Sue Lancaster is Paris City Council’s appointee to airport marketing subcommittee

City Councilwoman Sue Lancaster

City Councilwoman Sue Lancaster

Mayor AJ Hashmi has appointed District 2 Councilwoman Sue Lancaster as the council’s representative on a seven-member subcommittee that will begin an aggressive marketing of Cox Field Airport.

Lancaster, who is the council’s liaison to the Airport Advisory Board, will join Jack Ashmore, Chris Fitzgerald and Gary Tolleson from the Airport Advisory Board; City Engineer Shawn Napier, who is also the airport director; and Rebecca Clifford and Stephen Grubbs of the Paris Economic Development Corporation.

The importance of Cox Field Airport moved up several notches with the Paris City Council’s recent decision to extend water and sewer from the Paris City Limits to the east 3.2 miles to the airport and adjacent area. With infrastructure, the airport is now considered a lucrative site for companies, particularly those with airport related business

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra


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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.