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Author James Callan to host dialog workshop

Author James Callan to host dialog workshop

The Red River Valley Writers Guild will host a dialog workshop presented by multi-published author James R. Callan. With a degree in English, it was Callan’s intention to write, but instead, he entered a Ph.D. program in the field of mathematics. This led him on a thirty-five year writing...

6 minutes ago by eparisextra.com
The Girls of Fall - Prairiland Volleyball Photo Gallery

The Girls of Fall - Prairiland Volleyball Photo Gallery

Fall is not just a time of year for football.  Enjoy our photo gallery of recent photos taken by Tony Corso Images of the Prairiland Volleyball team. #TonyCorsoImages #PrairilandVolleyball ...

08/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Learning Life Lessons on First Day of School

Learning Life Lessons on First Day of School

North Lamar High School junior, Payton Gurley, tries to slide into a balloon pit, completely immersing himself, without knocking any of the balloons out of the pit.  This was a first day of school activity in Dennis Hodgkiss’ AP U.S. History class designed to demonstrate that every action...

08/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC Board of Regents proposes lower tax rates, adopts budget

PJC Board of Regents proposes lower tax rates, adopts budget

Monday evening the Paris Junior College Board of Regents voted to approve a proposed property tax rate of .1773.  A reduction from the previous year’s rate of .1875, the proposed rate will be presented for formal adoption at the September meeting. The board also voted to revised...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Shining North Lamar Student Joins Outstanding 4th-8th Graders to Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

Shining North Lamar Student Joins Outstanding 4th-8th Graders to Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

One thousand one hundred forty-four outstanding 4th-8th graders participated in Education in Action’s summer 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Among them was Drew McNeal, son of Johnna and James McNeal and a 6th grade student at Stone Middle School, who attended the Dallas/Fort Worth...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Parents and Guardians can take advantage of PISD text messaging service

Parents and Guardians can take advantage of PISD text messaging service

To participate and receive text alerts on your cell phone from Paris Independent School District, simply  text “Y” or “Yes” to Paris ISD’s short code number, 67587. You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message: You are registered to receive aprox 3...

08/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County teachers start the school year off right thanks to Everett Toyota

Lamar County teachers start the school year off right thanks to Everett Toyota

Each year as August rolls around, parents and kids rush around to buy new school clothing, back to school supplies, pick up schedules and anticipate today; the first day of school. Teachers also rush to make sure they are prepared for the first day of class with new room decor, extra supplies...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats win more tournament hardware

Ladycats win more tournament hardware

The Paris Ladycats varsity volleyball team brought back another piece of hardware from tournament play over the weekend and climbed to the .500 season mark in the process.  The Ladycats, now 7-7, travel to Leonard on Tuesday to continue pre-district play. Photo:  Ladycats capture consolation...

08/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Consider All Aspects of College Savings Options

Consider All Aspects of College Savings Options

It’s almost back-to-school time. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. But if you want those same kids to go to college someday, you’ll eventually face considerably larger costs – so you may want to start...

08/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Jackets put damper on Wildcat scrimmage

Jackets put damper on Wildcat scrimmage

Blame it on the rain. Photo:  Donovan Williams sprints free for a 79-yard TD run for the Wildcats Whether it was the weather delay due to lightning in the area or the intermittent light rain that fell throughout Thursday night’s football scrimmage at Wildcat Stadium, the Denison Yellow...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Kroger donates school supplies to Chisum ISD

Kroger donates school supplies to Chisum ISD

Chisum Elementary recently received 11 crates of much needed school supplies donated from the Paris Kroger store. Kroger employees, Meghan Lindsey and Kristi Cochran (left to right) brought the supplies out to the school and accepting the supplies are 5th grade Mustang PALS, Case Chalaire,...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Back-to-North Lamar school bash readies students for the 2016-2017 school year

Back-to-North Lamar school bash readies students for the 2016-2017 school year

Everett Elementary second grade teacher, Taylor Bland, welcomes students and parents during Meet the Teacher Back-to-School Bash. The North Lamar Independent School District elementary campuses each held their own event Thursday evening so students could drop off school supplies, meet their new...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
2016 sports injury prevention tip sheet

2016 sports injury prevention tip sheet

More American children are competing in sports than ever before. Sports help children and adolescents keep their bodies fit and feel good about themselves. However, there are some important injury prevention tips that can help parents promote a safe, optimal sports experience for their child....

08/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats sweep Prairiland with team effort

Ladycats sweep Prairiland with team effort

When Britney Humphrey returned to Paris High this year to take over the reigns of the Ladycats’ volleyball program, she knew she had inherited four veteran stalwarts for her match rotation.  That foursome: Senior middle blockers Dextiny Patrick and Lindi Hamner, junior setter Deagan Dingman,...

08/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar ISD Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta

North Lamar ISD Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta

Brock Garrison, third from left, and Melody Shannon, fourth from left, a senior and junior respectively from North Lamar High School, are recognized for their 8th place win at the FBLA National Leadership Conference. Atlanta, Georgia – More than 12,500 of America’s best and brightest...

08/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Q & A with PJC's Dr. Pam Anglin on annexation

Q & A with PJC's Dr. Pam Anglin on annexation

Pam AnglinPJC President On May 23, 2016 Paris Junior College Board of Regents approved an Annexation Service Plan as required by the Texas Education Code. Paris Junior College is required to publish a service plan for territory being considered for annexation.  The property being considered...

08/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
Extra Extra - eParisExtra.com rolls out new products for readers and advertisers

Extra Extra - eParisExtra.com rolls out new products for readers and advertisers

At eParisExtra.com our goal is to continually be innovating new ideas to our site, our content and our products.  Over the past few months you may have noticed some subtle as well as major changes to the site and ads.  You can view the changes more easily on the desktop...

08/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Dealing with bullying - Helping bullied kids and teens this school year

Dealing with bullying - Helping bullied kids and teens this school year

Unless you’ve directly experienced bullying, you may not realize just how devastating it can be, especially to a child or teenager.  As well as being deeply hurtful, bullying can leave anyone feeling frightened, angry, depressed, and totally undermined.  But bullying should never be...

08/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Ladycats place third at Van Tournament

Ladycats place third at Van Tournament

The Paris Ladycats varsity volleyball team finished the first week of the season with a pair of wins on Saturday to take third place in the silver bracket at the Van Tournament. The Ladycats beat Arp, 25-20, 25-11, in the third-place match.  Junior setter Deagan Dingman collected 15 assists,...

08/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris Junior College auditions set for

Paris Junior College auditions set for "The Giver"

Auditions for “The Giver”  will be held at ‪#‎ParisJC‬  on August 30, 3016 at the Ray Karrer Theater from 4-5:30 p.m. and also at 6:30-8 p.m. “The Giver” is based on the novel written by Lois Lowry.  The stage version will come to light the week of October 2,...

08/15/2016 by eparisextra.com