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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
VIDEO GAME PREVIEW: Splatoon (Wii U)

VIDEO GAME PREVIEW: Splatoon (Wii U)

Last weekend, Nintendo hosted a free online demo for their upcoming Wii U splatter shooter Splatoon. The Splatoon Global Testfire was a series of events held between May 8 and May 9 to allow players all over the world to test the online experience of Splatoon weeks before the game’s official...

05/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Election Day: Saturday, May 9th

Election Day: Saturday, May 9th

The election for Districts 4, 5, and 7 is today, Saturday May 9, 2015.  All voting is at the Lamar County Courthouse Annex, located in the 200 block of Lamar Avenue in downtown Paris. The candidates will appear on the ballots in the following order: For City Council Member District No....

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra
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...

05/06/2015 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