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TPWD CO-OP Awards More Than $820,000 in Grants to Texas Communities Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Provides Opportunities for Texans to Connect with Nature AUSTIN – Texas families will have an opportunity to experience the outdoors thanks to $822,444 in 20 grants awarded this year through the Texas Parks and ...Read More »
SBA Disaster News Release, Deadlines Approaching in Texas for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to Adverse Weather Conditions SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Texas small nonfarm businesses of the deadline dates to apply for an ...Read More »
Major supermarket chains are beginning to report their first coronavirus-related employee deaths. Increasing anxiety among grocery workers increases as the pandemic intensifies across the country. A Trader Joe’s worker in Scarsdale, N.Y., a greeter at a Giant store in Largo, MD, and two Walmart employees from the same Chicago-area store ...Read More »
On April 28, Paris Junior College will join over 143 non-profit organizations throughout north and east Texas as part of East Texas Giving Day. Again this year, a generous anonymous donor has stepped up to match up the first $5,000 raised. Pre-scheduled gifts begin on Monday, April 6. On April ...Read More »
The Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir is urging Americans to limit their trips to the grocery store as much as possible. His remarks echoed White House Coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx, who earlier had said you should avoid unnecessary trips to pharmacies and groceries. The advisory didn’t prohibit going to ...Read More »
The Hugo Parkinson Support Group is not meeting in April due to the Coronavirus. We will notify members of the next meeting, which hopefully will be May 9.
Friday (Apr 17), the Lamar County Homelessness Coalition presents the Homeless Summit. The Homeless Summit is a half-day event featuring presenters on various topics related to Homelessness. There are three breakout sessions with three presenters in each. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about different issues about Homelessness. Topics include Mental Health, Lived Experience, Youth Homelessness, Criminalization of Homelessness, Law enforcement perspective, current local services, as well as presenters from across the state discussing how their communities are working to end Homelessness.
Faught VFD Annual World Famous Pancake Breakfast is all you can eat pancakes, bacon, and Faught VFD sausage. It is Saturday (Apr 18) from 6:00 am til Noon. Please mark if you are interested or going. See you there on Apr 18 at Faught VFD, 197 CR 43420 Paris.
Saturday (Apr 18), it’s Paris Harley-Davidson’s 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off + TCL Corn Hole Tournament. It is back and bigger than ever! Kicking the weekend off with a Pre-Party on Friday (Apr 17) from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and then it’s All things Chili on Saturday (Apr 18) from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Wednesday (Apr 22), join fellow advocates for the “Sixth Annual Walk of Hope,” to raise awareness for Victims of Crime. The event is from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm and is at the Plaza in downtown Paris. There are a free hot dog lunch, music, and a program to give our local Crime Victims hope, courage, and empowerment. If victims of crime feel the community support is behind them, they are more likely to report the crime, and that is the first step to get out of the cycle of abuse. We serve free Hot dogs at 11:30, the program begins at noon, and then the walk for about a mile around downtown area starts at 12:30. Signs supporting crime victims will be held by People participating.