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The Mount Pleasant High School Student Council officers for 2019-2020 are (front row L to R) Secretary Laura Sanchez (Scrapbook), President Estela Dorantes (Pride and Patriotism), and Vice President Leslie Lara (DASH Co-Chair); (back row L to R) SMILE Co-Chair Vanessa Gaytan, Treasurer Sashi Poudel (Energy and Environment), and DASH ...

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Paris Police Report For Wednesday (Oct 23)

Paris Police Officers responded to a burglary of a residence call in the 500-block of Graham Street. The complainant reported that they were missing several tools, pieces of antique furniture, and building materials from the property. An investigation will continue. Paris Police responded to 145 calls for service and arrested ...

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Tornado Confirmed In Cass County

Stock Photo Then National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in Cass County late Sunday night into early Monday morning. The tornado, which had top winds of 100-mph, stayed on the ground for almost ten miles tracking through rural parts of Cass County just south of ...

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2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Activities @ Sulphur Springs, Texas
Oct 19 @ 11:45 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:02 pm

2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Activity Schedule

The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival is hosting its annual parade on Saturday (Oct 19) at 10:00 am. The parade will leave from Buford Park to begin on Houston Street, turning down Church Street to pass around the square and finish up on Gilmer Street, ending at Lee Street. Local first responders, civic groups, businesses, and churches will participate in the parade to kick off the Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival events. The Grand Marshall of this year’s parade is Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Brad Cummings.

Applications are still being taken for the Hopkins County Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show. It features hand-crafted items to sell on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) at the Sulphur Springs High School. Both inside and outside spaces are available. Set up will be Friday (Oct 25) starting at 7:30 am. Hours for the Arts & Crafts Show are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. You do not have to be from Hopkins County to have a space. For guidelines and a copy of the application, please contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443, or drop by 1200 W. Houston Street in Sulphur Springs.

Senior Citizens Day for the Hopkins County Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday (Oct 22) at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center. It will  begin at 1:30 pm with recognition of the Senior Female Volunteer of the Year and Senior Male Volunteer of the year. Refreshments will then be served at 1:45 pm. Bingo will start at 2:00 pm.

The Hopkins County Fall Festival Carnival will be open on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 23-24) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday (Oct 25) from 6:00 pm to midnight, and Saturday (Oct 26) from noon to midnight on the Hopkins County Civic Center grounds. Advance tickets are available at Super Handy locations for $20 and will also be available at the gate for $25.

The Hopkins County Fall Festival Exhibit Hall and Boutique Market will be held on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Hopkins County Civic Center Banquet Hall. Food vendors will also be set up in the food court outside.

The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival Earl W. Martin 42 Tournament will be held on Saturday (Oct 26). The tournament will begin at 1:00 pm at the Sulphur Springs Senior Center. There will be cash prizes and snacks will be provided. The cost to enter is $10 per team until Friday (Oct 18). After Friday (Oct 18) the entry fee is $25 per team.

The 2019 Hopkins County Fall Festival will feature a free Kids Zone on Friday and Saturday (Oct 25-26) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day at the Hopkins County Civic Center. The Kids Zone will include a jump zone with inflatables from, water walking balls where kids can try to walk on water, the free  SSHS-FFA petting zoo, free face painting, and a barrel train ride for the kids.

Titus County Shared Services
Oct 23 @ 8:31 pm – 9:31 pm

Do you know a child ages 0-21 who shows signs of developmental delay, on-going learning problems, behavioral or medical problems that interfere with learning? If so, please contact your local school district or Titus County Shared Services, 2230 N. Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, phone 903-575-2079, Marilyn Logan.


Jarvis Fest
Oct 24 – Nov 2 all-day

Jarvis Fest

Jarvis Christian College to host its annual ‘Jarvis Fest.’ The multi-day event will feature the ‘East Texas Got Talent’ Competition with celebrity judges Dr. Mathew Knowles, Mike ‘5000’ Watts, Tia P, Columbia Records executives, a performance by R&B Sensation Keke Wyatt and a host of other family-friendly activities

Hawkins, TX – October 17, 2019: Jarvis Christian College is hosting The 2019 Jarvis Fest, an annual scholarship fundraising event benefiting the United Negro College Fund, on Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, November 2. This year’s multi-day festival will include activities for the whole family, such as:

  • October 24 – Greek Stroll Off and Social featuring historically Black fraternities and sororities
  • October 25 – Dr. Mathew Knowles’ Lecture entitled “The DNA of Achievers.”
  • October 25 – The Coronation of Mr. and Miss Jarvis
  • October 26 – The Taste of Jarvis, a Day Party, and The “East Texas Got Talent” Showcase featuring celebrity judges Dr. Mathew Knowles and more. Contestants can upload audition videos to Instagram using #JarvisFest2019, be selected as one of 10 to perform before the celebrity panel, and win $1,000.
  • October 29 – “The Day of the Dead” Hispanic Commemoration Ceremony & Free Dinner
  • October 30 – The “Think Pink” $10K Shoot Out Competition and The Blue & Gold Pride Day Pep Rally, Women and Men’s Basketball Games
  • October 31 – Trunk-Or-Treat, Haunted House and Halloween Dance
  • November 1 – Free Carnival on Campus followed by the Women’s Basketball Game
  • November 2 – The Bark-a-thon (Phone-a-thon) Campaign

Prices for each event will vary. Support Jarvis’ United Negro College Campus Fund by purchasing tickets for individual events or as a sponsor. Jarvis Christian College is a member college of UNCF. As such, the college raises designated funds. In return, it receives three times that amount plus scholarships for students. The goal of this event is to raise $90,000. See attached flyer for additional details.                             

About Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College is a historically Black liberal art, four-year institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the college is to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally through providing interactive services and using varied modalities of instructional delivery.

CarFit Car Checkup Event Set In Paris @ Paris Regional Medical Center's PrimeTime Senior Service Center in Paris.
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mature drivers in Northeast Texas can have a trained TxDOT specialist check their automobiles for comfort, safety, and mobility to help improve their daily driving experiences Thursday (Oct 24) at Paris Regional Medical Center’s PrimeTime Senior Service Center in Paris.

The center is located at 1128 Clarksville Street, Suite 30. The hours for this event are 10:00 am to noon. CarFit checkups are designed to provide a quick, comprehensive check on how a mature driver and their vehicle work together, said Monica Yates, TxDOT traffic safety specialist and certified CarFit technician.

These checks are part of the national CarFit program developed by the American Automobile Association (AAA), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the American Occupational Therapy Association.

“CarFit is part of our safety program,” Yates said. “Our technician will teach participants how to make their vehicle fit them by reviewing 12 key safety areas. We complete a 12-point checklist with drivers. Some of the things we check are the correct position of the driver’s seat, the driver’s ability to easily reach the pedals, and how to properly adjust and set the mirrors.”

CarFit is not a driving test or mechanical inspection. Technicians do not make any changes to participants’ vehicles.

For more information, contact Yates at (903) 737-9292 or email<>.

Senior drivers can also check their local AAA club or AARP office to take driver safety refresher courses or look into occupational therapy driving evaluation programs that provide individual driving assessments. CarFit is an extension of these classroom programs that help mature drivers ensure their personal vehicles are adjusted to their needs.

Winnsboro Rotary Club – Chick-Fil-A Day
Oct 25 all-day

The Rotary Club of Winnsboro is delivering Chick-fil-A lunch to Winnsboro businesses on Tuesday, October 29. Help us grow Rotary Park at City Park one sandwich at a time. Your support is appreciated. If you have kids in school, we will deliver the sandwiches to the schools. The kids will bring home an order form.

Northeast Texas Bikers Church (Hwy 67 Ministries)
Oct 26 all-day

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

Detroit Wrestling Event
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Detroit Eagle Education Foundation (DEEF) will host a wrestling event on Saturday (Oct 26). VIP tickets are available at 5:30, allowing you to get in early, sit ringside, and have a picture and autograph opportunities with the wrestlers. The official doors open at 6:00 pm, and the wrestling will begin at 7:00 pm. The World-Class Pro Revolution Wrestlers are out of Antlers, OK, and will be going to both Clarksville ISD and Detroit ISD during the week to speak on Anti-Bullying.

The DEEF is a non -profit organization that gives scholarships to the Seniors of Detroit High School. Every Senior wanting to attend a college, university, or trade school is welcome to apply and receive the $1,000 scholarship. All proceeds from the wrestling event will go to the DEEF.

Asylum Haunted House – Talco
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Did you hear the screams last Friday and Saturday night coming from the North? The Asylum Haunted House opened last Friday night in Talco. The opening weekend was a great success with lots of screams, laughs, tears, and, yes, even a couple reported accidents. We put the restrooms by the que line, but not everyone takes advantage of them, and both nights combined, we had almost 300 people attend. Great clean family fun had by all. Concessions are also available on the property.

The Asylum Haunted House will be open every Friday and Saturday in October from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm, and Halloween Night from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm. We are at 205 W. Broad St in Talco. You can find more information about our event at The Asylum Haunted House – FEAR is a Place Where Nightmares Really Do Come True! – Talco, Tx or on Facebook at Security Check Required