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Registration Underway for Boys & Girls Club Football & Volleyball

Registration Underway for Boys & Girls Club Football & Volleyball

Registration is currently underway for the fall season of both boys football and girls volleyball. Football fees are $60 for tackle and $40 for 7 on 7.  New this year is that 2nd graders can now participate in the 7 on 7 touch football program.  There is also a 3rd and 4th grade league and a...

6 hours ago by eParisExtra
Paris Soccer Association Registration

Paris Soccer Association Registration

The Paris Soccer Association (PSA) has announced that registration for the Fall 2015 season will be held Saturday, August 29th from 9am-2pm and again on Monday, August 31st from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the PSA Soccer Fields next to Dragon Park. Late sign ups will be accepted through Friday, September...

08/28/2015 by eParisExtra
PCT Children’s Theatre Classes

PCT Children’s Theatre Classes

The fall semester of children’s theatre classes offered  through the Paris Community Theatre will start the week of Monday, September 14th. Parents can register their children on the first day of class or to be guaranteed a space in the class, register at the PCT Box Office. All classes...

08/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Auditions for Children for Mary Poppins at NLHS

Auditions for Children for Mary Poppins at NLHS

The North Lamar  Theatre Department is  auditioning young kids for the upcoming production of Mary Poppins. They will be casting for a girl who can play age 9-11 and a boy who can play age 7-10. They need to sing in the style of the show, one minute of a song from Mary Poppins along with...

08/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Texas Law on Seat Belts and Safety Seats

Texas Law on Seat Belts and Safety Seats

TxDot has recently released the new Texas laws and regulations on seat belts and child safety seats. According to TxDot, wearing a seat belt improves survival by 50 percent for front seat passengers during a crash. Wearing both your lap and shoulder belts (combined with air bags) is the most...

08/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Enrollment Still Ongoing at Central Presbyterian Day School

Enrollment Still Ongoing at Central Presbyterian Day School

Central Presbyterian Day School still has a few spots left for children ages two through kindergarten. This private Christian pre-school and kindergarten has been educating young children since 1959 and many of the business and civic leaders of Paris attended the school as children. Central...

08/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Teens and Tattoos

Teens and Tattoos

I’m not going to make a statement about tattoos. What grown adults decide to do with their bodies is their business. However, there is a growing trend of teens getting tattoos illegally that has me concerned. To start, it is illegal to run a tattoo “parlor” without a...

08/10/2015 by eParisExtra
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