For years, Laurie Gibson was an integral part of the Prairiland athletic department, serving as the coach of the Patriots cheerleading team. Now, she’s rejoining the squad after 13 years away from cheerleading.
In total, North Lamar’s cheerleading team consists of 32 students this year, which sponsor Amber Soliz said opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
Paris ISD’s Hannah Sartor joined the district’s cheerleading staff with plenty of experience as a cheerleader in her younger days, and now, she’ll be able to use that experience to help take the team to new heights.
“I’m feeling really good about this year,” Panthers band director Jason Smith said. “The kids are working really, really hard and you’re already starting to see the payoff from that work.”
“Things have been going good so far,” director John Marsh said. “We took a small hit in numbers last year because of Covid, but we’ve bounced back this year and we’ve got a great group.”
This year’s Paris Wildcat marching band may be young, but what they lack in experience they more than make up for in heart.
For Jennifer Cullum, who entered the role with no experience in cheerleading prior to this, it’s been a learning experience in the few short months since she took the position.
High school bands can look back to the past when creating their halftime shows, borrowing from classic bands of the 20th century, or even looking further back to artists from the classical, baroque and other eras long since passed.
DETROIT — Each Friday night, Detroit faithful will see the Eagles cheerleaders getting fans pumped up along the sidelines of football games. And this year, that cheerleading squad is headed up by a new coach: Wendy Beard.
Last year was Nick Stephenson’s first as the band director for the Honey Grove Warriors. And in that year, marked as it was by the irregularity of the Covid-19 pandemic, he was able to help stabilize a program that had been tumultuous in the years leading up to his arrival, and he helped the band find great success.
Many people don’t think of it as such, but music is a highly mathematical art form. And this year, the Prairiland band will explore that concept in their newest show, titled “Symmetry of Sound.”
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding hunters and anglers that current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses will expire at the end of August.
Artists will no longer have to incorporate hunting imagery to win a coveted spot for their work on the federal duck stamp, a reversal of a Trump-era requirement.
It’s summer and fall, a time to hike, garden, vacation — and to be on the lookout for ticks.
Healthy habits can extend a life by more than ten years, says Dr. Amanda Green, chief medical officer and hospitalist for Paris Regional Medical Center.
PrimeTime may seem more like a club than a medical service, but the members and staff refer to it as something else entirely: family.
“The naming of the park just makes me even more conscious of how I have been supported in this community. Not just the past five years; it’s been all my life,” Joan Mathis said.
Fred Erben has restored seven cars in his spare time, including one pick-up and a racecar named Erben Legend. He raced Erben Legend for two years.
A team of cardiologists and nurse practitioners at Advanced Heart Care continues to bring the latest in leading edge diagnostics, technology and advanced treatments to North Texas and Southeast Oklahoma.
Local FFA chapters have already begun planning for the 2021-2022 academic year, following the graduation of award-winning officer teams and members. Advisors have worked with new officers to plan and launch next year’s programs.
The tractor business is booming as the region exits the rainy season and enters the height of summer. Cunningham Equipment Co. not only sells tractors, it also has advice as to the best types of equipment to suit local agricultural needs.