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Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

Sparky the Fire Dog Visits Aikin Students

The Paris Fire Department introduced Sparky the Fire Dog, a Robotronics tool used to educate kids, to Aikin Elementary School students recently. Sparky “spoke” to them about calling 911 in an emergency, having a safe place to meet, and Paris firefighters taught students how to “Stop,...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Students Fuel Up to be Healthy

NL Students Fuel Up to be Healthy

In October 2007, the NFL launched NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.  At North Lamar, thirty-four middle school students have joined the NFL movement to...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Calls Special Meeting Monday to Discuss Defenbaugh & Associates

PEDC Calls Special Meeting Monday to Discuss Defenbaugh & Associates

Steve Grubbs, PEDC Chair On Friday, the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) announced they have called a Special Meeting on Monday, October 27th at 3pm. The meeting has been called to specifically discuss and possibly take action on response from Defenbaugh & Associates...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Timothy Briscoe Arrested and Charged with Forgery

Timothy Briscoe Arrested and Charged with Forgery

Paris Police arrested 54 year old Timothy Eugene Briscoe at his residence on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 on a felony warrant charging him with Forgery of a financial instrument where the victim was over the age of 65. The case stemmed from a September 2, 2014 report where Briscoe allegedly...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week - Burglary

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week - Burglary

The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in solving the following Crime of the Week. Sometime between 3:45 P.M. on October 6, 2014 and 8:30 A.M. on October 7, 2014, unknown person(s) entered a barn located approximately 1 mile outside Loop 286 on CR 31100 and removed a John Deere...

10/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Super Cute House in Turtle Creek

Super Cute House in Turtle Creek

So..So Cute! Super clean 3/2/2/ brick in Turtle Creek. Like new kitchen appliances. Custom window treatment. Great deck overlooking landscaped lawn with sprinkler system. Owner states house had metal framing when built by Bobby Smallwood. Low maintenance. Just move in. $119,900.   ...

10/24/2014 by eParisExtra
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...

10/24/2014 by Josh Allen
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. ...

10/24/2014 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...

10/24/2014 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...

10/24/2014 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,...

10/24/2014 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...

10/24/2014 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...

10/24/2014 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...

10/24/2014 by Josh Allen