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Jackie Ray Barton | Free  Paris News

Jackie Ray Barton of Bagwell, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Paris, Texas. He was born on June 14, 1949, in Clarksville, Texas, to Helen ...

Collision claims 2 Rivercrest ISD teens' lives  Paris News

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Texas Department of Public Safety initially believed one of the pickups was making a U-turn when the collision occurred. Later, they sent ...

PHS future educators bring home multiple awards from state

Students from Paris High School brought home several state awards from the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) Teach Tomorrow Summit, held Feb.

Billie Rae Renfro Faber Nowell | Free  Paris News

Billie Rae Renfro Faber Nowell entered heaven on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends. The family has scheduled a celebration of her ...

On Campus | News  Paris News

TODAY. Roxton ISD: Kids Marathon Kick-off, 5 p.m., Love Civic Center. 11 a.m., Pre-kindergarten-fifth grade attend Pancake Days. NLISD: 10th annual Kids ...

Lawrence Edward Wilson  Seminole Sentinel

SEAGRAVES -- Funeral services for Mr. Lawrence Edward Wilson, 77 of Seagraves were held Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Seagraves High ...

Brandon Luke Earley  Paris News

Brandon Luke Earley, age 17, of Reno, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Luke was a Junior at Rivercrest High School. He was born on Jan.

Forrest Wayne Lawler | Free  Paris News

Forrest Wayne Lawler, 84, of Cooper, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Paris Regional Medical Center. Mr. Lawler was born on Nov.

Pleasant Grove Independent School District Board of Trustees Names Chad Pirtle As Lone Finalist for Superintendent  TXK Today

The Pleasant Grove ISD Board of Trustees named Chad Pirtle as the lone finalist for superintendent in a special called board meeting on Sunday, March 3 at ...

Paris High School Varsity Winter Guard successful at competition  Paris News

Staff Reports. The Paris High School Varsity Winter Guard competed recently at the North Texas Colorguard Association Winterguard Contest at Wakeland High ...

Kolby Todd “Tut” Fletcher | Free  Paris News

Kolby Todd “Tut” Fletcher, age 18, of the Lone Star Community, passed away, unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Tut was born on Feb. 15, 2001, in Mt.

Paris High School Varsity Winter Guard successful at contest  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- The Paris High School Varsity Winter Guard competed Saturday at the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) Winterguard Contest at ...

North Lamar threat suspect in custody | Free  Paris News

A suspect is in law enforcement custody in the investigation of a gun violence threat Tuesday to North Lamar High School, district officials said.

Paris High School Winter Guards successful at Midlothian contest  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- Paris High School Winter Guards competed Saturday at the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) Winterguard Contest at Midlothian High ...

North Lamar High School band earns bronze in state competition  Paris News

Band Director Randy Jones said North Lamar placed first in the preliminary competition before facing different judges for the finals. Paris High School was listed ...

Bobby Gene Exum  Paris News

Bobby Gene “Bob” Exum, age 83, of Paris, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Christus Health of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Roden-Pryor Funeral ...

Paris Wildcats set to host Holiday Tourney | Sports  Paris News

The Paris Holiday Basketball Tournament is set to get underway beginning tomorrow with games beginning at 9 a.m. Along with the Paris Wildcats, other local ...

Ex-PHS Coach Allen Wilson to be honored at Wildcat Stadium  Paris News

The 1980 4A state runner-up football team and the 1988 4A state champion football team willl be at Wildcat Stadium tonight in honor of Coach Allen Wilson.

James Mitchell Castlebury | Free  Paris News

James Mitchell “Mitch” Castlebury, 58, of Paris, Texas, passed away on Sept. 10, 2018, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, with his wife Sharon by his side.

Cats, hats, foxes, boxes | News  Paris News

One of the most-performed plays in America will open this weekend when the Paris High School Theater Department presents its production of “Seussical.”

Jerry Earl Bailey | Free  Paris News

Friends are invited to visit with family on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life *Service* will be held ...

Paris coach, student save choking girl in cafeteria  KXII-TV

What was a normal lunch in the Paris High School cafeteria turned into a life-threatening situation. But luckily, a coach and a student jumped to help and saved a ...

Paris girls soccer team impresses in Kennedale | Sports  Paris News

KENNEDALE — The Paris Lady Wildcats soccer team started its season off on the right foot, finishing 4-0 in a difficult Kennedale Tournament.

COMMENTARY: Storefront provides window of hope | Opinion  Paris News

It's hard to be a native New Yorker and be stunned by much of anything that you see on the city's streets. But the other day I was in for.

Twenty-four Paris High School students receive AP Scholar Awards  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- Paris High School students from the classes of 2018 and 2019 earned 24 AP Scholar Awards on the exams they took in May. One member of the ...

Paris marches on to face La Vega | Sports  Paris News

FRISCO — The Paris Wildcats football team looked the part of a state contender as it thrashed a state finalist from a year ago in Kennedale last week by a.

Paris High School lockdown lifted  Paris News

Paris High School went on lock down at 11:30 today after Paris Police Department arrested a suspect in the parking lot. The lockdown has already been lifted.

James Eddy Cunningham | Free  Paris News

James Eddy Cunningham, 81, of Waxahachie, Texas, passed away, at home, surrounded by family and love, Oct. 5, 2018. Jim was born Oct. 9, 1936, to Felix ...

Police, family seeking missing girl  Paris News

UPDATE: Paris police report Avery Moreland has been found.

School board seats up for election | Free  Paris News

Municipal leaders are not alone in getting ready for the May 4 election — so are local school boards.

VFW honors teachers, students | Free  Paris News

Ansley Downs stood in front of a crowded room Tuesday evening and said her vote matters because men like her grandfather fought in wars overseas to secure ...

Education | North Lamar band advances to area | News  Paris News

Members of the North Lamar High School band practice marching Friday afternoon on the practice field before heading off to area competition on Saturday.

Paris fights back to beat North Lamar in overtime  Paris News

It took 36 minutes to decide the outcome of this key matchup between crosstown rivals as the Paris Wildcats and North Lamar Panthers battled in a game that ...

Paris ISD students attend All-Region Choir Clinic and Concert  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- Paris High School and Paris Junior High School choir students had the privilege of working with esteemed conductors at the All-Region Choir ...

North Lamar student earns sixth UIL state medal  Paris News

North Lamar High School senior Zach Huffman is a fierce intellectual athlete who attended the University Interscholastic League Student Congress debate ...

Paris prepares for key game at Argyle in a clash of top-two district teams  Paris News

The No. 5-ranked Paris Wildcats' emphatic 54-14 home win over Celina could have come as a surprise or a statement to fans, spectators and others watching ...

North Lamar gauges 4-day week interest | Free  Paris News

EDITOR'S NOTE: After going to press, TEA Spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson corrected earlier information she provided regarding the year Texas switched the ...

Bobby Joe Thompson | Free  Paris News

Bobby Joe Thompson, 66, of Paris, died at 8:13 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Birchwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in Cooper. A graveside ...

Michael “Tracy” Davis | Free  Paris News

Michael “Tracy” Davis, 52, of Paris, walked into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Dec. 31, 2018. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. ...

Paris to host MLK Day parade on Saturday  Paris News

With Paris High School student Terrell Gill set to lead, this year's Martin Luther King Jr. parade will start at 11 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the birthday of America's ...

Prairiland to decide solar farm's future | Free  Paris News

PATTONVILLE — Prairiland ISD is expected to make a decision about the first of two large solar farms wanting to set up shop in the district at a Feb. 25.

Gena D'Lene Rankin Leggett | Free  Paris News

Funeral services for Gena D'Lene Rankin Leggett will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, under the Pavilion of Bogata Cemetery.

Mitchell Wayne “Mitch” Young  Paris News

Mitchell Wayne “Mitch” Young, age 49, formerly of Paris, died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at his residence in Mansfield. A Memorial *service* will be held on ...

Paris ISD employees receive GROWL Award  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- Paris ISD principals named employees for the November GROWL Award “Getting Results from Outstanding Wildcat Leaders” Customer *Service* ...

EDITORIALS: Drive and walk safely | Free  Paris News

It's been a deadly week for drivers and pedestrians in Lamar County.

Police: SWAT arrests Paris man holding family hostage  Paris News

A 36-year-old Paris man is in police custody this morning after the Paris Police Department's SWAT team was called to action for a reported hostage situation.

Paris bests Clarksville for 3rd place in tourney  Paris News

In a compelling and entertaining third-place game featuring two local basketball powerhouses, the Paris Wildcats defeated the Clarksville Blue Tigers by a final ...

Fairfield ISD picks North Lamar ISD's Jason Adams as superintendent finalist  Paris News

North Lamar ISD Superintendent Jason Adams has been named the lone finalist for Fairfield ISD's open superintendent position.

Lamar County, state see flu cases spike | Free  Paris News

If anything demonstrates the effect influenza can have on a community, the closing of public schools is pretty effective.

Notice of Public Hearing—Board of Trustees Paris Independent School District February 11, 2019  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- Texas Education Code Chapter 39 requires each school district's board of trustees to publish an annual report that includes the Texas Academic ...

New Lamar County Judge Brandon Bell swears in  Paris News

Incoming Lamar County Judge Brandon Bell was sworn in Tuesday morning at the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris. Bell was elected to succeed former ...

Kristopher Kyle Parker | Free  Paris News

Kristopher Kyle Parker, 46, of Frisco, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Medical City of Frisco. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan.

Rayford W. Dodd | Free  Paris News

Rayford W. Dodd, 68, of Paris, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at his home while surrounded by loved ones. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on ...

Gerald Ray Hutchings | Free  Paris News

Gerald Ray Hutchings passed away peaceable in his home in Paris, Texas, on Nov. 18, 2018, after a long and valiant battle with brain cancer. He was born on ...

Landon Michael Moore | Free  Paris News

Landon Michael Moore, of Clardy, Texas passed away on Friday Jan. 25 2019, at the age of 16. Landon was born in Paris, Texas, on Sept. 26, 2002, to Kimberly ...

Courtney McDonald  Paris News

Courtney Dewayne McDonald, 42, of Garland, entered eternal rest on Jan. 1, 2019, in Medical City Plano Hospital. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. ...

Paris ISD requests funding for Head Start classrooms  Paris News

With Aaron Parker Elementary School in Powderly pulling out of the Lamar County Head Start program, and with enough pre-kindergartners signed up to fill two ...

Child sex assault suspect denies allegations | Free  Paris News

Jurors in 6th District Court heard he said/she said testimony Tuesday as both the defendant in the child sex assault trial of Kenneth Chambless and his alleged ...

Paris girls High School basketball  Paris News

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15 Paris ISD students advance to regional science fair  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- Paris ISD campuses recently held annual science fairs. Fifteen students advance to the Region 8 ESC Regional Science Fair on Jan.

Controversy at Paris High School after confederate flags appear on campus  WFAA

Confederate flags attached to vehicles in the parking lot of Paris High School have sparked controversy on social media.

Wayne Edward Roth II | Free  Paris News

Wayne Edward Roth II, 42, of the Hopewell Community, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb.

William Ralph Scudder  Paris News

Coach” Bill Scudder received the call and went home to Jesus, his Lord and Savior, and to the family and friends already in Heaven. He passed away peacefully ...

Waco La Vega eliminates Paris in Regional Semifinals  Paris News

FRISCO — Both the No. 3-ranked Waco La Vega Pirates and No. 6-ranked Paris Wildcats were coming off big wins against strong opponents in the Area round.

Belinda Clay Preston-Vaughn  Paris News

Belinda Clay Preston-Vaughn, born in Paris, Texas, on Nov. 16, 1955, to the parentage of the late Willie Clay Preston and Cora Bell Dangerfield-Preston.

Paris Junior High girls basketball team visits University of Oklahoma  North Texas e-News

For the second year in a row, the University of Oklahoma Women's Basketball Program donated tickets to Paris Junior High School's girls basketball coach ...

Paris thrashes Kennedale in all-Wildcat battle | Free  Paris News

EDITOR'S NOTE: The original version of this story included a typo in a quote. It has been corrected. McKINNEY — In a clash of two highly-ranked Wildcat teams, ...

Paris ISD sweeps Lamar Soil and Water Conservation District Poster and Essay Contest  North Texas e-News

Paris, Texas -- Paris ISD students swept the annual Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) Poster and Essay Contest for the fourth year in ...

Death Notices | Free  Paris News

James Bill “Bill” Jones, 92, of Paris, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018; Bright-Holland Funeral Home.

Wildcats face tough test in second round vs Kennedale  Paris News

The No. 6-ranked Paris Wildcats football team is coming off a big bi-district win over the Dallas Carter Cowboys. In the game, which took place at Denison ...

Hurt joins staff at Paris Family Physicians  Paris News

Paris Family Physicians welcomed it newest health care provider Thursday with a reception at the clinic.

Hunt's 37 points help Lady Mustangs clinch playoff spot  Paris News

For the first time since the 2014-15 season, the Chisum Lady Mustangs punched their ticket to the postseason with a 64-29 blowout home win over Commerce.

Paris boys and NL girls soccer teams win  Paris News

The Paris High School boys soccer team continued its winning ways, this time defeating Celina at home by a final score of 4-3 on Friday night.

Paris police seek help finding assault suspects  Paris News

The Paris Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating two women suspected in the assault of a local retail store clerk Nov. 16.

RRV Athlete of the Week | Free  Paris News

Paris freshman soccer player Ashley McGuire has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley Athlete of the ...

Wastewater spill prompts well boil notice  Paris News

Paris water customers are not under a water boil notice as a result of a brief wastewater leak early Thursday.

Suspected drugs lead to weekend arrests | Free  Paris News

Paris police reported multiple arrests during the weekend of people they believed were in possession of illicit substances.

Paris mayor, councilors seek re-election | Free  Paris News

Three city council members up for re-election in Paris made haste in filing for a place on the May 4 election ballot. District 4 Councilor and Mayor Dr. Steve ...

SpiralWeld Digs In | Free  Paris News

Gov. Greg Abbott touted the Texas economy Monday and promised to bring more jobs to East Texas as he welcomed American SpiralWeld Pipe Co. to Paris.

Put me in Coach: Paris Optimists Club sign-ups now open  Paris News

The Paris Optimist Club, which recently received a grant of nearly $10000 from the Texas Rangers baseball team, opened sign ups at the Lamar Avenue Church ...

Sandra K. Bledsaw | Free  Paris News

Sandra K. Bledsaw (aka) Deidra, 48, of Paris passed away Sept. 25, 2018, in Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., ...

Paris woman struck by vehicle dies | Free  Paris News

A 58-year-old Paris woman lost her life Sunday when she was struck by a Chevrolet pickup on North Main Street.

Norma Lee Howser | Free  Paris News

Norma Lee Howser, 82, passed away on Feb. 7, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. A memorial *service* is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 11 ...

Paris names new fire chief  Paris News

Paris City Manager John Godwin announced this morning that Arlington Deputy Fire Chief Mike Vogel will succeed Paris' former fire chief, Larry Wright, with ...

Judge Tidwell delays Chambless sex assault case for mistrial motion  Paris News

Sixth District Judge Wes Tidwell this morning called for a delay in the trial of accused child sex offender Kenneth Chambless, 43 of Paris, and asked jurors to ...

Timothy Hunter Brasher | Free  Paris News

He was born on Oct. 3, 1996, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son, of Kevyn Borgen and Timothy Brasher. He attended North Lamar school district and graduated from ...

Paris NAACP recalls how MLK touched lives  Paris News

In the 51 years since the assassination of modern America's most prominent civil rights leader, much has been done to breathe life into Martin Luther King Jr.'s ...

Argyle holds off Paris in close battle | Free  Paris News

In a hard-fought clash between the two remain undefeated teams in District 7-4A, Division I, the No. 2-ranked Argyle Eagles held off the No. 5-ranked Paris ...

Paris Optimist Club receives grant from Texas Rangers  Paris News

The Paris Optimist Foundation recently announced it has been selected to receive a grant from the Texas Rangers' Foundation to upgrade the tee ball and ...

Paris teams both handle Pittsburg | Free  Paris News

The Paris Wildcats basketball team started fast and never looked in the rearview mirrors as it soundly defeated Pittsburg at home by a final score of 91-53 to ...

Thelma Brown Cooney | Free  Paris News

Thelma “Junior” Brown Cooney died on Sunday, Feb. 3, at her home in Reno, Texas. Mrs. Cooney was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Jack Bernard ...

Shirley Clyde Rains Greer  Paris News

Shirley Clyde Rains Greer, 76, of Paris, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Funeral services will be held at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home on Monday ...

Anthony a leader on and off the field for North Lamar  Paris News

“Back when I was in the sixth grade on Nov. 16, 2012, my parents were having a movie night at my friend's cabin, and my dad just saw my mom laying on the ...

David Carl Denney | Free  Paris News

David Carl Denney (1943-2018). “I call architecture frozen music.” — Goethe. Remembering a man's life poses difficulties for the people who loved him most.

For the record | Free  Paris News

NOV. 8 to NOV. 9. Paris Police Department. Quentin Lee Ewing, 43: Assault family/household member/ impede breathing/circulation. Anthony DeWayne Price ...

American SpiralWeld Pipe Co. announces Paris expansion  Paris News

American SpiralWeld Pipe Co., a subsidiary of American Cast Iron Pipe Co., is expanding its spiral-weld operations to Paris.

James Doyle Norwood | Free  Paris News

James Doyle Norwood, 82 of Cunningham, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born on Sept.

Paris PD seeks public help to name suspects  Paris News

The Paris Police Department is once again seeking public aid in identifying persons of interest in two separate crimes.

Thomas Gordon DeBerry | Free  Paris News

Funeral services for Thomas Gordon DeBerry, 87, of Deport, Texas are scheduled for Feb. 16, 2019, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Bogata, Texas. Interment to ...

Barney Bray III | Free  Paris News

Barney William Bray, 74, of Paris, passed away early Monday morning, July 30, 2018, at his home. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at ...

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