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Local taxpayers can expect to receive this year’s tax bills by mail by the end of October, a statement expected to be the last to reflect increasing property values that have plagued property owners for the past several years.

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Close to 1,600 people packed into the fields surrounding Richard Drake’s Party Barn in Powderly to witness the front porch singing of the Oak Ridge Boys, who performed at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial Museum’s yearly fundraiser Saturday.

The Thompson Executive Leadership Institute in Austin, Texas has announced that Paul Jones, Superintendent at Paris ISD, is the recipient of an academic scholarship to attend the 30th annual Superintendent Academy sponsored by the Thompson Executive Leadership Institute at Education Service Center Region 13 in Austin, Texas. The TELI Superintendent Academy is a nationally known advanced leadership development program for school superintendents from Texas and surrounding states.

Paris Emergency Medical Services Staff will help raise breast cancer awareness this month with pink shirts and gloves through the end of the month, which has been designated as national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A large portion of Stone Avenue, the roadway that wraps around the back of Paris Regional Medical Center between the hospital and several North Lamar ISD campuses, will be closed for major road repair effective 5 a.m. Thursday.

For the first time, a comic convention is coming to Paris, complete with appearances by comic book artists, professional wrestlers, TV animators and voice actors, and many others.

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An optimistic Democratic candidate Mike Collier predicted a win in November against incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at a campaign stop in Paris on Tuesday afternoon, a day after his opponent made a similar stop at Love Civic Center.

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A rapidly growing trailer tire and wheel manufacturer plans to locate in Paris with an investment of roughly $20 million and a promise to bring roughly 40 new jobs to the area over the next five years.

It was Elvis Week on Dancing with The Stars and Paris’ D.J. Pierce, as Shangela, performed a quick step to “Shake, Rattle and Roll” that earned him a spot in sixth place, tied with Selma Blair and Heidi D’Amelio.