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Mount Pleasant Area News

Mt. Pleasant Area News

AGENDA Ark-Tex Council of Governments Executive Committee Meeting January 25, 2018 The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 am, Thursday (Jan 25) at the Titus County Extension Office, 1708 Industrial Road, Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Item 1. Call to ...

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Annual Memorial Service

Annual Memorial Service Planned Cypress Basin Hospice invites you to attend our Annual Memorial Service. This service is a particular time for those who are bereaved to gather to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of their loved one. Although the service will remember those who were in our ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jan 19)

Thursday afternoon at 4:15 Paris Police responded to Booker T Washington Homes in regards to a robbery complaint. A known suspect assaulted the complainant and then took the complainant’s bicycle. There were no injuries reported. Officers located the bike abandoned a few blocks away, but the suspect was not. The ...

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Adam Kissel To Speak At Jarvis Christian College

Adam Kissel invited to speak at Jarvis Christian College’s Spring Lecture on Education Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is pleased to announce that Mr. Adam Kissel, the Honorable Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., has been invited to be the guest ...

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Mt Pleasant Junior High Debate Winners

  MPJHS Students Compete in High School Debate Tournament Mount Pleasant Junior High School Debate Team members Connelly Cowan and Ava Bliss in the Sachse High School Debate Tournament participated before Christmas Break. They went 4-1 for the day and placed second in the Novice Category. Cowan was named Top ...

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PCT To Present “Of Mice And Men”

    Paris Community Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ on February 2 at the Historic Plaza Theatre in Downtown Paris. Adapted by Steinbeck from his 1937 novel of the same name, the play tells the story of George, an affable migrant ...

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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber

Happy COLD Thursday! Next Thursday (Jan 25) is the 2018 Chamber Banquet. Tickets are $25 each, or a table of eight goes for $200. Please let me know how many you want. The Whatley Center for the Performing Arts at Northeast Texas Community College will present the Wiley College a ...

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Mt Pleasant Chamber Banquet

    Coach Van Bowen, Supt. Judd Marshall                                                                                    Rev. ...

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LeTourneau Nationally Ranked As Conservative Christian College

    LeTourneau University in Longview has been named one of the top 30 conservative Christian colleges in the nation by OnlineChristianColleges.com. Other Texas colleges on the list include Southwestern Assemblies of God University at No. 11, the University of Dallas at No. 19, Houston Baptist University at No. 23 ...

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East Texas Woman Charged With Sex Trafficking

  Chelsey Rae Penney Gregg County Jail An East Texas woman has been arrested by Longview Police for allegedly assisting in trafficking a young girl for sex at Tyler, Longview, and Dallas hotels. Chelsey Rae Penney, 22, of Longview, was charged on Dallas County warrants with compelling prostitution of a ...

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Texas Prisons Hit By Flu Outbreak

    State prison units in East Texas have been hit hard by the current flu situation. Officials are seeing outbreaks at the Hodge Unit in Rusk, which houses intellectually challenged inmates. Also the Jester Four Prison in Richmond. Visitation was closed last weekend at both prisons. It’s not known ...

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Gas Prices Climb Again

  Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices are up again. AAA Texas reports the average price at the pump statewide rose two cents to reach an average $2.28 per gallon. The national average is $2.54 a gallon.

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Flu’s Here!

Schools Closing Due to Flu Outbreak (Associated Press) More than a half dozen school districts in Oklahoma and two in Texas have closed for at least a day because of a flu outbreak. In Oklahoma, the Cleveland and Union City schools both closed for a day earlier this week, while ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jan 18)

Quadrea Dillard Wednesday morning Paris Police arrested Quadrea Dillard, 24, at the Probation Office on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for assault on a family member last December. William Brown William Brown, 46, turned himself into the Police Department on an outstanding bond surrender warrant. It pertained to two ...

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Electricity Usage Sets New Record

    A new winter peak demand record for electricity use was set Wednesday morning due to the extremely low temperatures across Texas. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says that the previous winter peak demand record was 62,855 megawatts. The new record, 65,731 megawatts, was set between 7:00 a.m. ...

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One Dead In Pittsburg Crash

    A crash on Daingerfield Street in Pittsburg Wednesday morning between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler cost the driver of the passenger vehicle his life. Investigators say a Ford driven by Randy Huitema got out of control on a patch of ice and struck the tractor-trailer driven by ...

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Mineola Motel Fire Victim Identified

  Authorities have identified the victim of a Mineola Motel fire. The 32-year-old Gerardo Valdez’s body was sent to a Tyler lab for an autopsy. He was reportedly a visitor from Mexico. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Fire officials have been unable to get inside the motel ...

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WEATHER – FLU CLOSINGS –

  Updated Thursday 6:15 am Schools not on this list did not report Road Conditions http://conditions.drivetexas.org/current/   Avinger – ISD Thursday and Friday Closed Cumby – ISD Thursday and Friday Closed – flu Daingerfield – ISD 2-hour delay Thu Hughes Springs – ISD 2-hour delay Thu Paul Pewitt – CISD ...

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CASA Ball This Weekend

    CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties is hosting the “Fairy Dust Princess Ball of 2018” as their fundraiser at the Titus County Civic Center tomorrow from 6:30 – 8:30 and Saturday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. All ages are welcome. The cost is $17. The event ...

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Elderly East Texas Woman Dies In Frigid Weather

    Betty Freeman SCSO An 83-year-old East Texas woman was found dead Wednesday after wandering away from her home near Lindale and succumbing to cold temperatures. Betty Freeman was last seen about 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. It is believed Freeman suffered from dementia. She was found about a mile from ...

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