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Maurice's is holding a Halloween Costume Drive for children in foster care, Bring your costume for those in need

Maurice's is holding a Halloween Costume Drive for children in foster care, Bring your costume for those in need

What are you going to be for Halloween? Many children are having that thought right now.  Some will decide and get to choose a costume, however, some will not.  But there are things that you can do to help those less fortunate get to be what they want for Halloween. Hundreds of children in...

10/10/2012 by Josh Allen
Lamar County Humane Association wins big in national PETCO Foundation contest

Lamar County Humane Association wins big in national PETCO Foundation contest

The Petco Foundation recently awarded ten animal shelters across the country with $10,000 a piece in their 100 Celebrations Contest. The top ten to receive the most votes on Facebook from fans or citizens in their community would receive the money. The Lamar County Humane Association in Paris,...

10/08/2012 by Josh Allen
The month of October brings a lot of pink & national Breast Cancer Awareness

The month of October brings a lot of pink & national Breast Cancer Awareness

The full month of October is officially the ‘Pink’ month — more specifically, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and you can bet that Paris Texas will be ‘painted’ with the color and spotted with many of the signature ‘pink ribbons’, along with all...

10/07/2012 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 fulfills its promise to the Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley

Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 fulfills its promise to the Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley

Thought and Theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory-William Wordsworth. A promise is being fulfilled. It is a promise that the Leadership Lamar County Class of 2011-2012 had made to the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley a...

10/04/2012 by Josh Allen
Northeast Texas Linen Service makes big linen donation to New Hope Center of Paris

Northeast Texas Linen Service makes big linen donation to New Hope Center of Paris

The New Hope Center of Paris, formerly Models of the Maker, was visited this week by Northeast Texas Linen Service with a large donation of bags full of linens. Northeast Texas Linen Service brought towels, thermal blankets, bath blankets, sheets, spreads, and washcloths.  The linen service...

09/28/2012 by Josh Allen
Connection Church hosts Pink Hair Party on October 1st

Connection Church hosts Pink Hair Party on October 1st

Come to Connection Church on Monday, October 1, and get hot pink hair extensions for a good cause. All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Fund. ...

09/24/2012 by Josh Allen
Chili's benefits St. Jude's Children Research Hospital

Chili's benefits St. Jude's Children Research Hospital

On Sunday, September 23, Chili’s in Paris, TX held their annual benefit, with all profits and proceeds benefitting St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. There was a bounce house for the children and live music, amongst other fun things to attract business. For a $25 donation,...

09/24/2012 by Josh Allen
Dylan's Drivers' 1st annual Rides for a Reason has great turnout

Dylan's Drivers' 1st annual Rides for a Reason has great turnout

Dylan’s Drivers had their first annual fundraiser Saturday, September 22 — Rides for a Reason 2012. From the early AM until the afternoon hours, the Love Civic Center was full of activities and fun.  There were bounce houses, beer goggle golf cart obstacle courses, live bands, a...

09/22/2012 by Josh Allen
Rides for a Reason has tons of fun scheduled on Saturday, September 22 - Featuring live local music favorites

Rides for a Reason has tons of fun scheduled on Saturday, September 22 - Featuring live local music favorites

Tomorrow is a day for fun and festivities in Paris Texas. Starting with the Dylan’s Drivers first annual Rides for a Reason benefit at the Love Civic Center, fundraising for their worthy cause of providing free and safe rides to those who have consumed alcoholic beverages. All the fun...

09/21/2012 by Josh Allen
Dylan's Drivers' Rides for a Reason schedule of events for September 22, 2012 - Mark your calendars!

Dylan's Drivers' Rides for a Reason schedule of events for September 22, 2012 - Mark your calendars!

The first annual Rides for a Reason 2012 — an event-filled benefit presented by Dylan’s Drivers — is getting closer everyday.  Make sure you mark your calendars for Saturday, September 22.  There is an entire day of fun and excitement scheduled. Being the first annual...

09/06/2012 by Josh Allen
After reading article on the Extra, national recycling manufacturer makes big donation to Paris' Downtown Food Pantry

After reading article on the Extra, national recycling manufacturer makes big donation to Paris' Downtown Food Pantry

In a recent post on the eParis Extra, it was communicated that the Downtown Food Pantry was in need of plastic bags.  These are very useful, completely recyclable, and usually saved by most all people that get items at grocery and department stores. These bags are more than valuable to the...

09/04/2012 by Josh Allen
Get your tickets to win this beautiful Harley & benefit the New Hope Center of Paris

Get your tickets to win this beautiful Harley & benefit the New Hope Center of Paris

You can purchase tickets by calling (903) 785-2777 or by visiting the New Hope Center’s website by clicking the image. Tickets are also available at the following locations: Paris Honda Yamaha Harley-Davidson      2875 NE Loop 286    Paris, TX Paris Suzuki Kawasaki      ...

08/26/2012 by Josh Allen
Dylan's Drivers fundraiser has a reason

Dylan's Drivers fundraiser has a reason

Dylan’s Drivers has a lot going on during its fund raiser next month — and it’s all for a reason. “Rides for a Reason” is set for Sept. 22 at Love Civic Center. “It’s another way for us to spread consciousness of our organization and the need that the organization fulfills,”...

08/24/2012 by Jeff Parish
You have the chance to win this CAR – plus other things – and help build the RRV Veterans Memorial

You have the chance to win this CAR – plus other things – and help build the RRV Veterans Memorial

The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial — located next to our signature Eiffel Tower — will be one of the biggest of its kind upon completion, roughly the size of a professional football field. The memorial is now about to start phase two of its construction.  Phase one was...

08/22/2012 by Josh Allen
United Way of Lamar County Campaign Kick-off Party

United Way of Lamar County Campaign Kick-off Party

United Way of Lamar County announces the 2013 Campaign Kick-off Block Party, to be held at the Red River Valley Fair Grounds, Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10am — 2pm. As you may, or may not know, the Diversity Task Force was disbanded last fall.  One of the more successful efforts of...

08/16/2012 by Josh Allen
Gift of Love: You could win this beautiful bike & help bring funds to the New Hope Center

Gift of Love: You could win this beautiful bike & help bring funds to the New Hope Center

The 2005 Harley Screaming Eagle Fatboy that is being donated for the New Hope Center’s Annual Fundraiser by Kimberly Fasken started out as a Gift of Love. “My husband Andy surprised me with this bike on Valentine’s Day 2005.  We had ridden our motorcycles out to eat.   Andy had taken...

08/12/2012 by Josh Allen
Coplin family thanks community for support, Brenda still hopeful

Coplin family thanks community for support, Brenda still hopeful

After battling breast cancer, Brenda Coplin was sadly again diagnosed with cancer — this time AML Leukemia. She and her family thank those who helped them Battle for Brenda, and continue to. An enormous ‘thank you’ is extended to this community from the Coplin family —...

08/10/2012 by Josh Allen
Back to the Schoolyard School Supply Drive to benefit underprivileged children in our area

Back to the Schoolyard School Supply Drive to benefit underprivileged children in our area

The Kelvin L. Hicks Foundation, Inc. & ‘Everybody is Somebody Center’ is raising funds for the annual Back to the Schoolyard School Supply Drive, which will take place on August 18 at the Paris Fairgrounds from 11am to 2pm. The hopes are to provide underprivileged children with...

08/08/2012 by Josh Allen
Chili's teams up with Dylan's Drivers

Chili's teams up with Dylan's Drivers

Once a month, Chili’s Bar & Grill will be teaming up with Dylan’s Drivers to help raise funds for their expenses.  Dylan’s Drivers will receive 10% of food sales on a particular night, once a month. All you have to do is go to Chili’s — eat as much as you can...

08/02/2012 by Josh Allen
Dylan's Drivers' Rides for a Reason 2012

Dylan's Drivers' Rides for a Reason 2012

Dylan’s Drivers is preparing for their first annual fundraiser, Rides for a Reaon 2012.  The event is to be held on September 22 at the Love Civic Center in Paris.  The fun will last all day, beginning at 8am with a 5k ‘fun run’/walk and ending sometime after 4pm. Shortly...

07/25/2012 by eParisExtra