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Sulphur Springs Sweeps Deon Minor Track

Sulphur Springs Sweeps Deon Minor Track

Sulphur Springs swept all three divisions of the Deon Minor Wildcat Relays held Thursday at Wildcat Stadium. Host Paris finished second in the girls division, third in JV boys, and fourth in varsity boys.  A disqualification in the 400-meter relay due to a bad exchange probably cost the Lady...

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NLHS Theatre Dept. Earns Dallas Summer Musical Nominations

NLHS Theatre Dept. Earns Dallas Summer Musical Nominations

The Dallas Summer Musicals announced the nominations in 12 of 15 categories in the Sunday, March 29 edition of Dallas Morning News.  North Lamar High School senior Jared Chenevey (pictured) was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role, Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast.  ...

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North Lamar Drama Takes First Place at UIL District Competition

North Lamar Drama Takes First Place at UIL District Competition

North Lamar High School’s production of Twelfth Night took first place at the District UIL One Act Competition on Friday, March 27 in Texarkana.  Brandon Michael and Kallyn Burchinal were selected for the District Honorable Mention All Star Cast.  Brittany Birch (pictured) earned a...

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NL Band Skypes with Emmy Awarding Composer

NL Band Skypes with Emmy Awarding Composer

North Lamar’s high school band is gearing up for their UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Competition by receiving constructive criticism from the composer of the piece they have chosen to play for contest.  Julie Ann Giroux, who has published over 80 pieces for concert bands, listened to the...

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Fun for the family with free PJC student production this weekend

Fun for the family with free PJC student production this weekend

An all-student production featuring audience participation is offered free this weekend at Paris Junior College. Delta Psi Omega, the drama honor fraternity at PJC, will present “The Romanian Uranium Mystery,” directed by sophomore Cody Rice, DPO’s pledge master. The audience will...

03/27/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Dragons fend off Kilgore's late push, hold on 4-3

PJC Dragons fend off Kilgore's late push, hold on 4-3

Kilgore wasn’t able to overcome the big hole it dug itself into against Dragons, and Kilgore lost 4-3 to Dragons after falling behind by three runs in the fourth inning. Kilgore scored two runs in the fifth on a two-run home run by Goguen. Still, Kilgore couldn’t catch...

03/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Bailey Reading Fair Winners Announced

Bailey Reading Fair Winners Announced

Much like a science fair where students independently research ideas or topics to learn about a specific field of science, a reading fair is designed to help students be creative while helping them develop an appreciation for reading.  Recently, Bailey Intermediate fourth and fifth grade...

03/26/2015 by eParisExtra
PJC Board of Regents Votes to Raise Tuition

PJC Board of Regents Votes to Raise Tuition

After years of no or minimal tuition increases at Paris Junior College, the Board of Regents voted Monday to raise out-of-district and out-of-state tuition by $5 per credit hour for the 2015-2016 academic year. In-district tuition will remain the same. “We are facing the possibility of no...

03/25/2015 by eParisExtra
One Act Play Performance

One Act Play Performance

The Paris High School Theatre Department is preparing for the One Act Play Competition to be held in Texarkana this Friday. The Paris High School theatre group presented “Gut Girls” at 7:30pm on Monday night at the Weger Auditorium on the Paris Junior High Campus. Gut Girls tells...

03/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior College Honor Society Inducts Over 100 Students

Paris Junior College Honor Society Inducts Over 100 Students

More than 100 Paris Junior College students were inducted into the Beta Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society, Thursday, March 12. “Phi Theta Kappa is so important to PJC,” said PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin, as she welcomed the audience. “This is one of...

03/21/2015 by eParisExtra
T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center Announces Pre-Kindergarten Roundup

T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center Announces Pre-Kindergarten Roundup

T. G. Givens Early Childhood Center will begin roundup for the 2015-2016 school year on March 23rd. Regular hours will be 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 12:30–2:30 p.m. If a parent needs later hours please make an appointment by calling 903-737-7466. The campus is located at 655 Martin Luther King Jr....

03/20/2015 by eParisExtra
North Lamar Shows Support for Aiden Walters

North Lamar Shows Support for Aiden Walters

The North Lamar students, faculty, staff, and board members raised $8,162.29 for Parker kindergarten student Aiden Walters’ and his family this week.  Aiden was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last week and has been since been receiving intensive medical treatment in Dallas. ...

03/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Students at Bailey Intermediate Celebrated Black History Month

Students at Bailey Intermediate Celebrated Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Bailey Intermediate 5th graders in Toni Preston’s class spent a large part of February researching famous people who have made an impact on U. S. History. The students gathered information from books and the internet then narrowed their research down to one...

03/15/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS senior receives DAR Good Citizen Award

PHS senior receives DAR Good Citizen Award

Joseph Ligon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, selected four area high school seniors as Good Citizens.  This is a nationally recognized award with students chosen from schools all over the nation. The students are honored as those best exemplifying the qualities of dependability,...

03/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Dinosaur George Exhibit was a Huge Hit

Dinosaur George Exhibit was a Huge Hit

Thanks to the Paris Area Arts Alliance, Lamar County students experienced a world-class traveling prehistoric exhibit of dinosaur fossils held at North Lamar High School.  Everett 2nd grader, Katherine Fendley, (top picture right) notices the different color of fossils that were formed by the...

03/14/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS students bring home top honors from SkillsUSA district competition

PHS students bring home top honors from SkillsUSA district competition

Paris High School students recently competed in the SkillsUSA District 5 contest, and as a result, three students will advance to the statewide SkillsUSA competition in Corpus Christi on March 27. Photographed (from left):  Michael Rhodes is their instructor and contest sponsor. Mitch Liles, a...

03/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Prairiland Lady Patriots gets 11 strikeouts from Bri Calabria, win 3-0 over Red water

Prairiland Lady Patriots gets 11 strikeouts from Bri Calabria, win 3-0 over Red water

An ace performance by Bri Calabria hoisted Prairiland Lady Patriots to a 3-0 win in seven innings over Red water on Wednesday. Calabria struck out 11, paving the way for a Prairiland Lady Patriots win. Prairiland Lady Patriots’ pitcher tossed seven innings of shutout ball and allowed only...

03/13/2015 by eParisExtra
NL Key Club Gives Irish Treats for the Elderly

NL Key Club Gives Irish Treats for the Elderly

North Lamar High School Key Club members, from left, President Lydia Jimenez, Vice President Alondra Palomares, and Chaplain Makayla Herman prepare “Irish Green” treats for the residents of Lamar Place to wish them a happy St. Patrick’s Day.  The Key Club members visited...

03/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Despite hit advantage, Chisum Mustangs Varsity drops 5-3 game to Poolville

Despite hit advantage, Chisum Mustangs Varsity drops 5-3 game to Poolville

Chisum Mustangs Varsity lost 5-3 in six innings at Lindsay on Saturday, despite outhitting Poolville seven to two. Gus Collins was hot from the plate for Chisum Mustangs Varsity. Collins went 2-3 and scored one run. He singled in the first and third innings. Tyler Foiles put together a nice...

03/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Ameriheart sponsored by Paris Cardiology Center (Khalid Shafiq M.D.) Comes to Bailey Intermediate School

Ameriheart sponsored by Paris Cardiology Center (Khalid Shafiq M.D.) Comes to Bailey Intermediate School

On Thursday, March 12th 2015 children from North Lamar Bailey Intermediate School took a tour of the World’s largest display of a full-blown human heart stationed at its gym. Sayek Shafiq from Stone Middle School and Layla Shafiq from Bailey Intermediate school along with staff from Paris...

03/13/2015 by eParisExtra