The DPS officers' association sued the agency over a new policy to measure a trooper's physical readiness for the job not only by fitness tests, but by waist size. Thursday, the Public Safety Commission decided the policy is scientifically sound.
After a brief time as a pastor early on in life and after a 24-year career as a State of Texas employee, Seale remains faithful to his promise “to serve God forever” as one of three chaplains at Paris Regional Medical Center.
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.
President Donald Trump is heading to Dallas next month for a reelection campaign rally.
The Castle Doctrine justifies deadly force when a person intrudes on your property. Guyger's case is murky since she thought she was in her apartment but was actually in the apartment of unarmed Botham Jean.
Getting their imaginary motors running, on Saturday Paris locals Jay Ryan and Dustin Broadway will race their eggplant vehicle at the Austin Ranch in The Colony.
This Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and supporters of the special day are calling on Texas hunters and anglers to invite someone to go hunting or fishing, whether a first-timer, child or grandchild, friend, co-worker or neighbor.
The availability of gainful employment is a major factor for area growth, and industrial diversity can help a community weather economic ups and downs. Although pay, stability and company size differ from industry to industry, it takes a mixture to service the needs of an area's population. …
Choctaw County Historical Society organizer Teal Gray and Donna Head are hosting a “Save the Frisco Depot” fundraiser Sept. 28 at the Frisco Depot Museum in Hugo, Oklahoma.
This year’s United Fund drive is set at $500,000 to support 25 partner agencies that provide needed services within the community.
The Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site will welcome visitors Sept. 21 to its annual Farming Heritage Day, a free event which celebrates this Northeast Texas family farm of the mid-20th century with livestock exhibits, classic automobiles, antique tractors, vintage farming implements and hands-on activities.
Police are looking for a man who went into the Hugo Walmart on Saturday and Sunday and exposed himself.
The Paris Fire Department is in the running to win $100,000 for its 2018 lip sync challenge video, airing on CBS’ “Lip Sync to the Rescue” show at 7 p.m tonight.
A federal judge was visibly frustrated Friday as he suggested that putting state officials in uncooled cells might be the only way to get their attention after they broke a settlement agreement to keep some inmates in air conditioning.
The frequent allies traded jabs in the wake of two mass shootings in Texas.
"Words alone will not deliver the bold solutions Texas needs in order to defeat the violence that has become far too commonplace in our state," Bonnen said in a statement Wednesday announcing his charges for a select House committee.
The Choctaw Nation Cultural Services Division is using modern technology to tell early tribal stories. Artifacts from the Choctaw Nation Capitol Museum in Tvshka Homma are now the first available online for viewing.
The Texas Department of Transportation has planned road work in Delta, Lamar and Red River counties this week. Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.
Since the Aug. 28, 2018, ICE raid, most Load Trail detainees have bonded out and arranged short-term work documentation. As the company works toward a new settlement in the criminal investigation, some of the cases of those arrested remain in flux.
Prairiland ISD expects to receive two $109,000 solar farm checks before the end of the year.
Parts of Northeast Texas will soon see greater internet connectivity thanks to federal subsidies.
The laws include new rules for smokers, telemarketers and kids selling lemonade
The bill mandates required reporting from colleges and universities about courses that don't transfer, and aims to help students save time and money.
The new panel met Thursday at the state Capitol in Austin and is scheduled to convene again next week in El Paso.
In hopes to provide quicker service, over 90 of DPS' 229 offices — including every mega center and "severely crowded" office — will become fully staffed, while another 100 will receive smaller personnel boosts.
Senate Bill 21, authored by Sen. Joan Huffman, a Republican from Houston, made Texas the 16th state to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.
More than 600,000 Texans will immediately be eligible to have their driver's licenses reinstated after the program's Sept. 1 repeal. The system was widely criticized for adding additional annual fees on top of the price of tickets, but all pending surcharges will soon be waived.
Conservative activist Michael Quinn Sullivan has said he secretly recorded Burrows and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen asking him to challenge 10 House incumbents in the 2020 elections.
Choctaw Casino & Resort is hosting a job fair Monday as it looks to hire about 30 people to join its team in full- and part-time positions.
A hot, dry landscape heading into the season can concentrate dove around feeding and watering areas, making for excellent hunting, according to wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Houston ISD, the state's largest school district, is among those that could have its school board taken over by the state, due to consecutive low ratings of one of its schools.
The law will make the electronic transmission of unwanted sexually explicit material a class C misdemeanor. But legal experts worry it could be written too broadly under the First Amendment to be effective.
The state’s approach stands in stark contrast to that of Australia, where leaders have successfully pushed a nationwide program that has made a sizable dent in cervical cancer rates.
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.
A civil rights group has sued on behalf of two residents who say their votes were rejected based on their signatures.
In their lawsuit, the Democrats contend Bonnen, Sullivan and state Rep. Dustin Burrows violated campaign finance laws and demanded that Sullivan produce a recording of the meeting that he has so far played only for select Republicans.
The House General Investigating Committee, which holds subpoena power, will review allegations that Bonnen offered media credentials to a conservative group if it targeted 10 GOP lawmakers in the upcoming election.
Abbott announced a similar series of roundtables after the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
There will be 75 candles on his birthday cake and Smokey Bear still hopes none of them start a forest fire.
The Paris Junior College Board of Regents agreed on a proposed tax rate of 0.084%, a reduction from the current tax rate of 0.085%
Everywhere she goes, Brenda Wells wears a beaded bracelet to remind her to keep a balance in life.
Whiskey Myers, a band founded by Paris resident John Jeffers, is on tour and playing alongside some of the biggest names in rock. Recently, they opened up for rock 'n roll legends, The Rolling Stones.
Our Shumard red oak has a dark streak on its trunk. Everything is dry and it is not getting any larger. The tree appears healthy otherwise. Should I be concerned?
Sunday, Aug. 4
President Donald Trump tweeted the news Friday afternoon. Rep. John Ratcliffe issued a statement as well, saying he doesn't wish for a national security and intelligence debate about his confirmation to become a political, partisan issue.
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday told consumers affected by the Equifax data breach that they are unlikely to get the full $125 cash payment that many sought.
Crime labs repeatedly told lawmakers and budget officials that they couldn't distinguish between hemp and marijuana without new testing resources. The issue got almost no attention.
Texas DPS will implement a new alert system to assist police in finding and rescuing missing adults too old for an Amber Alert and too young for a Silver alert who may have been kidnapped or who are in immediate danger of injury or death.
Choctaw County Undersheriff Jody King is recovering from additional surgery following a car wreck July 12 that left him with a fractured C2 bone.
Singer-songwriter Chris Knight will appear in concert Aug. 22 at Paris’ Heritage Hall, 1009 W. Kaufman St.