Lamar County

Lamar County
3:55 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

'Roxton Saturday Night' celebrating 10-year anniversary

Locals and visitors mingle during the 2012 Roxton Saturday Night.
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Roxton resident Sandra Johnson describes a little about the annual "Roxton Saturday Night" festival, which is set to entertain Northeast Texans for a tenth year this weekend. This year's headline musical artist is Stacy Musgrove, who is scheduled to take the stage in downtown Roxton at 7 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 20.

Press release from Roxton Saturday Night organizers:

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Delta County
6:41 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Arrests made following rash of auto thefts

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According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August.

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Lamar County
3:08 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Copper thefts total 7 miles of wire, $20K in value

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Lamar Electric Cooperative is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone whose tip leads to the indictment of those responsible for a recent spate of copper thefts.

Thieves have made off with about seven miles of wire, worth about $20,000 to the company, according to spokesperson Dena Beason. M0st of the thefts occurred around Maxey and other areas west of Paris, she said.

Also, one botched effort resulted in some customers losing power last week, Beason said.

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2014 Elections
3:21 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

GOP primary: Lamar Co. ballot

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The following candidates are on ballots in the Lamar County Republican Party primary election on March 4.

Regional and county offices

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Lamar County
2:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Campbell reports slow first-quarter earnings


The Campbell Soup Company released its FY 2014 first-quarter earnings Nov. 19, with total sales down two percent. The company attributed the slow numbers to weaknesses in overall industry trends, among other factors.

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Voter Guide 2013: Lamar Co.
9:48 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Paris: Big bonds in town

Paris, Texas

Repairing water and sewer lines in Paris would cost an estimated $45 million - the kind of money available only through bonds.

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TransCanada Pipeline
8:14 am
Tue September 25, 2012

TransCanada to Begin Trench Work This Week in Lamar County

After crews dig trenches in Lamar County, they'll lower the pipeline
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LAMAR COUNTY - The oil company received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers this summer to construct the Gulf Coast leg of its pipeline project that begins in Cushing, Oklahoma.

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West Nile Virus
2:17 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

First Death from West Nile Confirmed in Lamar County

A man from Lamar County with underlying health conditions has died from the neural-invasive strain of the West Nile virus, a health official says.

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7:51 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Fire Destroys Blossom Church's Family Center, Sanctuary Saved

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BLOSSOM - The Paris News is reporting the destruction of the Family Life Center at Blossom Church of God in Lamar County. The fire broke out before noon Thursday.

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Police and Courts
10:01 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Inmate convicted in Paris-area sexual assault seeks release

Eastern District of Texas court building in Tyler

A Lamar County man is petitioning for his release from the Texas Prison System, arguing ineffective counsel during his 2009 trial.

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4:53 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Judge blocks pipeline from passing through local farm

PARIS - A Lamar County family fighting to block the TransCanada pipeline from crossing their farm finally got their wish.

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7:25 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Drought conditions improving for North Texas

The U.S. Drought Monitor for the State of Texas released its latest report Tuesday, showing that for the first time some 20 months, a swath of the region was no longer listed under drought conditions.

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1:11 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Expanded declaration provides more relief for Texas

Commerce Firefighters dispatched to the Fort Davis wildfire captured this image in April.

AUSTIN - Another 74 Texas counties are now eligible for wildfire assistance as FEMA has agreed to grant the state’s repeated request to expand its major disaster declaration.

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Trail de Paris
3:56 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Major grant to bring more walkers, bikers

PARIS - Lamar County Commissioners have accepted a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant for $200,000 that will extend the Trail de Paris another three miles.

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Road construction
3:30 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Council, commissioners agree on Highway 24 funding

PARIS - The Paris City Council agreed Monday to fund a portion of the right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation costs concerning the widening of State Highway 24.

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