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All city facilities are closed to the public until public notice to limit in-person contact during the COVID-19 threat, according to an announcement Friday.

Organizers deemed the hardwood tree seedling giveaway and the E-Cycle event Saturday at the Lamar County Courthouse parking lot a success as hundreds of residents turned out to the event sponsored by Keep Paris Beautiful/Make Lamar County Shine.

Johnny Goforth of Bogata was arrested Saturday near the scene of the crime on one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Bogata Police Chief David Short said. 

Corrective action on a dangerous S-curve in the middle of town on Highway 271 may not come until the state widens the two-lane roadway from Paris to the Red River-Titus County line, according to a Texas Department of Transportation official.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a food desert as a place lacking access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other whole foods due to lack of healthy food providers. Bogata meets that definition as it has zero grocery stores within 10 miles of it, economic development coordinator Lee Williams said.