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Paris City Council appoints Rebecca Clifford to 27-month unexpired term on PEDC

Paris City Council appoints Rebecca Clifford to 27-month unexpired term on PEDC

Steve Gilbert, executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corporation, visits with Rebecca Clifford minutes after she was appointed to the PEDC by the city council Monday night.  She will fill the 27 months remaining in the unexpired term of Bill Harris, who resigned because his...

03/25/2013 by Charles Richards
Paris Coffee Co. named R3bi Business of the Month

Paris Coffee Co. named R3bi Business of the Month

Pictured from left are Paris Coffee owners Steve and Marsha Martin; Sharon Eubanks, who nominated Paris Coffee for Business of the Month; R3bi business adviser John E. Lee; director of R3bi Hank Betke; and Bob Hasche from East Texas Broadcasting Radio. Sharon Eubanks and Paris Coffee Co. are...

03/23/2013 by Jeff Parish
Four applicants submit paperwork for city council's upcoming appointment to unexpired term on PEDC

Four applicants submit paperwork for city council's upcoming appointment to unexpired term on PEDC

Four persons have submitted applications to city clerk Janice Ellis to be considered by the Paris City Council on Monday night for appointment to an unexpired term on the Paris Economic Development Corporation. Bill Harris has resigned, effective April 1, with 27 months remaining on the 3-year...

03/22/2013 by Charles Richards
Paris' Edward Jones branch recognized for Outstanding Client Service Excellence

Paris' Edward Jones branch recognized for Outstanding Client Service Excellence

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Stephen Gerrald and Branch Office Administrator Melinda Kinslow in Paris recently were ranked within the top 25 percent of the country for excellence in client service at Edward Jones. Stephen Gerald “We are particularly honored by this award as it is...

03/21/2013 by Josh Allen
Physicians Choice Dialysis: With construction complete in Paris, facility looks to open 'in or around' April

Physicians Choice Dialysis: With construction complete in Paris, facility looks to open 'in or around' April

Weakness, fatigue, loss of memory, swelling in the legs and/or feet, nausea, does not sound like a great way to start a Monday.  These are all signs — among other potential health concerns — of renal failure.  This is a growing diagnosis throughout America, Texas and the Paris...

03/20/2013 by Josh Allen
The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna

With his knowledge, experience and love for the sport of monster truck racing, Shane England, of Powderly, made what some would call a HUGE decision and purchased the monster truck, ‘The Big Kahuna’ (pictured here). That name is no joke — ‘The Big Kahuna’.  This...

03/20/2013 by Josh Allen
Bill Harris to resign from PEDC board

Bill Harris to resign from PEDC board

One of the newest members of the Paris Economic Development Corp. board of directors is stepping down at the end of the month. County Court-at-Law Judge Bill Harris Bill Harris, the Lamar County court-at-law judge, plans to resign April 1 as his wife Stephanie Harris takes a job as assistant...

03/15/2013 by Jeff Parish
PEDC decides to keep industrial park

PEDC decides to keep industrial park

Paris Economic Development Corp. has decided to say “No thanks” to the city’s offer to swap land at the industrial park for property at the airport. “There are a lot of different factors that are keeping this from happening,” PEDC Board Chairman Kenny Dority said following...

03/14/2013 by Jeff Parish
Stephen Grubbs, 47, is announced PRMC's chief executive officer

Stephen Grubbs, 47, is announced PRMC's chief executive officer

Paris Regional Medical Center has a new chief executive officer — Stephen J. Grubbs, 47, who comes to the hospital from Jackson, Tenn., where he is now the CEO of the 152-bed Regional Hospital of Jackson. The announcement was made today by RegionalCare Hospital Partners. Grubbs’...

03/14/2013 by Josh Allen
Chick-fil-A Leadercast brings world-renowned leaders to speak at East Paris Baptist Church

Chick-fil-A Leadercast brings world-renowned leaders to speak at East Paris Baptist Church

Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® at East Paris Baptist Church in Paris on May 10, 2013. Chick-fil-A®  Leadercast®  is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to...

03/10/2013 by Josh Allen
Environmental Impacts of Turfgrass - “Soil Erosion Prevention”

Environmental Impacts of Turfgrass - “Soil Erosion Prevention”

Soil erosion is one of the most pressing environmental problems facing the U.S. Today. Nearly 6 billion tons of soil wash or blow away each year. Soil erosion cost between $6 and $16 billion a year. Soil erosion is the deterioration of soil by the physical movement of soil particles from a...

03/06/2013 by Josh Allen
Dow Closes at a New Record High

Dow Closes at a New Record High

It took more than five years, but the Dow has now surpassed its previous record high (reached in October 2007), closing at 14,254 on March 5, 2013. Though the path back to new highs has been a long one, the rise has been impressive with the Dow up 118% from its low in March 2009. The S&P...

03/06/2013 by eParisExtra
R3bi making progress under new director

R3bi making progress under new director

Hank Betke had his work cut out for him when he took the reins of the Red River Region Business Incubator from Fred Green last October. With nearly half a year under his belt, he says things are coming along quite well. “Things are very exciting in the incubator,” Betke said. “In the last...

03/04/2013 by Jeff Parish
Take Advantage of Higher IRA Contribution Limits

Take Advantage of Higher IRA Contribution Limits

Stephen Gerrald, Edward Jones Financial Advisor For the first time since 2008, contribution limits have risen for one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles available: the IRA. This means you’ve got a greater opportunity to put more money away for your “golden years.” Effective...

03/01/2013 by eParisExtra
Thomas Callaway Earns Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Thomas Callaway Earns Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Thomas Callaway, local financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial recently earned the professional certification of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor SM (CRPC®), as awarded by the College for Financial Planning. “At Ameriprise Financial, we work hard to meet the needs of our...

02/26/2013 by eParisExtra
Bilingual Customer Service at Lamar National Bank

Bilingual Customer Service at Lamar National Bank

Lamar National Bank is proud to announce the hiring of Ana Morales, 24, as a new customer service representative.  Ms. Morales, who is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish, is a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.  She is married TO Louis Morales who works at Load Trail, and they have two...

02/25/2013 by eParisExtra
R3bi awards $25,000 loan to Turf Workz

R3bi awards $25,000 loan to Turf Workz

R3bi board member Greg Wilson, left, Executive Director Hank Betke, third from right, and business advisor John E. Lee present a $25,000 check from R3bi’s revolving loan fund to Turf Workz owner Kent Davis, center. Also pictured from left are Michelle Davis, Hannah Davis (front), Betke’s...

02/21/2013 by Jeff Parish
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Today at R3bi - Free

Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Today at R3bi - Free

The Truth about Yellow Pages is the theme for today’s monthly brown bag seminar at the Red River Region Business Incubator.  The seminar is sponsored by People’s Bank and will be presented by Terry Shannon.   With over 20 years experience in the yellow page business, Terry will...

02/20/2013 by eParisExtra
Environmental Impacts of Turfgrass -- “A Natural Filter”

Environmental Impacts of Turfgrass -- “A Natural Filter”

With today’s ecological concerns, many more people are considering planting turfgrass for its immediate environmental benefits. The U.S. Congress has acknowledged these positive benefits to our environment, by saying: “Turfgrass in urban areas and communities can aid in the reduction of...

02/15/2013 by Josh Allen
R3bi Announces Business of the Month

R3bi Announces Business of the Month

from left to right: Bob Haschke – General Manager of East Texas Broadcasting; Carla Maxwell winner of $500 contest; Tyler Bowden – Tony’s son; Tony Bowden; Hank Betke – R3bi Director and Zeke Zander – KOYN morning show...

02/06/2013 by eParisExtra