As you all may have noticed, there were a few more motorcycles than your used to. I want to say thank you to all the businesses that supported Adam Sandival’s dream and vision. You all were great.
With the resignation of John Godwin on Aug. 19, the Paris City Council has hired Baker Tilly to do the replacement search for a new city manager. His resignation came after complaints about his management style led the council to consider terminating his contract. As Paris chooses a city man…
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. …
I heard the front door close, opened it to look out, and saw footprints in the sand, leaves surrounding there about.
I understand some veterans’ frustration with the VA services now. VA facilities need to work with local medical facilities to assist veterans that have trouble traveling to VA medical facilities.
Mr. O’Connor has 100 college professors that think President Donald Trump is corrupt. I can find 100 professors that are against motherhood and apple pie.
Just read where the City Council gave Atmos Energy the right to raise its rate. When will the people get a break?
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…
It is no coincidence that six sitting Republican representatives from Texas are retiring rather than having to defend their support of Trump.
I suggest that we go to school vouchers and let the parents pick the school for their children. Then and only then will we have true accountability and competition.
As human nature has it, we like to complain but sometimes forget to compliment.
I would like to take the time to publicly thank Chris Dux, Jerry Dudley, Rod McCoy and others that have responded to the statements of Gary O’Connor, chairperson of the local Democrat party.
School officials, city leaders and entities like the Paris Economic Development Corp. work to create a bright future for Paris, Lamar County and the surrounding area. How confident or pessimistic are you about the likelihood that Paris will be a great place to live, work and raise children i…
When the rest of the story is revealed, arguments fall apart if you’ve cherry picked quotes to support a delusion of collusion or a deduction of obstruction.
It didn’t require much research for me to write about school improvement since I spent over 30 years in the trenches.
The Democrats need to get over it and actually try to do something to help the country instead of being the Never Trump Party.
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…
There are many things for which I am grateful, one of which is that I don’t have to defend President Donald Trump.
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…
Joe Biden’s statement that Democrats “choose truth, not facts” may not have been a gaff after all.
In the wake of tragedy, no rest no sleep
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.
Will the City of Paris ever learn? My guess is no.
Former city manager John Godwin and Paris City Council reached a separation agreement. The public hearing will not occur, and we will fund the buyout.
Klark and/or The Paris News staff made a really good choice running Ross Ramsey’s piece as a follow up, and Ross nailed the thing dead to rights.
Gary O’Connor and minions have made assumptions about items I have or have not read or listened to and news sources I utilize.
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…
Since this seemingly came as a surprise to so many of us, I can’t help but suspect the four council members who voted for suspension are not being forthcoming.
Let’s look at why the Second Amendment is needed even in this day and age in this country.
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…
That Second Amendment wasn’t put there so I could shoot skeet or my neighbor could hunt deer. It was put there to assure the survival of the other nine of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.
We found the staff flagging the traffic were courteous and friendly under extreme hot days to work.
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…
This raising of property taxes flies in the face of what Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas Legislature and our own representative, Gary VanDeaver, is saying.
In a lifetime if we could receive
As concerned citizens, we can make an effort to maintain formal politeness and courtesy in our behavior and our speech as we hash out how to constitutionally respond to historic challenges and interference in our elections.
President Donald Trump on Monday suggested the "marrying" of immigration reform to background check legislation in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, during the weekend. Would you support this action?
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.
Once again the venerable Gary O’Connor, local sage and chair of the local Democrat faction, has come forth with his version of facts and opinions on the GOP, the Mueller Report and President Donald Trump.
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.