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Low-cost spay/neuter clinic set for Saturday in Paris
Lamar County Humane Association will be at the Red River County Fairgrounds in the Coliseum building, 570 E. Center St., offering a low-cost spay/neuter SNIP clinic Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Semi rollover on Southwest Loop 286 sends 1 to hospital
One man was sent to the hospital this morning for treatment of injuries sustained when his tractor-trailer hauling mulch overturned just before 6 this morning on Southwest Loop 286.
Milder temperatures today after several chilly days || Weather outlook
After a pair of chilly days, temperatures will reach the 50s regionwide today. A blanket of low clouds this morning will push off to the east, but wisps of high clouds will paint the skies throughout the day.
Paris High School choir students win medals at UIL event
Paris High choir students competed in the UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest and all 27 students earned either a “superior” or an “excellent rating.” Choir director Jan Blize attributed the success to “each practice group designed their own weekly practice goals.” She added, “At the beginning of each
Supreme Court Rules Out Death Penalty for Texas Inmate
A long legal fight over whether a Texas death row inmate could be executed ended Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the 59-year-old man is intellectually disabled and thus cannot be put to death.
Lamar County Grand Jury indicts 3 for child sex assault
The Lamar County Grand Jury in its February session handed out three child sexual abuse indictments along with several others for aggravated assault, forgery and harassment of public servants.
COMING SUNDAY: Paris firefighters provide behind-the-scenes look at Hazmat certification
This week Paris Fire Department Station 1 on North Main Street hosted Texas Engineering Extension Services with Texas A&M University trainers Mike Winford and Russell Green to conduct a full refresher course for all the departments' active firefighters to stay technician rated for their Hazmat certi
Texas woman says 10-year-old granddaughter's organs may have been harvested without permission
LUBBOCK. Texas -- A grandmother in Lubbock says she has a lot of questions after she found out doctors may have harvested her 10-year-old granddaughter's organs without permission.
Varmint Hunt nets $2K for Paris Police Officers Association
Twenty-two teams. Two days. And varmints to hunt. The Paris Police Officers Association hosted its annual varmint hunt during the weekend, and not even damp and chilly weather could kill the thrill of the hunt.
Texas man charged in stabbing death of 2-year-old daughter
ORANGE, Texas (AP) A Southeast Texas man is jailed on a capital murder charge after his 2-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death at their home. An Orange Police Department spokesman said the officers went to the home shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday after a neighbor had reported a child had been
Paris Wildcats soundly defeat Gilmer
SULPHUR SPRINGS — The No. 17-ranked Paris Wildcats basketball team, champions of its district, drubbed the fourth-seeded Gilmer Buckeyes by a final score of 65-46. The Wildcats (27-7) started fast and never looked back, building a 16-4 lead after one quarter of play, which set the tone early for Par
More than $12M worth of meth seized in Texas, CBP says
A meth haul with an estimated value of more than $12 million was uncovered in Texas over the weekend, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced Tuesday. The agency’s Office of Field Operations (OFO), stationed at the Pharr International Bridge, carried out the drug seizure on Saturday,
Texas teen taking selfie tumbles from bridge
DALLAS, Texas (KWTX) A Texas teenager who fell 50-feet while trying to take a selfie from a towering bridge is lucky to be alive. Triston Bailey, 18, has spent the last four months recovering from injuries he suffered in a fall from the Margaret McDermott Bridge in Dallas.
Incite Unity rally set for Thursday
To foster unity and togetherness throughout the community, the Association of Lamar County Republicans will host its “Incite Unity Rally” on Thursday. The 6 to 8 p.m. event will be at Calvary Chapel, 3100 Clarksville St., in Paris. Several speakers are scheduled to present at the event, including lo
Police: North Texas man abused girlfriend's 8-week-old baby out of 'frustration'
Police in North Texas say a newborn baby suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of his mother's boyfriend. CBS DFW reports that the Parker County Sheriff's Office has charged 20-year-old Kaleb Eisenmann with injury to a child.
Body of missing Texas boyfriend found, but girlfriend's whereabouts a mystery
Weltzin Garcia and Alfonso Hernandez had a problematic relationship, but remained linked to each other through their two young children. A few weeks ago, police issued a warrant for Hernandez’s arrest for domestic violence, according to Texas media outlets. But days after the warrant was issued both
Man allegedly assaults officer, flees on foot || Jaquel Davion Phifer
Paris police observed a male carrying a backpack while walking in the driveway of a school in the 600 block of S. Collegiate Drive at 12:28 A.M. on February 17, 2019. Curtis Garrett of the Paris Police Department said the officer made contact with the subject and found that he had outstanding warran
2 Texas men sentenced for trafficking enough fentanyl to kill 'millions'
SHREVEPORT, La. — Two Texas men were sentenced to 63 months in prison Tuesday for trafficking more than 10 kilograms of fentanyl through Louisiana, enough to kill “millions” of people, according to authorities.
Huhtamaki to get $102K incentive from Paris Economic Development Corporation for rail access
Paris Economic Development Corp. directors approved a $102,000 incentive for Huhtamaki to develop rail access to its plant on Center Street at a Monday meeting. “They bring in 35 to 40 tons of paper each year,” Executive Director Michael Paris said of Huhtamaki. “What they want to do is bring in 60
Popularity of CBD oil growing in Central Texas
CENTRAL TEXAS (KWTX) After operating for three months the CenTex CBD store is going strong. CBD or Cannabidiol oil is a non-intoxicating substance which is extracted from the cannabis plant.