Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Paris Community Theatre: Children’s Theatre classes and rehearsals for “Cabaret,” postponed until March 23. No cancellations are planned at this time.
The window to sign up for May nonpartisan elections is closing.
Fire Station 2 in Caviness on FM 1499 is hosting its BBQ dinner and silent and live auction at 5 p.m. Saturday. It will include a 50/50 raffle and all you can eat; $7 for adults, $3 for ages 5 to 10. Children under age 5 eat free. The station accepts all forms of payment, with a 3% charge on…
A Powderly man began serving his sentence Tuesday night after district court ordered time behind bars for felony charges brought against him for a 2017 shooting incident in Blossom, reports show.
With the March primary election coming up, the deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. today.
The dinner will feature a live and silent auction; chili, corn dogs for the kids and all the trimmings, desserts to choose from and donation only at the door.
The marriage of Texas’ oldest married couple ended late last week when Fannie Lorene Chaffin, 97, of Powderly, passed away at Heritage House of Paris, leaving her 100-year-old husband of 82 years, Leroy Chaffin, and more than 100 descendants spanning six generations.
CHICOTA — Two people have been flown to the Metroplex for medical treatment following the explosion of a mobile home Tuesday.
Much like every year, several area fire departments presented annual staff awards this month. But at Paris Fire Department in particular, this year’s choice was special to many.
Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to the call at 98 County Road 34721, including Lamar Point, Hopewell, Powderly and Faught. They found the home fully engulfed upon arrival, responders on scene said.
CHICOTA — Almost 100 friends and neighbors turned out Friday night in support of a man most residents of this far northern Lamar County community call “Mr. Chicota,” who has been diagnosed with bone cancer.
Hundreds came out Saturday night to support 6-year-old Powderly resident Jaxon McFarland, who was badly burned in an accident in early October.
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.