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NL National Honor Society Makes Donation to Food Pantry

NL National Honor Society Makes Donation to Food Pantry

The National Honor Society at North Lamar High School presented $600 they earned from the Miss Snowflake Pageant to Chuck Burton of the Downtown Food Pantry. The pageant, which takes place during school hours, is a humorous contest where high school guys enter to compete in both an evening gown...

6 hours ago by eParisExtra
 Parker Students Ride the Polar Express

Parker Students Ride the Polar Express

Tickets for the Polar Express were in hand for Parker Elementary second graders Gracie Armstrong, Courtney Berry, Cameron Baker, Colton McFatridge, Weston Milam, Ryder Anderson, and Serenity Ralson.  In pajamas and riding the Paris Trolley in intervals throughout the day on Tuesday, students...

6 hours ago by eParisExtra
Community Grant Awarded to NL schools

Community Grant Awarded to NL schools

Three campuses at North Lamar Independent School District each received a $500 check from the ExxonMobil Corporation.  North Lamar High School, Frank Stone Middle School and Aaron Parker Elementary School were awarded grants to be used to help enhance math and science education.  The...

12/20/2014 by eParisExtra
NLHS Students Share Love of Reading with Elementary Students

NLHS Students Share Love of Reading with Elementary Students

Higgins kindergarten students gather around Rebekah Reed (right) as she shares her love of reading though a Christmas book.  Members of North Lamar High School’s Reading Zone Book Club visited classrooms at Higgins Elementary and Everett Elementary taking some of their favorite books to...

12/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior High School students bring home UIL medals

Paris Junior High School students bring home UIL medals

Paris Junior High School competed in the Fall Invitational UIL academic meet and brought home 40 awards. Winners include: Art Memory (grade 7): 1st, Taylor White; 2nd, Sydney Walter; 3rd, Brittni Leigh; (grade 8) 1st, Rhea Tabora; 3rd, Evelyn Brown; 6th, Alyssa Penny.  Calculator Applications...

12/19/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC freshman rises to regional leadership challenge

PJC freshman rises to regional leadership challenge

Though he is not yet eligible to hold an office with the Student Government Association at Paris Junior College, freshman Arron Newman found himself taking on the role of SGA Region III secretary at a recent meeting in Tyler, Texas. “He presided as Secretary at the last minute, and he...

12/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Community Grant Awarded to NLHS

Community Grant Awarded to NLHS

North Lamar High School principal Clint Hildreth (left) accepts a $500 check from Kwik Check Food Stores District Manager Nathan Graham (right). The grant, which was made possible through ExxonMobil Corporation, was awarded to the school on Wednesday, December 17 and will be used to help...

12/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Chisum PALS Collect Food

Chisum PALS Collect Food

The Chisum ISD Mustang PALS set a goal of collecting 600 food items for needy families.  If the goal was reached, everyone would get extra recess time. They were delighted to make a final count and discover students had contributed 1026 items of food for 11 needy families in our district. ...

12/18/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Freshmen Named to All-Region Band

North Lamar Freshmen Named to All-Region Band

On December 8, North Lamar 9th grade band students went to Texas High School to compete with other freshmen across the region for spots in the Region 4 9th grade honor band. “Out of 71 spots our students claimed 32 of them,” said assistant band director Jason R. Smith.  “Quite...

12/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris History Revealed to NL Students in Maxey House Tour

Paris History Revealed to NL Students in Maxey House Tour

Circling around the Maxey House dining room table on South Church Street in Paris, Everett Elementary third grade students in Lara Akard’s class learned what the family of Sam Bell Maxey most likely served for a traditional holiday meal.  While touring the grounds of the historical house,...

12/17/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC offering first police academy in Lamar County

PJC offering first police academy in Lamar County

Paris Junior College is offering its first-ever Police Academy in Lamar County through a partnership with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. PJC has offered police academies, but only in Hunt County before now. To accommodate people working full-time, the training will be offered in the...

12/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Prairiland 7th & 8th Grade Boys sweep Hooks

Prairiland 7th & 8th Grade Boys sweep Hooks

The Prairiland 7th grade boys move to 4-0 on the season with a 23-5 win over Hooks Monday night. Kedryn Browner led with 8 points, followed closely by Pablo Peralta with 7 points, Michael Sikes had 2, and Tiawa Kruse had 1 point. The 7th grade Patriots are 3-1 on the season. They beat Hooks...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Christmas Surprises Awaits North Lamar Angels

Christmas Surprises Awaits North Lamar Angels

Adopting angels from North Lamar’s Christmas tree is an event anticipated by the district each year.  Whether it’s choosing an angel off the tree or buying an extra turkey or canned food item, North Lamar looks forward to this annual event as a way of taking care of their own.   This...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
PJC Donates Coats to Lamar County Head Start

PJC Donates Coats to Lamar County Head Start

Student organizations, faculty and staff of Paris Junior College donated 47 coats to Lamar County Head Start just in time for cold weather recently, and one PJC student group donated enough hats and gloves to go with them. The in-kind donation was worth nearly $1,500, according to Head...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Roxton ISD School Board Votes to Bring Back Football

Roxton ISD School Board Votes to Bring Back Football

Last night, the Roxton ISD School Board voted 5-0 to bring back a football program to the District. In a phone call to Roxton ISD Superintendent Trevor Rogers, he stated, “We are excited about the possibilities. Our students have showed interest, and we are proud to provide the...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
NL Students Collect Coats and Blankets for Spirit of Giving

NL Students Collect Coats and Blankets for Spirit of Giving

Geneva Bailey Intermediate School conducted a coat and blanket drive to support the Spirit of Giving that will be held on December 20th in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church.  The Bailey Intermediate Student Council collected 107 coats to give to the Spirit of Giving project. ...

12/15/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar's Stone Middle School Band Members Named to All-Region

North Lamar's Stone Middle School Band Members Named to All-Region

Stone Middle School band students recently participated in the Region IV All-Region band tryouts. Stone had 44 members who placed.  Those making first chair in Region are Cade Collard – percussion, Seth Jones – Tuba, Caedon Davis – Baritone, Jackson Abney – Bassoon, Layne Hill –...

12/15/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Pantherettes Continue Winning Streak

North Lamar Pantherettes Continue Winning Streak

The NL Pantherettes played in the Edgewood Tournament yesterday and beat Wills Point 55-21. The NL girls varsity basketball team is now 9-2. Kylie Halstead was to top scorer with 19 points. Bailey Jones had 8 rebounds and scored one and Lexie Stephens had seven steals and 2 pts. Madison...

12/12/2014 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Pantherettes Beat Visiting Whitesboro

North Lamar Pantherettes Beat Visiting Whitesboro

The North Lamar Girls Varsity Basketball Team beat the visiting Whitesboro team last night 57-52. Kylie Halstead led the team with a spectacular 23 points and 8 rebounds.  Aaryn Honeywood also had a good night offensively with 11 points. Lexie Stephens had five assists and scored 2 points. ...

12/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Patriots 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Teams Face Redwater

Patriots 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Teams Face Redwater

The 7th grade B team beat Redwater 20-6. Pablo Peralta led all scoring with 10 points. Kedryn Browner had 8 points and Tiawa Kruse had 2. The 7th grade A team won in the last seconds with a 18-17 score. Corbin Strain led the A team with 7 points followed by Connor Sessums and Ty Richters with...

12/10/2014 by eParisExtra