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Single car accident on Clarksville Street

Single car accident on Clarksville Street

On Monday, around 1 p.m., a small passenger car collided with a utility pole while heading eastbound on Clarksville Street. The accident occurred just to the west of the 12th Street intersection, where the eastbound, one-way street ends and splits to Lamar or Clarksville. It appears that there...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

City of Paris water clients have been targeted by a phone scam, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said on Monday afternoon. “Water customers have notified the City of Paris water office that they have received phone calls about their water bill,” Chief Hundley said. “The caller...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

As an integrated part of any hospice team, the hospice volunteer strives to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life-limiting illness. Each hospice patient has team of professionals, which includes a chaplain and bereavement coordinator, the medical staff...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Texas Jail Commission finds Lamar County Jail deficiency-free, in full compliance after annual inspection

Texas Jail Commission finds Lamar County Jail deficiency-free, in full compliance after annual inspection

The Texas Jail Commission on Jail Standards made an unannounced visit last week to the Lamar County Jail to do an annual inspection, where the commission found the jail to be in full compliance — meeting and/or exceeding all criteria set forth by the Texas Jail Commission on Jail...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

After years in the making and a constant wonder surrounding the proposed new development on Paris’ southeast Loop, citizens are now seeing some movement, as the project is beginning the initial phases of construction, and it appears that the years of work to get to to this point have paid...

11/22/2014 by Josh Allen
Boy Scouts of Troop 11 participate in

Boy Scouts of Troop 11 participate in "Operation Christmas Child"

From left: Kris Kirby, Sam Creamer, Jacob Mathis, Nathan Jones,Seated: Paxton Roden and Steven Beggs The Boy Scouts of Troop 11 are doing their part to help fill a need this Christmas season by filling shoe boxes for “Operation Christmas Child”. These boxes are being collected this...

11/20/2014 by Josh Allen
Grand jury: 24 indicted in November

Grand jury: 24 indicted in November

A Lamar County grand jury handed up indictments on 24 individuals to the 6th District Court in November, including the indictments of Jesus Sotelo Dominguez on the charges of online solicitation of a minor (under 14 years of age) and indecency by contact and Samuel Chico...

11/19/2014 by Josh Allen
Cool and sunny for most of the week, rain expected to start weekend

Cool and sunny for most of the week, rain expected to start weekend

After the rush of cold temperatures and a brief, light snow on Sunday into early Monday, the rest of the week will be mostly cool and sunny, with rain expected on Friday. Although the cold that moved in brought subfreezing temps and even a little snow, no road delays were reported and there...

11/17/2014 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center to raffle off 60'' television

New Hope Center to raffle off 60'' television

In order to raise funds for the growing organization that aids the homeless in our area, the New Hope Center of Paris will raffle off a brand new 60” HD television just in time for you to watch the Super Bowl on it. This $750 value will be drawn for at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 24th, at...

11/12/2014 by Josh Allen
City of Paris employees recognized for military service

City of Paris employees recognized for military service

The City of Paris would like to recognize their many employees who are or were soldiers in the U.S. military, honoring them on this year’s Veterans Day. In addition to the excellent work that these employees perform every day for our city, many of them have served their country with...

11/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Firefighters battle blaze on 8th Street

Firefighters battle blaze on 8th Street

The Paris Fire Department sent out firefighters to a raging house fire at the intersection of 8th Street and Hearon yesterday. The fire started at some time during the morning, and fire and emergency personnel remained on the scene for several hours, resulting in the blocking of both streets...

11/10/2014 by Josh Allen
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