The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce welcomes Catering of Paris with a ribbon cutting on Thursday evening. The business is at 1821 Lamar Ave.

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.

Paris Regional Medical Center officials are expected in Lamar County Commissioners’ Court on Monday to report roughly $227,000 in charity services to county residents since August.

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In 2018, Texas prosecutors filed about 5,900 new misdemeanor marijuana possession cases a month, according to the state. The first five months of 2019 had an average of more than 5,600 per month, but the number of cases has fallen by more than half since June.

Country singer Vince Gill surprised Gene Watson and his band on stage Jan. 17, telling him if he would sing “Farewell Party” he would be the next performer to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Watson will be inducted later this year, according to Opry sources.

The ALCR will host a forum/meet and greet for Lamar County Republican candidates Feb. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Residents will have an opportunity to meet candidates and ask any questions they may have about running for office.