A house built on a lot originally part of the Sam Bell Maxey estate celebrates its 100th anniversary with an invitational reception on Saturday hosted by current owners and Lamar County natives Gerry and Vicki Blackshear.
“The unique thing I like about this is all of these fossils are local,” Dr. Mac Glaess said. “They came out of either the North Sulphur River or the South Sulphur River, and so anybody around here can go in there and find those fossils.”
As Halloween approaches and children get ready to trick or treat, Shanahan recommends using the Department of Public Safety website, which allows users to type in their zip code and see a list of local registered sex offenders and their addresses.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Jason Lyle Mooneyham, 48, of Paris, pleaded guilty to theft charges in federal court Friday, received a five-year probated sentence and was ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution for stealing gambling chips from two Oklahoma casinos.
Paris City Council will go behind closed doors at a Monday meeting to evaluate the interim city manager and financial director Gene Anderson and to discuss a tax abatement with Aequis Aero Machine, formerly T&K Machine, 2220 W. Park St.
Downtown storefronts will sport displays of “live mannequins” on Saturday, as Mannequin Night returns to Paris.
A Paris Public Library staff supervisor is making quite a splash in the short screenplay world. After just two short years of writing, Ron Hervey is racking up wins at film festivals in Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
The county fire service discussions are being postponed until a new city manager and fire chief are hired, following the resignation of former city manager John Godwin and the departure of former fire chief Mike Vogel this month, Interim City Manager and Paris Finance Director Gene Anderson said.
“As the time changes, we like to remind people to change their batteries, too,” interim Fire Chief Thomas McMonigle said. “The alert that a smoke detector provides ... can make a difference between life and death.”
On Oct. 5, the North Lamar High School Marching Band competed in the 2019 Sounds of Fall Marching Contest in Princeton.
North Lamar’s elementary Gifted and Talented students had the opportunity to learn more about Operation Christmas Child from Jennifer Moore, who spoke about the benefits of sending common items that are desperately needed in a shoebox to kids who live in other areas of the world.
POLICE BRIEFS: Police arrest man for stolen car, PLUS: Police respond to disturbance call
Hundreds of people filled the stands at Chisum High School’s football stadium Wednesday evening to join in prayer and worship for the annual Fields of Faith fellowship gathering.
If you haven’t yet bought tickets to Paris Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz,” you just might be too late. Tickets for the live stage version of the beloved 1939 film are going fast, and two shows this weekend are already sold out.
Each week, second graders throughout Lamar County enjoy a storytime through the Reading to the Future Program, though volunteers say the experience is just as rewarding for them as it is for the students. The program is seeking volunteers for the coming school year.
61-year-old Gary Bruce Sewell, held in Lamar County Jail for violation of parole, has also been charged with possession of child pornography following a multi-agency investigation, authorities said.
POLICE BRIEFS: Man jailed for suspected drug possession, PLUS: police arrest woman after disturbance call
Paris police say a wreck this morning in the 2300 block of SW Loop 286 ended with a fatality.
“You could probably say I’ve been in every branch of the police department other than a police officer or detective,” Paris Police Department's evidence technician Pam Key said. “But it’s a well-rounded career, and I’ve loved every department that I’ve ever been in. And to me, this is like home.”
De-escalation is not a new idea, and departments have been teaching it for years, local law enforcement said. Officers participate in eight hours of official training, but officers said de-escalation comes with the nature of the job.
When Amber Guyger — the former Dallas police officer found guilty of the murder of Botham Jean — was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the sentencing sparked discussion and controversy as many believed the length of the punishment was too lenient. But for the people who determine sentencing l…
POLICE BRIEFS: Woman arrested on home burglary warrant, PLUS: Officers arrest man for suspected meth
Local author Mandy Montane will host a book signing at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Paris Public Library, 326 S. Main St.
Tresors de Paris Art, Wine, and Craft Beer will host Shera Maher, a noted Taos, New Mexico, artist with Paris roots, from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, at 125 Lamar Ave. in Paris.
Registration continues for a rural health care symposium presented by the Texas Rural Healthcare Association in conjunction with Paris Regional Medical Center and the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at Paris Regional’s Lewis Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22.
Get those children dressed in Halloween costumes and win some cash at the 19th annual Festival of Pumpkins costume contest Oct. 26.
The Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry is looking for volunteers to read to second-grade students.
The Valley of the Caddo Museum & Cultural Center will celebrate National Fossil Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Fields of Faith, a student lead program offering young people the opportunity to pray, share with and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ, will hold a childhood cancer fundraiser event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisum ISD football field, 3250 S. Church St.
A second Building Code Overview and Compliance Seminar is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive.
For information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.
Work is underway on a $1.5 million revitalization project at Love Civic Center made possible by a Hotel Occupancy Tax the city of Paris has collected for decades.
State Rep. Gary VanDeaver addressed property tax reform and gave updates on school safety measures and teacher retirement at a town hall meeting Monday night in Paris.
Shipping containers and other portable storage units used as permanent storage in Paris may soon be regulated by the city.
Police briefs: Police respond to fraud call, PLUS: police arrest teenager for suspected THC cartridge, man arrested on Red River County warrant
Harrison-Walker-Harper is sponsoring a chili luncheon and silent auction with proceeds to benefit the 2020 Lamar County United Way campaign Oct. 18 at corporate headquarters, 2510 S. Church St.
POLICE BRIEFS: officers investigating weekend thefts, respond to a motorcycle accident PLUS: police seek known suspect in assault call
With the resignation of John Godwin on Aug. 19, the Paris City Council has hired Baker Tilly to do the replacement search for a new city manager. His resignation came after complaints about his management style led the council to consider terminating his contract. As Paris chooses a city man…
Patty Kyle of Paris is a steadfast believer in God and the power of prayer.
The Paris Harley-Davidson dealership and philanthropist Adam Sandoval have set a new Guinness World Record for continuous Harley-Davidson motorcycles on parade, with 3,497 motorcyclists from across the country riding their Harley Davidson bikes through Paris on a 3.5 mile ride
State Rep. Gary VanDeaver, R-New Boston, who represents Lamar, Red River, Bowie and Franklin counties, will be in Paris on Monday for a town hall meeting.
Planning, zoning to look at storage regulations
Paris Harley-Davidson and philanthropist Adam Sandoval have set a new Guinness World Record for continuous Harley-Davidson motorcycles on parade.
Tickets are still available for the Neal McCoy concert Saturday night at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly benefitting the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
Paris law enforcement, EMS and fire departments will respond to an active shooter drill on Monday, Oct. 14, designed to be as realistic as possible, according to the Paris Police Department.
Evan De la Garza, a senior at Paris High School, scored in the top 2.5% of Hispanic and Latino juniors in the region who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and has achieved Scholar status in the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.
After a brief time as a pastor early on in life and after a 24-year career as a State of Texas employee, Seale remains faithful to his promise “to serve God forever” as one of three chaplains at Paris Regional Medical Center.
POLICE BRIEFS: man arrested on felony warrant, PLUS: woman arrested after alleged stabbing
Military craft flew over Paris this past weekend, keeping the history of the L-19, also known as the “bird dog” plane, alive.
Paris Fire Department responded to a fully involved house fire this morning at the intersection of Hickory Street and 15th Street NE. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was taken to Paris Regional Medical Center. They have since been released from the hospital.
Police briefs: Police arrest man on sexual assault warrant, PLUS: Paris man arrested on a felony motion to revoke, theft warrants.