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Memorial Day Program tomorrow at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

Memorial Day Program tomorrow at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial

Tomorrow there will be a Memorial Day Program at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial located at 2025 South Collegiate Drive Paris, Texas.  The service will be held under the covered Pavilion from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Weather Permitting there will be a parachute Jump – 10:30...

05/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
Know before you go - boating tips for the weekend

Know before you go - boating tips for the weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of lake season and the unofficial weekend of summer. According to the Center for Disease Control, each year over 3,400 people drown in the United States. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental deaths for persons 1-14 years of age and the sixth...

05/29/2016 by eparisextra.com
VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Pocket Card Jockey (3DS)

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Pocket Card Jockey (3DS)

It’s okay to be a Horse Racing Solitaire addict. Addiction to card games and horse racing could often lead to trouble, especially when money is involved.  For me, the cost of my recent addiction was $7 and many hours of time poured into Pocket Card Jockey.  Game Freak, the creators of...

05/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Humane Association host adoption event today

Lamar County Humane Association host adoption event today

The Lamar County Humane Association will host an adoption event on today from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will be at the Lamar County Animal Shelter located at 310 Clement Road in Paris, TX. #lcha #adoptapet #weekend Image courtesy:  Animal Fund of America ...

05/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Cas Haley to perform at That Guy's Coffee House tonight

Cas Haley to perform at That Guy's Coffee House tonight

Cas Haley will perform tonight at That Guy’s Coffee House located at 117 Clarksville Street in downtown Paris. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Lamar National Bank and tickets are still available. You can purchase tickets online at...

05/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Chance of thunderstorms and a cool front by Wednesday

Chance of thunderstorms and a cool front by Wednesday

There will be a slight chance of thunderstorms late this afternoon through tonight across all of North and Central Texas.  These storms may approach severe limits, producing quarter size hail and strong gusty winds. Sunday through Friday there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms, a cold...

05/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
E-mail scam in Paris

E-mail scam in Paris

Another scam has arisen in Paris, TX. where an individual received an e-mail from what appeared to be an attorney advising the person that they owe money due to an outstanding loan and need to pay up front to keep from going to trial. Do not respond to this type of solicitation.  An attorney...

05/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Let us remember what Memorial Day really means - The history of Memorial Day

Let us remember what Memorial Day really means - The history of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to get together with family, neighbors and friends for backyard grilling, fun and memories.  Just like many holidays, the day seems to have become very commercialized and sometimes perhaps we forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Nothing like a history lesson for the...

05/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
Paris High School student athletes honored

Paris High School student athletes honored

Wildcat award winners on the front row from left are Jared Embry Payton Barrios, Dren Rollerson, Quez Allen, Forrest White, Zachary de la Garza, Channing Parker, and Jordan Embry. On the second row are Javonta Ladell, Chandler Bawcum, Diarva Brown, Xzavius Gray, Roberta Lunam, Colin Harris,...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Do you really

Do you really "Like" us?

I’ve been in the media business for a very long time.  I’ve worked in radio, daily newspapers, published monthly publications and now my husband and I own eParisExtra.com.  I managed to survive the digital boom in 2008 while in the newspaper industry and now I embrace this electronic age...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Humane Association to host adoption event on Saturday

Lamar County Humane Association to host adoption event on Saturday

The Lamar County Humane Association will host an adoption event on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event will be at the Lamar County Animal Shelter located at 310 Clement Road in Paris, TX. #lcha #adoptapet #weekend   ...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
North Lamar’s Beckmon named Academic All-American

North Lamar’s Beckmon named Academic All-American

North Lamar High School senior Mackenzie Beckmon has been named Academic All-American for the National Speech and Debate Association. “Requirements for this award are strenuous,” said Speech and Debate coach Kristi Hodgkiss. Recipients of the award must have a 3.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale),...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Sheriff's inmate booking report - May 25, 2016

Lamar County Sheriff's inmate booking report - May 25, 2016

10 people were booked into the Lamar County jail between the hours of 1:54 a.m. on May 24, 2016 and 2:35 a.m. this morning. Hutchings, Gerald Ray – Driving while intoxicated Runnels, Zakayla Ijanae – Interfere with public duties Runnels, Alexius Shambreia – Interfere with...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC Board of Regents swears in new members, approves annexation service plan

PJC Board of Regents swears in new members, approves annexation service plan

The Paris Junior College Board of Regents welcomed newly elected member Carolyn Lockett and returning members Berdie Gibson and Louise Taylor as they were sworn in at the meeting held Monday evening, May 23, 2016.  Board officers will be elected at the June meeting. Paris Junior College...

05/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Twitter makes room for longer tweets - here's how it will work

Twitter makes room for longer tweets - here's how it will work

Twitter announced today plans to remove the strict 140 character in a tweet. The company says that, among other changes designed to welcome new users to its service, it will no longer count media attachments and @names in replies toward your 140 allowed characters. However links will still...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
eParisExtra cat of the week

eParisExtra cat of the week

This is Misty and her crew. These sweeties are really looking for a home.  The kittens are playful and friendly.  Mama Misty is slightly nervous, but will come around. Misty and these fur-babies are all available for adoption at the Lamar County Animal Shelter located at 310 Clement Road,...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Robert Rames Taylor

Robert Rames Taylor

ROBERT RAMES TAYLOR, 62, of Paris, died at his residence Saturday May 21, 2016. Cremation arrangements were under the care of Starrett Funeral Home. The family will host a memorial service at a later date. Mr. Taylor was born April 18, 1954 in Talihina, Oklahoma, a son of Leslie and Irene...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC honor society inducts students, selects new officers

PJC honor society inducts students, selects new officers

More than 100 new members of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society, were inducted at Paris Junior College near the end of the spring semester. The most recent group of Paris Junior College inductees in Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college honor society,...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
City Council approves new speed limit near Downtown Community Park last night

City Council approves new speed limit near Downtown Community Park last night

At last night’s Paris City Council meeting the speed limit change from 30 mph to 20 mph was approved near the new Downtown Community Park across from First United Methodist Church. The new speed limit is at the 10 block of 2nd Street S.E. between Lamar Avenue and Clarksville Street. John...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
PCT auditions for Addams Family: A New Musical Wednesday and Thursday

PCT auditions for Addams Family: A New Musical Wednesday and Thursday

Paris Community Theatre is proud to announce auditions for the musical comedy “The Addams Family” with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. “The Addams Family” is directed by Josef Ferguson. The production is being presented under the generous...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com