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Mount Pleasant Area News

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Ark-Tex Council Of Governments

AGENDA Ark-Tex Council of Governments Board of Directors Meeting JUNE 28, 2018 The Board of Directors of the Ark-Tex Council of Governments (ATCOG) will meet at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Sulphur Springs City Hall, 201 N. Davis, Sulphur Springs, Texas, hosted by the Honorable Emily Glass, Councilwoman, ...

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DPS Urges Same Summer

DPS Urges Texans to Take Safety Precautions This Summer AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra precautions and stay safe as we officially kick off summer today, June 21. Rising temperatures and increased travel can create additional safety concerns over the summer, ...

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Art For A Grand Opening

Chief Gary Batton and artist Jane Semple Umsted discuss her latest artwork, “Sacred Journey” and “Sacred Vision,” as the sculptures are set into place Wednesday in front of the new Choctaw Nation Headquarters, 1802 Chukka Hina in Durant. The 25-foot bronzes represent a pole, or iti fabvssa, that according to ...

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Texas Ten Most Wanted

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Nacogdoches AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Jack Earl Sterns Jr., 27, to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to his capture. Sterns, affiliated ...

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Texas To Expand High Quality Child Care Programs In Texas

    28,000 more Texas children per day will receive high-quality child care AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today approved plans for the use of $229.9 million in federal child care block grant funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 with a clear focus on working to increase the ...

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Pittsburg Chamber News

  Greetings, from the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce – Giggles and the Kazoo Crew are coming to the Tri-County Independence Day Blast! Despite only having a few weeks to plan, the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that this year’s Tri-County Independence Day Blast will be ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Jun 22)

Damon Morris Thursday afternoon Paris Police arrested Damon Morris, 49, on an outstanding warrant out of Lamar County for manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance. Chadric Dixon Officers arrested Chadric Dixon, 35, on an outstanding warrant for criminal non-support. David Thomas | Misty Smith Thursday evening around 7:00, officers ...

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Lone Oak Woman Jailed In Gregg County

    An East Texas woman is being held in the Gregg County Jail on $200,000 bond on charges related to a child exploitation. Officials arrested 44-year-old Carrie Songer Kelly, of Lone Oak, on a warrant for sexual performance by a child younger than 14 with the intention to employ, ...

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Bond Set In Trooper Dragging Case

    Bond has been set at $102,000 for the man accused of dragging a state trooper with his vehicle during a DWI stop on I-30. The suspect, 30-year-old Matthias Benjamin Slaughter, of Garland, suffered minor injuries when he was shot by the trooper and remains behind bars in Hunt ...

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NE Texas Man Sentenced To Four Life Prison Terms

    An Upshur County man has received four life sentences plus 20 years after pleading guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child. Reportedly, 59-year-old Mark Randall Beasley must serve the sentences consecutively and will not become eligible for parole until 2148. The victim ...

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Titus County Bookings

    Titus County arrested 25-year-old Trevor Scout Betts Thursday for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon and Evading arrest or detention. No bond amount was available and he remains behind bars. Officials arrested 24-year-old Omar R. Ramirez of Mt Pleasant in Titus County. He was charged with Burglary of ...

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Morris County Fugitive May Have Left Area

    The subject of a manhunt in Morris County, who is believed to be responsible for at least four burglaries in Lone Star, may have left the area. Lee Daniel Stratton may be headed to Tennessee or Florida where he has ties.  He’s believed to be driving a black ...

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New Details About Gladewater Woman’s Alleged Murder Plot

  More details have been released about the Gladewater woman arrested earlier this week for Solicitation of Murder.  Investigators say 23-year-old Deeanna Ann Aldredge had lost custody of her child and had offered a man $500 to kill the child’s father. The man contacted Gregg County deputies and informed them of ...

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Record Number Of Texans Expected To Travel For 4th Of July

  An estimated 3.4 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more away from home during the Fourth of July holiday, nearly 6 percent more than a year ago. Independence Day this year falls on a Wednesday. The company attributes the record-high numbers this year to a strong economy and ...

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Texas Gas Prices Drop

  Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have declined this week. AAA Texas reports the average price at the pump statewide dropped four cents to settle at $2.69. The association survey found Midland has the most expensive gasoline in Texas this week at an average $3.09 per ...

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DPS Urges Texans To Take Safety Precautions This Summer

  by DPS Staff Sergeant Jean Dark AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra precautions and stay safe as we officially kick off summer today, June 21. Rising temperatures and increased travel can create additional safety concerns over the summer, particularly with ...

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Mozambique National Sentenced For Visa Fraud In East Texas

  A 37-year-old Mozambique national residing in the Dallas area has been sentenced to prison for federal immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Nelia Angelina Mulembwe pleaded guilty on Feb. 20, 2018, to fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents ...

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jun 21)

Shane Crites Wednesday Paris Police arrested Shane Crites, 39, in the 1900-block of Fitzhugh in regards to a warrant. He had an outstanding felony warrant for criminal mischief imp/int public service. The warrant stemmed from an incident reported Wednesday a week ago (Jun 13) where he allegedly diverted electricity from ...

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