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"Polly the Food Snob" Book Signing at Olive Paris

A book signing for “Polly The Food Snob Meets Olive Paris” is scheduled for Saturday, November 29, from noon until 7:00 at Olive Paris, located at 115 S. Main Street in downtown Paris, Texas. “This is my second cookbook,” says Polly Holladay, “and this time the...

11/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Antique Fair nets $8,000 for downtown restrooms

Antique Fair nets $8,000 for downtown restrooms

(L to R) Greg Wilson, PDA President, Melissa Gordon PDA Board Member, Missy Starnes, Main Street Board Member, Kari Daniel, PDA Board Member, Glee Emmitt,  Main Street Board Member, Janet Green, Paris Antique Fair founder The Paris Downtown Association (PDA) has donated the proceeds of the...

11/23/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street Program Receives $5000 Grant

Paris Main Street Program Receives $5000 Grant

The Anice Read Fund of the Texas Downtown Association and Communities Foundation of Texas have announced the 2014 grant recipients. Paris Main Street Program was selected to receive a grant in the amount of $5000 to help construct the public handicap accessible restroom in downtown Paris in...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Holiday in Paris

Holiday in Paris

The annual “Holiday in Paris” kicked off this past Saturday with the Christmas Tree lighting.  Many businesses hosted Christmas Open Houses and Santa made his first appearance in the “Santa Hut” in the downtown plaza. Here is a complete listing of all “Holiday in...

11/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Annual Lighting of Downtown Christmas Tree

Annual Lighting of Downtown Christmas Tree

The Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Downtown Paris will be held this Saturday, November 8th from 6-8pm. The Community Choir will be on hand singing and Santa and his reindeer will also be there. ...

11/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Area Arts Alliance Brings Singer Songwriter Brian Burns to That Guy's

Paris Area Arts Alliance Brings Singer Songwriter Brian Burns to That Guy's

The Paris Area Arts Alliance is bringing country singer songwriter Brian Burns to Paris for a performance at That Guy’s Coffee Listening Room at 7:30 PM, November 15th.  Tickets are $15 and available at the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce, 8 West Plaza in Downtown Paris. Brian Burns is a...

11/01/2014 by eParisExtra
First Mannequin Night a Success

First Mannequin Night a Success

The first annual Mannequin Night in downtown Paris was deemed a success. Over 94 mannequins were downtown, with 25 open businesses, five open restaurants and four food trucks.  There was live music and a great turnout. ...

10/29/2014 by eParisExtra
Fun Friday Night in Downtown Paris

Fun Friday Night in Downtown Paris

This Friday night will be filled with fun, music, sights, and scares in downtown Paris. The first annual Mannequin Night will be held Friday evening from 5-8:30 pm. Volunteers will pose in vintage style horror costumes or other vintage Halloween characters inside and outside the downtown...

10/23/2014 by eParisExtra
4th Annual Paris Antique Fair Raises Money for Downtown

4th Annual Paris Antique Fair Raises Money for Downtown

Downtown Paris saw the 4th annual Paris Antique Fair the weekend of October 13th.  The event, held at the Gibraltar Hotel this year, was a fundraiser for downtown bathrooms that are part of the new park project in the parking lot of First Methodist Church. This was the first year the event was...

10/20/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

Paris Main Street's Downtown Pumpkin Patch ready for picking

The Paris Main Street’s Downtown Pumpkin Patch is back in business this year and they have a plethora of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes available for you. If you are getting pumpkins this year for Halloween or the fall season go no further than the Downtown Pumpkin Patch. A host of...

10/14/2014 by Josh Allen
Downtown Paris Happenings

Downtown Paris Happenings

There is a lot happening in downtown Paris during the month of October. Here are some of the highlights: Main Trading Company Ham Radio Day October 18th. Trolley will be bringing patrons downtown for tours. Downtown Pumpkin Patch is open! The patch is open Sunday – Friday 12-6 & Saturdays...

10/14/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Texas Antique Fair is this weekend at the Gibraltar Hotel

Paris Texas Antique Fair is this weekend at the Gibraltar Hotel

The Paris Downtown Association will host the fourth annual Paris Texas Antique Fair (www.paristexasantiquefair.com) this weekend on Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th. This year the event moves downtown in the Historic Gibraltar Hotel and hosts vendors from all over the region....

10/07/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Downtown Retailers Open Late Tonight

Paris Downtown Retailers Open Late Tonight

Many downtown retailers are staying open on the first Thursday of the month until 8pm.  Tonight, October 2nd is the first Thursday they will be open. This “Explore Downtown” event is sponsored by the Paris Downtown Association. Look for the PDA flags to know which businesses are...

10/02/2014 by eParisExtra
NXS Gallery Announces Opening of Paris Area Fine Arts Educators Show

NXS Gallery Announces Opening of Paris Area Fine Arts Educators Show

The NXS Gallery would like to invite everyone to the opening of the Paris Area Fine Arts Educators Show. Featuring local artists and teachers from our area including: Marvin Gorley, Gail Hogue, Susan Moore, Mary Musick, John Simmons, and Lena Spencer. Works include paintings, ceramics,...

09/18/2014 by eParisExtra
Two Speakers Come to Paris to Address Concerns over Nation's Highways

Two Speakers Come to Paris to Address Concerns over Nation's Highways

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation  regarding the nation’s highway infrastructure on September 22nd at 5pm at 8 West Plaza in downtown Paris. The keynote speaker will be  author and speaker Dan McNichol of Boston, who has published four books on the...

09/13/2014 by eParisExtra
J.B. - the modern retelling of the biblical story of Job - premieres at PCT this weekend

J.B. - the modern retelling of the biblical story of Job - premieres at PCT this weekend

Nickles (left), played by Jess Micah Halbert, takes on the role of Satan as Mr. Zuss (right), played by Mike Risinger, assumes the role of God in the play-within-a-play retelling of the biblical story of the faithfulness of Job. Paris Community Theatre will premiere its rendition of the classic...

09/11/2014 by Josh Allen
Paris Main Street Announces Silent Auction of Artwork by Chevis Clem

Paris Main Street Announces Silent Auction of Artwork by Chevis Clem

Chivas Clem Original Artwork Paris Main Street is pleased to announce a silent auction in conjunction with the 6 (Square)’d Community Art Project. Paris native, Chivas Clem, has created and graciously donated an original piece of artwork to be auctioned. The daguerreotype –style painting is...

09/10/2014 by eParisExtra
Music on the Plaza Friday Night

Music on the Plaza Friday Night

The “Jam Room” presents “Music on the Plaza” Friday, September 5th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The live music concert will feature the 12th Street “Jam Band.” Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and to dine from a wide selection of downtown...

08/31/2014 by eParisExtra
Artistic murals spice up the look of downtown area

Artistic murals spice up the look of downtown area

Paris native, college student and visual artist, August Hunt, has recently added three large photograph-murals to the downtown area, bringing both an artistic look and some Paris history for locals and visitors to enjoy.   One of the new murals in the downtown area shows a picture of the...

08/26/2014 by Josh Allen
Plans for New Downtown Public Restroom Underway

Plans for New Downtown Public Restroom Underway

Part of the  First United Methodist Church (FUMC) new Park Project includes a public, handicap-accessible restroom for the  downtown area.  The location of the restroom will be on the North West side of Park, currently the parking lot of FUMC. The Paris Main Street Board is working...

08/17/2014 by eParisExtra