“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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2020 United Way of Lamar County fund drive is at 94% of its goal with three weeks remaining in the campaign.
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.
POLICE BRIEFS: Paris man turns himself in on felony warrant, PLUS: 68-year-old charged with discharging a firearm
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…
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.
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
The court is made up of Shelby Becker of Giddings, Chyna Bell of Paris, Caleb DuBois of Bridge City, Rachael Gray of Midlothian, Brooke Morgan of Leonard and Zach Norris of Paris.
Julian Bliss, one of the world’s finest clarinetists, spent a day at North Lamar holding a series of masterclasses at the middle school and high school.
POLICE BRIEFS: Paris police arrest 4 for suspected drugs, PLUS: Man arrested after multiple assault calls, Officers investigate fraud, forgeries and Reno mayor offers reward for person who shot dog
“In the last two decades, where people think about firefighters going to fires, it's so much more than that,” Paris Fire Capt. Chad Graves said. “It's kind of a jack-of-all-trades mentality.”
Ann Johnson has spent years working with veterans as a mental health counselor. Now, she brings her talents to the Lamar County Veterans Commission.
Genealogy librarian Thelma Dangerfield receives the 2019 Volunteer of the Year award from the Texas State Genealogical Society.
For recognition in the program, sponsorships must be received by Friday. For information, contact Kristi Trammell at 903-715-0071.
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.
Hundreds turned out to the annual Fall for CASA gala at cfParis on Saturday, the biggest fundraising event for CASA for Kids, which works to aid the children of Northeast Texas in juvenile court dependency cases.
Voting runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for 10 state constitutional amendments, including water infrastructure projects and law enforcement service dogs.
“Stuffing is an item that we can’t get through the North Texas Food Bank, so for a number of years we’ve been doing this drive, and the response is always great,” Food Pantry director Allan Hubbard said.
POLICE BRIEFS: Paris police arrest one for suspected drug possession, PLUS: Police investigate building burglary and Woman reports physical assault
The Paris Fire Department announced Cairo Myles-Brown of Justiss Elementary as the overall winner for the annual fourth grade fire prevention poster contest.
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.
“I believe in paying it forward,” hotel general manager Gail Dority said. “And I believe in giving back to the community and I believe in helping people in any way you can. That's what we're here for.”
The City of Paris looks to the creation of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone for funds to revitalize its historic downtown.
Rep. VanDeaver called the Rep. Dennis Bonnen’s actions this summer “against the bedrock of my beliefs.”
Though an official start date hasn’t been determined, work on Habitat for Humanity’s next home is expected to begin soon.
Tonight, the nonprofit will host its biggest fundraiser of the year with the 21st annual Fall for CASA gala at CFParis, 3410 N. Main St., with doors opening at 6 p.m. and dinner beginning at 6:30.
Ghosts and goblins invaded Lamar County last night for a Halloween celebration that spanned the city of Paris and beyond.
Aaron Scott Murrell, whose jail record lists a Bogata address, was indicted July 27, 2015, on charges of intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle and driving while intoxicated, third or more.
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.
POLICE BRIEFS: Two arrested after police find suspected meth, PLUS: Police capture man on Lamar County warrant
To meet a need, a “GriefShare” group begins Monday at East Paris Baptist Church, 725 N. Collegiate Drive, and will meet free of charge from 6 to 8 p.m. for 13 weeks.
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.