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Public schools around Lamar County started back to school today, with teachers, students and parents converging in classrooms to figure out schedules, class times, pick-up times and what supplies were forgotten that morning as they adjusted to a new routine.

The Chisum FFA program sent eight chapter members to the camp at Sulphur Springs High School on July 25, and FFA Director Matt Preston said he was glad the students had a chance to attend.

The county’s athletes from Paris, North Lamar, Chisum and Prairiland will hear from Lamar County’s own renowned Coach Gene Stallings and receive motivational bracelets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at First Christian Church, 780 20th St. NE.

Tommy Chalaire, Chisum ISD superintendent, is providing all Chisum ISD staff members with emergency training throughout the summer. Every employee at Chisum ISD will be certified in CPR. In addition to the CPR certification, they will be certified in the use of AED machines, staff will recei…

The Chisum ISD board will look at possibly extending its contract with project managers for the $26.94 million 2016 bond project at tonight’s meeting. The board meets at 5:45 p.m. at the Chisum ISD administration building. 

Paris Ford Lincoln would like to congratulate its 7 scholarship winners from area high schools. Scholarship presentations were made at Ford's Driving Dreams Scholarship presentation at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday. Each student, along with over 400 others, earned a schol…

With a joyous toss of red graduation caps, the Chisum Class of 2019 bid adieu to their high school career and set their eyes toward the future.

The University Scholastic League is a way for high school students to test their mettle, not just athletically, but also academically. And for several Chisum High School students, the recent state competition in Austin was a chance to do just that.

Tyler Museum of Art Interpretation Manager Derek Frazier, right, presents Chisum High School senior Kenna Leddick with her Viewers’ Choice Award for the museum’s 15th annual High School Art Exhibition. Leddick’s oil and acrylic painting “As Soft as Steel” was the leading vote-getter among mo…

Voting is open now through Friday with three Chisum students in the running for a People’s Choice Award in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. As of 8:30 a.m. today, Mustang Kristin Parson's art "Deep in the Heart of Texas" was in the lead.

The Chisum Middle School Valedictorians and Salutatorians were honored at the Chisum ISD monthly board meeting Monday. Valedictorians, top row from left, include sixth-grader Vanessa Dyck, seventh-grader Case Chalaire and eighth-grader Serena Whatley. Salutatorians, bottom row from left, inc…

Area students on Friday morning went to the Exceptional Rodeo, hosted by the Paris Rodeo Association, an annual event for special needs students in the Red River Valley. They rode horses with volunteers steadying the students on either side, pet goats and rabbits, practiced their roping skills and ate lunch.

“It feels surreal,” Chisum High School art student Phoebe Smith said. “I’ve never had anything this big happen to me before. I’m just a small town girl from Texas; I’ve never been to the White House before.”

Chisum cheerleaders, front, Riana Garcia, Raegan Howard and, back, Emma Estep, Brooklyn Atnip, Riley Kelley, Grace Ballard, Alyssa Parker, Lindey Young and Emmy Boutwell, will host a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 750 33rd St. SE in Paris. The team is raising funds to help pay…

I am Isabella Theye. I am 14 years old, and I’m an eighth-grade student at Roxton ISD. I’m sure all of you know by now that next school year Roxton ISD will be history. The plan that is hoped for is for Roxton to be consolidated with Chisum. The only thing with that though, is that both, the Roxton, and the Chisum District, have to vote yes.

Juan Marrero always knew he was destined to serve in one of the branches the military, and it ended up being the U.S. Marine Corps branch that he found himself joining Wednesday as he signed at Chisum High School.

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.

At Thursday night’s school board meeting, the trustees agreed to make April 26 a staff holiday so teachers and staff can attend the Region 8 job fair.