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Mount Pleasant Area News

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Tax Preparer From Mt Vernon Sentenced To Federal Prison

    BEAUMONT, Texas – A 36-year-old Mt. Vernon, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Charles Maull, II, pleaded guilty on Feb. 21, 2018 to six counts of willfully aiding in the preparation ...

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North Texas Tax Preparer Sentenced In SYAM Tax Service Scheme

    BEAUMONT, Texas – A 40-year-old Dallas tax preparer has been sentenced to prison for federal tax violations and failure to appear for his trial on that charge in early 2015 in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. Shannon Tecoko Mays was sentenced ...

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Man Dies During Booking In Hopkins County

    A Dallas man arrested Tuesday night by Hopkins County Deputies on I-30 on drug and money laundering charges died while being booked into the jail. The man showed signs of illness and EMS was called and initiated CPR but the man died on the way to the hospital. ...

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Harrison County Fatal Crash

  On June 19, 2018, at approximately 12:42 am, Troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on FM-31 in Harrison County, ten miles south of Marshall. Reportedly the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord, identified as Noah Tyson Langston, 20, of Jefferson, was traveling south on FM-31 in the right lane when a ...

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Hopkins County Crash Victim Identified

    The Hopkins County man killed in a single-vehicle crash on FM2285 over the weekend has been identified as 26-year-old Hugo Santana, Jr., of Peerless. State Troopers say he was thrown from his vehicle after running off the road into a tree line and was pronounced dead at the ...

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Hunt County Murder Trial Postponed

    Chacey Tyler Poynter Hunt County SO The judge postponed the trial for the Royse City woman accused of murder. Chacey Tyler Poynter, who is charged with murdering her husband University Park Fire Captain Robert Poynter, will next appear in court in August. Also charged with Poynter’s murder is ...

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Two Dead In Crash Near Van

    The East Texas men who died in a head-on collision over the weekend have been identified by State Troopers as 39-year-old Jim Hunt, of Big Sandy, and 55-year-old Timothy Pickens, of Van. State Troopers report that Hunt was driving on the wrong side of FM 1253 near Van when he ...

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Choctaw Housing Opens In Hugo

Photo by Charles Clark / Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton and District 8 Tribal Councilman Perry Thompson get assistance with the scissors to cut the ribbon for the first ten homes of the Housing Authority of the Choctaw Nation’s LEAP program.   Choctaw Housing Opens First of New LEAP Homes ...

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MPISD – News

Tiger Doll Officers Bring Home Awards from Camp Front (l-r): Baley O’Neal, Nikki Emory, Harper Davis, Jenny Carmona, Rylie Hardison Back (l-r): Katelyn Andrews, Anna Elliott, Lily Burrows, Ashleigh Amerson, Litzy Yanez The Mount Pleasant High School Tiger Doll Officers and Sergeants recently attended American Dance/Drill Team officer camp in ...

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SFA Football Coach Suspended

    A statement from the SFA marketing team reads: “Stephen F. Austin State University has suspended head football coach Clint Conque pending an investigation into alleged violations of university policy. The investigation is expected to take several weeks. No comments will be made by the university until the investigation ...

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One Dead in Paris Crash

  The person killed Monday morning on US 271 N in Paris has been identified as 26-year-old Travis Upton of the Sumner area. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Chance Woodard. The vehicle they were in collided with the left rear of a semi-trailer that was ...

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PJC Holding Information Sessions on Loan Availability In the Fall

  Paris Junior College will begin participating in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program starting with the 2018 fall semester. To examine and determine loan requirements, weekly information sessions will be held now through August 16 about the application process. The fall semester starts August 27. “PJC ...

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Two Dead In Smith County Crash

    On June 15, 2018, at 10:15 pm, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on FM-1253 at County Road 455 in Smith County approximately 6.5 miles northeast of Van. Crash investigators determine that the driver of a 1994 Ford F-150, identified as John Hunt, 39, of Big Sandy, ...

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Two Dead In East Texas Crash

  DPS Press Release State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash Sunday morning on FM-235 in Cherokee County, about .3 of a mile east of New Summerfield. Preliminary crash investigation shows the driver of a 2001 GMC Yukon was traveling west on FM-235 at an unsafe speed, approaching curve under dark ...

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Man Jailed In Hopkins County On Multiple Felony Charages

  Twenty-six year old Jeremy Kenyaan Gibson was arrested in Hopkins County Sunday on multiple charges.  He was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Tampering with Evidence With the Intent to Impair an Investigation.

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Pittsburg Burglary Suspect Arrested

    Gladewater police arrested 37-year-old Nakelvin Barkeith Miles of Pittsburg on a Camp County warrant for burglary of a habitation. Miles posted a $25,000 bond and was released from the Gregg County Jail.

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