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City attorney issues wrong "clarification" of city's ethics policy

City attorney issues wrong "clarification" of city's ethics policy

City attorney Kent McIlyar has issued a “clarification” of the city’s ethics policy in which he says erroneously that the document bars a city council member from discussing, deliberating and/or voting on a contract to provide funding for a company owned, operated or controlled by an...

04/22/2011 by eParisExtra
Lamar County GOP to sponsor Paris City Council forum on April 28

Lamar County GOP to sponsor Paris City Council forum on April 28

The Association of Lamar County Republicans will host a Paris City Council Candidate Forum on April 28, 2011. The forum will be held at 6 p.m . in the district court room on the second floor of the Lamar County Court House. Candidates will address topics concerning the city and individual...

04/22/2011 by eParisExtra
NLHS Fine Arts Hold Reception for Artists

NLHS Fine Arts Hold Reception for Artists

A reception honoring North Lamar High School’s outstanding art students will be Thursday, April 21 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Gallery, located at 12 First Street, in downtown Paris.  All are invited to meet the inspiring artists who will be on hand to answer questions about their...

04/22/2011 by eParisExtra
PJC Creative & Academic Awards Ceremony

PJC Creative & Academic Awards Ceremony

Paris Junior College held it’s annual Creative & Academic Awards ceromony Wednesday to honor the students who entered the contest. The ceromony was held in the PJC Student Center with a large crowd in attendance.The awards were given to students who entered in their desired fields...

04/22/2011 by eParisExtra
Let Them Eat Cake!

Let Them Eat Cake!

In my experience, most kids want a theme for their birthday parties, and it is up to the mom to find the perfect birthday cake that matches this “theme.”  Believe me, I have had cakes in the shape of a princess castle, a pirate ship, a baseball, Batman and Harry Potter just to name a few....

04/21/2011 by eParisExtra
NL Skip, Jump and Run Winners Announced

NL Skip, Jump and Run Winners Announced

The Skip, Jump and Run fundraiser has been underway at Bailey Intermediate, Everett Elementary and Higgins Elementary in the North Lamar Independent School District.  Proceeds from the annual Physical Education sponsored project are used to assist students in the district throughout the year...

04/21/2011 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council candidate forum set for April 28

Paris City Council candidate forum set for April 28

Paris City Council Candidate Forum   Thursday, April 28, 2011 6 p.m. Second Floor Courtroom Lamar County Court House   District 4: Dr. Richard Grossnickle and Jeffrey Higgins District 7: Dr. AJ Hashmi, Kenneth Kohls and Rhonda Rogers   Hosted by Association of Lamar County Republicans ...

04/21/2011 by eParisExtra
Scholastic Book Fair at EDS, May 2-6

Scholastic Book Fair at EDS, May 2-6

Episcopal Day School is having a Scholastic Book Fair.  The book fair will be held in the Holy Cross Malley Building. Monday, May 2nd through Thursday May 5th 4pm-5:30pm Friday, May 6th 4pm-6pm. This is open to the public and all are welcome. ...

04/21/2011 by eParisExtra
Saddle up for Episcopal Day School Round Up

Saddle up for Episcopal Day School Round Up

Saddle up!  The Episcopal Day School is having a Round up!! Join us for a rip-roaring good time and learn about our school.  Friday, May 6  4pm-6pm. Come and bring your little cowhands! ...

04/21/2011 by eParisExtra
Spotlight on the Business Incubator

Spotlight on the Business Incubator

The Red River Region Business Incubator  ( R3Bi) is finally materializing after several years of planning.  Originally proposed in 2008 by then Chamber and PEDC head Pete Kampfer, the business incubator concept was green lighted by the PEDC board and given additional support by the Small...

04/21/2011 by eParisExtra
PHS Auto Tech Students Win State SkillsUSA Competition

PHS Auto Tech Students Win State SkillsUSA Competition

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04/20/2011 by eParisExtra
NLHS Concert and Symphonic Bands Earn Sweepstakes

NLHS Concert and Symphonic Bands Earn Sweepstakes

Kevin Crawford, Heather Gordon, Connor Yarbrough and Mallory Ackley The North Lamar High School Concert Band competed at the Mt. Pleasant Invitational Band Contest on March 31st, and earned all Superior ratings for their Concert Performance and Sight-Reading Performance.  The band then...

04/20/2011 by eParisExtra
NLISD Campuses Recognized for Outstanding Performance

NLISD Campuses Recognized for Outstanding Performance

(L to R) Billie Paskins, Carey Malone, Missy Starnes Aaron Parker Elementary, Cecil Everett Elementary, and Geneva Bailey Intermediate schools in the North Lamar Independent School District were recognized for their outstanding academic performance by the Region VIII Education Service Center in...

04/20/2011 by eParisExtra
Prairiland UIL Computer Science Team Places 3rd at Regionals

Prairiland UIL Computer Science Team Places 3rd at Regionals

(L to R) Colton Reynolds, Tate Mauldin, Casey Webb, Dylan Spencer Prairiland UIL Computer Science Team Places 3rd at Regionals. The team consists of: Tate Mauldin 1st place individual at District  & 4th place at Regional Casey Webb 4th place at District & 6th at Regional Dylan Spencer...

04/20/2011 by eParisExtra
Justiss Socrates Salute!

Justiss Socrates Salute!

Justiss Elementary Socrates students have been studying about the “Gift of Age.” They recently had the privilege of interviewing Ms. Louise Wycoff. She told the children about her many travels. She has lived in Hawaii, where she was a tour guide on a cruise as well as her lengthy...

04/19/2011 by eParisExtra
North Lamar UIL Academic Teams and Individuals Advance to State

North Lamar UIL Academic Teams and Individuals Advance to State

Front row: Kaitlyn Bull (Informative Speaking), Sydney Winkler (Lincoln-Douglas Debate), Morgan Beckmon (Literary Criticism Team) and Bethany Wright (Literary Criticism Team).Back row: Kristi Hodgkiss (Speech & Debate Sponsor), Carver Hodgkiss (Persuasive Speaking), Connor Yarbrough...

04/19/2011 by eParisExtra
Earth Day Spurs Green Messages at North Lamar

Earth Day Spurs Green Messages at North Lamar

As Earth Day approaches Friday, April 22, North Lamar’s Green Committee is sending messages to reduce, reuse and recycle.  Through the “Pass It Down” program, each campus is responsible for creating a green program to present to a campus with lower grades.   Pictured are the Green...

04/19/2011 by eParisExtra
24. Play a Round of Disc Golf

24. Play a Round of Disc Golf

Disc Golf "Hole" If you have never played Frisbee golf, now is the time.  Walker Park in  in west Paris is one of only a handful of Frisbee golf courses in Northeast Texas.   Disc or Frisbee golf is played by trying to throw a flying disc in to a metal basket with the least number...

04/19/2011 by eParisExtra
Chisum Scholarship Foundation Banquet

Chisum Scholarship Foundation Banquet

Rick Zant (center, red shirt) takes auction bids from the audience during the Chisum High Incentive Program for Seniors (CHIPS) scholarship foundation banquet while spotters Tommy Chalaire and Kyle Patterson (left to right on floor), and Lynn Patterson (on stage) assist Mr. Zant. Below,...

04/19/2011 by eParisExtra
Chisum Culinary Arts Students

Chisum Culinary Arts Students

Culinary Arts students, Victoria Gribble, Anna Moore, Riley Garrison, and Steven Rosson set up the meal prepared by their class for the Mason’s during Texas Public School Week. ...

04/18/2011 by eParisExtra