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Local esthetician offers alternatives to medical skincare treatment

Local esthetician offers alternatives to medical skincare treatment

Few things are more important in terms of how we define physical beauty than our skin. Whether our skin is oily or dry; whether there are some pimples or wrinkles we’d prefer to not have, the state of our skin has the power to make or break our self-confidence. Hundreds, if not thousands, of...

07/07/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Chamber of Commerce unveils new

Chamber of Commerce unveils new "Trolley de Paris"

Tuesday, May 27th, was an eventful day for the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and Paris Visitors & Convention Council. Attendees of last month’s “Live at Five” event (which lasted from 5-6:30 p.m.) were in for a special treat as soon as they arrived at the Love Civic...

06/02/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Lamar County Spring Trash-Off this Saturday

Lamar County Spring Trash-Off this Saturday

Judge Superville stands in front of a pile of tires collected from last year’s Trash-Off. Photo provided by Jimmy Don Nicholson. It’s that time of year once again! Step away from your calendar, you didn’t forget a holiday (though, just in case you did, Easter is on Sunday!). Rather,...

04/17/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Sandy Creek Bridge on CR 16590 to be dedicated in honor of Duane Allen, lead singer of The Oak Ridge Boys

Sandy Creek Bridge on CR 16590 to be dedicated in honor of Duane Allen, lead singer of The Oak Ridge Boys

Final drawing plan of the plaque, as provided by the Southwell Co. The Big Sandy Creek Bridge over County Road 16590 will soon receive a new name. On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 15th, the bridge will be officially renamed and dedicated in honor of country music artist and Taylortown native,...

04/12/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Lamar County Junior Livestock Association celebrates 46th anniversary with ribbon cutting event

Lamar County Junior Livestock Association celebrates 46th anniversary with ribbon cutting event

Yesterday was certainly a day to remember for the Lamar County Junior Livestock Association. Not only did it mark the organization’s 46th anniversary, but it was also officially welcomed as a new member of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. The ceremony was held in the Coliseum at the Red...

04/11/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Olive Paris promises the freshest olive oil from around the globe

Olive Paris promises the freshest olive oil from around the globe

Olive oil has become more or less a household staple due to its numerous uses and health benefits. When used properly, it can help put moisture back in your skin and hair, remove paint and makeup, and polish furniture. When ingested, it has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol, decrease...

04/08/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Southwestern Watercolor Society Art Show opens at Plaza Gallery

Southwestern Watercolor Society Art Show opens at Plaza Gallery

SWS Logo Paris is filled with picturesque locations and scenery, just waiting to be painted. While location is essential for painting a work of art, perhaps what’s most important is the artist’s ability to capture and showcase the beauty of any location. Whether you possess a love...

03/06/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Texas Oncology's Dana Rosencranz receives award for leadership in medical physics

Texas Oncology's Dana Rosencranz receives award for leadership in medical physics

Dr. Rosencranz Texas Oncology-Paris physicist Dana Rosencranz, Ph.D, DABR, recently received the Medical Dosimetry & Physics Award, a prestigious award for outstanding achievement in radiation oncology and diagnostic imaging from Texas Oncology/McKesson Specialty Health. The award...

03/06/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Paris hosts Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Paris hosts Emergency Preparedness Exercise

This week, Paris played host to the Northeast Texas Emergency Management and Healthcare Conference. Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday and finishing on Wednesday afternoon, the conference included several classes and presentations, addressing topics such as mass fatality, trauma basics and disaster...

02/27/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Natural stone three bed, two-and-a-half bath on 4.86 acres in Powderly

Natural stone three bed, two-and-a-half bath on 4.86 acres in Powderly

Come & Take a Look at this Gorgeous, Natural Stone 3 bedroom, 2 & half bath home tucked away on nearly 5 acres in the NLISD & only 8 miles from town! Airy floor plan great for regular entertaining or family-get-togethers. Home features a Cook ‘s dream kitchen with tons of...

02/05/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Library home to a little HOPE for cancer patients

Library home to a little HOPE for cancer patients

Paris Public Library is home to a source of cancer information designed to offer patients a little hope. Crockett Intermediate School sixth grader Madeline Petrikas officially opened the first informational kiosk for Project HOPE in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday as part of National Cancer...

02/05/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Corner lot listed on SW 18th Street

Corner lot listed on SW 18th Street

Fantastic Brick Home on Corner Lot in Excellent Condition! Comfortable three bedrooms, one and a half bath home located conveniently in the PISD. Roomy kitchen with cooktop, oven, microwave, and dishwasher. Den/dining room combination with a huge formal living room. Sunny sunroom great for...

02/04/2014 by Courtney McNeal
12 acres for sale in NLISD

12 acres for sale in NLISD

Need a County Setting Not too Far From Town? Come and take a look at 12 prime acres located in northern Lamar County. Wooded setting on sandy loam soil in the North Lamar ISD. North, south, and west sides of acreage are fenced. Utilities at the road. Approximately 326 feet of paved county road...

02/03/2014 by Courtney McNeal
PJC audience enlightened with historic forts facts, photos

PJC audience enlightened with historic forts facts, photos

Beautiful photographs of Texas frontier forts were presented Monday by historian Derrick Birdsall in the Paris Junior College Rheudasil Learning Center. PJC’s two-year college honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, sponsored the program. Birdsall traveled around the state to ten historic forts and...

02/03/2014 by Courtney McNeal
PCT to perform

PCT to perform "Butterflies Are Free"

(L to R) Director Mike Pickering, Austen Naron, Leah Maxson, and Derek Dackus In one way or another, most people can relate to the desire for independence. Paris Community Theatre’s newest production, titled Butterflies Are Free, brings these feelings onto the stage in a heartwarming story of...

01/14/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Updated three bed, two bath in Powderly

Updated three bed, two bath in Powderly

Room for everything in this move-in ready home. Updated kitchen with new cabinets, dishwasher & microwave. Large bedrooms with ample storage, split bedrooms. New Laminate floors in Kitchen/breakfast/utility areas. Metal roof replaced in 2005. Central H/A & space heater for backup heat....

01/01/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Obituaries for Wednesday, January 1

Obituaries for Wednesday, January 1

Patsy Dean Slayden, 69, of Mesquite passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in Paris. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 4, 2014 in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Restland Cemetery in Roxton....

01/01/2014 by Courtney McNeal
Three bedroom, two bathroom house listed in Blossom

Three bedroom, two bathroom house listed in Blossom

SOLID HOME ON CORNER LOT, LARGER TREE SHADED LOT WITH SHOP IN THE BACK, PRIVACY FENCED YARD, COVERED PATIO, CLEAN, PRICED TO SELL. For more information, click on the photos or contact Carolyn Whelchel. ...

12/31/2013 by Courtney McNeal
Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests, bookings Dec. 30-31

Lamar County Sheriff’s Department arrests, bookings Dec. 30-31

Merlie James King, 63, Public Intoxication w/3 Prior Convictions Ernesto B Torres, 73, Assault Causing Bodily Injury-Family Member Robin Shetters, 29, Theft of Property >=$1,500<$20K Ricky Songer, 22, Judgement NISI- Assault Causing Bodily Injury Robert Lowell Woolsby, 34, Speeding Geno...

12/31/2013 by Courtney McNeal
Paris PD arrests for Monday, Dec. 30

Paris PD arrests for Monday, Dec. 30

Cheyenne De’Lynne Farris, 20, Possession of Marijuana < 2 Oz Chadlee Wayne Mitchell, 21, Possession of Marijuana < 2 Oz Shataria Shankell Williams, 22, Failure to Display Driver’s License ...

12/31/2013 by Courtney McNeal