Although implementation at the local level won’t come until staff is trained, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, signed into law in December, makes few major changes in agricultural and food policy.
Agriculture is a fairly stable job in Lamar County, according to Texas workforce statistics.
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.
While nutrients and flavor are major benefits, they’re not the only benefits of farm-to-table eating.
On Saturday, May 11, the District 4 4-H Rifle contest was held in Lamar County. There were 65 youth that participated representing 14 counties.
Looking for some variety in life? You don’t have to look much further than agriculture.
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.
Every 10 seconds, a report of child abuse is made in the United States. And for the last 20 years, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris has worked to fight on behalf of the victims here in Lamar County.
Not all heroes wear capes, and that is the case for North Lamar ISD coach and teacher Kathy Barker, who is going on 30 years as a teacher and coach, loves to serve the school district she proudly works for, and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
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.
Since 1977, Paris Community Theatre has been staging amateur productions with all the polish of a professional troupe, and this year has been no exception.
From a one-room schoolroom to leading the class in more ways than one, Joan Mathis is a favorite figure around Paris. Former students greet their teacher wherever she goes, she said.
The Paris Community Choir is open to anyone who loves to sing. Founded in 2010, Paris Community Choir does not hold auditions and no prior choir experience required.
Nonprofit group Friends of The Grand sees the abandoned structure downtown as it was when it opened in 1937, with glittering lights and people wandering in and out of the building, popcorn in hand.
Paris Bakery has only been at its new location for a few short months, but already the change in venue has made a world of difference.
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.
More often than not, it takes a village to recruit industry and provide the kind of economic development needed to sustain a community.
The man who orchestrated the effort to attract the first major industry to build from the ground up in Paris for the past 36 years has been selected as a community hero for this year’s Valley Visions.
It has been a busy and event-filled year that will soon come to a close, as we prepare to say farewell to North Lamar High School’s Class of 2019.
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.
Chisum Independent School District, students, faculty and staff and voting taxpayers continually prepare for success
Prairiland Independent School District is on an upward spiral.
Paris Junior College has worked this past year to broaden opportunities for residents of the region and to assure a trained workforce of the future.
At Roxton ISD, we have worked hard to Create Champions for life.
Let’s face facts — today’s educators don’t have it easy. We have some great school districts here, which makes it all the more heartbreaking that we’re losing one.
When Kimberly-Clark located in Paris 36 years ago, the Fortune 500 company opened the door of opportunity for hundreds of people in Paris and surrounding areas.
For more than 80 years, Lamar County Electric Cooperative has been providing power to the people of Lamar County and nearby Northeast Texas communities.
Many owners, and the data, show the trailer manufacturing industry is on the rise in Lamar County.
From packaging cans to bottles to gift cards and more, We Pack Logistics does it all from the company’s specialty packaging plant and warehouse on the Southwest Loop in Paris.
To ensure students receive skills that employers want, Paris Junior College must keep up with the latest developments in its 22 workforce programs. Often that means specialty equipment or software upgrades.
Celebrating 100 years of service, Turner Industries’ pipe fabrication facility recently honored a large group of co-workers who each celebrated 20 years of service.
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.
Several large alternative energy firms are knocking on the door of Lamar and surrounding counties as solar takes its place among wind farms as an alternative to coal-fired energy production.
Local companies and their employees are hard at work. But they’re not just tackling the menial duties of the day — they’re hard at work building a community.
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.
A subsidiary of American Cast Iron Pipe Co. of Birmingham, Alabama, American SpiralWeld Pipe Co. is expected to expand operations in Paris in 2020.
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.
Buyers at the 51st annual Lamar County Junior Livestock Show on April 16-18 are expected to break another all-time record when final numbers are tallied later this month.
Exhibitors from five counties competed April 18 in the 51st annual Lamar County Junior Livestock show breeding heifer competition at the Lamar County Fairgrounds.
Twenty-eight exhibitors between the ages of 3 and 9 entered the Parade of Future Exhibitors at the 51st annual Lamar County Livestock Show on April 16-18 at Lamar County Fairgrounds.
Growing in popularity, agricultural mechanics competition at county and state livestock shows produces a wide variety of shop-made equipment and decorative landscape pieces and accent furniture.
Gage Crutchfield was in first place as he raced around the family’s pasture with his cousin. That morning they weren’t allowed to go hunting, so the cousins thought they might race their quad bikes. That was a mistake.
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.
Mention rural health care, and your conversation partner is likely to conjure thoughts of an older gentleman knocking on the door with his worn leather medical bag in hand.
It’s been a good year for the physicians and other medical professionals at Paris Regional Medical Center, according to Steve Hyde, the hospital’s CEO, with cutting edge technology and recognition of the hospital’s high standards of service leading the way.
Patients at Paris Regional Medical Center’s award-winning Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center not only are healed of lingering wounds but also find encouragement from a caring staff.
Established during World War II, the Paris-Lamar County Health District offers a wide array of public health services to local people.
If the only time your child sees their pediatrician is when they’re experiencing unusual pain, discomfort or illness, then they’re missing out on regular well-child visits.