A house built on a lot originally part of the Sam Bell Maxey estate celebrates its 100th anniversary with an invitational reception on Saturday hosted by current owners and Lamar County natives Gerry and Vicki Blackshear.
“The unique thing I like about this is all of these fossils are local,” Dr. Mac Glaess said. “They came out of either the North Sulphur River or the South Sulphur River, and so anybody around here can go in there and find those fossils.”
As Halloween approaches and children get ready to trick or treat, Shanahan recommends using the Department of Public Safety website, which allows users to type in their zip code and see a list of local registered sex offenders and their addresses.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Jason Lyle Mooneyham, 48, of Paris, pleaded guilty to theft charges in federal court Friday, received a five-year probated sentence and was ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution for stealing gambling chips from two Oklahoma casinos.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Last night's warming trend should continue today as winds transitioned from the north to the south, helping to push daytime highs into the low 70s.
Property tax statements for entities served by the Lamar County Appraisal District should be in the hands of property owners, according to chief appraiser Jerry Patton.
Paris City Council will go behind closed doors at a Monday meeting to evaluate the interim city manager and financial director Gene Anderson and to discuss a tax abatement with Aequis Aero Machine, formerly T&K Machine, 2220 W. Park St.
The Reno City Council will discuss and take possible action on the election of the Lamar County Appraisal District Board of Directors when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Reno City Hall, 160 Blackburn St.
Downtown storefronts will sport displays of “live mannequins” on Saturday, as Mannequin Night returns to Paris.
The Cooper City Council is expected to review curfew hours. The council changed the times and ages at the last regular meeting, taking the recommendation of sheriff’s office.
The Clarksville City Council will consider amending sections of its ordinances to adjust water and sewer rates, providing for severability, when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clarksville City Hall, 800 West Main St.
The Lamar County Commissioners’ Court is set to enter executive session to hear updates on the three Samson Solar Energy plants in the southeastern part of the county when the board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Lamar County Courthouse,119 N. Main St.
The Red River County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Red River County Chamber of Commerce meeting room. The speaker is to be Marvin Gorley, of Paris, who will speak on gathering history about county post offices.
Good morning, Red River Valley! It's cold enough Choctaw County will remain under a freeze warning until 8 a.m. Some spots, especially near the Red River, will have patchy frost this morning, at least until the sun comes out. Expect a high of about 63.
The Texas Department of Transportation has announced planned road work in Delta, Lamar and Red River counties. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.
A Paris Public Library staff supervisor is making quite a splash in the short screenplay world. After just two short years of writing, Ron Hervey is racking up wins at film festivals in Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
The county fire service discussions are being postponed until a new city manager and fire chief are hired, following the resignation of former city manager John Godwin and the departure of former fire chief Mike Vogel this month, Interim City Manager and Paris Finance Director Gene Anderson said.
“As the time changes, we like to remind people to change their batteries, too,” interim Fire Chief Thomas McMonigle said. “The alert that a smoke detector provides ... can make a difference between life and death.”
On Oct. 5, the North Lamar High School Marching Band competed in the 2019 Sounds of Fall Marching Contest in Princeton.
Lamar County is home to a diverse cast of plants and animals, and one family near Taylortown has designated roughly 18 acres of land as a recognized wildlife habitat.
North Lamar’s elementary Gifted and Talented students had the opportunity to learn more about Operation Christmas Child from Jennifer Moore, who spoke about the benefits of sending common items that are desperately needed in a shoebox to kids who live in other areas of the world.
The DPS officers' association sued the agency over a new policy to measure a trooper's physical readiness for the job not only by fitness tests, but by waist size. Thursday, the Public Safety Commission decided the policy is scientifically sound.
POLICE BRIEFS: Police arrest man for stolen car, PLUS: Police respond to disturbance call
Hundreds of people filled the stands at Chisum High School’s football stadium Wednesday evening to join in prayer and worship for the annual Fields of Faith fellowship gathering.
If you haven’t yet bought tickets to Paris Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz,” you just might be too late. Tickets for the live stage version of the beloved 1939 film are going fast, and two shows this weekend are already sold out.
Each week, second graders throughout Lamar County enjoy a storytime through the Reading to the Future Program, though volunteers say the experience is just as rewarding for them as it is for the students. The program is seeking volunteers for the coming school year.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Today will continue the hot fall day trend, but a surface low accompanying very cold air will bring us rain and the potential for a severe thunderstorm later tonight.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Look for a high of about 57 degrees as rain is likely to continue, although we may have a sunny afternoon. It'll be breezy, and it'll get cold enough tonight for a freeze warning in Choctaw County.
61-year-old Gary Bruce Sewell, held in Lamar County Jail for violation of parole, has also been charged with possession of child pornography following a multi-agency investigation, authorities said.
POLICE BRIEFS: Man jailed for suspected drug possession, PLUS: police arrest woman after disturbance call
UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a new severe thunderstorm watch for Fannin, Lamar and Delta counties, to be in effect until 1 a.m. Threats include wind gusts to 70 mph and hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter.
Paris police say a wreck this morning in the 2300 block of SW Loop 286 ended with a fatality.
“You could probably say I’ve been in every branch of the police department other than a police officer or detective,” Paris Police Department's evidence technician Pam Key said. “But it’s a well-rounded career, and I’ve loved every department that I’ve ever been in. And to me, this is like home.”
De-escalation is not a new idea, and departments have been teaching it for years, local law enforcement said. Officers participate in eight hours of official training, but officers said de-escalation comes with the nature of the job.
When Amber Guyger — the former Dallas police officer found guilty of the murder of Botham Jean — was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the sentencing sparked discussion and controversy as many believed the length of the punishment was too lenient. But for the people who determine sentencing l…
A 45-year-old woman was released from the hospital Tuesday after surgery, a family member said. A 43-year-old man underwent additional surgery Tuesday and is now recovering. Neither of the patients’ names have been released.
Work to add a connecting road at the Detroit baseball fields is ongoing, though there is not yet an estimate on when the project might be completed, city officials reported at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Today and tomorrow will be the last of the mid-80s days for the week as a cold front is expected to push through the area Thursday evening, bringing with it some chances for showers.
POLICE BRIEFS: Woman arrested on home burglary warrant, PLUS: Officers arrest man for suspected meth
HUNTSVILLE – Jacob Benson, 31, of Athens was arrested on charges of attempted murder and aggravated sexual assault of a child out of Red River County, Walker County authorities said.
Local author Mandy Montane will host a book signing at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Paris Public Library, 326 S. Main St.
Tresors de Paris Art, Wine, and Craft Beer will host Shera Maher, a noted Taos, New Mexico, artist with Paris roots, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, at 125 Lamar Ave. in Paris.
Registration continues for a rural health care symposium presented by the Texas Rural Healthcare Association in conjunction with Paris Regional Medical Center and the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at Paris Regional’s Lewis Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22.
Get those children dressed in Halloween costumes and win some cash at the 19th annual Festival of Pumpkins costume contest Oct. 26.
The Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry is looking for volunteers to read to second-grade students.
The Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center will celebrate National Fossil Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Fields of Faith, a student lead program offering young people the opportunity to pray, share with and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ, will hold a childhood cancer fundraiser event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisum ISD football field, 3250 S. Church St.
Vendors are being sought for a community craft show in Chicota Nov. 16.
A second Building Code Overview and Compliance Seminar is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive.
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Work is underway on a $1.5 million revitalization project at Love Civic Center made possible by a Hotel Occupancy Tax the city of Paris has collected for decades.