“The unique thing I like about this is all of these fossils are local,” Dr. Mac Glaess said. “They came out of either the North Sulphur River or the South Sulphur River, and so anybody around here can go in there and find those fossils.”
As Halloween approaches and children get ready to trick or treat, Shanahan recommends using the Department of Public Safety website, which allows users to type in their zip code and see a list of local registered sex offenders and their addresses.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Jason Lyle Mooneyham, 48, of Paris, pleaded guilty to theft charges in federal court Friday, received a five-year probated sentence and was ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution for stealing gambling chips from two Oklahoma casinos.
Paris Junior High School will receive some safety upgrades with new construction scheduled to start before Christmas, creating a new front office to separate visitors from the main body of the school.
A Paris Public Library staff supervisor is making quite a splash in the short screenplay world. After just two short years of writing, Ron Hervey is racking up wins at film festivals in Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
The county fire service discussions are being postponed until a new city manager and fire chief are hired, following the resignation of former city manager John Godwin and the departure of former fire chief Mike Vogel this month, Interim City Manager and Paris Finance Director Gene Anderson said.
“As the time changes, we like to remind people to change their batteries, too,” interim Fire Chief Thomas McMonigle said. “The alert that a smoke detector provides ... can make a difference between life and death.”
With 55 options to choose from, students had the opportunity to speak with representatives from the military, 13 different colleges, industry, real estate and medicine. High school counselor Tasha Blagg said the fair was serving 250 students total.
Hundreds of people filled the stands at Chisum High School’s football stadium Wednesday evening to join in prayer and worship for the annual Fields of Faith fellowship gathering.
Prairiland High School senior Ryan Dougherty takes championship wins at the State Fair of Texas before heading to Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 28-Nov. 3 to defend his title at the 2019 National FFA Convention and Exposition.
If you haven’t yet bought tickets to Paris Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz,” you just might be too late. Tickets for the live stage version of the beloved 1939 film are going fast, and two shows this weekend are already sold out.
Each week, second graders throughout Lamar County enjoy a storytime through the Reading to the Future Program, though volunteers say the experience is just as rewarding for them as it is for the students. The program is seeking volunteers for the coming school year.
The Texas Tribune is suing to discover what happened to millions raised mostly from top lobbying firms, corporations, wealthy businesspeople and trade groups for the inauguration of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.
“You could probably say I’ve been in every branch of the police department other than a police officer or detective,” Paris Police Department's evidence technician Pam Key said. “But it’s a well-rounded career, and I’ve loved every department that I’ve ever been in. And to me, this is like home.”
De-escalation is not a new idea, and departments have been teaching it for years, local law enforcement said. Officers participate in eight hours of official training, but officers said de-escalation comes with the nature of the job.
When Amber Guyger — the former Dallas police officer found guilty of the murder of Botham Jean — was sentenced to 10 years in prison, the sentencing sparked discussion and controversy as many believed the length of the punishment was too lenient. But for the people who determine sentencing l…
A 45-year-old woman was released from the hospital Tuesday after surgery, a family member said. A 43-year-old man underwent additional surgery Tuesday and is now recovering. Neither of the patients’ names have been released.
Honey Grove ISD ESL coordinator Maria Litovsky’s approach to English Language Learners is to help them adjust to day-to-day life as a student and integrate the language as smoothly as possible.
Work to add a connecting road at the Detroit baseball fields is ongoing, though there is not yet an estimate on when the project might be completed, city officials reported at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Work is underway on a $1.5 million revitalization project at Love Civic Center made possible by a Hotel Occupancy Tax the city of Paris has collected for decades.
State Rep. Gary VanDeaver addressed property tax reform and gave updates on school safety measures and teacher retirement at a town hall meeting Monday night in Paris.
Shipping containers and other portable storage units used as permanent storage in Paris may soon be regulated by the city.
County music star Neal McCoy drew what is believed to be a record-breaking attendance with a record number of funds raised for the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial at Saturday’s concert at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly.
A motorcycle wreck Saturday on Highway 271 North sent a man and a woman to the hospital with severe head trauma, according to Powderly Volunteer Fire Department Chief Roger Brussell.
Steve Cannon, who was told last month he had 30 days to begin adequately feeding nine malnourished horses, has made necessary improvements, the Red River County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Families who received county water for the first time in an Arthur City neighborhood, including the Starks family, in far northern Lamar County recently expressed their appreciation Saturday to those responsible with a barbecue luncheon at the Powderly Fire Department.
The Paris Education Foundation will celebrate the life and career of the late Loren Stephens at the 30th annual “I Love Paris” celebration Oct. 26 at Paris High School.
Patty Kyle of Paris is a steadfast believer in God and the power of prayer.
Across a stretch of roughly a mile of the trail, dozens of volunteers in a wide variety of scary Halloween costumes frightened people eagerly looking to be spooked at the third annual Reno Haunted Trail.
Sherry Thompson of Pottsboro has firsthand experience with the all-encompassing financial hardship prompted her to create Pink ImpACT — a faith-based, nonprofit organization that offers scholarships to high school students who have a familial connection to breast cancer, a scholarship available for students in Lamar County.
Women who have undergone breast cancer treatments and reside locally say they had a difficult time finding post-treatment services within an hour’s drive of Paris. Whether it is finding a quality wig, head scarf or even a support group, determining where to go and what to do can be difficult and frustrating.
Paris Harley-Davidson and philanthropist Adam Sandoval have set a new Guinness World Record for continuous Harley-Davidson motorcycles on parade.
An FBI agent visited Paris High School students in the forensics class last week, not to make any arrests, but to talk about careers at his bureau. The school has offered a forensics class since 2015, when the state put it in the curriculum.
Colter Taylor’s cross country coach, Erin Stansell, went to school with Wendy and has known the family for years. She calls Colter a “hometown hero,” after surviving cancer.
“He’s really been an inspiration to the whole school,” Stansell said.
Matthew Marquez, a senior at Detroit High School and a member of the school’s FFA team, was one of only 10 students throughout Texas selected for the prestigious Ford Leadership Scholar Program. As part of the program, Marquez is now planning a park to be added along Detroit’s walking track.
Tickets are still available for the Neal McCoy concert Saturday night at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly benefitting the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
Military craft flew over Paris this past weekend, keeping the history of the L-19, also known as the “bird dog” plane, alive.
Paris Fire Department responded to a fully involved house fire this morning at the intersection of Hickory Street and 15th Street NE. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was taken to Paris Regional Medical Center. They have since been released from the hospital.
North Lamar nurse Jennifer Elrod and assistant nurse Shirley Sanders saved the life of Stone Middle School teacher Kenda Felker when they recognized the signs of thrombocytopenia, a condition that dangerously lowers platelet counts.
Cooper High School chose, from left, Katelyn Hoffman, Lacy Brown, Kyla Ingle and Kennedi Wright for the 2019 Homecoming Court. The game is Friday night against Chisum High School.
The Rivercrest High School band came away from Pleasant Grove Invitational competition with first place division band and color guard honors, second place division percussion, first place band in Class A and outstanding colorguard in Class A.
“It’s awesome. It brings the neighborhood together,” attendee Tiffany Simpson said about Texas Night Out. “It’s good community outreach. All the tables are pretty good, and (my daughter) did the slide, and she liked it.”
HUGO, Okla. — A Boswell man remains in Choctaw County Jail after Boswell police and the Oaklahoma State Bureau of Investigations arrested him on multiple charges, including first degree murder.
The Lamar County Commissioners’ Court unanimously voted to approve a contract with Southern Health Partners for medical services at the Lamar County Jail. The contract is for $186,720 for one year.
Lamar County’s unemployment has fallen slightly over the past year, and now sits at 3.4%. Conversely, the number of employed people has risen over the past several months.
Paris City Council agreed to pay an executive search team $24,500 to find the city’s next city manager at a special meeting Monday.
In Leddick’s second competition, shaking the whole time, she didn’t believe judges when they told her she won. Competing against all males, she only realized she had made it to the final round when it was just her and one other contestant.
Across the country, overcrowded emergency rooms are leading to long wait times for patients and burnout for physicians. Paris Regional Medical Center is not immune to this problem, though it isn’t felt as severely as in larger cities.
Paris Junior College students are overwhelmingly meeting student achievement targets set for them by the school, according to college President Pam Anglin.
For 50 years, the Ark-Tex Council of Governments has provided numerous services to Lamar County and the rest of Northeast Texas. Today, ATCOG fills a number of services for the region.
In 1939, the school that is now known as Aaron Parker Elementary opened its doors. The school is still educating area students after 80 years.