From about anywhere in the city, a Paris resident can hop a Paris Metro vehicle and travel by bus to about 3,800 destinations across North America.
The Lamar County Chamber has exceeded many goals since March 2018 when Paul Allen stepped into the role of chamber president. With its ambassador program jumping from 27 members to 70 in under a year, Allen is excited for what’s in store this year and next.
It’s so easy to go about our daily lives ignoring the road work happening downtown — unless it stops us while we’re already late for work — or to forget the new business down the street just renovated a historic building or schools are daily answering the challenge of educating students with limited funding.
Every 10 seconds, a report of child abuse is made in the United States. And for the last 20 years, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris has worked to fight on behalf of the victims here in Lamar County.
Not all heroes wear capes, and that is the case for North Lamar ISD coach and teacher Kathy Barker, who is going on 30 years as a teacher and coach, loves to serve the school district she proudly works for, and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
For years, the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society and the REACH Center in Paris has provided vital services to Lamar County residents with disabilities and their families. At the organization’s helm is Krissy Crites.
Since 1977, Paris Community Theatre has been staging amateur productions with all the polish of a professional troupe, and this year has been no exception.
From a one-room schoolroom to leading the class in more ways than one, Joan Mathis is a favorite figure around Paris. Former students greet their teacher wherever she goes, she said.
The Paris Community Choir is open to anyone who loves to sing. Founded in 2010, Paris Community Choir does not hold auditions and no prior choir experience required.
Nonprofit group Friends of The Grand sees the abandoned structure downtown as it was when it opened in 1937, with glittering lights and people wandering in and out of the building, popcorn in hand.
Paris Bakery has only been at its new location for a few short months, but already the change in venue has made a world of difference.
A 25-year old Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive, will receive a $1.5 million renovation later this year after Paris voters approved a 2-cent increase to the city’s Hotel Occupancy Tax in a May 4 election.
More often than not, it takes a village to recruit industry and provide the kind of economic development needed to sustain a community.
The man who orchestrated the effort to attract the first major industry to build from the ground up in Paris for the past 36 years has been selected as a community hero for this year’s Valley Visions.
It has been a busy and event-filled year that will soon come to a close, as we prepare to say farewell to North Lamar High School’s Class of 2019.
Paris ISD follows a district-wide motto that “students don’t care what you know unless they know that you care.” With this in mind, Capturing Kids’ Hearts was implemented district-wide and teachers and staff learned processes to increase students’ connectedness with both peers and adults on campus.
Chisum Independent School District, students, faculty and staff and voting taxpayers continually prepare for success
Prairiland Independent School District is on an upward spiral.
Paris Junior College has worked this past year to broaden opportunities for residents of the region and to assure a trained workforce of the future.
At Roxton ISD, we have worked hard to Create Champions for life.
Let’s face facts — today’s educators don’t have it easy. We have some great school districts here, which makes it all the more heartbreaking that we’re losing one.