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Monday Rotary Club announces Rotarians of the Year

Monday Rotary Club announces Rotarians of the Year

Jo Ann Parkman and Derald Bulls co-chaired the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Rotary Club of Paris United.  Yesterday Parkman and Bulls were acknowledged for their outstanding and selfless work and named Rotarians of the year by past Rotary President Susan Chapman. Pictured are Derald...

07/19/2016 by eparisextra.com
Rep. Ratcliffe leads coalition to demand answers on EPA’s harmful energy regulations

Rep. Ratcliffe leads coalition to demand answers on EPA’s harmful energy regulations

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) led 111 House colleagues last week in calling for clarification on compliance dates for the EPA’s sweeping energy regulations issued last August. This effort comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s February decision to push pause on the implementation of the...

06/30/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County may soon be using video for hearing cases

Lamar County may soon be using video for hearing cases

Lamar County officials may soon be using video conferencing in certain criminal cases and hearings. Video conferencing is an efficient way of hearing some criminal cases and will save the taxpayers money by not having to transport prisoners down to the courthouse as well as the security costs...

06/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
City Council working on the most severe drainage issues first

City Council working on the most severe drainage issues first

Drainage and flooding around Paris has been a hot topic as of lately.  At Monday night’s meeting Paris City Council made the decision to start working on areas with the most severe drainage and flooding issues. As of recent the city has been cleaning and clearing these drainage...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar County Commissioners looking at $2.5 million for repairs and renovations

Lamar County Commissioners looking at $2.5 million for repairs and renovations

At Monday’s Commissioner’s Court meeting, commissioners discussed repairs and renovations to county structures. The commissioners are looking at a $2.5 million budget to repair the court house, the old post office and the jail.  All of which are in severe need of repairs and...

06/15/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

NLHS Band receives TBA 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award

The Texas Bandmasters Association has named the North Lamar High School Band from Paris, Texas as recipient of a 2016 Exemplary Band Program Award. The band program staff includes Randy Jones (Director of Bands), Jason Smith, Roderick Boyce, Gina Ervin, Janie Logee, and Jason Smith.  TBA...

06/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

The 2016-17 Leadership Lamar County class members have been selected. The class will include the following members:  Andy Cobb, Caleb Brewer, Charley Lewis, Chase Lewis, Chastiti Briggle, Collin Whitley, Josh Besteman, Julia Trigg Crawford, Katy Seay, Kelsey Doty, Steve Smith, Tabitha...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Donnette Lyon Volleyball Tournament Photo Gallery

Donnette Lyon Volleyball Tournament Photo Gallery

Photos Courtesy of Tony Corso Images                   ...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
How well is your favorite restaurant doing? - Paris-Lamar County Restaurant Health Grades Here

How well is your favorite restaurant doing? - Paris-Lamar County Restaurant Health Grades Here

All food establishments must go through a routine heath inspection.  The Paris-Lamar County Health District Environmental Health Section is responsible for improving and protecting the public health, welfare, and environment through inspection programs, educational outreach projects, and as a...

06/07/2016 by eparisextra.com
Chisum Elementary to donate to Parker Lee Project

Chisum Elementary to donate to Parker Lee Project

Chisum Elementary Mustang PALs Jamie Froese and Taylor Henry display a $500 check they are donating to the Parker Lee Project. Froese and Henry along with other PALS wanted to be of assistance to families with disabilities.  They sold bracelets with the message, “Stay Strong” on...

06/03/2016 by eparisextra.com
Career Day at Chisum Elementary

Career Day at Chisum Elementary

“I want to be just like you when I grow up.” This was a common phrase used by students who wrote thank you notes to presenters for Career Day at Chisum Elementary on Friday, May 20, 2016.  First through 5th graders learned from some of our own staff in the roles they fill to make...

06/01/2016 by eparisextra.com
NLHS Graduates parade halls of district campuses

NLHS Graduates parade halls of district campuses

North Lamar High School Seniors Becky Moore and Cory Chancler led members of the 2016 graduating class through the halls of Everett Elementary as the second and third graders cheered the seniors on.  The graduates paraded the halls of each North Lamar campus in cap and gown Monday morning...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
PCT auditions for Addams Family: A New Musical Wednesday and Thursday

PCT auditions for Addams Family: A New Musical Wednesday and Thursday

Paris Community Theatre is proud to announce auditions for the musical comedy “The Addams Family” with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. “The Addams Family” is directed by Josef Ferguson. The production is being presented under the generous...

05/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Chisum Elementary presents poster to Officer Steve Hill

Chisum Elementary presents poster to Officer Steve Hill

Officer Steve Hill displays the poster Pre-K students at Chisum Elementary presented to him at their recent Career Day. Pictured with Officer Hill are Corbin Hudson, Braelyn Emeyabbi, Nadya Dawson, and Brandy Dawson.  Students signed the poster honoring our law enforcement for Police...

05/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
This week is National EMS Week

This week is National EMS Week

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities.  Back then, EMS was a new profession, and EMS practitioners had only just started to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine...

05/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
PJC students attend international PTK meeting in Washington, DC

PJC students attend international PTK meeting in Washington, DC

A rare trip was in store for Paris Junior College Phi Theta Kappa students when they attended the PTK International Meeting, “NerdNation,” in Washington, DC, recently.  Part of the event was recognition of the 30 Coca-Cola Gold scholars, including Joel Mutchler of Paris. Shown standing...

05/12/2016 by eparisextra.com
West, Texas explosion deemed a criminal act

West, Texas explosion deemed a criminal act

Photo sent to eparisextra by Andy Bartee The 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people and almost leveled the small town of West, TX  has now been deemed a criminal act by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The force of the explosion was equivalent to that...

05/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
Rep. Ratcliffe leads congressional visit to Israel

Rep. Ratcliffe leads congressional visit to Israel

Rep. John Ratcliffe  led a Congressional delegation to Israel last week to discuss homeland security and cybersecurity issues with top officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon.  He was joined by Rep. Jim Langevin, who sits...

05/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
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A "Priceless" Mother's Day for one local mom

Some mother’s get flowers for Mother’s Day, some are taken for a nice brunch, but for Linda Payne of Paris,  her recent time spent with her son, Judd Payne and Jamie Foxx seemed like mother’s day every day. Judd Payne of Paris is currently working on the movie Sleepless...

05/08/2016 by eparisextra.com
PHS BlueTube receives Distinguished Merit Award

PHS BlueTube receives Distinguished Merit Award

From left are award winning BlueTube students DJ Samuels, Cheyenne Plummer, Dextiny Patrick, Javier Martinez, Jake Freelen, and KJ Tyler. BlueTube, Paris High’s weekly video news magazine, has been selected as 1 of 12 high school broadcast programs to receive the Distinguished Merit Award...

05/06/2016 by eparisextra.com