Paris – A number of roadways in Northeast Texas are scheduled to receive improvements over the next several weeks.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently awarded a contract for various parts of the agency's Paris District, which covers nine area counties. Brannon Paving Company was the low bidder on the project, at more than $6.2 million. You can view a complete list of road projects throughout the region below.
Bonham – A weekend outing at an area lake ends in tragedy with the drowning of a Paris man.
Fannin County Sheriff's officials tell KXII-TV that 23-year-old Marcus Patt died Saturday while visiting Lake Bonham.
Patt was at the state park with family and friends when he reportedly jumped off a fishing pier and did not resurface. He was later pulled to shore and CPR was administered. Patt was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Red River Regional Hospital.
– Two suspects wanted for murder following a Saturday morning shooting in Greenville have been arrested.
Greenville Police were assisted Monday evening by Dallas and McKinney officers in the capture of Antonio Derrance Fletcher and Devin Eugene Royal, who were located at Casa Linda Apartments in Dallas. The two men were sought following the death of 21-year-old Javan Newman Saturday along Joe Ramsey Boulevard.
Sulphur Springs – The City of Sulphur Springs continues to explore ways to improve their downtown, this time through the assistance of grant funding.
The city council Tuesday night will consider applying for a Texas Department of Agriculture/Office of Rural Community Affairs grant that would improve sidewalks and allow for more ADA ramps. The funding comes through the agency's Texas Community Development Program (TCDP).
The city hopes approval of the grant would also help eliminate areas of slum and blight downtown.