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PJC-Adult Education Graduation.

    PJC Adult Education holds a recognition ceremony   The Paris Junior College Adult Education program held a graduation ceremony for all those successfully achieving their Certificates of High School Equivalency during the preceding 12 months on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Those receiving their Certificate of High School Equivalency ...

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas. The threat of tornados has increased for Saturday A cluster or line of storms will organize to the west and spread into North Texas through the morning hours. The main hazard with this complex will be strong winds, but hail and a ...

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Mt Pleasant Burglary Suspect Caught In The Act

Titus County Jail Mt Pleasant Police arrested 24-year-old Oscar Banda early Thursday morning after he was caught in the act of burglarizing a home in the 300-block West Eighth Street. SWAT officers stormed the house and found Banda trying to escape by breaking through a back wall of the house. ...

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East Texas JP Arrested By Texas Rangers

Harrison County Jail Texas Rangers arrested 33-year-old Harrison County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Megan Nicole Grigsby at her office Thursday on an indictment for abuse of official capacity and theft of property valued at more than $2500 but less than $30,000. She was booked into the Harrison County ...

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Diabetes Meeting – Winnsboro
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mt Pleasant Ralley
May 24 all-day

Join in honoring the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes in ministering our military at a rally in Mt Pleasant Friday (May 24) at Mt Pleasant Civic Center. It starts at 10:30 am with lunch at noon for a $6.00 donation. It is free or Veterans and First Responders. At 12:30 pm feel free to join the approximate four-mile walk with the Relay team starting at the Civic Center to Forest Lawn Memorial Park on US 67. Join the Carry the Load Relay team when they stop in Mt Pleasant during the East Coast Route of 2019 National Relay. (, Memorial May Events or 903-466-1831)

Landowners Educational Series
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Landowners Educational Series is for anyone wanting to learn more about managing their land. Topics include pasture utilization, pasture management and establishment, pond management, tree/forest management, nuisance animal control, and agriculture law. All programs will be at the Franklin County Airport off of Highway 37, just north of Mount Vernon.

The Friday (May 24) event will begin at noon and include lunch. A round-table discussion will be where landowners may ask other producers, feed and agriculture company’s questions and producers will learn about what the various agricultural companies have to offer them in the Camp-Delta-Franklin Counties area. The meal is sponsored by area Texas Farm Bureau, who will also be available to discuss membership opportunities. After the roundtable discussion, the regular program will commence. This month’s topic will be on forestry. Eric Taylor, Silviculturist from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Pittsburg, TX Forestry department will present.

Judd Strong Benefit
May 25 all-day
Twentieth Annual Kids Free Fish Day
Jun 1 all-day

Twentieth Annual Kids Free Fish Day

By Philip Tidwell

Saturday (Jun 1), the Corps of Engineers Hurricane Creek recreation area on Lake O’ The Pines, will be the scene of the 20th Annual Kids Free Fish Day.

It is absolutely right that for the past twenty (20), yes, TWENTY YEARS, this incredible happening has been sponsored by the Pine Cone Fishing Club and eagerly supported by community volunteers and local businesses. The event draws hundreds of young girls & boys, ages 2 to16, and accompanying adults from Texas and surrounding states.

Registration begins at 8:00 am, and after bank fishing for three hours, from 9:00 until Noon, the kids proudly bring in their big catches of Bass, Bluegill, Red Ear, Stripers, Catfish, yes, even turtles, some weighing less than the digital scales can register but are logged in regardless.

Trophies will be awarded to five different age groups for the most substantial total weight of a stringer, but the real cash prizes go to the top three biggest fish.

Tackle, live bait, snacks, drinks, and hotdogs are all furnished totally free to all participants and their accompanying adults. Also, A FREE GIFT is given to each of the first 300 kids to register!

Additional information or to schedule pre-Fish Day interviews, you can contact Marie Dunn at 903-665-0828.

Mt Vernon Class Of ’69 Meeting
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mt. Vernon 69ers Planning 50th-Year Reunion

The Mt Vernon High School class of 1969 is holding the “69er Last-Time-Before-We-Die 50th Reunion Meal” at 2:00 pm on Saturday (Jun 1). It is in the meeting room at the El Manna Tex-Mex Restaurant located at 615 I-30 West Service Road just west of Dairy Queen in Mt Vernon.

Guests are welcome, and participants will order off the menu. No RSVPs are required.

The whereabouts and contact information for several 69ers is unknown. If you know any, please inform them of the reunion.

For more information, contact Wendel Sloan at 575-749-1631 or

Hwy 82/287 Yard Sale
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day

The Red River Valley Tourism Association (RRVTA) would like to invite you to this year’s regional event of the season, the U.S. Hwy 82/287 Yard Sale! In the Red River Valley area, North Texas and Southern Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday (Jun 7-8), there will be yard sales, garage sales, sidewalk sales, farmers markets, and flea markets located within participating communities covering 425 miles of Highway 82 and Highway 287 corridors and beyond! Check out for a complete list of participating cities, or email or call 903-784-2501.

Paris Powerboat Grand Prix Drag
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

For racing fans around the country, nothing satisfies their urge for speed and raw horsepower like Drag Boat Racing. And it’s coming to Lake Crook Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jun 7-9). It’s the Paris Powerboat Grand Prix Drag boat races! Racing action, in all its ear-splitting glory. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $15.00, Sunday they are $20 or get a three-day pass for $40.

Northeast Texas Classic Car Show
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Northeast Texas Classic Car Show is Saturday (Jun 8) at 8 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Each year in June the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial host the Northeast Texas Classic Car Show at the Love Civic Center. Typically there are 190+ show cars in attendance. There are large trophies given out for each class. Friday night at 6:00 pm cars in attendance receive a ticket for a chance on a TV and then go on a Cruise around Paris while viewing points of interest on a printed map along with details. Upon return, everyone gathers at the Pavilion to listen to some good music and a drawing for the TV.

There are all kinds of door prizes that are given away as well as entertainment throughout the day. Cars will be judged and class trophies awarded mid afternoon as well as Paris Picks where anyone who sponsors a cup can reward, a Paris Pick, to the car of their choosing. Several food vendors are on hand. for more info:

Landowners Educational Series
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Landowners Educational Series is for anyone wanting to learn more about managing their land. Topics include pasture utilization, pasture management and establishment, pond management, tree/forest management, nuisance animal control, and agriculture law. All programs will be at the Franklin County Airport off of Highway 37, just north of Mount Vernon.

The Friday (Jun 28) program will begin back at 1:00 pm and will be over nuisance animal control. Greg Miller from Texas Parks and Wildlife will be the presenter. Topics include trapping and controlling nuisance animals as well as why some animals are considered to be nuisances and any other pertinent information regarding nuisance animals and how they affect the land.