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More Programs for Kids at Paris Public Library in August

More Programs for Kids at Paris Public Library in August

The Paris Public Library continues its  free summer programs for kids in August. Every Wednesday at 10:30am there is “Story Time” for children ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by an adult). Activities include singing dancing, books, show-and-tell, storytelling-music, finger-plays,...

07/30/2015 by eParisExtra
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
Is Year- Round Baseball Safe?

Is Year- Round Baseball Safe?

Lately, I’m seeing a lot of articles related to the risk of injury for kids who play year-round baseball, especially in the south. What used to be called “baseball season” has morphed into “baseball life.”  And some say that the more they throw, the more they...

07/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Type-A Parents Raising Type-B Kids

Type-A Parents Raising Type-B Kids

My husband and I are both “Type A” people.   So I’ll never forgot the look of shock on my husband’s face when I sat him down one day and gently said, “I think our son is Type B.” Type A folks are ambitious, driven, and competitive. They like to set goals and achieve them. Type B...

07/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Is Diet Soda Safe?

Is Diet Soda Safe?

Many moms drink diet soda and some even give it to their kids. When diet soda first hit the market in the late 1970’s (remember Tab?) it was thought to be a genius product. But over the past decade or two a lot of bad press surrounding artificial sweeteners, especially Aspartame, has led to a...

07/14/2015 by eParisExtra
More Fun for Kids at the Paris Public Library

More Fun for Kids at the Paris Public Library

The Paris Public Library The Paris Public Library continues its  free summer programs for kids. Every Wednesday at 10:30am there is “Story Time” for children ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by an adult). Activities include singing dancing, books, show-and-tell, storytelling-music,...

07/13/2015 by eParisExtra
A Vacation in Paris, Texas

A Vacation in Paris, Texas

  The dog days of summer are upon us. Perhaps you have already taken your vacation or maybe one is not planned for this summer. You can still live like a tourist in your own home town. According to Trip Advisor the top tourist attractions right here in Paris, TX are: #1  The Paris Texas...

07/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Monday Last Day to Register for Kids College at PJC

Monday Last Day to Register for Kids College at PJC

Parents looking for a smart way to keep their children learning this summer have until the end of Monday to register for Kids College at Paris Junior College. Designed for those in grades K-5th, the fun classes are July 13-16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to the regular classes, the...

07/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

According to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, the following safety tips should always be followed when using fireworks. Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks. Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting. A responsible adult...

07/02/2015 by eParisExtra
Keeping Teens Safe Online

Keeping Teens Safe Online

Monday night at the Paris ISD School Board Meeting, Director of the PISD Safety and Security Department, Officer Brad Ruthart told the trustees about an incident that occurred at the high school on May 26th and commended the security guard, Greg Leopard, who handled the situation. On that...

06/23/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Aquatic Center Open for Summer

Paris Aquatic Center Open for Summer

The Paris Aquatic Center opened for summer this week.  The pool offers public swim, swim lessons and hosts a competitive swim team.  The pool can also be rented for private and semi-private parties. The 2015 Public Swim Hours are: Sunday 1:00 am- 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday 10:00 am –...

06/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Summer Kids Programs at the Paris Public Library

Summer Kids Programs at the Paris Public Library

The Paris Public Library has many free summer programs for kids. Every Wednesday at 10:30am there is “Story Time” for children ages 3-5 (must be accompanied by an adult). Activities include singing dancing, books, show-and-tell, storytelling-music, finger-plays, numbers and...

06/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Water Safety Tips

Water Safety Tips

I run this article on water safety every year.  According to the CDC, drowning is still the leading cause of accidental death for kids under the age of 5.  I urge other moms to read these tips on water safety and keep your children safe this summer.  Also, the Paris Aquatic Center (pictured...

06/10/2015 by eParisExtra
Talk to Kids about Dealing with Police

Talk to Kids about Dealing with Police

Without making any judgment or commentary on recent confrontations between young people and police officers, I do think it is important we are having conversations with our kids — teens and young adults — on how to interact with law enforcement. It is my opinion, that it is the role...

06/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Girls Basketball Camp at PHS

Girls Basketball Camp at PHS

Paris High School will be hosting a basketball camp for girls entering 3rd through 9th grade.  The camp is scheduled July 20-23 from 9am to noon at the Paris High School Gym. Cost of the camp is $20 and includes a camp t-shirt. Deanne Dial, head girls basketball coach at Paris High School, and...

06/06/2015 by eParisExtra
Wildcat Basketball Camp

Wildcat Basketball Camp

Paris High School will host two basketball camps on June 8th and 9th. The first camp is for incoming 5th and 6th grade boys from 8am to 10am. The second is for incoming 7th and 8th grade boys 10am to noon. The price for either camp is $30 and includes camp t-shirt. The Paris Basketball camp is...

06/04/2015 by eParisExtra
PCT Summer Workshops and Classes

PCT Summer Workshops and Classes

The Paris Community Theatre is hosting a wide variety of summer workshops and classes for all ages.  Below is a complete listing of classes. Creative Dramatics Let your child explore their imagination and creativity through theatre with creative dramatics. They’ll learn key skills that...

06/03/2015 by eParisExtra
How to Keep the Mosquitoes Away

How to Keep the Mosquitoes Away

With all the rain Northeast Texas saw during the month of May, the mosquitoes this summer are predicted to be rampant. Protecting your yard and your family from mosquitoes not only prevents uncomfortable itching but more importantly can prevent mosquito-borne illnesses, such as encephalitis,...

06/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Simple Solutions for Repairing Flood-Damaged Swimming Pools

Simple Solutions for Repairing Flood-Damaged Swimming Pools

After all the heavy rain we have had in Lamar County, many pool owners face the task of cleaning up a soggy mess.  Once home interiors are restored, attention turns to repairing outdoor damage, including swimming pools. Local BioGuard® dealer Pools & More recommends the following...

06/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris High Hosts Wildcat and LadyCat Soccer Camp

Paris High Hosts Wildcat and LadyCat Soccer Camp

Paris High School will be hosting a soccer camp for girls and boys in grades 1st thru 9th on Friday, June 12, 2015. The camp will run from 8am to noon on the PHS Fields. The price is $20 or $35 for two family members (scholarships are available). Those who register by June 5th at the PHS...

06/01/2015 by eParisExtra