He is currently the Department Chair of the Department of Literature, Composition, Media, and Communication. Julien holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota.

Julien’s most recent publications include a forthcoming piece in an edited volume “Can the White Boy Speak? Coming to Terms with the Color Blind Li(n)e” and “The Importance of the Condominium Agreement in ‘Season of Migration to the North’” (2016).

PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Gender Issues.”

For more information, contact Dr. Angie Sikorski, PLACE chair, at asikorski@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE.

Sep 28 all-day

Friday, September 28, 2018
• Staff Development Day—Student Holiday
• Football
Varsity Tigers vs. Whitehouse, 7:30 p.m. (Homecoming Game)
• Volleyball
MPHS, 9th, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers @ Texas High, 5:00 p.m.
MPHS Homecoming Dance, MPHS cafeteria, immediately following game.

Daingerfield State Park
Sep 28 @ 3:31 am – 4:31 am

Fall Fun begins at Daingerfield State Park!

Daingerfield, TX— Daingerfield State Park is the perfect place to kick off the fall beginning in September. During the month, the park will host twenty-two programs focused on family entertainment and learning about our natural world. The park will conduct Ranger-led hikes around the lake which winds through the “Cathedral of the Trees.” As summer comes to an end, so will Paddleboarding excursions with a Ranger, so don’t miss your chance this month to get out on the water (remember all of our programs are FREE with paid admission). Have fun making nature art on selected Saturdays. To bring each action-packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion, we will host a Dance with classics from our vintage jukebox or karaoke from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The last weekend of the month will be a lot of fun with the theme “Searchin’ for Bigfoot”! On that Friday night, the park will present, “The Legend of Boggy Creek” which is a classic from 1972. The movie will be shown at the Amphitheater across from the historic Pavilion. On Saturday, we will host multiple interpretative programs on Skulls and Skins, Bigfoot Kids Story, Bigfoot Crafts and an actual ranger-led expedition “Searchin’ for Bigfoot” after dark! On Saturday, September 29, the Little Pine Friends of Daingerfield State Park, will be on site giving away new Halloween Costumes of all sizes that were graciously donated to them, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (while supplies last whichever comes first).

Bring a picnic and enjoy the views from our day-use area. Fish off our pier or rent a boat and try your luck throughout the lake. Crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish and chain pickerel are commonly caught. Swim in the clear, spring-fed waters of Lake Daingerfield before it gets too cool. Hike our trails or just relax under a giant shade tree recharging your soul!

Park entrance fees are $4 for adults with kids 12 and under always free. Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $2 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 Daingerfield State Park, please visit our Facebook page or call (903) 645-2921.

September 2018 Schedule

Friday, September 28 – Searchin’ for Bigfoot Weekend
8:30pm – Movie “Legend of Boggy Creek” – Amphitheater
Saturday, September 29th – Searchin’ for Bigfoot Weekend
8am-6pm- Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt
11am – Art in the Park-Bigfoot – Boat House
1pm – Skins, Skulls, & Tracks – Boat House
3pm – Read with a Ranger-Pavilion
5pm – “Who goes there?” Hike-Pavilion
6pm-9pm – Costume Giveaway (while supplies last)
8pm – Searchin’ for Bigfoot Hike – Pavilion
8pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion