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The new math and science building at Paris Junior College is on schedule for completion before the end of the year.
“We’ll start moving people in at the end of the semester,” PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin told members of the administration and board of regents during a tour Thursday. “And then in January, we’ll be teaching.”
The tour included regents Roma Street, Louise Taylor, Carlton Grant and Gina Walker-Bowman, as well as Business Services Vice President John Eastman and Academic Studies Vice President Dwight Chaney.
“This looks so much like the sketches,” Taylor said. “It’s so much fun after seeing the drawings.”
Work started in August 2011. When finished around the end of November, it will be 309 feet long and 85 feet wide with 42,000 square feet.
“It’s much bigger than I thought it was,” Grant said.
The facade will feature a great deal of glass and brick to match surrounding buildings.
“It makes us look cosmopolitan,” Bowman said.
The building has two lecture halls with room for 60 students each – or should the need arise, a dividing wall can be moved for room for 120 people. All classrooms will have projectors and screens and “the most current technology,” Anglin said. Students will likely appreciate the planned wi-fi access throughout.
“I got out my yearbooks from 1947-48,” Street said. “The old gym and administration were the only ‘buildings.’ Everything else was wooden.”
She’s not the only one to compare the modern campus with days gone by.
“I have elderly people I’ve never met before come up to me at Kroger, men in their 70s and 80s, coming up and telling me, ‘That new building is wonderful,’” Anglin said. “It’s something the whole community is proud of.”
The work includes a wider driveway and expanded parking lot. Which might have resulted in the loss of Pyro, but the project was revised to allow the dragon to remain out beside Clarksville Street.
PJC has made a concerted effort to make the new building mesh with the rest of the campus.
“We kept all the big trees,” Anglin said. “This building has been set in.”
Paul Gottlob Huber, 100, of Paris passed away Wednesday May 30, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday June 1, 2012 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Curtis Blake officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Cemetery in Cego, Texas. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to service Friday 10 until 11 a.m.
He was born in Bell County, Texas November 10, 1911 a son of Christian and Bertha Koerth Huber. He married Gertrude Miller March 8, 1941 in Waco, Texas. He was employed by Nash-Robinson Lumber Company in Marlin, Texas for many years. After that he owned and operated Huber Paint and Hardware in Marlin. He was an energetic man who loved the outdoors, farming, fishing and his family. He was a member of the United Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude; daughter Mary Ruth Hutchens; 5 brothers and a sister.
Survivors include a son, Ray Charles Huber and wife Kathy of Arkansas; grandchildren Nancy Russell, Rebecca Scott, Drew Hutchens, Erin Huber, Dr. Sara Huber and John Paul Huber; 9 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.
Robert “Bobby” Charles Campbell, III, 25 of Vernal, Utah, formerly of Paris, passed away May 27, 2012. Services are scheduled for 2:00 pm. Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Kyle Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Detroit Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm, Friday, at the funeral home.
Bobby was born April 27, 1987 in Paris. His family said he loved music and he was a pipe liner by profession. Bobby loved hunting and being in the outdoors and he had a fascination with flying.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Ike and Dorris Fennell. Survivors include his mother, Stephanie Bates & fiancé Mike Hall of Vernal, UT; his father, Robert Charles Campbell, Jr. of Brady; his sister, Shelby Millsap of Vernal, UT; grandparents, Roy and Charlotte Anderson of Paris and Jack and Shirley Bush of Diana; a grandfather, Jerry Young of Paris; a step-father, Ricky Bates of Diana; a step-brother, Dustin Bates of Diana; one aunt, Sheila Sanders of Paris; two cousins, Brittany and Amber Sanders of Paris; one great-aunt, Glenda Thompson of Paris; one great-uncle & aunt, Ken and Glenda Fennell of Paris, along with other extended family and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Casket bearers will be Jeremy Bates, Dustin Bates, Cody Freelen, Steven Thurman, Gregory Sanchez and David Goss. To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
On May 29, 2012, Paris Police investigated a one vehicle accident in the 3600 block of Lamar Ave. where it was determined that the vehicle was turning left from the exit ramp of NE loop 286 to travel eastbound. Due to a heavy load and the vehicle’s height being altered, the vehicle would not turn properly and entered the turn-around lane on the south side of the intersection. As the driver tried to correct the turn, the right front tire dug into the asphalt and the vehicle rolled over one time. 3 passengers were transported to PRMC South ER with Non-Incapacitating injuries. Alcohol is not believed to be a contributor of the accident.
Also on May 29, 2012, at about 11:15pm, Officers were dispatched to a possible disturbance in the 3200 block of Church Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a large caliber handgun in the roadway. The victim advised that he had been confronted by his ex-wife’s ex-boyfriend who had pointed the handgun at him. The suspect was later arrested on an unrelated warrant. The incident is under investigation.
On May 29, 2022 at about 8:32pm, Officers were dispatched to a disturbance in the 1800 blk of Neathery St. where it was reported that the victim was assaulted by his child’s mother’s boyfriend during a child custody exchange. The incident is under investigation.
On May 31, 2012, at about 3:00am, Paris Police observed a suspicious vehicle in about the 1000blk of N Main St. Upon making contact with the occupants, it was found that the driver, 33 year old Lisa Zermeno of Paris, was wanted on several traffic warrants. Upon placing her under arrest, Officers located numerous narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Zermeno was charged with 3 counts of possession of Controlled Substance along with the warrants.
Public Information Officer, Curtis Garrett/Paris Police Department
Arrests listed are from May 29, 2012 – May 30, 2012
Erica Lynn Fuller, 35, Theft of Property >$1500<$20,000
Kermit Chase Sellers, 43, Violation of Promise to Appear, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration
Michael Anthony Calico, 18, Public Intoxication
Charlie Ralph Cutshall, 38, Assault Class A
James Dustin Foster, 20, Assault
Augustina Renae Higuera, 24, False Report to Police
Chisum ISD staff members received service pins during the Faculty End of the Year Celebration on Friday, May 25. Faculty members who received pins are:
Barbara Forrest – 35 years
Judy Espy and Lynda Zant – 25 years
Pam Tribble and Deborah Bolton – 20 years
April North, Kathy Cook, Connie Barnett, and Pam Howser – 15 years
Amy Ball, Kim Hamil, Clint Miller, Cheryl Roddy, and Judy Mason – 10 years
Jeremy Moss, Katherine Cass, Terri Hutto, Amy Johnson, Billy Hill, Casey Rogers, and Jeff Rogers – 5 years.
HILLSBORO, Texas – Scott Hyland, former women’s basketball coach at Paris Junior College and Texas A&M-Kingsville, was named Thursday as the women’s basketball coach at Hill College.
Hyland had a record of 80-72 in five seasons at PJC from 2002 to 2007, followed by a 44-64 record in four seasons at A&M-Kingsville. He spent last season as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Texas Southern University.
“I am very excited about the challenge that is in front of us, and I am confident that we can build something special here at Hill College,” Hyland said. “I have had the opportunity to build programs elsewhere, and I believe this situation is as good as any one I have taken over before.”
“There is a very good foundation here already to build up. We are going to put together the right kind of people, and we are going to play an exciting style of basketball that will win games. However, we also want to develop our student athletes and help them move on to achieve their dreams.”
Scott and his wife Yvonne have two sons, Reid and Sean.
As head coach as Texas A&M-Kingsville, Hyland was named Lone Star Conference south division coach of the year for the 2008-09 season.
At Paris, Hyland led the Lady Dragons to a 38-23 record his last two seasons there – 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. The 2005-06 squad was nationally ranked for two weeks, the first time the program had ever received a national ranking.
Two of the Lady Dragons’ three 20-win seasons came under Hyland — 21-10 in 2005-06 and 20-12 in 2002-03.
Before PJC, Hyland was an assistant women’s coach at Louisiana-Lafayette, Odessa College, and College of St. Mary (Nebraska).