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Paris ISD Future Problem Solvers welcome speaker from Africa

Paris ISD Future Problem Solvers welcome speaker from Africa

Paris Independent School District welcomed Elangwe Esowe Gregory from the Brightland Christian Academy in Wotutu, Cameroon, Africa, to the District last week. Photo:  From left are Socrates students Mary Jane Torres, Quentis King, Jayden Solomon, Oscar Alamilla, and Elangwe Esowe Gregory. He...

09/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

PISD receives donation from First Federal Community Bank

First Federal Community Bank presented the Paris Independent School District with a check in the amount of $2,904 from their Paris Wildcat Debit Card Program. Through the program, First Federal began offering Wildcat Debit Cards in 2011 and thanks to their customers’ use of the card, First...

09/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Texas Night Out coming together

Texas Night Out coming together

After many weeks of preparation the Texas Night Out Event is coming together. “So many businesses and individuals have sponsored bicycles that we are about to reach our goal of three hundred bicycles,” said Paris Police Officer David Whitaker.  “Special thanks to Walmart for...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Texas DPS to honor Trooper Nichols with memorial dedication

Texas DPS to honor Trooper Nichols with memorial dedication

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will hold a memorial dedication ceremony at the DPS Office in Paris in honor of Trooper Jeffrey Nichols.  Trooper Nichols was killed in the line of duty on March 26, 2016. Various law enforcement and local officials as...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Bomb scare at Paris Junior High a hoax

Bomb scare at Paris Junior High a hoax

A bomb scare at Paris Junior High was quickly determined as not credible. On Thursday Paris ISD officials received information from a student who saw a threat in the bathroom towards the school.  The student reported that someone had planned a bomb at the Junior High School. School officials...

09/09/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Police Department Citizens Police Academy Class 2016-9 accepting applications

Paris Police Department Citizens Police Academy Class 2016-9 accepting applications

The Paris Police Department is proud to announce the scheduling of the Ninth Citizens Police Academy.  Class 2016-9 will begin on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. on September 13, 2016.  Classes are held in the EOC/Training Room at the police station and are usually concluded by 9 p.m. The academy...

08/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Area leader added to Paris Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees

Area leader added to Paris Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees

Paris Regional Medical Center Board of Trustee’s is pleased to announce Josh Bray will be joining the board. Bray is the President of Sanitation Solutions.  He serves as Vice President of Finance for the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. He is on the Board of Directors for the Boys...

08/06/2016 by eparisextra.com
Monday Rotary Club announces Rotarians of the Year

Monday Rotary Club announces Rotarians of the Year

Jo Ann Parkman and Derald Bulls co-chaired the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Rotary Club of Paris United.  Yesterday Parkman and Bulls were acknowledged for their outstanding and selfless work and named Rotarians of the year by past Rotary President Susan Chapman. Pictured are Derald...

07/19/2016 by eparisextra.com
Rep. Ratcliffe leads coalition to demand answers on EPA’s harmful energy regulations

Rep. Ratcliffe leads coalition to demand answers on EPA’s harmful energy regulations

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) led 111 House colleagues last week in calling for clarification on compliance dates for the EPA’s sweeping energy regulations issued last August. This effort comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s February decision to push pause on the implementation of the...

06/30/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County may soon be using video for hearing cases

Lamar County may soon be using video for hearing cases

Lamar County officials may soon be using video conferencing in certain criminal cases and hearings. Video conferencing is an efficient way of hearing some criminal cases and will save the taxpayers money by not having to transport prisoners down to the courthouse as well as the security costs...

06/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
City Council working on the most severe drainage issues first

City Council working on the most severe drainage issues first

Drainage and flooding around Paris has been a hot topic as of lately.  At Monday night’s meeting Paris City Council made the decision to start working on areas with the most severe drainage and flooding issues. As of recent the city has been cleaning and clearing these drainage...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Commissioners looking at $2.5 million for repairs and renovations

Lamar County Commissioners looking at $2.5 million for repairs and renovations

At Monday’s Commissioner’s Court meeting, commissioners discussed repairs and renovations to county structures. The commissioners are looking at a $2.5 million budget to repair the court house, the old post office and the jail.  All of which are in severe need of repairs and...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

The Texas Bandmasters Association has named the North Lamar High School Band from Paris, Texas as recipient of a 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award. The band program staff includes Randy Jones (Director of Bands), Jason Smith, Roderick Boyce, Gina Ervin, Janie Logee, and Jason Smith.  TBA...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

The 2016-17 Leadership Lamar County class members have been selected. The class will include the following members:  Andy Cobb, Caleb Brewer, Charley Lewis, Chase Lewis, Chastiti Briggle, Collin Whitley, Josh Besteman, Julia Trigg Crawford, Katy Seay, Kelsey Doty, Steve Smith, Tabitha...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Donnette Lyon Volleyball Tournament Photo Gallery

Donnette Lyon Volleyball Tournament Photo Gallery

Photos Courtesy of Tony Corso Images                   ...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
How well is your favorite restaurant doing? - Paris-Lamar County Restaurant Health Grades Here

How well is your favorite restaurant doing? - Paris-Lamar County Restaurant Health Grades Here

All food establishments must go through a routine heath inspection.  The Paris-Lamar County Health District Environmental Health Section is responsible for improving and protecting the public health, welfare, and environment through inspection programs, educational outreach projects, and as a...

06/07/2016 by eparisextra.com
Chisum Elementary to donate to Parker Lee Project

Chisum Elementary to donate to Parker Lee Project

Chisum Elementary Mustang PALs Jamie Froese and Taylor Henry display a $500 check they are donating to the Parker Lee Project. Froese and Henry along with other PALS wanted to be of assistance to families with disabilities.  They sold bracelets with the message, “Stay Strong” on...

06/03/2016 by eparisextra.com
Career Day at Chisum Elementary

Career Day at Chisum Elementary

“I want to be just like you when I grow up.” This was a common phrase used by students who wrote thank you notes to presenters for Career Day at Chisum Elementary on Friday, May 20, 2016.  First through 5th graders learned from some of our own staff in the roles they fill to make...

06/01/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Graduates parade halls of district campuses

NLHS Graduates parade halls of district campuses

North Lamar High School Seniors Becky Moore and Cory Chancler led members of the 2016 graduating class through the halls of Everett Elementary as the second and third graders cheered the seniors on.  The graduates paraded the halls of each North Lamar campus in cap and gown Monday morning...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
PCT auditions for Addams Family: A New Musical Wednesday and Thursday

PCT auditions for Addams Family: A New Musical Wednesday and Thursday

Paris Community Theatre is proud to announce auditions for the musical comedy “The Addams Family” with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. “The Addams Family” is directed by Josef Ferguson. The production is being presented under the generous...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com