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Microsoft skips Windows 9 and announces Windows 10

Microsoft skips Windows 9 and announces Windows 10

At a small press event in San Francisco this Tuesday morning, Microsoft unveiled their latest operating system, Windows 10. What happened to Windows 9? For those of you who have been following the Windows timeline, you’ll notice that Microsoft has skipped the number 9 entirely. Terry Myerson,...

5 hours ago by eParisExtra
Lamar County Residents Enjoy the Fair

Lamar County Residents Enjoy the Fair

The Red River Valley Fair was open last week and over the weekend and enjoyed by many Lamar County Residents. Photos provided by Anna Holt ...

09/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Researchers Develop Robotic Fabric

Researchers Develop Robotic Fabric

Researchers at Purdue University are developing a robotic fabric for use in clothing and “soft” robots. Such technology could be find application in clothing that adds strength and endurance to the wearer or lightweight robots durable enough for planetary exploration in space. The robotic...

09/26/2014 by eParisExtra
Texas Songwriter U Looking for Next Great Young Songwriter

Texas Songwriter U Looking for Next Great Young Songwriter

The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association, in collaboration with country music artist Jack Ingram and The ASCAP Foundation, today launched Texas Songwriter U (TxSU). TxSU is an educational program and songwriting competition which serves to identify the best young adult songwriters in...

09/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Another Accident at FM 1497 and Loop 286

Another Accident at FM 1497 and Loop 286

The intersection of FM 1497 and Loop 286 was the site of yet another accident Tuesday evening. Paris Police report that a car driven by an 84 year old man going northbound on FM 1497 pulled out onto the loop and hit an SUV causing it to roll. The driver of the SUV was taken by ambulance to PRMC...

09/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Microsoft buys Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion

Microsoft buys Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for $2.5 billion

Microsoft announced on Monday that they will be acquiring Mojang, the studio behind the popular Minecraft computer game, for a total of $2.5 billion. Mojang will be joining Microsoft’s stable of game developers at Microsoft Studios. Along with the purchase of Mojang, Microsoft will gain the...

09/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Attorney General Ruling on the Release of PEDC Report Agrees with City

Attorney General Ruling on the Release of PEDC Report Agrees with City

eParisExtra.com received a letter today from the office of Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas, regarding a public information request to release the report from Defenbaugh & Associates on the Forensic Audit of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC). The letter was addressed...

09/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Residents Remember 9/11 with Silent Parade

Paris Residents Remember 9/11 with Silent Parade

Silent parade in memorial to the tragedy of September 11 (Photo by Josh Allen, eParisExtra) Paris remembered the 13th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 with a silent parade yesterday. Despite the rain, the parade route began at the Lamar County Fairgrounds, circled around the...

09/12/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris, Texas -- 9th Most Dangerous City in Texas?

Paris, Texas -- 9th Most Dangerous City in Texas?

Paris, Texas According to a report released by Home Security Shield and based on the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report, Paris was found to be the ninth most dangerous city in the state of Texas. Weslaco was the most dangerous city, followed by Texarkana, Lufkin, Edinburg, San Antonio,...

09/11/2014 by eParisExtra
Apple unveils the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch

Apple unveils the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch

For many months, rumors of Apple-branded large phones and smart watches ran wild on the Internet, and this Tuesday at Apple’s iPhone event, the truth has finally been revealed. Big surprise, it included a big iPhone and a smart watch! The September iPhone event was the stage debut of the...

09/10/2014 by eParisExtra
City Council Commits to Service of Residents

City Council Commits to Service of Residents

Matt Frierson, Mayor Mayor Matt Frierson called Monday night’s City Council meeting into regular session at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. After the invocation and pledge of allegiance, an open citizen’s forum was called.  Mr. Jonathan Still of...

09/09/2014 by NIck Murillo
What Does the Recent Ruling on Texas School Finance Mean for Lamar County School Districts?

What Does the Recent Ruling on Texas School Finance Mean for Lamar County School Districts?

Judge John Dietz What does the ruling last week State District Judge John Dietz’s  on  Texas’ school finance case really mean for Texas public schools and the school districts in Lamar County? Certainly the ruling from Judge Dietz, who sided with more than two thirds of Texas school...

09/04/2014 by eParisExtra
New Texas State Laws Went into Effect on Monday

New Texas State Laws Went into Effect on Monday

As of September 1, several new laws have gone into effect across Texas after being signed into law nearly a year ago. Eleven laws went into effect on Monday, but some of them will not effect Paris or Lamar County. For example, House Bill 3896; this bill pertains to taxes for the Jack County...

09/04/2014 by Nic Huber
Nintendo announces another a pair of new 3DS systems, called the “New Nintendo 3DS” and “New Nintendo 3DS XL”

Nintendo announces another a pair of new 3DS systems, called the “New Nintendo 3DS” and “New Nintendo 3DS XL”

Historically, Nintendo has always reiterated on their handhelds with constant incremental redesigns. There were at least 4 different Game Boys back in the day, and the Game Boy Advance saw no fewer than 3 revisions. So, it should be no surprise that Nintendo is adding yet another iteration to...

09/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Fundraiser in Bogata for Kason Rein Tubb

Fundraiser in Bogata for Kason Rein Tubb

Kason Rein Tubb was born May 9th, 2014 to Brian and Kimberly Tubb from Bogata, Texas.  Shortly before he was born, the doctors informed his parents that he would be a dwarf and his chance for survival would be slim, but survived he did. Shortly after he was delivered, he was also diagnosed...

09/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Republican Party Chairman puts on the Red Hat

Lamar County Republican Party Chairman puts on the Red Hat

With the upcoming November elections, the Hat sits down for a question and answer session with John Kruntorad, the Chairman of the Lamar County Republican Party. Unfortunately the Chairman did not want his picture taken in that bright red cowboy hat, so I am headless on this...

08/31/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Democratic Party Chairman puts on the Red Hat

Lamar County Democratic Party Chairman puts on the Red Hat

Gary O’Conner With the upcoming November elections, the Hat sits down for a question & answer session with Gary O’Conner, the Chairman of the Lamar County Democratic Party. Question 1: Tell us about yourself? Gary: My family moved here in 1959 from New York State when I was 14. I...

08/30/2014 by eParisExtra
Judge Rules Texas Public School Finance System Unconsitutional

Judge Rules Texas Public School Finance System Unconsitutional

Paris ISD Superintendent Paul Jones State District Court Judge John Dietz issued his final decision yesterday in the landmark public school funding trial, Texas Taxpayers & Student Fairness Coalition, et al. v. Michael Williams, et al. Judge Dietz found the system to be inequitable,...

08/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

Well here’s something very few people saw coming, and it happens to involve two things I write about very frequently! This Monday, on August 25th, online retail giant Amazon announced that they will be acquiring the popular video game streaming service Twitch for $970 million in cash. The...

08/27/2014 by eParisExtra
ALL RISE, the Honorable Judge...is in a Red Hat!

ALL RISE, the Honorable Judge...is in a Red Hat!

Judge Bill Harris Uncontested sums up election race this year for the County Court at Law Judge. The Honorable Bill Harris has gone uncontested in the GOP Primary and will be uncontested in the November General Election for the seat he currently holds. Actually, with the Honorable Eric Clifford...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra