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Mount Pleasant Area News

Mt. Pleasant Area News

Suggestions On Avoiding Winter Electric Blackouts

Consultants are giving some advice to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) about preventing rolling blackouts in the future. Suzanne Burton of the “Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance” says the state should take a few different steps on both the supply and demand sides. For example, she says improving energy efficiency …

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LULAC Sues Texas Over Redistricting Maps

A coalition of Latino rights groups is suing Texas in federal court over the latest voting maps passed by the state legislature on Monday. Domingo Garcia, the National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens, calls the maps discriminatory and unconstitutional. Republican lawmakers in Texas claim the maps …

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Pump Prices Rising

The average gasoline price in Texas is quickly approaching three dollars a gallon, a level we haven’t seen in quite a while. Triple-A-Texas says the statewide average for regular unleaded is now $2.97. Meanwhile, the increase in diesel prices is even more notable. Those are up 18 cents a gallon …

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Paris Man Charged In Sep. 28 Murder

Davarious Demone Brown Authorities are accusing 25-year-old Davarrious Demone Brown, of Paris, of fatally shooting Keith Joseph Mann on September 28. Brown is in Lamar County Jail on bonds totaling $307,000. The investigation continues, and police expect more arrests in the case.

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Proposal To Increase School District Homestead Exemptions

Texas voters will decide next year whether homeowners will get a break in their property tax bills after lawmakers rammed through a proposed constitutional amendment through both chambers shortly after they presented it Monday evening. The measure would raise the state’s homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000 for school district …

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National Drug TakeBack Saturday

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s office will participate in the National Drug Takeback Program Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the District Court Parking Lot on Rosemont Street in Sulphur Springs. The public can drop off potentially dangerous prescriptions tablets, capsules, patches, and other forms of prescription drugs. They …

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Missing Hunt County Teen Found Safe

Derick Young Hunt County Sheriff An employee of Campbell ISD notified Hunt County Deputies that they had seen a missing juvenile on the railroad tracks by the school. Hunt County Investigators responded to the location and found Derek Young. Friends had reported Derek missing on Oct. 11.

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Former Tyler Nurse Guilty Of Capital Murder

William George Davis Smith County Jail After only an hour of deliberations, a Smith County jury has found former Tyler nurse William George Davis guilty of Capital Murder. In Tyler, the state charged Davis with killing four men by injecting air into their arteries at Louis and Peaches Owens Heart …

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MPISD – News

L to R: Hope Powell, Nevaeh Bardwell, Michelle Calderon, Taylor Hubbs, Beth Lockett, Luz Gonzalez, Sophie Greco, Angelina Hernandez, Rossy Banegas Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS FBLA officers attend Fall Leadership Conference The Mount Pleasant High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) officers attended the Fall Leadership Conference at LaPoynor …

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Violent Guatemalan Drug Lord Receives Life Sentence In East Texas

Defendant Apprehended and Prosecuted as Part of “Operation Black Sails,” A Coordinated Drug Investigation of Federal, Local, and Guatemalan Law Enforcement. SHERMAN, Texas – A Guatemalan national who operated an international drug trafficking ring received a life sentence, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. Wilson Wilfredo Luargas-Garcia, a/k/a “Primazo,” …

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Constitutional Amendment Election

Several propositions are on the early voting ballot that will change the state’s constitution. However, Rice University Political Science Professor Mark Jones says out of the eight proposition three is the most controversial. That would prohibit the local governments from limiting or banning any religious services. Meanwhile, the other seven …

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Texas Legislature Will Not Consider Vaccine Mandates

Governor Abbott has lost a battle over vaccine mandates. The Texas legislature will not pass a bill Abbott added to the third special session. His executive order would make companies with 100 or more employees not mandate the COVID vaccine into law. Over two dozen business and medical groups criticized …

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Governor Expected To Sign Transgender Athlete Bill

Texas is poised to become the sixth state to tighten restrictions on transgender athletes in public high school sports. The legislature has approved a measure that requires transgender athletes to play on teams that align with the gender listed on their original birth certificate, not their current gender identity. They …

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Missing Hunt County Girl Found Safe

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Officer reports that a 16-year-old girl missing since October 3 has been found alive and well in Grimes County. Friends had last seen Kaiden Allen of Caddo Mills at Shenanigans in Rockwall.

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Mount Pleasant Man Jailed For Tampering

Eliyah Shemuel Enright Titus County Deputies arrested 25-year-old Eliyah Shemuel Enright of Mt. Pleasant on warrants for Tampering with Evidence and Violation of Protective/Bond Order. His bonds total $30,000, and he remains in the Titus County Jail.

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Closing Arguments Today In Nurse’s Capital Murder Trial

William Davis Smith County Jail Monday, the defense rested its case in the trial of a former East Texas nurse accused of capital murder. Allegedly, 37-year-old William Davis of Hallsville injected air into the arterial systems of patients while working as a nurse at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and …

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Paris Police Report For Monday (Oct 18)

Shauna Lynn Montgomery | Stephanie Lynn Montgomery Shauna Lynn Montgomery, 47, and Stephanie Lynn Montgomery, 28, both of Paris, were arrested on Friday at their residences on warrants charging them with assault on a peace officer. The incident stemmed from an investigation on Sunday, Oct 10, when a Lamar County …

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District  Oct 17 – Oct 23, 2021 Bowie County  I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, reconstructing and widening the highway. Motorists should watch for trucks and equipment pulling onto the Interstate. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, …

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Texas Early Voting Underway

Early voting starts today for the Nov 2 election in Texas. There are eight amendments to the Texas constitution on the ballot next month. One of them would prevent the state from limiting religious services. That issue came up last year when some local health officials told churches to restrict …

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