Cutline: Prairiland FFA prepared speakers brought back several awards from the State Fair of Texas last week. Those competing included in front, from left, Jessica Francis, quarter finalist; Ally Stapleton; Reese Bassano, semi-finalist and reserve champion; Cadie Gray; and Madison Dias; in b…

The Prairiland trustees forged ahead with tax incentives for GSE Twelve, the first of two solar farms locating to the district, granting them about $12 million in savings. 

PATTONVILLE — Prairiland ISD is expected to make a decision about the first of two large solar farms wanting to set up shop in the district at a Feb. 25 board meeting.

With 2019 underway, progress on two of the biggest projects in the county — the widening of Highways 271 and 82 to four lanes — are still on track to be completed on schedule.

A second application for a large solar farm in southeastern Lamar County gained Prairiland ISD board approval Thursday night.

Time is of the essence for two large alternative energy companies with eyes on the East Texas sun and available acreage along a high-powered electric transmission line.

PATTONVILLE — Prairiland ISD student Michael Dougherty said his first place win at the National FFA contest began with his grandfather. 

It’s Election Day and that means today is your last day to cast a ballot in this year’s midterm elections.

Some Lamar County residents hoping to vote on Tuesday will need to make note of a change of polling locations or they might end up at an empty building in their attempt to cast a ballot.

Voters hoping to cast a ballot before Election Day on Tuesday are running out of time, as tomorrow marks the last day of early voting.

BLOSSOM — For roughly two hours Friday night, firefighters battled a structure fire along CR 15100. Though he building was lost, nobody was injured, Blossom Fire Chief Billy Forbis said.

With the start of the week, early voting is officially underway. Before going to cast a ballot, however, it is important voters know the ins and outs of the election process.

A 50-year tradition celebrating the end of summer and the beginning of school will continue this weekend with the Bug Tussle antique car trek from Farmersville to Paris.

When firefighters roll up to a blaze, they can tell with a glance at the nearest fire hydrant how much water pressure they’re working with. There’s no secret to the code — the hydrant’s color is a dead giveaway.