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A new report on the best 250 places to buy a home in the Lone Star State is lukewarm on Northeast Texas. The list by online housing and real estate firm LendEDU based its results on home-to-value ratio and five-year projections for employment and population.

Paris News

Lauren Corbell, the city editor of the Paris News, reviews the recent success of the city of Paris' $10 million bond election and the failure of the North Lamar ISD's $44.9 million bond proposal.  The city will spend most of the bond funds to rebuild 18 city streets, while also making improvements to parks.  North Lamar had proposed to rebuild Higgins Elementary and Bailey Intermediate School, but for the second time in two years, voters rejected the plan.  Now, 26 portable buildings will be installed to serve about 200 students.

In Paris, the North Lamar Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet tomorrow to decide how to address the resignation of their board president. 

Morriss, 66, now lives in Lexington, Ky.
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Former Texas A&M University-Commerce head football coach Guy Morriss has been diagnosed with Azlheimer’s disease, according to a report from Lexington, Ky.-based WKYT-TV. Morriss received the diagnosis about nine months ago, the report said.

Construction has begun on KETR's new transmitter building
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Construction has begun on a new building to house 88.9 KETR's transmitter equipment. For the duration of the eight-week construction period, KETR's operating power will be slightly reduced. However, our online stream at ketr.org will continue to operate at 100% power. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please reach out to us if you encounter any issues while listening through your home or car radio. Thanks for listening to 88.9 KETR!

Texas World War I Centennial

Carol Taylor, the chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, says the organization is asking citizens to share stories of their family members' service in World War I.  The commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday (May 25) at the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum and everyone is welcome.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I.

'Bathroom Bill' Advances In House

May 22, 2017
The Texas Legislature is scheduled to conclude its session this week.
NPR

Amid threats of a special legislative session over the “bathroom bill,” the Texas House on Sunday took a last-minute vote and approve a proposal that would keep transgender students from using school bathrooms in line with their gender identity.

Martin Ray Malone
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Martin Ray Malone, 61, of Wills Point has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the shooting death of a woman in south Hunt County early Friday morning.

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as Jayme Malone Lopez, 54, also of Wills Point.

“It is believed that the suspect is the brother of the victim.” Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said.

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Sulphur Springs community development director Tory Niewiadomski says the planner behind the revitalization of downtown Sulphur Springs, Ian Lockwood of Toole Design, will return to the city this week to help the city plan further improvements.  A welcome dinner takes place from 5:30-7:30 tonight (Monday, May 22) at the Hopkins County Civic Center.  On Tuesday, Lockwood will meet with community organizations before an open session with the public from 4-7 p.m. at City Hall.  He'll give a preliminary report on his findings at 7 p.m.

Luke speaks with Texas Hog Hunters Association President Scott Dover this week
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Luke's guest this week is Scott Dover, president of Texas Hog Hunters Association. Tune in and learn all about this organization that, along with Wild Boar Meats, led the fight against the use of Warfarin to poison wild hogs. Scott also discloses details about a brand new free magazine "The Sounder" that debuts the first week of June.

Texas Sen. Bob Hall
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Texas Senator Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) was the only one out of 30 Texas Senators to vote against a bill that would crowdfund money for the testing of the state’s backlog of untested rape kits. HB 1729 was passed in a voice vote in the House of Representatives on April 5 before passing in the Senate 29-1 on Wednesday. The legislation would give those renewing or applying for their driver’s license an option to donate $1 or more toward rape kit testing. The option would resemble the way Texans are asked if they want to donate to support veterans or organ donation.

A sign warns boaters about zebra mussels, at a Texas Parks and Wildlife Office in Fort Worth.
George Hale

In the battle to keep invasive species like zebra mussels out of Texas waters, no news is good news. That’s how state scientists are describing the status of several northeast Texas lakes.  

 

Texas A&M Real Estate Center

Texas A&M-Commerce economics professor and the interim dean of the College of Business Dr. Dale Funderburk considers a recent survey of CEO Magazine readers that ranks Texas as the no.

Courtesy Texas Health & Human Services
Courtesy Texas Health & Human Services

The Texas Farm Bureau today reported the first case of human West Nile virus in the state this year. 

Thousands of sexual assault evidence kits, commonly called rape kits, remain untested in Texas.
AP

Texas Senator Bob Hall (R-Edgewood) was the only lawmaker in the Senate to vote against a bill that would crowdfund money to deal with the state’s backlog of thousands of untested rape kits. The measure passed by a 29-1 vote in the Senate on Wednesday.

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