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. …

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.

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. 

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.

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%

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.