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

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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.

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First thought to be in operation by the end of summer 2019, the shelter hit a snag when The Salvation Army leaders learned a sprinkler system would be needed before the organization can re-open the shelter.

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Oncor is bringing two new vehicles to Paris as part of the company’s mission to provide safe, reliable and clean energy to our customers. Paris serves as a hub for Oncor customer service efforts across the area.