Paris Junior High School will receive some safety upgrades with new construction scheduled to start before Christmas, creating a new front office to separate visitors from the main body of the school. 

Honey Grove ISD ESL coordinator Maria Litovsky’s approach to English Language Learners is to help them adjust to day-to-day life as a student and integrate the language as smoothly as possible.

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Givens Early Childhood Center employees attended CPR training and ‘Stop the Bleed’ emergency and first aid training at Quality Care ER on Monday. Jon-Michael Barnett, Base Clinical Lead with Air Evac 139, conducted the training. 

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All Paris ISD nurses and several Paris High School staff members completed a “Stop the Bleed” emergency and first aid training course at Quality Care ER on Monday. Jon-Michael Barnett, Base Clinical Lead with Air Evac 139, watching as Aikin nurse Chandra Watson, right, practices how to use a…

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Fields of Faith, a student lead program offering young people the opportunity to pray, share with and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ, will hold a childhood cancer fundraiser event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisum ISD football field, 3250 S. Church St.

Matthew Marquez, a senior at Detroit High School and a member of the school’s FFA team, was one of only 10 students throughout Texas selected for the prestigious Ford Leadership Scholar Program. As part of the program, Marquez is now planning a park to be added along Detroit’s walking track.


North Lamar nurse Jennifer Elrod and assistant nurse Shirley Sanders saved the life of Stone Middle School teacher Kenda Felker when they recognized the signs of thrombocytopenia, a condition that dangerously lowers platelet counts.

Cooper High School chose, from left, Katelyn Hoffman, Lacy Brown, Kyla Ingle and Kennedi Wright for the 2019 Homecoming Court. The game is Friday night against Chisum High School. 

The Rivercrest High School band came away from Pleasant Grove Invitational competition with first place division band and color guard honors, second place division percussion, first place band in Class A and outstanding colorguard in Class A.

After going to the school nurse, Stone Middle School teacher Kenda Felker credits Shirley Sanders and Jennifer Elrod with recognizing the seriousness of her symptoms and ultimately saving her life. 

In Leddick’s second competition,  shaking the whole time, she didn’t believe judges when they told her she won. Competing against all males, she only realized she had made it to the final round when it was just her and one other contestant.

In 1939, the school that is now known as Aaron Parker Elementary opened its doors. The school is still educating area students after 80 years.


The North Lamar Board of Trustees last discussed the possibility of a four-day school week in February. Though it hasn’t been brought up since, school officials say the possibility is still on the table, and the school is looking at the impact the change has had on other school districts.

Kyler, along with his classmates, Colton Cregg, Remi Moore, Rainin Wilkins and Quinton Patton, are fifth-grade students at Aaron Parker Elementary. They have been given the responsibility of putting out and taking down the U.S. and Texas flags each day.

As I was scanning journal articles a few days back, I came across one titled “Unexpected species diversity in electric eels with a description of the strongest living bioelectricity generator.” The article has many authors, as most journal articles do nowadays. I was hooked by part of their …

Texas Rep. Gary VanDeaver, left, was on the Paris Junior College campus recently and stopped by Phi Theta Kappa’s “Motivational Monday” event, part of the group’s mental health awareness week and suicide prevention campaign. VanDeaver thanked the students for taking on the project, saying he…

Justiss Elementary has been participating in "Start with Hello" week along with hundreds of schools and youth organizations across the United States. The "Start with Hello" program teaches students the skills they need to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness, and encourages them t…

A special group of Crockett sixth-grade students show tremendous respect at the flagpole at the beginning and ending of each school day. The students were selected last spring to serve on Officer Jordan’s Flag Crew because they are good students, role models and leaders. They received traini…

Paris City Councilwoman Renae Stone visited Aikin Elementary School this week to speak with the candidates for Student Council. She stressed the importance of civic responsibility for citizens of all ages. She compared running for city council with running for student council and explained h…

Using tape as their medium, the North Lamar High School Art 1 students drew one-point perspectives on the walls of the high school. Art instructor Brandi Peel said she has been showing the students how to make a flat surface appear to have depth.