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Mount Pleasant Area News

Mt. Pleasant Area News

Gasoline Down For Holiday?

Com’on now, it’s a Tesla Statewide gas prices have dropped even with 3.2 million Texans planning to travel during the Memorial Day weekend. According to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch, the statewide gas price average in Texas is $4.26 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel. That price is …

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Texas Lottery To Celebrate 30 Years Of Winning

AUSTIN – A year-long celebration culminates May 29, when the Texas Lottery officially observes the 30th anniversary of its startup. On May 29, 1992, the first lottery purchase in Texas was made 47 days ahead of schedule when then-Gov. Ann Richards bought the first ticket – a Lone Star Millions scratch …

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Pittsburg Woman Arrested For Drugs

Teresa Kay Harmon Camp County Deputies arrested Teresa Kay Harmon, 22, of Pittsburg, after a traffic stop last Monday on drug charges. Authorities seized over eight grams of methamphetamine. She was pulled over for a failed license plate light.

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (May 26)

Clint Kyle Wehrmann Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 300-block of NW 19th Wednesday afternoon at 2:32 for displaying expired registration. The officer smelled marijuana, and the driver, Clint Kyle Wehrmann, 39, of Ladonia, admitted to possibly having drugs in the vehicle. The officer located marijuana and more than …

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Richardson ISD Student Arrested After Gun Found In Vehicle

Wednesday morning at 10:55, the Richardson Police Department received a phone call from a business in the 1500-block of East Spring Valley Road reporting a male holding what appeared to be a rifle. They last saw the male walking toward Berkner High School, located at 1600 East Spring Valley Road. …

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O’Rourke Storms Information Session On Uvalde Massacre

Governor Greg Abbott says Salvador Ramos, the 18-year-old shooter responsible for the school massacre in Uvalde, posted on Facebook about 30 minutes before going to the school that he would kill his grandmother and shoot up the elementary school. During the update, Abbott’s Democratic opponent for Governor, Beto O’rourke, crashed …

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Texas Baptist Men Sending Chaplains To Uvalde

Texas Baptist Men is sending volunteers from North Texas to Uvalde. TBM Director of Disaster Relief David Wells says volunteer chaplains offer support to the grieving community. Volunteers from San Antonio, Houston, and Corpus Christi are joining those from Collin County. They’re assessing the need first and could send for …

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New District Clerk For Red River County

Red River County Courthouse Red River County Commissioners have accepted the resignation of District Clerk Janice Gentry and hired Brenna Williams to replace her. Gentry did not run for re-election, but Williams did. Since she had no Democratic opponent, she would have become a clerk in January but will now …

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Hopkins County Jail Bookings

James Frank Neel Hopkins County Deputies and Sulphur Springs Police executed a warrant at the home of 75-year-old James Frank Neel. Authorities reportedly found overwhelming evidence of child pornography on Neel’s computer. They arrested him for possession and promotion of child pornography without setting a bond. They expect Neel to …

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MPISD – News

P.E. WALLACE MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH Six weeks “A” Honor Roll Fifth Grade:  Jake Anderson, Ella Anderson, Emily Arrington, Zaydee Banda, Titus Byrd, Emili Carrillo, Maria Castillo Del Torre, Emylee Chappell, Malori Chism, Ian Crockett, Evie Dominguez, Erica Gallagher, Luis Garcia Diaz, Luz Gil, Jaylen Gutierrez, Aubree Hawkins, Julian Herrera, Cullen Hunnicutt, …

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (May 25)

Paris Police arrested a 15-year-old male at 4:46 Tuesday afternoon in connection with a shooting in the 1700-block of Hubbard St. on May 19, 2022. The warrant for his arrest charged the juvenile male with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked and then transported to a juvenile …

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Massacre At Uvalde Elementary School

Robb Elementary School A mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas’ elementary school killed 19 children and two teachers. Hospitals treated both students and adults for injuries, and officers killed the suspected gunman Salvador Ramos, 18. The DPS reports that the incident began with a family disturbance where the suspect allegedly …

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Texas Primary Runoff Results

In the Texas primary election runoffs – Incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton overwhelmingly defeated challenger George P. Bush for the GOP nomination; Democrat voters chose Mike Collier over Michelle Beckly for the Lt. Governor nomination. Dawn Buckingham won the Republican nomination for Land Commissioner and will face Democratic nominee Jay …

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Some Name Changes For US Army Bases

A congressional commission has made some recommendations to change the names of nine Army bases around the country, all named for Confederate generals. The panel wants to rename Ft. Hood Fort Cavazos in honor of General Richard Cavazos from Kingsville. Fort Gordon in Georgia would honor President Dwight Eisenhower from …

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Pedestrian Run Over By Hunt County Deputy

A 19-year-old pedestrian died Monday night after a Hunt County Deputy’s patrol vehicle struck and killed him while walking along FM 751 near North Shore Rd. in south Hunt County. The DPS is investigating the accident. Officials hand not released the names of the victim or the deputy.

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Student In Custody With Guns On Rains ISD Campus

Deputies arrested a Rains ISD student for having guns and ammunition on school property. Investigators say someone posted a video on social media from school that showed the student with firearms and ammunition. In addition, officials found two handguns, a shotgun, and ammo in a vehicle in the High School …

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Local Runoff Results

Titus County had 2,849 residents voting for Titus County Judge Tuesday. Kent Cooper had 56.7% to Lori Chism’s 43.2%, with Cooper unofficially the winner. Leslie Brosnan was ahead with 56% and James GG Webster 43.9% in the County Clerk runoff. Danny Beard leads by 62% to Karen Gatherer’s 37.7% in …

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Hazardous Weather Outlook – 9:15 am

North and Central Texas Today and Tonight Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected later today and this evening ahead of a cold front. Some storms may be severe with large hail and damaging wind gusts. In addition, you can’t rule out a few spin-up tornadoes. Thunderstorms should exit the area …

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Gov Abbott Proud Of Operation Lone Star

Operation Lone Star is going well, according to Governor Abbott. Last year, he signed a law that provided $3 billion in funding for border security, adding $38.4 million to the program. He says other states have seen an increase in illegal immigrants because of the operation driving them from the …

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New Provost, VP At TAMU-Commerce

Tammi Vacha-Haase Press Release Texas A&M University-Commerce has selected Tammi Vacha-Haase, Ph.D., as the university’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs (VPAA). Commerce chose Vacha-Haase following a national search. Vacha-Haase comes to A&M-Commerce from Boise State University, where she has served as dean of the Graduate College since …

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