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Choctaw Nation’s News

ConnectHome Builds Internet, Hope Across Area DURANT, Okla. – Finding success stories in the Choctaw Nation’s ConnectHome program is as comfortable as the click of a mouse. In July 2015, President Obama chose Durant High School to launch the initiative aimed at placing computers in the hands and homes of ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Feb. 18-24, 2018 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing a new bridge. US 259 – From US 82 to FM 44, adding shoulders. FM 1297 – From FM 2878 to FM 559, widening the highway. Cass County US 59 ...

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UPDATE: Paris Shooting Becomes Homicide Investigation

    Paris Police received several 9-1-1 phone calls Saturday around 4:00 pm regarding a person shot in the 200-block of SE 13th Street. Officers found a male subject seated in a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Paramedics transported the victim to ...

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Jarvis Christian College’s Black History Month

Jarvis Christian College’s Black History Month Program   Featuring SCLC President/CEO Charles Steele Jr. Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College is pleased to announce that Mr. Charles Steele Jr., President/CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), will be the featured speaker for the Black History Month Program on Tuesday, ...

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Game Warden Field Notes

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement compiled the following reports. It’s a Setup A game warden took two local 10-year-old boys on a youth deer hunt in Scurry County. While the warden sat in the box blind with the young hunters, one of the boys asked what would ...

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Financial Peace University
Jan 23 @ 1:00 am – Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the Financial Peace University (FPU) teaching team on video and coordinated by Jeanne Hair at the Mount Pleasant SDA Church in Mt. Pleasant will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever. The class is $109 with FPU membership list price at $129 or 16% off with free shipping on materials. See us Monday (Mar 5) at 6:30 pm to pre-register. The first nine families receive a 50% discounted price for their content. For more information, you can go to

Feb 19 @ 12:14 am – 8:00 pm


Monday, February 19, 2018

  • Staff Development Day, Student Holiday
  • MPISD Board Agenda Review Meeting, Administration Bldg, 5:30 p.m.
  • MPHS Fishing Team Meeting, Admin Bldg. 6 p.m.
  • MPHJS Cheer Tryout Meeting, Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
  • Baseball

MPHS Varsity Tigers @ John Tyler, 4 p.m.

  • Boys Golf

MPHS JV Tigers Host MP Tourney, Mt. Pleasant CC, 9 a.m.

Basketball Playoff Broadcast
Feb 19 @ 3:50 am – 4:50 am

Basketball Playoff Broadcast

Mt Pleasant Chapel Hill vs. Queen City at Mt Pleasant Mon (Feb 19) 8:00 pm – Star 96.9 and Internet

Mt Vernon vs. Winnsboro at Wills Point Tue (Feb 20) 6:00 pm – K-Lake 97.7 and Internet


Mt Pleasant vs. Forney at Tyler Junior College Tue (Feb 20) 6:00 pm – Star 96.9 and Internet

Feb 20 @ 12:13 am – 8:00 pm


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

  • Wallace Middle School 5th Grade Math Benchmark, Shutdown All Day
  • Child Development Center Policy Council, Noon
  • Child Development Center Safe Riders Car Seat Program, 4 p.m.
  • Corprew PTO Meeting & Kindergarten Program, 5:30 p.m.
  • MPHS Tiger Doll New York Trip Meeting, Cafeteria, 6 p.m.
  • Baseball

MPHS JV Gold Tigers vs. Pittsburg, (DH). 4 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ Caddo Mills, 5 p.m.

  • Softball

MPHS JV, V Lady Tigers @ Rains, 5 p.m.

  • Tennis

MPHS V Tigers @ John Tyler Tourney, John Tyler

Feb 21 @ 12:12 am – 8:00 pm


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

  • Wallace Middle School 5th Grade Reading Benchmark, Shutdown All Day
  • E.C. Brice Field Trip to G-Force
  • Stripes Restaurant Open, CTE Bldg, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Wallace Chess Club, 3-4 p.m.
  • PIC Sims Night @ Herschel’s, 5-9 p.m.
Clarksville Ribbon Cutting
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Red River County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting for Bird Martial Arts Academy. It is Wednesday (Feb 21) at 203 S. Walnut in Clarksville at 12:00 pm. They will serve cake and punch.

Feb 22 @ 12:09 am – 8:00 pm


Thursday, February 22, 2018

  • Child Development Center Parent Support Group, 5:30 p.m.
  • Wallace 6th Grade School Dance (Positive incentive Party), 6-8 p.m., Gym
  • MPJHS Cheer Parent Meeting, Gym, 6 p.m.
  • Baseball

MPHS V Tigers @ Skeeter Tourney, Mesquite, 2:30 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ North Lamar JV Tourney TBA

  • Softball

MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers @ Allen Varsity Tournament, TBA

MPHS JV Lady Tigers @ Longview PARD Tournament, TBA

Feb 23 @ 12:07 am – 8:00 pm


Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Child Development Center Parent Committee, 8 a.m.
  • Fowler Elementary Jump Rope for Heart, During Specials
  • Child Development Center EHS Individual Pictures, All Day
  • MPJHS 8th Graders at LEAP, Civic Center
  • Wallace Student Awards Assembly, 8:15 a.m.
  • Wallace 5th Grade Positive Incentive Party, School Day
  • Baseball
  • MPHS V Tigers @ Skeeter Tourney, Mesquite, 12/2:30 p.m.

MPHS JV Black Tigers @ North Lamar JV Tourney TBA

  • Boys Golf

MPHS V Tigers @ Lindale Tourney, Garden Valley

  • Boys Soccer

MPHS Tigers @ Greenville, 5:30/6:45 p.m.

  • Girls Soccer

MPHS JV, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Greenville, Sam Parker Field, 5:30/7 p.m.

  • Softball

MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers @ Allen Varsity Tournament, TBA

MPHS JV Lady Tigers @ Longview PARD Tournament, TBA

National Wild Turkey Federation
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their Annual Banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church. It is Friday (Feb 23) with doors opening at 6:00 pm and dinner starting at 7:30. Following there are live and silent auctions. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor, contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874 or 903-219-1874.