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Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for PISD, To Retire

After 44 years in education, Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for Paris Independent School District will retire at the end of the Fall Semester of the 2014-15 school year. Hudson entered the...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Christopher House Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault of a Child

Christopher House Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault of a Child

A Powderly man entered his plea Tuesday morning on charges of sexual assault of a child at the Lamar County Courthouse. The Lamar County District Clerk’s Office says 21 year old Christopher James House pleaded not guilty to allegedly assaulting a 13 year old girl. He was booked on...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
First Annual Mannequin Night this Friday

First Annual Mannequin Night this Friday

The first annual Mannequin Night will be held in beautiful downtown Paris on Friday, October 24th from 5-8:30 pm. Volunteers will pose in vintage style horror costumes or other vintage Halloween characters inside and outside the downtown storefronts. Live music will be provided by the 12th...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
A Victorian Halloween and Candlelight Tours at Sam Bell Maxey House

A Victorian Halloween and Candlelight Tours at Sam Bell Maxey House

It is said things look different in the dark, and that is true of the Sam Bell Maxey House, especially around Halloween. On Saturday, October 25th from 6pm-9pm there will be a special presentation at the Sam Bell Maxey House on “A Victorian Halloween.”  Come learn about and...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra

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Karol Ackley Named Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Karol Ackley Named Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Karol Ackley, Assistant Principal of Paris Junior High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Re-gion 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assis-tant principals from the twenty region...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Four Bedroom House in Oak Creek

Four Bedroom House in Oak Creek

Exquisite Executive Home in Oak Creek! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 living areas with Bonus room and office. Detailed crown molding, window treatments and decorative colors. Kitchen equipped with custom cabinets matching the built in refrigerator. Breakfast area with bar and formal...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD recognizes National School Bus Safety Week

Paris ISD recognizes National School Bus Safety Week

In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 20-24), the Paris ISD Transportation Department is reminding drivers to be cautious when driving near school buses. “We are asking our citizens to obey the law—don’t pass stopped school buses,” said Transportation Director Tony...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Panther Football Players Positive Role Models

Panther Football Players Positive Role Models

North Lamar Panther football players Zac Brown, Byron Wengerter, Alan Rosson and Jonathan Edwards visited classes at Parker Elementary to read to the students. Since the beginning of the school year, the athletes have been making a presence in the elementary campuses stressing the importance of...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Day Two of Early Voting

Day Two of Early Voting

The second day of early voting fell just short of the 492 voters on Monday, but 465 Lamar County voters still cast their ballot on Tuesday. So far with two of the twelve days of early voting in the box, a total of 957 people cast their votes in person. Another 817 Mail-In Ballots have also been...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Sheriff Bookings

Lamar County Sheriff Bookings

Moffitt, Katonna Marie, Theft < $50 Wells, George Alexander, Theft Property <$1500 2/More Previous Convictions Daniels, Amanda Jo-Kay, Forgery Financial Instrument (2 cts) Draper, Jason Mark, Theft Property>=$50<$500 ...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for PISD, To Retire

Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for PISD, To Retire

After 44 years in education, Mark Hudson, Deputy Superintendent for Paris Independent School District will retire at the end of the Fall Semester of the 2014-15 school year. Hudson entered the field of public education in 1971, spending 12 years as a teacher and basketball coach in three...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Police Arrests 10/21/2014

Paris Police Arrests 10/21/2014

Daniels, Amanda Jo-Kay, 42, MTR Probation Finch, Undrayl, Onshaun, 38, Fail to Maintain; Expired Operator License Pokorski, Eric, 38, Fail to Maintain; Fail to Display Driver’s; Fail to Appear Non Traffic (2 cts) Robertson, Tanavionne Marcell, 22 Pedestrian Fail to Use ...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Christopher House Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault of a Child

Christopher House Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault of a Child

A Powderly man entered his plea Tuesday morning on charges of sexual assault of a child at the Lamar County Courthouse. The Lamar County District Clerk’s Office says 21 year old Christopher James House pleaded not guilty to allegedly assaulting a 13 year old girl. He was booked on...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Obituaries for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Obituaries for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

William Riley Saffell, 94, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24th, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Long...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015

Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2014-2015 met Thursday, October 16th at Turner Industries.  The Class participated in a full day of diversity training as part of the yearly program that will continue until May of 2015.  The diversity program is directed by Mr. Rick Miller of Commerce...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Chisum ISD Celebrates National School Lunch Week

Chisum ISD Celebrates National School Lunch Week

Last week Chisum ISD has celebrated National School Lunch Week with the theme of “SCORE BIG!” Chisum students were able to “Score Big” with fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy proteins, whole grains and dairy that will promote a healthier lifestyle. The Mustang PALS...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Executive Director of Northeast Texas Area Red Cross Resigns

Executive Director of Northeast Texas Area Red Cross Resigns

John Davis, the Executive Director of American Red Cross for Lamar County and Texarkana Area has announced his resignation effective Friday, October 24, 2014. Mr. Davis stated, “I have been offerred an amazing opportunity, returning to the health care development field, as Executive...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Food, Face Painting & Fundraising for Scholarships

Food, Face Painting & Fundraising for Scholarships

Mary Grace Gibbons (front) and Ava McMonigle (back) pause long enough for a picture after having their faces painted. The North Lamar High School Cheerleaders volunteer to paint faces at the NLEF Tailgate Fundraiser. Food, face painting and fundraising for scholarships set the stage for a...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
First Annual Mannequin Night this Friday

First Annual Mannequin Night this Friday

The first annual Mannequin Night will be held in beautiful downtown Paris on Friday, October 24th from 5-8:30 pm. Volunteers will pose in vintage style horror costumes or other vintage Halloween characters inside and outside the downtown storefronts. Live music will be provided by the 12th...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
A Victorian Halloween and Candlelight Tours at Sam Bell Maxey House

A Victorian Halloween and Candlelight Tours at Sam Bell Maxey House

It is said things look different in the dark, and that is true of the Sam Bell Maxey House, especially around Halloween. On Saturday, October 25th from 6pm-9pm there will be a special presentation at the Sam Bell Maxey House on “A Victorian Halloween.”  Come learn about and...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
A $1300 Mistake

A $1300 Mistake

You hear these kind of stories on the news, but you never think it will happen to you. Until you open up your credit card bill and realize your 9 year old child has spent $1300 on in-app purchases on your cell phone. Many of the new apps or games that kids purchase on iPhones or tablets are...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Three Bedroom House on 9.975 Acres in Detroit

Three Bedroom House on 9.975 Acres in Detroit

BEAUTIFUL HOME ON 9.975 ACRES IN PRAIRILAND ISD, RECENT KITCHEN REMODEL, FRESH EXTERIOR PAINT. BEAUTIFUL TREES AND LANSCAPING, 30X24 SHOP WITH 30X24 COVERED PARKING FOR 3 VEHICLES AND 30X12 AWNING ON BACK AS WELL. CALL TODAY FOR A SHOWING! $239,900. ...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD Earns 'Superior Achievement'

Paris ISD Earns "Superior Achievement"

The Paris ISD Board of Trustees learned last night during a regularly scheduled meeting that the school district earned a “Superior Achievement” by the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas. This report is also known as School FIRST and is based on 20 indicators covering areas...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Sheriff Inmate Bookings 10/20/14

Lamar County Sheriff Inmate Bookings 10/20/14

Five people were booked into the Lamar County Jail on Monday, October 20th. Those inmates were: Anderson, Michael William, MAN DEL CS PG 1 >=4G<200G; Possession of Drug  Paraphanalia Spray, Morgan Lyn, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Ellis, Terrance Deangelo, Violation of Parole Brown,...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Obituaries for Tuesday, October 21

Obituaries for Tuesday, October 21

LAURA JEAN BELL GIBSON, 88, of Paris, passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Paris Regional Medical Center.  Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, with Patrick Cannon...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
First Day Voting Results

First Day Voting Results

Yesterday marked the first day of Early Voting in Lamar County for the 2014 November General Election. With over 29,500 Registered Voters in Lamar County, more of them came out on the first day of Early Voting for this Mid-Term Cycle than they did in the 2010 Mid-Term Cycle. According to the...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris PD Arrest on 10/20/14

Paris PD Arrest on 10/20/14

There was only one adult arrest by the Paris Police Department on Monday, October 20th. That individual was Terrance Deangelo, 32, for a parole violation warrant. ...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Haunted Places in Texas Art Show at Plaza Gallery

Haunted Places in Texas Art Show at Plaza Gallery

Want to get into the Halloween “spirit”? Come by the Plaza Art Gallery for it “Haunted Places in Texas” art show featuring works by the Southwestern Watercolor Society. The exhibit opens Thursday and runs through November 15th. The Plaza Art Gallery is located on the...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School Blue Blazes Wildcat Band advances to area marching competition

Paris High School Blue Blazes Wildcat Band advances to area marching competition

The Paris High School Blue Blazes Wildcat Band marched away victoriously from the Northeast Texas Marching Festival on October 11, 2014. The band earned a division one rating, the drum majors received a division one rating, percussion received a division one rating, and color guard received a...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Special Called Meeting on Thursday, October 23

PEDC Special Called Meeting on Thursday, October 23

Steve Grubbs, PEDC Chair The Paris Economic Development Corporation has called a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 1:30pm. The only item on the agenda is to convene into Executive Session. The agenda reads that the Board will go into closed session to discuss and deliberate the...

10/21/2014 by eParisExtra