Three candidates have filed for Paris ISD’s Board of Trustees election scheduled for May 6, 2023. The district’s Place 2, Place 4 and Place 5 spots are up for election.

A 74-year-old Paris man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced to 25 years in state prison for striking a pregnant teenager with his vehicle and fleeing the scene last May. 

The area is under a National Weather Service Winter storm warning through 6 a. m, on Thrusday. Travel is hazardous despite road treatments. Dangerous travel conditions will continue into early Thursday morning. Roads may become nearly impassible and bridges and overpasses will remain icy.

The winter weather advisory that was originally scheduled to end Wednesday morning has been extended to Thursday, Feb. 2.

The 2023 spring severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want everyone to be ready. The National Weather Service Office out of Fort Worth will conduct a free severe weather training class for Lamar County from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Paris Police Department. Officially called the Skywarn Storm Spotter Class, the program will be held in partnership with the City of Paris. There is no cost to attend this class, and no registration is required.

Two Chisum High School seniors recently performed in the Four States Bandmasters’ Association Honor Band. Jeffrey Hurst was the second chair trombone in the Symphonic Band conducted by W. Dale Warren from the University of Arkansas.  Ali Amacendi was 10th chair in the Concert Band conducted …

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents received and approved a clean audit report when it met Monday inside the Math and Science Building on the junior college campus.

By a 3-2 margin, Lamar County Commissioners Court voted to spend $4 million of the remaining $4.7 million in American Rescue Act funding for a training/office building and storage facilities to be built on newly acquired property on North Main Street.

The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society surpassed an all-time fundraiser effort and raised in excess of $153,000 at this year’s Snowflakes & Diamonds gala at Love Civic Center. Final totals from the annual event are still being tallied.

A replica of Paris’ notorious Eiffel Tower with red cowboy hat is being planned for Cox Field, members of Paris City Council learned at a Monday night meeting from fellow member Clayton Pilgrim.

Red River County Commissioners, on the advice of Sheriff Jimmy Caldwell, voted to terminate the Sexual Assault Investigator’s Grant at the Monday meeting in the Red River County Courthouse Annex.