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Phone scammers active in the area

Phone scammers active in the area

It appears that there are some phone-scam thieves targeting people and business in or around Paris, according to a Lamar Electric Cooperative press release on Friday. So far it seems that electric clients with Lamar Electric Co-op and TXU have been the targets. These kinds of scams are becoming...

10/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Livestock Auction: New to town and rolling strong after three weeks open

Paris Livestock Auction: New to town and rolling strong after three weeks open

After three sales and three weeks open, Lamar County’s new sale barn is rolling strong. The Paris Livestock Auction, located on Highway 82E between Reno and Blossom, has run almost 3,000 sales since opening day on October 8 — and so far have received a warm welcome. Owners and...

10/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

The Paris A21 A-Team will host a Walk for Freedom this Saturday, October 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Downtown Plaza to raise awareness for the awful crime of human-trafficking. The A21 Campaign is a non-profit organization that works to end human trafficking, abolishing the injustice in the...

10/17/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

The Paris Main Street’s Downtown Pumpkin Patch is back in business this year and they have a plethora of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes available for you. If you are getting pumpkins this year for Halloween or the fall season go no further than the Downtown Pumpkin Patch. A host of...

10/14/2014 by Josh Allen
Crime Stoppers seek public's help with burglary case

Crime Stoppers seek public's help with burglary case

Crime Stoppers’ Oct. 12-18 ‘Crime of the Week’ — Burglary Sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 30, unknown suspects entered a residence in the 1200 block of FM 3298 and stole approximately 21 firearms, scopes and knives. The missing firearms include: 1911...

10/12/2014 by Josh Allen
Police: Missing person found

Police: Missing person found

The Paris Police Department has located Sheran Lane, who was reported missing to police this morning at 7:30, after last being seen leaving her residence last night at 10:45. Police had a concern that she may harm herself, but she was found to be in good condition, according to...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Obituaries for Saturday, October 11, 2014

Obituaries for Saturday, October 11, 2014

Born October 4, 1946, Linda Conger McWhirter went to be with the Lord on October 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert McWhirter, and mother, Jean Conger McWhirter. She is survived by her sister, Alice Mathews of Carrollton, and her brother-in-law, William Mathews; nieces,...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Local physicians to give away safety helmets to children

Local physicians to give away safety helmets to children

The physicians of Lamar County want to help ensure the safety of local children by giving away free safety helmets Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Paris Family Fun Center, 2625 Spur 139, Paris. The Lamar Delta County Medical Society safety helmet giveaway is part of a...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross Lamar County looking for additional volunteers

Red Cross Lamar County looking for additional volunteers

Colder months ahead, home fires increase PARIS, TEXAS — With fall upon us and colder months ahead, families begin using their heaters, fire places, stoves and even candles to warm up – all increasing the chance of a home fire. For American Red Cross in Lamar County, this means the beginning...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris police receive report of a missing person

Paris police receive report of a missing person

The Paris Police Department received a report of a missing person this morning at 7:30 a.m, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley. The person was last seen when she left her home in the 100 block of 41st SW last night at 10:45. She has been identified as Sheran Lane – black...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris police respond to 112 'calls for service', make 5 arrests on Thursday

Paris police respond to 112 'calls for service', make 5 arrests on Thursday

Officers responded to 112 calls in the 24 hour period of Thursday, October 9th, while arresting 5 people, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley. Kimberly Bridgers, 41, of Paris, was arrested on a probation revocation warrant at the probation office. Keith Burns, 35, of Paris, was arrested...

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

Looking Ahead in Paris ISD

Saturday, October 11, 2014      Paris High School SAB Region Choir Auditions – Mt. Pleasant High School Northeast Texas Marching Festival – Mt. Pleasant High School 9:00 a.m. – Robotics Team – Commerce ISD Gym      Paris Junior High School Cambiata Choir Region Auditions – Mt....

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Lamar County Sheriff Department Inmate Bookings

Lamar County Sheriff Department Inmate Bookings

The following individuals were booked into the Lamar County Jail on October 9 and in the early morning hours of October 10. Tanner Henry Wayne Strickland, 21, Public Intoxication Janine Michelle Snyder, 21, Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Dangerous Drugs Kayla Renee Frazier, 26, Motion...

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
United Way Campaign Update: $199,075 raised to date toward $550,000 goal

United Way Campaign Update: $199,075 raised to date toward $550,000 goal

Paris, TX – (October 10, 2014) – Your United Way of Lamar County Community Campaign has raised approximately 36% of its $550,000 goal in the first four weeks of the 8 week campaign, United Way announced October 7. Your United Way Community Campaign, serves all of Paris and Lamar County, has...

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Obituaries for Friday, October 10, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, October 10, 2014

Donna Reesa Gray, 71, of Paris, passed from this life unexpectedly Tuesday October 7, 2014 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 11, 2014 at College Church of Christ, with Nolan Butler, Tracy Williams, and Benny...

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris PD Arrests on 10/9/14

Paris PD Arrests on 10/9/14

Kimberly Dianne Bridgers, 41, Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identify Material Keith Daniel Burns, 35, Assault Causing Bodily Injury Heather Michalle Shumaker, 19, Disorderly Conduct Janine Michelle Snyder, 21, Driving While Intoxicated, Possession of Dangerous Drug ...

10/10/2014 by Josh Allen
NLEF Brings Back Tailgating for Scholarships

NLEF Brings Back Tailgating for Scholarships

Debbie Clark holds a yellow lab to be auctioned off at the 2013 NLEF Tailgate Scholarship event. (Submitted photo) The North Lamar Education Foundation will host its annual “Tailgating for Scholarships” event onSaturday, October 18 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Love Civic Center. ...

10/09/2014 by Josh Allen
Grand jury: 11 indicted in October

Grand jury: 11 indicted in October

Lamar County Courthouse A Lamar County grand jury handed up indictments on 11 individuals to the 6th District Court this week, including the indictment of Titus Bernard Wiley on the charge of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Tina Louise Chancellor for...

10/09/2014 by Josh Allen
'Light It Pink Paris' fundraiser on Monday night

'Light It Pink Paris' fundraiser on Monday night

Support a great cause and watch Paris’ signature Eiffel Tower light up pink at the ‘Light It Pink Paris’ breast cancer awareness  fundraiser on Monday from 5-9 p.m. at the Love Civic Center. There will be live entertainment, a ‘Pink Your Pumpkin’ contest and a...

10/09/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris police answer 90 calls for service, arrest 3 on Wednesday

Paris police answer 90 calls for service, arrest 3 on Wednesday

The Paris Police Department arrested 3 individuals, while responding to 90 ‘calls for service’ on Wednesday, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley. Of the arrests: Paula Larkin, 43, of Paris, was arrested on a parole violation warrant, after a routine traffic stop on a...

10/09/2014 by Josh Allen