Sales tax revenue in Paris took a hit during the filing period, falling 10.38% to $1,040,226.48 for November’s allocation compared to the same period last year.
In mass filings, candidates threw their hats into the Lamar County political arena on opening day last week for places on the Republican ballot for March 1 primary elections. The filing period began Monday and ends Dec. 13.
To be counted, ballots must be returned to the Lamar County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 6.
Texas Department of Transportation officials announced a small portion of FM 79 near Loop 286 around Paris will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday.
Fannin County is leading the Red River Valley in population growth, but Lamar County crossed the 50,000 population threshold for the second time in its history. That may trigger some responsibilities under state law, something county leaders are now reviewing.
ROXTON — A preliminary autopsy report confirmed Lamar County Sheriff's Office detectives' suspicion of murder-suicide for two found dead in the Roxton Arms Apartments on Oct. 26.
Today is Election Day for this year’s proposed constitutional amendments, of which there are eight. Here are your polling locations.
Polling locations close at 7 p.m. Results will be reported as they become available and will be updated until 100% of precincts have reported.
ROXTON — The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking into what investigators believe is a murder-suicide in Roxton.
Several changes are in store for Red River Valley voters after Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed this year’s redistricting maps.
United Way of Lamar County is at 56 % of a $550,000 goal, volunteers learned at a Friday morning report meeting.
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is sending cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $906.6 million in local sales tax allocations for October, 20.6% more than in October 2020. The allocations are based on sales made in August by businesses that report tax monthly.
“Despite the rain, we’ve had a pretty good fair although attendance was down about 6,000 from a normal year,” recently named executive director Steve Tucker said about the four- day run of the Red River Valley Fair.
“It was a fantastic night,” Red River Valley Veterans Memorial spokesperson Johnny Williams said about a Neal McCoy fundraising concert Saturday night at Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly.
Parisians Dr. Wally Kraft, Jason Exum and Gary Nash are to join other community servants in recognition on the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley Wall of Honor when the alumni and friends association honors the trio at a presentation dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paris Golf …
Breast cancer survivor Paulette Burchinal was first diagnosed in November of 2019 after she found a lump in the left side of her left breast.
Paris native Daphne Harris, 56, is not the type of woman to complain. But she does want people informed about checking for breast cancer.
William Kuebler restored the Sam Maxey State Historic Site's garden on Church Street to its historic glory.
Members of the cast of the Paris Junior College Drama Department production of “Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic,” entertained library patrons young and old Tuesday evening with a sneak preview of the show as they rehearsed scenes from the play on the library’s outdoor deck.
Lamar County Commissioners approve $380,000 in American Rescue Act funds for county’s 19 volunteer fire departments at a Monday meeting.
The Texas Underwriter’s Ball, a fundraiser affair of the St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, made a grand return Saturday after being canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.