Governor Abbott Celebrates Continuing Jobs Surge In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement celebrating the release of July employment numbers by the Texas Workforce Commission showing a continuing jobs surge in the Lone Star State. Texas employers added 72,800 jobs over the month and for the ninth consecutive month smashed all previous records for total jobs...
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Lanny Dewayne Mills, 71, of Powderly

Lanny Dewayne Mills, 71, of Powderly, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2022, at his home. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21st at Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Lanny, the son of Jessie Lee Mills...
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Texas is facing its worst drought since 2011. Here’s what you need to know.

The drought will likely continue into the fall and winter. Texans across the state are facing water restrictions as the state experiences its worst drought since 2011. Almost the entire state of Texas is experiencing a severe level of drought, and only a few corners of the state, such as El Paso, are not “abnormally dry” amid this year’s particularly hot summer.

Bite-Sized Breakfast: Chick-fil-A Testing Chorizo Cheddar Egg Bites

Chick-fil-A announced Monday its testing a new bold and bite-sized breakfast option, Chorizo Cheddar Egg Bites, in select markets. The Chorizo Cheddar Egg Bites are baked fresh every morning and made with whole eggs. Mexican-style chorizo sausage, and a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses offer a bold flavor in each bite. Each order includes four egg bites.

CitySquare Paris seeks two interns for fall 2022 semester

CitySquare Paris is seeking two interns for the fall 2022 semester. The positions are paid internship and have an educational stipend at the successful conclusion of the semester. “This is a perfect opportunity for a college student, recently retired persons who still wish to remain active, “ said Laura Woodroof,...

Paula Karen (Belancsik) Miller, of Arthur City

Paula Karen (Belancsik) Miller, of Arthur City, was born March 19, 1951 in Roswell, New Mexico and passed away on August 16, 2022, in Paris, Texas. Paula was not only a natural born beauty but she had an extraordinary talent for decorating and cooking. She always had a classy and tastefully decorated home with a delectable treat in the oven. She always cooked more than was needed as abundancy was her nature in life. She blessed many strangers with random compliments and generosities giving sacrificially without pause. Her sense of humor and infectious laugh resonated with all those who loved her. As life gave her the occasional lemons she made the best tasting Texas sized lemon meringue pie on the planet. That was Paula.

Paris Police Reports August 18, 2021

Paris Police responded to a possible burglary in the 1700 block of Hubbard at 9:16 A.M. on August 18, 2022. The caller advised that three males were removing items from a burned house. Officers made contact with the three males. 29 year old Aubrey K Porter, of Paris, was found to have an outstanding felony probation violation warrant on a possession of a controlled substance conviction. Porter was arrested and placed in jail. Another male was arrested on Municipal Court warrants and the third was released. Porter was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.

Paris Police Reports August 17, 2021

Paris Police responded to the 700 block of SE 23rd St at 7:18 A.M. on August 17, 2022 in reference to a burglary of a residence. The victim reported that they work nights and upon returning home this morning, they found where someone had broken a window to gain access to the inside of the residence. Once inside, the suspect(s) stole three firearms. During the investigation, one of the firearms was recovered. There is a known suspect and the investigation continues.

Paris Police Reports August 16, 2021

Paris Police responded to a theft of a motor vehicle at 6:01 P.M. on August 16, 2022 in the 300 block of NE 12th St. The victim reported that someone had stolen their 1999 red Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail motorcycle. The investigation continues. Paris Police responded to a theft at 6:37...

Governor Abbott, DPS Launch iWatchTexas PSA To Promote Reporting System

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today launched a public service announcement to promote awareness of the iWatchTexas community reporting system as teachers, students, and school faculty across the state return to school for the new school year. Featuring “Walker, Texas Ranger” Chuck Norris, the PSA will air on television in media markets across the state starting August 17. iWatchTexas is a partnership between communities and law enforcement that makes it easier for the public to report suspicious activity in the state, including criminal, terroristic, or school safety-related threats.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar, State Sen. Joan Huffman Support Repeal of Sales Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that he has joined with state Sen. Joan Huffman, Senate Committee on Finance chairwoman, to exempt feminine hygiene products from state and local sales tax. The effort will require new legislation and would likely not be finalized until the 2023 legislative session. Hegar and Huffman voiced strong support for the initiative.

Farmers Market open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday

Drawing in more than 35 vendors weekly, Paris’ Farmers and Artisan Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring fresh and local fruits, vegetable, eggs, meats and more. The farmers and artisans market features fresh and local:. fruits. vegetables. flowers. eggs. meats. candy. pastries. KETO products. locally...

Donation received from Teachers Credit Union

Superintendent Paul Jones accepted a check for $3,000 from Northeast Texas Teachers Federal Credit Union’s Paris Wildcat card program. Vice President Mally Watson presented the check. When bank customers use their Wildcat Card for purchases using either credit or debit, Northeast Texas Teachers Federal Credit Union sets aside a...

TxDOT awarded $25M for long-distance bikeways across Texas, to help build a statewide network for bicyclists and pedestrians

Texas is taking another step forward in providing safe, long-distance travel options for bicyclists and pedestrians after TxDOT received $25 million in federal funds to expand two trail corridors in northeast Texas and El Paso. Both trails are components of the state’s envisioned Bicycle Tourism Trails network. The United...