Prairiland High School senior Ryan Dougherty wins a national FFA Agriscience title for the second year in a row with his T-post noise reduction project.
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.
Both Chisum and Prairiland high school marching bands will compete in University Interscholastic League 3A area competition Saturday at Carthage High School following their first division performances in regional competition Wednesday in Texarkana.
A Prairiland Academic Trust Foundation banquet in support of scholarships for graduating seniors is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday night at the high school.
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.
Delilah Solar Energy Center would be located on 3,000 acres with a proposed 300 to 500 megawatt of energy production and a capital investment of $320 million to $470 million.
Hundreds of people filled the stands at Chisum High School’s football stadium Wednesday evening to join in prayer and worship for the annual Fields of Faith fellowship gathering.
Prairiland High School senior Ryan Dougherty takes championship wins at the State Fair of Texas before heading to Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 28-Nov. 3 to defend his title at the 2019 National FFA Convention and Exposition.
Multiple members of Prairiland FFA came home with high honors in the Red River Valley FFA speaking competition last week at the Lamar County Fairground.
A nationally known motivational speaker plans to help Prairiland ISD students “clear the fog” about vaping and tobacco at assemblies Tuesday in the high school gymnasium.
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.
Gabbi Wood, a junior at Prairiland High School, is serving as the Texas State Beta president for the 2019-20 school year.
One year after he introduced Channel 8 personality Dale Hansen at the First Christian Church’s motivational evening for local athletes, legendary former football coach Gene Stallings took the podium to deliver a message.
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 expects to receive two $109,000 solar farm checks before the end of the year.
John Henry William Newman, a 2016 Prairiland High School graduate, begins a career next week as a state trooper in Odessa after studying criminal justice at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
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.
Lamar County school districts experienced ups and downs when the Texas Education Agency released the school report card scores for each district and school.
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.
About 1,100 educators and school leaders from Chisum ISD, Paris ISD, Prairiland ISD, and North Lamar ISD attended the annual Lamar County Convocation on Wednesday.
The beat is going on again this year as all area school bands head back to their fields for practice, marching with their instruments in the heat.
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.
Ryan Dougherty will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, in October to defend his 2018 national title in Agriscience competition at the 2019 National FFA Convention and Exposition after winning a consecutive state title earlier this month in Fort Worth.
Prairiland High School Beta Club returned Saturday from National Beta Club competition, winning 11 top 10 places with a second place and two third place finishes.
A Prairiland Junior High Beta Club team took fourth place in the nation this week. Their winning entry — The Patriot, a newspaper published by seven eighth-graders with the help of The Paris News in January.
PATTONVILLE — Prairiland ISD teachers will receive as much as a $10,000 raise, even as district taxpayers will see a 7-cent decrease in their property tax rate next year.
PATTONVILLE — The Lamar County Appraisal District’s request to buy the Peoples National Bank building in downtown Paris won’t survive another no vote.
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…
Seventy-five Prairiland Patriot seniors walked into their standing-room only high school gym Friday night, and after some high-fives, a few hugs and words of encouragement, 75 graduates walked out.
PATTONVILLE — Prairiland trustees approved tax limitation agreement applications for three solar farms with an expected total capital investment of $639 million at Monday’s meeting.
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.
Prairiland ISD expects to hear news of another financial windfall from a solar energy farm looking to locate near Cunningham when trustees meet Monday.
An influential conservative think tank has lobbied to make wind and solar projects ineligible for a popular local property tax abatement program. A measure to do that has stalled, but renewable advocates are watching for last-minute changes to other legislation.
The Kiwanis Club of Paris recently presented checks to area educators as part of the club’s support for area schools.
Deport Elementary School will host its Pre-Kindergarten Round-up and Kindergarten Round-up registration in the cafeteria at 9 a.m. April 26.
Prairiland ISD trustees employed three new teachers and renewed employment of support staff at a Monday night meeting.
Saturday night, the Patriots got out on the dance floor, as Prairiland High School hosted the 2019 prom.
Personnel decisions are front and center before Prairiland ISD trustees at a 7:30 p.m. Monday meeting in the administration building, 466 FM 196 South.