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Dylan’s Drivers

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
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.
Elks Lodge has a Veterans and First Responders Breakfast the third Saturday of the month at the Lodge. (5/18)
April Story Times at Paris Library – Baby & Toddler Story Time baby Toddler Tuesdays  @ 10:30 (Except for Tuesday, February 19) Ages 0 – 2 years. Tale Time with Tracy story time Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM. Regular Wednesday story time continues throughout the whole year 3 – 5 year-olds.
On Mondays at 10:30 AM- Health4U class is a free program through the Paris-Lamar County Health District focusing on helping build healthier communities through educating adults on healthy living. At the Paris-Lamar County Health District 400 W Sherman St in Paris.For more information call Jessica Crawford (903) 785-4561. http://www.parislamarhealth.com
PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation Department officials today noted that the comment period for its Loop 286 study remains open through May 31.
TxDOT’s April 25 public meeting on the study provided interested citizens a chance to view proposed project schematics and plans, and provide their ideas/comments in writing.
The information presented at the public meeting is also available online at http://loop286.com. Those who could not attend the first public meeting can also provide their comments/ideas via an online survey available on the Loop 286 website, officials said.
For more information, contact Tim.McAlavy@txdot.gov or (903) 737-9213.
2nd Annual LIVE UNITED 5k Run/Walk Benefiting the United Way of Lamar County is happening Saturday, May 18th at the Trail de Paris. 5k starts at 8am/ Registration starts 7am – $25 pre-registration (until May 1st) / $35 day of race. ALL STUDENTS $10! Register at the United Way of Lamar County office located at 2340 Lamar Ave or email jenny.wilson@lamarcountyuw.org.
The Langford Lake BBQ Cook-Off is coming Saturday May 18th. Registration forms are available at Historic Red River County Chamber of Commerce or by calling 903-427-2645 Registration is $50.00 for the three-meat category including brisket, pulled pork, and pork ribs plus $10.00 extra for beans
There will be a “We Can Recover” Rally Saturday May 18th from 12p-2p at Bywaters Park in Paris. The purpose of the rally is to bring attention to the substance and alcohol abuse that is taking control of our town. If you are struggling with this or know someone who is you should attend. For more info call Derek Henry at 903-272-7096.
Chisum Trails Cowboy Church is having a 4D Barrell Race Saturday May 18th at the Church Arena. Books open at 11am and close at 3pm. 70% payback. Door prizes and concessions. For more info call Brittany at 915-525-2075.
The 2019 City of Paris Residential Clean-Up
From Saturday, May 18th through Saturday, May 25th, the City of Paris will have two drop-off locations for Paris residents to dump trash at no cost!  We will be open each day from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
The drop-off locations are as follows: 1100 Block Bonham at the Depot…Red River Valley Fairgrounds (enter from Gene Watson Blvd between Hickory and Clement).
Please bring your current water bill to unload.  Bins will be monitored and maintained by City of Paris staff.
We cannot accept hazardous materials such as paint, chemicals or oil; however, you may drop off tires, batteries and appliances without compressors.
The Compost Site will be open:
Wednesday, May 22nd from 9:00am – 11:45am and 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Thursday and Friday, May 23rd and May 24th from 8:30am – 11:45am and 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday, May 25th and May 26th from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Disabled and senior citizens who need assistance to make arrangements for pick-up may call Public Works @ 903.784.9266 or 903.784.9277.
“Eiffel ‘n Love” Craft Expo Saturday June 1st at the Love Civic Center from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. It will be a “Marketplace of Treasures”, featuring crafts, jewelry, home décor, trendy clothing, food and fun for all!
First Responders Breakfast Saturday June 1st from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. A monthly free breakfast for First Responders. North Texas Honda Helpers will be on hand to help serve and clean up. Come enjoy and let us serve those who serve us 24/7.
The First Christian Church Country Dinner Club presents Dion Pride with the songs of his dad Charley Pride. June 3rd at the First Christian Church 780 20th NE at 6:30 pm. Meal catered by Crawford’s Hole in the Wall. Tickets are $35 or get a table of eight for $250. Call 903-249-3676 or email fryandgibbs@hotmail.com
For racing fans around the country, nothing satisfies their urge for speed and raw horsepower like Drag Boat Racing. And it’s coming to Lake Crook FRIDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY JUNE 7TH THROUGH 9TH. It’s the Paris Powerboat Grand Prix Drag boat races! racing action, in all its ear-splitting glory. TICKETS FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY $15.00, SUNDAY $20.00 OR GET A THREE DAY PASS FOR $40.00. the Paris Powerboat Grand Prix JUNE 7TH THROUGH 9TH at Lake Crook – Paris, Texas!
The Red River Valley Tourism Association (RRVTA) would like to invite you to this year’s regional event of the season – the US Hwy 82/287 Yard Sale! In the Red River Valley area, North Texas and Southern Oklahoma on June 7th & 8th, there will be yard sales, garage sales, sidewalk sales, farmers markets and flea markets LOCATED WITHIN participating communities covering 425 miles of the Highway 82 and Highway 287 corridors and beyond! Check out www.paristexas.com for a complete list of participating communities,  email chamber@paristexas.com or call 903-784-2501.
Northeast Texas Classic Car Show Saturday June 8th 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.. Each year in June the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial host the Northeast Texas Classic Car Show at the Love Civic Center. Typically there are 190+ show cars in attendance. There are large trophies given out for each class. Friday night at 6:00 PM cars in attendance gets ticket for a chance on a TV and then go on a Cruise around Paris while viewing points of interest on a printed map along with details. Upon return everyone gathers at the Pavilion to listen to some good music and a drawing for the TV.
There are all kinds of door prizes that are given away as well as entertainment throughout the day. Cars will be judged and class trophies awarded mid afternoon as well as Paris Picks where anyone who sponsors a trophy can award a Paris Pick to the car of their choosing. Several food vendors are on hand.
The Novice Volunteer Fire Department will have their 2nd Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser on June 8, 2019 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM held at Novice Baptist Church, 13796 FM 195, Paris, TX 75462 (next door to fire department).  $10.00, ages 11 and up, $6.00 for Children under age 10.  We will have fish, hush puppies, pinto beans, cole slaw, french fries and desserts.  Come and support your community and get a great meal at a great price!
Lamar County Adopt A Cop’s 5k, Cycling & Walk In Their Shoes Event Saturday June 8th at 8am starting at Reno City Hall, 160 Blackburn Street. Help launch National Police Week at the Lamar County Adopt A Cop 5k & Walk In Their Shoes Community Event! They also have a very special guest speaker this year that you do not want to miss. All proceeds supporting Lamar County Adopt A Cop, a 501c3 non-profit organization. All proceeds will be used to purchase safety equipment for our local law enforcement and first responders. For more info call (903)905-1229.
Family Day at Lake Crook Saturday June 15th from  5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Enjoy a day at Lake Crook with the family.
Reno’s Summer Celebration & BBQ Cook-Off at Reno Kiwanis Park, 6820 Pine Mill Road in Reno Saturday June 29th from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Join us for this amazing Summer Festival at Reno Kiwanis Park! Contact us today to register your team for the Rear of the Steer BBQ Contest in support of Reno Fire Department! Plates will be served from 12pm-2pm. There will music, vendors, and lots of fun for the whole family! Please follow the Reno Parks and Trail Facebook page for exciting updates and details! For more information, please call Reno City Hall at (903)785-6581. www.renotexas.us