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International investing can expand your horizons

International investing can expand your horizons

If you don’t mind slow trips, you can go around the world in 80 days.  But it takes almost no time to become a global investor.  So, should you look abroad for good investments? You may not have thought about it.  And that may not be all that surprising, because when Americans check market...

06/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Liberty National Bank to participate in federal home loan program

Liberty National Bank to participate in federal home loan program

Liberty National Bank is currently participating in the Homebuyer Equity Partnership (HELP) program. The HELP program assists low-income-qualified, first time homebuyers with down payment assistance and closing costs to purchase their primary home. Participants must be a first time homebuyer,...

06/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Bullying in the workplace - are you a victim?

Bullying in the workplace - are you a victim?

During the past few years, we’ve heard the word bully, or bullying quite often.  So much so that there are national education campaigns in place to try and assist those who are being bullied at school or in their neighborhoods   But what about being bullied at work?  This, we really...

06/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
6 facts you might not know about Medicare

6 facts you might not know about Medicare

More than 50 years ago, the federal government established programs designed to help Americans afford health care services, called Medicare and Medicaid. Since both of these programs involve many variables, they can be somewhat complex. To provide insight into how the coverage works, here are...

06/18/2016 by eparisextra.com
Campbell Soup to add new bottling facility

Campbell Soup to add new bottling facility

Campbell Soup Supply Company has begun construction on a  new bottling facility at the Campbell Soup plant in Paris, TX. The new facility will bottle V8 Juice which is already being produced at Campbell Soup.  The hopes of the new facility will create additional jobs at the plant and for the...

06/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

The 2016-17 Leadership Lamar County class members have been selected. The class will include the following members:  Andy Cobb, Caleb Brewer, Charley Lewis, Chase Lewis, Chastiti Briggle, Collin Whitley, Josh Besteman, Julia Trigg Crawford, Katy Seay, Kelsey Doty, Steve Smith, Tabitha...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Take steps so prevent identity theft

Take steps so prevent identity theft

Identify theft is a big problem  How big? Consider this: In 2015, about 13 million Americans were victimized, with a total fraud amount of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. That’s a lot of victims, and a lot of money.  How can you protect yourself from becoming a...

06/12/2016 by eparisextra.com
First Federal Community Bank to host community wide shred day

First Federal Community Bank to host community wide shred day

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, First Federal Community Bank will hold a community wide shred day. The event is free to the public.  Hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at the Paris Loop Banking Center located at 3010 N.E. Loop 286. #firstfederal #gogreen   ...

06/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Do you really

Do you really "Like" us?

I’ve been in the media business for a very long time.  I’ve worked in radio, daily newspapers, published monthly publications and now my husband and I own eParisExtra.com.  I managed to survive the digital boom in 2008 while in the newspaper industry and now I embrace this electronic age...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
The Financial Side of Being a Caregiver

The Financial Side of Being a Caregiver

Caring for a family member is complex. While deeply meaningful, it can be emotionally taxing and often presents unexpected challenges, often financial ones. If you may need to step into a caregiving role, it’s a good idea to plan a financial strategy today, before it becomes an added...

05/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar National Bank closing tomorrow afternoon for Bankhead funeral

Lamar National Bank closing tomorrow afternoon for Bankhead funeral

Lamar National Bank, located on Collegiate Drive Lamar National Bank (Main bank and Reno branch) will be closing at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon to attend the J.B. Bankhead funeral. The drive through at the main bank will remain open to service customers.   ...

05/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Help your mother prepare for retirement

Help your mother prepare for retirement

Mother’s Day is almost here, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom.  But this year, why not also go beyond the traditional?  Specifically, if your mother is still working but getting close to retirement, consider providing her with a gift that can help make her days as a...

05/07/2016 by eparisextra.com
Guaranty Bank & Trust acquires 2nd Denton location

Guaranty Bank & Trust acquires 2nd Denton location

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust (Guaranty), today announced that Guaranty has entered into an agreement to acquire a full-service location at 3101 Wind River Lane in Denton, Texas from Independent Bank. Independent Bank has operated the full-service...

05/05/2016 by eparisextra.com
RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Healthcare Announce Completion of Merger

RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Healthcare Announce Completion of Merger

RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc. (“RegionalCare”) and Capella Healthcare, Inc. (“Capella”), both privately-owned premier providers of health care services, today announced the successful completion of the previously announced merger between the two companies.  The new combined...

05/05/2016 by eparisextra.com
The City of Paris is hiring lifeguards for pool season

The City of Paris is hiring lifeguards for pool season

The City of Paris is hiring lifeguards for the 2016 season. For information on Lifeguard and Water Safety Instruction Training Classes as well as an employment application may be picked up at Public Works, 50 West Hickory St., or from the website www.paristexas.gov For more information, please...

05/04/2016 by eparisextra.com
Edward Jones Stephen Gerrald adds Mike Morrow to Staff

Edward Jones Stephen Gerrald adds Mike Morrow to Staff

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Stephen Gerrald announced today that a second financial advisor, Mike Morrow, will join his office in Paris on May 3, 2016. Gerrald said, “I’m very impressed with Mike, and I’m sure my clients will be, too.  Edward Jones prides...

04/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Expo to Provide Job Seekers with Career Information

Expo to Provide Job Seekers with Career Information

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet with area employers during the 2016 Career and Community Resources Expo on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paris Junior College Ballroom, 2400 Clarksville St., Paris, Texas.   The 2015 Career and...

04/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Hometown Realty Group brings on Darla McMullen

Hometown Realty Group brings on Darla McMullen

Darla McMullen recently joined Hometown Realty Group – Keller Williams.  A realtor for nine years, and an East Texas native, Darla earned some top real estate producer awards.  Darla specializes in residential, commercial, farm and ranch, property management and relocation.  Her...

04/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Can You Make Your Investments Less “Taxing”?

Can You Make Your Investments Less “Taxing”?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if you can liberate yourself from some...

04/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lynnette M. Watkins, MD Appointed CMO/COO of Paris Regional Medical Center

Lynnette M. Watkins, MD Appointed CMO/COO of Paris Regional Medical Center

Paris Regional Medical Center announced this week that Lynette M Watkins, M.D., has been appointed Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer effective May 9, 2016. She brings more than 17 years of relevant business leadership and medical experience to the hospital setting, according to...

04/15/2016 by eparisextra.com