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Mount Pleasant Area News

Mt. Pleasant Area News

Coast Guard Medevaced Man

  Coast Guard medevacs mariner 35 miles offshore Galveston HOUSTON — The Coast Guard medevaced a 70-year-old man approximately 30 miles offshore of Galveston, Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the sailing vessel Tenacious stating a mariner aboard the ship was exhibiting signs of a ...

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Texas A&M University-Texarkana Receives Donations

Women for A&M-Texarkana Donates $97,500 to TAMUT Scholarships TEXARKANA, Texas – Women for A&M-Texarkana, a dynamic group of over 300 women working to enhance economic development, cultural enrichment, and generate money for scholarships and degree programs at Texas A&M University- Texarkana, recently donated $97,500 to two scholarship funds at the ...

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Hunt Regional EMC Blood Drive

Hunt Regional Emergency Medical Center invites the community to save lives at the upcoming blood drive. ‘Tis the season for giving life, giving back. COMMERCE, Texas (December 7, 2018) – Less than four percent of eligible blood donors, are giving blood. Yet, many of the blood donors with Carter BloodCare ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

  TxDOT Paris District For Dec. 9-15, 2018 Franklin and Hopkins These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues. Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay particular attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they ...

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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber – News

Greetings from the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce The Chamber is pleased to welcome the following new members! Camp County Dental Golden Chick Knox Shooting Academy Pittsburg Autolube Plus A Word of Thanks! First off, I would like to thank the community of Pittsburg and all of the participating businesses ...

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Texas’ Bullion Depository

Texas Comptroller’s Office Announces Builder of Texas Bullion Depository (AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller’s office announced today that Lone Star Tangible Assets (LSTA) has selected MHT Constructors, LLC, as general contractor to build the Texas Bullion Depository. “MHT Constructors has the kind of expertise and experience needed to build a ...

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Texas Unemployment Insurance Tax Rate Drops

Average Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates Decrease for Texas Employers The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced the average unemployment insurance (UI) tax rate for all employers will be 1.25 percent for Calendar Year (CY) 2019, dropping from 1.37 percent in CY 2018 to its lowest point since 2009. The average tax ...

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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments Meeting

Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors Meeting, December 13, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Hopkins County Courthouse, 118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Robert Newsom, Judge, Hopkins ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Dec 7)

Constance Renee Berry Thursday morning at 7:17 Paris Officers responded to ‘shots fired’ in the 900-block of E Center. Reportedly two people were arguing, and a female left the scene to retrieve a gun from a family member. After returning, she fired two shots into the air and fled the ...

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Hunt County Investigator Honored

A Northeast Texas detective will be honored by the National Equipment Register in 2019. Investigator Kenneth Peters, with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, was selected as “Officer of the Year.” He was recognized for exceptional service to the rental industry through the recovery of rental equipment or through theft prevention ...

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Titus County Fugitive In Custody

Titus County Sheriff Facebook Page A man from Mt Pleasant who was a fugitive has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for Burglary of a Habitation. Reportedly, 51-year-old Christopher J. Stephens is in the Titus County Jail, but bond information was not available.

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Life Sentence For NE Texas Child Rapist

Bowie County A Bowie County jury has convicted a Northeast Texas man of continuously sexually assaulting a girl when she was 10 and 11 years old. A jury sentenced the 39-year-old of New Boston to life in prison. Ezarnack was a childhood friend of the victim’s mother and was living ...

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Appellate Court Upholds Sentence Of East Texas Child Predator

Cherokee County Jail The 12th Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of an East Texas child predator. Kevin Ray Morris, Sr., of Jacksonville, was handed 11 life sentences plus an additional 450 years in prison. The jury also assessed a $340,000 fine against Morris. He was convicted of molesting, ...

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Texas Secretary Of State Resigning

Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos has announced that he is resigning, effective Dec. 15. Governor Greg Abbott praised Pablos as “a dedicated public servant who has done an exceptional job upholding the integrity of our election system.” Abbott’s nomination for a successor to Pablos is pending.

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10 Ways To Stay Safe As You Deck The Halls This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and the American Red Cross wants everyone to stay safe from home fires as they decorate their homes for the upcoming festivities. Decorations like trees, lights and candles increase the risk of home fires during the holidays – with Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New ...

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Tips For Surviving Your Office Holiday Party

It’s the time of year for the office Christmas party, and while it can be fun to relax and have some fun with your co-workers, it can be a little tricky to navigate the party, particularly with alcohol involved, so you don’t damage your standing at work. Business Insider offers ...

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Mt Vernon Makes National Register

Mt Vernon Downtown Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Mt Vernon Downtown Historic District in Franklin County was recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) assisted in the nomination of this district in recognition of its importance ...

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Mistrial In Lamar County Sexual Assault Of A Child Case

A Lamar County jury of six men and six women announced it was deadlocked in the sexual assault of a child trial of 43-year-old Kenneth Chambless, of Paris, and a mistrial was declared by District Judge Wes Tidwell. A hung jury does not mean the defendant is guilty or not ...

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Fatal Camp County Crash

At 4:32 Thursday morning, Troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on SH-11, five miles west of Pittsburg in Camp County. Preliminary crash investigation revealed that the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer, Jimmie Allen Cooper Jr., 46, of Winnsboro. was traveling west on SH 11 when the driver failed to negotiate ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Dec 06)

North East Texas Auto Theft Taskforce Investigator, David Rowton, assisted Red River County Sheriff’s Department in recovering a stolen 1972 Nomad travel trailer. The travel trailer was seen by the victim for sale on a website. Investigator Rowton assisted in locating the travel trailer in a barn in Bogata and ...

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