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Lamar County United Way Funding Applications Available

  United Way of Lamar County’s 2019 Community Grants process has begun.  Non-profit, 501-c-3 agencies in Lamar County are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for funding for the 2019 grant cycle. Those interested in applying should attend one of the two Letter of Intent and Grant Guideline ...

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Lamar County Commissioners Name Jones To Constable Of Precinct 2

  Lamar County Commissioners named Jeff Jones to be Constable of Precinct 2. Jones, who is a retired Paris Police Officer, will serve the southwestern portion of the county. He also briefly served as Precinct 3 Road Foreman. He will begin his duties March 2.  Others who had applied for ...

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Pre-Trial Hearing Set In Paris Stalking Case

  A pre-trial hearing has been set for next month for a former Paris Police Officer charged with felony stalking his ex-wife. Pedro Barrios, Jr., 60, was fired after 25 years with the department after he was arrested two times for stalking.

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Feb
10
Sat
Adopt A Pet
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.

Feb
22
Thu
Tales for Twos @ Paris Public Library
Feb 22 @ 2:30 pm

Two year olds. Registration is required.

Feb
23
Fri
Lamar County Human Resources
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday (Feb 23) is the Lamar County Human Resources Council’s Annual Mardi Gras at the Love Civic Center to benefit ‘Meals on Wheels.’ There is a live and silent auction plus a cajun dinner catered by Michael Perry. David Whiteman Band is providing live entertainment. Individual tickets are $75 apiece, and tables are $600 and seat eight. Call 903-784–2580 for tickets.

Lamar County Human Resources
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday (Feb 23) the Lamar County Human Resources Council has their annual Mardi Gras at the Love Civic Center to benefit Meals on Wheels. There will be a live and silent auction plus a cajun dinner catered by Michael Perry. The David Whiteman Band is the live entertainment. Individual tickets are $75 apiece, and tables for eight are $600. Call 903-784–2580 for tickets.

National Wild Turkey Federation
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their Annual Banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church. It is Friday (Feb 23) with doors opening at 6:00 pm and dinner starting at 7:30. Following there are live and silent auctions. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor, contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874 or 903-219-1874.

Feb
24
Sat
Bob Sandlin State Park
Feb 24 all-day

Bob Sandlin State Park is planning its first “Return to Nature” event. Ranger April will discuss and promote the concept of using native plants to support native pollinators and wildlife in our area. It will be a fun and informative event for all ages. It is during Spring Break. For more information, you can contact the park with the information below.

Paige Green
Office Manager
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
341 State Park Rd 2117
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
(903) 572-5531

Adopt A Pet
Feb 24 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adopt a pet today- give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter or look for the Lamar County Humane Association in front of Petco on Saturdays. And if you have a pet, have them spayed or neutered.

Dylan’s Drivers
Feb 24 @ 12:00 am – Feb 25 @ 3:00 am

Dylan’s Drivers provides a safe and reliable service within Lamar County, Texas, by providing free, non-judgemental, confidential rides to individuals who are rendered incapable of or lack access to safe transportation. Their hours of operations are Thursday be from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am, Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 pm until 3:00 am. Call 903.905.4959

Fly Fish Texas Expo
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fly Fish Texas Expo Coming To Athens Saturday (Feb 24).

ATHENS – The “Fly Fish Texas Expo” is back for the 18th year with a jam-packed day of activities, classes, demonstrations, and vendors from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Saturday (Feb 24) at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. And it’s all free with the cost of admission to the TFFC.

Fly Fish Texas Expo will feature more than a dozen classes and demonstrations geared toward everyone from the beginner fly-fisher to the experienced angler, all taught by professional guides, instructors and competitors. For those just getting started in the art of fly-fishing, classes include fly-fishing 101, all-day casting instruction, beginning fly-tying classes and caring for fly-fishing equipment.

For more experienced anglers, instructors will be teaching classes on how to fly-fish the Texas hill country and Lake Athens, how to cast for common carp, and how to do single and double hand Spey casting.

Loaner equipment will be available for anglers to test their fly-fishing skills and cast for rainbow trout all day in several stocked ponds and streams at the TFFC. More than 2,000 rainbow trout stocked on-site for the event in Lake Zebco, the 1.2-acre fishing pond; in the ponds located along the 0.8-mile wetlands trail; and in the 1.5-acre fly fishing pond, which features a dedicated fly-fishing pavilion.

After you learn to tie a fly, cast a fly, and catch a fish, anglers can check out the rest of the fun and educational features the TFFC has to offer. They include the daily dive show at 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, a tram tour of the hatchery, and over 300,000 gallons of indoor and outdoor aquariums displaying dozens of species of native fish and reptiles in recreated habitats.

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens is about an hour drive from Tyler and Dallas and less than two hours from Fort Worth and Waco.

To sign-up for beginner’s classes with the Dallas Fly Fishers, and for maps, admission information, and a complete schedule of the day’s activities visit TFFC online. For updates, photos and instructor information, follow TFFC on Facebook and TPWD Fishing on Twitter. Concessions will be available from Danny’s Smokehouse BBQ.

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites – Athens, First State Bank – Athens, Friends of TFFC, and Red Hat Rentals are sponsors of “Fly Fish Texas Expo.”