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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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.

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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.

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…