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The New Hope Center of Paris makes one man the lucky winner of a Harley Davidson

The New Hope Center of Paris makes one man the lucky winner of a Harley Davidson

On Saturday, November 3, the New Hope Center of Paris held a ‘meet and greet’ with free hotdogs and live music to raffle off an amazing Harley Davidson motorcycle as a fundraiser for their cause. James Casey Greenhall is the one lucky winner of a Harley Davidson Screamin’...

11/04/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris Rotarians help to save the lives of children in Africa

Paris Rotarians help to save the lives of children in Africa

It’s hard to believe that there is a person out there with the sacrificial mindset and humble, fearless nature that is required to give a large portion of yourself to the benefit of those in need; on a daily basis and in a place very unlike home and far away. eParisExtra had the honor and...

10/30/2012 by Josh Allen
City of Paris grant builds man a new home

City of Paris grant builds man a new home

Paris resident, Homer Spencer, is the lucky recipient of a brand new brick home, funded and built for him by a City of Paris grant for dilapidated homes.  Although the home was funded by this grant, it took about one year’s worth of paperwork and dedication to get this all settled for...

10/29/2012 by Josh Allen
Leadership Lamar County picks an organization for fundraising, Dancing with the Stars the event

Leadership Lamar County picks an organization for fundraising, Dancing with the Stars the event

The Leadership Lamar County Class of 2012-2013 has picked the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society as the organization that they will focus their efforts on for this class. Five different projects were submitted by local non-profit organizations for review by this year’s class.  The...

10/23/2012 by Josh Allen
United Way Report: Currently over 60% of goal reached

United Way Report: Currently over 60% of goal reached

This year’s United Way of Lamar County campaign set a goal of $535,000 and they are well on their way — already 68% — to reaching it, thanks to the generous citizens and businesses of Lamar County. At the weekly ‘Report Out’ meeting on Friday, they were just 32%...

10/22/2012 by Josh Allen
Lamar County Humane Association is awarded $10,000 check from PETCO Foundation

Lamar County Humane Association is awarded $10,000 check from PETCO Foundation

The Lamar County Humane Association was awarded their prize money for their win in the PETCO Foundation’s 100 Celebrations Contest on Facebook. The check was presented to the Humane Association on Saturday morning at Paris’ PetCo store.  A plaque was also given to  General Manager...

10/21/2012 by Josh Allen
Canned Food Drive to benefit the Downtown Food Pantry at the Pumpkin Patch - Bring a can, get a discount

Canned Food Drive to benefit the Downtown Food Pantry at the Pumpkin Patch - Bring a can, get a discount

Anyone that brings a canned good to Paris Main Street’s Downtown Pumpkin Patch, will receive a 50% discount on any pumpkin purchase of $10 or more.  There is no limit to pumpkins, so please bring as many canned goods as possible. These canned goods will go to the benefit of the Paris...

10/18/2012 by Josh Allen
United Way 3rd Annual Small Business 'Blitz'

United Way 3rd Annual Small Business 'Blitz'

Volunteers will “sweep” through Lamar County to pick-up donations for the United Way 2013 Campaign. Their goal is to raise $32, 812! After your donations are received, you business will be recognized for your generosity. Tune into K95.5 to hear your company name! ...

10/16/2012 by Josh Allen
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