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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
Many Cultural Offerings in Downtown Paris this Weekend

Many Cultural Offerings in Downtown Paris this Weekend

Downtown Paris will be alive with music and theatre this weekend. First, Damn Yankees opens at the Paris Community Theatre on Thursday, June 18th at 7:30pm. Performances also on Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm and Sunday matinee at 2:30pm. Tickets available at PCT Box Office or online at...

06/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Beautiful Summer Night for a Concert in the Park

Beautiful Summer Night for a Concert in the Park

The Paris Municipal Band opened its 2015 season on Friday with a variety of musical selections ranging from classic tunes to more contemporary pieces. Under the direction of Joe Watson, the band opened the concert with the “Star Spangled Banner” and followed up immediately with John...

06/15/2015 by eParisExtra
Celebrate America Parade

Celebrate America Parade

The annual “Celebrate America Parade” will be held Saturday, July 4th in downtown Paris. Organizers are currently accepting entries for the parade. Those interested can enter floats, auto, equestrian and marching groups. Staging for the parade will be at the Lamar County Courthouse...

06/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Movies in the Park Still Looking for Sponsors

Movies in the Park Still Looking for Sponsors

This is the 7th year of Movies in the Park sponsored by the Paris Main Street organization.  This year’s line up includes some great family movies and sponsorship opportunities are still available. June 11th — Big Hero 6 June 18 — Maleficient June 25– Divergent July 9...

06/01/2015 by eParisExtra

"Breaking Bad” Star to Perform in Paris, TX Friday Night

After being Detective Steven “Gomie” Gomez on the hit cult AMC series “Breaking Bad” for all 5 seasons, Steven Michael Quezada is returning to his roots in stand up comedy. Quezada currently on the set for a new movie, will be in Paris Friday night for two shows at LMAO Comedy. “Stand...

05/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Junk in the Trunk Sale

Junk in the Trunk Sale

Paris, Texas Main Street is hosting a second “Junk in the  Trunk Sale” in downtown Paris. Parking spaces around the JJ Culbertson fountain in downtown Paris will be blocked off and leased to potential garage sale and other specialty item vendors. Vendors are encouraged to fill their cars...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Community Choir Performance

Paris Community Choir Performance

Come enjoy the beautiful music of the Paris Community Choir at their annual spring concert at the First Methodist Church. The Choir will be performing songs that lift the spirit on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased in advance online at...

05/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Main Street Awards Another BIG Grant for Downtown Restoration

Main Street Awards Another BIG Grant for Downtown Restoration

Mr. and Mrs. Jedediah Irwin, owners of the  Paris Congregational Church, built in 1916 as receive a Building Improvement Grant (BIG) check for $3630.00 for reimbursement for restoration work completed on the building in late 2014. Presenting the check is  Paris Main Street Advisory Board...

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra