Prairiland trustees finalized a deal for a massive solar farm project in Lamar and Red River counties.
Prairiland ISD trustees are expected to approve a tax limitation agreement with Delilah Solar Energy at a Tuesday meeting, and reorganize the board after the Nov. 3 election.
Incumbents in Place 2 and Place 3 on the Prariland ISD board of trustees face challengers in the Nov. 3 General Election.
A Prairiland Junior High School teacher who tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday has been quarantined. Superintendent Jeff Ballard said the teacher wore a mask “100% of the time."
The active Covid-19 case count in Lamar County is falling after spending weeks rising to a high of 226.
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.
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.
The Paris/Lamar County Health District is reporting five new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 625 since reporting began in March.
Emily Newman and Ryan Dougherty of the Prairiland FFA are the recipients of the $20,000 Texas FFA Foundation Scholarship sponsored by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, according to Kelly Stapleton, Prairiland FFA advisor.
UPDATED W/ LOCAL STATEMENT: Abbott previously resisted calls for such an order and at one point banned local governments from requiring masks. First-time violators will be issued a warning, though repeat offenders could be fined up to $250.
Prairiland ISD trustees approved a 2020-21 fiscal year budget at a Monday night meeting and heard from a financial consultant about how to best use solar energy farm revenues.
The possibility of year-round school because of the coronavirus drew opposition from Prairland’s ISD’s superintendent at a Monday night meeting.
“We just wanted to do something to honor Slade’s memory,” said firefighter Austin Sugg, who helped start the Friends of Slade Baker nonprofit.
Prairiland ISD will spend roughly a half million dollars to revamp the school’s baseball, softball and practice fields, according to Superintendent Jeff Ballard.
Kevin Cuba, a 49-year-old resident of Paris was driving a 2007 Pontiac at 12:30 a.m. Friday north on Highway 271 when he crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Tahoe driven by Adrianna Yanez of Roxton.
If completed, Samson Solar Energy II, valued at $108 million, and Samson Solar Energy III, valued at $215 million, are expected to add roughly $6.8 million to Prairiland coffers over a 15-year period.
“I think TEA is doing the best they can under the circumstances,” Prairiland Superintendent Jeff Ballard said. “I do appreciate the communication we have received from them.”
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trustees approved an amendment to the original application of Samson Solar Energy I LLC for a limitation on appraised value of property for school district maintenance and operations taxes approved in August 2018 by trustees.