Good morning, Red River Valley! This morning offers another frigid start as the overnight low has dropped us to 22 degrees before sunrise. Wind chill is just 13 degrees. The good news: It is going to warm up.
POLICE BRIEFS: Paris man jailed on parole violation, PLUS: Police investigating cellphone, wallet theft
Paris ISD campuses competed in the third annual Stuff the Bus Thanksgiving competition. A total of 2,285 boxes were delivered to the Downtown Food Pantry. Paris Junior High School received the Traveling Turkey Trophy for the second year in a row for the most boxes collected.
The Rotary Club of Paris United achieved the Citation Award with two Presidential Distinction Awards for the 2018-19 year. The citation was presented to club President Alex Fowzer at the Rotary District meeting on Nov 2, and pictured, he presented it to immediate past president Andy Cobb dur…
Paris City Council created a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone with revenues earmarked for downtown development and put restrictions on the use of shipping containers within the city at a Monday night meeting.
Many mixed-status families and immigrants see DACA and TPS as short-term solutions and look to the courts to provide some clarity, said Dalila Reynoso, program director for Justice For Our Neighbors-East Texas.
Further discussion about a plastics venture looking to expand in Paris and a bakery perhaps with expansion in mind are the subjects of a joint meeting Thursday of Paris City Council and Paris Economic Development Corp directors.
Roxton met it’s goal of $25,000 for a matching grant for Rails to Trails, and now is moving on with plans to expand the Northeast Texas Trail.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Despite a 20-degree start with single-digit wind chills - we're talking 6 degree wind chill at 4:30 a.m. - the sun will come out and get us to near 40. But there's another dry, frigid night in store tonight.
The Biardstown Volunteer Fire Department raised approximately $2,100 from a barbecue supper on Saturday night, according to Travis Skidmore.
As of this morning, property owner Maverick Priest said he does not know anything about the cause of the fire or the extent of the damage. He has been waiting to enter the building until the state fire marshal arrives.
“We need to remember our veterans,” local veteran Johnny Wood said. “Freedom isn’t free; it was paid for by the sacrifices made by our veterans, and that’s not something we should forget.”
“I’d recommend people try to avoid downtown the best that they can this afternoon,” Interim Fire Chief Thomas McMonigle said. “It was kind of a mess down here, trying to get the trucks and water supply, with all the construction and whatnot.”
Paris Economic Development Co. officials are tight lipped with regards to a closed-door meeting Tuesday with executive director Michael Paris.
As members of a non-military branch, the Thedfords worked as carpenters for an 18-month contract in Hawaii, reconstructing ships and the wreckage of Pearl Harbor.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Wind Advisories are in place as today's high of 60 by 9 a.m. falls to around 36 for the rest of the day and northern winds make it feel even colder, possibly in the teens. Chance of daytime rain is 80%, then expect a very cold night.
BUSAN, South Korea — Will Donaldson, a 1992 Chisum High School graduate, accepted on behalf of his deceased father, Robert Cook, the Korea Ambassador for Peace Medal in Busan, South Korea on Tuesday.
Decisions about the establishment of a Tax Increment Financing Zone in the city and whether to allow shipping containers on residential property face Paris City Council at a Monday meeting.
Ever since Nov. 8, 2000, someone has been killed in a Texas wreck each day. The state's transportation department is spending $600 million on safety — and trying to end all roadway deaths by 2050.
Man arrested on animal cruelty charge, PLUS: Police arrest woman for evading, resisting arrest
The North Lamar Education Foundation works to support graduating seniors in their post secondary efforts through scholarships and other means. On Saturday, the organization will host its annual tailgate for scholarships to help in that goal.
Deport City Council will meet today to discuss selecting a contractor for its new homes project, as well as changing the bond and sanitation savings accounts to checking accounts to avoid monthly
Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
For 244 years, the United States Marine Corps has served alongside the other branches of the American military to keep the country safe, and on Friday, the local Marine Corps League celebrated that history.
Paris residents with concerns about the city’s building codes will have the opportunity to express those concerns at a public meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 107 E. Kaufman St.
The holiday season is fast approaching, and with the holidays comes of the season’s most recognizable trademarks: bell ringers for The Salvation Army, raising money outside businesses throughout town.
Good morning, Red River Valley! With the eastern edge of high pressure sitting atop the region, we can expect a beautifully warm Sunday with a high near 70. South southwest winds 5 to 10 mph will bring Gulf moisture and increasing clouds.
First Baptist Church of Paris hosts SPARK, a revival service beginning at 7 p.m. tonight through Thursday in the church sanctuary, 207 S. Church St.
Work to start replacing three rural road bridges in Lamar County will begin Nov. 15.
The 2020 United Way of Lamar County fund drive is at 94% of its goal with three weeks remaining in the campaign.
Good morning, Red River Valley! Watch for areas of patchy frost this morning as overnight lows dipped to around 33. A low pressure system allows warm winds from the south to work with sunny skies to bring our high to about 62.
Paris Economic Development Corp. offers $2.5 million in cash incentives to lure three manufacturing companies to Paris with a promise of roughly 200 jobs in return.
Veterans Day is approaching, and several events to honor the men and women who served in the armed forces are scheduled throughout Lamar County for the weekend and the day of the holiday.
Adam Bolton spent the past year training for the 2019 New York City Marathon, which he ran to raise money for charity. He raised a grand total of $5,490 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Good morning, Red River Valley! It's a bit chilly this morning at 40 degrees, but that's because the wind chill is making it feel closer to 35. Bundle up this morning because the high is expected to reach just 52 degrees.
POLICE BRIEFS: Paris man turns himself in on felony warrant, PLUS: 68-year-old charged with discharging a firearm
Nov. 7, 2000, was the last deathless day on roadways in Texas. That means for 19 years straight, at least one person has died every single day. An average of 10 people die every day in crashes in the state.
Join the Lamar-Red River County Crime Stoppers Dec. 7, for a Holly Jolly Fun Run at the Love Civic Center Pavilion. Santa will be on site to get things started, and registration begins at 8 a.m.
The 2020 United Way of Lamar County reached 94% of its $500,000 goal this morning at a report meeting at Lamar County Human Resources Meals on Wheels, 1273 19th St. NW.
Thirty Paris Junior High band students earned places in the Texas Music Educators Association Region IV Middle School All-Region Band. Students who qualified include: Flute: Alexandra Mendoza, Ethan Hundley, Matthew Miller, Ava Fitzgerald and Madeline Green; Clarinet: Adeliz Hinojosa, Paul T…
Dollar General will come to Deport on June 11, 2020, Mayor John Mark Francis has announced. Led by a group of four investors, the plans and development of the proposed store have been approved, Francis said.
Polling places ran out of ballots, long lines formed and an entire polling place came to brief standstill while waiting for copies of ballots to be printed as nearly seven times more voters turned out for this year's constitutional amendment election than in 2017.
“The group got together and it was general consensus. ‘Hey, you know, we all voted for that’ because it helps us as the handlers just feel a little bit more comfortable with the dog aging and the dog getting ready to retire,” officer Jeffrey Padier said.
The loans totaled slightly more than $5.3 million, SBA lead economic development specialist Ahmad Goree said.
In honor of America’s veterans, the Texas Historical Commission has announced it will waive all admission fees at state historical sites on the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, including Paris’ Sam Bell Maxey House, for those who have served in the U.S. Military.
This weekend on The Texas Bucket List, the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be featured.
Good, but wet, morning, Red River Valley! 100% - that's our chance for rain today. The high today will be 57, but that will fall to about 47. It'll be windy. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Choctaw County until noon.
Seven Paris Junior High students earned places in the Texas Music Educators Association’s Region 4 Middle School All-Region Choir, as a result of auditions held Oct. 26.
Chisum Beta club students tackled a new round of competitions last week at the regional leadership summit in Grapevine. All three teams qualified for the national convention in June 2020.
POLICE BRIEFS: Paris woman charged with bringing meth to city jail, PLUS: Paris woman charged with felony theft of ham and Parole violation leads to arrest
Turnout in constitutional amendment elections is historically low, but in Lamar County this year voters took to the polls in droves, as elections coordinator Tricia Johnson said it was the largest turnout she’d ever seen for a constitutional amendment election.