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Apple’s October 2014 Event: iPad Air 2, Retina 5K iMac, iPad Mini 3, and OS X Yosemite

Apple’s October 2014 Event: iPad Air 2, Retina 5K iMac, iPad Mini 3, and OS X Yosemite

On Thursday, Apple unleashed a mix of new software and hardware upon an audience of press at Apple’s campus in Cupertino, California. Among the new announcements were 2 new iPads, a stunningly high-resolution 5K iMac, and a refresh on the Mac Mini. Software iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1, the first of three...

10/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

Paris A21 A-Team to host a 'Walk for Freedom' tomorrow

The Paris A21 A-Team will host a Walk for Freedom this Saturday, October 18, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Downtown Plaza to raise awareness for the awful crime of human-trafficking. The A21 Campaign is a non-profit organization that works to end human trafficking, abolishing the injustice in the...

10/17/2014 by Josh Allen
The Latest on the Ebola Crisis...

The Latest on the Ebola Crisis...

The epicenter of the Ebola virus crisis in the United States is in Dallas and that fact has many North Texas communities, including Paris, on edge. Federal health officials have been called to testify before a Congressional committee in Washington D.C. today on the Ebola crisis  and Dallas...

10/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Second Heath Care Worker in Dallas With Ebola

Second Heath Care Worker in Dallas With Ebola

Health Officials announced that a second Texas health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the Ebola virus.  The female hospital staff worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died last week from the disease, has yet to be...

10/15/2014 by eParisExtra
REVIEW: Vib-Ribbon (PlayStation 3, Vita, PlayStation Portable)

REVIEW: Vib-Ribbon (PlayStation 3, Vita, PlayStation Portable)

At E3 this year, one tiny cult classic PlayStation game had a large stage presence at Sony’s press conference. Sony Computer Entertainment of America president Shawn Layden took the stage to wax nostalgic on Vib-Ribbon, a 15-year-old PS1 game that Layden had a personal investment in back when...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Local physicians to give away safety helmets to children

Local physicians to give away safety helmets to children

The physicians of Lamar County want to help ensure the safety of local children by giving away free safety helmets Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Paris Family Fun Center, 2625 Spur 139, Paris. The Lamar Delta County Medical Society safety helmet giveaway is part of a...

10/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Red Cross Continues to Grow Lamar County Chapter

Red Cross Continues to Grow Lamar County Chapter

The Lamar County Red Cross is one of the last single county Red Crosses in the United States. Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Northeast Texas, John Davis, attributes the unique standing to local support and interest. The Lamar County Red Cross Chapter was chartered in the early...

10/09/2014 by NIck Murillo
'Light It Pink Paris' fundraiser on Monday night

'Light It Pink Paris' fundraiser on Monday night

Support a great cause and watch Paris’ signature Eiffel Tower light up pink at the ‘Light It Pink Paris’ breast cancer awareness  fundraiser on Monday from 5-9 p.m. at the Love Civic Center. There will be live entertainment, a ‘Pink Your Pumpkin’ contest and a...

10/09/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Lakes Medical Center to start construction this week

Paris Lakes Medical Center to start construction this week

PARIS LAKES DEVELOPMENT STARTS INFASTUCTURE IMPROVEMENT This billboard sits on the southeast corner of the planned development site. (eParisExtra photo) Paris Lakes Development is proud to announce that Paris Lakes Medical Center is to start construction this week, according to a company press...

10/08/2014 by Josh Allen
Today is last day to register for chamber's

Today is last day to register for chamber's "Speed Networking" lunch

Thursday, October 9, is the last day to register for the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce’s popular “Speed Networking for Businesses” lunch event at the Love Civic Center, to be held on Tuesday, October 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $25 for non-Chamber members...

10/08/2014 by Josh Allen
Connected Texas releases new broadband, education report at state-wide broadband symposium

Connected Texas releases new broadband, education report at state-wide broadband symposium

Almost 1 million Texas students lack home broadband access Austin, TX – Today, Connected Texas releases the Broadband and Education – Connecting Students in Texas report in conjunction with the Texas Broadband Symposium being hosted by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) in...

10/08/2014 by Josh Allen
Ebola Patient in Dallas Causing Concern for all Residents of North Texas

Ebola Patient in Dallas Causing Concern for all Residents of North Texas

There are growing concerns in North Texas that the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States is in Dallas at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that the patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, had recently traveled from Liberia in Africa to...

10/02/2014 by eParisExtra
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,...

10/01/2014 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