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Tesla’s Powerwall battery gives a glimpse at a new way to power the home

Tesla’s Powerwall battery gives a glimpse at a new way to power the home

Tesla Motors, most famously known for their Model S electric car, is applying their innovative power technology to the home with a solar-powered home battery that can be used as backup power source, a way to save money on utilities, and potentially a way to remove yourself from the grid...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
Last Day to Apply for Leadership Lamar County 2-15-2016 Class

Last Day to Apply for Leadership Lamar County 2-15-2016 Class

Application deadline for the 2015-2016 Leadership Lamar County is today. If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying for the class beginning in September 2015, the application must be submitted by APRIL 30, 2015. Here is a link to the...

04/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Yahoo’s Bodyprint technology uses capacitive touchscreens for biometric authentication

Yahoo’s Bodyprint technology uses capacitive touchscreens for biometric authentication

In the early days of the iPhone, many users found themselves enamored by the device’s capacitive touchscreen. The naked human finger usurped the stylus and mouse cursor and claimed dominance as the one true input device for all our mobile computing needs. We began to use our fingers to tap,...

04/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Rifles Reported Stolen From Trucks in Johnson Woods

Rifles Reported Stolen From Trucks in Johnson Woods

Two rifles were reported stolen from two different vehicles on  Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The first burglary was reported at 6:34 A.M. in the 400 block of Johnson Woods Drive. The owner of the vehicle advised that they had left the vehicle unlocked and a .30-30 calibre rifle with a scope was...

04/29/2015 by eParisExtra
4th Annual Lamar County Special Olympics and Young Athlete Program

4th Annual Lamar County Special Olympics and Young Athlete Program

The 4th Annual Lamar County Special Olympics and Young Athlete Program has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 28th. Paris ISD will host approximately 110 special needs athletes from 8 different campuses within Paris ISD and North Lamar ISD at Wildcat Stadium. This will be a simplified track and...

04/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Open Carry and School Vouchers

Open Carry and School Vouchers

On Monday the Texas House voted to pass legislation(House Bill 910)  in a 101-42 vote  that will allow gun owners with concealed weapons licenses to carry their guns openly.  Similar legislation has already passed in the Texas Senate and Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign the open...

04/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Blue Bell Creameries Issues Expanded Recall

Blue Bell Creameries Issues Expanded Recall

After two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products. The expanded recall includes all Blue Bell ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks. “We’re...

04/21/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar’s Colorguard Brings Home State Bronze

North Lamar’s Colorguard Brings Home State Bronze

The North Lamar High School Colorguard continued their successful spring season with a second consecutive third place finish at the North Texas Color Guard Association State finals.   The squad began their season in Regional A classification on February 21 at Mansfield High School. There the...

04/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Tornado Safety

Tornado Safety

Yesterday’s tornados in the Texas panhandle remind us that tornado season is here and it is best to be prepared. Developing from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause devastation and fatalities in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a...

04/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Bring actual LEGO to life with the LEGO Dimensions video game

Bring actual LEGO to life with the LEGO Dimensions video game

Previously when it came to LEGO games like LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and LEGO Batman, every property was self-contained. You could play with LEGO versions of Superman and Batman in LEGO Batman, but you would never get to drive the Batmobile through Middle-earth. No, for that crazy...

04/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Amazon wants to install a “Buy” button in your home with the Amazon Dash Button

Amazon wants to install a “Buy” button in your home with the Amazon Dash Button

On March 31, a day before April Fools Day, Amazon announced the Amazon Dash Button, a one-trick device solely dedicated to re-ordering specific brands of consumable products. It’s a literal, physical “buy it now” button, making online shopping almost too convenient. It’s such a...

04/04/2015 by eParisExtra
CITY OF PARIS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS

CITY OF PARIS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON BOARDS, COMMITTEES & COMMISSIONS

If you are a resident of Paris and would like to make a difference in the City by volunteering your time and knowledge, you may want to consider serving on one of the City’s Boards, Committees or Commissions. The City is accepting applications for positions on the Airport Advisory Board, Band...

04/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Ratcliffe Critizes Obama's Iran Deal

Ratcliffe Critizes Obama's Iran Deal

U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe (R-Texas,), who represents Lamar County, released the following statement after the administration announced a framework for a nuclear deal with Iran: “When Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress last month, he warned of something...

04/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Twitter brings innovation to livestreaming with Periscope

Twitter brings innovation to livestreaming with Periscope

Last week, Twitter launched, Periscope, their own livestreaming service to join the likes of Ustream and Meerkat. However, Twitter’s solution stands out with its robust featureset and unique concepts wrapped up in a blanket of intuitive simplicity. Broadcasting is simple Like other streaming...

03/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Texas House Passes No Texting While Driving Bill

Texas House Passes No Texting While Driving Bill

Yesterday, Texas lawmakers voted 104-39 for House Bill 80, by state Rep. Tom Craddick (R-Midland), which would make texting while driving a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $99 for the first offense and $200 for subsequent violations. If signed into law, Texas would join 45 other...

03/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Expect Strong Storms Overnight

Expect Strong Storms Overnight

Sunny skies today and warm temperatures today will give way to the possibility of strong scattered storms overnight and cooler temps on Thursday. Shortly before midnight there is a good chance of a line of strong thunderstorms moving into Lamar county. Locally heavy rainfall is possible along...

03/25/2015 by eParisExtra
U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host First Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host First Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Representative for Northeast Texas, including Lamar County, John Ratcliffe (R-Heath) will host his first telephone town hall, March 26 starting at 7 p.m. A telephone town hall is a live, toll-free town hall meeting over the phone in order to give you an opportunity to ask questions about...

03/24/2015 by eParisExtra
How Valve and HTC will create the most immersive VR experience yet with the HTC Vive

How Valve and HTC will create the most immersive VR experience yet with the HTC Vive

The virtual reality tech scene is a very peculiar thing these days. Three years ago, the Oculus Rift was the device headlining the latest VR revolution. Since then, Oculus got picked up by Facebook, and then every company out there, from Google, to Sony, to Samsung, had to have their own VR...

03/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Texas Senate Passes Handgun Open Carry

Texas Senate Passes Handgun Open Carry

On Tuesday in Austin, the Texas Senate passed a bill  (20-10)that would allow licensed gun permit holders to openly carry handguns. The bill now moves to the TX House for approval. And on Monday, Senate Bill 17, which would make open carry legal for those with a concealed handgun license,...

03/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Apple Watch and new Macbook launching April this year

Apple Watch and new Macbook launching April this year

Apple’s “Spring Forward” event earlier this week contained a multitude of announcements. Among them were concrete details on the release of the Apple Watch, including pricing, and a brand new addition to the Macbook line of laptops. The Apple Watch Apple will officially be entering the...

03/14/2015 by eParisExtra