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Judge Rules Texas Public School Finance System Unconsitutional

State District Court Judge John Dietz issued his final decision yesterday in the landmark public school funding trial, Texas Taxpayers & Student Fairness Coalition, et al. v. Michael...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris PD sends undercover officers out for tobacco sting operation

Paris PD sends undercover officers out for tobacco sting operation

The Paris Police Department recently completed a sting operation to combat the sale of tobacco products to minors, finding a 33% illegal sale rate in Paris against a 10% average for the rest of the state, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley. The investigation began on June 30 and...

08/28/2014 by Josh Allen
Confirmed Cases of West Nile on the Rise

Confirmed Cases of West Nile on the Rise

Confirmed cases of the West Nile virus continues to rise in Texas, with increasing number of positive mosquito pools. So far, 41 cases have been confirmed this summer. West Nile is a virus carried in birds, which can spread to people by mosquito bites. The virus has returned annually since 2002...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Two Arrested with Large Quantity of Methamphetamine

Two Arrested with Large Quantity of Methamphetamine

David James Bozarth, 22 and Jullian Paige Bozarth, 18, both of Lamar County, were arrested at about 1:23 P.M. on August 26, 2014. The two were charged with attempting to cash a forged check at a bank in the 3200 block of Lamar Ave. During the investigation, both were found to be in...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra

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Lamar County Democratic Party Chairman puts on the Red Hat

Lamar County Democratic Party Chairman puts on the Red Hat

With the upcoming November elections, the Hat sits down for a question & answer session with Gary O’Conner, the Chairman of the Lamar County Democratic Party. Question 1: Tell us about yourself? Gary: My family moved here in 1959 from New York State when I was 14. I went to school at...

4 hours ago by eParisExtra
Five Bedroom House on 11 Acres

Five Bedroom House on 11 Acres

LOVELY COUNTRY HOME ON 11 ACRES. OLDER BARN, 1 ACRE POND, 40X40 METAL SHOP, PLENTY ROOM FOR THE KIDS. LARGE ROOMS, PLENTY CLOSETS, SUNKEN MARBLE TUB, 2 500 GAL SEPTIC TANKS, 350 LATERAL LINES.CIRCLE DRIVE, LOTS OF TREES, LARGE FIREPLACE OPENS ON 2 SIDES, KITCHEN HAS CUSTOM CABINETS, PANTRY,...

5 hours ago by eParisExtra
Volunteerism Kicks off United Way’s Annual Campaign

Volunteerism Kicks off United Way’s Annual Campaign

To increase community participation in the “Building a Better Community with YOU”, United Way announces a campaign goal of $550,000 to benefit Lamar County residents United Way of Lamar County kicks off its 2015 Annual Campaign on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for...

7 hours ago by eParisExtra
53.8 Acres in NL ISD

53.8 Acres in NL ISD

LAND HAS TWO POINTS OF ACCESS. ONE IS EAST OF THE EAGLES AND ONE WEST OF THE CHURCH. YOU WILL NEED TO PLAT TO SEE HOW THE PROPERTY LIES.  53.8 Acres in NL ISD. $150,000.  1101 NW LOOP 286, PARIS, TX 75460 ACROSS FROM CAMPBELL SOUP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE LOOP      ...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Miguel Scales Arrested for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

Miguel Scales Arrested for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle

Miguel Middale Scales, 22, of Paris was arrested at the Paris District Parole Office yesterday on two warrants charging him with burglary of a motor vehicle and credit card or debit card abuse. The warrants stemmed from an investigation of a burglary of a motor vehicle on August 13,...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Judge Rules Texas Public School Finance System Unconsitutional

Judge Rules Texas Public School Finance System Unconsitutional

State District Court Judge John Dietz issued his final decision yesterday in the landmark public school funding trial, Texas Taxpayers & Student Fairness Coalition, et al. v. Michael Williams, et al. Judge Dietz found the system to be inequitable, unsuitable, and inadequate in...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Man Arrested Wearing Only His Underwear, a Mask and Tennis Shoes

Man Arrested Wearing Only His Underwear, a Mask and Tennis Shoes

At about 4:44 P.M. yesterday, August 28th, Paris Police Officers responded to the 700 block of Bonham St where it was reported that a white male was standing in the roadway in his underwear. Previous reports of the same individual had been received throughout the afternoon regarding the...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC employees mark years of service

PJC employees mark years of service

Last week Paris Junior College faculty and staff celebrated their years of service with the presentation of service pins. Two retiring instructors were also honored later in the day. Ten-year employees included: Tony Faulkner, Randy Johnson and Paul Chappell with Maintenance, Testing Center...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Reno Police Department Drug Arrests

Reno Police Department Drug Arrests

On Tuesday morning August 26th, 2014 at around 1:30am Reno Police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 7000 block of Lamar Road. During the investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, as well as drug sales paraphernalia. Arrested was a Mark Rueben...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Obituaries for Friday, August 29, 2014

Obituaries for Friday, August 29, 2014

Charles Earl “Corky” Preston, 58 of Paris left this world on August 28, 2014 at 5:07 A.M. Funeral services has been set for Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Living Word Pentecostal Church with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. The family...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris High School continues to outpace state averages in college readiness benchmarks

Paris High School continues to outpace state averages in college readiness benchmarks

Paris Independent School District received word recently that its level of college preparedness is once again higher than the state average. ACT, Inc., sent the College Readiness Letters to each area principal and superintendent recently, and the Paris High School letter showed that 2014 ACT...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Police Arrests 8/28/14

Paris Police Arrests 8/28/14

Paris Police responded to 104 calls for service and arrested 8 persons on August 28th, 2014. Cary, Isaac, 59, Fail to Display Driver’s (2 counts) Moore, Cody Allen, 22, Disorderly Conduct +3 Priors Perry, Margaret Donica, 40, Open Container; Littering Reavis, Colby Ryan, 26, Motor...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Anytime Fitness Back to School Special

Anytime Fitness Back to School Special

Stop in Anytime Fitness next Tuesday through Thursday and sign up to get in shape with there back to school special savings event. With no enrollment fee and the first month free, now is the time to get in shape! Join Paris’ Premiere 24 hour Fitness Facility. ...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Popular Downtown Bar and Restaurant TIME FLIES is for Sale

Popular Downtown Bar and Restaurant TIME FLIES is for Sale

Opportunity is knocking! Don ‘t miss out on this booming business in Historic Downtown Paris. Not only is it the only non-smoking pub in the area, but a full service restaurant and Oyster Bar! With over 12,000 square feet, this building offers service for over 100 patrons, table and bar...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris PD sends undercover officers out for tobacco sting operation

Paris PD sends undercover officers out for tobacco sting operation

The Paris Police Department recently completed a sting operation to combat the sale of tobacco products to minors, finding a 33% illegal sale rate in Paris against a 10% average for the rest of the state, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley. The investigation began on June 30 and...

08/28/2014 by Josh Allen
PHS Class of 1994 20 Year Reunion

PHS Class of 1994 20 Year Reunion

The PHS Class of 1994 members to join their classmates for an evening of sharing old memories and catching up with friends. A reception and dinner will be held at the Paris Golf and Country Club on Saturday, September 27th from 6-9pm with dinner being served around 7pm. The cost will be...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council to Hold Budget Workshop

Paris City Council to Hold Budget Workshop

The Paris City Council will be meeting in special session for a budget workshop on Tuesday, September 2nd at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Depot Community Room located at 1125 Bonham Street. The City Manager, John Godwin, will be presenting his proposed Budget for the 2014-15 fiscal...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris ISD has a New Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club

Paris ISD has a New Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club

Paris ISD has a new Paris Wildcat Athletic Booster Club for the 2014-15 school year. A new board was formed over the summer and met diligently to develop new programs and committees. Paris Wildcat Booster Club members are invited to pre-game activities before the  PHS Homecoming game...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Police Arrests 8/27/14

Paris Police Arrests 8/27/14

Paris PD arrested two people yesterday. Beshirs, Elizabeth Lawonna, 52, MTR Probation Naylor, Billy Wayne, 27, Fail to Identify Giving ...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Confirmed Cases of West Nile on the Rise

Confirmed Cases of West Nile on the Rise

Confirmed cases of the West Nile virus continues to rise in Texas, with increasing number of positive mosquito pools. So far, 41 cases have been confirmed this summer. West Nile is a virus carried in birds, which can spread to people by mosquito bites. The virus has returned annually since 2002...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
PRMC invites public to a 'Community Conversation' with Jason Wright

PRMC invites public to a "Community Conversation" with Jason Wright

Paris Regional Medical Center is inviting the public to be part of a community conversation with Jason Wright. Jason Wright was previously a member of the Tyler City Council. He resigned from his position in January 2013 to become the East Texas Regional Director for Senator Ted Cruz. In this...

08/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Three Bedroom Home on Over 10 acres

Three Bedroom Home on Over 10 acres

Welcome to paradise! Every detail was thought out in the this custom home on 10+ manicured acres with a pond, stone patio area with pergola and shop complete with full bath, 35 amp RV hook up and sewer dump. The home was built just 7 years ago on a 6 1/2\” concrete slab. The living...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Optimist Hiring New Executive Director

Paris Optimist Hiring New Executive Director

Larry Rhea, President of the Paris Optimist Club, announced today that the Board has voted to hire an Executive Director. The Executive Director report directly to the Board of Directors of the Paris Optimist Club and will be responsible for overseeing the Youth Baseball program, Club...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Two Arrested with Large Quantity of Methamphetamine

Two Arrested with Large Quantity of Methamphetamine

David James Bozarth, 22 and Jullian Paige Bozarth, 18, both of Lamar County, were arrested at about 1:23 P.M. on August 26, 2014. The two were charged with attempting to cash a forged check at a bank in the 3200 block of Lamar Ave. During the investigation, both were found to be in...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

Well here’s something very few people saw coming, and it happens to involve two things I write about very frequently! This Monday, on August 25th, online retail giant Amazon announced that they will be acquiring the popular video game streaming service Twitch for $970 million in cash. The...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra
eParisExtra.com Pets of the Week

eParisExtra.com Pets of the Week

This is Max, he is a mix and is part ridgeback. The line of hair running down his back is reversed. Max came in with several of his siblings. All have received their 1st puppy shots. They look to be around 7 weeks old. All are a tiny bit shy but beautiful and seem to be healthy. There are...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra