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Two Local Restaurants Closing

Two Local Restaurants Closing

Two Paris restaurants, Bois d’Arc and Paris Grille, announced this week that they will be closing their doors. Bois D’Arc, an upscale restaurant in downtown Paris will serve brunch on Sunday, December 28th as their final service. A statement on their Facebook page read in part,...

12/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Leadership Lamar Class Met Last Week at HWH

Leadership Lamar Class Met Last Week at HWH

The 2014 – 2015 Leadership Lamar Class met on Thursday, December 11th at Harrison Walker & Harper.  The class focused on Time Management/Organization in both the workplace and everyday life, understanding that our personal lives and families need the type of strategic planning that we...

12/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Job Fair on Tuesday

Job Fair on Tuesday

The Results Companies is hosting a Job Fair on Tuesday, December 16th from 1pm-3pm at Workforce Solutions, located at 5210 S.E. Loop 286 in Paris. The Results Companies is staffing for a new line of business and has nearly 400 job openings that need to be filled immediately with a start date in...

12/15/2014 by eParisExtra
6 Tips for Spending Wisely this Holiday Season

6 Tips for Spending Wisely this Holiday Season

When holiday music is piped into malls and festive themes accompany some hard-to-miss sales, it’s no wonder people are compelled to overspend during the holidays. Here are six helpful tips to keep help keep your holiday spending in check this season. 1. Start with a list. Even Santa knows...

12/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Rusty Lowe Named Realtor of the Year

Rusty Lowe Named Realtor of the Year

Rusty Lowe, realtor with Century 21 Harvey Properties  was named Realtor of the Year at the annual Paris Board of Realtors Banquet  Thrusday night.  The Realtor of the Year is chosen by his peers. Renee Harvey, Broker/Owner of Century 21 Harvey Properties, said “Rusty’s...

12/08/2014 by eParisExtra
CAMPBELL'S PARIS PRODUCTION FACILITY MARKS FIVE DECADES IN THE LONE STAR STATE

CAMPBELL'S PARIS PRODUCTION FACILITY MARKS FIVE DECADES IN THE LONE STAR STATE

Campbell Soup Company officially marked the 50th Anniversary of its Paris, Texas plant with a celebration recognizing employees’ contributions to the company’s success over the last five decades. Paris City Councilman, Edwin Pickle (right), addresses the crowd at the celebration of...

12/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Aging and Estate Planning for Singles and Couples Without Children

Aging and Estate Planning for Singles and Couples Without Children

Whether you’re married or widowed, divorced or single, it’s important to have the right documents in place to ensure that you have the help and care you need as you age—and that your estate is handled in the way you want. If you don’t have children, who often become caregivers and...

12/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Six Financial Regrets to Avoid

Six Financial Regrets to Avoid

When it comes to money and investing, there are several lessons many people wish they would have learned when they were younger. While everyone’s situation is unique, avoiding these six common mistakes can help you live life without financial regret: 1.  Don’t wait to start saving —...

11/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Spotlight on The Carriage House

Spotlight on The Carriage House

The Carriage House, located at 21 Clarksville Street in downtown Paris, offers a full line of high-end jewelry and watches this holiday season. Located in the same building that housed Gene the Jeweler’s for 60 years, the Carriage House offers a wide selection of 10K and 14K jewelry, bridal...

11/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Turner Industries Honored at Texas Workforce Conference

Turner Industries Honored at Texas Workforce Conference

Turner Industries was recognized as a Texas Employer of the Year finalist at the Texas Workforce Commission’s 18th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Nov. 19-21 in Grapevine. The five finalists were chosen from 28 employers nominated for contributions to their community’s workforce...

11/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

As an integrated part of any hospice team, the hospice volunteer strives to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life-limiting illness. Each hospice patient has team of professionals, which includes a chaplain and bereavement coordinator, the medical staff...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

After years in the making and a constant wonder surrounding the proposed new development on Paris’ southeast Loop, citizens are now seeing some movement, as the project is beginning the initial phases of construction, and it appears that the years of work to get to to this point have paid...

11/22/2014 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County Class Met at Campbell's Soup

Leadership Lamar County Class Met at Campbell's Soup

The 2014-2015 Leadership Lamar County class met on Thursday, November 13, at Campbell’s Soup.  The class focused on Conflict Resolution in the workplace and everyday life.  Speaker/Consultant, Rick Miller, discussed Conflict Resolution with leaders for a portion of the day.  Mr. Miller...

11/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Lakes Medical Center to break ground Friday

Paris Lakes Medical Center to break ground Friday

Developer Ron Parker holds a mark-up of a drawing of the Paris Lakes project on Loop 286 on the city’s southeast corner. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards) Over two years ago eParisExtra.com first broke the news that Paris could be home to a new hospital/planned community...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Can More Jobs Push Stocks Higher?

Can More Jobs Push Stocks Higher?

For the ninth month in a row, the economy created more than 200,000 jobs in October. That’s the best string of job increases since 1995. October’s increase was 214,000 jobs, which was below the 235,000 expected, according to Bloomberg. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8% from...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Considering Health Care Costs in Retirement

Considering Health Care Costs in Retirement

With all the uncertainties of the future, it’s difficult for people to know exactly how much to save for retirement. While it may be relatively easy to gauge how much you’ll need for everyday living expenses like food and housing, other expenses such as the costs for health care can be a...

11/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Savory Sisters Catering Open for Business

Savory Sisters Catering Open for Business

The Blossom, TX based catering service Savory Sisters has quickly become a growing business serving Northeast Texas with homemade southern cuisine. Tiffany Phillips, owner of Savory Sisters, said the caterers began as a long line of family cooks. “Cooking large amounts for a lot of people has...

11/10/2014 by eParisExtra
How to Respond to a Volatile Market Environment

How to Respond to a Volatile Market Environment

There’s no denying that the stock market can periodically give investors a scare. We were reminded of this again in October when the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 900 points in under a week, its worse drop since early 2014.1 When such dramatic movements occur, some people react by...

11/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Prepare Far Ahead for Long-Term Costs

Prepare Far Ahead for Long-Term Costs

November is Long-term Care Aware-ness Month – a month dedicated to educating the public about the need to prepare for the potentially significant costs of long-term care. And the more you know about these expenses, the better prepared you will be to deal with them. To begin, just how...

11/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Kimberly Clark Faces $500 Million Lawsuit from Ebola Surgical Gowns

Kimberly Clark Faces $500 Million Lawsuit from Ebola Surgical Gowns

On Wednesday, the California law firm Eagan Avenatti filed a $500 million law suit in federal court against Kimberly-Clark for allegedly making false claims that their surgical gowns protect against Ebola. The law firm claims that millions of the gowns have been sold putting health care...

10/31/2014 by eParisExtra