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Auto theft and burglary prevention - how to protect what's yours

Auto theft and burglary prevention - how to protect what's yours

It doesn’t matter what kind of car you drive, all vehicles are a potential target of theft. Nearly 65,000 cars and trucks are stolen in the state of Texas each year, and thousands more are burglarized. Almost half of all vehicles stolen had the keys left inside. Tips for protecting your...

08/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Stephen Gerrald of Edward Jones Receives CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm) Certification

Stephen Gerrald of Edward Jones Receives CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm) Certification

Stephen Gerrald of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Paris has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification mark CFP®. Gerrald successfully completed CFP Board’s initial certification requirements, which include...

08/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Save the date - Bowl for Kids' Sake September 24, 2016

Save the date - Bowl for Kids' Sake September 24, 2016

Save the date for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, September 24, 2016. This is the annual fundraiser for BBBG that has for more than 100 years, operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the...

08/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris City Council approves surveillance cameras

Paris City Council approves surveillance cameras

Police Chief Bob Hundley At Monday’s night council meeting, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley presented a proposal for surveillance cameras for the downtown area. Council approved the chief to purchase 6 cameras.  The estimated costs of the cameras is $50,000 and the police department is...

08/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
PEDC to table spec bid for now

PEDC to table spec bid for now

The Paris Economic Development Corporation decided today to table choosing a construction bid for a spec building in Industrial Park. “We need to do a little more due diligence before moving forward,” said Michael Paris, Executive Director of the PEDC. “We also need to...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC Board of Regents proposes lower tax rates, adopts budget

PJC Board of Regents proposes lower tax rates, adopts budget

Monday evening the Paris Junior College Board of Regents voted to approve a proposed property tax rate of .1773.  A reduction from the previous year’s rate of .1875, the proposed rate will be presented for formal adoption at the September meeting. The board also voted to revised...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Texas Antique Fair & Wine Festival scheduled for October 7 and 8

Paris Texas Antique Fair & Wine Festival scheduled for October 7 and 8

The Paris Texas Antique Fair & Wine Festival is upon us once again!  This event was started by Janet Green & her company, Two Rivers Antiques, 6 years ago. It was originally an event at the fairgrounds in Paris, Texas and is now being sponsored by the Paris Downtown Association and is...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Shining North Lamar Student Joins Outstanding 4th-8th Graders to Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

Shining North Lamar Student Joins Outstanding 4th-8th Graders to Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

One thousand one hundred forty-four outstanding 4th-8th graders participated in Education in Action’s summer 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Among them was Drew McNeal, son of Johnna and James McNeal and a 6th grade student at Stone Middle School, who attended the Dallas/Fort Worth...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Commissioners vote on salary increases

Lamar County Commissioners vote on salary increases

After the discussion of salary increases were tabled last week, Lamar County Commissioners voted to give county employees and elected officials a salaries and allowances raise. The raise will be approximately $1100 annually for the upcoming fiscal year.         ...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Carter BloodCare issues Texas-sized thank you, urges blood donation as way to salute fallen Blue, unite communities

Carter BloodCare issues Texas-sized thank you, urges blood donation as way to salute fallen Blue, unite communities

In the aftermath of chaos and lives lost in Dallas recently, Carter BloodCare is grateful to loyal blood donors who made sure the blood center could supply local hospitals with blood products required to treat police officers and civilians, injured during an ambush following a peaceful protest...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
City Council to meet tonight to discuss tax rate hearings, surveillance camera and more

City Council to meet tonight to discuss tax rate hearings, surveillance camera and more

The Paris City Council will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers with a full agenda. Chief Bob Hundley of the Paris Police Department will make a presentation to the council to add about 24 surveillance cameras around Paris.  Many in the downtown area where vandalism seems to be an...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Clarksville man diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Clarksville man diagnosed with West Nile Virus

A Clarksville man was recently diagnosed with having the West Nile Virus.  He is currently hospitalized at Baylor Hospital Dallas and hopes to be released soon. It is not known how he contracted the virus.  The city of Clarksville will continue to spray for mosquitoes through...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
The rain clouds opened up - and love poured down for T.R.E.A.T.

The rain clouds opened up - and love poured down for T.R.E.A.T.

Not even a thunderstorm could stop Saturday morning’s “Farm to Table” Fundraiser for Tailored Rides Equine Assisted Therapy (T.R.E.A.T.). Photo:  Executive Director Taylor Sandoval, client James Davis and other volunteers didn’t let a little rain dampen the success of their...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County teachers start the school year off right thanks to Everett Toyota

Lamar County teachers start the school year off right thanks to Everett Toyota

Each year as August rolls around, parents and kids rush around to buy new school clothing, back to school supplies, pick up schedules and anticipate today; the first day of school. Teachers also rush to make sure they are prepared for the first day of class with new room decor, extra supplies...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats win more tournament hardware

Ladycats win more tournament hardware

The Paris Ladycats varsity volleyball team brought back another piece of hardware from tournament play over the weekend and climbed to the .500 season mark in the process.  The Ladycats, now 7-7, travel to Leonard on Tuesday to continue pre-district play. Photo:  Ladycats capture consolation...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
SkateZone Ribbon Cutting

SkateZone Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday August 17, 2016 SkateZone joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. SkateZone is located at the 2625 Spur 139 in Paris and is a safe, family friendly event center where kids can enjoy roller skating, batting cages, miniature golf and arcade. The business is now owned by Joey...

08/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
PEDC to deliberate bids for spec building in special meeting this week

PEDC to deliberate bids for spec building in special meeting this week

This week the Paris Economic Development Corporation had its normal monthly meeting. During the meeting sealed bids for the construction of a spec building in Industrial Park were read. The bids are for the construction of a spec building on land the PEDC owns.  The building will be a 38,360...

08/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
National Night Out in Paris scheduled for October

National Night Out in Paris scheduled for October

The Paris Police Department is hosting this year’s National Night Out on October 4, 2016 at the Love Civic Center Pavilion.   National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our...

08/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Support The Shield Luncheon - a grateful experience for all

Support The Shield Luncheon - a grateful experience for all

Yesterday, August 19, 2016 Heritage Hall hosted a Support the Shield Luncheon for local law enforcement, EMS and others who wear the shield. Photo:  Heritage Hall owner JoKyle Varner and a few of the many officers, staff and sponsors who attended the Support the Shield luncheon. “It was...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
After overwhelming donations for recent fire victims - Elite Dance Academy to still hold open house today

After overwhelming donations for recent fire victims - Elite Dance Academy to still hold open house today

Elite Dance Academy will still hold its open house today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This week Elite Dance Academy jumped into action when learning of the devastating fire at the Garden Apartments.  The dance center quickly partnered with the Paris Chapter of the American Red Cross as a...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com