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City worker reviews random

On the heels of a contentious agenda item that went from reviewing the city attorney’s job description to evaluating his performance and ended with a motion and 4-3 vote to terminate his position, the council and city attorney have different stories of past employee evaluations.

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Rain in forecast tonight
Posted: July 30, 2014

Unseasonably cool temperatures and scattered showers are expected for the Red River Valley today and Thursday with thunderstorms possible, before clearing for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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NL school board member resigns
Posted: July 30, 2014

The next trustee to join North Lamar Independent School District’s board will be selected from a set of applicants.

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Employee insurance a hot topic
Posted: July 30, 2014

Lamar County commissioners may be headed for a collision with Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville at a budget public hearing in September with regard to employee health insurance coverage.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
City attorney nearly fired
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 11:04 am

Paris City Attorney Kent McIlyar came close to being removed from his position Monday when three Paris city councilmen voted against the seven-year city attorney veteran.

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City gets PEDC report
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 11:06 am

Paris City Council now has the report of the forensic investigation of the Paris Economic Development Corp. PEDC chairman Stephen Grubbs delivered it Monday. Council members now are waiting for individual copies to be made.

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Veterans services officer to resign
Posted: July 29, 2014

Lamar County Veterans Officer Rhonda Rogers agreed Monday to turn in a resignation after commissioners voted unanimously to ask for it.

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North Lamar welcomes new superintendent
Posted: July 29, 2014

After months of searching, North Lamar Independent School District has a new superintendent.

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Monday 07/28/2014
Vacant home burns
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 11:08 am

A vacant house in the 300 block of 27th N.E. Street burned shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday and a Paris firefighter suffered a minor injury to his hand, according to Assistant Chief Dale Maberry.

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Erratic driver arrested
Posted: July 28, 2014

Paris Police were dispatched to an intoxicated driver call on NE Loop 286 on Sunday.

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Online poll

The tax free holiday is quickly approaching-only two weeks away. Where do you cash in most before school starts?

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 8- 10. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Total Votes: 38

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