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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

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 went to school at...

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

Judge Rules Texas Public School Finance System Unconsitutional

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, unsuitable, and inadequate in...

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!

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 out of the 6th...

08/26/2014 by eParisExtra
An example of brilliant video game marketing: P.T.

An example of brilliant video game marketing: P.T.

Last week’s instance of the annual Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany was host to a dump truck of exciting announcements in the video game world. It was your standard fair of a deluge of video game promotional media: trailers, demos and screenshots. With so many games vying for...

08/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Free Yoga Class On Trail Saturday Morning

Free Yoga Class On Trail Saturday Morning

There will be another free yoga class at the new yoga park on the Trail de Paris on Saturday, August 23, at 8am. The yoga park is located at the trail and 12th street. The 45 minute Hatha yoga class is free and is being taught by local yoga instructor Jenny Wilson. Ms. Wilson is a certified...

08/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Clerking Under the Red Hat

Clerking Under the Red Hat

Two clerks running for election this fall come under the red hat. Kathy Marlowe is the incumbent County Clerk and is running uncontested for re-election to the position that she has held for 24 years now. Shawntel Golden is currently the Chief Deputy District Clerk and is running uncontested...

08/21/2014 by eParisExtra
USB Type-C specifications finalized, which could mean no more flipping USB cables

USB Type-C specifications finalized, which could mean no more flipping USB cables

This is a common tale experienced by pretty much everyone: you try to plug a USB cable into your phone or computer, but it doesn’t seem to fit. This probably means the connector is upside down, so the obvious solution is to flip it over. Whoops, it still refuses to go in the socket. You flip...

08/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Controversial changes to Twitch video game streaming service causes panic in the online community

Controversial changes to Twitch video game streaming service causes panic in the online community

This week, the landscape of video game livestreaming radically transformed as online broadcasting giant Twitch announced and implemented some major changes to its video on demand services, including a content ID system similar to YouTube to filter out copyrighted material. What is...

08/08/2014 by eParisExtra
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

– By Josh Allen, eParisExtra.com “Silence is the loudest scream…”  – whispered by young brother and narrator of the short film Phil•a•del•phi•a. Read the article and watch the short film at the bottom of the page. A local film crew, called B160 films and...

08/07/2014 by Josh Allen
eParisExtra.com Hiring Writers

eParisExtra.com Hiring Writers

eParisExtra.com is looking for a freelance writer to cover local news in Paris Texas. The journalist will report on breaking news and take on general assignments that could cover a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: city politics, business and economic development issues, court...

08/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Spanish physicist creates color-changing ice cream

Spanish physicist creates color-changing ice cream

Manuel Linares, a 37-year-old Spanish physicist, has performed ice alchemy and created an ice cream that changes color as you eat it. The ice cream, named “Xamaleón,” after the color-shifting chameleon, slowly changes color as it melts. It goes from a periwinkle blue while being...

07/31/2014 by eParisExtra
City rejects bid for water, sewer line replacement

City rejects bid for water, sewer line replacement

The Paris City Council has rejected the only bid it received for replacement of water and sewer lines in west Paris. The bid of $7.4 million came from Speiss Construction Co. for 54,000 feet (about 10 miles) of water and sewer line replacement. Consulting firm AECOM recommended rejecting the...

07/30/2014 by Jeff Parish
City attorney retains job by one vote

City attorney retains job by one vote

City Attorney Kent McIlyar came within one vote of losing his job Monday. “I’m not very happy with the performance of the city attorney in the last few months. I have multiple concerns, which include not representing the council as a whole and not giving documents to council members,”...

07/28/2014 by Jeff Parish
'Conflict Resolution' by Ayesha Shafiq

'Conflict Resolution' by Ayesha Shafiq

“Bringing a problem to resolution and closure through continued discussion and compromise is an honorable act as it shows respect for the needs of both partners.”   – Lynne Namka. Conflict is a situation created in almost everyday life. Not all people are alike and not every...

07/26/2014 by Josh Allen
Apple granted patent for “iTime” smartwatch

Apple granted patent for “iTime” smartwatch

With companies like Samsung and Google hopping aboard the “wearable” train, people have been wondering when Apple will get a ticket to ride, too. Rumors of an Apple “iWatch” go as far back as February of last year when Bloomberg reported that Apple had a team of 100 designers...

07/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Journalist’s experiment to prove that passwords are dying goes horribly wrong

Journalist’s experiment to prove that passwords are dying goes horribly wrong

Wall Street Journal journalist Christopher Mims attempted to prove the dwindling importance of passwords by giving out his Twitter password to the public. The results were not what he expected. Mims claimed that passwords as a form of authentication were becoming obsolete by heralding...

07/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Weekend Events for the Family

Weekend Events for the Family

This weekend there are many family activities to choose from here in Paris. For those who enjoy monster trucks, there is a Monster Truck Rally at the Paris Rodeo Arena. The gates open at 6pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children. Those looking for a bit...

07/18/2014 by eParisExtra
PRMC microbiology supervisor says farewell after 45 years

PRMC microbiology supervisor says farewell after 45 years

Friday was Dana Hoog’s last day as supervisor of the microbiology lab at Paris Regional Medical Center after 45 years on the job. “One day, I decided it was time,” she said. “I’m ready to do something else. I like to work in the yard, and I’ve got other projects I’d like to...

07/18/2014 by Jeff Parish