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Paris Police Report For Monday (Sep 25)

Regina Jones Last Friday afternoon at 5:02, Paris Police worked a shoplifting case in the 3800 block of Lamar. Store personnel detained Regina Jones for leaving the store with items valued at $327.32 and did not attempt to pay for the merchandise. During booking, Jones had two previous convictions for …

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Titus County Fugitive Captured

KODAK Digital Still Camera Matthew Hunter Colville first came up on the radar of the Titus County Sheriff’s Office in March of 2022, only a few months after moving onto property located on the 400 block of County Road 1925. Colville, a felon, wasn’t home when deputies conducted a search …

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Man Killed Over Weekend At Hugo

A fatal crash killed Michael Covington, 37, of Oklahoma, in Choctaw County Sunday morning. The crash happened around 5:06 am on Highway 70 near Hugo. Covington was driving east and drifted off the road, overcorrected, drove back onto the road, and rolled over.

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State Trooopers Identify Fannin County Crash Victim

The DPS has identified the man killed in a single-vehicle crash on September 21 on SH 34 near County Road 3385 in Fannin County. The preliminary investigation indicates that 39-year-old Shane Price Mackey of Wolfe City was traveling westbound when his vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree. This …

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Weekly Roadwork Report

TxDOT Paris District Weekly Roadwork Report September 17 – September 23 Paris – Here’s a look at work planned in the district for the week starting September 18, 2023. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Motorists must remain alert, pay …

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Sep 25 all-day

Monday, September 25, 2023

  • CDC Training for New Volunteers, 8:05 a.m.
  • Corprew picture day
  • MPHS Health Science orientation, 1:15 p.m.
  • Football

MPJH 7th grade at Pine Tree (away), 5:30 p.m.

  • Golf

MPHS Girls at Mount Pleasant Country Club (home), 9:00 a.m.

Sep 26 all-day

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

  • Corprew math night, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Wallace FBLA at Titus County Cares, 5:00 p.m.
  • Volleyball

MPHS JV & Varsity at Whitehouse (away), 5:00 p.m. 

  • Football

MPJH 8th grade vs. Pine Tree (home), 5:30 p.m.

  • Tennis

MPHS vs. Tyler High (away), 3:30 p.m.

Sep 27 all-day

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

  • Brice picture day 

MPHS Credit-by-Exam 

Red River Valley Fair
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-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.

Sep 28 all-day

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.
  • Football

MPHS JV vs. Texas High (home), 5:00 p.m.

MPHS Freshmen at Texas High (away), 5:00 p.m.

  • Volleyball

MPJH 7th & 8th grade at Hallsville (away), 5:00 p.m.

Sep 29 all-day

Friday, September 29, 2023

  • MPISD Staff Development Day—student holiday
  • Football

MPHS Varsity at Texas High (away), 7:30 p.m.

  • Volleyball

MPHS JV & Varsity at Texas High (away), 5:00 p.m. 

  • Bass Fishing

Pre-fish at Lake Fork

Sep 30 all-day

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

  • Softball

MPJH at Harmony softball field (away), 9:00 a.m.

Mt Pleasant Survey
Sep 30 all-day

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 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

The 25th Annual Car Show
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

National Night Out – Mt Pleasant
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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.