One of the most important aspects of driving is being able to see. To do that, the car’s windshield needs to be free of cracks, mars and any kind of dirt such as grime. All of those things reduce the visibility of the driver.

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $906.6 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 20.6% more than in October 2020. The allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly.

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas — the largest state community banking association in the nation — recently honored Lamar National Bank with two Best of Community Banking Awards.

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Business recognition this month went to Reno Radiator, a business that has been thriving in town for more than 38 years. A plaque was given to show the city’s appreciation.

According to a release from Michelle P. Wellington with the public relations firm SKDK, Cooper Home Health Inc., doing business as Elara Caring, will close its Paris, Texas, office effective Oct. 15, 2021. Elara Caring’s other offices will continue to cover this area.

As many breast cancer survivors around town know, Texas Oncology is one of the most invaluable resources in the Red River Valley. This breast cancer awareness month puts the spotlight on the importance of yearly check-ups as well as giving yourself monthly self-exams.

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Autumn is here, and that means the United Way of Lamar County’s fall drive is in full swing. Donations are being accepted now through Nov. 12 to keep 22 essential community organizations such as The Boys & Girls Club of Lamar County, Meals on Wheels and SAFE-T, running smoothly — especially after the financial ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Peoples Bank has announced that Colton Perry has assumed his new role as loan officer at the bank. Perry brings a diverse background to this industry and into this new position.

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Besser Pro, an axle manufacturer for trailer applications, has purchased the former Winfield facility in the NW Industrial Park in Paris. Besser Pro acquired the 30,000-square-foot building after determining the Paris location would be a good fit for its workforce and logistical needs.