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Fitness and technology are mixing like never before, and with the proliferation of wearable technology, it's becoming easier to monitor workouts and meet fitness goals. The Pew Research Center recently announced that one in five U.S. adults regularly wear a smart watch or fitness tracker to …

Now that Lamar County has become a “sanctuary” for constitutional amendments, I propose several more. (You must admit it is only fair for our county commissioners to adopt these proposals so they won’t be guilty of favoring or promoting the Second Amendment over other amendments.)

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I’ve heard from several folks around town that this last Friday’s storms varied widely in rainfall. Some a little more, some a little less. Out here, we missed the part that was a little less. In fact, for about two hours, the best way to describe it in sepulchral tones was, “and then the ra…

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The Dallas Cowboys have introduced Mike McCarthy as the ninth coach in franchise history. McCarthy replaces Jason Garrett, who led an underachieving 8-8 team in a make-or-break season, missing the playoffs in the final year of his contract. It's the second coaching stop for the 56-year-old M…

The targeted killing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani on Friday raised tensions between Tehran and Washington. President Donald Trump threatened to demand billions of dollars in compensation from Iraq or impose "sanctions like they've never seen before" if it goes thr…

After losing control of the Cowboys’s postseason fate, ending with an 8-8 season, the fate of head coach Jason Garrett is in the hands of owner Jerry Jones, who turned aside numerous attempts to offer a timeframe on a decision, essentially saying any of those questions imply that he’s made a…

Paris Economic Development Corp. directors recently learned the entity will need to borrow $3 million to cover cash incentives if all prospective industries currently in negotiations decide to locate in Paris. In acknowledging that "jobs are not easy to come by," board member Dr. A.J. Hashmi…

Here in Lamar County, we are fortunate to have a healthy criminal justice system. Our police chief and sheriff are honorable men who lead their deputies to follow the law as they protect and serve us. Our judges know the law and use their authority carefully and wisely. Our district attorney…