The 2023 spring severe weather season is not too far away, and the National Weather Service and local public safety officials want everyone to be ready. The National Weather Service Office out of Fort Worth will conduct a free severe weather training class for Lamar County from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday at the Paris Police Department. Officially called the Skywarn Storm Spotter Class, the program will be held in partnership with the City of Paris. There is no cost to attend this class, and no registration is required.

Two Chisum High School seniors recently performed in the Four States Bandmasters’ Association Honor Band. Jeffrey Hurst was the second chair trombone in the Symphonic Band conducted by W. Dale Warren from the University of Arkansas.  Ali Amacendi was 10th chair in the Concert Band conducted …

The Red River Valley Homeless Coalition will conduct a Point-In-Time homeless count in Lamar County on Jan. 27, according to coalition president Shelly Braziel.

The state and nation day set aside to honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., is Monday, but his memory will be honored in Paris on Saturday.

After months of discussion and continued opposition from County Judge Brandon Bell, Lamar County Commissioners on a 3-2 vote approved the installation of a fuel farm on newly purchased property at 2805 N. Main St.

Funding for the reconstruction of Loop 286 in Paris has gained Texas Department of Transportation official approval at a cost of roughly $90 million with the support of $900,000 each from the City of Paris and Lamar County through efforts of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority.

U.S. Rep. Pat Fallon, R-4, who represents Lamar and Red River counties, among others, hosted a town hall meeting via telephone Tuesday, where constituents asked questions mostly aimed at political talking points.

As a young boy, I read about fishing up in remote lakes up in northern Saskatchewan for big northern pike, walleye and arctic grayling. I’d read all about the shore lunches, the cry of the loon and battles with big northern pike. Several years ago, I experienced Canadian wilderness fishing for the first time and since then have made several return trips.

ll successfully avoided a vote Monday on a proposed city/county fuel farm on recently purchased property on N. Main Street that undoubtedly has majority support by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court.

The fifth annual Christmas at the Museums celebration at Heritage Park in Paris begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in Paris with award presentations followed by a gamut of activities to support this year’s theme “Take Me Back to Toyland.”

A recurring topic of late, a proposed venture with the City of Paris for a fuel farm on property purchased earlier this year on N. Main Street again brought intense discussion but no action by Lamar County Commissioners’ Court at a Monday morning meeting.