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Como-Pickton CISD To End On-Line Learning

  The Como-Pickton CISD has notified parents of students that it will be ending online education effective October 9. All students need to return to class on October 12, or find another school. The only exception will be for students who are quarantined because of COVID 19. Superintendent Dr.Greg Bower ...

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Possible Flu Shot Shortages

  There could be shortages of the flu vaccine this year. The  governor’s Covid task force says there’s actually plenty of the shot itself,  but the distribution system could mean you’ll have to check around to see who has the vaccine when you’re ready to get it. The stronger vaccine ...

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Many School Districts Want More Kids Back In Classroom

  Some school districts in Texas  are looking to add more kids back in the classroom, now that COVID numbers are falling in many parts of the state. Data from the Texas Education Association shows that fewer than one-percent of the students and staff who have already returned to campuses ...

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Commerce Man Arrested For Criminally Negligent Homicide

  Sixty-year-old Gerald Wayne Cody of Commerce was arrested by Commerce police on a warrant from Bowie County for 2 counts of Criminal Negligent Homicide. He was released to another law enforcement agency. The alleged offenses occurred on July 15, but no other information was available.

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Titus County Booking

  Twenty-year-old Isaiah McGill of Mt. Pleasant was arrested for Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, and a warrant for Assault causing bodily injury to a family member, assault causing bodily injury and deadly conduct by discharging or displaying a firearm. His bonds were set at $17,500 and he remains in the ...

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Lamar County Reports Another Death From COVID 19

The Paris-Lamar County Health District reported another death from COVID 19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 32.  The latest patient was an 81-year-old woman. Meanwhile, another 34 cases of the virus were confirmed, bringing the total cumulative cases to 1241 with 992 recoveries. There are ...

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Paris Police Report Monday (Sep 28)

Mark James Hlas, Jr. At 8:49 Friday night, Paris Police responded to an assault in the 2000-block of Brown Ave. The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend, Mark James Hlas, Jr., had arrived at her house and pointed a gun at her. Police located Hlas leaving the scene and charged him ...

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Texas Firefighters In California

  Mt Pleasant Fire Chief Larry McRae posted the following on Facebook. (McRae back row fifth from the left) Yesterday (Saturday) was our last shift on the fire line. Some of us are on R&R today and will leave for home in the morning. Some of the others are on ...

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MPISD – News

Photo – MPHS Journalism student, Faith Logan L to R: Rossy Banegas, Sashi Poudel, Leslie Lara, Taylor Hubbs, Madison Grundy Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS Student Council selects officers The Mount Pleasant High School Student Council has selected its officers for the 2020-2021 school year: President Leslie Lara, Vice-President Sashi Poudel, ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

 TxDOT Atlanta District For Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2020   Bowie County  I-30 – From FM 989 to Arkansas State Line, widening highway. Construction work will begin on shoulders, with most of the work conducted at night. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, crews are replacing bridges. SH 93 ...

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Federal Judge Blocks Ban On Straight Party Ballots

A federal judge has blocked Texas from eliminating straight-ticket voting in November. The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Mariana Garcia Marmolejo would allow voters to choose one party’s entire slate of candidates in the November election that is now less than six weeks away.

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NE Texas Firefighters Remain In California

Stock Photo Firefighters from Paris, Powderly, and Mt Pleasant are still in California. Many are still working on the same fire. In the last report, nearly 300,000 acres have burned, and the blaze was less than 50% contained. Crews will likely still be in California for the remainder of the ...

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Federal Wrongful Death Suit Against Hunt County Detention Center

The family filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Hunt County Detention Center connected with an inmate’s death. Gary Lynch III died in his cell in February of 2019. According to the lawsuit, witnesses said Lynch had complained of chest pains, but jail personnel ignored complaints, and they were ...

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Alba-Golden Football,Volleyball Teams Quarantined

Alba-Golden ISD has announced that all students involved in varsity football, varsity volleyball, and JV volleyball are in a mandatory quarantine period of two weeks. Positive COVID-19 tests within the athletics program were contact-traced to include each of these teams. Statement by Alba-Golden ISD. Due to helping control the spread ...

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Pilgrim’s Pride Giving Mt. Pleasant $1.5 Million

As part of its “Hometown Strong Initiative,” Pilgrim’s Pride has announced that it will donate $1.5 million to the City of Mt. Pleasant. The company will help in at least three areas, food insecurity, infrastructure, and COVID-19 emergency response and relief. Pilgrims executives are working with city employees to determine ...

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Governor Abbott Proposes Legislations Targeting Rioters

Governor Greg Abbott was targeting rioters Thursday in Dallas and announced several legislative proposals. He says people who cause injury or destroy property during a riot will face a felony charge that will lead to jail time. Anyone who strikes an officer during a riot faces a mandatory minimum jail ...

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