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PEDC Recommends No Further Action on Investigatory Report

In a joint session Monday night between the Paris City Council and the Paris Economic Development Corporation, Mayor Matt Frierson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. at the City Council...

5 hours ago by eParisExtra
Attorney General Ruling on the Release of PEDC Report Agrees with City

Attorney General Ruling on the Release of PEDC Report Agrees with City

eParisExtra.com received a letter today from the office of Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, regarding a public information request to release the report from Defenbaugh & Associates on the Forensic Audit of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC). The letter was addressed...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments

Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments

Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments from September 11, 2014: Lamar County Courthouse Andrew, Angela Dawn – Credit Card Abuse Bailey, Seqouyah Trey – Burglary of a Building Biggers, Rashad Dewayne – Felon in Possession of a Firearm Boyd, Sharon Hollowell – Possession...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Crime Stoppers Receives National Awards

Lamar County Crime Stoppers Receives National Awards

Lamar County Crime Stoppers received two national awards from Crime Stoppers USA in Austin Texas recently. Lamar County Crime Stoppers and The Paris News was selected as winner of the media award for best crime of the week in communities up to 250,000 in population. Our crime of the week was...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra

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Ricky Hayes Gives Written Statement Regarding PEDC Report

Ricky Hayes Gives Written Statement Regarding PEDC Report

Last night at the joint meeting of the Paris City Council and the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC), Ricky Hayes, owner of Retail Attractions, gave a written statement to  the members concerning the audit and investigation done by Defenbaugh and Associates. Retail Attractions is...

2 hours ago by eParisExtra
Obituaries for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obituaries for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WANDA LEE BROWN , 86, of Reno, Texas, passed from this life unexpectedly on Friday September 12, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday September 17, 2014 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home with Wade White officiating. Interment will follow in...

2 hours ago by eParisExtra
Paris Police Arrests on Sept. 15, 2014

Paris Police Arrests on Sept. 15, 2014

Six individuals were arrested on Monday, September 15th in Paris. Ebbs, Ivan Lee, 32, Public Intoxication w/3 prior Gonzales, Samuel Chico, 40, Agg Sexual Assault Holt, Tony Curtis, 53, Speeding; Fail to Display Driver’s; Violate Promise To; Fail to Appear Non Traffic Morris, Joshua...

2 hours ago by eParisExtra
Keith Mitchell Under the Red Hat

Keith Mitchell Under the Red Hat

In Precinct 4 the County Commissioner is running unopposed on the republican ticket for the November 4th elections for his second term. Keith Mitchell is the incumbent Commissioner going into his second term. Four years ago he was unopposed in the GOP Primary and won against Jackie Wheeler on...

2 hours ago by eParisExtra
PEDC Recommends No Further Action on Investigatory Report

PEDC Recommends No Further Action on Investigatory Report

In a joint session Monday night between the Paris City Council and the Paris Economic Development Corporation, Mayor Matt Frierson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. at the City Council Chamber. With the only agenda item being to discuss and receive a report from PEDC on the competed...

5 hours ago by eParisExtra
Three Bedroom Home in Paris ISD

Three Bedroom Home in Paris ISD

Home has a very efficient floor plan with large rooms. Hall bath is designed for limited handicap access. Gas is piped to home and currently available only in the fireplace. AC and hot water heaters are marked with installation dates and are not very old. Offset in back fence is for the gas...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Detroit Man With Outstanding Warrants Found in Paris

Detroit Man With Outstanding Warrants Found in Paris

22 year old Richard Doyal Rodgers of Detroit was located in the 10 block of SW 4th St at about 11:51 A.M. on Sunday, September 14, 2014 and found to have several outstanding warrants. One of the warrants was a motion to revoke his probation on a sexual assault of a child case in Red River...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Two Convicted Felons Found with Methamphetamine, Marijuana and a Handgun

Two Convicted Felons Found with Methamphetamine, Marijuana and a Handgun

44 year old Solena Kaye Wolf and 35 Year old Doyle Thurman McGuire, both of Paris were arrested on Friday, September 12th in the 1300 block of Polk St.  They were arrested when detectives with the Paris Police Department made contact with them at their residence while investigating a recent...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Attorney General Ruling on the Release of PEDC Report Agrees with City

Attorney General Ruling on the Release of PEDC Report Agrees with City

eParisExtra.com received a letter today from the office of Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, regarding a public information request to release the report from Defenbaugh & Associates on the Forensic Audit of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC). The letter was addressed...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Man Charged For Leaving Scene of Accident and Disorderly Conduct

Man Charged For Leaving Scene of Accident and Disorderly Conduct

Stephen Matthew Norman 28 year old Stephen Matthew Norman of Paris was arrested at about 12:52 A.M. on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that involved injuries and disorderly conduct. Norman’s vehicle was observed a few minutes after the reported...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Drunk Man Enters Woman's Home

Drunk Man Enters Woman's Home

Ivan Ebbs, 32 Paris Policed arrested 32 year old Ivan Ebbs at about 7:53 P.M. on Friday, September 12, 2014 after officers responded to a call of a possible burglary of a residence in progress in the 100 block of SW 7th St. The caller advised dispatch that an unknown male had entered her...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments

Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments

Lamar County Grand Jury Indictments from September 11, 2014: Lamar County Courthouse Andrew, Angela Dawn – Credit Card Abuse Bailey, Seqouyah Trey – Burglary of a Building Biggers, Rashad Dewayne – Felon in Possession of a Firearm Boyd, Sharon Hollowell – Possession...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris PD Weekend Arrests

Paris PD Weekend Arrests

Twenty-eight people were arrested by the Paris PD over the weekend. Cawvey, April Tametra, 26, Fail to Maintain; Fail to Display Driver’s; Violate Promise To Croy, Matthew Paul, 29, Driving While Ebbs, Ivan Lee, 32, Public Intoxication w/3 prior; Criminal Trespass Edge, Casey Burdette,...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Crime Stoppers Receives National Awards

Lamar County Crime Stoppers Receives National Awards

Lamar County Crime Stoppers received two national awards from Crime Stoppers USA in Austin Texas recently. Lamar County Crime Stoppers and The Paris News was selected as winner of the media award for best crime of the week in communities up to 250,000 in population. Our crime of the week was...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Five Bedroom Home on Over Two Acres

Five Bedroom Home on Over Two Acres

Beautiful country home with large shop with living quarters in shop. This home is amazing and ready to move into. Five Bedrooms; 3 1/2 baths. 2.05 Acres. NL ISD. ...

09/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Public Schools Outperforming Charter Schools

Public Schools Outperforming Charter Schools

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently announced that during the 2012-13 school year (the most recent year of the rating) Texas’ traditional public schools outperformed charter schools in both academic and financial measurements. That’s good news for Lamar County, where there...

09/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Free Gospel Concert at First Christian Church

Free Gospel Concert at First Christian Church

A free “Gaither Style” Gospel Concert will be held at First Christian Church on Saturday, September 20th at 6pm. The concert will feature the Booth Family, Dimples Hisaw, The Davidson Siters, Louis Bowerman and many more local singers. There will also be comedy by Herkimur and...

09/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council to Hold Special Session on Thursday

Paris City Council to Hold Special Session on Thursday

Paris City Council The Paris City Council will meet in special session on Thursday, September 18th at 5:15pm. The Council will hold a second public hearing on the City’s proposal to increase tax revenues from the preceding tax year and to set the tax rate for 2014. Also on the agenda is...

09/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Wildcat Mistakes Lead to First Loss of Year, 51-41

Wildcat Mistakes Lead to First Loss of Year, 51-41

(Photo by Bill Higgins)Paris Defense tried to contain highly-ranked Chapel Hill in Tyler on Friday night. Two schools known for their team speed put on a marathon track meet Friday night at Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldog Stadium that wasn’t decided until a failed 4th-and-6 gamble by the Paris...

09/14/2014 by Tim Taylor
Multi-Family Duplex - Great Rental Property

Multi-Family Duplex - Great Rental Property

Investors take a look! 2/1brick dueplex in Reno. High traffic area in North Lamar ISD. $99,500. ...

09/13/2014 by eParisExtra
Two Speakers Come to Paris to Address Concerns over Nation's Highways

Two Speakers Come to Paris to Address Concerns over Nation's Highways

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation  regarding the nation’s highway infrastructure on September 22nd at 5pm at 8 West Plaza in downtown Paris. The keynote speaker will be  author and speaker Dan McNichol of Boston, who has published four books on the...

09/13/2014 by eParisExtra
High School Football Week Three Recap

High School Football Week Three Recap

Week three of the High School Football season is behind us, with three of the local teams in action. The Chisum Mustangs had their bye week, but the North Lamar Panthers, Paris High Wildcats and Prairiland Patriots were all in action. Prairiland 29 – Clarksville 19 After starting out on...

09/13/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar holds off an S & S comeback to remain Undefeated

North Lamar holds off an S & S comeback to remain Undefeated

(Photo by Adam Routon)North Lamar offense in the huddle prior to the opening play in Friday night’s win against S & S. Sadler, TX – It wasn’t pretty by any stretch of the imagination but a win is a win and the North Lamar Panthers (3–0) will take the 24 – 22 victory...

09/13/2014 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Home on 164 Acres

Home on 164 Acres

DAIRY FARMERS DELIGHT. THIS 164 AC FARM IS LOCATED JUST MINUTES FROM TOWN. PROPERTY HAS A 2/2 HOME WITH PIE SHOP, FIVE PONDS, SEVERAL BARNS, SILO AND OLD DAIRY BARN, SEVERAL FENCED AREAS LOCATED ON THE PROPERTY. Chisum ISD. ...

09/12/2014 by eParisExtra
U.S. Marshals Arrest Texoma Man in Paris

U.S. Marshals Arrest Texoma Man in Paris

U.S. Marshals arrested a Texoma man wanted on drug charges in Paris earlier this week. On Wednesday, Christopher Scott Anderson, 48, was arrested at the Evening Side apartments, on Bonham Street, by U.S. Marshals The agents were assisted by the Paris PD and the Lamar County Sherriff’s...

09/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Residents Remember 9/11 with Silent Parade

Paris Residents Remember 9/11 with Silent Parade

Silent parade in memorial to the tragedy of September 11 (Photo by Josh Allen, eParisExtra) Paris remembered the 13th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 with a silent parade yesterday. Despite the rain, the parade route began at the Lamar County Fairgrounds, circled around the...

09/12/2014 by eParisExtra