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Advice to Graduating Seniors...

Advice to Graduating Seniors...

I don’t have a graduating senior yet, but with two in high school, this year’s graduation season has me feeling more sentimental than usual. Dealing with the reality that your children are growing up and going to leave the nest is hard. But I’ve always firmly believed that we raise our...

05/20/2015 by eParisExtra
NL Summer Camps

NL Summer Camps

North Lamar ISD is offering a variety of summer camps beginning in June and continuing through July. Soccer Camp - June 8-10 for K-6th, from 1pm-4pm each day. Cost: $40 (includes t-shirt) Boys Basketball Camp – June 8-11 for K-8th (different times & fees depending on grade...

05/15/2015 by eParisExtra
FUMC Pasture Golf Tournament Slated

FUMC Pasture Golf Tournament Slated

First United Methodist Church is hosting the 1st Annual Linda and Tom Graves Memorial Golf Classic at Red’Arc Farm Pasture Golf Course in Direct, Texas, on Monday, May 25 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Both avid and novice pasture golfers will team up on Memorial Day to benefit the Zip Code...

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday May 9th

Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday May 9th

Take the whole family to the 2015 Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday tomorrow at the Love Civic Center, located at 2025 South Collegiate Drive. The event runs from  9am to 4pm and is sponsored by the Think Child Safety program. Admission is free.   There will be art, sculptures, photos...

05/08/2015 by eParisExtra
PCT Children's Theatre Presents Jack and the Magic Beans

PCT Children's Theatre Presents Jack and the Magic Beans

The Paris Community Theatre Children’s program is presenting Jack and the Magic Beans this weekend and next at the Plaza Theatre in downtown Paris. Jack and the Magic Beans, directed by Laura Hutchings, delivers thrills and laughter, imagination and growth through live story telling of...

05/07/2015 by eParisExtra
PHS Theatre Dept. Hosts

PHS Theatre Dept. Hosts "Young Performers Workshop"

The Paris High School Theatre Department will be hosting a “Young Performers Workshop” on Saturday, May 30th from 10am-2pm. Students will build confidence and foster creative expression while developing their acting, dancing, singing, and stage movement skills. Students will learn a...

04/25/2015 by eParisExtra
2015 Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday

2015 Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday

Artists and art vendors will gather in Paris, TX the weekend of Saturday, May 9th (9am to 4pm), at the Love Civic Center, 2025 South Collegiate, Paris, for the 2015 Paris Art Fair and Kids Safe Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Think Child Safety program. Admission is free; donations will...

04/25/2015 by eParisExtra
April is National Child Abuse Awarenss and Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Awarenss and Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris is a wonderful agency that serves the children of Lamar and Red River Counties who have experienced abuse. 1. BE AWARE of who your child spends time with, who your child’s best friend...

04/18/2015 by eParisExtra
NL Hosts Social Media Safety Program - Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

NL Hosts Social Media Safety Program - Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Rebecca Peevy, Executive Director of The Children’s Advocacy Center, and Detective Chris Bean will present an internet safety program on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the North Lamar High School auditorium.  All community members are encouraged to attend to learn about today’s social...

04/17/2015 by eParisExtra
All Star Basketball Skills Clinic This Weekend

All Star Basketball Skills Clinic This Weekend

The First Baptist Church will be hosting an All Star Basketball Skills Clinic this Friday and Saturday. The clinic will run on Friday, April 10th from 5pm-8pm and on Saturday, April 11th from 9am-1pm.  The clinic will be held at the Frist Baptist Church gym located at 207 S. Church Street in...

04/09/2015 by eParisExtra
3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance at Episcopal Day School

3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance at Episcopal Day School

The 3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance hosted by the Episcopal Day School will be Saturday, April 25th from 5-7pm. Tickets are $25 per couple, $10 for each additional daughter.  The evening includes dancing, a raffle, limbo, crafts, desserts, face painting and a balloon artist. The dance will be...

04/09/2015 by eParisExtra
TX Bill Introduced that Would Keep Children in Rear-Facing Car Seats Longer

TX Bill Introduced that Would Keep Children in Rear-Facing Car Seats Longer

Last week a proposed law in Texas that would keep infants in a rear-facing car seat another year — until age 2 — is aimed at protecting them from serious injuries in car crashes. State Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, filed House Bill 955, requiring children to be in a rear-facing...

04/08/2015 by eParisExtra
K2 Sends Dozens to the ER in Austin

K2 Sends Dozens to the ER in Austin

Last weekend there was a flurry of ER visits in Austin, TX related the synthetic drug known as “K2.”  Medics responded to at least twenty instances of adverse medical reactions. The synthetic pot, spice is also known as “K2” ( or called fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon...

04/07/2015 by eParisExtra
Easter at the Maxey House

Easter at the Maxey House

Come and enjoy various Easter activities at the Sam Bell Maxey House at the Maxey House on Saturday, April 4th. From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, there will be Easter egg hunts on the grounds, Easter egg coloring, and various lawn games to participate in. A special guest will be stopping by for...

04/01/2015 by eParisExtra
Family Spring Break Destinations in Texas

Family Spring Break Destinations in Texas

Spring break is next week for schools in Lamar County and if you don’t yet have big plans, here are some Spring Break ideas in Texas. Travel down to Galveston Island and visit Moody Gardens which includes a rainforest, several aquariums and an IMAX theatre. While in Galveston visit the...

03/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Digital Kidnapping on the Rise

Digital Kidnapping on the Rise

In today’s world most people don’t think twice about posting a cute picture of their kid on social media.  But this trend of sharing photos of kids may be coming to an end or at least slowing down. In the past couple of days warnings have been issued regarding what’s being...

02/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Main Street Announces

Paris Main Street Announces "Movies in the Park" Line Up

Summer 2015 may seem like a long way away, but Paris Main Street already has the line up picked for this summer’s Movies in the Park. June 11th — Big Hero 6 June 18 — Maleficient June 25– Divergent July 9 — Happy Feet July 16 — Little Rascals July 23 —...

02/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Spring Soccer Sign Ups Continue Monday Evening

Spring Soccer Sign Ups Continue Monday Evening

Registration for Spring Soccer was this Saturday, February 14th from 9am-2pm  and again tonight, Monday Feb. 16th from 5:30pm-7pm. at the Paris Soccer Association Fields (next to Dragon Park, off of Collegiate Drive). Leagues for under 6 coed; under 8 boys; under 8 girls; under 11 boys; under...

02/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Cheer Tryout Clinic at Texas Tumbling & Trampoline

Cheer Tryout Clinic at Texas Tumbling & Trampoline

Texas Tumbling & Trampoline Institute (3TI) is having a cheerleading tryout clinic on February 7th from 9am-noon. The clinic will focus  on motions, jumps, tumbling, tryout procedures.  And participants will be given inside tips on how to have a fantastic cheerleading tryout! It is a...

01/31/2015 by eParisExtra
Health Officials Warn of Measles Outbreak

Health Officials Warn of Measles Outbreak

An outbreak of measles that can be traced back to Disneyland in December is traveling eastward, getting closer to Texas. There are now six states with confirmed cases of measles. The outbreak has spread to Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon and across the border to Mexico. Arizona has been the...

01/24/2015 by eParisExtra