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PRMC leadership cooks & serves food to staff to recognize National Hospital Week

PRMC leadership cooks & serves food to staff to recognize National Hospital Week

In recognition of National Hospital Week, the Paris Regional Medical Center leadership and administration got together to cook and serve meals to their staff. They served grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken meals in appreciation of all staffs’ hard work.  This took place on the North...

05/17/2013 by Josh Allen
R3bi director 'shocked' by legality question

R3bi director 'shocked' by legality question

A question about whether the Paris Economic Development Corp. can legally fund the local business incubator came as a surprise to its director. Hank Betke “I was shocked,” said Hank Betke, executive director of the Red River Region Business Incubator. “This came out of the blue.” The...

05/16/2013 by Jeff Parish
LMS Restoration awards scholarship to North Lamar senior

LMS Restoration awards scholarship to North Lamar senior

North Lamar High School senior, Jessica Roberts, has been awarded the LMS Restoration scholarship for 2013. Don Preston, owner of LMS Restoration, is shown presenting the company’s 2013 scholarship to North Lamar senior, Jessica Roberts. Applicants were considered based on grade performance,...

05/16/2013 by Josh Allen
Red River Business Incubator - Brown Bag Seminar for May

Red River Business Incubator - Brown Bag Seminar for May

Promoting your business series continues! New Millennium Marketing:  Leveraging the internet and social media to grow your business Greg Wilson of Hometown Web Media presents the Brown Bag Seminar in May. When advertising your business, have you considered who the new generation of customers...

05/13/2013 by Charles Richards
Paris Optical receives first Building Improvement Grant check for preservation efforts

Paris Optical receives first Building Improvement Grant check for preservation efforts

Dr. Colton Wicks and wife, Dr. Katie Wicks were the recipients of the first awarded BIG (Building Improvement Grant) check for their historic preservation efforts at their Paris Optical office downtown – 15 E. Plaza. The Building Improvement Grant was made possible by the efforts of the...

05/13/2013 by Josh Allen
Lamar National Ranks in 2012 Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks

Lamar National Ranks in 2012 Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks

Seifried & Brew LLC, a community bank risk management firm, named Lamar National Bank in its 2012 Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks. To gain entry into this distinguished ranking, the Bank demonstrated exemplary performance of balancing risk and reward based on the Bank’s S&B...

05/06/2013 by eParisExtra
Ballard Insurance Agency wins R3bi's April Business of the Month

Ballard Insurance Agency wins R3bi's April Business of the Month

April’s Business of the Month award goes to Ballard Insurance Agency. Chad Johnston won the $500 for nominating Ballard Insurance. East Texas Broadcasting and the Paris EDC were sponsors this month. Pictured, from left: Shannon Jones of the PEDC, Chad Johnston works at Campbell...

05/06/2013 by Josh Allen
Peoples Bank Ranked in the 2012 Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks

Peoples Bank Ranked in the 2012 Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks

Seifried & Brew LLC, a community bank risk management firm, named Peoples Bank in its 2012 Top 15th Percentile of Community Banks. To gain entry into this distinguished ranking, the Bank demonstrated exemplary performance of balancing risk and reward based on the Bank’s S&B Total...

04/30/2013 by eParisExtra
Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Personal Assistant needed to organize and help. Basic computer skills needed, good with organization. We are ready to pay $630 per week.  Interested person should contact: erijacok@gmail.com Local Advertising Sales Rep wanted.  Flexible hours.  Outgoing, motivated personality. Interested...

04/30/2013 by eParisExtra
Biotech facility put on hold for Paris

Biotech facility put on hold for Paris

Biotech firm Triton has decided not to build a new manufacturing center in Paris. The company announced last August that it was looking for a site to build on. Triton was to build a multimillion-dollar facility to use algae to produce a protein known as milk amyloid A, frequently just called...

04/23/2013 by Jeff Parish
PRMC celebrates 58th year of service for Volunteer Auxiliary Program

PRMC celebrates 58th year of service for Volunteer Auxiliary Program

The Paris Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary celebrates its 58th year of service. The program started in 1955 as a means to raise funds for the hospital. What started with selling gift wrapping and cakes downtown has since grown too become a very important part of Paris Regional. On...

04/22/2013 by Josh Allen
Hastings to close within two months

Hastings to close within two months

Signs and even a large banner announce the Hastings Entertainment store at 3518 Lamar Ave. is set to close by June 12. Sales are under way to clear out books, movies and other merchandise. Be sure to watch eParis Extra! for more information as it becomes available. ...

04/18/2013 by eParisExtra
Paris Jazzercise Fitness Center earns Premier Center Designation

Paris Jazzercise Fitness Center earns Premier Center Designation

The Jazzercise Paris Fitness Center in Paris, Texas is proud to announce it has achieved the coveted Premier Center designation by meeting all of Jazzercise, Inc.’s quality facility standards and customer convenience guidelines. Inside the Jazzercise Paris Fitness Center. In order to achieve...

04/15/2013 by Josh Allen
Signs of progress everywhere in Paris...here's a look at some changes happening NOW!; Click for gallery

Signs of progress everywhere in Paris...here's a look at some changes happening NOW!; Click for gallery

Adjacent to Rusty Taco’s in the Towne Center Plaza at Lamar Avenue and East Loop 286 is the store being readied for Schlotzsky’s. The signage just went up, and furniture is inside as workers are getting the store prepared for opening. (eParisExtra.com photo by Charles...

04/12/2013 by Charles Richards
WingStop is coming to Paris

WingStop is coming to Paris

After seeing how well business took off for Rusty Taco, franchise partner Jeff Wortham has plans to bring a new WingStop location to Paris as well. Wortham, who is also Area Director for the Rusty Taco franchise, has just signed a lease at the former CiCi’s Pizza location at 3955 Lamar...

04/12/2013 by eParisExtra
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