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Austin to retire at Liberty National

Austin to retire at Liberty National

Debbie Austin at Liberty National Bank’s Downtown location, will retire effective September 30, after 25 years of service with the bank. Austin joined the bank in 1991 as a loan accounting clerk. Her responsibilities included, but were not limited to posting loans, filing various documents in...

8 hours ago by eparisextra.com
Paris Fire Department starts build process of its newest truck

Paris Fire Department starts build process of its newest truck

The Paris Fire Department is in the build process of its newest apparatus this week. “While the truck is at the very beginning of the process, it will only take a few months and the truck will be complete,” stated department officials. You can follow the progress at the following...

9 hours ago by eparisextra.com
Paris High School AP Scholars set new record

Paris High School AP Scholars set new record

Paris High School students from the combined classes of 2016 and 2017 have set the record for the largest number of AP Scholars in the history of Paris High School. The results of the exams they took in May 2016 have earned an unprecedented 27 AP Scholar Awards. Among Paris High School’s AP...

09/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

First Federal Community Bank presented the Paris Independent School District with a check in the amount of $2,904 from their Paris Wildcat Debit Card Program. Through the program, First Federal began offering Wildcat Debit Cards in 2011 and thanks to their customers’ use of the card, First...

09/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD to get new vans

Paris ISD to get new vans

At the last Paris Independent School District Board of Trustee meeting the board approved to purchase two new vans for its Lamar County Head Start program. The bid was won by Everett Toyota of Paris.  “The vans are being purchased through our Head Start grant for our Lamar County Head...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Oktoberfest is almost here - see what's in store

Oktoberfest is almost here - see what's in store

Paris Oktoberfest is almost here.  This is the first time for the event in Paris, TX. and patrons will have the opportunity to experience German foods, beer, shopping and entertainment and more. The Brat Haus will be on hand and serving up Bratwursts, Sauerkraut, Latkes, pretzels, and to top...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
City of Reno will be spraying for mosquitoes today

City of Reno will be spraying for mosquitoes today

The Lamar County Health Department in partnership with the City of Reno will be spraying neighborhoods again to help control mosquitoes starting today, Friday September 23, 2016. The chemical used is not harmful to people or pets; however, it is a pesticide chemical and people should minimize...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Texas DPS to honor Trooper Nichols with memorial dedication

Texas DPS to honor Trooper Nichols with memorial dedication

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will hold a memorial dedication ceremony at the DPS Office in Paris in honor of Trooper Jeffrey Nichols.  Trooper Nichols was killed in the line of duty on March 26, 2016. Various law enforcement and local officials as...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Lamar County students selected for Rep. Ratcliffe’s Congressional Student Leadership Program

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) selected five students from Lamar County to participate in his newly launched Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The students join 86 total high schoolers from across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District who are participating in the CSLP for the...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pynes Auto Sales joins the Lamar County Chamber

Pynes Auto Sales joins the Lamar County Chamber

Pynes Auto Sales recently joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and celebrated their ribbon cutting. Pynes Auto Sales is located at 3330 N.E. Loop 286 and open 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Closed on Sunday. Pynes is owned and...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Power outage from midnight to 4 a.m. for parts of Paris and surrounding areas

Power outage from midnight to 4 a.m. for parts of Paris and surrounding areas

Oncor Electric Delivery will take a planned outage to make repairs to a major piece of equipment on a feeder in northern Lamar County. The outage will effect approximately 1400 customers located from the Bodacious Bar BQ North along Hwy 271.  Most of Powderly, Arthur City, and Chicota will be...

09/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Sheriff's Department brings an end to suspect using unauthorized radio channel

Sheriff's Department brings an end to suspect using unauthorized radio channel

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass On September 21, 2016 sometime around 8 p.m. unauthorized radio communications were transmitted across the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office primary radio channel. “Lamar County Sheriff personnel from approximately 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. dealt with foolishness and...

09/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Sheriff's Department warns the public about phone scam

Sheriff's Department warns the public about phone scam

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department would like to make residents aware of people calling saying that family members are in jail, they need money wired to get out of jail and for attorney fees. One of the numbers scammers used is 506-481-0419. Please be vigilant in protecting your...

09/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Elite Dance Academy celebrates ribbon cutting at new location

Elite Dance Academy celebrates ribbon cutting at new location

Elite Dance Academy of Paris recently cut the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce ribbon in celebration of their new location at 201 N. Collegiate Dr, Suite 375, Paris, TX. Elite Dance is a nationally recognized and certified next generation studio owned and operated by Danielle McKee. McKee has...

09/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD Star graduates honored

Paris ISD Star graduates honored

In 2012, Paris ISD initiated the Distinguished Graduate Award.  This award is the highest award the district can bestow. From the left are Carrie and Larry Gordon, Jr. on behalf of Dr. Larry “T-Byrd” Gordon, Elwood York, Jr. on behalf of Lewis “Jackrabbit” Smith, Thomas Moore, and Dr....

09/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
PEDC to discuss financial incentives for three businesses

PEDC to discuss financial incentives for three businesses

The Paris Economic Development Corp. will meet today at 4 p.m. to discuss the following:   Pursuant to Section 551. 087 of the Texas Government Code to discuss or deliberate:  Commercial or Financial information that the governmental body has received from a business prospect that the...

09/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Sheriff's Department continues to warn residents of IRS phone scams

Lamar County Sheriff's Department continues to warn residents of IRS phone scams

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Department is still receiving calls concerning IRS cams. Officials of the department encourage residents to please be vigilant in protecting your personal information. One of the numbers scammers have been using is 202-846-0115, the IRS is not going to call you...

09/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Habitat For Humanity Redneck Golf Tournament raises over $10,000

Habitat For Humanity Redneck Golf Tournament raises over $10,000

This past weekend Habitat For Humanity hosted their annual Redneck Golf Tournament. “The tournament went wonderfully well,” stated Judy Martin of the Paris & Lamar County HFH.  “We made, which is about what we do every single year, a net profit of a little over $10,000....

09/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris ISD campuses earn distinctions for excelling in accountability ratings

Paris ISD campuses earn distinctions for excelling in accountability ratings

Paris Independent School District met the standard in the Texas Education Agency (TEA) testing and accountability ratings for 2016.  Paris High School earned all possible distinctions. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible for assessing public school students, as well as determining...

09/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Volunteers needed for Reading to the Future

Volunteers needed for Reading to the Future

The Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry is looking for volunteers to read to second grade students. Beginning its eighth year, the Reading to the Future program will start in October. Individuals or groups of people can adopt a classroom and read aloud to them each week,...

09/19/2016 by eparisextra.com