DETROIT — In an effort to make it easier for residents to pay their bills and deter them from missing payments, the City of Detroit has altered its policies regarding when utility bills will be due and fines issued for late payments.
From Detroit Weekly: Northwestern Red River County is projected to be home to a new slaughterhouse and fish farm, capable of employing up to 200 people in five years, thanks to the efforts of a Canadian born Guthrie, Oklahoma, resident.
DETROIT — The Detroit FFA team may be small, but it made a big impression at the 2019 FFA State Convention in Fort Worth, coming away with two state championships.
City officials said the Detroit lacks an official with the authority to issue tickets, and the Red River County Sheriff’s Office won’t write tickets for municipal code violations.
Following Tuesday’s Detroit City Council meeting, several local business owners, nonprofit leaders and other community members met and laid the groundwork for a group that will coordinate community events and facilitate economic growth.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Fannin, Lamar, Red River and Choctaw counties, in effect until around 10 p.m. Hugo also remains under a flash flood watch.
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.
Detroit hopes to add a fire engine to its fire department, and the city on Tuesday took the first steps to hopefully securing state grant money to help in that endeavor.
DETROIT — A temporary agreement of access and indemnification will provide relief for a situation at the city’s ballparks that city officials have called a “safety risk.”
The annual Kids Safe Saturday event is coming to the Red River County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and it'll feature games, prizes, food and safety information.
DETROIT — The Detroit City Council is seeking additional research before it further considers a resident’s request to add a streetlight on San Diego Street.
Recent alterations made to the section of the Northeast Texas Trail near Detroit’s city baseball fields have upset members of the city’s government and have left them searching for more information on the matter.
DETROIT — A petition started by City Secretary Tami Nix to preserve the town’s local baseball fields from alterations made as part of the Rails to Trails project has garnered more than 400 signatures in only a week.
Paris voters approved a 2-cent increase to the city’s Hotel and Motel tax; North Lamar voters seated three of four candidates for school board positions and Chisum and Roxton voted in favor of consolidating the two districts in Saturday’s election.
On Saturday, several communities in Lamar County will let their voices be heard at the ballot box.
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.
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.
The 2019-20 Detroit FFA Show Team will host its sign-up during its Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school/middle school cafeteria, 110 E. Garner St.
Paris police said Dakota Wayne Boyett, 23, of Detroit, is facing a new drug charge after he was stopped Thursday evening in the 3800 block of Lamar Avenue.
Plans to bring a Dollar General to this Red River County city are moving forward, City Council learned at its Tuesday meeting.