Fourteen students graduated Friday afternoon at Travis High School of Choice, with 1954 Paris ISD graduate, and former Paris Junior College president, Bobby Walters as the speaker.
A child sex trial begins Monday with jury selection in the case of 36-year old Elbert Luke Evans of Paris.
More than 700 eighth-graders from seven area school districts converged at the civic center for the fifth annual Learning Endorsements and Professions Exposition. which focuses on providing career information for junior high students before they enter high school.
Toting crockpots filled with all manner of food-stuffs, many came to tour the displays at the genealogical society’s headquarters at the Depot, socialize over a home-cooked meal, and learn more about the Red River Valley history.
In 2018, Texas prosecutors filed about 5,900 new misdemeanor marijuana possession cases a month, according to the state. The first five months of 2019 had an average of more than 5,600 per month, but the number of cases has fallen by more than half since June.
Two Paris police officers have been placed on administrative leave after using deadly force against an uncooperative suspect, Police Chief Bob Hundley said early this morning.
In collaboration with Boys & Girls Club director Katrina Mitchell, Hughes started a nonprofit in August 2019, Supreme All Inc. The organization focuses on providing food and educational opportunities for at-risk children.
Paris Councilwoman Renae Stone has filed for re-election in District 1, city clerk Janice Ellis announced Wednesday.
The city currently limits livestock to two animals on one acre of land, and requires another half acre per animal after that. The law does allow for ag students or FFA students to have temporary projects in the city limits.
The lieutenant governor said Thursday he may decrease the threshold to a simple majority if Republicans lose one or two seats in November.
First thought to be in operation by the end of summer 2019, the shelter hit a snag when The Salvation Army leaders learned a sprinkler system would be needed before the organization can re-open the shelter.
Lamar County voter registration rolls have dropped recently, according to Elections Clerk Tricia Johnson, thanks to voter purges.
Police Chief Donald Blasingame resigned a fortnight ago after being on the job less than a year, and city secretary Tammy Walker resigned in mid-December. Patrolman Colton Gilbert is serving as interim police chief, according to Mayor Ann Rushing.
The summit planned for April 17, sponsored by Lamar County Homelessness Coalition, is to create awareness, to brainstorm solutions and to mobilize a compassionate community into action.
The City of Paris has received a contract for housing rehabilitation assistance. The city will be offering applications for qualifying households beginning Jan. 27 at City Hall.
A store robbery, several drug- and alcohol-related crimes and an aggravated assault/stalking charge all were included in indictments handed out by the January session of the Lamar County Grand Jury.
"Resettlement funding cannot simply be reallocated to other problem areas such as homelessness," said the CEO of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
Honey Grove and Chisum ISDs have approved their superintendents’ contracts until 2023, following annual audits and evaluations.
“I am advocating for rural schools, rural Texas students. They need as much of a voice in Austin as any of the inner city schools or metropolitan schools,” said Brenda Davis, Democratic candidate for place 9 of the State Board of Education.
Paris Economic Development Corp. directors approved a $50,000 matching grant application to bring free computer coding classes to Paris.
“As first responders, a lot of people don’t realize we’re the first ones there because we’re taking the calls, we’re the ones waiting until the physical help can arrive,” dispatcher Anita Travis said.