The Lamar County count of confirmed Covid-19 climbs to 337 today after a report of five additional cases by the Paris/Lamar County Health District. Today's cases include four females, ages 21, 29, 41 and 71, and one 71-year-old male.
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.
Accounts of damage included downed trees and power lines along FM 3298 and in areas near Sumner, and property damage in the Hidden Lakes Estates area and near Direct.
“We took a direct hit, and I don’t know how the plant is still standing,” the Jamesco president said by telephone from a hilltop where the plant is located on Farm Road 906 just miles from the Red River.
Following multiple severe weather and tornado warnings from the National Weather Service, area residents reported a tornado on the ground at around 6:40 p.m. between Direct and Lamar Point.
A slip-on unit is a complete self-contained firefighting system designed for wildland firefighting as well as structure fires. The unit that the department purchased has a 200-gallon poly water tank.
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.
Paris Community Theatre: Children’s Theatre classes and rehearsals for “Cabaret,” postponed until March 23. No cancellations are planned at this time.
The window to sign up for May nonpartisan elections is closing.
Fire Station 2 in Caviness on FM 1499 is hosting its BBQ dinner and silent and live auction at 5 p.m. Saturday. It will include a 50/50 raffle and all you can eat; $7 for adults, $3 for ages 5 to 10. Children under age 5 eat free. The station accepts all forms of payment, with a 3% charge on…
A Powderly man began serving his sentence Tuesday night after district court ordered time behind bars for felony charges brought against him for a 2017 shooting incident in Blossom, reports show.
With the March primary election coming up, the deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. today.
The dinner will feature a live and silent auction; chili, corn dogs for the kids and all the trimmings, desserts to choose from and donation only at the door.
The marriage of Texas’ oldest married couple ended late last week when Fannie Lorene Chaffin, 97, of Powderly, passed away at Heritage House of Paris, leaving her 100-year-old husband of 82 years, Leroy Chaffin, and more than 100 descendants spanning six generations.
CHICOTA — Two people have been flown to the Metroplex for medical treatment following the explosion of a mobile home Tuesday.
Much like every year, several area fire departments presented annual staff awards this month. But at Paris Fire Department in particular, this year’s choice was special to many.
Over three years, nearly 400 pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women at every turn, frustrates doctors and midwives, and incentivizes substandard care.
Multiple volunteer fire departments responded to the call at 98 County Road 34721, including Lamar Point, Hopewell, Powderly and Faught. They found the home fully engulfed upon arrival, responders on scene said.
CHICOTA — Almost 100 friends and neighbors turned out Friday night in support of a man most residents of this far northern Lamar County community call “Mr. Chicota,” who has been diagnosed with bone cancer.
Hundreds came out Saturday night to support 6-year-old Powderly resident Jaxon McFarland, who was badly burned in an accident in early October.
POWDERLY — Local Texas A&M graduates have organized a barbecue plate dinner to raise money for Aggie scholarships.