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By CHARLES RICHARDS
The Paris City Council interviewed two city manager candidates during a special session Friday afternoon, but took no action after coming out of their closed-doors meeting.
Mayor AJ Hashmi said one more applicant will be interviewed in executive session during the next regular meeting of the council on Monday, Oct. 10.
One of those interviewed on Friday had been before the council in executive session several weeks ago, but that was before District 2 councilman Robert Avila had been sworn in.Fri
Paris JH 8th 26, Gainesville 0
Demonquez Allen ran for four touchdowns, leading the Paris Junior High eighth grade football team to a 26-0 victory over Gainesville on Thursday.
Clint Franklin, Graham Weatherford, Dakota Helm, Randon Smith and Shaquil Dillard all recovered fumbles, and Traveon Simms stripped the ball for a turnover.
Helm also blocked a punt and had a quarterback sack. Dren Rollerson had a two-point conversion.
The eighth grade is now 2-0 for the season. They will host Liberty-Eylau next Thursday.
Paris JH White 25, Gainesville 0
Jay’Tavious Bates returned two punts for touchdowns and Cameron Washington and Jae-lon Lyons also scored touchdowns, leading the Paris seventh grade White to a 24-0 victory over Gainesville on Thursday.
Coaches praised the offensive line of Jacob Ensey, Jerell Henderson, Isaiah Snowton, da’Cavion Young and Cody Garrett for opening holes all day.
Bishop Hiller had a sack, a blocked punt and a fumble recovery. La’Darius Gordon led the defensive line.
The seventh grade White team (2-0) will host Liberty-Eylau next Thursday.
Paris JH 7th Blue 24, Gainesville 0
The Paris Junior High seventh grade Blue team defeated Gainesville 24-0 on Thursday behind two touchdowns by JaKerion Brown and one each by Tadarrius Williams and Jailen Pipkins.
The defense was outstanding, with Kenneth Tyler, Dredarius McKinney, Dakota Payne and Juwan Sims leading the way.
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Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Our Lady of Victory was recognized by the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) for the excellent operation of their food pantry, with the presentation of an Outstanding Member Agency award. The award was presented inDallas at a luncheon held at NTFB.
SVDP Our Lady of Victory’s food pantry president, Theresa Emerson and pantry director, Glee Emmite, were on hand to receive the award.
“We are thrilled to take this award back to the people we work with, who work hard to make what we do possible, said Emerson.
Other agencies honored were ShareCenter, Terrell; Services of Hope, Dallas;Nexus Recovery Center,Dallas; the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Texas and Jewish Family Services of Dallas.
Awards were given based on a number of criteria including community access, food quantity per individual and participation in NTFB Agency University training. Agencies also must submit an essay explaining their efforts to fight food insecurity in their community.
Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank commended the agencies for their commitment to a hunger-freeNorth Texas.
“During our last fiscal year, we successfully provided access to nearly 33 million nutritious meals to hungry children, families and seniors,” said Pruitt, during the awards ceremony. “Your efforts played a great part in that success,” she added.
SVDP Our Lady of Victory has been a NTFB Member Agency since 2007. They provide emergency food assistance to approximately 1,000 individuals each month.
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The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit social benefit organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 300 Member Agencies and 1,000 feeding and education programs in 13 North Texas counties.
NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In FY 2011, NTFB provided access to nearly 33 million nutritious meals. Founded in 1982, NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org).
By Jeff Parish
The business recently won gold in the 28th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition for its tempranillo .
“We felt we had good wines out there and were going in the right direction,” said Denise Dority, who owns the business with her husband, Larry. “This validated it for us.”
The competition featured nearly 600 wines from around the world judged in more than 30 categories by a panel of restaurant owners, sommeliers, chefs and other wine experts from Texas.
Tempranillo is a Spanish diminutive of the word temprano, which means “early.” It ripens earlier than most Spanish grapes.
“We were the only tempranillo to win an award,” said Matthew McCormick, manager and vintner. “It’s a full-body dry red. It’s one of the few grapes that when you squeeze it, it comes out red.”
Paris Vineyards aged the wine a year in American oak, which Matthew said set the Paris vintage apart.
This wasn’t Paris Vineyards’ first award. The local winery won second place in people’s choice at the 2007 Sherman Wine and Music Festival for its Tex Red. In 2008, the Chardonnay took third at Grapefest in Grapevine. And in 2009, the Tex Red took home third in people’s choice at Grapefest.
This year’s Festival of Pumpkins marks the fourth anniversary for the business, which includes the shop Paris Vineyards Winery on the Square. The vineyard itself started a little more than a year before that.
Not bad for something that was just supposed to be a hobby.
“It was going to just be growing grapes,” Matthew said. “They figured if they’re going to be growing grapes, they might as well make wine. If they’re going to make wine, might as well sell it.”
The property near Faught where the vineyard is located was supposed to be for a house.
“We never did build the house,” Denise said. “We just built the winery.”
The current wine list includes:
le vin doux rouge
Blanc du Bois
Paris Vineyards grows mostly blanc du bois grapes. They have to purchase grapes form other vineyards to produce different types of wines. Because of an increased interest in Lamar County, they have more opportunities to buy locally.
Many Texas vineyards like operating in the western part of the state because the dry conditions make it easier to keep moisture at optimum levels. Which meant this past summer, harsh for many agricultural endeavors, was actually a boon for the Paris operation.
Many operations have the winery and vineyard at the same site. But because Paris Vineyards is a fairly small operation, it can be difficult to give customers the attention they deserve at the vineyard itself. So they run the store at 2 Clarksville St., which is open 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Paris winery has a wine club, and has hosted fund raisers, Christmas parties and even a wedding.
“We live in Paris. My husband grew up here,” Denise said. “We love downtown.
We thought this would be a nice addition.”