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Walmart To Pay 100% of College Tuition and Books for Associates

The largest U.S. private employer commits to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years in career-driven training and development. BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 27, 2021 — Today, Walmart announced it will pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates through its Live Better U (LBU) education program. Starting Aug. 16, the $1 a day fee will be removed for associates, making all education programs paid for by Walmart. This means approximately 1.5 million part-time and full-time Walmart and Sam’s Club associates in the U.S. can earn college degrees or learn trade skills without the burden of education debt. As the largest U.S. private employer, Walmart is committing to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years in career-driven training and development.
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Gov. Greg Abbott draws criticism for ordering state troopers to pull over vehicles with migrants, saying it will stem COVID-19 risk

The executive order allows DPS troopers to reroute vehicles back to their origin point or a port of entry. Immigration rights advocates say the governor’s action is an invitation for racial profiling. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state troopers on Wednesday to begin pulling over vehicles whose drivers are transporting...
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H. Gordon Hogue

H. Gordon Hogue was born in Kermit, Texas on Oct.12, 1946 to his parents, Charles Gordon Hogue and Lena Emmaline Addison Hogue. He went to New Mexico and Colorado schools, graduating in 1964 from Cortez High School in Cortez, Colorado. He attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he was awarded a music scholarship for 4 years and earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration in 1967. He was also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU in Dallas and the Commercial Banking School at the University of Oklahoma.
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65th Annual Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo set for July 29, 30, 31

Grab your boots and cowboy hat because the Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo kicks off July 29-31. Celebrating 65-years, the rodeo is one of the most entertaining and exciting events in Fannin County each year. “We’re probably the oldest and have been around the longest,” said Haynes Kueckelhan. “When we held our...
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Paris Police Reports July 27, 2021

Officers responded to the 3800 block of Lamar in regards to an Intoxicated Person. Upon arrival they made contact with Matthew Campbell. Campbell appeared intoxicated and admitted to having used narcotics. During a frisk search of his person, Campbell began resisting the search. He was taken into custody by the officers and transported to the Police Department. Campbell continued to resist throughout the arrest and booking process.
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Jury convicts McDonald with felony offense after violating a protective order two or more times within 12 months

A Lamar County jury convicted Jerimie Tyrell McDonald of the felony offense of Violation of Protective Order Two or More Times Within 12 Months on Monday, July 26, 2021. The jury returned a guilty verdict after hearing from law enforcement officers from the Paris Police Department that McDonald was at or near a residence he was prohibited from being at in October and November of 2020. The protected party also testified that she had lied multiple times during the investigation to both law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office.
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Authorities investigate bomb threat at Lamar County Courthouse

The Lamar County Courthouse was evacuated on Tuesday shortly before 2 p.m. after a note was found in the basement bathroom stating there was a bomb in one of the courtrooms. According to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass, deputies cleared the building and closed the courthouse for the remainder of the day. However, the Plano Bomb Squad was called in with a bomb-sniffing K9 to sweep the building.
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Give Your Child a SHOT at Staying Healthy with a COVID-19 Vaccine

Since one COVID-19 vaccine has received emergency use authorization for individuals ages 12 and up, I have received many questions from parents who want to do the best thing for their child’s health and wellness – now and in the future. In some cases, parents have just recently become comfortable with the idea of getting vaccinated themselves and are now considering what’s best for their kids. This can certainly be overwhelming, to say the least.
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University of Texas officially asks to join the SEC

The university is seeking to leave the Big 12 along with the University of Oklahoma, a move that would have wide-ranging impact on Texas college athletics. After a week of speculation, the University of Texas at Austin announced Tuesday that alongside the University of Oklahoma it has asked to join the Southeastern Conference starting July 1, 2025.