Marriage licenses issued by the Lamar County Clerk’s Office for the week of Sept. 13, 2019, include:
Born to a homeless mother in the heart of South America, Laura Woodroof was adopted by affluent, loving parents who were business owners in Asuncion, Paraguay, the capital of the emerging third world country now bustling with economic activity.
Q. Dear Neil: When is the best time to trim brown hydrangea heads from the plants, or should I just leave them alone?
Sunday, Sept. 22
Daughters of The Republic of Texas
The Lamar County Extension service will host a feral hog control meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Paris Junior College, 2400 Clarksville St.
Flu season is upon us, and multiple clinics in the region are already seeing positive influenza A results. Thankfully, there are many simple and effective preventative strategies to keep you and your family healthy this time of year.
Piloerection, the fancy name for goose bumps, is an involuntary response controlled by your sympathetic nervous system. It is a fight or flight mechanism and a quite common one in nature.
This hunt would be challenging and require every bit of stealth the two of us could muster, especially if a sounder of hogs came in.
A big weekend approaches with the Seeley’s Big Bass Splash at Lake Fork and we can expect a lot of fishermen on the water.
The Malone-Jobes-Phipps reunion took place June 9 at Malone Ranch Lake at Vasco in Delta County.
On Friday, Paris’ own Leslie Satcher, along with longtime friend and fellow songwriter Phillip White, bring the “A Poet and Troubadour” show to The Elks Lodge, 2110 36th St. NE.
Let me just point out up front that “Good Boys” may be about three sixth-grade boys, but it’s definitely not a kid film. It carries an R rating for good reason, primarily an inordinate use of a certain four-letter word that has become such a mainstay of the contemporary American lexicon that…
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Q. Dear Neil: The enclosed plant came into our yard beneath our backyard fence. It grows about 3 feet tall and I’m wondering how to stop its spread. What is it?
In 2008, I discovered my mother’s three-volume diary from a family journey taken in 1969. Mom was widowed with five children under the age of 20, and yet planned the trip herself at a time when European travel was just beginning for Americans.
A great many of the genes that control the basic functions of life exist in everything from bacteria to blue whales.
Many pet owners have found themselves in difficult situations in which they know something is wrong with a pet, but the veterinary clinic is closed. How do you know when it’s a true emergency?
Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life.
For the last couple of weeks, we’ve talked about preparations for this coming fall and winter fishing. It may be too early yet, but still not that early for the fish — they already sense that it’s time for them to get ready.
As hunters and lovers of the outdoors, we all have places near and dear to our hearts. These are places that the mere thought of brings a smile and rekindles great memories. Red River County in northeast Texas is such a place for me.
School officials, city leaders and entities like the Paris Economic Development Corp. work to create a bright future for Paris, Lamar County and the surrounding area. How confident or pessimistic are you about the likelihood that Paris will be a great place to live, work and raise children i…
Monday, Sept. 9
Q. Dear Neil: What is this very fine webbing that is all over the trunk of my live oak?
Marriage licenses issued by the Lamar County Clerk’s office for the week of Sept. 3, include:
The Berean Bible Club met Sept. 3 in the Fireside Room at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with eight members present. Those present were Melonese Bonner, Doris Bryant, Joan Grimes, Donna Komma, Brenda Learned, Betty Moss, Gloria Reynolds and the Rev. James Barnes. President Moss started the m…
Years ago, when Paris had two or more video stores like Hastings, Blockbuster, etc., I used to occasionally write an extra long video column, divided into three categories somewhere along the lines of “Great,” “Good” and “Real Dogs.” This column, I discovered, was popular with my readers, ma…
The nearest field from our new house is about a mile away and the distant pops of dove hunters told me someone was getting shots at birds on opening morning.
Heart failure is a major concern in human medicine. It is a leading cause of death and enormously expensive. Mapping out the genes that play a role in heart failure provides science with a foundation of understanding which can be built on and may lead to new treatments.
Without getting too far into the weeds — and there are many — of optimal sleep cycles, brain chemistry, or the different stages of sleep, here are four simple things we can all do today to help improve our sleep quality.
These items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Last week we talked about preparation for this coming fall and winter. Preparation is not just for your tackle, or your boat and trailer. When you get all that done, what about your clothing?
I’ve already noticed a few leaves dropping from the oaks around my place, not from cold weather, of course, but Mother Nature is giving the trees the cue that fall is quickly approaching.
Paris Emergency Medical Services is turning 40 this year, and EMS Director Kent Klinkerman is proud of the department’s hard work and unique legacy.
The Hunting Club Membership was gathered in the large round corner table in Doreen’s 24 HR Eat Gas Now Café by the time I arrived on that gloriously rainy morning. It had been hot for the past month, and triple digit temperatures was the weatherman’s main topic until a little cool front drop…
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Q. Dear Neil: In doing some trimming last week I removed a branch from low on the trunk of a tree. I found a hollow core filled with “goop.” It seemed to follow the limb up a good ways. I’m concerned another tree may be similarly affected. What should I do? I’m worried about structural damage.
Oklahoma Veterinary College welcomes Class of 2023
Marriage licenses issued by the Lamar County Clerk’s Office for the week Aug. 30, 2019 include:
OK, so I have a confession to make: I thought I would review “Angel Has Fallen” because the two preceding it (“Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen”), both starring Gerard Butler, I thought were incredibly mediocre, by-the-numbers action thrillers. And I was sure this would be the same…
Dr. Walter Gehring discovered the master switch gene for making an eye — Pax 6. This shocked the world in 1994, a single gene could control the development of something as complex as an eye.
If you are experiencing chronic fatigue, poor sex drive or an overall sensation of “not having any gas in the tank,” then perhaps a testosterone level should be checked on your next set of labs.
Ten years after the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products launch, officials say they underestimated the obstacles that would crowd FDA’s path, including industry lawsuits, lobbying and the grinding pace of government bureaucracy.
A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history — and they see a face peering back.
Texas hunters are known across the country for our use of deer feeders. The use of feeders to attract and hold deer and other game is a very good thing, and in Texas it is almost a must.
Fall is not far away folks, and it can be a really good time of year for bass fishing.
OK, so I like to review at least one shark movie every summer. It just doesn’t seem like summer if I don’t. And I thought for a while we weren’t going to get one, and then came “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” which seems like a terribly unwieldy title for any film. But see it and you’ll understand.
Q. Dear Neil: My banana plants are 6 feet tall, produce lots of green leaves and have done so for several years, but they don’t bear any fruit. Why?
On Aug. 4, LTC Michael J. Ford, a native of Lamar County and resident of Brookston, assumed command of the 372nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Austin at Camp Mabry, Texas Military Department Headquarters.