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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Atlanta District For Aug. 25-31, 2019  Bowie County  SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Cass County FM 3129 – From US 59 to SH 77, resurfacing the highway. SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges. Harrison County SH 43 – at I-20 overpass, conducting preventative maintenance ...

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Fatal Crash Near Jefferson

Friday afternoon at approximately 1:40, Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on SH-43, just south of Lewis Chapel Road, about twelve miles from Jefferson in Marion County. Reportedly, the driver of a Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on SH-43 and struck the back of a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by ...

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Paris Police Report For Friday (Aug 23)

Christopher David Gandy Paris Police responded to a panic alarm/robbery at 305 Lamar Thursday afternoon at 2:41. A patrol officer observed an individual matching the description given by the victims, running between houses between Houston Street and Price. He gave chase and apprehended the suspect in the back yard of ...

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ET Man Jailed For Aggravated Sexual Assault

Gregg County Jail State Troopers arrested  22-year-old Bradley Dillon Parmer, of Kilgore, on Upshur County warrants for aggravated sexual assault of a child and online solicitation of a minor under the age of 14. Bond was set at the Gregg County Jail at $75,000.

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People Found Dead At East Mountain Identified

Authorities have released the names of the two people found dead in an RV Park near East Mountain. The bodies of 37-year-old Joshua Lee Geiger and 31-year-old Sara Joy Travis were found Monday afternoon. The couple had apparently been dead for four or five days. Detectives say the preliminary autopsy ...

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Aug
3
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Cooper Lake State Park Activities In August @ Cooper Lake State Park
Aug 3 – Aug 31 all-day

Sunrise Over Cooper Lake

Cool Off, Relax, Recreate, and Recharge at Cooper Lake State Park!

Cooper, TX— Cool off, Relax, Recreate, and Recharge at Cooper Lake State Park during the hottest month of the year! The lake is full, the swimming areas are waiting, the sand volleyball courts are prepared, playgrounds are ready, and our trails are open, too.
Across both park units this August, a total of 22 programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world will be presented.

Our highlighted program topics for August are Night Hikes at the South Sulphur Unit, Astronomy – Stars and Meteors, Archery Classes, Dutch Oven Cooking, and Kayaking. Hike through the woods after dark and see what the nocturnal environment reveals to you with the help of a Park Ranger guiding your adventure. Experience the darkest skies so close to Dallas! Learn the original one-pot cowboy cooking style that is so easy and tasty! Just watch and learn with the help of experienced Dutch oven cooks or try the technique for yourself. Develop and improve your kayaking skills while touring nearshore parts of the lake on your adventure. Learn how to enjoy the sport of archery through two scheduled classes safely. Also, during the month, learn about a wide variety of fungi, plants, and animals familiar to Northeast Texas through multiple programs and so much more! All off the programs are free with a valid entrance permit.

Bring each fun and learning-packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion with your family and friends by relaxing at a picnic table watching your food cook on one of our many day-use picnic grills. If you are camping, relaxing around a campfire in the evening is unbeatable! The flickering light of a campfire will lift your spirits and reconnect you to feelings shared by past generations. There is no better place to share a story or eat a meal!

Fish from the bank, off our pier, fishing wall, or rent a kayak and try your luck along the shoreline. Fish attractors have been placed around the Doctor’s Creek floating fishing pier and the fishing wall at South Sulphur to help increase fishing success. Crappie, bluegill, bass, and catfish are commonly caught at both park units. Fishing licenses are not required if you are fishing from the bank or fishing pier at Cooper Lake State Park. Other popular activities are hiking our trails or just resting under a giant Post Oaktree or camping at one of our tree-canopied campsites. Park entrance fees are $5 for adults; kids 12 and under always free. Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $3 to enter the park daily with a Bluebonnet Pass. Unlimited park entrances for you and everyone in your vehicle can be accomplished with the purchase of a Texas State Park Annual Pass for $70, which is suitable for over 12 months. Buy your pass and let your Texas adventure begin!

For more information on this or other events and programs, 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).

Doctor’s Creek Unit (Northside of Cooper Lake – Delta County)

Aug 3– 2:00 pm – The Scoop on Poop (Do you know whose scat? Can you recreate that? Get the scoop!)
Aug 4– 9:00 pm – Starry Eyed & Star-crossed (Join a ranger for stellar stories of the night sky.)
Aug 10– 7:30 pm – Sunset Hike (Join a Ranger on a beautiful hike at sunset and let the good vibes flow.)
Aug 13– 10:00 pm – Meteor Shower (Observe the glorious display of the night sky and learn about the Perseids.)
Aug 17– 9:00 am – Kayaking 101 (Learn kayaking basics & safety and experience the lake in a whole new way.)
Aug 18– 9:00 am – Wildflower Watch (Learn about the flora of the area and join our wildflower watch!)
Aug 24– 2:00 pm – Telltale Signs (Go on a unique hike to learn the tale of Cedar Creek Trail)
Aug 25– 9:00 am – Dragons & Damsels (Discover the secret world of underwater creatures. Do some pond dipping with a ranger!)
Aug 31– 7:00 pm – Sunset Kayaking (Calling all kayakers! Enjoy the ambiance of sunsets at the lake.)

South Sulphur Unit (Southside of Cooper Lake – Hopkins County)

Every Friday in August at 8:30 pm it is Night Hike that is creepy, crawly, but it’s also so much more! Learn to appreciate authentic nightlife.
Aug 3– 9:00 am – Archery (Want to be the next Katniss? Start off right in your park with a ranger)
Aug 4– 6:00 pm – Geocaching 101 (What’s the cache? Learn to geocache with a Ranger!)
Aug 10– 11:00 am – Dutch Oven Cookin’ (Sample and learn the old style, outdoor cooking)
Aug 10– 12:30 pm – Turtle in a Half Shell (Slow your roll and learn about these mysterious animals.)
Aug 17– 2:00 pm – Brainiac or Bonehead (Are you a brainiac? How well do you know your fauna? Join in on some trivia!)
Aug 18– 2:00 pm – Formation Station (How are fossils created? Do you have what it takes? Take to the road of fossilization with a ranger!)
Aug 24– 9:00 am – Archery (Want to be the next Katniss? Start off right in your park with a Ranger)
Aug 25– 2:00 pm – I-Naturalist Hike (Go take a hike…with a ranger! Learn about the park and the wildlife in it while you become a citizen scientist!)
Aug 31– 4:00 pm – Afternoon Tea (Join a ranger for a sip of specialty tea and some relaxing art in the park.)

Aug
26
Mon
MPISD
Aug 26 all-day

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

  • MPISD Board meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Aug
27
Tue
MPISD
Aug 27 all-day

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • Tennis

Varsity @ Atlanta Dual (home), 3:30 p.m.

  • Volleyball

MPHS 9th, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers @ North Lamar (away), 4:30 p.m.

Aug
29
Thu
MPISD
Aug 29 all-day

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

  • Volleyball

Varsity Lady Tigers @ Hooks tournament (away)

MPJH 8A & 8B @ Sulphur Springs (away), 4:30 p.m.

  • Football

MPHS 9th @ Wylie East (away), 5:30 p.m.

MPHS JV vs. Wylie East (home), 5:30 p.m.

Community Support Group Meeting
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Community

Support Group Meeting

Everyone is Welcome!!

 

Avoid Burnout

Working to Maintain

Mental & Emotional Health

 

Presented by

Susan Branham, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner Specializing in Mental Health

 

Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at 9 am

Please come and bring a friend!!

 

Location this Month:

Conference Center

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital Winnsboro

903-342-4111

 

 

Aug
30
Fri
MPISD
Aug 30 all-day

 

Friday, August 30, 2019

  • MPISD Early Release/Staff Development Day
  • Football

MPHS Varsity @ Wylie East (away), 7:30 p.m.

  • Volleyball

MPHS 9th, JV, Varsity Lady Tigers @ Pittsburg (away), 4:30 p.m.

Landowners Educational Series
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Landowners Educational Series is for anyone wanting to learn more about managing their land. Topics include pasture utilization, pasture management and establishment, pond management, tree/forest management, nuisance animal control, and agriculture law. All programs will be at the Franklin County Airport off of Highway 37, just north of Mount Vernon.

The Friday (Aug 30) program will begin at 1:00 pm, Pasture Utilization is the topic. Dr. Jason Banta, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, will cover pasture grazing rotation, stocking rates, cross fencing and other issues regarding grazing cattle.

Aug
31
Sat
MPISD
Aug 31 all-day

 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

  • Volleyball

Varsity Lady Tigers @ Hooks tournament (away)

North East Texas Bikers Church (Hwy 67 Ministries)
Aug 31 all-day

The Highway 67 Ministries at Northeast Texas Biker Church 749 E. 16th Street, Mt Pleasant. The last Saturday of EACH month they are are serving free hot meals, giving away free household items, free shoes, and so much more!

Sep
2
Mon
Benefit For David Brewer @ First United Methodist Church, Mt Vernon
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Two years ago, Dave Brewer had both of his kidneys removed they had grown to a whopping 15lb due to polycystic kidney disease.

The benefit will take place on Labor Day at the First United Methodist Church in Mt Vernon,  across from the school on hwy 37