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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
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