Early voting to check the ballot boxes starts Monday. While the majority of races in Lamar County are unopposed and the elections canceled, some contests have drawn contenders and/or need a resolution.
Top Republican leaders have proposed raising the sales tax and using the money to lower local property tax rates. Wealthier Texans and businesses would likely benefit, while poorer Texans would likely pay more.
Buyers at the 51st annual Lamar County Junior Livestock Show on Thursday night are expected to break another all-time record when final numbers are tallied later this month.
Several local entities will host their Easter events Saturday, including the city of Paris, area churches and the Sam Bell Maxey House.
With testimony by local Paris EMS paramedic Jason Dyess on record in Austin, lawmakers are supporting a push to include paramedics in a state tuition exemption for college fire science courses that’s currently offered to firefighters and law enforcement officers.
Paris Junior College’s Drama Department opens its Fifth Annual New Works Festival-Pyro Playfest on Thursday with a double slate of shows performed on an alternating schedule over four days in the Ray E. Karrer Theatre, in the school’s administration building.
The North Lamar Theatre Department recently received notification of senior Seth Jones nomination for Best Actor for the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards for his portrayal of Tevye in their fall production, Fiddler on the Roof.
The North Lamar ISD Board of Trustees, administration and staff invite the public to celebrate the naming of four of its buildings and complexes in a recognition ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday in front of the James A. Dawson Athletic Facility.
United Way of Lamar County is set to host its second 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for an 8 a.m. start May 18 on the Trail de Paris.
One of downtown Paris’ newest boutiques is welcoming the public to a Good Friday brunch of finger foods and mimosas.
Mayor Ann Rushing invited the public to the East Texas Medical Outreach at Clarksville High School, 202 S. Donoho St.
The 2019-20 Detroit FFA Show Team will host its sign-up during its Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school/middle school cafeteria, 110 E. Garner St.
Discussion on ways to increase the safety of children playing at the city’s park was tabled Tuesday to allow city officials time to contact the owner of an adjacent property about permission to install some type of fencing.
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Second-grade Gifted and Talented students Michael Martin, Camila Chappell and Blake Brannan work as a team using Rokenbok Stem Carts to build a gear train lift. In the process, the Aaron Parker students are learning to use foundational engineering terms such as compound machines, bearing, ba…
More than 20 teams have signed up to be a part of Paris Harley-Davidson’s 17th annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday.
When high school senior Kaylee Dillard sells Clyde in the Coliseum at the Lamar County Fairgrounds later today, a chapter closes in the life of Roxton High School’s final livestock exhibitor.
Red River County Sheriff Jimmy Caldwell said he’s taken some heat since the April 6 multi-agency raids that led to the arrests of nine men and women who face federal and state drug charges. On Tuesday, he fired back at critics.
Two accused child sex offenders are headed to trial next week before 6th District Court Judge Wes Tidwell.
Wednesday forecasts warning of baseball-size and larger hail came with a caveat — if, as in if an expected low front clashed with triggered storms. And that didn’t happen here.
HOME funds a variety of activities, such as homeowner rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, contract for deed, tenant-based rental assistance, and single-family and multi-family development.
DALLAS — In a state where the population continues to rapidly swell, the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth region remains a fundamental source for those gains.
The annual Market Square Farmers Market will expand its offerings when opening day, May 4, arrives.
Hailey Nicole McMikel, 19, of Paris, was arrested Wednesday on the suspicion she stole a purse containing $10,000 cash and money orders totaling more than $7,000, Paris police said.
The Reno Parks and Trails Committee’s Fairies in the Forest event is back on after inclement weather April 13 forced its cancellation.
Paris High School students recently competed in the Best of Texas Competition. Students competed in three rounds and then for best overall places in each contest. Students and their placing in the statewide competition include, first row from left: Adam Hartman, 4A, overall third place/ninth…
A welcome sign the Tourism Committee had previously posted in two locations off Texas Department of Transportation right of way on Highway 82 East removed after land ownership sales will once again see the light of day.
As part of a push by the city’s Code Enforcement Committee to keep the city clean, the annual citywide cleanup will now take place semi-annually after action by the City Council on Tuesday.
The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site is inviting the public to come and enjoy various Easter activities during “Easter at the Maxey House” from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Every kindergarten through fifth-grade student received a book to read with their family.
The Kiwanis Club of Paris recently presented checks to area educators as part of the club’s support for area schools.
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A line of storms that is producing ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts has formed west of Interstate 35 and is marching east.
This week is National Public Safety Telecommunications week, also known as National Dispatchers Week. The week celebrates those who relay messages and coordinate the response of police, fire and ambulances during an emergency.
A long kept secret has come to light after a social media post Monday night made fast work of reuniting the owner of a 1989 Chisum High School class ring lost 25 years ago.
If you can park your car under something, that might be a good idea this evening or you run the risk of damage from baseball-size hail. The National Weather Service has forecast a high severe weather potential for today to kick off after 3 p.m. as a dry line pushes into the area ahead of a cold front.
Detroit ISD has chosen a Rivercrest alumna as its lone finalist to replace Superintendent Bryan Howie.
CLARKSVILLE — Property owners Dennis and Deborah Wandrey have up to 60 days to vacate and remove or demolish rundown homes on nine of their 19 properties, or they’ll face a daily penalty of $100 per property that’s out of compliance.
CLARKSVILLE — City Council gave its unanimous support to Donald J. Blasingame to become the city’s next police chief.
Paris police arrested Jonathan Edward Smallwood, 35, and Fred T. Trujillo, 36, both of Paris, after officers found what they suspect is methamphetamine in their vehicle after it was impounded Tuesday.
The man who founded American SpiralWeld Pipe Co.’s parent, American Cast Iron, more than 100 years ago in Birmingham, Alabama, will have his name on the street leading to the company’s Paris expansion.
Lamar County has officially named former Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent Rick Maxwell’s successor. Commissioners on Tuesday named Joshua Yates as the next extension agent.