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Progressive Trolley Dinner

Sign up today for the Young Professionals’ Progressive Trolley Dinner to be held next Thursday Nov. 3rd from 6pm-9pm.  Ride on the trolley from place to place enjoying gourmet food and wine and fun trolley games. $30 per person.  Space is limited so sign up today by contacting Judy at 903-784-2501 or email chamber@paristexas.com.

New Bike Rack

Paris Main Street Coodinator Cheri Bedford helps city employees with the installation a new bicycle rack downtown.  The new rack is located in front of Jaxx Burgers.

Love Garage Sales?  Here They Are!

Click to see a list of local garage sales happening this Saturday here in Paris.

At The Pump.

Price for Unleaded Posted on Sign at 6am Monday 10/31

Murphy USA
3805 Lamar
$3.329 unch

2685 Lamar
$3.329 unch

State Avg
AAA Fuel Guage Report
$3.268  down .038


Claude R. Currin, 70 of Paris

Marcella Janet Isom, 93, of Radnor, PA

Charles C. “Sonny” Wood, 74 of Paris

Patsy Ruth Mayhugh Hignight, 79 of Paris

James Burns, 63 of Paris

Mary Elizabeth (Patterson) Hearn, 102 of Paris

Frances Christine “Chris” Nelms, of Paris

Louis McCoin, 89 of Paris

Ella “Coy” Easton , 77 of Paris

eParisTexas.com keeps you informed of local funeral service and visitation times.  Click here to stay informed.

Don’t Forget

Thursday, November 3rd – Art Opening “Color, Form and Light” at Plaza Art Gallery 5pm-8pm

Thursday, November 3rd – Young Professionals Trolley Dinner.  6pm-9pm.  RSVP to Judy at 903-784-2501 or chamber@paristexas.com

Friday, November 4th -Paris Independent Bikers Garage Sale to benefit Caral Dake – Lamar County Fairgrounds

Saturday, November 5th -Paris Independent Bikers Garage Sale to benefit Caral Dake – Lamar County Fairgrounds

Saturday, November 12th – Christmas Open House, Spangler’s 10am-5pm.

Saturday, November 19th – Tinsel & Tidings 9am-4pm Love Civic Center

 See our Live Entertainment Calendar on Culture Shock

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Anahy Sandoval Named Winnner of Paris Fire Prevention Poster Contest

331 fourth grade students from Paris area schools submitted posters to the Paris Fire Department as part of Fire Prevention Safety Month.  Justiss student Anahy Sandoval was selected as the overall winner.  Click on our column Fire & Smoke to see all the finalists.

Drought Kill Your Trees?  Don’t Cut ‘em Yet

All over town trees appear to have taken the brunt of this summer’s drought.  Many trees have lost their leaves and turned brown way ahead of fall, but don’t get in too much of a hurry to have them removed.

Spring well tell,” said certified arborist Jack Chennault. “There are a lot that are dead. There are a lot that aren’t.”

Click here to read more about what you need to know before removing a tree.

The Done Deals Post Music Video

Self described as Country/Americana/Texas Noir, the Paris band The Done Deals are creating a buzz.  The band comprised of Jennifer Long and Kit Lindsey (of Paris Bakery fame), Josh Weger and Matt Allen, is preparing to release its first CD with an outdoor CD release party in just a couple of weeks.  Ahead of that, they have just released a music video on YouTube for their haunting song “River Sabine.” 

Not only is the video amazing, you will be dumbfounded when you realize the entire video was shot on an iphone!  Click on Culture Shock to see The Done Deals new video  “River Sabine” (then friend them on facebook and tell everyone you know how cool this band is right here in Paris.)

Police Respond to Aggravated Robbery Call

Just after midnight on Friday night, Paris Police received at call from a man who said that he had just escaped to a neighbor’s house after three people invaded his home, held him at gun point and beat him while stealing his property.  Read Scene of the Crime for details.

Farmer’s Market Closes for Season Nov 1

You’ll want to go down to Market Square before it is too late! Kelley’s Produce closes their downtown location on November 1st so the last day to get your local produce be on Monday. Pumpkins are still available from $2 to $6, fall mums and mixed pots of flowers are $10. Market Square is located just south of beautiful downtown Paris and will be open from 8 – 6. Also open on Sunday.

District Football


Paris Wildcats crushed Mount Vernon 46-14, bringing their district record to 4-0.  North Lamar fell to Liberty Elyau snuffing out the Panthers playoff hopes for 2011.  This makes Paris the largest school in the district to make the playoffs, so Paris will play Henderson in Royce City on November 11th.  Liberty Elyau will play Atlanta.

Chisum Mustangs were able to put their first win of the season on the board beating the Rivercrest Rebels at Chisum 24-21.  Prairiland lost to Redwater 42-7 leaving them with a 1-3 district record.

Student’s Artwork Chosen for RRV Veterans Memorial Calendar


Bailey Intermediate 4th grader, Bailey Ballard, along with her classmates submitted patriotic pictures they drew as third graders to be considered for inclusion in the 2012-2013 calendar for the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. Bailey’s artwork was selected to be included in the calendar.

On Tuesday, November 1, Bailey and the rest of the Bailey Intermediate 4th graders have been invited to hand out the calendars to 175 National Guard soldiers leaving Paris and being deployed to Afghanistan.  The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial committee will be there to welcome all.

Parents are invited to attend the event at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1 at the National Guard US Army Reserve located behind Paris Junior College at 1355 SE 24th St. in Paris. 

Lady Pats Undefeated District Champs

This year the Lady Patriots have had a great season. They have gone 32-6 for the season. They are district champs this year.  They went undefeated in district (10-0). We started off the year as third place in Pleasant Grove Tournament, second place in the Bells Tournament, and first place in the Chisum Tournament. As the year has come along, we have come together as a team, and improved with every match. The next quest on our journey is the Area playoffs. The game is scheduled Thursday November 3 vs. Peaster at Frisco Lonestar High School at 7 p.m.

Todd Staple Addresses Civic Leaders as Part of Town Hall Meeting


Four working groups, under the guidance of Paris Economic Development Corporation, analyzed how best to make Paris and the Red River Region a sustainable global manufacturing hub for the future.  The results of these working groups were unveiled Thursday at a town hall meeting at the Love Civic Center in the form of a roadmap and implementation strategic plan for the future.  Keynote Speaker Todd Staples, the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture spoke on “The Future of Manufacturing in Rural Texas.”  [more]


Three PJC Alums to be Inducted into Hall of Honor

Three Paris Junior College graduates will be inducted into the Academic Hall of Honor as part of the 2011 Homecoming activities. They include longtime educators Robert G. ‘Bob’ White and his wife, Dorothy Bailey White, Ed.D., and retired U.S. Navy Commander Thomas R. McCool. The ceremonies will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 12 in the McLemore Student Center Ballroom. The community is invited to attend. [more]

Cox Field to Receive $1.53 million from TxDot

This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports.  Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.  At its October Meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission approved $1,530,000 for pavement improvements at Cox Field.  The project will begin 60 days after bid opening.

Project costs will be funded through TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system and City of Paris.

National Children’s Study Day

In observance of National Children’s Health Month, the Lamar County Commissioner’s Court and Paris City Council have declared today, Thursday October 27, 2011, “Lamar County National Children’s Study Day – A Special Day for Future Generations.”

The goal of this monumental study is to imporove the health and well-being of infants and children, and this special recognition is a testament to the county’s enduring interest in chilren’s health.  Lamar County is honored to be selected as the Northeast Texas center for this 20 year study.  The positive impact on our healthcare workers and facilties will span for generations.

Click here to read Jenny Wilson’s article about the National Children’s Study published back in April.

Chamber Bucks While They Last

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce has introduced “Chamber Bucks” as a part of the 2011 Winter Shop Local Campaign.  Chamber Bucks are good at any of the Shop Local participating stores for the full face value of the Chamber Bucks. The Chamber Bucks are denominated in $20, $10 and $5 denominations.  You can purchase these Chamber Bucks for $16, $8 and $4 respectively.  If you are about to make a purchase from one of the participating stores, run down to the Chamber to get your Chamber Bucks and instantly save 20%.

There are only $20,000 worth of Chamber Bucks available and when they are all purchase, no more will be available, so go buy your Chamber Bucks today.

Click on the Chamber Bucks image above to see the 64 participating businesses that accept chamber bucks as cash.


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