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Paris Lakes Medical Center to break ground Friday

Paris Lakes Medical Center to break ground Friday

Developer Ron Parker holds a mark-up of a drawing of the Paris Lakes project on Loop 286 on the city’s southeast corner. (eParisExtra photo by Charles Richards) Over two years ago eParisExtra.com first broke the news that Paris could be home to a new hospital/planned community...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street Program Receives $5000 Grant

Paris Main Street Program Receives $5000 Grant

The Anice Read Fund of the Texas Downtown Association and Communities Foundation of Texas have announced the 2014 grant recipients. Paris Main Street Program was selected to receive a grant in the amount of $5000 to help construct the public handicap accessible restroom in downtown Paris in...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar ISD's Book Fairs Foster a Love for Reading

North Lamar ISD's Book Fairs Foster a Love for Reading

Each year North Lamar campuses partner with Scholastic Book Fairs® to help foster a lifelong love of reading.  Students from pre-kindergarten through high school and their families are given the opportunity to shop for books and educational products at an affordable price, helping to bridge...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street & Paris Downtown Association Celebrate Small Business Saturday®

Paris Main Street & Paris Downtown Association Celebrate Small Business Saturday®

Paris Main Street and the Paris Downtown Association have announced their participation in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on November 29th to support independent businesses in historic downtown Paris. On November 29th from 10: 00 a.m.  to 6:oo p.m. the greater Paris  area is...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Reindeer Run set for December 6th

Reindeer Run set for December 6th

Click the poster to register for the 2014 Reindeer Run.  The 2nd Annual Reindeer Run begins at the Lamar County Courthouse at 8:15 on Saturday December 6th.  Adult entries registered online include a free race t-shirt.  Student registration is $5 and student race t-shirts can be purchased...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
NLHS Students Sing Their Way to State

NLHS Students Sing Their Way to State

Two students from North Lamar High School have earned an audition spot at the TMEA All State Choir after a recent choir contest held at East Texas Baptist University.  Senior Cierra Williams and sophomore Brock Garrison will compete on January 10, 2015 at Texas A&M University Commerce for...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Reports of Two Armed Robberies Monday Night

Reports of Two Armed Robberies Monday Night

At 11:36 P.M. on Monday, November 17, 2014, Paris Police responded to a panic alarm at 707 Bonham Street. Paris Police Officers were advised that a black male wearing all black had robbed the store at gunpoint along with a second black male standing outside the store as a lookout. The victim...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Sheriff Inmate Bookings

Lamar County Sheriff Inmate Bookings

McKnight, Tavita Yohura, Assault Causes bodily Injury Family violence Lane, Orson Keith, CCC-Resist Arrest, Search or Transport Stewart, Donald Lee, Speeding; No Driver’s License (When Unlicensed) Malone, Kathy Stewart, Driving While Intoxicated; Poss Marijuana<2oz Patterson, Robert C,...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Three Bedroom in Blossom

Three Bedroom in Blossom

SPIC AND SPAN! MOVE IN READY HOME AT EDGE OF BLOSSOM ON NEARLY AN ACRE WITH SHOP! NEW ROOF, PAINT, AND CARPET IN 2011. THIS HOME FEATURES A LARGE LIVING AREA WITH GAS LOG FIREPLACE, TALL CEILINGS AND WINDOWS, CROWN MOLDINGS, COLUMNS SEPERATING LIVING AND FORMAL DINING ROOMS, SPLIT MASTER...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
eParisExtra.com Pets of the Week

eParisExtra.com Pets of the Week

Meet Arlis, he appears to be a Red Bone Hound mix. This BIG pup is under 1 year old and still has some growing to do.  Arlis loves attention , especially if there are treats involved. Still being in that clumsy puppy stage , he is very entertaining to watch.  He’s just a happy go lucky...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Beauty and the Beast at NLHS

Beauty and the Beast at NLHS

Beauty and the Beast presented by the NLHS Theatre Department and Uptown Properties opens Thursday night, November 20th and runs through Sunday, November 23rd. Tickets are $10 and are available at North Lamar High School. The musical is directed by Cody Head and Laura Hutchings  and includes...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Arrest for Sexual Assault of Child

Arrest for Sexual Assault of Child

Charles Chase Thacker, 28, was arrested on November 15, 2014 and booked into the Lamar County Jail at 2:10am. Thacker was booked on charges of Sexual Assault of a Child.   ...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Obituaries for Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Obituaries for Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Virdie Lee Lindsey, 71, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Paris Regional Medical Center. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21st, at Hopewell Cemetery with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 -7...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Can More Jobs Push Stocks Higher?

Can More Jobs Push Stocks Higher?

For the ninth month in a row, the economy created more than 200,000 jobs in October. That’s the best string of job increases since 1995. October’s increase was 214,000 jobs, which was below the 235,000 expected, according to Bloomberg. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8% from...

11/18/2014 by eParisExtra