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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.

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Texas Department of Transportation officials announced a small portion of FM 79 near Loop 286 around Paris will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday.

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Several changes are in store for Red River Valley voters after Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed this year’s redistricting maps.

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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.

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 “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.

 

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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 …

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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.