On Thursday, a Lamar County jury convicted John Alfred Petersen of Criminal Mischief $2,500-$30,000 in a trial before Judge Bill Harris of the County Court-at-Law, according to First Assistant District Attorney Benjamin I. Kaminar.

Seated for its July session, the Lamar County Grand Jury returned a capital murder indictment on a man charged with the April 26 deaths of a man and woman in northwestern Lamar County, according to the District Clerk’s Office.

Blossom City Council will conduct public hearings on multiple ordinances, consider hiring a municipal court judge and hear from Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass about cameras for crime prevention at 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall.

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Every state score on this year’s STAAR test dropped except English 1 and English 2, Paris ISD Assistant Superintendent Althea Dixon reported to trustees. Paris ISD’s results mirrored the state, Dixon said.

North Lamar ISD beat the odds with the sale of roughly $44 million in bonds Monday with a lower interest rate than expected, resulting in a more than a 10-cent savings to taxpayers on the district’s projected property tax rate.

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Paris City Councilor Renae Stone met last week with a couple of Girl Scouts in town at Camp Gambill. The pair requested a visit with the council member to gain insight about being an black elected official and what it takes to be successful in life. With Stone are Hannah Guillory, of Irving,…

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The percentage of Texas Covid-19 tests coming back positive is now at levels considered red flags by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Trump administration during the height of the pandemic. State officials and virologists say the highly contagious delta variant is fueling the rise in new cases and h…

The Lamar County Appraisal District continues formal protests before its Appraisal Review Board this month amid the district’s attempts to bring local property values in line with the state’s Property Value Study.