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“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.”

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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POLICE BRIEFS: Man arrested after reports of harassment, PLUS: Police arrest one for felony warrants, another for parole violation, Police investigate fraud call, Police investigate vehicle damage and Woman threatens minor with kitchen knives.

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Voting runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for 10 state constitutional amendments, including water infrastructure projects and law enforcement service dogs. 

Hundreds enjoyed the tasty offerings at the second annual United Way Food Truck Wars, with proceeds going towards supporting the nonprofit’s fundraising campaign to support its various partner agencies.

Sixth District Judge Wes Tidwell sentenced Bryan Lynch of Roxton, 39, to life in prison plus 20 years as recommended Thursday by the jury who found him guilty Wednesday of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

The second annual Women Empowering Women conference, hosted by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce along with Paris Regional Medical Center, is scheduled for next week on Nov. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive.