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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
Health Coverage Exemptions: What Are They, How to Obtain Them, and How to Claim Them

Health Coverage Exemptions: What Are They, How to Obtain Them, and How to Claim Them

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they will see some new things on their 2014 tax return involving the new health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA. Under the ACA individual shared responsibility provision, taxpayers are required to have qualifying health...

03/13/2015 by eParisExtra
MOVIE REVIEW: Chappie

MOVIE REVIEW: Chappie

Chappie:  Transhumanism as Inexhaustible Commodity or Step into the Light Poor Lazarus and Let Me See the Mark Death Made Chappie is a science fiction film full of potential for compelling exploration of artificial intelligence, the nature of consciousness, and what it means to be human, but...

03/12/2015 by NIck Murillo
Local EMT and Volunteer Firefighter Loses Home in Fire

Local EMT and Volunteer Firefighter Loses Home in Fire

Earlier this week Shane “Spanky” McDowra lost his  tonight in a structure fire. While there were no injuries, it was a total loss – all he has is the shirt on his back. Shane is a full time EMT-I for Paris EMS, and a volunteer firefighter for Faught VFD, Powderly VFD and...

03/11/2015 by eParisExtra
New Attorney for Teen Murder Suspect?

New Attorney for Teen Murder Suspect?

The teen accused of killing his grandmother, Annie Sims, back in December 2014, may possibly receive a new court-appointed attorney. Judge Bill Harris will decide this week if the court-appointed attorney assigned to the teen has a conflict of interest, since the attorney represented the...

03/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Plastic Instruments are Back: Rock Band 4 Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Year

Plastic Instruments are Back: Rock Band 4 Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Year

The glorious days of Rock Band remain a golden memory of my college years. I remember stuffing my car’s trunk full of plastic guitars and drums to take to a small house party or school event so that friends could threaten to destroy these hundred dollar peripherals by jamming on them too hard...

03/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Another Winter Storm Warning for Lamar County

Another Winter Storm Warning for Lamar County

Lamar County will be under a Winter Storm Warning from 3pm this afternoon until noon on Thursday, March 5, 2015. Freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected.  Accumulation could include up to 1/10 of an inch of ice and then up to 2 inches of sleet and snow. Temperatures will begin to fall this...

03/04/2015 by eParisExtra
John Ratcliffe Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu

John Ratcliffe Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu

In an address to the United States Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Israeli relationship. He stressed the existential threat posed by violent Islamist extremism and denounced any agreement between the United States and Iran that fails...

03/04/2015 by eParisExtra
Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

Tree Give‐Away Saturday, March 7, 2015

As a result of the recent ice storms and in an effort to encourage citizen commitment to “Keep Paris Beautiful, Make Lamar County Shine”, Keep Paris Beautiful (KPB) will hold once again host a tree give‐away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the west parking lot of...

03/04/2015 by eParisExtra
Wildcats Turn to Seniors in Win over NL

Wildcats Turn to Seniors in Win over NL

On an extra early edition of Senior Night, the Paris Wildcats boys soccer team showed the importance of having senior leadership with a 3-1 win over North Lamar in the back end of a Crosstown Showdown doubleheader Monday at Wildcat Stadium.  Meanwhile, the very talented, but very young Lady...

03/04/2015 by Tim Taylor
Randall Mobley Indicted on Federal Charges of Possession of Child Pornography

Randall Mobley Indicted on Federal Charges of Possession of Child Pornography

Randall “Randy” Mobley, 44 of Paris, Texas was indicted on one count of possession of child pornography, offense level four. A federal grand jury charged Mobley on February 19, 2015 in the U.S. District Court Eastern Division of Texas Tyler Division. According to court documents, on or...

03/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Police Department Arrests on 3/2/15

Paris Police Department Arrests on 3/2/15

The Paris PD arrested seven people on Monday, March 2, 2015.  The adults arrested include: Earls, Kendrick Derrell, 26, Violate bond/protective Order Gardner, Richard Todd, 51, UNL Restraint Hunter, David Michael, 20, Assault Causes Bodily; Possession Marijuana<2oz; Evading Arrest Sprinkle,...

03/03/2015 by eParisExtra
16 Year Old Murder Suspect Hearing Postponed

16 Year Old Murder Suspect Hearing Postponed

A hearing to determine if a 16 year old male  suspect charged in the murder of his grandmother will be tried as an adult has been postponed. The 16 year old former North Lamar student and his 17 year old girlfriend, Ashley Morrison, were arrested in December for the murder of Annie Lois...

02/27/2015 by eParisExtra
More Snow Expected Friday

More Snow Expected Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Lamar County from today until 6pm on Saturday, February 28th. Snow is likely today, with an accumulation of 1-2 inches. Light snow or freezing drizzle is likely tonight. Freezing rain and freezing drizzle to continue on...

02/27/2015 by eParisExtra