Paris

Lamar County
5:08 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Hashmi: 'Accountability' a concern for Paris council, PEDC

Dr. A.J. Hashmi
Credit provided image

Last night in Paris, the city council voted not to send results of an investigation of the local Economic Development Corporation to the state Attorney General’s office and the state Comptroller’s office. The motion was introduced by former mayor and current councilmember Dr. A.J. Hashmi. KETR’s Mark Haslett spoke with Hashmi about last night’s vote.

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Lamar County
3:08 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Copper thefts total 7 miles of wire, $20K in value

Credit NPR

Lamar Electric Cooperative is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone whose tip leads to the indictment of those responsible for a recent spate of copper thefts.

Thieves have made off with about seven miles of wire, worth about $20,000 to the company, according to spokesperson Dena Beason. M0st of the thefts occurred around Maxey and other areas west of Paris, she said.

Also, one botched effort resulted in some customers losing power last week, Beason said.

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A&M-Commerce
4:06 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Butts, Oliver remembered by KETR's Chitwood

Devin Oliver
lionathletics.com

In Commerce, people in the university community knew Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver as friends and classmates. KETR listeners across Northeast Texas knew the two young women as important parts of the backcourt of the Lions basketball team.

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A&M-Commerce
10:20 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Two student-athletes killed, two injured in crash

Aubree Butts and Devin Oilver
Credit lionathletics.com

UPDATE, 8:40 a.m.- ​The two young women killed in the accident have been identified as Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver. The two young women who survived the wreck are La'Tisha Hearne and Zenobia Winbush. A candelight vigil will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce at Rachel's Garden starting at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night.  University flags are flying at half staff Wednesday as well in honor of the women.

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Lamar County
8:07 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Butch Hancock coming to Paris

Butch Hancock
NPR

Texas singer-songwriter Butch Hancock will be performing in Paris on April 12. One of the founding members of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, Hancock will play at That Guy’s Coffee Listening Room, 117 Clarksville St.

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Lamar County
1:22 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Paris bans smoking in restaurants, most businesses

NPR

Joining the many cities across the nation that have banned smoking in restaurants and other businesses, the Paris city council passed an ordinance on March 24 that prohibited cigarette smoking in most enclosed public places.

Under the ban: Restaurants, schools, health care facilities, hotels and motels, most indoor businesses that are open to the general public.

Exempt from the ban: Bars and nightclubs, tobacco shops and sexually oriented businesses. 

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Lamar County
2:57 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Campbell reports slow first-quarter earnings

NPR

The Campbell Soup Company released its FY 2014 first-quarter earnings Nov. 19, with total sales down two percent. The company attributed the slow numbers to weaknesses in overall industry trends, among other factors.

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Lamar County
8:12 am
Thu October 10, 2013

In Paris, four dead in apparent homicide

Paris Police Dept.

Four men are dead after what police suspect was a quadruple homicide in Paris.

updated, 9:10 a.m.

The bodies of Romello Dewain Steward, 18, of Paris; Devante Larry Atkins, 21, of Paris; Brijonne Rashad Woods, 24, of Paris; and Billy Charles Carey, 32, of Garland were recovered by Paris police at a house early Friday morning, according to an official release.

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a woman at about 11:23 p.m. last night, police said. She was reporting someone bleeding, the report said.

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Mary Clark Traveler
12:50 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Street art on display at France's "TAG" exhibition

Grafitti art on display at the TAG exhibit in Paris, France.
Mary Clark (thetravelinggene.blogspot.com)

The verdict is out on whether graffiti is art, or vandalism, but enthusiasts in Paris, France recently celebrated the intensely hued street art at the first annual TAG Graffiti Exhibit.

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May 2013 Election
11:12 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Voters approve bonds, alcohol sales get mixed results

Wikimedia commons

Voters around Northeast Texas said yes to bond proposals, gave a thumbs-up for incumbents and were split on alcohol sales in May 11 elections.

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Voter Guide 2013: Lamar Co.
9:48 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Paris: Big bonds in town

Paris, Texas

Repairing water and sewer lines in Paris would cost an estimated $45 million - the kind of money available only through bonds.

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Northeast Texas
12:27 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Paris Junior College to raise tuition $3/hour

Paris Junior College

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of $3 per credit hour at its March 25 meeting.

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Elections
7:03 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Sulphur Springs, Paris Among Top Donors to Obama, Romney

Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune has compiled donation totals for President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as the two compete for support in the Lone Star State.

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TxDot
7:13 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Thousands Awarded to Rockwall Airport

gearthblog.com

AUSTIN - The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $165,000 in improvements to Rockwall Municipal Airport, one of roughly 275 community airports in Texas eligible for funding.

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Economy
8:23 am
Thu August 2, 2012

TCIM Services in Paris to Close, Consolidate Dozens of Jobs

www.tcim.com/index.html

PARIS - A global contact company with more than a decade of service in Paris is closing its operation by the end of the month.

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