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Mount Pleasant Area News

Mt. Pleasant Area News

Elementary School Music Teacher Charged With Indecency

    A North Texas elementary school music teacher has been arrested for indecency with a child. Edmund Charles Barrera, a teacher at Lee Britain Elementary in Irving, is accused of touching a child inappropriately through her clothing.  His bond was set at $50,000.

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High Court Denies Former JP’s Death Row Appeal

    Former Kaufman County JP Eric Williams The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal from a death row inmate from Terrell. Eric Williams was condemned for the 2013 killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife.

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CBS ’48 Hours’ Features Fannin County Unsolved Murder

  A “48 Hours” episode featuring the unsolved murder of a Fannin County woman will air Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 pm on CBS. Jennifer Harris of Bonham was last seen alive on Mother’s Day 16 years ago and her body was found six days later in the Red River. ...

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Federal Law Protects Military

Troops Called to Duty Protected by Military Deployment Discrimination Law The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reminds individuals and employers that Texas and federal laws protect the employment rights of military service members who are part of recent deployments of Texas National Guard or other military deployments. These laws are designed ...

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Hughes Springs Playoffs

  All games on Star 96.9 and Internet Baseball Hughes Springs vs. White Oak at ETBU Marshall G1 Thursday 5:00 pm G2 Friday 5:00 pm G3 Saturday 11:30 am   Softball Hughes Springs vs. Pilot Point at Sulphur Springs 7:00 pm

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Sulphur Springs Man Charged With Continuous Assault

    Bond is $50,000 in Hopkins County for a man accused of continuous violence against a family member. Marco Antonio Orduno, 21, remains in jail on the third-degree felony. He had just been released from jail on another family violence charge when he was arrested on the latest charge.

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Dallas Man Arrested By Cumby Police

    A 39-year-old Dallas man was arrested on I-30 by Cumby Police following a traffic stop at the 109-mile marker. DeWayne Hamilton reportedly admitted that he was in possession of marijuana, and a subsequent search turned up nearly 17 grams of suspect cocaine. Hamilton was charged with possession of ...

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Early Primary Voting Underway

  Early voting in the May Democrat and Republican primary runoff election is underway today across Texas. It will continue until  May 18. Election Day is Tuesday, May 22.

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Titus County Bookings

    Twenty-five-year-old Jalen Juwan Gilstrap Stephens was booked into the Titus County jail Sunday. Deputies charged him with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon -Family Violence. No bond information was available. Bond was set at $10,000 for 32-year-old Juan Carlos Tapia Rios. He was arrested in Titus County Sunday ...

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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber

Greetings Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber Members and Supporters! Your Community, Your Chamber The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome these New Members · Todd Diviney – Firmin’s Office City · Ma’s Café at the Leesburg Store · Pittsburg Rodeo Association · Tilted Talents Just a quick FYI – ...

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Local Bond Election Results

Learn Results of Local Bond Elections With Saturday’s Election Day behind us, we encourage you to visit the Texas Comptroller’s website to view recent local bond election results. Dating back to May 2013, the Bond Election Results table allows users to explore results by date, county, entity, dollar amount, purpose, ...

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Mt Pleasant ISD – News

  Priefert Installs Sign on Memorial Bench at Corprew Joe Falkner. Archie Hayley and Wade Clark install the plaque. Angelica’s husband Terry (right) and two sons Terrell (left) and Terrence. Falkner, Clack, and Hayley install the plaque on the memorial bench. The plaque on the bench “In loving memory of ...

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For May 13-19, 2018 Bowie County US 259 – At Red River north of De Kalb, constructing a new bridge. US 259 – From US 82 to FM 44, adding shoulders. FM 1297 – From FM 2878 to FM 559, widening highway. Harrison County I-20 Westbound – ...

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Texas A&M – Texarkana News

  A&M-Texarkana Math Students Finish in Top Tier of Competition TEXARKANA, Texas – A group of Texas A&M University-Texarkana math students fared very well in a recent Differential Equation Modeling Competition put on by the Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities. The competition featured more than 400 students from ...

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Texas Ten Most Wanted

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Starr County AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Andrew Jerome Belmontes, 26, to the Texas Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 now offered for information leading to his capture. Belmontes, ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (May 11)

Emmanuel Munoz Thursday morning around 9:30, Paris Police arrested Emmanuel Munoz, 23, at the Parole Office. Munoz had an outstanding parole violation warrant. Camilia Sugg Thursday afternoon officers arrested Camilia Sugg, 34, after a traffic stop in the 900-block of Graham. Sugg had two misdemeanors charges, and they transported her ...

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Federal Judge Denies Sentence Reduction

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn Craven, of Texarkana, won’t reduce the 18-year prison sentence for a Northeast Texas woman who sent ricin-laced letters to former President Barack Obama and tried to frame her estranged husband. Shannon Richardson, of New Boston, was sentenced after pleading guilty in 2014. Richardson, a ...

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Cookville Man Arrested On Warrants

    Titus County Deputies arrested 40-year-old Jason A. Brewer, of Cookville, Thursday. He was charged on an Attorney General’s warrant for Failure To Appear, and Criminal Non Support. He was also charged on a Morris County warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge of Possession of Dangerous Drugs.

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NE Texas Man Turns Down Plea Bargain, Jury Gives Him Life

    A Northeast Texas man with a lengthy criminal history has been sentenced in New Boston to life in prison. Benjamin Williams, 53, had led Texarkana Police on a chase and they found him in possession of cocaine and a 5-½ inch knife. Williams had turned down a plea ...

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