Local Interest

These are stories that may not qualify as 'breaking local news,' but are still of importance and interest to our region.

Cooper Review

Chiggerfest is just around the corner. The day's schedule for Saturday, October 18 is listed below. The Mighty Marching Cooper ISD Band will be performing at 8:30 a.m. on the Square in front of the City Hall in Cooper. Next at 9 a.m. will be opening ceremonies, National Anthem and awards for the 5K Run/Walk. Then lots of good music the rest of the day.


The Texas Department of Transportation began crack seal road maintenance last week in Rains County, 

  and the work will continue across the region through November.  The project will progress through Hunt, Hopkins, Franklin, Red River, Delta, Lamar, Fannin and Grayson counties, in that order, as the crack seal work is sequentially completed. 

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Homecoming fans enjoyed the second half in Cooper as the Bulldogs gave them a 30-7 victory to celebrate over the visiting Prairiland Patriots last Friday.

Jerrod Knight

Texas A&M University-Commerce has teamed up with Commerce ISD, the City of Commerce, and the Hunt Hospital Board to bring Buy and Support Local week to Commerce. Individuals from each group are encouraged to shop at local stores during the week of October 5-11 to support the community.

Two Commerce men have been arrested in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case from Friday, September 19, 2014.

On Monday, September 22,2014, investigators with the Commerce Police Department arrested two local men in connection with a robbery and kidnapping case where a Commerce man was approached by two men at gunpoint.  He was subsequently taken to an ATM on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce to withdraw money out of it.

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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:

CASA volunteers needed

Sep 17, 2014

Have you ever thought about making a difference in a child’s life? Or maybe being an instrument in saving a family from being torn apart by unfortunate circumstances?
   CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is taking applications for volunteers from Red River, Delta and Lamar counties to work with families to try to keep kids in familiar surroundings.

Cooper Review

Fannindel will play Savoy in the annual homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 27.. This year Fannindel is planning a special brochure that will feature fallen Falcons.

Cooper Review

The week long annual Fall Festival has recently announced the contestants for the Cover Girl contest. Four young ladies will begin activities on Wednesday, Oct. 8 with dinner hosted by Plain ’N Fancy Sandwich Shoppe.

“Each contestant has to decorate a business window with items depicting all of the activities and events that will be taking place during the Fall Festival (they available to view after Friday, Oct. 17),” said Cover Girl coordinator Tracy Dennis on the contest, which is sponsored by Sulphur Springs Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram.

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Three men have been arrested and charged in connection to a string of burglaries.

On the morning of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at around 4:30 am, the Commerce Police Department received a telephone call from a witness that saw two men trying to break into his vehicle on Sterling Hart Drive.  Officers were provided with a thorough description of the suspect’s vehicle as it left the scene. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle near the location of the attempted burglary.

Commerce Police Department

A 31 year old Commerce resident faces charges of Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography.

About 3 weeks ago, the Commerce Criminal Investigations Division received information from the Hopkins County Sheriff's Office, about an individual in the City of Commerce downloading and distributing child pornography.  The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has been working in conjunction with the ICAC (Internet crimes against children) Task Force and the Commerce Police Department on these types of cases.  

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A Northeast Texas Little League team will play today in the quarterfinals of the Dixie Ozone World Series. That game begins at 3:30 p.m. and will be live-tweeted @TheParisNews and live-streamed on jockjive.com. The tournament is being played in Lexington, S.C.

Yesterday, Paris’ Daniel Blackmon hit a two-run home run to secure a 3-2 victory over Springfield, Tenn., in the round of 16. Pitcher Cade Larkins picked up the win in relief.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the North Hunt Special Utility District water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Containment Level (MCL) for nitrite.

Commerce Police Department

A 20 year old Commerce resident faces charges of endangering a child for leaving her child unattended in her apartment.