Only three arrested on Wednesday; Paris PD adult arrests – February 20

PoliceAbbie Nicole Nichols, 21, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Expired Motor Vehicle Registration, Violate Promise to Appear, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)

Anthony J. Tolbert, 41, Criminal Trespassing

Deondra Demond Wallace, 27, Open Container, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic)

Obituaries Thursday, February 21

Betty BrunsonBetty L. Brunson, 72, of Paris, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Paris Regional Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22nd, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Fortenberry & Rev. Wayne Blackshear officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Betty, the daughter of Charles Jennings & Jewel Fay Morris Baughman, was born Dec. 11, 1940, in Paris. She was known as wife, mother, & Nana and loved most of all being with her kids. No one could cook as good as Nana. She loved to travel and camp with all their friends. She loved working in the yard and playing a good game of cards.

Betty was a stay-at-home mom, always tending to family until the kids were old enough for school. Then she started to work at Metro Nursery & Lamar Gardens and later kept books for the family business. She was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by twin sons, Richard & Randy Brunson, her mother, Jewel Ennis, her father, Charles Baughman, & her step-father, Bob Ennis.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Neal Brunson, daughter, Robin Phillips & husband John, son, Rodney Brunson & wife Tammie, grandchildren, Amanda Brown & husband Chad, Nicole Williams & husband Bryan, and Brandon Phillips, great grandchildren, Alexis Roberts, Nick Brown, Eli Cobb and Jeremy Brown, sister, Barbara Ross & husband Joe, dear cousins, Mary Self and Martha Hutchison and her loving dog, Peanut.

Casket bearers will be: Charles Adkins, Chad Brown, Joel Hutchison, Bryan Williams, Brandon Phillips and Jeremy Brown.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.


Jean Holt0001Jean Boggan Holt, 90, of the Howland Community, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

The family will receive friends at Bright-Holland Funeral Home on Thursday, February 21st, from 6 – 7 p.m.  Mrs. Holt will then be transferred to Des Arc, Arkansas for services and burial in Welcome Home Cemetery.

Mrs. Holt, the daughter of Troy Pet Boggan & Lillie Mae Story, was born June 29, 1922, in Des Arc, AR. She graduated from Griffithville High School and attended business school in Little Rock. Later she became a nurse and worked in Jacksonville, AR and Tucson, AZ before becoming a nursing home administration in west Texas.

She moved to Paris twenty-five years ago. Active in AARP until her last illness, she had served as its Vice President. She also worked for Green Thumb.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Herchel Holt in 1965, son, James Richard Holt who was killed in the Vietnam War in 1966, son, Kenneth Wayne Holt in 2011, four brothers, Clarence Boggan, Bill Boggan, Tommy Boggan and Bob Boggan, and two sisters, Mamie Phillips and Mattie Duncan.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Jones & husband Carl of Howland, four grandsons, Ronald Jones of Howland, Richard Jones & Sharla of Paris, Max Holt & wife Jennifer of Powderly and Rocky Holt & wife Bianca of Reno, seven great grandchildren, Melissa, Jennifer, Troy, Steffany, Clayton, Katelyn and Emilee, one great great grandson, Levi, a sister, Melba O’Brien of Russellville, AR, a brother, Jimmy Boggan & wife Joan of Forest City, AR, a sister-in-law, Verna Boggan of Jacksonville, AR along with several nieces & nephews.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.

Lady Dragons go to 3-1 over last four games with 49-32 victory over Tyler’s Apache Ladies

Kelsei Ewings goes up for a goal and a 35-24 Lady Dragons lead over Tyler. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

Kelsei Ewings goes up for a goal and a 35-24 Lady Dragons lead over Tyler. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

PARIS – Just two weeks ago, Paris Junior College women’s coach Sean LeBeauf was trying to rally his team to a good enough finish to make the post-season tournament.

Only eight of the nine Region XIV women’s teams qualify, and the Lady Dragons, a 1-and-8, weren’t looking good.

Wednesday night, Paris led from wire-to-wire in an easy 49-32 victory over Tyler Junior College, and it was the Lady Dragons’ third victory in four games.

LeBeauf’s goal now is to get as high a seed as possible. The two lowest seeds must play Trinity Valley (27-10) or Blinn (26-1) in the opening round March 6 at UT-Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center.

Voche’ Martin scored 14 points and Kelsei Ewings 12 points for the Lady Dragons, who improved to 9-16 overall and 4-9 in conference. Tyler fell to 10-17 overall and 3-11 in league play.

With three games left in conference, Paris controls its own destiny. The Lady Dragons are off Saturday, play their last two home games on Monday and Wednesday against San Jacinto (7-17, 2-10) and Panola (13-15, 5-9), then a game on the road on March 2 against San Jacinto.

“We still turned the ball over too much, but we didn’t put them on the free throw line like we did when we played them in Tyler,” LeBeauf said.

He was also pleased with his players’ defense.

“We guarded them,” he said.

In the game’s closing moments, 5-foot guard Shanice Hill brought the crowd to its feet with a fast break that she punctuated with a behind-the-back pass to Ashley Johnson for an uncontested lay-up.

“That surprised me,” LeBeauf said. “I knew she was going to pass it, but not behind her back. That showed some confidence on her part.”

Shernise Robertson led the Apache Ladies, as she did in the teams’ earlier meeting, but she scored just 10 points this time instead of 25. Robertson made 17-of-18 free throws in that game and just 3-of-4 this game.

By CHARLES RICHARDS

eParisExtra.com

TYLER   16-16—32

PARIS   24-25—49

Tyler (10-17, 3-11) – Kzane Anderson 0 0-0 0, Shernise Robertson 3 3-4 10, Sierra Henry 1 2-2 4, Carolina Lopez 2 3-5 7, Raiosha Preston 1 0-0 2, Adrienne Phillips 2 1-2 5, Bria Emanuel 0  4-6 4. Totals: 9 13-18 32. Three-Pointers: 1 (Robertson 1). Fouls: 19. Fouled Out: None.

Paris (9-16, 4-9) – Shanice Hill 2 0-0 4, Kelsei Ewings 4 4-6 12, Lea Holt 0 0-0 0, Shanice Vaughan 4 0-0 8, Maeghan Scott 2 0-0 4, Ashley Johnson 1 1-3 3, Brea Castro-Gambrell 1 0-1 2, Adriene Small 1 0-0 2, Voche’ Martin 6 2-4 14. Totals: 21 7-14 49. Three-Pointers: None. Fouls: 15. Fouled Out: None.

Dragons knock down 13 three-pointers — six by Eddie Leal — in 72-56 victory over Tyler

Barbara Fuston, third from the left, a cancer survivor and devoted fan of Paris Junior College basketball, is presented a game ball signed by the Dragons coaches and players by PJC men’s basketball Head Coach Chuck Taylor, second from the left, and Marsha Dennis, right, Phi Theta Kappa sponsor and English instructor. Barbara and her husband John have attended most of the Dragons and Lady Dragons basketball games since moving to Paris 11 years ago. The presentation was part of PJC’s participation in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer to raise awareness about fighting cancer. (PJC Photo)

Barbara Fuston, third from the left, a cancer survivor and devoted fan of Paris Junior College basketball, is presented a game ball signed by the Dragons coaches and players by PJC men’s basketball Head Coach Chuck Taylor, second from the left, and Marsha Dennis, right, Phi Theta Kappa sponsor and English instructor. Barbara and her husband John have attended most of the Dragons and Lady Dragons basketball games since moving to Paris 11 years ago. The presentation was part of PJC’s participation in the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer to raise awareness about fighting cancer. (PJC Photo)

Antonio Arnold lets fire with a 3-pointer that increased Paris' lead to 38-33 early in the second half of the Dragons game with Tyler on Wednesday. His shot was the first of four straight 3-pointers as Paris opened up a lead it would not relinquish. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

Antonio Arnold lets fire with a 3-pointer that increased Paris’ lead to 38-33 early in the second half of the Dragons game with Tyler on Wednesday. His shot was the first of four straight 3-pointers as Paris opened up a lead it would not relinquish. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards)

 

PARIS — Eddie Leal knocked down six 3-pointers and Antonio Arnold and Mike Harmon made three apiece Wednesday night as Paris Junior College exploded in the second half for a 72-56 victory over Tyler Junior College.

Nine of the Dragons’ 12 field goals in the second half were from 3-point range as PJC broke away from a 33-33 tie at the half.

“Our offense finally showed up,” PJC head coach Chuck Taylor said, expressing pleasure with his club’s performance.

Tyler’s Ta’Jon Welcome led all scorers with 25 points, but no other Apache made much of an impact. Leal finished with 18 points, Harmon 14 and Arnold 11.

Paris improved to 14-14 overall and 8-9 in Region XIV play, while Tyler fell to 19-7 and 10-6.

Taylor liked how his team used the clock to its favor in the second half. The Dragons were aggressive on the boards, resulting in a succession of second chances in the closing minutes.

They out-scrambled Tyler for loose balls, resulting in PJC possession and new 35-second clocks on offensive rebounds.

The Dragons led 30-23 with 5:17 to play in the first half, but Tyler ended the period on a 10-3 run and the two teams went into halftime tied at 33. Welcome scored 11 of the Apaches’ last 14 points in the first half.

Mo Mitchell made a pair of free throws to open the second half, and the next four baskets by Paris were from long range – one by Arnold, one by Delvin Dickerson, and two by Leal.

Welcome had three early field goals himself — two of them 3-pointers – but two free throws each by Mo Mitchell and Marcus Holt pushed the Dragons’ lead to 51-41 with 10:34 to play.

Harmon made two 3-pointers that increased the lead to 56-45 and then to 59-46, His third 3-pointer of the day made it 67-53 with 2:29 to play, and Leal’s final 3-pointer with 1:15 left gave the Dragons their largest lead of the game at 72-55.

Paris was 11-of-14 (79 percent) from the free throw line, while Tyler was 6-of-15 (40 percent).

PJC will wrap up its 19-game conference slate with a game at Trinity Valley at 6 p.m. Saturday and  home game against Panola (8-19, 0-17) at 7:30 p.m next Wednesday.

By CHARLES RICHARDS

eParisExtra.com

TYLER   33-12—56

PARIS   33-39—72

Tyler (19-7, 10-6) – Trevor Berkeley 1 1-2 3, Todd Eaglin 1 0-0 3, Anthony Odunsi 3 0-0 6, Deandre Harris 3 0-3 7, Sharife Sargeant 2 1-2 5, Ta’Jon Welcome 10 2-4 25, Winslo Barry 0 0-0 0, Dale Jones 2 1-2 6, Daniel Edozie 0 1-2 1. Totals: 22 6-15 56. Three-Pointers: 6 (Welcome 3, Eaglin 1, Harris 1, Jones 1). Fouls: 18. Fouled Out: None.

Paris (14-14, 8-9) – Antonio Arnold 4 0-0 11, Mike Harmon 4 3-4 14, Anthony Adams 3 0-0 6, Chris Jones 0 0-2 0, Delvin Dickerson 3 1-1 8, Eddie Leal 6 0-0 18, Lamar Walker 0 0-0 0, Sheldon Yearwood 0 0-0 0, Marcus Holt 3 2-2 8, Mo Mitchell 1 5-5 7. Totals: 24 11-14 72. Three-Pointers: 13 (Leal 6, Arnold 3, Harmon 3, Dickerson 1). Fouls: 16. Fouled Out: None.

Region 5 & 14 Women’s Junior College Standings & Results (through Wednesday 2/20/13)

NJCAA LOGOWOMEN’S   JUCO
(Thru Feb  20)
CONF ALL
Region_14 W L PCT. W L PCT.
TrinityValley 14 0 1.000 27 1 0.964
Blinn 12 1 0.923 26 1 0.963
Angelina 8 6 0.571 16 12 0.571
Jacksonville 7 6 0.538 15 12 0.556
Kilgore 5 8 0.385 10 11 0.476
Panola 5 9 0.357 13 15 0.464
Paris 4 9 0.308 9 16 0.360
Tyler 3 11 0.214 10 17 0.370
SanJacinto 2 10 0.167 7 17 0.292
 (top 8 advance)
CONF ALL
Region_5-W W L PCT. W L PCT.
Weatherford 10 1 0.909 19 4 0.826
Collin 10 2 0.833 24 3 0.889
Temple 9 3 0.750 20 8 0.714
McLennan 8 4 0.667 14 14 0.500
Hill 4 8 0.333 13 15 0.464
Cisco 4 8 0.333 6 22 0.214
Ranger 2 10 0.167 3 22 0.120
SwChristian 0 11 0.000 1 22 0.043
 (top 4 advance)
CONF ALL
Region_5-W W L PCT. W L PCT.
Odessa 10 2 0.833 20 5 0.800
Midland 10 2 0.833 22 6 0.786
SouthPlains 8 3 0.727 21 5 0.808
NewMexicoJC 8 3 0.727 19 5 0.792
Howard 5 7 0.417 16 9 0.640
Clarendon 2 9 0.182 12 15 0.444
FrankPhillips 2 10 0.167 9 19 0.321
WesternTexas 2 11 0.154 9 20 0.310
 (top 4 advance)

MONDAY, FEB. 18:

   Region 5-West:

Odessa  65, Howard 57

Midland 91, Western Texas 590

New Mexico JC 70, Frank Phillips 34

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20:

   Region 14:

Trinity Valley 71, Angelina 59

Blinn 72, Kilgore 61

Paris 49, Tyler 32

Jacksonville 72, San Jacinto 56

   Region 5-North:

McLennan 57, Hill 52

Collin 63, Temple 44

Weatherford 104, Ranger 56

Cisco 87, SW Christian 50