The Paris Junior College Board of Regents agreed on a proposed tax rate of 0.084%, a reduction from the current tax rate of 0.085%

Paris Junior College is hosting a Junior Law Enforcement Academy July 29 through Aug. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. The academy, for young people in sixth through ninth grade, teaches what it takes to be a policeman, judge, lawyer or jailer.

Graduating high school seniors in the Paris Junior College service area are eligible for a scholarship covering tuition for a class in either of the five-week Summer I or Summer II semesters. Summer I starts June 3 and Summer II begins July 10. 

Part of the ceremony will be the announcement of the Distinguished Service Award, the highest student honor given at Paris Junior College. Five outstanding sophomores have been nominated for the Distinguished Service Award this year, including John Altman of College Station, Giselle Benitez of Paris, Maddie Ellsworth of Clarksville, Jayla Oldfield of Detroit, and Breanne Smallwood of Mt. Pleasant.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday invited entrepreneurs in East Texas looking to start or grow their businesses to attend a Small Business Workshop on May 9 at Paris Junior College Bobby Walters Workforce Training Center, 2400 Clarksville St. in Paris.

Paris Junior College’s Drama Department opens its Fifth Annual New Works Festival-Pyro Playfest on Thursday with a double slate of shows performed on an alternating schedule over four days in the Ray E. Karrer Theatre, in the school’s administration building.