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Prairiland Junior High Boys end Season with Wins

Prairiland Junior High Boys end Season with Wins

The Patriots won all four games at Chisum to finish the season. The 7th grade B team won 14-7. Lincoln Smith scored 8. Justin Eudy hit a three-pointer. Connor Stark made 2 and Greg Jaral finished with one. Jeremiah Harrison led the scoring with 16 points. Brylee Galloway followed with six....

7 hours ago by eParisExtra
Lamar County Public Education Celebration

Lamar County Public Education Celebration

A Celebration for all Lamar County Public Educational Professionals and Staff will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 5pm-6pm at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. All education professionals and staff are invited to attend this gathering and dinner. The purpose of the...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
North Lamar’s Key Club Spreads Cheer to Others

North Lamar’s Key Club Spreads Cheer to Others

Members of the North Lamar Key Club visited residents of Lamar Place on Wednesday to wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day.  The Key Clubbers handed out Valentine treat bags and visited with the residents. “This is such a fun project,” said Key Club Vice President Senior Katie...

8 hours ago by eParisExtra
North Lamar Finishes Season with Fifth Straight Win

North Lamar Finishes Season with Fifth Straight Win

The first time the North Lamar Pantherettes took the court against Pleasant Grove, the Lady Hawks knocked down six three point baskets in the first quarter on their way to a 72-50 win. On Tuesday night, they only hit one in the opening quarter. This time, the Pantherettes secured the victory...

02/12/2016 by Greg Higgins
Crocket Intermediate School Named one of the “Schools to Watch” in Texas

Crocket Intermediate School Named one of the “Schools to Watch” in Texas

Paris ISD’s Crocket Intermediate School has been named one of the “Schools to Watch” in Texas. Pictured:   Crockett Principal Brock Blassingame Seven exemplary middle-grades schools in Texas have been named “Schools to Watch” as part of a recognition program developed by the...

02/12/2016 by eParisExtra
NLHS Finalists Advance to Regional Science Fair

NLHS Finalists Advance to Regional Science Fair

Ten finalists from North Lamar High School’s Pre-AP Biology or AP Biology class will complete with their independent research projects at the Kilgore Regional Science Fair at Kilgore College on February 26.  The students were selected after presenting their projects during school before...

02/12/2016 by eParisExtra
North Lamar ISD School Board Hears Presentation on $56 million Bond

North Lamar ISD School Board Hears Presentation on $56 million Bond

The Board of Trustees for the North Lamar ISD heard on Monday night a presentation from the Facilities Committee on a possible $56 million bond issue. North Lamar ISD currently has a tax rate 1.1111 of but that could change if a bond election is held and passes. Compared to the other school...

02/11/2016 by eParisExtra
Ladycats End Season with Overtime Loss

Ladycats End Season with Overtime Loss

The Paris Ladycats took Pittsburg to overtime Tuesday on the Lady Pirates’ Senior Night, but a season-long habit of poor ball-handling and excessive fouls derailed their chances of ending the 2015-16 season on a winning note. Pittsburg (2-8 in District 15-4A) beat Paris (0-10), 66-63, which...

02/11/2016 by eParisExtra
Cats Make Quick Work of Pittsburg, 78-35

Cats Make Quick Work of Pittsburg, 78-35

The 5th-ranked Paris Wildcats exploded for a 15-0 lead at Pittsburg Tuesday night before the Pirates finally found their side of the scoreboard with their first points midway through the first quarter. Unfazed, the Cats responded with a 3-point play and 18-2 lead when a lone Pirate fan urged on...

02/11/2016 by Tim Taylor
STEAM Expo

STEAM Expo

Paris Junior High School and Crockett Intermediate School students recently competed in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Expo.  This innovative alternative to a typical science fair gives students the opportunity to exhibit and be rewarded for accomplishments in STEAM...

02/10/2016 by eParisExtra
NL Boys Lose to Sunnvale, Defeat Chapel Hill

NL Boys Lose to Sunnvale, Defeat Chapel Hill

On Friday night, the Panthers would take the pitch in a rematch against Sunnyvale. Earlier in the year, NL easily defeated this opponent and expected to do so again. On a night that coach Aaron Welch summarized by saying his team never really came out of the locker room, NL would lose the...

02/10/2016 by eParisExtra
NL Girls Defeat Liberty-Eylau

NL Girls Defeat Liberty-Eylau

The North Lamar Pantherettes travelled to Liberty-Eylau on Friday night looking to extend their two-game winning streak. Coach Duanna Ewell’s adjustments to the lineup seem to have brought a stability and confidence to the team. The Pantherettes were poised for an offensive explosion and...

02/10/2016 by eParisExtra
Paris Junior High School Choir Students Earn Medals at Contest

Paris Junior High School Choir Students Earn Medals at Contest

Twelve Paris Junior High School choir students won gold medals for superior ratings and excellent ratings at the UIL Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest at Greenville Middle School on January 30. Photographed (from left) on the front row are  Isabella Garrard, Amanda Blouin, Hailey Woolsey,...

02/10/2016 by eParisExtra
North Lamar UIL Cross-Examination Debate Team Advances to State

North Lamar UIL Cross-Examination Debate Team Advances to State

Four North Lamar students will compete at the State Cross-Examination Debate Tournament to be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in March. The North Lamar Debate Team swept the first four places at the UIL District 15 AAAA Cross-Examination Debate Tournament on Tuesday. ...

02/10/2016 by eParisExtra
NLHS DEBATERS AMONG STATE’S TOP TEN

NLHS DEBATERS AMONG STATE’S TOP TEN

Three North Lamar High School students earned state rankings, placing in the top ten at the UIL State Student Congress Tournament held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin the week of January 11 to 13. Junior Kay Edwards placed 4th, Junior Jordan Walters placed 8th, and Junior...

02/09/2016 by eParisExtra
Students Helping Students Learn about the Great Paris Fire of 1916

Students Helping Students Learn about the Great Paris Fire of 1916

North Lamar second grade students at Everett Elementary were educated on the Paris Fire of 1916 by students from Paris ISD. The Paris students, who are working with the Centennial Fire Group, are sharing historical facts about the day of the fire and how the town came together to rebuild after...

02/09/2016 by eParisExtra
Quez Allen signs to play football with Pittsburg State

Quez Allen signs to play football with Pittsburg State

Paris High School senior Quez Allen has signed to play football with Pittsburgh State. Parents are Mickey Allen and Tisha Cooper. Also pictured are Coach Lonnie Norton, Athletic Director Steven Hohenberger, Assistant Athletic Director Chad Helberg, Principal Chris Vaughn.     ...

02/08/2016 by eParisExtra
Prairiland beats Cooper

Prairiland beats Cooper

The 7th grade Prairiland Patriots defeated the Cooper Bulldogs 44-17 at Patriot gym last Thursday. Corbin Watson had a breakout game with 16 points. Canyon May followed with seven. Jeremiah Harrison scored six, Ryan Butler five and Brylee Galloway and Lane Cornmesser finished with four. The 8th...

02/08/2016 by Greg Higgins
PJC students ask for public's help at Tuesday blood drive

PJC students ask for public's help at Tuesday blood drive

A blood drive sponsored by the Student Government Association at Paris Junior College will not only help save lives, it will help the club compete against other colleges in SGA Region III. Each unit of blood collected may save up to three lives, according to Carter BloodCare, which is holding...

02/08/2016 by eParisExtra
Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

Pantherettes Survive Against Paris

It had everything you could want in a rivalry-type game. In the end, though, it was a Bill Jones layup at the buzzer that gave the Pantherettes a 51-49 victory. Both teams battled back and forth most of the game. The first half ended in a 21-21 tie. It was the third quarter in which North...

02/08/2016 by Greg Higgins