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"Santa Paw’s for a Cause” raises $785.50 for the Salvation Army Angel Tree

The City of Paris Main Street Event “Santa Paw’s for a Cause” dog parade raised $785.50 for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. The event was held on December 14th in historic downtown Paris. Seventy Five (75) dogs and owners participated in the parade which was a mile long through...

01/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Lamar County Sheriff wishes everyone a Happy New Year

Lamar County Sheriff wishes everyone a Happy New Year

Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass was happy to report that there were no accidents or DWI arrests on New Year’s Eve in Lamar County. It was a quiet New Year’s Eve night with few incidents occurring. A statement from Cass reads, “I am glad that folks had a good time on New Year’s...

01/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Merry Christmas from eParisExtra.com!

Merry Christmas from eParisExtra.com!

The staff, writers and contributors of eParisExtra.com would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas! We hope that your Christmas was filled with joy, peace and good cheer! ...

12/25/2013 by eParisExtra
Christmas parade lights up downtown

Christmas parade lights up downtown

The fourth annual lighted Christmas parade lit up downtown Saturday. This year’s theme was “A Rocking Christmas,” with Eddie Henry serving as grand marshal. The parade started after sunset in the Lamar County Courthouse parking lot, went around downtown and back to the...

12/21/2013 by Jeff Parish
Reindeer Run takes off downtown

Reindeer Run takes off downtown

Despite cold, wet weather Saturday, close to 100 runners gathered at the courthouse to participate in the Paris Education Foundation’s Reindeer Run. The event, which included a 5k and a 1-mile fun run, raised about $2,000 for PEF. It was originally scheduled for Dec. 7, but had to be...

12/21/2013 by Jeff Parish

"Wassail Masters"

Last Saturday’s annual Wassail Fest in downtown Paris was a big success. Winners of the 2013 Wassail Fest contest were Joe and Kari Daniel owners of Green Boutique located at 111 Lamarr Ave.  The Daniel’s were officially named the “Wassail Masters” in this year’s...

12/20/2013 by eParisExtra
Despite chance of storms, Christmas Parade will be Saturday night

Despite chance of storms, Christmas Parade will be Saturday night

Parade organizers have decided that the storms and rain in the local forecast for tomorrow should be past Paris by parade time. Therefore, the Christmas Parade in downtown Paris will be Saturday evening at 6pm. For those participating in the parade, line up begins at 4pm.       ...

12/20/2013 by eParisExtra
Spirit of Giving Contingency Plan

Spirit of Giving Contingency Plan

NOTE: Planners for the Spirit of Giving will decide on Saturday morning whether or not to postpone based on the weather. If postponed, the event will be held on Sunday at 2pm. For the 6th year, the Spirit of Giving event will take place in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church on...

12/19/2013 by eParisExtra
Have Yourself a “Stress-free” Little Christmas!

Have Yourself a “Stress-free” Little Christmas!

Christmas is coming….ready or not! The Christmas holiday in itself is something that we look forward to all year long. We enjoy our family time, community Christmas activities, parties, and everything associated with the Christmas season. However, with all the “hustle and bustle” of DOING...

12/17/2013 by eParisExtra
Congratulation Chesney Satcher, Winner of 2013 Christmas Photo Contest

Congratulation Chesney Satcher, Winner of 2013 Christmas Photo Contest

This adorable photo of Paislee, submitted by Chesney Satcher, was the top vote getter in the 2013 eParisExtra.com Christmas photo contest. Chesney will receive 500 tickets for Tuesday night’s 3rd Annual Shop Local $10,000 giveaway to be held on the Plaza at 7 p.m. Congratulations to...

12/16/2013 by eParisExtra
Christmas hits Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Christmas hits Red River Valley Fairgrounds

Chilly temperatures helped lend a holiday atmosphere to this year’s Christmas in Fair Park as shoppers visited Red River Valley Fairgrounds a week later than usual. The event was scheduled for Dec. 6-7, but last week’s winter storms delayed it until this weekend. The Community...

12/14/2013 by Jeff Parish
Downtown shoppers go a-wassailing

Downtown shoppers go a-wassailing

The second Wassail Fest was held downtown Saturday. The spiced cider helped warm up shoppers who braved the chilly weather to partake at various local merchants. The best wassail was determined by votes. Participants were invited to sample and rate cider on a scorecard at 21 different...

12/14/2013 by Jeff Parish
UPDATED: Boys and Girls Club auction tonight

UPDATED: Boys and Girls Club auction tonight

Don’t forget: The Boys and Girls Club’s 64th Annual Youth Auction is 6 p.m. today at First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 207 South Church St. The auction includes nearly 300 live and silent auction items. There will also be a raffle for a a doll built by Paris High School...

12/13/2013 by Jeff Parish
Christians in Action Toy Drive

Christians in Action Toy Drive

The Christians in Action Toy Drive is currently underway.  New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the following locations: Eclips Salon, Dollins Bail Bonds, Green Boutique, Creative Candy Designs, Lone Star Bail Bonds, City Hall Annex, Lamar County Courthouse (Ground Floor) and the office...

12/13/2013 by eParisExtra
Christmas Fun Friday at Texas Tumbling

Christmas Fun Friday at Texas Tumbling

Texas Tumbling and Trampoline is hosting a “Christmas Fun Friday” this evening from 6pm – 10pm. Parents can get a night out while their children are entertained with “reindeer games,” prizes, sweet treats, trampoline time and a visit from Santa. For more...

12/13/2013 by eParisExtra
Downtown events happening this weekend still on

Downtown events happening this weekend still on

Paris Main Street and downtown merchants are preparing for this weekend’s events. Although many outdoor activities have been cancelled local due to storm damage, the Santa’s Paws for a Cause one-mile dog Parade and the Wassail Fest are both still on as planned. The dog parade begins...

12/13/2013 by eParisExtra
Covenant Christian Blue Christmas

Covenant Christian Blue Christmas

Covenant Christian Church is hosting the “Covenant Christian Blue Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 15. This free family event features “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” presented by the Covenant Blue Men at 10:30 a.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., there...

12/12/2013 by eParisExtra
Two Annual Christmas Traditions in Paris Cancelled due to storm damage

Two Annual Christmas Traditions in Paris Cancelled due to storm damage

The Living Nativity at Providence Baptist Church on FM 195 and the Christmas at the Camp at the Cowboy Church have both been cancelled due to the massive about of tree damage and the wide-spread electrical outages that last week’s storm caused. ...

12/12/2013 by eParisExtra
Voting has begun for eParisExtra.com Photo Contest

Voting has begun for eParisExtra.com Photo Contest

The contest for “Best Christmas Photo” is underway on eParisExtra.com. Just click on the “photo contest” icon on the homepage and it will take you to all the photo entries.  Click the “vote” button for your favorite photo. Great pictures of babies, children,...

12/12/2013 by eParisExtra
'Shop Local' drawing Tuesday night Dec. 17th

'Shop Local' drawing Tuesday night Dec. 17th

The “Shop Local” drawing for $10,000 is Tuesday night, December 17, on the plaza in downtown Paris. Wondering where you can get more tickets? Here is a list of participating businesses who are handing out tickets with each purchase. East Texas Broadcasting–2810 Pine Mill...

12/11/2013 by eParisExtra