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Phone scammers active in the area

Phone scammers active in the area

It appears that there are some phone-scam thieves targeting people and business in or around Paris, according to a Lamar Electric Cooperative press release on Friday. So far it seems that electric clients with Lamar Electric Co-op and TXU have been the targets. These kinds of scams are becoming...

38 minutes ago by Josh Allen
14th Annual Festival of Pumpkins Tomorrow

14th Annual Festival of Pumpkins Tomorrow

Record turn out is expected tomorrow in Historic Downtown Paris as the Festival of Pumpkins celebrates it’s 14th year.  The Festival will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Listen to live music, enjoy a unique shopping experience  by browsing downtown stores for huge Festival...

2 hours ago by eParisExtra
Parker Youngster Pinks Out

Parker Youngster Pinks Out

Aaron Parker Kindergarten student, Remie Moore, shows support for her grandmother by wearing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Campuses across the North Lamar district have been showing their support by wearing pink during the month of October. ...

6 hours ago by eParisExtra
PJC Reduces Number of Hours Needed

PJC Reduces Number of Hours Needed

Paris Junior College has announced that beginning next fall, the number of hours required to earn some associate’s degrees has been reduced. Meeting requirements through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, PJC  lowered the required hours from 72 to 60 for an associates in...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
PEDC Investigation Back on City Council Agenda for Monday Night

PEDC Investigation Back on City Council Agenda for Monday Night

The Paris City Council will meet on Monday, October 27th at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The regular agenda begins once again with discussion and possible action on the Paris Economic Development Corporation Investigation. The Council will...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
L.M. Kit Carson, Co-Writer of ‘Paris, Texas,’ Dies at 73

L.M. Kit Carson, Co-Writer of ‘Paris, Texas,’ Dies at 73

Screenwriter, actor, and author Lewis Minor “Kit” Carson, who is best known for adapting Wim Wender’s 1984 classic Paris, Texas, died Monday night after battling a long illness. He was 73. Helping Sam Shepard adapt his play into film, Carson  joined the set of Paris, Texas,...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
College Car Wash Catches Fire

College Car Wash Catches Fire

The Paris Fire Department responded to a call Wednesday night that the College War Wash, behind Capizzi’s Italian Kitchen on Clarksville St, was under fire both inside and outside the building. Three fire engines and 15 firefighters arrived at the scene from Station 4 shortly before 9...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
Paris PD Arrests on 10/23/14

Paris PD Arrests on 10/23/14

Seven people were arrested by the Paris Police Department on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Black, Tammy Shara, 44, Public Intoxication Blackshear, William Ray, 33, Public Intoxication; Theft of Service>=$20<$500 Briscoe, Timothy Eugene, 54, Forgery Financial Covington, Elvin Dale, 44, Fail...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
Paris Livestock Auction: New to town and rolling strong after three weeks open

Paris Livestock Auction: New to town and rolling strong after three weeks open

After three sales and three weeks open, Lamar County’s new sale barn is rolling strong. The Paris Livestock Auction, located on Highway 82E between Reno and Blossom, has run almost 3,000 sales since opening day on October 8 — and so far have received a warm welcome. Owners and...

9 hours ago by Josh Allen
Live Comedy Saturday night featuring Sam Demaris

Live Comedy Saturday night featuring Sam Demaris

Come enjoy an evening of live comedy this Saturday night October 25th at Paris’s only live comedy club, LMAO Comedy in downtown Paris. Located at 12 1st Street Northeast just of the Plaza, LMAO brings in outstanding comedians from all over. Support live comedy in Paris. Tickets are...

11 hours ago by eParisExtra
Three Bedroom Home in Oak Creek

Three Bedroom Home in Oak Creek

Very Clean home! Stained Concrete floors, two living areas, large kitchen with island looking into great round breakfast room, Wet bar in the den for entertaining, Oversized master bedroom, Master bath has 2 walk in closets, double-headed shower, huge vaulted ceilings. Storm cellar in the back...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Fun Friday Night in Downtown Paris

Fun Friday Night in Downtown Paris

This Friday night will be filled with fun, music, sights, and scares in downtown Paris. The first annual Mannequin Night will be held Friday evening from 5-8:30 pm. Volunteers will pose in vintage style horror costumes or other vintage Halloween characters inside and outside the downtown...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Obituaries for October 23, 2014

Obituaries for October 23, 2014

Robert Kenneth Smith, Jr., 56, of Powderly passed away Wednesday October 22, 2014 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Saturday October 25 at Our Lady Of Victory Catholic Church. Rosary will be in the chapel of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Friday...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar All Region Chorale Named

North Lamar All Region Chorale Named

North Lamar High School students were named to the All Region Chorale at a contest in Mt. Pleasant on October 11.  Those named to the choir, beginning front row left, were Ryanna English, Kylee Hilliard, and Kallyn Burchinal; second row Libby Blackmon, Sarah Serrano, and Lamar Elias; third...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Sheriff Inmate Bookings

Lamar County Sheriff Inmate Bookings

Eight individuals were booked into the Lamar County Jail between 3:42am on 10/22 and 12:22am on 10/23/14. Draper, Jason Mark, Theft Property>=$50<$500 McFadden, Charles Lee, Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence Braxton, Winton Lakeith, MTAG/Sexual Assault of Child (2 counts) Cole,...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday

Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday

A Drive Thru Flu Shot clinic will be held Saturday, October 25th from noon-4pm at the First Federal Community Bank, Loop Branch. Flu shots will be just $5 and you don’t even have to get out of your car. The shots are provided by the Paris-Lamar County Health Department, the Texas Medical...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
NL and Paris Boys Northridge Invitational Golf Results

NL and Paris Boys Northridge Invitational Golf Results

Both the North Lamar and Paris High School boys golf teams traveled to Northridge Country Club on Tuesday, October 21st to compete in the Texas High School Invitational Golf Tournament. The North Lamar team was led by Levi Graham with a score of 80 and the NL boys had a total score of 337. Nick...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Healthy Cooking School Tonight

Healthy Cooking School Tonight

Paris Regional Medical Center is hosting a “Girls Night Out – Healthy Cooking School” tonight, Thursday, October 23rd at 6pm. The featured speaker is from the Lamar County Extension Agency.  Participants will learn and taste fun ways to fix recipes and local vendors will be...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Heed Message of

Heed Message of "Save for Retirement Week"

You won’t see it on the calendar, and it doesn’t inspire any greeting cards, but National Save for Retirement Week is here again. The goal of this week is self-explanatory, but what does it mean to you? Are you vulnerable to the possibility of reaching retirement without sufficient...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Police Arrests 10/22/14

Paris Police Arrests 10/22/14

The Paris Police Department arrested three people on Wednesday, October 22nd. Those adults include: Bond, Adrian Littlestar, 33, Interfer w/Emergency Greenough, Michael Joseph, 23, Expired Operator (2 cts); Expired Motor Vehicle; Fail to Appear Non Traffic McDonald, Joshua Wayne, 25, Fail to...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Pantherettes Clinch District Volleyball Title

Pantherettes Clinch District Volleyball Title

Ashleigh McFatridge The 25th-ranked North Lamar Pantherettes clinched the District 15-4A volleyball championship Tuesday with a hard-fought and entertaining 26-28, 25-14, 25-18, 25-23 win over the Paris Lady Cats in the Panther Gym. NL, 31-8 overall, remains perfect in district play at 8-0 with...

10/23/2014 by Tim Taylor
North Lamar Student the ‘WE WILL Generation’

North Lamar Student the ‘WE WILL Generation’

In celebration of Unity Day on October 22, North Lamar students at Bailey Intermediate pledged to join “The WE WILL Generation” as a way of standing up against bullying. The pledge states five things: Own this issue and be the solution; Make sure every individual knows that they matter;...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
PhotoMath: An app that uses your phone camera to solve math equations

PhotoMath: An app that uses your phone camera to solve math equations

 Unveiled at the TechCrunch Disrupt London event this week, PhotoMath is a mobile app that uses your phone’s camera to scan printed math problems in real-time and instantly provide an answer, complete with a step-by-step process for finding the solution. It’s a “camera calculator,” if...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
New Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability named for Paris ISD

New Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability named for Paris ISD

Althea Dixon, a veteran administrator and current Paris Junior High School principal, has been named the Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability for Paris ISD. Ms. Dixon has served the district as teacher, coach, counselor and principal. According to Superintendent Paul...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Karol Ackley Named Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Karol Ackley Named Region 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year

Karol Ackley, Assistant Principal of Paris Junior High School, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as a Re-gion 8 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year. TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assis-tant principals from the twenty region...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra
Four Bedroom House in Oak Creek

Four Bedroom House in Oak Creek

Exquisite Executive Home in Oak Creek! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 living areas with Bonus room and office. Detailed crown molding, window treatments and decorative colors. Kitchen equipped with custom cabinets matching the built in refrigerator. Breakfast area with bar and formal...

10/22/2014 by eParisExtra