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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...

39 minutes ago 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
Is Dirt Good For Kids?

Is Dirt Good For Kids?

Recently I saw a post on Facebook that warned about the overuse of antibiotics in kids.  The post offered preventive measures to keep kids healthy, but one in particular really caught my eye. Kids who play outside more, specifically in the dirt are healthier.  Researchers are concluding that...

01/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Help Kids Make New Year's Resolutions

Help Kids Make New Year's Resolutions

Many adults don’t make resolutions, but maybe they should.  A resolution can be looked at as a goal for the year. Teaching children to set goals, to write them down and try to achieve them can be a valuable tool. Sitting down with your kids to create “resolutions” can be a...

12/31/2014 by eParisExtra
 “And Mom and Dad can Hardly Wait for School to Start Again...”

“And Mom and Dad can Hardly Wait for School to Start Again...”

We all look forward to Christmas break, but inevitably the excitement of Christmas wears off, the new toys begin to lose their appeal and the kids begin to whine “I’m bored.” Here 25 fun, easy and either free or cheap activities to do with your kids during the break…. Organize clothes,...

12/28/2014 by eParisExtra
Best Christmas Movies

Best Christmas Movies

In my house, Christmas time means Christmas movies. We all have our favorites. Here is a list of mine that I love watching with my kids every year. #10 A Charlie Brown Christmas  (the true story of Christmas and an awesome soundtrack) #9 It’s a Wonderful Life  (perhaps one of the...

12/07/2014 by eParisExtra
This Saturday is Full of Christmas Events

This Saturday is Full of Christmas Events

On Saturday, December 6th there will be a lot of activities for families ready to get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate the season. First, on Saturday morning at 8:15am is the Reindeer Run in downtown Paris, beginning at the Courthouse. Participants receive a t-shirt and a Santa hat. ...

12/05/2014 by eParisExtra
Christmas in Paris this Saturday

Christmas in Paris this Saturday

The Love Civic Center “Christmas in Paris” is this Saturday, November 22nd at the Love Civic Center from 9am-4pm. Christmas in Paris is a traditional Christmas bazaar hosted by Troop 2, chartered by Calvary United Methodist Church. Admission is free, but donations for Toys for Tots...

11/19/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office Tips for Fire Safe Holiday

Paris Fire Department and Fire Marshal’s Office Tips for Fire Safe Holiday

It’s a busy time of year in the kitchen, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The kitchen is a beehive of activity during the holidays. Besides cooking all day, there are football games to watch, children and grandchildren playing, family and friends to visit. This means that there are minutes that no...

11/17/2014 by eParisExtra