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Microsoft’s HoloLens to introduce holographic computing to Windows 10

Microsoft’s HoloLens to introduce holographic computing to Windows 10

When you think of holograms today, your mind is probably flooded with visions of creepy electronic music artist revivals like Michael Jackson and Tupac or the digital pop princess Hatsune Miku. At Microsoft’s Windows 10 media briefing this week, Microsoft wants you to embrace a more...

01/24/2015 by eParisExtra
New Restuarant Coming to Downtown Paris

New Restuarant Coming to Downtown Paris

Downtown Paris will soon have a new restaurant!  Perry’s Off The Square will be opening on Tuesday, February 10th in the space that formerly held Bois D’Arc Restaurant. Perry’s Off the Square head Chef Michael Perry says the menu “will be an upscale dining experience...

01/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Free Tax Prep Being Offered by United Way

Free Tax Prep Being Offered by United Way

Once again, the United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is offering free tax service to those who qualify. Households who earned less than $52,000 last year, may qualify for the free IRS-certified tax service. VITA volunteers will be available on Saturdays from...

01/20/2015 by eParisExtra
MOVIE REVIEW: American Sniper

MOVIE REVIEW: American Sniper

The story of Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, in American Sniper, cinematically rings true the soldier’s and his family’s struggle with life, death, and the space between. The portrayal of the most lethal sniper in American history is so seamless, it’s difficult to see where Bradley...

01/19/2015 by NIck Murillo
Dish's Sling TV service aimed at cable-cutters to “watch TV anywhere”

Dish's Sling TV service aimed at cable-cutters to “watch TV anywhere”

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Dish unveiled a new online streaming service that’s been in development for years: Sling TV. Essentially, Sling TV allows you to watch TV almost anywhere on almost anything for only $20 a month, without a cable subscription. With a $20 Sling TV...

01/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Project Pedal On: Local Student Addresses Paris City Council

Project Pedal On: Local Student Addresses Paris City Council

Paris Jr. High student, Sahil Prakash presented a bicycle awareness project to the Paris City Council Monday night.  In an effort to make Paris a more bike-friendly town, Prakash spoke about Project Pedal On. Prakash began, “This year my goal is to get more people on bikes.  Project Pedal...

01/14/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Calls Special Meeting to Request the Original Preliminary Report from Defenbaugh

PEDC Calls Special Meeting to Request the Original Preliminary Report from Defenbaugh

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has called a Special Meeting for Friday, January 16, 2015 at 9am. The PEDC Board will be discussing and possibly taking action on requesting copies of the preliminary reports from City Attorney Kent McIlyar (pictured right) that were submitted...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for Monday January 26th

Storm Spotter Training Program Scheduled for Monday January 26th

By North and Central Texas standards, 2014 was an extremely quiet severe weather season. For the second time in three years, April 3rd was the big day, with tornadoes and extremely large hail from Denton to near Sulphur Springs causing over 500 million dollars’ worth of damage. The National...

01/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Lamar Electric Makes Preparations for Possible Winter Weather this Weekend

Lamar Electric Makes Preparations for Possible Winter Weather this Weekend

Lamar Electric works hard to keep the power on for its customers, but severe weather can sometimes put us in the dark. Friday, Lamar Electric held a meeting with their employees to ensure the proper preparations have taken place in the event Lamar, Delta, and Red River counties could experience...

01/09/2015 by eParisExtra
THE PARIS FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE REMINDS BUILDING OWNERS OF COLD WEATHER PRECAUTIONS FOR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

THE PARIS FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE REMINDS BUILDING OWNERS OF COLD WEATHER PRECAUTIONS FOR SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

As temperatures repeatedly drop below freezing, the Paris Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding building owners of the importance of taking steps to prevent freeze-ups of water-based fire protection systems, such as automatic fire sprinkler systems. Designers and installers of sprinkler systems...

01/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Detecting Counterfeit Money

Detecting Counterfeit Money

In the past several weeks there have been several attempts by people trying to use counterfeit or “fake” bills here in Paris. All business owners and employees who suspect they are being given a phony bill should call the police. To detect counterfeit money you can use several...

01/07/2015 by eParisExtra
New Texas Laws that took Effect Jan. 1

New Texas Laws that took Effect Jan. 1

Only a handful of new Texas laws went into effect on New Year’s Day. These measures address judicial issues, the franchise tax, pediatric extended-care centers, and motorcycle requirements. House Bill 62 bars a Texas judge from having a significant interest in a business that might own,...

01/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Warning of Scams in Northeast Texas

Warning of Scams in Northeast Texas

The Paris PD are warning of a telephone scam involving a New York telephone number and a claim of a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. A woman informed the Paris Police that she received a phone call where the caller told her she won $875,000 and a new car. She was given a claim number and...

01/02/2015 by eParisExtra
Make Yoga #1 on New Year's Resolution List

Make Yoga #1 on New Year's Resolution List

Most Americans who make New Year’s resolutions put losing weight/getting healthy on the top of the list. Unfortunately, most people don’t keep their resolutions. But a great way to both lose weight and be in overall better health, which includes less stress and better health that...

01/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Happy New Year from eParisExtra.com!

Happy New Year from eParisExtra.com!

From all of us at eParisExtra.com wishing you and your family a very happy and safe New Year! ...

01/01/2015 by eParisExtra
The Top 10 Video Games of 2014

The Top 10 Video Games of 2014

2014 wasn’t exactly the most exciting year of video games. I ended up not writing very many reviews as there just weren’t that many that piqued my interest. In some ways, this year in gaming has actually been pretty bad, with games like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Halo: The Masterchief...

12/31/2014 by eParisExtra
Cold, Wet Weather expected for New Year's

Cold, Wet Weather expected for New Year's

An artic cold front is moving into Northeast Texas this evening, with freezing temperatures overnight and a 20% chance of precipitation, leading to a wintry mix in the forecast. Rain and Freezing Rain is expected tomorrow (90% chance of rain), which could possibly lead to ice on the roads....

12/31/2014 by eParisExtra
Ten Biggest Stories of 2014

Ten Biggest Stories of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we here at eParisExtra.com like to take a look back at the biggest stories of the year on our website. First, we want to say thank you to our readers, as well as our contributors and advertisers, for making this the biggest year ever for eParisExtra.com.  As of...

12/27/2014 by eParisExtra
Movie Theatre in Sherman Showing

Movie Theatre in Sherman Showing "The Interview"

Residents of Lamar County can drive to Sherman to see the now infamous movie “The Interview.” The movie has garnered international headlines after Sony pulled the film from release, due to concerns of acts of terrorism from North Korea after hackers targeted Sony Pictures. The plot...

12/26/2014 by eParisExtra
PCT's Raise the Roof Campaign Still Seeking Donations

PCT's Raise the Roof Campaign Still Seeking Donations

Early this year, the Paris Community Theatre launched a “Raise the Roof” campagin for PCT’s building repairs, specifically to repair the roofs of the Plaza Theatre and the PCT Brown Centre for Creative Arts. The Board of Directors recently learned that the Plaza roof is built...

12/24/2014 by eParisExtra