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Payless ShoeSource. GameStop. Family Dollar. With Forever 21 now joining the growing list of closing brick-and-mortar retail stores, global research firm Coresight Research warns the nation is on course to see 12,000 store closures by the end of 2019 as a result of changing consumer tastes, …

The efforts of local Republicans to refute my statements about President Donald Trump’s corruption are based on false or misleading information. Let’s look at the facts.

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. …

If Trump wanted to “profit” from his position as president, he could simply accept the $400,000 presidential salary he has refused rather than concerning himself with $136 per night hotel stays.

As vaping falls under a federal spotlight while health authorities look into hundreds of breathing illnesses reported in people who have used e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, states have or are considering enacting statewide bans of flavored vaping products. Do you support bans, such a…

Some area cities, like Reno and Deport, no longer permit mobile or manufactured homes within city limits. Those that allow them, like Bogata and Cooper, do so through a permitting process. Paris also allows them, but only in designated parks. Proponents say the homes are more affordable than…

Why is it the City Council doesn’t want to tell why they removed the city manager from office, and if he did something wrong, why does he get a reward for leaving?

I have to admit, after reading last Monday’s Paris News poll question, I was plain flummoxed. I couldn’t decide if the disconnect was in the foundation of the question, or the presumption of deriving any kind of a meaningful answer.

Lamar County commissioners last week considered a $200,000 proposal by Paris Fire Chief Mike Vogel to have four Paris Fire Department firefighters ready to assist Lamar County’s volunteer fire departments in fighting structure fires. County Judge Brandon Bell said “I think it’s too expensive…

I commend Allan Hubbard for his Aug. 19 article distinguishing spiritual issues from genuine mental illness. I believe the difference to be both real and complicated. 

This is the second year that Texas has awarded letter grades to school districts and the first year for schools, replacing a previous pass/fail system. (Schools last year received numeric scores that could easily be translated into grades.) The grades are intended to represent students’ acad…

Germany, a large world black coal producer, has closed all black coal mines. They planned this in 2008 with arrangements for cultural upgrades in communities affected; the U.S. government could have been prepared for mine closures like Germany.

Several facts seem evident in Bill Collin’s letter in response to mine criticizing Republican response to the Mueller report: He has obviously not read even the heavily redacted report, nor did he listen to any of the hearings on the report. 

The safety and protection of the children we serve is always our number one priority. Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley is aware of a serious incident that occurred outside one of our locations while the facility was being rented by a third party for an adult basketball tournament.Th…

It's never been easier getting your food delivered or groceries prepared. Among local services are DoorDash for food delivery, Instacart for grocery delivery, and Walmart's and Kroger's grocery pickup services. The services are meant to free up time otherwise spent waiting in lines or shoppi…

Many people who dislike President Donald Trump think he is racist, while those who like him claim he isn’t. They contend he gets angry, and his tirades are against white people as well as minorities.

Despite Republican representatives’ best efforts to discredit Robert Mueller or his report, as well as the FBI and the CIA, the fact remains none of them questioned either the truth of a single line of Mueller’s report or any of the conclusions. 

In reviving the rarely used federal death penalty, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it would use the same lethal drug Texas uses in its executions. Ordering five executions in December and January, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told the federal prisons bureau to adopt a…

A big thank you to the coaches, parents and players of the Paris All Stars 9U team that just won their World Series tournament in Brookhaven, Mississippi, last weekend.

Honey Grove ISD's Board of Trustees is considering a new policy that would require students to turn their cellphones off during class and meal times. Honey Grove High School Principal Tammy Mariani favors the measure, saying as hard as teachers try to monitor what students are doing, student…

Texas A&M University System regents set aside $30 million additional dollars in 2018 to provide help for students of families who earn $100,000 or less, or who are stricken with financial hardships such as losses during natural disasters, death of a breadwinner or some other calamity.