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New Sonography Program Approved by PJC Regents

  New sonography program approved by PJC regents   A five-year plan to create a new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Paris Junior College was approved by the Board of Regents during their monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 24.   “The closest sonography programs are at Tyler or Dallas and members …

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MPHS Senior Signs

Contact: Kelly Cowan MPHS senior signs to play collegiate volleyball Mount Pleasant High School senior, Ladi’roliairty Guereca, known to most as Ladi, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Southwestern Christian College, where she will be an outside hitter and middle blocker for the Lady Rams. SwCC is …

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Paris Police Report For Thursday (Jan 27)

Joe Dean Barnett Paris Police stopped a bicyclist in the 400-block of SE 16th St at 9:40 Wednesday night for not displaying any lighting equipment. Joe Dean Barnett, 45, had an outstanding Municipal Court warrant. Upon searching Barnett upon the arrest, they found he had methamphetamine. Officers additionally charged him …

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Texas Democrats Want Federal Investigation Into Operation Lone Star

More than four-dozen Democrats of the Texas Legislature have signed on to the letter asking the Department of Justice to investigate Operation Lone Star. The letter claims the border enforcement policy is unconstitutional and is clogging the justice system. It comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star …

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Jan
1
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Cooper Lake State Park Calendar Of January Events
Jan 1 – Jan 31 all-day

Cooper, TX— Cooper Lake State Park is an awe-inspiring place to experience winter. January in Northeast Texas is a particular time of year. The leafless post oak forest is dormant, but that doesn’t mean you have to be! With clear, cold nights and crisp sunny days, you can engage in many outdoor activities both day and night. 

January, without question, is the best month of the year for night sky viewing. Look for cold, cloud-free nights for the very best astronomical fun. Camping during January is enjoyed by many and is very different from that of other seasons. After a day on the trails, sharing a hearty dinner around a glowing warm campfire can be magical. Even in January, you can catch giant blue catfish and crappie. Please bring a picnic lunch and enjoy one of our day-use areas on a warmer winter afternoon with the family as the kids play on one of our three playgrounds.

Our “First Day Hikes” and our “Kids’ Trout Fishing Event.” Get 2022 started healthy, happy, and wise with a hike through the forest.

Cooper Lake State Park is hosting two hikes this year on January 1. One at South Sulphur at 10:00 am and another at Doctors Creek at 2:00 pm. Partake in one or both! In addition, the park is offering 13 additional programs and events, including our Kids’ Trout Fishing Event at South Sulphur on January 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Of course, adults can fish too, as long as they bring a kid!

Park entrance fees are $5 for adults with kids 12 and under, always free. Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $3 to enter the park daily with a Bluebonnet Pass. There are Unlimited Park entrances for you and everyone in your vehicle with the purchase of a Texas State Park Annual Pass for $70, and it’s for 12 months. All programs are free with paid entrance fees. For more information on this or other events and programs at Cooper Lake State Park, please visit and like our Facebook pages (Cooper Lake State Park – South Sulphur 903-945-5256 and Cooper Lake State Park – Doctor’s Creek (903) 395-3100).

Doctors Creek Unit                                       

Saturday, January 1 – DC

First-Day Self-Guided Hike and Ride! – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at Doctors Creek Cedar Creek Loops – Want to hike or ride on your schedule? Try out our trails for your first-day hike or ride!

 

First Day Hike! – 2:00 pm at Doctors Creek Cedar Creek North Loop – Join us on New Year’s Day to celebrate wellness in nature!

Saturday, January 15 – DC

Skins and Skulls – 10:00 am. Meet at Doctors Creek Headquarters – Get an inside look at a few of our local animals. 

 

Saturday, January 22 —DC

Fire Building 101 – 10:00 am. Meet at Blue Bonnet Day Use Area – Learn tips and tricks on building a perfect fire.

Sunday, January 23 — DC

Hike with a Naturalist – 10:00 am. Doctors Creek Cedar Creek trailhead. Enjoy a short hike with a Registered Master Naturalist – Topic to be determined.

Saturday, January 29 – DC

Ranger Games – 10:00 am. Meet at Blue Bonnet Day Use Area – Join us for a fun morning of play.

Sunday, January 30 – DC

If I Were a Snowflake – Symmetry in Nature – 10:00 am. Meet at Pelican Point Pavilion. Create your very own snowflake.

 

South Sulphur Unit

Saturday, January 1 – SS

First-Day Self-Guided Hike and Ride! – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at South Sulphur Trails – Want to hike or ride on your schedule? Try out our trails for your first-day hike or ride!

 

First Day Hike! – 10:00 am at South Sulphur Buggy Whip Equestrian Trailhead– Join us on New Year’s Day to celebrate wellness in nature!

Sunday, January 2 — SS

Animal Sleeping Habits – 10:00 am at South Sulphur Heron Harbor –

Ever wonder about where and when animals sleep?

Saturday, January 15 — SS

Dutch Oven Cooking – 9:00 am – Noon at South Sulphur Meet at Gulls Bluff Pavilion. Join the NETDOGs to prepare an assortment of food using cast iron cookware.

Sunday, January 16 — SS

Skins and Skulls – 10:00 am. Meet at South Sulphur Heron Harbor – Get an inside look at a few of our local animals.

Friday, January 21 — SS

Moongazing – 6:00 pm meet at the South Sulphur Swim Beach. Join us as we explore the night sky. Witness the Waning Gibbous Moon.

Saturday, January 22 – SS

Trout Fishing – 9:00 am. Meet at South Sulphur Kids Fishing Pond. Experience the joy of catching trout. No rod and reel? No worries! We have a few loaners available. Remember your trout bait.

Saturday, January 29 – SS

Archery 101 – 1:00 pm Meet at South Sulphur Buggy Whip Restroom.

Join us for a lesson in international-style archery! Participants will learn the basics of this archery style in a safe and fun two-hour workshop. Registration is required. Would you please read the requirements posted online carefully before attending? As always, safety comes first. No experience is needed. Equipment provided.

Jan
28
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ASA Western Region Southwest Shootout
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

The 2022 ASA Western Region Southwest Shootout Indoor Shoot is at the Love Civic Center, Friday through Sunday (Jan 28-30). Gist Buckles in classes with five or more. Cash Payouts. Register at asawesternregion.com.

Indoor Shoot
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

The 2022 ASA Western Region Southwest Shootout Indoor Shoot will occur at the Love Civic Center on Friday through Sunday (Jan 28-30). Gist Buckles in classes with five or more. Cash Payouts. Register at asawesternregion.com.

MPISD
Jan 28 all-day

Friday, January 28, 2022

  • CDC virtual Parenting Class, 10:00 am
  • Wallace theatre production “Madagascar,” 7:00 pm
  • MPHS FFA at Klein CDE contest
  • MPHS UIL at Whitehouse
  • Basketball

MPHS Lady Tiger JV & Varsity have a BYE

MPHS Tiger freshmen, JV & Varsity have a BYE

  • Soccer

MPHS Tiger JV & Varsity vs. Pine Tree (home), 5:30 pm

MPHS Lady Tiger JV & Varsity at Pine Tree (away), 5:30 pm

Turfgrass Shortcourse
Jan 28 @ 3:29 pm – Mar 3 @ 4:29 pm

Registration is LIVE for our 2022 Texas A&M Turfgrass Shortcourse!

Register Here!

https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/productListingDetails/3628

Texas A&M Turfgrass Shortcourse- Feb 28-Mar 3, 2022 in Dallas!

Location: Dallas AgriLife Research and Extension Center

It is a four-day course designed for turf professionals and enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge of turfgrass systems and best management practices. This course moves linearly from site preparation and appropriate species selection to the establishment, cultural traditions, and pest management. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a wide range of experts with unique problem-solving perspectives. This course aims to empower turfgrass managers to make confident, well-informed decisions through a combination of applied and theoretical knowledge.

Participants will spend time in the classroom and engage in group and hands-on activities. CEU’s offered will be Five AG TDA, GCSSA education credits, TTA CPTM Credits, and more!

***March 3 is a full Five AG CEU Day- Registration is also available for CEU Day only***

  • Principles of Soil Science
  • Soil & Water Testing
  • Introductory Turfgrass Physiology
  • Turfgrass Identification & Selection
  • Turfgrass Planting & Establishment
  • Turfgrass Nutrient Management
  • Fertilizer Calculations & Calibrations
  • Water Quality Management
  • Turfgrass Cultivation Practices
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Weed Management for Turf & Herbicide Resistance
  • Insect Identification & Management
  • Disease Identification & Management
  • Field Scouting & Diagnostic Sampling
  • Sprayer Calculations & Calibrations for Fertilizer & Pesticide Applications
  • Field Tours of Local Turfgrass Facilities including PGA Frisco & FC Dallas

Provided: breakfast, lunch, snacks, water & coffee

Participants have the opportunity to take the Certified Professional Turfgrass Manager exam through the Texas Turfgrass Association. More information: Katie Flowers (info@texasturf.com)

Madagascar—A Musical Adventure JR.
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contact: Kelly Cowan

Wallace Middle School presents Madagascar—A Musical Adventure JR.

MPISD and Wallace Middle School cordially invite the public to the Wallace Middle School musical, Madagascar, A Musical Adventure JR. is based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar. It is a Musical Adventure JR. following all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

The cast features Emily Crabb as Alex, Jayden Baker as Marty, Khiya Bolton as Gloria, Gabriel Castaneda as Melman, Se’ Huntley as Skipper, Annie Crabb as Kowalski, Jesse Parra as Private, Ray Munoz as Rico, Jalyssa Duenez as Zookeeper Zelda, Nicholas Gonzalez as Zookeeper Zeke, Paris Shelton as Zookeeper Zoe, Shelby Hinton as Mason, Zavian Loewen as King Julien, Mario Hernandez as Maurice, Gavin Hays as Mort, Angel De La Cruz as Lynn, Uzziah Vasquez as Lew, Alison Hernandez as Lee, Kyla Berel, Ximena Flores, Maleyah Fisher, Evonne Moyao, and Michelle Garrett as the Fossa, Leslie Hernandez, Charisma Crabtree, Sondryce Wilder, and Aamori Cheatam as Lionesses, La’Nae Moore as Ship’s Captain, Alexandra Santos as Cameraman and Newspaper Man, Grace Berry as Candy Hammernose, Makenna Forsyth as Passerby, Aileen Badillo as Old Lady, Nicholas Gonzalez as Police Officer, and Grace Berry, Makenna Forsyth, Alison Hernandez, Charisma Dickson, Ella Rosewell, La’Nae Moore, Theresa Parker, Maleyah Fisher, Gavin Hays, Zavian Loewen, Mario Hernandez, Uzziah Vasquez, and Angel De La Cruz as Zoo Guests/New Yorkers.

There are two performances open to the public:

*Friday, January 28 at 7:00 pm. This performance is free.

*Saturday, January 29, is a dinner theatre fundraiser for the Wallace theatre and choir departments. The MPHS Culinary Arts students will cater dinner. 

Tickets are available now at www.mpisd.net/athletic-tickets and are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and children. After January 21, the price goes up to $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for students and children. Dinner will be at 5:45 pm, with the show beginning at 7:00 pm.

The Wallace Middle School musical production is under the direction of Diane Swiger, with assistance provided by Bridget Arevalos.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture Book by Kevin Del Aguila Original Music and Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by 
Music Theatre International, New York, NY 
(212) 541-4684 mtishows.com 
Jan
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Sat
MPISD
Jan 29 all-day

Saturday, January 29, 2022

  • Wallace dinner theatre production “Madagascar,” dinner 5:45, show 7:00 pm
  • MPHS UIL at Whitehouse
  • Softball

MPHS Varsity vs. Prairiland (home—scrimmage), 10:00 am

  • Powerlifting

MPHS Boys & Girls at MP Tiger Invitational, Mount Pleasant Junior High gym

Titus County Shared Services
Jan 29 all-day

Do you know a child age 0-21 who shows signs of developmental delay, ongoing learning problems, behavioral or medical problems that interfere with learning? Please contact your local school district or Titus County Shared Services, 2230 N. Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456, TX 75456; phone (903) 575-2079, Marilyn Logan.

Thank you,

Kristina Mireles

Administrative Assistant to the Director

Titus County Shared Services

(903) 575-2079

 

Feb
5
Sat
Titus County Shared Services
Feb 5 all-day

Do you know a child age 0-21 who shows signs of developmental delay, ongoing learning problems, behavioral or medical problems that interfere with learning? Please contact your local school district or Titus County Shared Services, 2230 N. Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456, TX 75456; phone (903) 575-2079, Marilyn Logan.

Thank you,

Kristina Mireles

Administrative Assistant to the Director

Titus County Shared Services

(903) 575-2079