Lamar County school districts experienced ups and downs when the Texas Education Agency released the school report card scores for each district and school.
As a statewide increase in vehicle collisions and insurance claims works to drive up car insurance rates, insurers are working to create ways for customers to save.
Paris City Council will go behind closed doors twice at a Monday meeting to discuss the separation and possible termination of City Manager John Godwin, according to an agenda posted shortly after 9 a.m. today by City Clerk Janice Ellis.
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.
HUGO, Okla. — Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office, Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and Hugo Police coordinated multiple drug and illicit substance arrests at the beginning of the week, following Sheriff Terry Park’s plea to the public to report drug dealers the month before.
Come September, locals Jay Ryan and Dustin Broadway from I am Broadway will be flying down a soap box derby racetrack in their eggplant emoji.
Temperatures inside a car can reach dangerously high levels even when it feels just right outside. That was the message delivered Tuesday during an outreach project after a 3-year-old child was left in an SUV on Aug. 6.
CLARKSVILLE — Early voting begins today for Clarksville residents in a tax ratification election that could provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue to Clarksville ISD if passed.
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.
Kindred Hospice, in partnership with several local businesses, is hosting a food drive to benefit the Downtown Food Pantry.
Students around Lamar County converged on schools Monday night to go over their schedules or meet their teachers for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.
Quick action by Ward’s Restaurant staff helped to get customers and employees to safety this morning without injury during a fire that’s now under investigation by the city fire marshal.
HONEY GROVE — Honey Grove ISD is the second school district in Texas to install Enseo’s MadeSafe panic button system, designed for instant communication in emergency situations.
HONEY GROVE — Roughly 100 people braved the blazing summer heat Saturday to be part of the Honey Grove Warrior Fun Run, a fundraiser for the Honey Grove ISD Parent-Teacher Organization.
Ask anyone who knew Kim Hancock, and they will tell you she was a friend to all she met. On Saturday, the Paris Elks Lodge was full of friends who came to honor her memory after she passed away last week following her battle with cancer.
The the first Chevy Truck Day in the Park is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Record Park, at 7th Street Northwest and Henderson Street, and it will feature Chevy trucks from 1999 and before.
“I was kinda skeptical at first. I was like ‘nah, it’s not gonna be for me.’ But I fell in with some of the other guys, got to talking with them, and seen how it’s changed some of their lives and hearing some of their stories, and so I thought I would actually give it a chance,” Zach Parker said.
As digital-savvy hosts turn to Airbnb to offer travelers a place to stay, they are finding a surprisingly steady business. But such services could be costing states, counties and cities millions in uncollected hotel occupancy taxes, a new study found.
Jerry Horton, a retired firefighter from Station 1, previously said firefighters’ roles have changed rapidly over the years. Instead of just fighting fires, firefighters now respond to medical and hazardous material calls and receive additional training, such as dive training.
Unusual in this day and age, a Lamar County family lives without running water, and now faces the threat of their mentally handicapped son being placed in a group home.
The high pressure system that’s settled in over the Red River Valley has sparked day three of a heat advisory warning of heat index values in excess of 105 degrees.
The Lamar County Commissioners’ Court unanimously agreed to a proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019-20 identical to the current year’s rate of .3940%.
A statewide increase in car accidents and insurance claims could raise premiums across the board, including in the Paris area, local insurance agent Misty Vaughn said.
Paris Fire Chief Mike Vogel said the state fire marshal has been called in for an investigation on a structure fire Sunday at 402 2nd St. SW.
With a volleyball tournament — play is today through Saturday — looming and work underway, the Eagles needed a gym ready to host it, and they found it at Trinity Christian Academy.
The beat is going on again this year as all area school bands head back to their fields for practice, marching with their instruments in the heat.
Tanteta Scott, who is the executive director for New Hope Center of Paris, said so far this year, nearly a third of all people who have come to the center looking to stay were homeless after being evicted.
Work to repair several windows and leaks at the Lamar County Courthouse should be wrapping up soon, County Judge Brandon Bell said.
The partnership, proposed to the Lamar County Commissioners’ Court by Paris Fire Chief Mike Vogel, would provide four firefighters to the county to help fight structure fires.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — In stories Aug. 4-5 about the deadly shootings in Dayton, Ohio, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the number of mass killings so far in 2019. The Dayton rampage marked the 23rd mass killing so far in 2019, leaving 131 people dead.
Reacting to the Saturday shooting at an El Paso Walmart, Rep. Gary VanDeaver is advocating for adequate medical care for survivors and remembrance for those who were killed.
Disgruntled taxpayer Bill Strathern says he wants to know where the Lamar County Appraisal District received its authority to raise 2018 property values roughly 8%.
“Our public hearings sometimes tend to be more of a public debate, and I didn’t know if there is anything we can do as a commission to cut down on the back-and-forth,” Commissioner Chad Lindsey said.
Members of Project Deport’s leadership board discussed location alternatives to the Hale-Glover Community Center on Monday night, referring to the building’s damaged condition and insufficient space for events.
People packed into Karrer Theater at Paris Junior College this weekend to see the likes of Gene Simmons, Ozzy Osbourne, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher and more. No, it wasn’t the concert event of the century — it was the sixth annual Can-Can Follies.
Patrick told "Fox & Friends" on Sunday that he believes a lot of factors contributed to the deadly shooting in El Paso, including violence on social media and the video gaming industry.
Police say the gunman legally purchased the weapon he used in the shooting that left 20 people dead and more than two dozen wounded at an El Paso Walmart.
While at the International Future Problem Solving contest this summer at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the students said they made some great friends.
CLARKSVILLE — Two Red River County school districts are partnering to provide pre-k education. Clarksville and Detroit ISDs recently finalized an agreement to offer Head Start in the area.
In a pair of Monday morning tweets, the president suggested "marrying" immigration reform to background check legislation.
The gymnasium at Aaron Parker Elementary School was filled with activity Saturday morning as laughing, smiling children ran around the hardwood floors. No, it wasn’t a gym class; it was Ready, Set, Go, an opportunity for students to get excited and prepared for the coming school year.
“It’s taken multiple leaders passing the baton to get to this road,” said Holland Harper of Harrison, Walker and Harper, who serves as Sulphur River Regional Mobile Authority treasurer.
An explosion Friday afternoon rocked the quiet neighborhood of county road of 22900, sending one of the residents, the only one home at the time, in a flight to Medical City Plano’s burn unit.
“Oklahoma needs jobs, so sell Texas the water,” real estate developer Mack Ross of Paris said during an exclusive interview last week. “Texas needs the water and will give you the jobs.”
Area students don’t go back to school until Aug. 15, but many school-based law enforcement officers are already back on campus preparing for a new school year — and the challenges that come with it.
As of 2017, the City of Paris no longer offers mosquito spraying in neighborhoods, The Paris News previously reported, nor does the Paris-Lamar County Health Department. Residents are battling the pest themselves.
Allegations that the House speaker politically targeted 10 GOP members have roiled the lower chamber, but some lawmakers say they need more evidence. “It’s a wait-and-see thing,” said one.
“Livingston’s Night at the Museum,” the Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site’s annual, end-of-summer event, is back this month for its sixth year.
Children sang, danced and praised the Lord on Wednesday night during the opening of a three-day XTreme Kids Crusade at Paris Church of God. Activities continue tonight and Friday at 1400 Bonham St. beginning at 6 p.m. with a meal followed by games, Bible stories and skits.
“Immediate impact will be to investments, savings rates,” Peoples Bank President Terry Christian said. “Anyone who invested into the stocks that dropped, those folks will see their money affected. But other rates like mortgage rates will not be as significant."
Stone Middle School teacher Casey Jordan said he learned deeper historical context to several topics and even got to meet a Pulitzer prize-winning historian at the Humanities Texas seminar.