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State lawmakers are busily trying to bring down Texas’ property tax rate this session.

One proposal is to cap local property tax revenues at 2.5 percent and then let voters decide on what to do with anything over that.

For the state’s community colleges, that could mean a noticeable loss of revenue.

In a statement, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he would seek immediate review of the ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Elected into office as Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner was Bobby Asbill as Tuesday’s results were decided. It was his first try at political office with that defeating David Mims, who ran on the Democratic ticket. He will take over for the outgoing Loyd Vandygriff.

Community Colleges across the state are now required to develop recommended course sequences for all of their majors, laying out which classes students should take and giving them a timeline for completing them.
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Northeast Texas voters will decide in November whether the Paris Junior College taxing district should match the school's service region as defined by the State of Texas.

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Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, says Miller's Drugs, doing business in Cooper since 1923, has closed.  She says the Flower Patch, a florist shop, will continue to operate in the store in a few weeks.  Cindy also says Paris Junior College is asking Delta County citizens to vote to allow the county to be added to PJC's taxing district.  Hunt, Hopkins and Red River County would a

Paris Junior College's service area includes all or part of six Texas counties.
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A public hearing meeting was held last Thursday evening hosted by Paris Junior College on the proposed expansion of the district service plan for Delta, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar and Red River counties as well as Fannindel and Honey Grove Independent School Districts.

This expansion would result in a property tax rate, services and programs for residents of these areas.

Shirley Smith was recognized for volunteering by RSVP.
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Recently more than 3,500 mayors, county and tribal leaders throughout the United States participated in the fourth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service to recognize volunteers.

Volunteers – they are the unsung heroes among us. Every day, they quietly and humbly go about the business of improving the quality of life in our community. Volunteers in RSVP’s four county service area were recognized.

Paris Junior College has campuses in Paris, Greenville and Sulphur Springs.
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After enrollment in Texas community colleges peaked at 732,681 in 2011, that number has dropped to 694,881 as of fall 2014. That decline means fewer total hours spent in classrooms, which is the criterion used by the state to fund community colleges. Paris Junior College has made significant budget cuts since the 2011 legislature made enormous cuts to community college budgets. Paris Junior College president Dr. Pamela Anglin says that PJC's funding should remain close to that which was allocated by the 2013 legislature.

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This week, consumer finance website NerdWallet crunched some numbers from a study by the Martin Prosperity Institute and came up with a list of 126 "cities on the rise in Texas." Greenville was listed in the number nine spot.

Some of the factors contributing to the high rank, according to this post, were:

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Paris Junior College will have to wait to learn its opponent in the second round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Men's National Basketball Championship in Hutchison, Kan.

That's because the Dragons earned a first-round bye by virtue of a No. 8 seed, according to information released on March 10 by the NJCAA.

Paris Junior College has campuses in Paris, Greenville and Sulphur Springs.
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Paris Junior College president Pamela Anglin will be at the school for the forseeable future - but it didn't look that way one month ago.

In October, Anglin announced her decision to leave to go work for Blinn College in Brenham. But just last week, Anglin announced that she had decided to stay.

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Paris Junior College president Dr. Pamela Anglin submitted her resignation at a special meeting of the college's Board of Regents at a special meeting on Oct. 18. Anglin's last day at the college will be Dec. 31, 2013.

"The last ten years I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful faculty and staff," Dr. Anglin said in a statement.

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Paris Junior College will hold open soccer tryouts for the men’s and women’s teams on Saturday, July 28 at Noyes Stadium.

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The way the State of Texas measures student success doesn't include the out-of-state graduates who return home for work or further study.

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The Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved a tuition increase of $3 per credit hour at its March 25 meeting.

Monty Stratton Almost Complete

Jan 4, 2013
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Motorists should be able to drive from Interstate 30 directly to Paris Junior College in Greenville or Greenville High School by the end of January. Director of Public Works Massoud Ebrahim said work on constructing the Monty Stratton Parkway almost done.

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PARIS - Noting her numerous academic achievements and commitment to the community, Paris Junior College named the 1955 graduate this year’s honoree.

Will Lawmakers Solve Texas' Rising Tuition Problem?

Sep 24, 2012
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AUSTIN - A decade after Texas lawmakers deregulated tuition, college costs at state universities have risen 55 percent, according to a newspaper analysis.

Area Cities, Schools Work Toward Budget Approval

Aug 29, 2012
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In Commerce, the proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year is the same as last year, $0.82 per $100 valuation.

Bio-pharmaceutical company to boost Paris workforce

Jul 12, 2012
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PARIS - An agreement reached this week in Lamar County is expected to bring in more than 300 new jobs over the next five years. 

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PARIS - Paris Junior College has a soccer program, and Lance Noble has been selected to coach both men’s and women’s teams beginning July 6.

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SULPHUR SPRINGS - More than 600 new employees at five Northeast Texas companies will receive training as part of a $740,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.

Fendley appointed as PJC Board President

Jun 1, 2012

PARIS - The Paris Junior College Board of Regents has a new President. Newly elected regent Curtis Fendley was selected to assume the duties of President of the Board.

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PARIS - It’s a win-win for Paris Junior College and Texas A&M University-Commerce, after the two sides sign an articulation agreement.

Texas JET program to benefit PJC, NTCC students

May 15, 2012
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AUSTIN - Two local community colleges are among 11 Texas recipients of thousands in grant dollars to purchase equipment and train students to enter the workforce.

The next chapter awaits: Graduation on the horizon

May 8, 2012
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The stage is nearly set for thousands of college seniors scheduled to graduate this weekend from Paris Junior College, Texas A&M University-Commerce and across the region. 

More financing approved on new college facility

Apr 25, 2012
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PARIS - Paris Junior College Board of Regents come to terms with five local banks on construction financing of the new Math and Sciences Building.

Another local community college raises tuition

Apr 18, 2012

SHERMAN -  The Grayson College Board of Trustees elected Tuesday night to raise the cost per credit hour by an additional $4 for in district students and $7 for out-of-district students.

PARIS - Rafael Gonzales, a Paris Junior College radiology technology student from Wolfe City, has been accepted to the 2012 International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Medicine.

New Road to Connect Schools to Highway

Apr 11, 2012

Interstate 30 and the campuses of Paris Junior College and Greenville High School may be connected by a new road before the end of the year.

GREENVILLE - The Monty Stratton Parkway will connect Interstate 30 to the campuses of Greenville High School and Paris Junior College.

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