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New MPISD Administrators

MPISD Welcomes New Administrators Pictured (l-r) Tommy Ray, Nathan Rider, Shonda Rutledge, Jason Adams, Echo Johnson and Audra Walker a Mount Pleasant ISD welcomed six new administrators to their staff for the 2018-2019 school year. Nathan Rider is the new Principal at P.E. Wallace Middle School. Rider has been a ...

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Two Dead In Separate Area Crashes

One man was killed and another hospitalized shortly before 6:00 Tuesday morning in a crash on in Lamar County near Petty. State Troopers say 35-year-old Brandon Smith, of Brookston, was driving on CR26718 when he pulled onto Hwy 82 and collided with a pick up driven by 55-year-old Joe Kay ...

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Fake News Lecture

A&M-Texarkana Professor Dr. Craig Nakashian Presents Lecture: “Fake News in the Medieval World” TEXARKANA, Texas – Dr. Craig Nakashian, Texas A&M University-Texarkana Associate Professor of History, will be giving a public lecture on “Fake News in the Medieval World” on August 18th. The lecture, given for the Texarkana Museums System, ...

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Titus County Bookings

Deputies arrested 34-year-old David Alcala-Castenada in Titus County for Assault Causing Bodily Injury. The alleged victim was a family member. Bond was set at $2500. Deputies arrested 39-year-old Billy Mac Whitson in Titus County on Bench Warrants for Possession of more than four but less than 200 grams of a ...

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NE Texas Trailer Park Owner Faces Pollution Charges

A Northeast Texas trailer park owner is facing felony charges. The owner, 45-year-old David Michael Clampitt, of the park in Redwater, appeared with his lawyer in Bowie County District Court on a pre-indictment hearing for intentionally and knowingly discharging raw sewage. His attorney said he anticipates solving the problem without the ...

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Aug 15 all-day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
• First Day of School



MPISD – School Start Times
Aug 15 all-day

MPISD Announces School Start Times

Mt. Pleasant ISD schools start the 2018-2019 school year on Wednesday, August 15. School start times have changed at several campuses.
The school day for Annie Sims Elementary, E.C. Brice Elementary, Frances Corprew Elementary and Vivian Fowler Elementary Schools will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. P. E. Wallace Middle School will begin their day at 7:50 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m. Mt. Pleasant Junior High School will start the day at 8:00 a.m. and end the school day at 3:50 p.m. The day at Mount Pleasant High School will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:50 p.m.

MPISD School Times
Aug 15 all-day

MPISD Campus School Day Times

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 15.

The school day on Mount Pleasant ISD campus’ will begin and end the same this year as last year on all campuses except P.E. Wallace Middle School which will begin the day at 7:50 a.m.

Elementary school campuses (Annie Sims, E.C. Brice Corprew, and Fowler) begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. P. E. Wallace Middle School begins their day at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:25 p.m. Mt. Pleasant Junior High School starts the day at 8:05 a.m. and ends the school day at 3:50 p.m. The day at Mount Pleasant High School begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 3:50 p.m.

Aug 17 all-day

Friday, August 17, 2018
• MPHS Summer Graduation, Auditorium, 6 p.m.
• Volleyball
MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers at ETBU Tournament, Marshall, TBA
• Football
MPHS JV, Varsity Tigers Scrimmage @ Liberty Eylau, Time TBA



Aug 18 all-day

Saturday, August 18, 2018
• Volleyball
MPHS Varsity Lady Tigers at ETBU Tournament, Marshall, TBA


US 82 Farmer Market
Aug 18 all-day

We host a free farmers market at our tree farm in our off-season. It gives local farmers and makers an opportunity to sell their goods to the community. It is between Detroit and Clarksville. There is no charge for vendors or shoppers. It’s the third Saturday of each month during the warmer months.

Red River Chamber
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Historic Red River County Chamber of Commerce

Please join the Historic Red River County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming ‘Focused Care’ at Clarksville to the City of Clarksville. The ribbon cutting and pictures will be Friday (Aug 24) at 12:00 pm followed by refreshments and networking. Please come out and meet the staff of Focused Care at Clarksville and learn what services they can offer you!
Focused Care at Clarksville
2407 W Main HWY 82
Clarksville, TX 75426

RRRCA – Strange Vegetables
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Red River Revue Center for the Arts presents the ‘World Premiere’ of “Strange Vegetables” by Dwayne Yancey, Directed by David Gary Holley.

Admittance is free, and a concession stand is available. The performance is at Detroit Tabernacle, Friday (Aug 24) at 7:00 pm and Saturday (Aug 25) at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Two elderly neighbors get into a competition over who can grow the strangest-looking vegetable and get their picture in the local paper. Each recruits the same neighborhood kid to help them spy on the other.

Henderson – Sarah Stogner Dickinson
Ferguson – Jodi O’Connell
Miss Henderson – Laura Dial
Kid – Maycee Northcutt
Mom – Bess Farland
Worker – Zach Baird
Government official – Rachael Sheehan
Photographer – Zach Baird