The winner of this week’s Red River Valley Athlete of the Week is Hudson Stroud of Honey Grove High School in Honey Grove..The senior standout quarterback will be back in action as the Warriors take on the Harleton Wildcats in a Friday night game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Lone Oak. 

These are the four candidates for the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the Week award, which is based on performance from the past week. Voting is open on and will remain open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Paris hosted its first congressional debate Monday at Love Civic Center as incumbent U.S. Rep. Pat Fallon, R-District 4, squared off against challenger Iro Omere, D-District 4, on a range of issues.

“This is what happens when bad things happen to bad actors,” said Laura Hutching, director of Paris Community Theatre’s latest production, “Drop Dead: A Farce,” by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. “It’s about a last-ditch effort by a group of washed-up actors to put on a badly written murde…

Local taxpayers can expect to receive this year’s tax bills by mail by the end of October, a statement expected to be the last to reflect increasing property values that have plagued property owners for the past several years.

Annual Red River Valley Fair opens for a four-day run at 6 p,m. Wednesday at the Lamar County Fairgrounds with prefair activities for senior citizens and school children planned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

We have beat the heat once again and in a matter of days it will be time to climb into our treestands and ground blinds with a trusty bow and once again go after whitetail in a most challenging, fun but also exciting manner. Now is the time to make sure all your equipment is in top notch working order and that you can place that arrow where it needs to be when the moment of truth comes and that bruiser buck is within bow range.

It might not have been a Sunday, but First Christian Church’s fellowship hall was still filled with hundreds of people Monday evening, as country musician Wade White performed to a sold-out crowd at First Christian Church’s quarterly Country Dinner Theater, which benefits several local programs.

As political campaigns across the state gear up for what could be the closest Texas gubernatorial race, Lamar County Republicans and Democrats organize grassroots efforts.

While dragging a Texas rigged plastic worm through some heavy submerged brush at one of my long time friend’s 30 acre lake in east Texas, joking and laughing with three other great friends, I came to the realization that I am a very wealthy man! Now before my email inbox gets blown up with requests for loans, I’d better explain.