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Single vehicle accident kills three horses, one mule on Bonham Street

Single vehicle accident kills three horses, one mule on Bonham Street

On Tuesday, Paris Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 4900 block of Bonham Street, where officers observed one vehicle in the roadway that had struck three horses and one mule, according to Paris PD Public Information Officer Curtis Garrett. Two of the horses and the mule were...

02/27/2013 by Josh Allen
Region 5 & 14 Women's Junior College Basketball Standings and Scores (through Tuesday, Feb. 26)

Region 5 & 14 Women's Junior College Basketball Standings and Scores (through Tuesday, Feb. 26)

WOMEN’S   JUCO (Thru Feb ...

02/27/2013 by Charles Richards
Only one arrested on Tuesday; Paris PD adult arrests - February 26

Only one arrested on Tuesday; Paris PD adult arrests - February 26

Lloyd Kenyata Holbrook, 33, Failure to Identify Fugitive, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic) ...

02/27/2013 by Josh Allen
Obituaries Wednesday, February 27

Obituaries Wednesday, February 27

Gary Lee Cunningham, 71, of Arthur City, after years of battling his health problems, was called home on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. He fought a good fight and had a strong will to stay with us forever. He loved life, especially the years he was able to...

02/27/2013 by Josh Allen
The North Lamar Boys Soccer Team Loses a Tough Match to Sulphur Springs

The North Lamar Boys Soccer Team Loses a Tough Match to Sulphur Springs

North Lamar fell once again, after a great first half, against Sulphur Springs, 5-0. Playing to a 0-0 first half, the Panthers had the Sulphur Springs Wildcats running around. However, the second half portrayed how the season has been for NL. Finishing on goal has haunted NL all...

02/27/2013 by Greg Higgins - Sports Editor
Region 5 & 14 Men's Junior College Basketball Standings & Scores (through Tuesday, Feb. 26)

Region 5 & 14 Men's Junior College Basketball Standings & Scores (through Tuesday, Feb. 26)

MEN’S   JUCO (Thru Feb....

02/27/2013 by Charles Richards
Kiwanians' annual Pancake Days is from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday -- pancakes and sausage and all the fixin's

Kiwanians' annual Pancake Days is from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday -- pancakes and sausage and all the fixin's

Paris Kiwanis Club members Gary Pirtle (on the truck) and Richard Culver unload 2,250 pounds of pancake mix in preparation for this weekend’s annual Kiwanis Pancake Days at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Pirtle is the Pancakes Day chairman for his 27th straight year. This coming...

02/27/2013 by Charles Richards
Time running out to file for PISD school board election

Time running out to file for PISD school board election

Dale Henry Paris Independent School District trustees Dr. Gordon Strom and Dale Henry are up for reelection this year, and so far they’re the only candidates who have filed. Strom’s Place 7 seat and Henry’s Place 3 are scheduled to be on the May 11 ballot, unless no challengers sign up by...

02/26/2013 by Jeff Parish
Chisum ISD names lone finalist in Superintendent search

Chisum ISD names lone finalist in Superintendent search

Tommy Chalaire The Chisum ISD Board of Trustees — in a special meeting on Monday — have named Assistant Superintendent, Tommy Chalaire, as the lone finalist in the district’s superintendent search. Following state law, there will now be a 21-day waiting period before the board...

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen
City begins work on voter information for upcoming $45 million bond election

City begins work on voter information for upcoming $45 million bond election

City manager John Godwin said the city staff will put together a brochure or pamphlet of some kind to educate voters in advance of the city’s $45 million bond election on May 11 for on replacement of the city’s deteriorating infrastructure. Asked by Mayor AJ Hashmi if some kind of...

02/26/2013 by Charles Richards
Here's a look at routine issues the Paris City Council took care of Monday night

Here's a look at routine issues the Paris City Council took care of Monday night

The Paris City Council routinely approves each meeting without discussion routine items that are on a “consent agenda.” But just because they’re not discussed doesn’t mean there aren’t significant items of interest there. Among other items approved under the consent agenda...

02/26/2013 by Charles Richards
Police respond to -- another -- burglary call; Paris PD Press Release - February 26

Police respond to -- another -- burglary call; Paris PD Press Release - February 26

On Monday, Paris police responded to yet another report of a burglary of a business, this time in the 1300 block of Clement Road. It was advised that an unknown male had entered the business through the front door and was seen on video wandering through the office area, according to Paris PD...

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen
Six arrested on Monday; Paris PD adult arrests - February 25

Six arrested on Monday; Paris PD adult arrests - February 25

Tamela Gaye Baugh, 56, Public Intoxication David Cameron Deloach, 40, Motion to Revoke Probation Joshua Mark Dickey, 30, Violate Promise to Appear Theresa Fulbright, 37, Driving While License Invalid, Seat Belt/Child Safety Isai Ramirez, 20, Failure to Attend School Johnny Dee Trapp, 48,...

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen
TxDot's Paris District to help out Texas Panhandle

TxDot's Paris District to help out Texas Panhandle

TxDOT’s Paris District sent six employees to Lubbock on Monday evening to support with the emergency conditions that resulted from the recent winter weather event, according to TxDOT Public Information Officer, Tray Turner. Four employees from the Greenville Maintenance Office and two...

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen
Voting for City Council districts 1 and 2 is moved to northeast corner of Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Voting for City Council districts 1 and 2 is moved to northeast corner of Red River Valley Fairgrounds

The voting place for registered voters in City Council districts 1 and 2 – inner northwest and northeast Paris – has been changed. In the past, it has been at the Westside Building inside the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. District 1 and 2 voters will continue to go to the fairgrounds on...

02/26/2013 by Charles Richards
Looking ahead in Paris ISD

Looking ahead in Paris ISD

Tuesday, February 26, 2013       Paris Junior High School Mock Writing Test – 7th Grade Outdoor Education Field Trip 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. – SLAM – ELAR/Social Studies 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. – Blazette Tryout Workshop – PJH Gym         Crockett Intermediate School 3:30 –...

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen
Obituaries Tuesday, February 26

Obituaries Tuesday, February 26

Terry Hill, 70, of Paris, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Christus Saint Michael’s Hospital in Atlanta, Texas.  A graveside service is set for 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 28, 2013 in Highland Cemetery in Deport with Rev. Larry Bridges officiating.  The family will receive friends from...

02/26/2013 by Josh Allen
City's finance director: it's OK to use left-over money from 2010 bond issue on other Collegiate Drive projects

City's finance director: it's OK to use left-over money from 2010 bond issue on other Collegiate Drive projects

By CHARLES RICHARDS eParisExtra.com The Paris City Council signed off Monday night on three construction projects on South Collegiate Drive out of money left over from a bond issue three years ago. The 2010 bond issue was primarily to turn a poor road along the west side of the new Paris High...

02/26/2013 by Charles Richards
Paris City Council meeting begins with 'shortest prayer in history'

Paris City Council meeting begins with 'shortest prayer in history'

Monday night, at the start of the Paris City Council meeting, the Rev. Bob Bush, a local minister, gave what he said would surely be “the shortest prayer in the history of this chamber.” He was at the podium for just over a minute, but the prayer itself took only six seconds. “Members...

02/26/2013 by Charles Richards
1st Annual Karaoke Night This Saturday Night

1st Annual Karaoke Night This Saturday Night

1st Annual Karaoke Night Benefitting Paris Community Theatre                 Come out and Sing to support PCT! Or just applaud those who do!   Saturday, March 2nd from 7:30-10pm At The Depot, 1264 South Main Great Prizes! Tickets $15 each, all funds raised go to support PCT Cash Bar,...

02/26/2013 by eParisExtra