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Archives for March 2012

Paris Junior High Student Wins Texas History Essay Contest

Paris Junior High 7th grader, Codi Clark, is the winner of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) Texas History Essay Contest. The essay topic was “Battle of San Jacinto.” Clark’s essay has advanced to the state contest. She will be recognized at the March DRT luncheon where she... read more

03/31/2012 by eParisExtra

Zone 32 Contributor’s Plaque in Place at North Lamar

Steve Glover of Management Awards shows North Lamar Zone 32 representative Wendy Bozarth the name plates to be engraved when a donor purchases one in memory or in honor of someone. Paris, TX, March 31, 2012 – North Lamar’s Zone 32 now has a plaque in place at the high school for... read more

03/31/2012 by eParisExtra

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Obituaries

Bonnie G. Lynn, 96, of Blossom, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at her home. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 1st, at Knights of Honor Cemetery with Rev. Larry Bridges officiating. Mrs. Lynn, the daughter of Artellious & Lydia Bell... read more

03/31/2012 by eParisExtra

Uncle Jesse Bass Classic Enters 25th Year

It’s about time to break out the rod, reel and Dodge Charger and head to Pat Mayse Lake for the 25th annual Uncle Jesse’s Big Mouth Big Bass Classic. The annual event is set for May 5. Registration takes place the day before at Lamar County Chamber of Commerce on the square and Brannan’s... read more

03/30/2012 by eParisExtra

Low Possibility of Severe Weather this Evening and Tonight

According to the National Weather Service and Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley, although low, there is a chance for severe weather in and around our area tonight due to vast instability in the atmosphere.  What this means is that the storms will be quick moving and develop into severe supercell... read more

03/30/2012 by eParisExtra

Paris Police take report of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon

On March 28, 2012 Officers with the Paris Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Graham Street in reference to s disturbance call. It was reported that two juveniles had trespassed through the Complainant’s yard and the complainant had caught up to them while they were still walking... read more

03/30/2012 by eParisExtra

Friday March 30, 2012 Obituaries

RODNEY G. GILLIE, 57, of Paris, died at 11:50 PM, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Paris Nursing and RehabilitationCenter.  A graveside service is set for 2:00 PM, Monday, April 2, 2012 at Meadowbrook Gardens Cemeterywith Rev. Claude Plunk officiating.  The family will receive friends from... read more

03/30/2012 by eParisExtra

Jamie Landers Wins Essay Contest and All Expenses Paid Trip to Washington D.C.

Jamie Landers won the Lamar Electric Washington D.C. essay contest. Jamie will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. this summer. ... read more

03/29/2012 by eParisExtra

Champion Motors Wildcat Relays - Schedule of Events

Champion Motors Wildcat Relays Thursday, March 29 Paris Wildcat Stadium, 3040 SE Loop 286. Track Meet >> High School Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls and JV Boys. Track teams competing – Paris, Liberty-Eylau, Atlanta, Texas High, Sulphur Springs, Mt. Pleasant, Canton and Honey... read more

03/29/2012 by eParisExtra

CHIPS Banquet & Alumni Night - April 14, 2012

Chisum ISD will be having their annual scholarship foundation banquet (CHIPS Banquet) on April 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gym. There will bea catered meal provided by Hole In the Wall, live music featuring the local group Aquatane, live and silent auctions. Tickets are $20.00 each with... read more

03/29/2012 by eParisExtra

Fireman's Ball This Saturday - Tickets Available

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03/29/2012 by eParisExtra

PJC Lady Dragons Receive Region 14 all-conference honorable mention

From left to right are the four Paris Junior College Lady Dragons who received NJCAA Region XIV all-conference honorable mention for the 2011-12 basketball season — Chikilra Goodman, Philadelphia, Pa.; Yasmeen Thompson, Philadelphia, Pa.; Kiera Oby, Baton Rouge, La.; and Bianca Hanna,... read more

03/28/2012 by Charles Richards

Wednesday March 28, 2012 Obituaries

Jenny Rushin, 40 of Paris, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 inDallas,Texas. Funeral Services have been set for Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Patrick Cannon officiating.  Interment will follow atForestChapelCemetery.  The family will receive friends on... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra

Aggravated Assault Call

On March 27, 2012 at about 11:20pm, Officers of the Paris Police Department arrested 52 year old Stanley Don Black of Paris for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon when it was reported that he had threatened to kill his brother and his mother while being intoxicated and causing a... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra

Paris in iPhoneography - Round 4 - More Views, More Photos

After three previous posts of Paris in iPhoneography, it is safe to say that the people of Paris enjoy looking at their beautiful town through technological art. Since the first post, a couple of weeks ago, and through to the most recent one, the Anniversary of the Great Fire of 1916 on March... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra

NL to Kick Off Skip, Jump and Run Fundraiser

Paris, TX, March 28, 2012 – North Lamar elementary campuses will begin their Annual Skip, Jump and Run Children’s Fundraiser March 30 and run two weeks concluding on April 13.  Students from Bailey Intermediate, Aaron Parker, Everett and Higgins Elementaries will be seeking individuals and... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra

Sports – The Ultimate Pastime

Here is the newest post from the Extra’s new sports columnist.  *By Greg Higgins/eParisExtra* This time of the year always brings back fond memories for me. Spring is here and everything is turning green. Winter is in the rearview mirror and it won’t be long before we are seeing 100+... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra

North Lamar 8th Graders Take the Shoebox Glider Challenge

                      Pictured Above: Stone Middle School 8th graders, Emily Kok (left) and Christian Sims (right), give their homebuilt gliders a heave in hopes the push would make their airplanes travel the distance necessary for teacher... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra

Lady Mustangs Shut Out Prairiland, Remain Undefeated in District

The Lady Mustang softball team finished up the first half of district play on Tuesday vs Prairiland.  They won 4-0, & improved their district record to 6 & 0.  They will travel to Rivercrest on Friday.  Maygen Kelley and Ashley Burdine had 3 hits each to lead the team.  Macy Tisdell... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra

Paris Junior College Regents Updated on Student Loans, Approve Tuition Increase

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved a slight tuition increase on Monday evening. The additional tuition will allow the college to continue meeting the needs of students and the community, as well as prepare for potential budget cuts from the Texas Legislature. The tuition... read more

03/28/2012 by eParisExtra