Header taken from "Messenger" - Art by Kurt Vonnegut

Well we've been open for a while now & already had our first Art Show. It was a great success & I can't wait to have more! We've got more cleaning up in the back half of the bottom floor that we should be finished with soon & then we can start on the top floor, again. Our goal is to remodel the small bathroom that is already upstairs, so that we can go ahead and move in! So in about 6 months, we should be living Downtown!!

The Loft
Before & After
Our Wedding



Paris' Has Talent

We've had Duane Allen (the Oak Ridge Boys) Raymond Berry (Football) Samuel Maxey (Confederate General) Gene Stallings (Dallas Football Coach) Vanilla Ice (Singer) Denver Pyle had a home here....Charles Taylor (Treasure Hunters) and now we've got Cas Haley! Cas went to North Lamar here in Paris and was in a few bands through out high school (including one with Brian...I think they were Staind). We were all shocked and blown away (as I'm sure the rest of America was) at Cas' performance! I personally had never heard Sting's version of the song put after downloading and listening to it...hands down Cas' was better!!


  • I didn't bother finding the other version... Cas's was good enough for me. Hope he makes it!!!

    By Blogger Denise, at July 05, 2007 11:05 PM  

  • I'm pullin' for Cas also!! Don't forget Dave Philley. He had an 18 year Major League Baseball career. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Philley
    He once had a fan throw and hit him with a bottle. He climbed up into the stands and beat the crap out of the guy!!!

    By Blogger Larr, at July 06, 2007 8:33 AM  

  • He has a terrific voice! What does Paris put in the drinking water?? Look at all those famous people!

    Hi Kari!

    By Blogger Dan, at July 06, 2007 8:44 AM  

  • I had seen some reader boards on businesses around town with messages about him, but didn't know anything about him - that was awesome!!

    Oh, and since both of my kids go to the University of Alabama, we think of Gene Stallings as the most favorite head coach there except for Bear Bryant!

    By Blogger cruisermom, at July 06, 2007 8:44 AM  

  • Never did like sting like him though and where can I get me some shorts like those?

    By Blogger mirk, at July 06, 2007 6:56 PM  

  • Well, you missed another famous singer, country. He does a very good show, but I left because it was so loud? Does anyone know his name? I am drawing a blank.
    Cas does not do my music, but I am rooting for him anyway. Go Cas!!!

    By Blogger Mema, at July 06, 2007 9:18 PM  

  • Are you saying that Vanilla Ice is from Paris? I never knew that!!

    By Blogger Tim & Melissa, at July 06, 2007 10:13 PM  

  • Well, I'll be darned....he did live in Paris. You learn something new every day, I guess.

    By Blogger Tim & Melissa, at July 06, 2007 10:20 PM  

  • Larr...I Also forget about Scott Scudder but he moved here after he was famous so I dont guess he counts..

    Dan...I dont know but I must not be drinking the right water...STUPID WATER FILTER!!!

    Cruiser...I havnt seen those boards! I'll have to start paying attention!

    Mirk...lol..I bet you can get them at Gap or JCrew ;)

    Mema...Not sure who you're talking about....When did you see them? I bet I could find out..now I'm curious who else I've left out....

    Joe jsut reminded me of some news reporter that he went to school with who hit it big time...she hasnt interviewed the President yet but she has interview other high ranking officials...

    By Blogger Kari, at July 06, 2007 10:32 PM  

  • Yeah Vanilla Ice went to Travis Middle School

    By Blogger Kari, at July 06, 2007 10:32 PM  

  • You missed a whole passel of people from Paris:
    * A. M. Aikin, Jr. – Democratic State Senator who served in the Texas legislature for forty-six years
    * Bass Reeves - Deputy U.S. Marshal
    * Howard F. Barrett (1911-2007), Lubbock, Texas, businessman, farmer, rancher, decorated World War II Army lieutenant
    * Charles R. Floyd - Democratic State Senator who served three four-year terms, pioneer of the Texas farm-to-market road system and an original founder of Paris Junior College
    * General John P. Jumper – Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2005
    * Dave Philley – Professional baseball player and holder of five MLB records
    * Eddie Robinson – Professional baseball player and four time all-star
    * Admiral James Richardson – United States Navy Fleet Commander 1940 – 1941
    * General Wilds P. Richardson – Army officer and engineer of the Alaska road system
    * Jack Russell – Professional baseball player and first relief pitcher selected to a Major League Baseball All-Star Game
    * Leslie Satcher – Country music recording artist
    * Vanilla Ice (Robert VanWinkle) – Musician/Rapper, attended Travis Middle School/Paris ISD

    Just to name a few. :)

    By Blogger Tim & Melissa, at July 06, 2007 10:36 PM  

  • There's also....Gene Watson, singer.

    By Blogger Tim & Melissa, at July 08, 2007 10:30 PM  

  • Thanks Missy, Gene Watson. I think he was a friend of Bubba. I saw him at Love Civic Center. Boy, it was so loud.

    By Anonymous Mema, at July 11, 2007 6:51 AM  

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