Agriculture is one of the biggest industries in Northeast Texas, with the area responsible for producing large amounts of corn, beans, cotton and other crops. But what exactly does it take to be a farmer, the backbone of the agriculture business?

The agriculture industry has expanded more than ever before and provides a variety of opportunities to professionals interested in this often misunderstood field.

From about anywhere in the city, a Paris resident can hop a Paris Metro vehicle and travel by bus to about 3,800 destinations across North America.

The Lamar County Chamber has exceeded many goals since March 2018 when Paul Allen stepped into the role of chamber president. With its ambassador program jumping from 27 members to 70 in under a year, Allen is excited for what’s in store this year and next. 

It’s so easy to go about our daily lives ignoring the road work happening downtown — unless it stops us while we’re already late for work — or to forget the new business down the street just renovated a historic building or schools are daily answering the challenge of educating students with limited funding.

For years, the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society and the REACH Center in Paris has provided vital services to Lamar County residents with disabilities and their families. At the organization’s helm is Krissy Crites.

A 25-year old Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive, will receive a $1.5 million renovation later this year after Paris voters approved a 2-cent increase to the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax in a May 4 election.

Paris ISD follows a district-wide motto that “students don’t care what you know unless they know that you care.” With this in mind, Capturing Kids’ Hearts was implemented district-wide and teachers and staff learned processes to increase students’ connectedness with both peers and adults on campus. 

Candy-coated fun draws people to The Wicked Apple, owner Karen Boaz said. Recently, she said, the Collegiate Drive shop came up with a white chocolate-dipped strawberry with a magical unicorn design.

In honor of industrialist and founder of American Cast Iron, John J. Eagan, Paris Economic Development Corp. directors have named the street leading to the American SpiralWeld Pipe facility in Paris Industrial Park the J.Eagan Street.

Thirty six years ago, Kimberly-Clark opened its plant on 238 acres of former pasture land off Southwest Loop 286 in Southwest Paris. The facility was built to produce and distribute Huggies brand diapers, and employment was expected to peak at about 250 people.

As people get older, they invariably face a host of additional challenges as health problems, financial worries and lifestyle changes become increasingly common. For residents of Northeast Texas communities, the Area Agency on Aging is here to help.