Northeast Texas in Brief: Wed., Aug. 2

Aug 2, 2017

Mosquito trucks will be spraying in Greenville, where two mosquitoes with West Nile Virus have been trapped; Telephone scammers trying to mislead people in Paris.


Mosquito trucks will be spraying in Greenville tonight. Two mosquitoes infected with the West Nile Virus were gathered in Greenville. One was trapped in the Old Mill area, just west of Major Field. The other was trapped in the Ridgecrest area, just west of Hunt Regional Medical Center. No human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in Northeast Texas.


Paris police have warned the public about yet another telephone scam in the area. The newest attempt to defraud people by phone involves the caller demanding money from the potential victim. Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said this scam involves the scammer spoofing a city of Paris number. “In this attempt, a call is received and the caller ID displays ‘City of Paris,’” Hundley told The Paris News. “However, it is not the city calling. The message indicates the person called is delinquent in payment to the city. The recording then prompts the person to provide credit or debit card information.”

Sulphur Springs

Dr. Scott McDearmont was named to the Downtown Revitalization Board on Aug. 1 by the Sulphur Springs City Council.