Wonderful morning, Red River Valley! The latest high pressure system to park itself over the region will continue to bring us dry, sunny skies, high temperatures near 97, a heat index value around 104 degrees, and a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Paris Tractor Supply Co. on Aug. 24 will host animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more during its annual Out Here with Animals celebration — a month-long event that recognizes pets, animals and the people who care for them.
A hot, dry landscape heading into the season can concentrate dove around feeding and watering areas, making for excellent hunting, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The Texas Department of Transportation has announced work planned in Delta, Lamar and Red River counties for the coming week. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.
As a statewide increase in vehicle collisions and insurance claims works to drive up car insurance rates, insurers are working to create ways for customers to save.
Paris City Council will go behind closed doors twice at a Monday meeting to discuss the separation and possible termination of City Manager John Godwin, according to an agenda posted shortly after 9 a.m. today by City Clerk Janice Ellis.
Gorgeous Friday morning, Red River Valley! Hopefully Lamar County kiddos had a great first day at school Thursday. The second day of school brings similar weather as the first — clear skies, hot temps and a bit of a breeze.
Officers said they arrested Ashley Cyrus Thursday for abandoning or endangering a child with intent to return.
More than 1,000 educators and school leaders from local school districts attended the annual Lamar County Convocation on Wednesday, where they received tips on how to “Teach Like A Rock Star.”
Public schools around Lamar County started back to school today, with teachers, students and parents converging in classrooms to figure out schedules, class times, pick-up times and what supplies were forgotten that morning as they adjusted to a new routine.
UPDATE WITH MUGSHOT: Daniel M. Roberts, 53, of Paris, is suspected of brutally assaulting a 78-year-old woman in a Clarksville Street home Wednesday morning.
Amy Adkins, assistant principal of Paris Junior High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year.
HUGO, Okla. — Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and Hugo Police coordinated multiple drug and illicit substance arrests at the beginning of the week, following Sheriff Terry Park’s plea to the public to report drug dealers the month before.
Come September, locals Jay Ryan and Dustin Broadway from I am Broadway will be flying down a soap box derby racetrack in their eggplant emoji.
Beautiful morning, Red River Valley! Many area children are heading back to school today, and they'll do so with some gorgeous weather. The forecast calls for a sunny day with a high near 96 and a heat index value near 102 degrees.
The task force will analyze current and emerging state threats and form stronger prevention strategies. Abbott took similar action — which led to sweeping legislation — after last year's school shooting in Santa Fe.
This month’s sales tax disbursements by the Texas Comptroller’s Office paint a mixed economic picture of the Red River Valley, as the cities and counties that usually collect the most sales tax took a hit and smaller entities experienced an increase.
City Fire Marshal Clyde Crews said Tuesday a blaze at Ward’s Restaurant was caused by an accidental grease fire, and his investigation has been closed.
Temperatures inside a car can reach dangerously high levels even when it feels just right outside. That was the message delivered Tuesday during an outreach project after a 3-year-old child was left in an SUV on Aug. 6.
BREAKING: An elderly woman and the person suspected of beating and stabbing her were taken to Paris Regional Medical Center this morning for treatment of injuries.
DETROIT — In an effort to make it easier for residents to pay their bills and deter them from missing payments, the City of Detroit has altered its policies regarding when utility bills will be due and fines issued for late payments.
Kindred Hospice, in partnership with several local businesses, is hosting a food drive to benefit the Downtown Food Pantry.
State Farm agent Dane McLamore presents a donation from State Farm Insurance to Paris Pregnancy Care Center Monday for an agency-sponsored August Diaper Day. From left to right: Roxann Hadley, Casey Weyland, Scott Kennedy, Kendra Abbey, Vickie Powell, Dane McLamore, Sharon Peters and Debbi Cutrell.
The City of Paris is looking to expand a rental property maintenance ordinance to include privately owned residencies and to regulate the placement of storage containers as a result of a Monday meeting.
AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the year-to-date fishing license) expire at the end of August, and new licenses for 2019-20 go on sale Thursday.
POLICE BRIEFS: Roxton man arrested for suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, PLUS: Suspected marijuana, meth leads to arrest and Paris man jailed for marijuana possession, felony warrant
The law will make the electronic transmission of unwanted sexually explicit material a class C misdemeanor. But legal experts worry it could be written too broadly under the First Amendment to be effective.
Good morning, Red River Valley! It was a noisy night thanks to a cool front that passed through the area. Thunderstorms are expected to continue this morning, mainly through 10 a.m. Today's forecast high is 95 with a heat index value of 102.
From Detroit Weekly: Northwestern Red River County is projected to be home to a new slaughterhouse and fish farm, capable of employing up to 200 people in five years, thanks to the efforts of a Canadian born Guthrie, Oklahoma, resident.
The Paris Police Department has opened a felony investigation into the suspected starvation of a Paris dog that died today at a Frisco animal hospital, Capt. Terry Bull said.
Paris City Council honored the Dixie Youth 9 and under world championship team with a proclamation at Monday’s meeting. Pictured, from left, are Logan Scholl, Ryder Moree, Aiden Curtis, Kallon Gallaghan, Kai Furtch, Averi Curtis, Ky Fortner, Pierce Keenum, Noah Williams and Luke Nutt. In bac…
Paris City Council suspended City Manager John Godwin with pay Monday night after meeting for almost three hours behind closed doors with an outside attorney.
Quick action by Ward’s Restaurant staff helped to get customers and employees to safety this morning without injury during a fire that’s now under investigation by the city fire marshal.
HONEY GROVE — Honey Grove ISD is the second school district in Texas to install Enseo’s MadeSafe panic button system, designed for instant communication in emergency situations.
The Texas Department of Transportation this morning announced planned work on area roads. Schedules are subject to change.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Today's continued heat advisory marks the seventh consecutive day of dangerous temperatures with heat indices in excess of 105 degrees. Chance showers may cool the area a bit, but not much.
POLICE BRIEFS: 3 arrested for endangering a child, man arrested after officers hear gunshot, PLUS: Man arrested for aggravated assault; Police arrest man for probation violation; Man arrested after officers hear gunshot; Police investigate George Wright Homes aggravated assault call; and Paris woman arrested for controlled substance possession
HONEY GROVE — Roughly 100 people braved the blazing summer heat Saturday to be part of the Honey Grove Warrior Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Honey Grove ISD Parent-Teacher Organization.
Emotions ran high Sunday evening at a charity basketball tournament at the Boys and Girls Club of Paris, where an argument between two players preceded a gunshot outside that is still under investigation by local law enforcement.
Ask anyone who knew Kim Hancock, and they will tell you she was a friend to all she met. On Saturday, the Paris Elks Lodge was full of friends who came to honor her memory after she passed away last week following her battle with cancer.
The the first Chevy Truck Day in the Park is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Record Park, at 7th Street Northwest and Henderson Street, and it will feature Chevy trucks from 1999 and before.
POLICE BRIEFS: Hugo woman charged for bacon theft, fight with officer, PLUS: Police: Lawn mowers taken in burglary
Good morning, Red River Valley! We are in day six of an ongoing heat advisory (Choctaw County is issued an Excessive Heat Warning) as we ride out this heat wave. Today's high is forecast at 99 under a sunny sky and with a south wind 5 to 10 mph.
The Paris Fire Department is in the running to win $100,000 for its 2018 lip sync challenge video.
The state’s approach stands in stark contrast to that of Australia, where leaders have successfully pushed a nationwide program that has made a sizable dent in cervical cancer rates.
After hearing complaints from a Faught resident about extensive tree cutting, Lamar Electric Cooperative CEO Jerry Williams said the company’s goal was to “keep the lights on” while saving company money on labor costs.
“I was kinda skeptical at first. I was like ‘nah, it’s not gonna be for me.’ But I fell in with some of the other guys, got to talking with them, and seen how it’s changed some of their lives and hearing some of their stories, and so I thought I would actually give it a chance,” Zach Parker said.
The first day of school is just around the corner, and one of the most important things on the back to school checklist is immunizations.
Good morning, Red River Valley! We have a forecast triple-digit high for most Red River Valley counties. It will feel very muggy as the humidity will crank the heat index value to 110 degrees.
City officials remain tight-lipped about a closed session agenda item regarding Paris City Manager John Godwin for Monday night’s City Council meeting.
Liberty National Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity to assist in building new homes for qualifying applicants. The Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity is currently building two houses per year. Pictured, from left, are David Thrasher, bank vic…