The mayor of Deport, charged with theft by a public servant, pleaded guilty Wednesday in district court to a lesser charge of abuse of official capacity and received a one-year probated sentence with deferred adjudication.
Ballot sign ups will soon be underway for city and school boards around Northeast Texas.
“One minute we were a normal family, the next our worlds have turned upside down. Our hearts are broken with the passing of our sweet baby,” Rodney Moll's mother posted, along with a gallery of photos of Rodney.
DALLAS — A 5-year-old Deport child who accidentally strangled himself before Christmas is not expected to recover from his injuries, his mother said Tuesday.
The child — who has not been named — was quickly transported via EMS for medical treatment. He was airlifted to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas over the weekend.
Overall, the department recorded 40,680 calls for service in 2018, down 5,506 calls from 2017. In the first half of 2019, they recorded 18,928 calls.
Project Deport hosted a Christmas Parade on Saturday.
Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
When Dawne Darden of Deport was a child, her family had two special Christmas ornaments. She and her sister share them.
While many consumers are logging online to do their Christmas shopping, there are perks to looking for keepsake gifts closer to home, such as supporting the community and unearthing unique treasures made by local people.
On Wednesday, several Paris Junior College architectural design students presented Habitat for Humanity with proposed home designs for the organization to use when building future houses.
This year, Deport’s annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Line-up for participating groups and organizations will take place at 3:30 at the park near First Baptist Church.
With the flooding problems of the past few years, maintenance of dams and watersheds is more important than ever, and Lamar County recently finished extensive and expensive repairs to Auds Creek site 4, which has homes directly downstream from the dam.
Deport City Council voted to continue investigating the cost of repairs to the Hale Glover Center, the mayor said. Despite the hefty price tag, the council is undeterred in its mission to repair the center.
Three local homes will be demolished and rebuilt in January. The other slate of homes will begin construction in April or May 2020, Mayor John Mark Francis announced.
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
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.
Athletes come in different shapes and sizes. They compete locally and globally, and that is the case for local gymnasts Jessica Francis and Rylee Chapman of Texas Tumbling and Trampoline Institute Inc.
The city will keep the electricity on for the building and four construction companies will be coming out this week to assess the damage and give quotes on repairs, Mayor John Mark Francis said.
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.
Lamar County residents can expect to pay more in taxes this year due to increased property values although tax rates for school districts, Paris Junior College, the county and its municipalities are the same or lower than last year.