Local Area Headlines
The Eleventh Annual Kids Marathon, sponsored by the Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business, and Industry, is scheduled to kick off on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. The marathon will begin at the Love Civic Center Sports Complex Pavilion. The event is a way to improve the ...Read More »
Mr and Miss PJC The race for Mr. and Miss Paris Junior College 2020 is on and the ballot is now available for students to vote on their favorite male and female candidate. The list includes Emily Nance, above, a student at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center. Other female candidates include ...Read More »
Jerry Wayne Watts At about 11:47 Monday night, Paris Police observed a suspect walking in the 400-block of NE 25th who was involved in a man with a gun call in the 2400-block of Ridgeview St. Jerry Wayne Watts, 22, of Roxton, allegedly had possession of methamphetamine and a handgun. ...Read More »
Top students to compete April 2-5 at state Students at North Lamar High School returned from the District V SkillsUSA Competition in Waco on February 6-8 with first, second and third place ribbons. Those who placed first and second in their categories will compete at the State SkillsUSA Competition ...Read More »
Downtown Paris is going GREEN for the second year! “Paris, Texas Main Street Program is always in the mood for fun and games that will bring people to our historic downtown,” said Main Street Board Chair Glee Emmite referring to the Mini Golf Challenge set for Friday, March 20 and Saturday, ...Read More »
United Way Annual Meeting is on Wednesday (Feb 19) at Paris Junior College’s Ballroom at noon. Celebrate the 2020 Live United Campaign that funds 24 partner agencies. The United Way of Lamar County will recognize the outstanding workplace campaigns, volunteers, and community leaders that made the campaign a success. We identify our outgoing board members, and we announce the annual Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Leadership Achievement awards. The cost is $200 for a table of 10 and $15 for a single ticket. For tickets or more info, call the United Way at 903-784-6642.
The City of Paris offers BINGO every Thursday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Oak Park Gym. The address is 2515 Bonham.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help for people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free essential income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The VITA site, at 2340 Lamar Avenue, is open on Mondays and Fridays in February and March from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm, and on a limited number of Saturdays. Volunteers have flexible hours and may choose their own schedules on those days. For more information call 903-784-6642.
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 provides a safe and reliable service within Lamar County, by providing free, non-judgmental, confidential rides to individuals who are rendered incapable of or lack access to safe transportation. Their hours of operation are Thursday being from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am, Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 pm until 3:00 am. Call 903.905.4959
Elks Lodge has a Veterans and First Responders Breakfast the third Saturday of the month at the Lodge. The breakfast is for current and past serving officials as friends and family. It is from 7:30 am until 10:00 am, at 2110 36th St NE. You can enjoy a hot breakfast and support local veterans at the same time. Veterans, EMTs, Paramedics, Fire Personnel, and Police Officers eat free, while friends and family will incur a $5 donation per person.
The Fifth Annual Iron Elite Celebration at Paris Harley Davidson is 11:00 until 3:00 pm with live music from Mix Society Band 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. There is a free fish fry from Noon until gone and Harlem Nights Paris Beer Garden from 11:00 pm until 3:00 pm with a Bike Show. We welcome all makes & models! Also, Carter BloodCare will be there with Blood Mobile. Give Life!
Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their annual banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church Thursday (Feb 27). Doors open at 6:00 pm and dinner starts at 7:30 pm followed by live and silent auctions. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor, contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874.