The organization’s goal is to help feed children during their two-week Christmas break from school. Many kids eat their major meal at school each day and may not have much at home during this break, organizer Christine Lenoir said.

PATTONVILLE — An outside auditor gave Prairiland ISD a clean audit at Monday night’s meeting for the year ending June 30, and trustees learned the district received the highest score possible on a Texas Education Agency financial integrity report.

Cutline: Prairiland FFA prepared speakers brought back several awards from the State Fair of Texas last week. Those competing included in front, from left, Jessica Francis, quarter finalist; Ally Stapleton; Reese Bassano, semi-finalist and reserve champion; Cadie Gray; and Madison Dias; in b…

Prairiland ISD trustees are to receive the district’s 2018-19 annual audit when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building, 466 FM 196 S.

At its tax rate of $1.0995 per $100,000 valuation, the $35 million difference between Texas Comptroller and Lamar County Appraisal District values would cost Prairiland ISD roughly $400,000 or more in revenue.


Prairiland ISD will most likely make an appeal of the 2019 Comptroller’s Property Value Study performed yearly because Lamar County Appraisal District values are again expected to be below market value as they were in 2018.

Prairiland ISD has for years offered its Junior High Success Center Lab, but this year is the first that Prairiland High School students are chipping in to help. Pictured front row from left are Emily Mouser and Lydia Blassengame; and back row from left are Jacob Holt, Connor Bridges, Hunter…

Prairiland High School will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, at 466 FM 196 South in the gym. For information or to schedule an appointment time, contact Sarah Williams at 903-652-5681.

Prairiland ISD trustees adopted a $1.0995 property tax rate per $100 valuation to support a $12.3 million budget at a Monday meeting in the Administration Building, 466 FM 196 South.

Football season is another week closer, and each of our local teams completed the first week of scrimmages. More scrimmages will take place Thursday and Friday, and a full schedule of the scrimmage slate can be seen on today’s sports page.

The hashtag #Clearthelist began a few weeks ago on Twitter, and now even has a Facebook page for Lamar County teachers. The Lamar County Teachers: Clear The List page has posts for each school so teachers can post Amazon wish lists for their classrooms.

Public schools around Lamar County started back to school today, with teachers, students and parents converging in classrooms to figure out schedules, class times, pick-up times and what supplies were forgotten that morning as they adjusted to a new routine.

The county’s athletes from Paris, North Lamar, Chisum and Prairiland will hear from Lamar County’s own renowned Coach Gene Stallings and receive motivational bracelets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at First Christian Church, 780 20th St. NE.

PATTONVILLE — Ryan Dougherty, Gracie Harp, Emily Newman, Allen Elliott and Carsyn Fernandez of the Prairiland FFA Chapter were awarded the Lone Star FFA Degree at the 91st annual Texas FFA State Convention July 15-19 in Fort Worth. 

Paris Ford Lincoln would like to congratulate its 7 scholarship winners from area high schools. Scholarship presentations were made at Ford's Driving Dreams Scholarship presentation at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Tuesday. Each student, along with over 400 others, earned a schol…

Area students on Friday morning went to the Exceptional Rodeo, hosted by the Paris Rodeo Association, an annual event for special needs students in the Red River Valley. They rode horses with volunteers steadying the students on either side, pet goats and rabbits, practiced their roping skills and ate lunch.