Kevin Ashmore, chairman of the auction, said the goal of the auction was to raise $150,000. Early predictions indicated that goal would be met; a “couple hundred” people were bidding on items Friday night, he said.
Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
Farmers across America received billions of dollars in 2018 and 2019 in the form of market facilitation payments, reimbursements to offset losses that are the result of the ongoing trade war with China. However, the program now has an uncertain future.
The event is a longstanding tradition, marking 30 years in 2019, Steve Tucker, president of Red River Valley Fair Association, said.
“We’ve got four buildings full of vendors with arts and crafts, Christmas present ideas, food, jellies — just bringing the community out,” he said.
Band members from Chisum High School march Saturday morning in the Roxton Christmas Parade down Main Street. The band played holiday favorites.
Central Presbyterian Church was filled Thursday night as Lamar County gathered to honor victims of violent crime at the annual Tree of Angels ceremony.
Bogata Police Department is handling the case. Investigation has led to a person of interest, but no one has come forward to police, a family member said.
While federal investigators face an uphill battle against child exploitation — partly due to access provided by the dark web and social media — Paris Police Det. Chris Bean said locally they continues to combat cases with the same factors.
Audrey Spanko, a Democrat from Mineola, officially declared her candidacy for the Texas Senate today in the District 1 race against Republican incumbent Bryan Hughes.
The deadline to file for the March 2020 primary elections is Monday. Several county positions are up for re-election.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye.
On Wednesday, several Paris Junior College architectural design students presented Habitat for Humanity with proposed home designs for the organization to use when building future houses.
Aldridge has worked in prison ministry for 10 years, and has been the chaplain at Lamar County Sheriff’s Office for 8 years. He and the other pastors spend a lot of one-on-one time with inmates counseling, praying and listening, he said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
The motorcycle community has given back thousands to Lamar County and brought in massive tourism money, and they are still promoting community involvement.
This year, Deport’s annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Line-up for participating groups and organizations will take place at 3:30 at the park near First Baptist Church.
Cattleman’s Livestock Sale Barn was filled to capacity Tuesday afternoon as hundreds turned out to bid on cattle while supporting local students.
Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to the call at 98 County Road 34721, including Lamar Point, Hopewell, Powderly and Faught. They found the home fully engulfed upon arrival, responders on scene said.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, and they’re coming to the stage at Paris ISD’s Weger Auditorium, so get your tickets now.
RENO — City officials hope to bring some holiday cheer to people of all ages with the city’s annual Winter Wonderland celebration, scheduled for Dec. 14.
Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt approved the settlement agreement between a scrappy environmental coalition and plastics giant Formosa. The settlement is the largest in U.S. history resulting from a citizen environmental suit.
Christian music artist Chris Golden entertained a sold-out Country Dinner Theatre audience Monday evening at First Christian Church.
A truck was traveling northbound on Highway 271 from Talco around 8:52 p.m. The male driver lost control, colliding with a telephone company building and then into a home located in the 200 block of Paris Road, officials said.
The Reno Streets Commission approved a $15,000 bid for drainage work on a stretch of a little more than a mile along Old Clarksville Road. The recommendation must now go before the city council for official approval.
People can honor victims of all crimes with the 17th annual Tree of Angels, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Presbyterian Church, 309 S. Church St.
Questions about the reading and writing tests arose after some education advocates pointed to studies showing passages were written above elementary and middle schoolers' grade levels.
The Paris Planning and Development Commission voted in favor of a replat in the 800 block of Northeast Loop 286 Monday night.
A subsidiary of Tulsa-based Williams Companies is suing Texas' oil and gas regulatory agency after it approved a request from Dallas-based Exco Operating Company to burn off natural gas from wells in South Texas even though it was hooked up to Williams' pipeline system.
The Salvation Army is easily recognized by its signature red bucket and annual Christmas Angels, but the help they organization provides to Lamar County goes much further than that.
Paris is ringing in the holiday season with lights, gifts and plenty of events where children can get Santa sightings, from the Christmas in Fair Park, which starts Friday, to Saturday's 10th annual evening Christmas parade.
The Red Kettle Campaign has always counted on shoppers exiting stores with the change, but more shoppers are turning to cashless payment options, including credit and debit cards and mobile phone payments. Like any good business, The Salvation Army has decided to go where shoppers are going — digital.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court considered Monday whether to dismiss the first gun rights case it has heard in nearly 10 years, an outcome that would come as a huge relief to gun-control advocates.
Small Business Saturday was created by American Express during the 2010 recession, an effort to increase holiday shopping at small businesses. The day’s spendings have reached a reported estimate of $103 billion since it began in 2010.
The Chisum FFA Alumni group held its second Fall Brawl Livestock Show, raising $5,165 from the show, not including the concession stand. The money goes to supporting FFA students.
The 44th annual race featured a 1-mile fun run, a 2-mile walk and a 5K run, starting at the Love Civic Center and continuing along the Trail de Paris.
Aaron Tobin, a native of Paris and a graduate of North Lamar High School, was recently named the 2020 president-elect of the Dallas Bar Association. He’ll assume the presidential role in 2021.
With the flooding problems of the past few years, maintenance of dams and watersheds is more important than ever, and Lamar County recently finished extensive and expensive repairs to Auds Creek site 4, which has homes directly downstream from the dam.
The grave marker of early Paris businessman and civic leader Willet Babcock made the list as part of 40 of what “American Road,” a travel planning and tourism magazine describes as the “final resting places of the famous, the infamous and the eternally fanciful.”
Families traveling outside of Texas for Thanksgiving might want to increase their fuel budget slightly as Thanksgiving gas prices are the highest they’ve been in five years.
This Thanksgiving, people across the city of Paris are thankful for many things: family, friends, health and personal qualities. Here are some of their stories.
By banding together, members of the Christian Homeschoolers in Paris have found they can offer more than basic courses for their children.
More than 500 people came out and roughly 700 plates of food were served at the annual Christians in Action Thanksgiving meal, which event coordinator Melissa Wickersham said is the largest turnout she’s ever seen.
The main priority is to remove turkeys from the freezer in advance to prevent steam reactions, which can cause explosions in the fryer, interim Paris Fire Chief Thomas McMonigle said.
“We want everybody to be happy and get some good cattle,” Mallicote said. “They do a good job for them during the year, they sell them and put them in the feed yard — the quality makes a difference here.”
At the October City Council meeting, officials approved an agreement for the grant to fund the new fire truck. The city put up $10,000 for the truck, and the grant will cover the rest of the expenses, which could come to $500,000.
AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety wants to remind all drivers to practice safe driving habits and exercise extra caution while traveling on Texas roadways during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.
From nutrition services to surgical units, staff across the hospital pitch in and make the most of their time together. They host potlucks on Thanksgiving Day and spend time catching up with one another — and their patients.
Paris Economic Development Corp. directors learned Monday a transfer of property scheduled in October for American SpiralWeld Co. has been delayed until after the first of the year because of unexpected environmental testing.
The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will celebrate 75 years of activity at its December meeting.
Downtown Paris lit up for the holidays Saturday night at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Crowds gathered with treats, hot cocoa, music and light. Alyson Hearn led the crowd in singing Christmas carols, and Santa heard present requests from children on the square.