The Moll family and Project Deport will be offering free hot Thanksgiving meals to anyone in need in the community. To request one from the Molls, call 903-395-5822, or stop by the Deport VFD to get one from the organization on Thanksgiving Day.
On a warm Monday night, Deport Mayor John Mark Francis raised his right hand to be sworn in by Red River County Judge L.D. Williamson for a third term. Francis said he will continue to work to bring jobs to the city and improve infrastructure.
The Deport City Council will start its 6:30 p.m. Monday meeting with a public comment portion followed by announcing cumulative voting results from Lamar and Red River counties.
As of Wednesday morning, the results are in for local races in the Red River Valley, including city council, school board and mayoral races.
Deport residents Charles Roland and his wife are the third family to receive a new home through a Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, replacing his water-damaged old house with a safer new one.
Deport is looking at a healthy coming fiscal year with more than $88,000 in surplus funds rolling over and a fund balance of around $75,000.
Deport City Council will meet Monday to discuss a Texas Division of Emergency Management grant and upcoming community events including Trunk or Treat and Thanksgiving meals.
“By keeping the kids safe, we’re keeping families safe,” Deport Mayor John Mark Francis said. The city used CARES Act funds to purchase three chemical foggers, bottles of industrial grade disinfectant and bottles of sanitizing solution to battle Covid-19 at Deport Elementary.
The American Legion Post 199 in Deport will be hosting a 100th anniversary celebration for the post on Oct. 17.
The active Covid-19 case count in Lamar County is falling after spending weeks rising to a high of 226.
Mayor John Mark Francis announced at a city council meeting Tuesday that 16 Deport residents have applied for housing grants through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, and 11 have been approved.
Lamar County Sheriff’s Office detectives have charged Fredrick Lee Whorton of Bogata with burglarizing a Deport business on Aug. 11.
Council members will consider monthly maintenance work that may need to be done, and Mayor John Mark Francis is scheduled to deliver his Mayor Report, which will include an update on a grant from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.
The county’s active case count rose to 167 on Friday, just two days after setting a two-week high of 143, according to the district's data.
Records show a 72-year-old man and two women ages 82 and 88 lost their battle against the infection that has killed more than 9,000 Texans as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The Deport City Council on Monday took a step toward preparing for a larger population by approving the application process for a new water tower.
An 87-year-old man has become the 17th Lamar County resident to lose his life against Covid-19, according to the Paris-Lamar County Health District. An additional 15 cases also were reported today.
PATTONVILLE - Prairiland ISD will begin classes Aug. 24, school trustees decided at a special noon meeting today. Teachers are to report Aug. 10, and school will be out May 27, 2021, for summer break.
DEPORT — A United Parcel Service is now available in Deport. Located in the GlobalTech Public Safety Equipment store at 161 Main St., the UPS will serve Deport residents and other surrounding areas in having quicker access to shipping.
Deport City Council will have a special meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the procurement application to the Texas Water Development Board to potentially build a 100,000 gallon water tower.
The Deport Volunteer Fire Department will hold a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the fire station, corner of Monroe and Main streets in Deport.