Sixth District Judge Wes Tidwell sentenced Bryan Lynch of Roxton, 39, to life in prison plus 20 years as recommended Thursday by the jury who found him guilty Wednesday of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The sexual child abuse trial of 39-year-old Byron Lynch of Roxton begins Tuesday after a suicide attempt by the defendant with testimony by reluctant alleged victim claiming “voluntary short-term memory loss.”
The Roxton Fall Festival celebrated the season with a 5 and 10K runs, a monster dash for the littles and street dancing in the evening on Saturday, all while raising funds for the Chaparral Rails to Trails project.
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.
To receive the grant funds, the group must match them by coming up with $25,000, in order to get $250,000 for the project. This is the last fundraising event before the Oct. 31 deadline.
ROXTON — Cars and children lined up along FM 38 in Roxton for the fireworks show and street dance Saturday night.
The county's trash pick-up day is today. Here are the locations.
Census estimates for Paris in 2018 show the city is losing residents this decade. Lamar County’s second largest city, Reno, on the other hand, experienced modest population growth.
The money raised will go toward the $25,000 of needed matching grant funds for a $250,000 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation for the Rails to Trails project.
Poker enthusiasts can rev and ride through Roxton on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Rails to Trails group.
ROXTON — Chisum Superintendent Tommy Chalaire promised the Roxton City Council the school district only wants from Roxton ISD what can be used for student instruction.
The Roxton ISD school board met for its final meeting Monday night to approve payment on bills and award the May students of the month for the district.
Early voting in six area districts wrapped up Tuesday, and election officials in each are turning their attention to Saturday voting. Elections are taking place in Paris, Honey Grove and Detroit, as well as in Roxton, Chisum, Cooper and North Lamar school districts.
Roxton ISD Superintendent Kelly Pickle said the school district’s lawyers have drawn up an agreement for the Lura Gregory Trust to take care of current students who will be attending Chisum ISD next year if voters approve a ballot measure to merge the school districts.
County elections administrator Tricia Johnson said voters need to remember to bring their identification.
Early voting to check the ballot boxes starts Monday. While the majority of races in Lamar County are unopposed and the elections canceled, some contests have drawn contenders and/or need a resolution.
When high school senior Kaylee Dillard sells Clyde in the Coliseum at the Lamar County Fairgrounds later today, a chapter closes in the life of Roxton High School’s final livestock exhibitor.
Superintendent Kelly Pickle said Amanda Killingsworth has been named the elementary teacher of the year, while Benita Woods has been named the secondary teacher of the year.
Saturday night Roxton High School students attended the final Roxton prom. Prom Queen was Kaylee Dillard and King was Tamaze Dangerfield.
With a 100 percent chance of showers and widespread thunderstorms looming in the National Weather Service forecast for Saturday, there have been cancellations of many planned events in Paris and surrounding communities.