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.

A Paris police officer is currently on administrative leave pending the outcome of a review regarding an encounter between the officer and a Lamar County resident, whose son was paralyzed in an officer-involved shooting in June of 2021.

Three people have filed for positions on the ballot for a May 6 Paris City Council election. Candidates have until  5 p.m. Feb. 17 to file an application, according to City Clerk Janice Ellis.

The City of Reno has settled its lawsuit with former Reno police lieutenant David Jernigan, who sued the city last year alleging violations of the American Disabilities Act and the Texas Labor Code.