Local Area Headlines
Four whistleblowers who were fired after reporting Attorney General Ken Paxton to the FBI vowed Monday to continue their legal fight with their former boss, promising to expose his alleged wrongdoing by forcing him and others to publicly testify. The whistleblowers were among a small group of top Paxton …Read More »
Lamar County Judge Brandon Bell has lifted the outdoor burn ban which had been in place for more than a month. Judge Bell also cautioned residents to exercise caution when doing any outdoor burning. The burn was lifted because of the recent rains, which lowered the KB Drought Index.Read More »
The City of Paris will be hosting a town hall meeting tonight dedicated to listening to and better understanding the concerns some in west Paris have raised regarding their neighborhoods, growth, development, public safety and quality of lifeA total of five (5) town halls have been scheduled in partnership …Read More »
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that a man is dead after a fatal crash on Hwy 70 in Choctaw County Sunday morning. The initial report by the indicates 37-year-old Michael COviington was eastbound when he drifted off the road, overcorrected, drove back onto the road and rolled over. He …Read More »
The DPS has identified the man killed in a single vehicle crash on September 21 on SH 34 near Fannin CR 3385. The preliminary investigation indicates 39-year-old Shane Price Mackey of Wolfe City was traveling westbound when his vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The investigation …Read More »
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Corprew math night, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
- Wallace FBLA at Titus County Cares, 5:00 p.m.
MPHS JV & Varsity at Whitehouse (away), 5:00 p.m.
MPJH 8th grade vs. Pine Tree (home), 5:30 p.m.
MPHS vs. Tyler High (away), 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
- Brice picture day
Red River Valley Fair has family fun for everyone! It is Wednesday through Saturday, September 27 through 30, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The daily attractions include a Pumpkin Patch, a Home and Garden Showcase, the Soccer Collies, and a Creative arts & crafts showcase. Add to that commercial exhibits, Livestock shows, Westland Ranch petting zoo, live entertainment nightly, and Rides by Crabtree Amusements.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
- CDC Parents as Teachers at Home (PATH), Early Head Start 3:30 p.m.
- CDC Parents as Teachers at Home (PATH), Head Start & PreK 5:30 p.m.
- Corprew Kindergarten field trip
- Fowler Kindergarten field trip
- Fowler GT parent meeting, 5:15 p.m.
- Wallace picture day
- MPHS College and Career Expo, MPHS old gym, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
MPHS JV vs. Texas High (home), 5:00 p.m.
MPHS Freshmen at Texas High (away), 5:00 p.m.
MPJH 7th & 8th grade at Hallsville (away), 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 29, 2023
- MPISD Staff Development Day—student holiday
MPHS Varsity at Texas High (away), 7:30 p.m.
MPHS JV & Varsity at Texas High (away), 5:00 p.m.
- Bass Fishing
Pre-fish at Lake Fork
Saturday, September 30, 2023
- MPHS Cosmetology at Premiere Hair Show, San Antonio
- Cross Country
MPJH & MPHS at Titus County Fair Invitational (home), 8:00 a.m.
- Bass Fishing
MPHS at Lake Fork
MPJH at Harmony softball field (away), 9:00 a.m.
The City of Mount Pleasant is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, and Mt Pleasant requests citizen input via a simple online survey.
“Our mission is to keep the Mount Pleasant community safe, and hazard mitigation is a strategy to reduce loss of life and property by decreasing the impact of disasters,” said Fire Chief Larry McRae, directing the efforts to update the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
“We are asking citizens to take two minutes to take a three-question survey to identify what they consider the highest risks to our community,” he explained. “This is the first step in extensive plans for the City’s emergency planning and response efforts.”
You can access the survey via the QR code or mpcity.net/emergency. You can also get a paper copy at Mount Pleasant City Hall and Public Library on Madison Road or the Central Fire Station on Ferguson Road.
The survey is available in English and Spanish. The survey closes on October 10. Results will be compiled and published to the community by October 20.
If you have questions, contact Chief McRae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 25th Annual Car Show at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1771 Bonham Street, Paris, is Saturday, Sept 30, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Vehicle Registration Begins at 8:00 am. Dessert Auction Begins at noon. Awards Presentation following Dessert Auction. Entry Fee: $25.00 per vehicle
Trophies for First and Second Place in Car Divisions, Truck Divisions, Imports, Race Cars, Motorcycles, Unfinished and Ugliest Vehicle. Overall Best Paint, Overall Best Engine. Overall Best of Show Trophy. Benefiting: Immanuel Baptist Men’s Mission & Ministry Projects. Refreshments Available. More info at ibcparis.com.
The Fulbright Church of Christ will host an Old Fashioned Gospel Tent Meeting in Detroit Sunday through Saturday, October 1-7 at 7:00 nightly. The speaker is James Oldfield, and they welcome Bible questions. They never take collections. Just bring your Bible. For more information, you may call 276-340-2653 or 903-491-6200.
National Night Out in Mount Pleasant is October 3
The Mount Pleasant Police Department invites you to the 2023 National Night Out on Tuesday, October 3, from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Dellwood Park. Enjoy food, activities, and prizes. Please get to know the officers who serve our community and see their vehicles and equipment! Everyone is welcome!
The event invites all local businesses and non-profits to set up a booth or table at National Night Out for Free! You can advertise, set up games, or give out free prizes to community members. For more information or to sign up, contact the National Night Out organizer, Sergeant Chris Durant, at the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 903-575-4004 or email@example.com.
Have Coffee with a Cop on September 29 at Herschel’s
Herschel’s Restaurant hosts Coffee with a Cop on Friday, September 29, from 7:00 am until 10:00 am. Enjoy a cup of Coffee and conversation with the officers who serve our community! Herschel’s is at 1612 S. Jefferson Ave.