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Premier Home Care & Hospice donates to the Paris V-Day Movement

Premier Home Care & Hospice donates to the Paris V-Day Movement

A few of the staff at Premier Home Care & Hospice join for a photo wearing their V-Girls shirts in support of the movement.  After buying almost 30 shirts for the ladies at the office, PCT decided to make Premier an underwriting sponsor of the play. In an attempt to support the Paris V-Day...

04/12/2013 by Josh Allen
Guaranty Bond Bank celebrates 100 years & opening of new location on Loop; Click for gallery

Guaranty Bond Bank celebrates 100 years & opening of new location on Loop; Click for gallery

Bank Officer, Courtney Lawson, and New Branch Manager, Wade White, cut the Chamber ribbon on Wednesday, welcoming their 2nd location to the Paris community. Guaranty Bond Bank continues to expand, as they celebrated a Grand Opening, 100th Year Celebration, and a Chamber Ribbon Cutting on...

04/12/2013 by eParisExtra
Small Business Entrepreneur Conference

Small Business Entrepreneur Conference

After the success of last year’s initial conference, the College of Business & Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University-Commerce will be hosting its second Small Business Entrepreneur Conference (SBECON). Supporting the ideology of bringing entrepreneurs in the region together to...

04/11/2013 by eParisExtra
Guaranty Bond Bank to celebrate 100 Year Celebration & Grand Opening at second Paris location on the Loop

Guaranty Bond Bank to celebrate 100 Year Celebration & Grand Opening at second Paris location on the Loop

The 100 year old heritage of Guaranty Bond Bank started in 1913 as the “The Guaranty State Bank”, located on the south side of the Titus County Courthouse Square. Over the years, and several name changes to the current ‘Guaranty Bond Bank’, the bank has maintained a core...

04/08/2013 by Josh Allen
PEDC meets Tuesday to approve $1.4 million incentive to Campbell Soup, swear in Rebecca Clifford

PEDC meets Tuesday to approve $1.4 million incentive to Campbell Soup, swear in Rebecca Clifford

The Paris Economic Development Corporation’s headquarters is housed here in the old train depot on Bonham Street. (CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THE AGENDA) 04.09.13 PEDC AGENDA ...

04/05/2013 by Charles Richards
First Federal has 'Relay for Life' t-shirts for sale - Click here to get yours!

First Federal has 'Relay for Life' t-shirts for sale - Click here to get yours!

Front & Back Design – Click to Enlarge First Federal Community Bank is again selling Relay for Life t-shirts as a fundraiser for the cause of fighting and finding a cure for cancer.  The slogan on the shirts this year: Once you choose HOPE, anything’s possible. There is only...

04/01/2013 by Josh Allen
Lamar County Days contingent in Austin feeds hamburgers to lawmakers and other state officials and employees

Lamar County Days contingent in Austin feeds hamburgers to lawmakers and other state officials and employees

A large contingent of lawmakers and other state officials and employees stood in line Thursday for hamburgers cooked and served by Paris and Lamar County leaders who were at the capitol for the annual Lamar County Days. (Photo provided by Cheri Bedford, the Main Street Coordinator for the City...

03/28/2013 by Charles Richards
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