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TransCanada Pipeline Addresses Public About New Pipeline Through Lamar County

TransCanada Pipeline Addresses Public About New Pipeline Through Lamar County

Thursday afternoon, Mayor AJ Hashmi, County Judge Chuck Superville, PEDC Executive Director Steve Gilbert, and members of the community including landowners and environmental activists attended a public forum regarding the proposed TransCanada Pipeline, the 2nd major pipeline in recent years to...

09/30/2011 by eParisExtra
Town Hall Meeting featuring Todd Staples

Town Hall Meeting featuring Todd Staples

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09/28/2011 by eParisExtra
The Long or Short of It

The Long or Short of It

James Callaway, Raymond James Financial Advisor Consider Fred and Wilma. They are anxious to become the owners of a prestigious house. Naturally, they are both positively bubbling over with excitement. Wilma, in particular, can barely restrain her enthusiasm for the home of her dreams....

09/26/2011 by eParisExtra
Red Rive Valley HR Association Annual Seminar Thursday Sept. 22

Red Rive Valley HR Association Annual Seminar Thursday Sept. 22

Robin Kennedy, Cheryl Perry and Melanie Hatcher. Robin and Cheryl are both past presidents of the association and Melanie is the current president. The Red River Valley HR Association is hosting its annual seminar to educate area business and human resources professionals with current updates...

09/16/2011 by eParisExtra
R3bi Director Addresses Returning Texas National Guard Unit

R3bi Director Addresses Returning Texas National Guard Unit

R3bi director, Fred Green participated of a full day of presentations to the 176th Engineering Brigade of the Texas National Guard.  Approximately 90% of the unit is from the Dallas Ft. worth metroplex.  The event was sponsored by the Texas Military Family Yellow Ribbon Program at the Crown...

09/13/2011 by eParisExtra
Jazzy Frog Gets Hoppin With New Contract

Jazzy Frog Gets Hoppin With New Contract

Kay O'Dell of NE Texas Workforce Solutions & James Wallace of Jazzy Frog Local web designer James Wallace has only been a part of the Red River Region Business Incubator (R3bi) since February, but already the program is paying off for Wallace and his firm Jazzy Frog. On Friday, Kay...

09/12/2011 by eParisExtra
Time Refinance Your Mortgage

Time Refinance Your Mortgage

Headlines today read mortgage levels hit lowest national average since 1971, with an average 30 year rate of 4.21%.  So should you refinance?  Here are some things to consider: What is my current interest rate? The are costs associated with refinancing a mortgage such as an appraisal, a new...

09/09/2011 by eParisExtra
Spotlight on Howland Pecan Co.

Spotlight on Howland Pecan Co.

Howland Pecan Co. is a locally owned family business owned and operated by Harvey and Nancy McCoin.  We live in the small community of Howland in the southwest part of Lamar County, so that is how we came up with the name Howland Pecan.  We live on the family farm that Harvey grew up on as a...

09/07/2011 by eParisExtra
Are you a Veteran? Do you want to run your own business?

Are you a Veteran? Do you want to run your own business?

If  you are a Veteran and what to start a new business, the Northeast Texas Veterans Entrepreneur Assistance Program has the tools to get you in business! Resources abound in the Red River Region to assist Veterans interested in starting or acquiring a new business and the Red River Region...

08/29/2011 by eParisExtra
Home Based Business is a Viable Income Stream in Today's Economy

Home Based Business is a Viable Income Stream in Today's Economy

eParis Extra!  Announces New Column “Home Work” As the country faces some of the most turbulent economic times and highest unemployment in recent memory, many people are examining supplemental income options and alternatives to the traditional workforce.  These alternatives come in a mind...

08/23/2011 by eParisExtra
What is Happening with Local Gas Prices?

What is Happening with Local Gas Prices?

Gasoline Economics This week eParis Extra! columnist Charles Richard reported a price disparity between unleaded gasoline prices here in Paris and the rest of Northeast Texas.  The emails and facebook responses have been numerous and residents clearly feel at the least gouged and a few feel...

08/21/2011 by eParisExtra
R3bi Continues Ag Opportunities Exploration

R3bi Continues Ag Opportunities Exploration

As a follow up to the well attended Agricultural Entrepreneurs Forum back in late April, the Red River Region Business Incubator (R3bi) held a roundtable meeting on Tuesday to continue to explore potential ag related business opportunities for the Paris Area. The purpose of the meeting was to...

08/17/2011 by eParisExtra
Don't Let Downgrade Deter You from Investing

Don't Let Downgrade Deter You from Investing

Stephen Gerrald - Financial Advisor Just when you thought you could take a break from financial drama, following the resolution of the debt ceiling issue, here comes Act 2: the downgrade of the U.S. long-term credit rating. As a citizen, you may be feeling frustrated. And as an investor, you...

08/12/2011 by eParisExtra
R3bi Announces Services to Help Your Business

R3bi Announces Services to Help Your Business

The Red River Region Business Incubator (R3bi) exists to serve our community.  You probably know R3bi provides services to start-up and early stage businesses.  But you may not know that those very services are available to all businesses and individuals in our community! Need a QuickBooks...

08/05/2011 by eParisExtra
Local Businesses Support Major Attraction

Local Businesses Support Major Attraction

Build it and they will come.  That has been the philosophy of many of the major sponsors of the upcoming Red Dirt Revolution.  What is the Red Dirt Revolution? Music and Mud.  8 different  bands and hundreds of acres of mud to ride four wheelers.  The brain child of  Red Dirt organizer...

08/04/2011 by eParisExtra
What Does Debt Ceiling Debate Mean for You?

What Does Debt Ceiling Debate Mean for You?

Stephen Gerrald - Financial Advisor If you’re like most Americans, the term “debt ceiling” probably didn’t mean that much to you until recently. Now, of course, the debt ceiling debate is front-page news, day after day. As a citizen, you’re no doubt hoping the situation is resolved in...

07/25/2011 by eParisExtra
Roth 401(k) or Traditional 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) or Traditional 401(k)?

  When 401(k) enrollment time rolls around, many eligible 401(k) participants must decide among the traditional pre-tax 401(k) salary deferral, the new after-tax Roth 401(k) salary deferral, and, perhaps, splitting their salary deferrals among the two, for example, 50% designated as pre-tax...

07/20/2011 by eParisExtra
Peoples Bank Named a Top Performer

Peoples Bank Named a Top Performer

‘ICBA 400’ Ranking Credits the Community Bank’s Teamwork and Commitment to Community ICBA Independent Banker®, the award-winning magazine of the IndependentCommunity Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s number-one source for community banking news, recognized Peoples Bank as an...

07/11/2011 by eParisExtra
Keys to Debt Management

Keys to Debt Management

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07/01/2011 by eParisExtra
Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day

Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day

Stephen Gerrald, Financial Advisor On July 4, we shoot fireworks, attend picnics, watch parades and otherwise celebrate our nation’s independence and the many freedoms we enjoy. But as you go through life, you’ll find out how important it is to work towards another type of freedom —...

06/23/2011 by eParisExtra