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Holiday Fire Safety

Practice fire safety during the holiday season COLLEGE STATION, Texas — People and their activities cause more than 90 percent of wildfires in Texas. This holiday season, Texas A&M Forest Service urges everyone to be careful when participating in seasonal activities that could start a wildfire or house fire. One ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Dec. 8-14, 2019 Bowie County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges US 259 – At Red River, paving approaches to bridge. Cass County SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges Harrison County I-20 – at Potters Creek, conducting preventative maintenance work on bridges. ...

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Game Warden Field Notes

 Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement compiled the following reports.   How Trashy On Nov. 20, a Lubbock district game warden received a call about several illegally dumped sandhill cranes in a community dumpster. The Lubbock police department officer on scene climbed into the dumpster to confirm that the birds ...

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Cap and Gown Time At PJC

Emily Futral (left), a Paris Junior College student working in the Admissions and Records Office, hands a cap and gown to Christal Pilip of Pattonville. Pilip was picking them up for her daughter Jaycie, who will participate in PJC’s fall graduation ceremony next Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:00 pm in ...

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North Lamar Auctions – TSTA
Dec 2 – Dec 18 all-day

Businesses and their Donations:

First Federal Bank- direct donation to NL TSTA

Guaranty Bank- direct donation to NL TSTA

Liberty Bank – direct donation to NL TSTA

Love’s Truck Stop – direct donation

James Hodge Motor Company- oil change, cap

Paris Chevrolet – oil change & tire rotation, Texas cutting board & cap

Superintendent of North Lamar ISD Kelli Stewart- (2) 2020-2021 Athletic passes

Kirby & Spencer Dental Clinic- $300 Whitening kit w/Dental visit

Texas Furniture & Appliance-$125.00 gift certificate

Tony’s Tuxes- Beautiful blue tie

PBJ Krafty Kreations- North Lamar Insulated cup

Sew Always (Dee Farguson)- Twin quilt – Western, beautiful (need to see)

Office Max-$25.00 gift card & Cross pen

North Lamar Horticulture class –Erin Dizmond – 2 Poinsettias

Tim Russell- handmade pen

South Main Iron-T-shirt, cap

Crazy House- Straw Cowboy Hat

David House Jewelry- $100.00 gift certificate

Spangler’s-2 candles

Phillip Peeples – 2 Mathews Nissan caps

Precision Automotive- 4 VIP gift cards, oil changes, and services

Everett Toyota- 2 oil changes & $100. 00 off any service/parts.

A Piece of Cake- $20.00 gift certificate

Mattress Factory Outlet- Queen size sheet set w/pillowcases

Paris Freight Warehouse- Candle

Screen Graphics- 3 Ladies T-shirts

Brookshire’s – 2- $100.00 gift cards

David’s Meat Market $25.00 gift certificate/Roll of Anderson Peanut Patties/jar of pickled okra & jar of baby corn

Build A Wreath – North Lamar Blue & Gold wreath

Belk’s- Men’s Polo Red cologne and lotion set

Brannan’s Bass- fishing rod & reel

Paris Jr. College/Kenneth Webb-Collection of Antique Model Cars

East Texas Broadcasting – 4 –Six Flags in Holiday Park tickets

Coca-Cola Bottling company- Dr. Pepper Patio umbrella and stand

Rustic and more- Kitchen canister set with salt & pepper shakers, coasters, kitchen towels

Williams Sporting goods- Nike jacket-medium size

T-shirt Shoppe- Girls Backpack & lunchbox

Tokoyo Express-2 ($25.00 gift certificates)

Cha’s Beauty Supply-4 Pictures/frames, 1 satin (pink) twin size bedspread, 1 white Queen size bedspread & Mickey Mouse Sherpa throw.

Sandra Patterson- Gem Mt.10 Donovan McNabb uncirculated Football card; 1995 Mother’s Cookies, Alex Rodriguez Mariners Mint 9; Mike Piazza R.O.Y. dugout pose-Gem Mt 10 card

Paris Chamber of Commerce- postcard, cup, and T-shirt

Burgerland – 2 gift certificates -Dinner for 2

Applebee’s – 3 gift certificates $15.00 each

Jonathan/Tamara Fitzgerald – Welcome Sign & Teacher Wreath

Quality crafts and frames – Marla Russell- $25.00dollar gift certificate, bracelet

K.95 – 3 Texas Ranger BobbleHeads & Texas Ranger Straw Hat.

Popeye’s – Gift certificate for 10 Piece dinner

Scholl’s BBQ- 2 Dinner gift certificates for 2 meat plates

Swaim’s Hardware- Orca cup with handle, really neat cup and lid!!

McCoy’s- DeWalt Toolset and a basket full of McCoy T-shirts

Cato- Prayer jar & Cato bag

Harvey’s Florist- Beautiful Large Cross

Traditions- a plant with Christmas trim

People’s Bank- Peoples bank 20 oz. insulated cup & cap

Paris Ford-Lincoln- Full Auto Detail

Cinemark Movies 8- 2 movie passes

Christmas wreath- Tawana Westbrook Johnson

We will send out when other items come in by Friday! 

Special thanks to Debbie Basden for all her help and assistance with the auction. We will be able to do credit cards/debit (we use square), checks & cash. 

You have to come to see the auction, a lot of things have been put in baskets and paired up with other items. I will try to let everyone know what pairs with what, but these are the donations! Also, you can email me if interested in anything, and bid. I will not be able to make bids until lunchtime at 11:00 (30 minutes) and after school. 

The auction will run from December 2, 2019, until December 18, 2019, at 4:30 pm. The sale will be in the North Lamar High School library and will be open until 4:30 or later if needed. Open to the public, and all North Lamar staff & students with a permission letter from parents with a working phone number to speak with a parent. 


Paris Community Choir Presents Christmas “Songs Of The Season” @ First Christian Church
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm
Paris Library
Dec 10 all-day

StoryTimes at Paris Library – Baby & Toddler Story Time baby Toddler Tuesdays at 10:30 for ages 0-2 years. Tale Time with Tracy storytime Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Regular Wednesday storytime continues throughout the whole year for 3–5 year-olds.

Paris Library
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

StoryTimes at Paris Library – Baby & Toddler Story Time baby Toddler is on Tuesdays at 10:30 am for ages 0-2 years. Tale Time with Tracy’s storytime is on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Regular Wednesday storytime continues throughout the whole year 3–5 year-olds.

The Hit Men Perform At NTCC
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mount Pleasant, TX. (November 24, 2019) – Rock & Roll supergroup The Hit Men will be performing at The Whatley Center on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:30 pm.

THE HIT MEN, classic rock’s unique Supergroup of legendary sidemen, are the 2019 recipients of Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum™ first-ever Road Warriors Award, given to them to honor “their years of dedication to the music, and the countless miles … that they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.” 

“20 Feet from Stardom” for most of their careers, THE HIT MEN is a new “Wrecking Crew” for the Next Generation. These five brilliant musicians recorded and toured with the artists whose hits they play – including the biggest names in rock history from Paul McCartney and Elton John, to Frankie Valli, Foreigner, The Who, Toto, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, The Rascals and more. They’re the Real Deal, appearing on some 85 albums, many of them gold and platinum! They are the actual artists you heard in concert and on the original versions of classic rock’s most essential songs. 

In their spectacular multi-media show, THE HIT MEN, not only play the classic rock hits, they helped rocket to the top of the Billboard charts, they share fascinating insider backstories about their days on the road and in recording studios with rock royalty. From transistor radios, vinyl, 8-track tapes and cassettes to the Sony Walkman, CDs, digital downloads and the Apple iPod, THE HIT MEN has seen and heard it all. And they have the stories to go with it! They play rock’s greatest hits the way you first heard them; they’re the guys who made and performed the soundtrack of your life. 

THE HIT MEN are keyboardist and group founder Lee Shapiro, lead guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Ryan, bassist/vocalist Jeff Ganz, keyboardist, percussionist & vocalist Russ Velazquez, and drummer and vocalist, Steve Murphy. You may not know their names, but you went to their concerts, heard them on the radio, watched them on TV, and bought their records. They have appeared on over 85 albums, won multiple Gold and Platinum Recording Awards, Emmy nominations, Telly Awards, Clio Awards, and more, including the first-ever Road Warriors Award from the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

United Way – VITA
Dec 11 all-day

On Wednesday (Dec 11), at noon, those interested in becoming VITA Volunteers can attend an informational session on the program at the United Way office, located at 2340 Lamar Avenue.

The VITA program stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, which offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified VITA Volunteers provide free essential income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

All VITA volunteers receive free online training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. As a volunteer, you will join the thousands of others who each year make millions of tax returns at thousands of tax sites nationwide.

The VITA site will be open on Mondays and Fridays in February and March from 9:00 am -2:00 pm, and on a limited number of Saturdays. Volunteers have flexible hours and may choose their schedules on those days.

The United Way of Lamar County is committed to improving the income and financial stability of our community. It has been a registered VITA site for nearly a decade, providing free tax filing, which enables individuals to avoid costly fees, collect earned income tax credit, and receive their full return.
For more information, attend the information session on Wednesday (Dec 11), or call 903-784-6642.

Paris Junior College Job Fair
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm



Paris, Texas is proud to be the home of Paris Junior College (PJC), an integral part of the city for almost one hundred years. PJC is a core component of what makes the workforce in Paris able to adapt and meet the demands of nearly any operation.

If your business has unique goals, PJC may even help shape and incorporate training for your operation, such as the Results University program piloted in Paris through a partnership between PJC and The Results Companies.

PJC also regularly hosts Job Fairs, which provide local businesses the opportunity to connect with potential employees from across the region. The next PJC Job Fair is on Wednesday, December 11.

See the flyer above for more information, and also visit the sites below to learn more about the training and workforce resources available in Paris.

Paris Junior College Official Website

Workforce Solutions Online Job Posting Program

Let’s Build Paris!

Michael Paris

Paris Economic Development Corp.



City Of Pairs BINGO
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The City of Paris hosts BINGO every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Oak Park Gym. The address is 2515 Bonham.

Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The City of Paris has BINGO every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Oak Park Gym. The address is 2515 Bonham.

Christmas At The Plaza
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day

Paris Community Theatre invites you to come home for Christmas as they present ‘Christmas at the Plaza,’ a musical revue – Friday through Sunday (Dec 13-15) at the Plaza Theatre.

“We tried to blend unforgettable classics with a few non-traditional songs that we feel deserve a little more Christmas love,” says director Catie Maxwell. “We’ve created a fun, evocative blend that will include something for everyone. We all have that one song that helps us find our Christmas spirit amid the craziness.”

The cast includes PCT regulars Terry Bull, Amy Braswell Burrows, Jeff Cochran, Riley Collard, Ken Dickinson, Michelle Hobbs, Shannon Jones, Merrol Ray, Celia Stogner, and Sarah Stogner-Dickinson. Eric Kaufman, former host of The Big Show on KOYN 93.9, will serve as the show’s host and emcee.

The revue will include favorites such as “The Christmas Song” and “Home for the Holidays,” along with lesser-known tunes like “The Christmas Waltz” and “Song for a Winter’s Night.”

“We also include some unique stories,” Maxwell says, “and a few touches of comedy. It’s a busy time of year, and we all need a moment to breathe and enjoy it. We have a wonderful cast, and we hope audience members will leave feeling a bit brighter and more joyous than they were when they came in. That’s our goal.”

Liberty National Bank and Mallory, McNeal & Company, PC are sponsors of Christmas at the Plaza. Showtimes are 7:30 on Friday and Saturday (Dec 13-14) with a 2:30 show on Sunday (Dec 15). For tickets or more information, please visit PCTonStage.com.