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Tax Credit Seminar hosted by Paris Main Street

Tax Credit Seminar hosted by Paris Main Street

A Texas State Tax Credit Seminar is scheduled for this Thursday August 27th in the City Council Chambers at 6:30pm, hosted by the Paris Main Street Program. Valerie Magolan, a tax credit program specialist with the Texas Historical Commission Architecture Division in Austin, will lead the...

08/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Hatch Chili Fest on September 5th

Hatch Chili Fest on September 5th

The aroma of fresh roasted Hatch Chile’s is expected to permeate the Farmers Market downtown Paris, Texas. On September 5th beginning at 9:00 a.m. the Market Square located at 400 SW 1st Street, the New Mexico experience of roasting hatch chile peppers will commence, and the public is invited...

08/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Final Weekend of Little Women at PCT

Final Weekend of Little Women at PCT

“Little Women the Musical” which has been getting rave reviews has its final weekend at the Paris Community Theatre in downtown Paris .  Performances are Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm and a final matinee on Sunday, August 16th at 2:30pm. The musical is directed by Josef...

08/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Movies in the Park Shows Disney Movie Maleficent

Movies in the Park Shows Disney Movie Maleficent

Paris Main Street will be hosting another Movie in the Park on Thursday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m. The Disney movie Maleficent was originally scheduled for July 18, but rainy weather forced a cancellation. “Many people were really disappointed about the rain out, so the committee met to try to...

08/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand Opening of THE LOFT at one-twenty-three

Grand Opening of THE LOFT at one-twenty-three

On August 6th the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for THE LOFT at one-twenty-three. THE LOFT at one-twenty-three is a new business in downtown Paris, located at 123 Clarksville Street.  This gorgeous event venue is owned by Lalonna West and is available to rent...

08/11/2015 by eParisExtra
First United Methodist Groundbreaking for New Youth Center

First United Methodist Groundbreaking for New Youth Center

On Wednesday, August 5th at 6pm the Groundbreaking Ceremony took place at the First United Methodist Church for their new Multi-Purpose Youth Building. The front parking lot of the church is also under construction when the groundbreaking for the new downtown community park began earlier this...

08/06/2015 by eParisExtra
PCT's

PCT's "Little Women the Musical" Opens Thursday, August 6th

“Little Women the Musical” opens Thursday, August 6th at the Paris Community Theatre in downtown Paris. The musical is directed by Josef Ferguson, with the musical direction of Sydney Young. Choreography is provided by Michelle Hobbs, Haley Hines and Tyaisha Allen. The show runs...

08/05/2015 by eParisExtra
City of Paris Is Looking For Volunteers for the Historic Preservation Commission

City of Paris Is Looking For Volunteers for the Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Paris is accepting applications for two positions on the Historic Preservation Commission. Persons interested in serving on a board, commission, or committee must first complete an application indicating their interest and give a brief description of any special knowledge,...

07/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Livingston's Night at the Museum

Livingston's Night at the Museum

The Sam Bell Maxey House will be hosting “Livingston’s Night at the Museum” on Friday, August 7, 2015. Livingston the Lion, a stuffed animal from the late 1800s, is hosting a sleepover for your stuffed animal, doll, or action figure on the night of Friday, August 7 at the Sam...

07/28/2015 by eParisExtra
'Lego creation' contest held before final Movies in the Park showing

'Lego creation' contest held before final Movies in the Park showing

Lane Cornmesser holds his winning Lego creation at a contest before Movies in the Park on Thursday. Before the final showing of this year’s Movies in the Paris movie series on Thursday evening, about a dozen youngsters brought their own, self-crafted Lego creations to be judged for a...

07/24/2015 by Josh Allen
Community Leaders Break Ground for Downtown Community Park

Community Leaders Break Ground for Downtown Community Park

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Downtown Community Park took place on Wednesday in front of First United Methodist Church, marking the beginning of construction for the park. Community leaders prepare to break ground on the new park. The park itself will feature a musical harmony garden as...

07/22/2015 by Josh Allen
The Lego Movie ends

The Lego Movie ends "Movies in the Park"

Paris Main Street will be wrapping up this summer’s Movies in the Park season with the Lego Movie on Thursday, July 23rd. Kids are encouraged to bring their very best Lego creation for the “Best Lego” Award.  The winner of the contest will be featured on eParisExtra.com The...

07/20/2015 by eParisExtra
The Price of Parking: Creative Candy Owner Rents Parking Spaces

The Price of Parking: Creative Candy Owner Rents Parking Spaces

Paying to park your car in designated areas is not exactly commonplace in small towns like Paris, TX. Most people instead see parking fees in large cities like Dallas, Ft. Worth, or Houston. Yet what’s so uncommon in Paris is exactly what began recently. The lot that once was home to the old...

07/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Little Women at Paris Community Theatre

Little Women at Paris Community Theatre

The musical adaptation of the classic story “Little Women” will be presented by the Paris Community Theatre August 6-9 and August 13-16. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her...

07/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Nominations Being Accepted for Texas Treasure Business Award

Nominations Being Accepted for Texas Treasure Business Award

Paris Main Street Advisory Board is leading an effort to recognize business that have continuously been in operation for 50 years or more by nominating them for the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award that is sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Treasure Business Award...

07/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Second Saturdays tonight in Downtown Paris

Second Saturdays tonight in Downtown Paris

Paris Downtown Association is pleased to invite you to come downtown this evening for its monthly Second Saturdays event. Each month on the second Saturday, Paris Downtown Association member boutique shops stay open late. From 5pm to 7pm, shoppers have a chance to win $100. All of the...

07/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Groundbreaking for Downtown Community Park

Groundbreaking for Downtown Community Park

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Downtown Community park will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 9am. The much anticipated park will be in part of what is now the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, located at 322 Lamar Avenue in downtown Paris. Plans for the park include a...

07/08/2015 by eParisExtra
Art of the Heart Fundraiser for PCT

Art of the Heart Fundraiser for PCT

NXS Gallery and the Paris Community Theatre are teaming up to create a unique fundraiser for the Theatre. A $50 donation will allow you to display your art at the gallery in a special exhibit on Saturday, July 11th.  Viewing is free and open to the public from 5:30-7:30pm. Those interested in...

06/27/2015 by eParisExtra

"Damn Yankees" Continues This Weekend at PCT

The PCT production of “Damn Yankees” continues this weekend at the Plaza Theatre. Performances Friday and  Saturday at 7:30pm and a final matinee performance on Sunday at 2:30 pm. This fun, family musical is is directed and choreographed by Christine Sheehan, with musical direction by...

06/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Damn Yankees at PCT

Damn Yankees at PCT

“Damn Yankees” is a 1950s musical theatre classic with a book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The PCT production of “Damn Yankees” is directed and choreographed by Christine Sheehan, with musical direction by Phillip Briggs....

06/18/2015 by eParisExtra