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Archives for December 2012

Stone Middle School posts UIL Academic Results

6th Grade Winners 7th Grade Winners 8th Grade Winners North Lamar 6th, 7th and 8th graders competed at the UIL Invitational Meet on November 14 at Liberty Eylau Middle School then at Texarkana College on November 16. The results were: Grade    Art ... read more

12/24/2012 by Josh Allen

Obituaries Monday, December 24

William Sampson Hodge, 87, of Forest Chapel passed away Friday December 21, 2012 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday December 26, 2012 at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Redus and Rev. Bryan N. Powers officiating. Burial will follow at... read more

12/24/2012 by Josh Allen

North Lamar Boys Sweep Rains on Friday Night

All three North Lamar Panthers teams were in action against Rains on Friday night and all three teams came away with a victory.     ... read more

12/24/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Stone Athletes Receive Awards

Layne Lankford 6th Grade Punt, Pass & Kick Champion 6 Grade Pre-Athletics 7 on 7 Football Champs Front row, Zach Figueroa, A.J. Draper & Zack Chappell Back row, Hayden Blalock & Tyler McFadden Not pictured, Richard Moore & Austin Beck   ... read more

12/24/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

City of Paris Animal Shelter Donations

The Lamar Veterinary Clinic is accepting donations for the Animal Shelter for Christmas! They will continue to take them until noon on Saturday. Their wish list includes puppy food, kitty food, cat litter, treats, toys, blankets and towels, collars and leashes etc. They appreciate any donation... read more

12/21/2012 by eParisExtra

Police remind citizens to Lock, Take, Hide during the holiday season

The Northeast Texas Auto Theft Task, Auto Burglary Theft Prevention Authority along with Paris Police Department, Reno Police Department, and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens of the dangers of leaving the vehicles and other property... read more

12/21/2012 by Josh Allen

J. Skinner's Paris plant will produce 'Modern Artisan Baking' variety of Danish pastries

  Here, from the company website — www.skinnerbaking.com – is the product line of J. Skinner Modern Artisan Baking: PREMIUM  DANISH COFFEE CAKES: Bavarian Dream Danish – More than 100 layers of authentic Danish dough, a Bavarian Crème filling, and finished with chocolate... read more

12/21/2012 by Charles Richards

City residents say J. Skinner Modern Artisan Bakery expansion into city is 'a Christmas present for Paris!'

Here is a cross-section of reaction from people at Thursday’s news conference announcing the decision by J. Skinner Modern Artisan Baking of Omaha, Neb., to locate a plant in Paris in the former Sara Lee Bakery: Laura Skinner:  We’re real happy. This will give us the opportunity to show... read more

12/21/2012 by Charles Richards

Paris Police Department adult arrests on Thursday, December 21

William Ray Blackshear, 32, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Deanna Lee Dobbs, 33, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic) Casey Daniel Healey, 21, Assault Class A Cedaurius Martez Hill, 21, Motion to Revoke Probation Shayla Denise Newsome, 30, Running Stop Sign,... read more

12/21/2012 by Josh Allen

J. Skinner Modern Artisan Baking says it's locating in Paris because of the people, the state, and the available Sara Lee facility

  (Following is a transcript of remarks by Audie Keaton, president of J.Skinner Modern Artisan Baking, at a 12:30 p.m. news conference Thursday at the former Sara Lee Bakery facility regarding his company’s plans to expand into Paris. Afterward, will be comments by State Rep. George... read more

12/21/2012 by Charles Richards

Aggie Rick Perry 'corrects' Skinner executive who said he will 'learn to be a Texas fan'

Early in his remarks on Thursday to a press conference at the former Sara Lee Bakery plant, J. Skinner Bakery president Audie Keaton pointed to Gene Stallings of Paris, a former player and coach at Texas A&M who coached Alabama to the national football championship in 1992. Keaton said... read more

12/21/2012 by Charles Richards

Governor Perry: J. Skinner Modern Artisan Baking made right decision in choosing Paris

  (Following is a transcript of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s remarks on Thursday at a 12:30 p.m. news conference at which he announced the intention of J. Skinner Bakeryof Omaha, Neb., to expand into Paris. The news conference was in the former Sara Lee facility into which J. Skinner Modern... read more

12/21/2012 by Charles Richards

Paris Blues Society to hold Blue Thursday Jam at Red River Saloon

Every third Thursday of the month, the Paris Blues Soceity holds what it calls Blue Thursdays, a monthly jam session for local blues affectionados. This month, the jam will no longer take place at The Eagles Lounge, but at where the jam originally started at the bar inside the Ramada Inn. The... read more

12/20/2012 by Josh Allen

Auto accident kills Paris man on US 271

A 50-year-old Paris man was struck and killed by an automobile Wednesday near Arthur City shortly after 6:30pm Wednesday evening. Texas Department of Public Safety officials report that 50-year-old Powell Allen Grissom Jr., a local Paris truck driver, was walking down the southbound lane of US... read more

12/20/2012 by Josh Allen

Gymnastics PowerHouse Team Wins First Place Small Team Award

Left to Right:    Lyndsey Franklin, TJ Folse, Adysen Finch, Amata Valentine, Gabbi Wood. By: Greg Higgins The Gymnastics PowerHouse Team coached by Kim Hevron and Trista Pitcock competed in the Level 4 North State Gymnastics competition in November. In the Junior C3 division Lyndsey... read more

12/20/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

TxDOT Paris District Engineer accepts position in Waco

Bobby Littlefield to become new Waco District Engineer Bobby Littlefield currently serves as the Texas Department of Transportation’s District Engineer for the nine county Paris District.  He supervises 267 employees responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and... read more

12/20/2012 by Josh Allen

Paris Junior College Radiology Technology program graduates nineteen

Nineteen students received recognition at a special ceremony recently in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center marking their graduation from the Radiology Technology Program at Paris Junior College. Family members and instructors of the program joined in presenting pins to the... read more

12/20/2012 by Josh Allen

Panthers JV and Freshman Basketball Results

Both the North Lamar Junior Varsity and Freshman boys basketball teams walked away from the Panther gym with a win on Tuesday night over the visiting Melissa Cardinals.       ... read more

12/20/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Panthers Use Strong Third Quarter to Beat Melissa

BY: Greg Higgins The North Lamar Panthers hosted Melissa on Tuesday night and at times it wasn’t pretty, but the Panthers were able to pull out a 63 – 54 win. After taking a 16 – 11 lead, the Panthers defense stepped up in the second quarter. The first possession of the quarter for... read more

12/20/2012 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor

Four arrested after Narcotics investigation

On December 14, 2012 Lamar County Sheriff Narcotics, in cooperation with Paris Police Narcotics Officers, executed a narcotics search warrant in the 600 block of SE 9th Street, Paris, Texas. According to the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department, this investigation has been ongoing for... read more

12/20/2012 by Josh Allen