The 53rd Homecoming and Anniversary at Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ in Roxton, set for Sept. 6, has been canceled.
The active Covid-19 case count in Lamar County is falling after spending weeks rising to a high of 226.
The county’s active case count rose to 167 on Friday, just two days after setting a two-week high of 143, according to the district's data.
Records show a 72-year-old man and two women ages 82 and 88 lost their battle against the infection that has killed more than 9,000 Texans as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.
An 87-year-old man has become the 17th Lamar County resident to lose his life against Covid-19, according to the Paris-Lamar County Health District. An additional 15 cases also were reported today.
The Roxton volunteer fire department and the city of Roxton, along with other Texas agencies, have made arrangements for a Covid-19 testing site to take place in Roxton.
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.
Kevin Cuba, a 49-year-old resident of Paris was driving a 2007 Pontiac at 12:30 a.m. Friday north on Highway 271 when he crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Tahoe driven by Adrianna Yanez of Roxton.
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.
Candidate filing is over, and now campaigning can start for nonpartisan elections in cities and school districts across Northeast Texas.
The window to sign up for May nonpartisan elections is closing.
With the March primary election coming up, the deadline to register to vote is 5 p.m. today.
The contractor, Sammy Gist Enterprises Inc., was granted 256 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $1.3 million. The target date to complete this work is winter 2020, officials said.
Ballot sign ups will soon be underway for city and school boards around Northeast Texas.
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.
Band members from Chisum High School march Saturday morning in the Roxton Christmas Parade down Main Street. The band played holiday favorites.
Roxton met it’s goal of $25,000 for a matching grant for Rails to Trails, and now is moving on with plans to expand the Northeast Texas Trail.
The Biardstown Volunteer Fire Department raised approximately $2,100 from a barbecue supper on Saturday night, according to Travis Skidmore.
Sixth District Judge Wes Tidwell sentenced Bryan Lynch of Roxton, 39, to life in prison plus 20 years as recommended Thursday by the jury who found him guilty Wednesday of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The sexual child abuse trial of 39-year-old Byron Lynch of Roxton begins Tuesday after a suicide attempt by the defendant with testimony by reluctant alleged victim claiming “voluntary short-term memory loss.”
The Roxton Fall Festival celebrated the season with a 5 and 10K runs, a monster dash for the littles and street dancing in the evening on Saturday, all while raising funds for the Chaparral Rails to Trails project.