David Millsap Petitioning City to Nam...

David Millsap Petitioning City to Name Gene Watson Boulevard

There are 14 comments on the In Paris Texas story from Mar 2, 2012, titled David Millsap Petitioning City to Name Gene Watson Boulevard. In it, In Paris Texas reports that:

Recently, Robbie Gunn sat down with David Millsap, a long time Gene Watson fan and friend of the Watson family.

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Woozah

United States

#1 Mar 2, 2012
The last article I read about gene watson, he was born in Palestine, not Paris, and he usuallyonly mentions Palestine and Houston as his home?
Duh me

United States

#2 Mar 3, 2012
He lived in Direct, in Lamar county ( of which Paris is the county seat), during his years of upbringing, so he has a very close bond to Paris. Additionally, many of Gene's relatives have lived here their entire life. It is reasonable to want to havr a street named after him.
Gene has had a significant positive impact on several Paris musicians, two of which are currently full-time employees of his.
just me

Paris, TX

#3 Mar 3, 2012
I agree on the street name.
Ryles

Porter, TX

#4 Mar 4, 2012
just me wrote:
I agree on the street name.
Yes on Gene Watson Blvd. I think it would be great, Gene lives in Houston but he was raised near Paris. He has at least one sister who lives in Paris, and several other relatives. Gene always mentions in his concerts he considers Paris home.
Monica

Paris, TX

#5 Mar 4, 2012
Yep, name all the Partis streets after anyone that can claim Paris ties.What about naming the new PISD footballstadium the Paul Truel Memorial Stadium?
watsonblvdfan

Clarksville, TX

#6 Mar 4, 2012
Big difference... But, Gene Stallings Stadium would be nice. These 2 individual made accomplishing achievements... 50 years in country music, and possible inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame! I think we (Parians) should be grateful to one of our own. That's just my option... I sire would happier to be from the hometown of Gene Watson, the the hometown of gay haters and racists...
watsonblvdfan

Clarksville, TX

#7 Mar 4, 2012
Caught my mistakes after I posted... Man I hate when that happens! Oh well!
Duh me

United States

#8 Mar 5, 2012
Monica wrote:
Yep, name all the Partis streets after anyone that can claim Paris ties.What about naming the new PISD footballstadium the Paul Truel Memorial Stadium?
How about we rename Monica " hugganut"?
Robbie Gunn

Lewisville, TX

#9 Jul 12, 2012
Well I am the one along with David Millsap that got the ball rolling on this and presented it before the city council.. From the beginning we knew that the this would be something that Parisians would agree with. We are happy to bring this idea to light and finally WE DID IT!

for more information go to www.inparistexas.com and search GENE WATSON
I know him

Paris, TX

#10 Jul 12, 2012
Robbie Gunn wrote:
Well I am the one along with David Millsap that got the ball rolling on this and presented it before the city council.. From the beginning we knew that the this would be something that Parisians would agree with. We are happy to bring this idea to light and finally WE DID IT!
for more information go to www.inparistexas.com and search GENE WATSON
Gene is a jerk.
Gene Fan

Arlington, TX

#11 Sep 27, 2012
Thank you David Millsap and Robbie Gunn for doing this for Gene!
Not really

Hamshire, TX

#12 Sep 28, 2012
Who the hell is Gene Watson
Mary

Paris, TX

#13 Sep 28, 2012
They did what the fair people should have done long ago. It took an idea and some initiative to get it done and I was there and thought they did a great job. If the fair people have a bad attitude about it they need to grow up and they got showed up on this one. Millsap, Gunn and the new city manager should be commended and applauded for the efforts. Good job guys.
Willis

United States

#14 Sep 28, 2012
where Shaquanda Cotton expressway gonna be?

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