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Halloween is not my favorite time for movies. There’s a lot of good film showing these days, but none of it is here...though “Thor: Ragnorak” opens Friday. Several of the Cannes entries are playing in Dallas now, films like Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Killing of the Sacred Deer,” with Nicole Kidman a…

This summer, my family and I went on a vacation to western Europe. A main purpose of this trip was to visit locations where my grandfather, J.T. Williams, served during World War II. Before we left, my dad gave me a list of names of men who had trained at Camp Maxey, and who had died during …

As a longtime resident and public employee in northeast Texas, I have often observed that the two most important issues for House District 1 are education and economic development. These two issues, both of which receive a mix of state and local public funding, are highly interrelated and cr…

The Paris News will no longer accept letters to the editor pertaining to the Nov. 7 election. The Paris News’ policy is to stop accepting letters in regard to an election a week prior to the election day.

Texas is a great place for  business; a right to work state, no income taxes, a wonderful climate, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. That being the case why has Paris not grown? The real question is, why has the PEDC been a failure? Before you are able to fix a problem, you h…

Economic development is a high stakes process in which winners receive significant rewards of jobs, investments and tax revenues. Unfortunately, second place (even a very close second place) gets nothing, a fruit basket at best. The availability of funds to support economic development effor…

Why the importance of the well-regulated militia being primary in the Second Amendment? It is because in the first years of our nation, we had no fully structured armed forces with reliable standards as we have today.

This is in response to Monday’s letter to the editor, and TPN’s survey regarding the kneeling NFL players. There seems to be some confusion, so please allow me to clarify. 

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Michella Wheeler Parker I would like to thank the entire coaching staff at North Lamar! In the middle of strife and conflict within our district, you are uplifting kids and making them feel that they can move mountains. We are NL strong and this is where we get our “greatness” back.

“I was a junior in high school and remember going to my second period English class with Dr. Sherry Moore and seeing her crying, as well as other teachers, in the hall and watching on TV when the second tower fell. I remember the teachers saying that this incident would change our world as w…

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