POWDERLY — Local Texas A&M graduates have organized a barbecue plate dinner to raise money for Aggie scholarships.
The Novice Volunteer Fire Department is having its annual “All You Can Eat Chili Supper” fundraiser from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 1.
The Handleys found out in August Lona was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, and she has been traveling back and forth from Sherman for hospital visits and treatments.
Cason Wagner was traveling west on FM 197 when he entered a curve at an unsafe speed, said Department of Public Safety information officer Mark Tackett. Wagner lost control of his 2003 Ford pickup truck; it left the roadway and rolled several times.
County music star Neal McCoy drew what is believed to be a record-breaking attendance with a record number of funds raised for the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial at Saturday’s concert at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly.
A motorcycle wreck Saturday on Highway 271 North sent a man and a woman to the hospital with severe head trauma, according to Powderly Volunteer Fire Department Chief Roger Brussell.
Families who received county water for the first time in an Arthur City neighborhood, including the Starks family, in far northern Lamar County recently expressed their appreciation Saturday to those responsible with a barbecue luncheon at the Powderly Fire Department.
Lamar County residents can expect to pay more in taxes this year due to increased property values although tax rates for school districts, Paris Junior College, the county and its municipalities are the same or lower than last year.
Powderly Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a hamburger fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 12, to raise funds for Lona Handley, assistant fire chief Ed Handley's wife, who is battling cancer.
A two-vehicle crash claimed two lives at an intersection Monday night in Powderly, said Department of Public Safety Sgt. Mark Tackett.
The Dairy Queen at 9967 U.S. 271 N, has received a Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.
Ready, Set, Go!, a community event for students attending Aaron Parker Elementary, will be 9 a.m. to noon today. Students and their families may enjoy activities, food and giveaways.
Powderly Volunteer Fire Department will host fire training classes Sept. 9-14.
Nobody was injured in a Tuesday collision involving a tractor trailer and a pickup that left the semi on its side and the pickup wedged between the truck and trailer.
On Wednesday, a Lamar County jury convicted Derek Armstrong of Powderly of trafficking methamphetamine, Assistant District Attorney Benjamin I. Kaminar said.
POWDERLY — The family of a home in the 3200 block of CR 45080 made it safely to their front lawn as they called for help from nearby volunteer fire departments Sunday.
FAUGHT — Volunteer firefighters were up early Saturday morning to prepare Station 1 to welcome more than a thousand visitors for a fundraising pancake breakfast.
More than 100 descendants and friends of Leroy Chaffin of Powderly celebrated his 100th birthday Saturday at Chicota Community Center. Having been married 81 years, Leroy and his wife, Fannie, are the longest married couple in Texas.
BLOSSOM — A homeowner is safe and sound after his North Bois D’arc Street burned Tuesday morning.
Although the Paris Mad Max Mud Run won’t be until Oct. 12, tickets for the event are on sale now.
The Board of Directors of First Federal Community Bank recently recognized members for their years of service to the Bank.
The actors are getting into character and trying on western drawls as Paris Community Theatre invites supporters to “A Murder at the Cherry Creek Saloon,” 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly.
The Sixth Appellate Court of Appeals Wednesdat reversed the July 2017 murder conviction of Ashley Eva Morrison.
Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year opens today at North Lamar ISD.
According to Precinct 3 Constable Steven Hill, the March 14 arrest of Tyler Scott Headley culminated a three-month investigation, which Hill said has cleared more than 30 cases of theft in Northeast Texas.
Lonny Parson’s health issues came to the forefront Feb. 3 when he collapsed unconscious after a service at Honey Grove Cowboy Church. He was rushed to receive medical care, and it was revealed he suffered a “Type A aortic dissection,” said wife Linsey Parson.
Paris police say Megan Layton Streety, 38, is in custody after investigators found her in a Paris residence Wednesday with suspected methamphetamine and marijuana.
A controlled burn Tuesday afternoon near FM 1499 near Pat Mayse Lake got out of control and blackened 6 acres of land, firefighters said.
A dogged, three-month investigation by Precinct 3 Constable Steven Hill lead to the jailing of Powderly resident Tyler Scott Headley for a string of thefts and burglaries in Lamar County.
In order to secure federal funding for two new Head Start classrooms, Lamar County Head Start Director Eva Williams said she has been told that cutting the cost of the project to $250,000 increases her chances of approval.
Though Christmas is a ways off, Gary Schiff is in the midst of planning for his 80-foot live oak to be decorated for the holidays.
A recently release United Way report reveals the median income for Lamar County is below the state average and they county's poverty rates are much higher.
The North Lamar ISD facilities committee learned that while it needed some aesthetic upgrades, including fixing a few leaks, Aaron Parker Elementary School was structurally sound.
Powderly and Faught volunteer fire departments responded this morning to a trailer fire along Highway 271 North near Powderly. Fire crews remained on scene for more than an hour fighting the blaze. The trailer was a total loss. No injuries were reported.
A fundraising effort has begun for two people lucky enough to escape their blazing home early Wednesday morning.
The volunteer fire department is gearing up for its annual chili fundraiser Saturday at the Aaron Parker Elementary School gym, 98 CR 34950 in Powderly.
Faught Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the early hours of Saturday morning in the 300 block of CR 43350 at 12:28 a.m.
In its sixth year for a fall ceremony, Paris Junior College graduated 113 men and 99 women, President Pamela Anglin said.
CHICOTA — Offering bowls of chili and items for auction, the Chicota Volunteer Fire Department is hoping for a grand turnout Saturday as it seeks to raise money for its operations and to help pay down the debt it assumed to get district homeowners lower insurance rates.
Every relationship encounters some choppy waters, but Leroy and Fannie Chaffin have kept their boat steady and afloat for 81 years — longer than any other couple in the state of Texas.
Police nab suspect with federal warrant