Lauren Corbell, city editor and columnist of the Paris News, reports that the North Lamar ISD has scheduled a $44.9 million bond election for Saturday, May 6. Lauren says the North Lamar school board consulted with the public to find out why a previous bond proposal failed. And Lauren reports the annual Paris Winefest is planned for this Saturday, April 1. It's a fund raiser to benefit the downtown Paris Main Street program.
Ken Higdon, president and CEO of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, says Paris is becoming a mecca for live music, like a number of other cities in Northeast Texas. He says the chamber has added about 150 new members in the 18 months since he's been in the position. A Love's Travel Center is under construction and a new Dairy Queen has recently been announced.