Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
6-16-04- Law enforcement officers in Lamar County are mourning the loss of one of their own, after an off-duty DPS trooper was killed in a five car pile-up on Interstate 30 Sunday.
Trooper Stanley Avery of Paris was buried today. He and his son Jake were killed when their SUV was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. Another man and his son were riding with the Averys – they were also killed, along with four other people.
The 35-year-old was on his way from a baseball game with his son at the time. His friends in law enforcement say his job and his family were the most important things in his life.