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Collision claims 2 Rivercrest ISD teens' lives | Free  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 ...

High school classmates die in Texoma crash  KTEN

Texas troopers said Brandon Earley and Kolby Fletcher were driving on State Highway 37 in Red River County when their pickup trucks collided on Friday ...

Honey Grove defeats Rivercrest in gutsy performance | Free  Paris News

BOGATA — In a close district battle for second place to close the regular season, the Honey Grove Warriors football team handed the mighty Rivercrest Rebels ...

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.

Hayden Keith Pruett | Free  Paris News

Hayden Keith Pruett, 14, of Bogata, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Funeral services have been scheduled for 5 p.m. ...

Clarksville basketball teams earn dominant sweep at Rivercrest  Paris News

When the Clarksville Blue Tigers and Rivercrest Rebels reached halftime in the district opener for both teams on the Rebels home court, things were just a little ...

Roy Owen Marris | Free  Paris News

Roy Owen Marris of Bogata, Texas, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2019, at Stillhouse Rehabilitation. Services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 1 ...

Robert Lee Canfield | Free  Paris News

Robert Lee Canfield, age 93, of Bogata, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Clarksville, Texas.

Linda Lee Drake | Free  Paris News

A celebration of life for Linda Lee Drake will be on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 1 p.m., in Wood Funeral Home Chapel, in Bogata, Texas, at 414 N. Main.

Saturday car show to benefit Earley, Fletcher families  Paris News

More than 100 cars and trucks are expected to be at Paris High School on Saturday for the Luke Earley Memorial Auto Show.

Rebels impress in home scrimmage against Ore City  Paris News

The Rivercrest Rebels football team matched up against the Class 3A Ore City Rebels at home in its final scrimmage before opening up regular season play.

Lucille Parker | Free  Paris News

Funeral services for Lucille Parker, age 87, of Lubbock, will be held at graveside on Wednesday, March 20, at 11 a.m., in Cuthand Cemetery. The family will ...

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.

Rivercrest comes up just short at Wolfe City, 21-18  Paris News

RAINS — When the clock wound down to 0:00, you could have heard a pin drop as the Rivercrest Rebels fell to the Wolfe City Wolves 21-18 Friday night.

Red River Valley school administrators respond to Texas House education plan  Paris News

This is very much overdue,” Clarksville ISD Superintendent Kermit Ward said of the Texas House's long-awaited school finance proposal. “For so long, we have ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pedestrian dies after being hit on FM 2820  Paris News

A 42-year-old man lost his life this morning after he was struck by a vehicle in the 700 block of FM 2820.

Injury results in death at Kimberly-Clark | News  Paris News

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting an investigation at the Kimberly-Clark plant in Paris after a Bogata man was fatally injured ...

Chisum teacher in running for $15K prize | Free  Paris News

Coach Ted Ellis was hanging in at fourth place today in an online popularity contest that could net him a free cruise and Chisum ISD $15000.

Paris police identify Dillard as shooting suspect | Free  Paris News

EDITOR'S NOTE: Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley has clarified his previous statements on this case. The story has been edited to reflect that new information.

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 Junior College honor society holds induction ceremonies  Paris News

The Beta Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Paris Junior College held spring 2019 induction ceremonies in Paris, Sulphur Springs, and Greenville on March 4, ...

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 ...

Here's how the federal government shutdown is affecting Texas  Paris News

Monday marked day 17 of the federal government's partial shutdown, the long-running result of a stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress ...

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.

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 ...

Carolyn Lester | Free  Paris News

Carolyn Lester, of Paris, Texas passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019.

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 ...

Down & Derby: Lamar County Boy Scouts host Pinewood Derby Saturday  Paris News

Several young racers tested their mettle Saturday afternoon as the Cub Scouts went head-to-head in their Pinewood Derby.

Holy Cross Episcopal Church to note 100th anniversary  Paris News

The Church of the Holy Cross, Episcopal, is dedicating its 100th Year State of Texas Historical Marker on Sunday with bagpipers and the release of 100 balloons ...

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 ...

RRV Athlete of the Week | Free  Paris News

Paris Home School senior basketball player Brittany McKim has been selected in an online public poll as the Paris Regional Medical Center Red River Valley ...

Carl E. Nichols Jr. | Free  Paris News

Mr. Carl E. “Bo” Nichols Jr., age 55, of Pattonville, died at his residence Dec. 31, 2018. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, in Wood Funeral ...

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.

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 ...

Jack Wayne Stell | Free  Paris News

Jack Wayne Stell, 71, of Katy, Texas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Feb. 27, 2019. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, ...

TxDOT works to stabilize slide | Free  Paris News

Work to repair a fallen embankment has taken longer than expected, but is nearing completion, Texas Department of Transportation officials say.

Paris Kiwanis Club prepares for more Pancake Days  Paris News

The Kiwanis Club says it's time to get out the forks and napkins, as the annual Pancake Days are nigh.

Roxton, Chisum officials hold Q&A for school consolidation  Paris News

Officials from both Roxton and Chisum school districts, and a few others, answered many questions Thursday night at the community meeting at Roxton ISD ...

Qua Drea Dillard | Free  Paris News

Qua Drea Dillard, 26, of Paris, entered eternal rest on March 2, 2019.

POLICE BRIEFS: Police arrest woman on meth, marijuana charges  Paris News

Paris police say Megan Layton Streety, 38, is in custody after investigators found her in a Paris residence Wednesday with suspected methamphetamine and ...

Staci Lynne Castillo | Free  Paris News

Staci Lynne Castillo, age 44, of Lantana, Texas, and formerly of Bogata, died Sunday, July 8, 2018. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, ...

One dead, one injured in Fairfax Street shooting this morning  Paris News

A shooting on Saturday morning on Fairfax Street has led to one person injured and one person dead.

Death notices | Free  Paris News

Alicia Lewis, 34, of Paris, Texas, died Dec. 16, 2018. Funeral services are pending with Maxey Funeral Home.

Hazel Jo Kelty | Free  Paris News

Hazel Jo Kelty, 90, of Clarksville, Texas, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 13, 2018.

Zetha Scales | Free  Paris News

Zetha Scales, of Clarksville, Texas, passed away on Jan. 17, 2019.

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 ...

Shooting on Fairfax Street leaves 1 hurt, 1 dead: Texas Rangers to handle investigation  Paris News

Gunshots rang out on Fairfax Street on an otherwise quiet Saturday morning in a shooting that left one person injured and the suspected shooter dead.

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.

Meeting Briefs: North Lamar to discuss next school calendar  Paris News

The board also may approve several committees and plans for the upcoming school year, including Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills certification, a pre-K ...

William Ralph Scudder | Free  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 ...

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 ...

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.

COMMENTARY: Payless ShoeSource a casualty that hits home  Paris News

Late Friday evening, Payless ShoeSource announced it is shuttering all of its 2100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, “joining a list of iconic names ...

Paris not awarded $500K grant for proposed bicycle pump track  Paris News

Paris missed the much anticipated $500000 matching grant with Texas Parks & Wildlife for a proposed bicycle pump track to be located near Love Civic Center ...

Keith Matney | Free  Paris News

Clinton Keith Matney, age 56, of Paris, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Paris Regional Medical Center. A memorial *service* will be held at 2 p.m. ...

COMMENTARY: Bill to gut anti-SLAAP law a threat to all Texans  Paris News

Ever found yourself on the receiving end of poor *service* at a restaurant, then posted online about it? Or are you the survivor of abuse, and you've spoken out ...

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.

Variety of acts displayed at Justiss Elementary School talent show  Paris News

Justiss Elementary School talent show contestants performed different acts, including singing, dancing, taekwondo, poetry, drumming, and gymnastics.

Solar firms eye Lamar County area | Free  Paris News

Time is of the essence for two large alternative energy companies with eyes on the East Texas sun and available acreage along a high-powered electric ...

Bulletin Board for March 17, 2019 | Free  Paris News

MONDAY. PrimeTime: 8:45 a.m., Steps; 10 a.m., Aerobics; 11 a.m., Water Joints; 1 p.m., Sewing; 1 p.m.. TUESDAY. 2019 Career and Community Resources ...

Roosevelt Randall | Free  Paris News

Roosevelt Randall, 87, of Paris, departed to his Heavenly Home on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Paris Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends ...

Sarah Nell Clem Smith | Free  Paris News

Sarah Nell Clem Smith, 92, of Paris, died at 11:35 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. on ...

Bogata Rivercest Rebels: 2013 football preview  88.9 KETR

Rivercrest High School's football team will rely on a pair of juniors to lead the way in 2012.

No serious injuries in Monday crash on Highway 24  Paris News

A Dodge Ram 1500 was all but destroyed Monday afternoon after it rear-ended a tractor-trailer in the south lane of Highway 19/24 toward Cooper.

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 ...

Caleb Andrew Hutchison | Free  Paris News

Caleb Andrew Hutchison went to his heavenly home on Nov. 1, 2018, at the age of 17. A funeral *service* has been set for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. at 10 a.m. at Fry ...

On Campus for March 19, 2019 | Free  Paris News

Send listings for On Campus to The Paris News, P.O. Box 1078, Paris, TX 75461; email to; or fax to 903-785-1263.

Police: Robbery suspect shot clerk with BB gun  Paris News

Paris police are investigating a robbery report in which a store clerk said the suspect shot them with a BB gun.

Marlee Hope Pack | Free  Paris News

Marlee Hope Pack, 12, of Missouri City, Texas, passed away on Feb. 23, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Richard David Russell | Free  Paris News

Richard David Russell, 66, of Paris, passed away on March 7, 2019, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, ...

Having a ball  Paris News

More than 200 guests in attendance at the St. Joseph's Community Foundation's 2018 Texas Underwriters Ball on Saturday night paid respect to the Sisters of ...

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., ...

Bailey Intermediate highlights 'The Best Me I Can Be'  Paris News

Fifth grade students at Bailey Intermediate recently presented a program, “The Best Me I Can Be,” highlighting what they have learned in music and PE classes ...

Bulletin Board for March 19, 2019 | Free  Paris News

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Belinda Clay Preston-Vaughn | Free  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.

On Campus | Free  Paris News

MONDAY. Roxton ISD: Classes resume. TUESDAY. Bailey Intermediate School: All day Science Day during science classes, 4 p.m., Writing Camp.

Linda Sue Townes Giddens | Free  Paris News

Linda Sue Townes Giddens, of Reno, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Heritage House in Paris.

Shirley Clyde Rains Greer | Free  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 ...

Aidan Isiah Martin Mendoza | Free  Paris News

Aidan Isiah Martin Mendoza passed away Dec. 18, 2018. The family of Aidan Isiah Mendoza would like everyone to remember the wonderful smile and warm ...

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.

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.

Vicki Ann Jumper | Free  Paris News

Vicki Ann Jumper, 68, departed this life Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Medical City Hospital of Dallas.

Kenneth Wayne Vaughn | Free  Paris News

Kenneth Wayne Vaughn, 48 of Alba, Texas, went on to be with Jesus on July 18, 2018. A memorial *service* will be held at Highway Full Gospel Church in Paris ...

Police Blotter for March 17, 2019 | Free  Paris News

MARCH 15 to MARCH 16. Paris Police Department. Shaseton Lee Unruh, 20: Criminal Mischief, $2,500 to $30,000, theft of property, $2.500 to $30,000.

Guns and Hosez: Police and firefighters set for b-ball rematch  Paris News

It will be police versus firefighter April 6 in the second annual Guns N' Hosez basketball tournament at Paris High School. Firefighters took the inaugural trophy ...

Bulldogs end regular season with thrilling win at Bells, 34-33  Paris News

BELLS — Despite the fact that the Cooper Bulldogs football team already locked up its district championship with last week's blowout win over Leonard, the ...

COMMENTARY: Government transparency vital for Lamar County residents  Paris News

Freedom of information — a citizen's right to know what its government, at any level from city to federal, is doing and to express an opinion on that knowledge —

Bodyguard Bumpers signs distribution deal | Free  Paris News

A locally owned and internationally recognized manufacturing company, Bodyguard Bumpers, recently signed a distribution agreement with wholesale ...

Weekend arrests include intoxication, assault | Free  Paris News

Intoxication, assault and drug possession were listed among the charges levied this weekend against several people arrested by the Paris Police Department.

Roger Dale Knudsen | Free  Paris News

Roger Dale Knudsen, age 71, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Spring, Texas, on Saturday, July 14, 2018. A memorial *service* will be conducted at the ...

Donna Wright-Payne | Free  Paris News

Donna Wright-Payne, 65, of Paris, entered eternal rest Dec. 14, 2018, in Baylor Hospital of Dallas.

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 ...

John Paul Bailey | Free  Paris News

He attended school in Paris, Texas, and was active in several sports, including football, basketball and the track team. Some of the records he set for his school ...

AT&T Stadium crowns the 2019 RFD-TV The American Champions  Paris News

With $2 million dollars up for grabs, many world champions all vied for a piece of the winnings, but it was Texas high school breakaway roper Madison Outhier ...

OPINION: Adventures in foam rubber, heavy metal | Free  Paris News

I discovered a few things today. The first being the foam rubber mounting bushings on my grinder motor aren't supposed to be foam rubber. According to those in ...

Minor family building a major legacy on and off the track  Paris News

There are some great families across the world, the country and locally. One great family with local roots is the Minor Family. Many people know Deon Minor, ...

Former Paris priest on sex accusation list | News  Paris News

Michael Barone, a Catholic priest who presided over Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paris through much of the 1980s and 1990s, is named among a list ...

Sweet dreams: Deport center battles addiction with faith  Paris News

DEPORT — Overcoming addiction can be one of life's most challenging battles. The fight takes determination, resilience and faith. It's also something that ...

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