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TAMUC – Sports

Message regarding significant institutional and athletics announcement Texas A&M University-Commerce will be holding public events in Commerce and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex on Tuesday, September 28, related to a special announcement that will significantly impact the institution and its intercollegiate athletics program. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – Tuesday, September 28, 2021 …

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Mt Pleasant City Manager’s Update: FY 2021-2022 Budget Adopted

Mt Pleasant City Manager Ed Thatcher Friday, October 1, marks a New Year at City Hall. That’sThat’s the day the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget becomes effective following months of hard work by our City Council and staff in open meetings. The process also included a Public Hearing at the September …

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Upshur County Fatal Crash

Shortly before 8:00 Friday morning, DPS Troopers responded to a fatal crash on US-80, approximately 4.3 miles east of Big Sandy in Upshur County. The driver of a 2003 Toyota Sequoia was traveling east on US-80 when the vehicle drifted onto the road’s right shoulder. The driver overcorrected, came back …

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COVID Testing At PJC Expands To Saturdays

  A COVID-19 testing site available to the public each week will now also be open on Saturdays. However, those wishing to test may drive up as the testing company is not accepting appointments. Testing is held five days a week in the Hunt Center parking lot, accessible on the …

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Sep 24)

Amanda Gail Gilbert Amanda Gail Gilbert, 29, of Paris, was arrested in the 1300-block of Van Zandt St at 11:26 Thursday night. Gilbert had an outstanding parole violation warrant for her arrest, and officers booked and later transferred her to the Lamar County Jail. Paris Police met with the victim …

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MPISD – News

Photo: Roberto Castellano, Ashanti Presley, Sadera Lampard, and Dawson Hernandez rehearse a scene from Sam Shepard’s Action Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS Theatre Department announces the first production of the season The Theatre Department of Mount Pleasant High School proudly announces Sam Shepard’s OBIE award-winning play, Action. The play focuses on four …

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COVID Vaccine Expected Soon for Younger Children

There’s some encouraging news in the fight against COVID in North Texas. Numbers have been trending down for the past several weeks. However, Stephen Love at the D-F-W Hospital Council expects a vaccine shot for those ages five and older will be available as soon as Halloween. He says the …

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El Paso Claims Herd Immunity From COVID

One Texas city says it has reached herd immunity against COVID-19. At least 75 percent of El Pasoans 12 and older were fully vaccinated, Jorge Rodriguez, the El Paso Assistant fire chief, and emergency management coordinator, told the El Paso County Commissioners Court. Because El Paso has such a high …

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Lamar County COVID Update

The Paris-Lamar County Health District reports nine positive PCR’s, 54 positive Antigens, and one positive antibody test. They said there were no additional fatalities from the virus. Meanwhile, the Texas DSHS Coronavirus Dashboard shows 1,102 active cases of COVID and a total of 181 deaths from the pandemic.

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Friday’s Sports

NFL Thursday Panthers (3-0) 24 – Texans (1-2) 9 The Panthers won at the cost of running back Christian McCaffrey with a strained hamstring. Then, add to the cost first-round pick Jaycee Horn with a broken right foot. Sunday Saints (1-1) at Patriots (1-1) FOX – Noon Eagles (1-1) at …

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Thursday’s Sports

Photo – Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune MLB Houston (91-61) 9 – Angels (72-80) 5 Yankees (86-67) 7 – Texas (55-97) 3 New York moved within a half-game of Toronto for the second AL wild card, and with 11 games left is two back of Boston, the league’s wild-card …

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Wednesday’s Sports

Photo – New Orleans City Councilmember Joe Giarrusso MLB Yankees (85-67) 7 – Texas (55-96) 1 Houston (90-61) 10 – Angels (72-79) 5 NFL On Tuesday, smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome’s roof after a pressure washer used to clean the top of the New Orleans …

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Tuesday’s Sports

The No. 14 ranked women’s golf team MLB Yankees (84-67) 4 – Texas (55-95) 3 Houston (89-61) 10 – Angels (72-78) 0 Who has a chance for the MLB playoffs? It is wild in the wild-card race and will likely come down to the final week or the weekend. It …

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TAMUC – Sports

They named Alex Shillow to the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. NORTHBROOK, Ill. – They selected Texas A&M University-Commerce football standout Alex Shillow to the 2021 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®. He is one of the 11 student-athletes selected for the Combined Divisions (FCS, Division II, Division III, and NAIA) …

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Community Calendar

Sep 27 all-day

Monday, September 27, 2021

  • MPISD Spirit Dress Day—White Out
  • Brice picture day
  • Football

7th grade at Marshall (away), 6:00 pm6:00 pm

  • Golf

MPHS at Paris CC


NWS – Shreveport Skywarn
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

NWS Shreveport Partners,

Now that we are into the late summer, we’ll soon be approaching our Fall severe weather season. That means it’s time for the Fall 2021 Skywarn Training Season. Unfortunately, due to ongoing COVID restrictions, we will not be able to conduct in-person classes. Therefore, we are going to handle this season much like last Spring. We will teach four virtual courses, and two will use Facebook Live and will not require pre-registration. Two will use GoToMeeting and will require pre-registration. The dates are listed below. These four classes all start at 7:00 pm Central Time.

  • Monday, September 27, 2021: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    • Facebook Live: No registration required

Based on the live viewership from our past virtual classes, we decided that doing a few areawide, all-inclusive courses would be better and probably have better attendance than doing many virtual types targeting specific groups of counties/parishes. If needed, we can conduct one of these virtual classes during regular business hours. However, we do recognize that some groups, such as our law enforcement and fire/rescue folks, may need special classes for their organizations to fulfill annual training requirements. If you are part of these organizations and need to schedule a particular course with us outside of one of the dates listed above, please fill out this Skywarn Class Request Form, and either Charlie Woodrum or Davyon Hill will get in touch with you.

We here at the National Weather Service in Shreveport greatly value our relationships and partnerships with you. I don’t think I can emphasize enough how much we truly rely on you folks in the field who provide us valuable ground truth information. Whether it’s damage reports or snow reports, and for helping to spread the word to promote weather safety before and during hazardous weather. Thank you for everything and for being so understanding as we continue to navigate these difficult times.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at sr-shv.skywarn@noaa.gov or Warning Coordination Meteorologist Charlie Woodrum.


NWS Shreveport – SKYWARN Coordinator

Sep 28 all-day

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

  • MPISD Spirit Dress Day—Twin with a Teacher
  • Brice Multiculture program, 5:30 pm
  • Corprew Math Night, 5:00–7:00 pm
  • Wallace Family Fun Night, 5:30–7:00 pm
  • MPHS Theatre production Action, MPHS Auditorium, 6:30 pm
  • Football

8th grade vs. Pine Tree (home), 5:30 pm

  • Tennis

MPHS vs. Longview (home), 3:30 pm

  • Volleyball

MPHS JV1, JV2, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Marshall (home), 5:00 pm

Sep 29 all-day

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • MPISD Spirit Dress Day—Decades Day
Red River Valley Fair
Sep 29 – Oct 2 all-day

The 2021 Red River Valley Fair is coming up Wednesday, Sep 29 through Saturday, Oct 2, with lots of rides, great exhibits, live entertainment, and of course, delicious food!

Sep 30 all-day

Thursday, September 30, 2021

  • MPISD Spirit Dress Day—“Stomp the Wildcats” Western Day
  • CDC virtual Fatherhood Night, 5:30 pm
  • MPHS College Fair, Willie Williams gym, 5:30–7:00 pm
  • MPHS Theatre production Action, MPHS Auditorium, 6:30 pm
  • Volleyball

MPJH 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B Lady Tigers vs. Sulphur Springs (home), 4:30 pm

  • Football

JV at Whitehouse (away), 5:30 pm

Freshmen vs. Whitehouse (home), 5:30 pm

Community Coat Drive
Oct 1 all-day

Through Oct 1, there is a community coat drive to help coat our community in warmth and love this winter. Drop your gently used coats off at Spring Lake Assisted Living between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. In addition, everyone in need should shop for a free jacket on Saturday, Oct 9 at City Square Paris. Paris Regional Medical Center, Spring Lake Assisted Living, and City Square Paris sponsor the drive.

Oct 1 all-day

Friday, October 1, 2021

  • MPISD Staff Development Day—No school for students
  • Volleyball

MPHS JV1, JV2, Varsity Lady Tigers vs. Pine Tree (home), 4:30 pm

  • Football

Varsity vs. Whitehouse (home), 7:30 pm—HOMECOMING 

  • MPHS Homecoming dance, MPHS cafeteria, 10:30 pm-12:00 am


Paris Coat Drive
Oct 1 all-day

Through Oct 1, a community coat drive helps coat our community in warmth and love this winter. Drop your gently used coats off at Spring Lake Assisted Living between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. In addition, we invite everyone in need to shop for a free coat on Saturday, Oct 9 at City Square Paris. Paris Regional Medical Center, Spring Lake Assisted Living, and City Square Paris sponsor the drive.