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J.B. - the modern retelling of the biblical story of Job - premieres at PCT this weekend

J.B. - the modern retelling of the biblical story of Job - premieres at PCT this weekend

Nickles (left), played by Jess Micah Halbert, takes on the role of Satan as Mr. Zuss (right), played by Mike Risinger, assumes the role of God in the play-within-a-play retelling of the biblical story of the faithfulness of Job. Paris Community Theatre will premiere its rendition of the classic...

09/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris PD sends undercover officers out for tobacco sting operation

Paris PD sends undercover officers out for tobacco sting operation

The Paris Police Department recently completed a sting operation to combat the sale of tobacco products to minors, finding a 33% illegal sale rate in Paris against a 10% average for the rest of the state, according to Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley. The investigation began on June 30 and...

08/28/2014 by Josh Allen
Artistic murals spice up the look of downtown area

Artistic murals spice up the look of downtown area

Paris native, college student and visual artist, August Hunt, has recently added three large photograph-murals to the downtown area, bringing both an artistic look and some Paris history for locals and visitors to enjoy.   One of the new murals in the downtown area shows a picture of the...

08/26/2014 by Josh Allen
Help build Veterans Memorial with a chance to win a 1960 T-Bird

Help build Veterans Memorial with a chance to win a 1960 T-Bird

You can buy yourself a chance to win a fully restored, 1960 Ford Thunderbird, while helping to build the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, in the organization’s raffle that will be drawn for in November. You can purchase as many tickets as you want — the more you get,...

08/24/2014 by Josh Allen
One injured after truck crashes into building

One injured after truck crashes into building

A truck crashed into the building that houses On-Call Home Health, Paris Glam, Super Tan and other businesses on N. Collegiate today between 12-1 p.m., after leaving the roadway and hitting two parked cars. At the time of the wreck, emergency personnel at the scene said that it was unclear...

08/22/2014 by Josh Allen
World renowned Christian educator, missionary and speaker to be in Paris on August 28

World renowned Christian educator, missionary and speaker to be in Paris on August 28

For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. — 1 Corinthians 2:2 Margaret Ashmore (Photo from www.margaretashmore.com) Those are the first words at the top of Margaret Ashmore‘s website and are the words that she conducts her life by —...

08/16/2014 by Josh Allen
New Hope Center of Paris releases 2014 resident 'Wish List'

New Hope Center of Paris releases 2014 resident 'Wish List'

The New Hope Center of Paris continues to grow and carry out their mission of providing transitional shelter to homeless men, women and children. With their new and improved shelter at 4th and Sherman St., they have the capability of housing many more than ever before, allowing them to address...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Update: Sheriff identifies victim of deadly fire at PJ Trailers

Update: Sheriff identifies victim of deadly fire at PJ Trailers

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass has released the findings of the Medical Examiner, after the victim’s body from the PJ Trailers fire (Click for more info) was sent for a forensic autopsy. The Medical Examiner has identified the deceased person found in the PJ Trailers plant as Jorge...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Weekend weather report

Weekend weather report

As it has been these last few days, meteorologists predict that Paris should prepare for a hot weekend ahead, as high temperatures near the 100° F mark, the heat index will likely make it feel like triple digits. Today may be the coolest we see (technically, it’s doubtful that it will...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Homelessness coalition continues steadfast mission to help those in need

Homelessness coalition continues steadfast mission to help those in need

In the summer of 2013, a unique group of organizations joined forces in order to provide assistance and aid to those individuals affected by homelessness. In the year’s time since the different organizations came together for the good of service — all specializing in different...

08/15/2014 by Josh Allen
Sheriff releases statement concerning investigation into deadly fire at PJ Trailers

Sheriff releases statement concerning investigation into deadly fire at PJ Trailers

Workers at PJ Trailers look on with dismay, as firefighters fight a large fire that took the life of one and severely damaged the manufacturing area of the trailer company. (eParisExtra photo by Josh Allen) Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass released a statement this morning concerning the...

08/14/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris National All-Stars eliminated from Dixie Youth World Series

Paris National All-Stars eliminated from Dixie Youth World Series

Daniel Blackmon winds up for a pitch in the 2014 Dixie Youth World Series, where Paris ultimately lost to North Carolina and were eliminated, but remain Paris’ youngest team to win the Texas state title. (Submitted Photo) The National All-Stars team from Paris was eliminated Tuesday from...

08/14/2014 by Josh Allen
Sheriff's detectives arrest teen for burglary of Chicota Baptist Church

Sheriff's detectives arrest teen for burglary of Chicota Baptist Church

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an 18-year old in connection with an investigation into the burglary of the Chicota Baptist Church, according to Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass. Seqouyah Trey Bailey, 18 (Sheriff’s dept. photo) On July 30, the sheriff’s office...

08/12/2014 by Josh Allen
Free summer concert this weekend

Free summer concert this weekend

Local band, Blackland, will be performing a free concert on Saturday, August 16, on the lawn of the assisted living facility, Lamar Place (formerly Paris Oaks), for the residents and anyone else in the community that wants to come and enjoy. “When we decided to put this event on, we...

08/12/2014 by Josh Allen
Benefit for Robert Forsyth to be held Sunday, August 17

Benefit for Robert Forsyth to be held Sunday, August 17

Longtime Paris community member, Robert D. Forsyth, has been recently diagnosed with a terminal disease, and hist family and friends have put together a benefit in his honor and to raise funds to help with the medical expenses that come with such a tragic diagnosis. “He [Robert] has been a...

08/10/2014 by Josh Allen
Premier Home Care & Hospice occupies former R3bi building

Premier Home Care & Hospice occupies former R3bi building

A long-time business member of the Paris community has made the former R3bi building, which was vacant for only several months, their new headquarters of operations. “We love the facility and are so glad that we were able to obtain such a nice building,” CEO and owner, Jeanna Smith,...

08/08/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris film crew's short film named finalist in three categories at national contest

Paris film crew's short film named finalist in three categories at national contest

Screenwriter and director, Broadway, looks at a camera shot from one viewpoint during the shooting of Phil.a.del.phi.a. – By Josh Allen, eParisExtra.com “Silence is the loudest scream…”  – whispered by young brother and narrator of the short film...

08/07/2014 by Josh Allen
Music on Main -

Music on Main - "Party on the Plaza" Saturday

Tonight you can enjoy music by the Brick Road Bluegrass Band and another local bluegrass band, who will be performing for the Paris Downtown Association’s Music on Main – “Party on the Plaza” tonight on the Culbertson Fountain in Historical Downtown Paris. The event...

08/02/2014 by Josh Allen
Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

Local church hosts Vacation Bible School at George Wright homes

The Paris Biker Church is extending their mission to the George Wright homes over the next few days by offering Vacation Bible School to children at 6 p.m. each evening through Saturday. The VBS started on Wednesday, and the first night’s turnout was good (approximately 30...

08/01/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross of Lamar County encourages community to help send holiday cards to our troops

Red Cross of Lamar County encourages community to help send holiday cards to our troops

The Red Cross chapter of Lamar County kicked off its inaugural “Holiday Mail for Heroes: Messages from Home” campaign last week, beginning an effort to get the community involved in sending cheerful holiday cards to active-duty soldiers during the coming holiday season. Female soldiers...

07/31/2014 by Josh Allen