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.
Forty-three graduating high schoolers in Lamar, Delta and Fannin counties are receiving a combined $374,000 in scholarships from the Joanne Olivard Scholarship Foundation.
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.
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.
May 4 elections throughout the area will be all but unnecessary as a majority of candidates who filed during the qualifying period that ended Friday are running unopposed.
The Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a meeting in the same place it held that first meeting.
Key positions filled at North Lamar Independent School District by the board of trustees include two assistant principals and two counselors for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.
An official with Region 8 Educational Service Center in Mount Pleasant has confirmed Cooper Independent School District is in full compliance with state school safety requirements.
The Texas Attorney General's Office today released a list of 78 Texas schools either have not filed a required safety audit with the Texas School Safety Center or the audits were not satisfactory.
Denicia Hohenberger, a 15-year educator with the Cooper Independent School District, has been named interim superintendent.