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Mount Pleasant Area News

Mt. Pleasant Area News

New MPISD Administrators

MPISD Welcomes New Administrators Pictured (l-r) Tommy Ray, Nathan Rider, Shonda Rutledge, Jason Adams, Echo Johnson and Audra Walker a Mount Pleasant ISD welcomed six new administrators to their staff for the 2018-2019 school year. Nathan Rider is the new Principal at P.E. Wallace Middle School. Rider has been a ...

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Two Dead In Separate Area Crashes

One man was killed and another hospitalized shortly before 6:00 Tuesday morning in a crash on in Lamar County near Petty. State Troopers say 35-year-old Brandon Smith, of Brookston, was driving on CR26718 when he pulled onto Hwy 82 and collided with a pick up driven by 55-year-old Joe Kay ...

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Fake News Lecture

A&M-Texarkana Professor Dr. Craig Nakashian Presents Lecture: “Fake News in the Medieval World” TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr. Craig Nakashian, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Associate Professor of History, will be giving a public lecture on “Fake News in the Medieval World” on August 18th. The lecture, given for the Texarkana Museums System, ...

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Titus County Bookings

Deputies arrested 34-year-old David Alcala-Castenada in Titus County for Assault Causing Bodily Injury. The alleged victim was a family member. Bond was set at $2500. Deputies arrested 39-year-old Billy Mac Whitson in Titus County on Bench Warrants for Possession of more than four but less than 200 grams of a ...

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NE Texas Trailer Park Owner Faces Pollution Charges

A Northeast Texas trailer park owner is facing felony charges. The owner, 45-year-old David Michael Clampitt, of the park in Redwater, appeared with his lawyer in Bowie County District Court on a pre-indictment hearing for intentionally and knowingly discharging raw sewage. His attorney said he anticipates solving the problem without the ...

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Texas A&M-Commerce Football Ranked First In National Poll

Following the program’s first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship in 2017, the Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is ranked No. 1 in the 2018 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Preseason Poll, as released Monday. This is the first time the Lions have ever started the season in the ...

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School Ratings Under New Texas System To Be Released Wednesday

  Texas school districts will receive letter grades of A – F tomorrow as the state prepares to roll out its new accountability system. The majority of the rating system is based on student performance on achievement tests and their improvement from the year before. Other factors include graduation preparation ...

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Lawsuit: Texas School District Welcomed Convicted Teacher

A federal lawsuit says a Texas school district permitted a former teacher who had sexual contact with a student to be involved in school organizations and allowed her on the district-owned property to watch sports games where the student participated. The lawsuit filed by the student claims the Abbott ISD created ...

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Mail Service Resumes After Chemical Spill

Mail processing operations are resuming at a Metroplex postal facility. Postal officials have announced the facility in Coppell resumed daily operation on Monday. Last Tuesday the facility was shut down when mercury spilled from an improperly mailed package. Since the plant has been cleaned and certified to be safe, mail ...

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Breaking News – Hopkins County Teen Sentenced For Murder

After deliberating for two hours and five minutes, the Hopkins County jury that convicted 17-year-old Gavin Heath Gilbert of murder, and handed down its sentence. Gilbert was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Tyrese O’Neal Pryor of Sulphur Springs. The jury did not assess a ...

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New Choctaw Home

New Choctaw Home Has Special Meaning for a Family in Cameron Photos by Deidre K. Elrod / Choctaw Nation New homeowner Brittany Taylor does the honors with the scissors. Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., and District 4 Tribal Councilman Delton Cox join in the ribbon cutting ceremony ...

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Man Jailed After Celebration Plaza Rampage

Officers were on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs when 46-year-old Terance Ramon Beachem had allegedly threatened his girlfriend and rammed a vehicle being operated by his girlfriend’s son. Beachem lost control of the vehicle and proceeded into the square causing a large amount of damage. After the crash, Beachem fled on ...

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Sentencing Today In Hopkins County Murder Case

Closing arguments are slated for this morning in Hopkins County District Court in the punishment phase of the trial of Gavin Heath Gilbert, who was convicted Friday of murdering 18-year-old Tyrese O’Neal Pryor. Gilbert opted to have the jury determine his punishment. He faces between five and 99 years or life ...

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Titus County Bookings

Mugshot not availableDeputies arrested 17-year-old Iciss McGill, of Mt Pleasant, in Titus County for Assault on a Public Servant, Resisting Arrest, Search or Transport and an unrelated warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Assault by Contact. Her bonds total $18,500. Officers arrested 45-year-old Hector Gonzalez, of Winfield, ...

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Avinger Woman Jailed On Warrants

A 34-year-old Avinger woman was arrested in Gregg County over the weekend on warrants from two East Texas counties. Christi Witt Barton was is awaiting bond on a  Marion County warrant of theft of property worth between $1,500 and $20,000. She was also charged on an Upshur County warrant for bond ...

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East Texas Murder-Suicide

Two people died and one was injured following shooting at a convenience store in Frankston. Reportedly 51-year-old Tammy Wynette Stevens died from a gunshot wound to the head. Also, 73-year-old James Jones was injured by the same bullet that killed Stevens. Officials later found 78-year-old suspect Grady Howell dead of ...

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Repo Leads To Shooting Incident

  Authorities have arrested an East Texas man after a shooting linked to a car repossession. The car was being repossessed in Smith County when the car’s owner came out and fired shots at the repo driver. No one was injured. The suspect was arrested for possession of a sawed-off ...

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Checking Your Emails After Work Damages Your Health

  Do yourself and your family a favor and don’t check your work email on the weekends anymore. Virginia Tech University and Pamplin Business College researchers found people who check work emails after they’ve left the office and as soon as they wake up underestimate how bad it really is ...

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