Toy requests are a hot topic during the Christmas season, so The Paris News reached out to local service organizations to learn what items top children’s wish lists. Bicycles are by far the most-requested item every year.
Gov. Greg Abbott has focused attention on homeless Austin residents. But many more Texans are homeless in other parts of the state.
According to Global Market Research, digital gift voucher numbers are soon estimated to reach $698.2 billion globally. The report also highlights a growth rate expected at 10% annually from 2015 to 2025.
The Sears Wish Book, which debuted in the early 1930s and went through many transformations throughout the decades, was always the go-to catalog when browsing for Christmas gift ideas.
Christians in Action founder and minister Don Walker of Paris remembers growing up during an era when homeless men rode the rails and walked the roadways, going from place to place and picking up odd jobs along the way.
Corrective action on a dangerous S-curve in the middle of town on Highway 271 may not come until the state widens the two-lane roadway from Paris to the Red River-Titus County line, according to a Texas Department of Transportation official.
Last weekend, a handful of people got the opportunity to see one of Peter Jackson’s latest, most unique films, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” thanks to efforts by a local veteran, John Berquist.
Paris Junior College on Wednesday hosted an inaugural job fair for students and regional businesses. The goal chiefly was to help Paris Junior College graduates obtain employment, although anyone in the community was welcome to attend.
Paris Community Theatre sings in the holidays with a musical revue of favorite Yuletide songs and stories when the amateur acting troupe brings its professional-level entertainers to the stage for “Christmas at The Plaza” this weekend.
The department has received a new ambulance outfitted with custom features, providing both reliability and high-quality resources for staff and patients, EMS Director Kent Klinkerman said.
L.C. Hill and Clyde Waters, directors for the Delta Soil and Water Conservation District No. 443, were recognized by the Texas State Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts for serving 20 years on the Delta Soil and Water Conservation District Board. Trey Watson, field represe…
The Museum of the Red River recently announced the winners of this year’s Festival of the Trees.
SHERMAN — The Area Agency on Aging of Texoma Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers in Cooke, Fannin and Grayson counties to advocate for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
On Monday, the candidates who will run in the March 3 primaries were officially set.
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.
An analysis by the Washington D.C.-based Environmental Integrity Project found that 30 states have cut funding to environmental agencies over the past decade. In Texas, lawmakers slashed spending by more than a third between 2008 and 2018.
Forty-five Texas State Parks and 10 Texas Historical Commission State Historic Sites will be decking the halls and creating some holiday cheer at more than 80 events statewide through December.
BREAKING: Uber acknowledged more than 3,000 sexual assaults occurred during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited safety report.
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports.
An investigation by The Texas Tribune and Grist shows that regulators in the Lone Star State have given a hand up to struggling coal companies as they face millions of dollars in mandated land restoration costs.
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.
The Ark-Tex Council of Governments region is experiencing outages with the 911 system, Police Chief Bob Hundley announced. They have not announced a cause yet, nor an estimated time of full restoration of service. If you need an emergency response, please call 903-784-6688 and press 0 for dispatch.
A NPR/PBS News Hour/Marist poll last week found "the overwhelming majority of Americans across parties say nothing they hear in the (impeachment) inquiry (of President Donald Trump) will change their minds on impeachment." The poll found that half of Americans approve of the inquiry, and res…
The case centers around the Texas Advance Directives Act, a controversial law that allows doctors to end treatment for patients when further care is deemed futile.
The U.S. Department of Education found that Laurie Kash's disclosures about how the TEA awarded a contract were "contributing factors" in her termination.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans to stay vigilant and report any suspicious behavior or activity they observe to law enforcement.
Abbott has set a Dec. 1 deadline for agencies to tell his office how they plan to limit regulations, reduce fees and, "where appropriate," remove licensing barriers for people with criminal records.
Consumers could see higher prices for whole turkeys at grocery stores this holiday season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Several nonprofits, local governments and philanthropy organizations have formed Texas Counts, a coalition aimed at ensuring an accurate census count in 2020, which could affect representation in Congress and billions in federal funding.
President Donald Trump celebrated tech behemoth Apple keeping its Mac Pro computer manufacturing plant in the Texas state capital.
In Laredo, border landowners are receiving letters from the federal government, requesting permission to enter their land for surveying. "Hell no, we're not signing anything," one recipient said.
Chancellor J.B. Milliken said 2.6% is the rate of inflation in the higher education sector. UT institutions have increased tuition between 0.1% and 8.5% in recent years.
President Donald Trump will tour a new Apple manufacturing plant in Austin on Wednesday with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Spending on each of the last two inaugurations eclipsed that of any other in Texas for at least 40 years, even when adjusted for inflation. A spokesman for the governor has said no state dollars were spent on the festivities.
Republican Rep. Gary VanDeaver of New Boston has announced he will seek re-election to the Texas House, and he has received endorsement from Gov. Greg Abbott. VanDeaver represents District 1, which includes Bowie, Lamar, Franklin and Red River counties. He is a retired school superintendent …
Dozens of lawmakers — both Republicans and Democrats — have asked Gov. Greg Abbott and the parole board to stop Reed's execution. There are also multiple appeals in the courts.
The document says that the envelope had Nevárez's official House seal and held “four small clear baggies” containing a substance found to include cocaine.
As public hearings in the presidential impeachment inquiry kicked off Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, of Heath, emerged as one of President Donald Trump's fiercest defenders.
With general deer hunting season opening this weekend, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters throughout the state to properly dispose of carcasses from harvested deer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases in deer.
The initiative requires agents in charge of ATF offices across the country to either create new guidelines or review the protocols already in place to bring federal charges against people who lie in order to obtain a gun from a firearms dealer.
Ever since Nov. 8, 2000, someone has been killed in a Texas wreck each day. The state's transportation department is spending $600 million on safety — and trying to end all roadway deaths by 2050.
Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Federal labor data shows a wide e…
Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Nov. 7, 2000, was the last deathless day on roadways in Texas. That means for 19 years straight, at least one person has died every single day. An average of 10 people die every day in crashes in the state.
In honor of America’s veterans, the Texas Historical Commission has announced it will waive all admission fees at state historical sites on the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, including Paris’ Sam Bell Maxey House, for those who have served in the U.S. Military.
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.
Rep. VanDeaver called the Rep. Dennis Bonnen’s actions this summer “against the bedrock of my beliefs.”
The Texas Department of Transportation has announced planned road work in Delta, Lamar and Red River counties. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.
The show featured themes from Beetlejuice to ghosts and goblins, giving the performers — from aerialists to elephants — the chance to dress up and adapt their acts with spooky twists.
On Nov. 5, voters have the chance to change the Texas Constitution to ensure retired law enforcement animals can be adopted by their handlers, erasing a decades-old requirement that government property must be sold or destroyed when no longer in use.
Cornyn’s bill, called the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act, would curb major drug companies’ use of patents, which monopolize prescription drugs and prevent generic and biosimilar competition from coming to market.