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.
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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.
We may all simply need to accept that punishment for some men guilty of sexual misconducts will not come until they die.
Texas remains one of the few states that maintains a system of partisan judicial selection. A tweet by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year signaled his willingness to support "an independent judiciary free from politics." Although Republicans continue to dominate the state's judiciary, Democr…
The Region C water board argues the growing Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex needs water, and it has continued to keep the controversial proposed Marvin Nichols reservoir in its 2022 water plan. Region D water board is steadfast in its opposition of the proposed reservoir that would cover parts o…
Public record requests by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology have revealed the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have used facial recognition technology to scan state driver's license databases, including photos of legal residents and citizens, without their con…
I know too many people who see/hear what they believe. That was my primary take-away from Mr. Byrd’s commentary — don’t do that.
Some people think they can use logic and convince Trump voters that President Donald Trump is dangerous to democracy and will damage the Constitution. It is unlikely they will be successful in convincing Trump advocates of anything.
We are about to remodel the Love Center — can we move those dumpsters to another area so they are not in the photographs of our city symbol that are taken by people from all over the world?
The Transportation Department is moving to relax federal regulations that require truckers to pull over, a long sought goal of the trucking industry. Interest groups that represent motor carriers and truck drivers have lobbied for revisions they say would make the rigid “hours of service” ru…
I want to thank you for the articles by local people about health and science. It’s so nice to read about something more than who was arrested, who died and Dear Abby.
My question: Do these professional entities promote nonstop coverage because they think people are without the aforementioned devices?
There were a number of articles in the The Paris News last week that covered the Appraisal District’s side of the story. There is another side of the story, maybe even a darker side, that was not discussed.
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The history of Jimmy is about a failed mental health system, turn loose and treat with drugs, let the jails and prisons store them.
A poem by Mary Brown.
Iran on June 20 shot down an unmanned $100 million U.S. drone it said invaded its airspace. The U.S. government said the drone was over international airspace. President Donald Trump said the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to strike back, but upon learning 150 people would likely die he called…
I am a combat disabled Korean War veteran. I joined the Oklahoma 45 NG Division, after it was re-activated following WWII, while I was still in high school. We were mobilized for the Korean War, trained and sent to combat in Korea.
Evergreen Cemetery is beautiful. Jim (Blassingame) and crew have repaired the storm damage and planted lovely flowers in all boxes and the gazebo.
A University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll shows more than half of the state's voters think President Donald Trump and Gov. Greg Abbott are doing a good job. Do you agree with the poll's findings?
Question: Why does the city make ordinances that they don’t go by themselves?
Hats off to Lamar County’s chief appraiser, Jerry Patton, for identifying a problem (lack of space and privacy in the Appraisal District’s current location) and trying to find a solution.
I noted with some interest that Gov. Greg Abbott has been requested, and has agreed, to send Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to the City of Dallas to help quell a surge in criminal activity.
A Federal Reserve survey in late May found that 40% of American adults wouldn't be able to cover a $400 emergency. A large portion, 27%, said they would need to borrow money or sell something to come up with the $400; 12% said they couldn't cover it all. The study also found 17% of adults ar…
Texas lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have maintained the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Now, on Sept. 1, all plumbing licenses will expire and plumbers will no longer need state licensing. Licensed plumbers worry the move risks Texans' health because anyone will be able…
Images taken by “security cameras” as mentioned in the May 15, 2019, edition of this paper got my attention.
GOP ignoring ballooning national debt
Not surprisingly, Republicans have taken issue with my statement that voter fraud is practically non-existent.
Monday is the last day of the Texas Legislature's 2019 session. How do you rate its performance, decisions and actions?
Again, the Lamar County Democrat chair has offered up his interpretation of Texas Senate Bill 9 on voter fraud.
The subject of voting as addressed by Texas SB-9 should be of interest to all. I have served as an election judge several times, and it was an eye opener each time.
Too many drivers seem to ignore speed limit signs when they're present, let alone when they're not. There are differing default speed limits on Texas roadways lacking a sign, and some Lamar County residents say those limits are too high. According to state law, the speed limit on a state-num…
Carter BloodCare serves the blood transfusion needs of about 700 patients every day in 57 counties of north, central and east Texas.
I’m wondering if I’m the only Walmart customer who has a problem with the fact that I pay for my merchandise after waiting in line only to get stopped at the door for the person there to go through the items again and check the receipt after she watched me go through the line and check out.
Part of my anger against President Donald Trump and his backers is the effect they have had in openly reviving racial discrimination. This brings back many memories of racial discrimination against my own family.