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Things To Do This Weekend Around Paris



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

Saturday is another SNIP event. Get a low-cost voucher to have your pet spayed or neutered INSIDE at the RRV Fairgrounds starting at 9:00 am. There will also be lost cost shots available. If you’re getting the shots bring your pet, but you do not need to bring your pet to get a voucher. Also, Adopt a pet today, give a dog or cat a forever home! Head over to the Paris Animal Shelter Saturday. 


You’ve likely heard the adage, “The only certainties in life are death and taxes.” Well, thanks to United Way of Lamar County at least one of those things is easier.

United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people in Lamar County easily and accurately file federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxes. MyFreeTaxes is completely free for any household who earned less than $66,000 last year. That’s because MyFreeTaxes is the only free, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. And MyFreeTaxes is easy to use. Just upload a photo of your W-2 and MyFreeTaxes will automatically fill in your information.

Since MyFreeTaxes is using H&R Block’s premium software, filing is easy, secure and guaranteed to be 100 percent accurate. And if you have questions, you can get assistance from an IRS-certified specialist in English or Spanish through the helpline or online chat. So don’t stress. File your taxes from the palm of your hand using MyFreeTaxes.com

Friday (Feb 23) the Lamar County Human Resources Council is having 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. Live entertainment from the David Whiteman Band.  Individual tickets are $75 apiece and tables are $600 and seat eight. Call 903-784–2580 for tickets.

Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their annual banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church. Friday (Feb 23). Doors open at 6:00 pm and dinner starts at 7:30. Followed by live and silent auctions. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874. 903-219-1874. The National Wild Turkey Federation annual banquet. 

Saturday (Feb 24) 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, the Powderly Volunteer Fire Department Chili Supper at Aaron Parker Elementary gym. Chili supper with all the fixin’s with a  live auction and silent auction. Cost is $5 at the door.

The pre-release screening of the feature film “As Far As the Eye Can See,” is 2:00 pm Sunday (Feb 25) downtown Plaza Theatre. Tickets available at BrownPaperTickets.com. Paden Fallis, screenwriter/producer of the film, will speak after the screening.  A meet-and-greet reception for Mr. Fallis will follow the screening.