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Officer arrest Bozarth for $60,000 theft
The man police believe stole more than $60,000 in property from a Powderly home remained the Lamar County Jail this morning.Ryan Edward Bozarth, 32, of Powderly, is charged with burglary of a habitation, unauthorized use of a vehicle and violation of parole, jail records show. The Lamar County Sheri
Chamber links area students with businesses
Students in Lamar County now have the opportunity to meet with local business leaders to explore opportunities after high school.Chamber Connect, a new initiative of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, brings together business leaders and students on a regular basis at the county’s high schools.In
Police respond to fraud case
A complaint was made at the Paris Police Department in regard to a fraud case.Paris Police Department spokesman Curtis Garrett said police met with a complainant in the lobby of the police department and advised they received an anonymous phone call.Garrett said the person was told she would receive
The best films on demand
Paris, TexasBFI PlayerWim Wenders, whose latest film is a documentary about Pope Francis, addresses spiritual themes rather more allusively in this potent drama, the story of a broken man (Harry Dean Stanton) seeking a reunion with his long-gone wife. The arid Texan scenery carries symbolism, but it
Man arrested for connection to large theft || More than $60,000 of property stolen
On August 04, 2018 Lamar County Deputies responded to a Burglary of a Habitation that occurred in the Powderly Area where unknown person(s) entered the residence and stole numerous items such as savings bonds, firearms, household items, jewelry and electronics that totaled over$60,000in property los
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Downtown design calls for bike trail
A square with slower traffic on two-way streets and four-way stop signs, and a bicycle path leading from the Trail de Paris to downtown are all part of a design plan presented to city leaders and residents Thursday evening.Ian Lockway of Toole Design Co. presented a detailed design of the downtown,
Paris Fire Chief Larry Wright is set to retire soon || eParisExtra
“The equipment used has improved dramatically,” he said. “PFD is more modernized. Tactics and techniques have also been changed. For example, I was the first fire chief hired from the outside and that has been a large part of the modernization. I have been able to look at the department from experie
Fort Towson school board bans superintendent's bus driving privileges
FORT TOWSON, Okla. (KXII) --The Fort Towson superintendent won't be driving school buses, or any vehicles carrying students for that matter, anymore after a school board decision Tuesday night.This comes after several students shot pictures and video they say shows him texting while driving on a rec
2018-19 Texas hunting, fishing licenses on sale now
Withthe opening of dove hunting season only a couple weeks away, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds sportsmen that all current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31. New licenses for 2018-19 are on sale now so don’t forget.Rain and
Wreck closes Hwy. 271/S. Loop 286
Buy NowA wreck on Highway 271 jacknifed an 18-wheeler and flipped a vehicle.Trent Reed / The Paris NewsAn flipped car and an 18-wheeler leaking diesel fuel closed down the area around Highway 271 and S Loop 286.Reports say those in the vehicles are OK.The road in to Clarksville Street from 271 is cl
The Queen is dead; there will never be another
Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” who reigned for 50 years, died Thursday in her Detroit home. She was 76.
Police respond to knife disturbance
A reported argument between a man and his partner escalated early today and police were called to the disturbance, according to Curtis Garrett, spokesman for the Paris Police Department.The disturbance call came in at 4:34 a.m. in the 2400 block of W. Kaufman St.
Paris High School seniors remember classmate with balloon release
Seniors at Paris High School have had a classmate on their minds today as they begin their final year at Paris Independent School District.Carderian Craddock was killed in a four-wheeler accident in 2015 one week before the class began their freshman year. Today, seniors remembered and honored the l
Oklahoma superintendent punished after allegedly texting while driving school bus
“My nephew, Nicholas Dees, lost his life to someone that was texting and driving in less than three seconds. So I was very saddened by all this,” said Gina Self, whose granddaughter was on the bus.
Optimists hold yearly baseball bash
The Paris Optimist Foundation will swing for a home-run with this weekend’s third annual Field of Dreams Baseball Bash and Auction.Paris Optimist Foundation Executive Director Sabra Vaughan said the money raised will go toward supporting the Paris Optimist Club’s programs and will provide scholarshi
New clinic ready for patients
Athrong of visitors erupted into cheers and applause around Melanie Graham late Monday afternoon as the family nurse practitioner snipped a Lamar County Chamber of Commerce red ribbon in half. It was a ceremonious moment for Graham’s employer, HealthCARE Express, which officially opened its doors fo
Brookston man killed in early morning vehicle accident on Hwy 82
The driver,Brandon Smith of Brookston, Texas,was driving a 2008 Toyota Camry and was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin has been notified. The driver of the vehicle traveling westbound on Hwy 82 was transported to Paris Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
Paris plan open for input
Buy NowIan Lockwood, transportation engineer with Toole Design Group, center, visits with Paris residents Chad Lindsey, left, and Michael Lazar, during a public input session Tuesday at City Hall.Mary Madewell / The Paris News
Paris loses 25,000 gallons of water
“We left the water on for as long as possible so businesses could still operate while we prepared to replace the section of water main, resulting in an estimated loss of 25,000 gallons of water,” McDaniel said.