Police Chief Karl Louis and his band, Rue 82, performed classics by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and The Beatles, among others, Saturday at South Main Iron’s annual Veterans Memorial Concert.

The violent tornado that wreaked havoc on multiple areas of Lamar County before entering Oklahoma while still on the ground has been upgraded to an EF4, according to the National Weather Service.

How Lamar and Red River counties voted in state and district elections. All counties positions were unopposed in November so the GOP primary winners from the spring automatically won. The votes totals are unofficial until they are canvassed later this year.

More than 200 people gathered at Love Civic Center on Sunday afternoon to pay respect to those who have served to protect freedom during an annual celebration on the weekend leading to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

AUSTIN, Texas  — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decisively won a third term Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a midterm race that tested the direction of America’s supersized red state following the Uvalde school massacre and a strict new abortion ban.

Commissioners in both Red River and Lamar counties extended disaster declarations on Monday as a result of separate tornadoes that occurred Friday afternoon although federal or state monetary relief is not expected to be forthcoming. Both Lamar County Judge Brandon Bell and Red River County Judge L.D. Williamson issued disaster declarations after storms raged through first Lamar County shortly after 4 p.m. Friday followed by a separate storm beginning in Fulbright later that evening.

With more than 8,000 ballots cast in early voting, Lamar County residents now head to 26 polling locations on Tuesday to cast votes in a General Election that is likely to determine the control of the U.S. Congress and whether Republicans maintain control of the state’s top leadership positions.