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Groundbreaking Ceremony Downtown Community Park

Groundbreaking Ceremony Downtown Community Park

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 322 Lamar Avenue First United Methodist Church is pleased to announce a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the new Downtown Community Park at 322 Lamar Avenue on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9:00...

07/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Reno May Terminate City Secretary

Reno May Terminate City Secretary

The Reno City Council added an agenda item late Friday afternoon to a Special Called Meeting to be held Monday, July 20th to possibly terminate the city secretary. The agenda item reads as follows:  Discuss/Take Action on City Secretary- Job description, Job performance, job responsibilities,...

07/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies at 55

On July 11, Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, passed away at the age of 55, a victim of cancer. The following days have been full of mourning for one of the most influential people in the video game industry. Despite the fact that many had probably never even met the man in person, his...

07/15/2015 by eParisExtra
A Vacation in Paris, Texas

A Vacation in Paris, Texas

  The dog days of summer are upon us. Perhaps you have already taken your vacation or maybe one is not planned for this summer. You can still live like a tourist in your own home town. According to Trip Advisor the top tourist attractions right here in Paris, TX are: #1  The Paris Texas...

07/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Hopes for a Calm PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

Hopes for a Calm PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

From left: Ray Banks, Angie Corbell, and Richard Manning The first regular monthly board meeting of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) under the new chair, Richard Manning, and new member Ray Banks is on Tuesday, July 14th at 4pm. At a special meeting last week to elect new...

07/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Tankersley Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

Tankersley Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

Audy Tankersley, 61, who hit and killed Mendy Williams, 40, of Blossom last month has been charged with Intoxication Manslaugther. On June 9th, Tankersley left the Sun Valley Liquor Store where he struck a vehicle, he was arrested on June 13th on hit and run charges stemming from this...

07/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Swim Meet Results from Saturday July 4th

Paris Swim Meet Results from Saturday July 4th

While parade goers waved flags on Saturday, one group of kids were making a splash at the Paris Aquatic Center. The PAC Attack swim team hosted a meet with competitors traveling from outside of Paris, including teams from Carrolton and Commerce. Swimmers of a variety of age groups...

07/07/2015 by eParisExtra
My Square Lady, a robotic opera starring an actual robot

My Square Lady, a robotic opera starring an actual robot

A peculiar performance has recently hit the stage at Berlin’s Komische Oper in Germany. My Square Lady will treat viewers to 2 hours and 45 minutes of a shuffling, singing robot, sharing the spotlight with its live human co-stars. The German/British art collective known as Gob Squad...

07/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage

The United States Supreme Court has just released its ruling on Same Sex Marriage, upholding the right for all couples to marry in all fifty states. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is warning Texas County Clerks not to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples until he has had the...

06/26/2015 by eParisExtra
E3 2015: Big news from the Big 3 in the world of video games

E3 2015: Big news from the Big 3 in the world of video games

If you’re a fan of digital entertainment, last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) probably dominated your attention. Over the three days of the show (and the days leading up to it), E3 exploded with an overwhelming amount of new information in the electronic entertainment space:...

06/24/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Appoints New Board Members

City Council Appoints New Board Members

During its regular meeting on Monday, the City Council appointed new members for the various boards and committees operating within the city of Paris. The Airport Board saw the appointment of Tim Bullock, Anna Spencer, and Paula Portugal while Patsy Daniels filled the vacant position on the...

06/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Are women leaders changing the paradigm of leadership?

Are women leaders changing the paradigm of leadership?

“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.” –Unknown Women have always been leaders. Every time you look around. From being a housewife whether it is bringing the family together or being a CEO in the outside world. They continue to...

06/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Driver Arrested

Driver Arrested

Audy Kevin Tankersley, 61, of Blossom was arrested in Plano on Thursday. On Tuesday Tankersley caused two separate accidents, minutes apart, on US Highway 82.  A warrant was issued for the first accident when Tankersley, coming out of the Sun Valley Liquor Store parking lot, hit a car and...

06/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Apple’s WWDC 2015 Event: iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2, and Apple Music

Apple’s WWDC 2015 Event: iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2, and Apple Music

This June was the month of Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference. Much of the event was dedicated to showcasing software updates to existing devices: brand new operating systems for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. WWDC is also where Apple chose to unveil its long-rumored...

06/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Municipal Band First Concert Friday

Paris Municipal Band First Concert Friday

The Paris Municipal Band will be holding its first concert this Friday evening at 8:30pm in Bywaters Park. The concert will include music from David Holsinger and Karl King  as well as John Philip Sousa. All concerts are free. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. In case of rain,...

06/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Google patents AI technology to analyze photos of food for calorie content

Google patents AI technology to analyze photos of food for calorie content

Since the advent of social media and camera phones, people have had a peculiar fascination with taking pictures of their meals, applying an unappetizing photo filter, and posting them to Instagram, perhaps in an effort to incite jealousy of whatever delicious confection that they are about to...

06/04/2015 by eParisExtra
PJH students are superior at Middle School Solo and Ensemble Contest

PJH students are superior at Middle School Solo and Ensemble Contest

Sixteen Paris Junior High choir students competed in the Middle School Solo and Ensemble Contest and earned a 1 or a “Superior” rating on their solos. Hunter Sitz is PJH choir director and Jan Blize is PHS Choir Director.  They are accompanied and assisted by Dottie Billman. Photographed...

05/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Apple rumored to be working on 12-inch “iPad Pro” with “split screen” functionality

Apple rumored to be working on 12-inch “iPad Pro” with “split screen” functionality

9to5Mac, a reputable Apple news source, reports that Apple is working on a new 12-inch iPad, a considerable size upgrade from the current 9.7-inch iPad Air. Codenamed “J98” and “J99” (differentiated as the “Wi-Fi” and “cellular” models) these rumored new models are referred to...

05/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Ultra HD Blu-ray discs coming later this year

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs coming later this year

Just this year, I finally started building up my Blu-ray collection, despite having had a Blu-ray player in my PlayStation 3 for several years. The collection currently sits at 5 Schwarzenegger movies and a Studio Ghibli film. And, just my luck, I might have to rebuild this “vast”...

05/20/2015 by eParisExtra
First Annual Leadership Lamar County Golf Tournament a Success

First Annual Leadership Lamar County Golf Tournament a Success

Although the golf course was a little soggy yesterday, the sun was shining and the first annual Leadership Lamar County Golf Tournament held at the Paris Golf and Country Club was a success. First place was won by the team from Drake Construction, pictured right. Second Place was won by Clay...

05/12/2015 by eParisExtra