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Chamber welcomes new member Cave Wave Car Wash with Ribbon Cutting on Friday

Chamber welcomes new member Cave Wave Car Wash with Ribbon Cutting on Friday

Cave Wave Car Wash, located at 4210 Lamar Ave. in Paris, is a proud new member of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, celebrating their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Cave Wave is a brand new car wash with tons to offer — most importantly, the cleanest car.  They have...

09/30/2012 by Josh Allen
North Lamar JV & Freshman both win at Prairiland Tournament

North Lamar JV & Freshman both win at Prairiland Tournament

North Lamar Junior Varsity and Freshman both win at the Prairiland Tournament. The JV team beat Chapell Hill 25-13 and 25-13. Jaycie McEwin led the Panthers team with 8 kills, Sydney Foy had 4 kills and Sarah Penrose  had 6 assists. Then, they beat North Hopkins 25-6 and 25-10. Karlee...

09/30/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
North Lamar Cross Country Results for September 29

North Lamar Cross Country Results for September 29

The North Lamar Cross Country team competed at a rainy meet in Mt Pleasant September 29. Here are the results: Varsity girls finished 1st place out of 17 in the 3A and under division. North Lamar had 39 points while the second place team had 144 points. Individual results: Daisy Rangel 2nd...

09/30/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Woman charged with murder in weekend stabbing death

Woman charged with murder in weekend stabbing death

After police investigation, murder charges were filed against Angela Villines, accused of stabbing a man in the chest on Saturday, according to Paris Police Chief, Bob Hundley. Just before 5 p.m., the Paris Police Department received a report of a stabbing in the 600 block of Hearon St....

09/30/2012 by Josh Allen
Quay Scott runs for 2 TD's, Dakota Smith throws for 2 more as Paris defeats defending state 2A champion Melissa

Quay Scott runs for 2 TD's, Dakota Smith throws for 2 more as Paris defeats defending state 2A champion Melissa

MELISSA – Quay Scott ran for two touchdowns and Dakota Smith passed for two TD’s as the Paris Wildcats broke out of their early season doldrums with a 36-19 victory Friday night over defending Class 2A state champion Melissa, which moved up to Class 3A this season . From the middle of the...

09/30/2012 by Charles Richards
Ruth Ann Stallings Named 2012 Paris Junior College Distinguished Alumna

Ruth Ann Stallings Named 2012 Paris Junior College Distinguished Alumna

Ruth Ann (Jack) Stallings has been selected as the 2012 Distinguished Alumna for Paris Junior College according to Dr. Pamela Anglin, PJC President. She will be honored at the PJC Alumni Awards Luncheon at noon on November 3 at the Love Civic Center. In addition an endowment has been...

09/29/2012 by Josh Allen
Obituaries Saturday, September 29

Obituaries Saturday, September 29

James Henry Winn, 97, of Paris, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012, at his home. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled private graveside services on Monday, Oct. 1st, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Fred Fangio officiating. Mr. Winn, the son of Edgar Earnest & Myrtle Journey Winn,...

09/29/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris' recent success in winning $45 million expansion of Campbell Soup probably saved the plant, mayor says

Paris' recent success in winning $45 million expansion of Campbell Soup probably saved the plant, mayor says

By CHARLES RICHARDS eParisExtra.com The recent successful effort by Paris officials to land a $45 million expansion of the local Campbell Soup plant took on extra significance this week. The world’s largest soup maker announced Thursday that it is closing two of its U.S. plants – its oldest...

09/29/2012 by Charles Richards
North Lamar with dramatic win on Homecoming Night.

North Lamar with dramatic win on Homecoming Night.

By: GREG HIGGINS eParisExtra.com PARIS – Under head football coach Tommy Felty, the North Lamar Panthers have been known as a running offense. Felty will tell you his offense is one built on controlling the ball and moving the chains. However, it was the passing game of North Lamar that...

09/29/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Teacher retirement rules could have Trull repaying benefits

Teacher retirement rules could have Trull repaying benefits

By JEFF PARISH eParisExtra.com Paul Trull may have to pay back some of his retirement benefits to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. The problem revolves around a recent TRS opinion regarding Educational Independent Contractors LLC, the company that Trull used to work as an independent...

09/28/2012 by Jeff Parish
Leadership Lamar County Class of 2012-2013 visits hopeful fundraising projects

Leadership Lamar County Class of 2012-2013 visits hopeful fundraising projects

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2012-2013 is now in the process of picking its main fundraising project for the community of Lamar County. The class officially started with the Leadership full-day retreat in August.  They then followed that with a September class meeting at the YWCA,...

09/28/2012 by Josh Allen
Northeast Texas Linen Service makes big linen donation to New Hope Center of Paris

Northeast Texas Linen Service makes big linen donation to New Hope Center of Paris

The New Hope Center of Paris, formerly Models of the Maker, was visited this week by Northeast Texas Linen Service with a large donation of bags full of linens. Northeast Texas Linen Service brought towels, thermal blankets, bath blankets, sheets, spreads, and washcloths.  The linen service...

09/28/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris Police Department adult arrests, September 27-28

Paris Police Department adult arrests, September 27-28

Tina Louise Anderson, 40, Speeding Bryon John Boggs, 22, Seat Belt Violation, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic) Jeffrey Todd Corbin, 26, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Running Red Light (Steady), Driving w/ License Invalid Chase Ryan Daniel, 19, Theft Under $50 Clark Edward Moore,...

09/28/2012 by Josh Allen
Obituaries Friday, September 28

Obituaries Friday, September 28

KENNETH BAXTER, 79, of “Baxterville” in the Forest Chapel community, passed from this life Tuesday September 25, 2012 at the Lewisville Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 29, 2012 in the chapel of Starrett Funeral Home, with Ron Apple...

09/28/2012 by Josh Allen
This North Lamar Quarterback Stands Above the Competition

This North Lamar Quarterback Stands Above the Competition

By: GREG HIGGINS www.eParisExtra.com It’s hard to miss Austin Anthony when you watch a North Lamar football game. The 6’-7” Senior plays quarterback for the Panthers and usually stands head and shoulders above his competition. Austin grew up in Paris and started playing football in the...

09/28/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Paris ninth grade football team runs record to 4-0 with 41-0 victory over Melissa

Paris ninth grade football team runs record to 4-0 with 41-0 victory over Melissa

PARIS  9TH  GRADE  FOOTBALL  GAME DATE:    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 LOCATION:   Wildcat Stadium, Paris SCORE: PARIS 41, MELISSA 0       OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Dren Rollerson rushed for touchdowns of 25 and 40 yards, caught a 25-yard touchdown pass, and ran for a...

09/28/2012 by Charles Richards
Poole leads No. 16 Lady Dragons volleyball team to come-from-behind win over Trinity Valley

Poole leads No. 16 Lady Dragons volleyball team to come-from-behind win over Trinity Valley

By CHARLES RICHARDS eParisExtra.com ATHENS, Texas — The 16th-ranked Lady Dragon volleyball team of Paris Junior College started slow, but rallied late behind Katie Poole on Wednesday to defeat Trinity Valley Community College in five sets. With the 19-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 15-11...

09/27/2012 by Charles Richards
Armageddon Avoided and Other Reactions from Week 3 in the NFL

Armageddon Avoided and Other Reactions from Week 3 in the NFL

Week three in the NFL is behind us and so are the replacement officials. That’s right, the lockout has ended. It’s amazing how a few really bad calls will completely change the mindset of everyone involved with the negotiations. After three weeks of some pretty bad calls and missed calls on...

09/27/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Two arrested on Wednesday, Paris Police adult arrests - September 26

Two arrested on Wednesday, Paris Police adult arrests - September 26

Heather Brooke Allen, 21, Forgery Financial Justin Eric Sagers, 24, Theft of Property >=$500 <$1500 ...

09/27/2012 by Josh Allen
Godwin has decided which city employees will get first round of merit raises

Godwin has decided which city employees will get first round of merit raises

By CHARLES RICHARDS eParisExtra.com City manager John Godwin told the Paris City Council he has decided on the “35 or 45” employees who will share in the $40,461 in merit raises that are budgeted in the 2012-2013 fiscal year that goes into effect on Monday. His proposed budget for the...

09/27/2012 by Charles Richards