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No Injuries In Paris PD Swat Team Standoff

    Paris PD Press Release At 1:26 Friday morning, Paris police received a call from a female who advised she was needing help but couldn’t say much. During the call, dispatchers could hear an argument between a male and the female. Officers responded to the location and attempted contact ...

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Fugitive Wanted For Murder

  DPS Increases Reward in Search of Fugitive Wanted for Murder in Connection with Rangers Cold Case. AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public’s help in capturing Miguel Angel Osorio-Munoz, a fugitive who is wanted for the murder of John Holt in Gonzales ...

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NTCC Honors Program

  The Northeast Texas Community College Honors Program is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Since 2010, the scholars of Honors Northeast have won 43 national awards, including nine prestigious full-ride Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. High school seniors in the top 10 percent of their ...

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TAMUT – News

  A&M-Texarkana to Hold Grand Opening for Newest Building TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting and building dedication for the recently completed Building for Academic and Student Services on Tuesday, February 19. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. ...

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MPISD – News

State Solo & Ensemble (l-r): Osiel Bernardino, Colton Craft, Alyssa Reynolds, Taylor Elmore, Amanda Andersson, Samantha Valdez, Makayla Grant, Liz-Anel Bello, Abril Ramirez MPHS Choir Members Earn Superior Ratings, Advance to State Twenty-two Mount Pleasant High School Choir members competed at the Regional UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Trinity ...

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Make Your Own Cleaning Products
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb 18 all-day

Monday, February 18, 2019
• MPISD Staff Development Day—no school for students
• Golf
Varsity Boys @ Sabine Tempest, 8:00 a.m.
• Baseball
Varsity @ Seagoville, 4:30 p.m.
• MPHS Cheer Tryout Parent Meeting, MPHS Library, 6:00 p.m.

Feb 19 all-day

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
• CDC Safe Riders Car Seat Program, 4:00 p.m.
• Corprew PTO Meeting, 5:15 p.m.
• Corprew 2nd-grade program, 5:30 p.m.
• 8th grade Parent Meeting, MPHS Auditorium, 6:00 p.m.
• Baseball
JV Gold @ Paris, 5:00 p.m.
• Golf
Varsity Girls @ Sabine Tempest, 8:00 a.m.
• Softball
JV & Varsity @ Rains, 5:00 p.m.
• Girls Soccer
@ Sulphur Springs, 5:30 p.m.
• Boys Soccer
vs. Sulphur Springs at home, 5:30 p.m.

Feb 20 all-day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
• CDC Policy Council, 12:00 p.m.
• MPHS Senior Parent meeting, MPHS Cafeteria, 5:30 p.m.

Feb 21 all-day

Thursday, February 21, 2019
• CDC Fun and Learn, 3:10 p.m.
• MPJH StuCo Meeting, 7:30 a.m.
• MPJH Valentine’s Dance, 5:00 p.m.
• Softball
Allen Varsity Tournament
• Baseball
Varsity in Skeeter Tournament in Mesquite
JV Black @ North Lamar JV Tournament
• Track
Tiger Relays

Feb 22 all-day

Friday, February 22, 2019
• Sims American Heart Association Kid’s Heart Challenge, during PE times
• Fowler American Heart Association Kid’s Heart Challenge, during specials
• Boys Soccer
vs. Royse City at home, 5:30 p.m.
• Girls Soccer
@ Royse City, 5:30 p.m.
• Softball
Allen Varsity Tournament
• Baseball
Varsity in Skeeter Tournament in Mesquite
JV Black @ North Lamar JV Tournament

NWTF – Clarksville
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the National Wild Turkey Federation for their Annual Banquet in Clarksville at the McKenzie Memorial United Methodist Church. It is Friday (Feb 22). Doors open at 6:00 and the dinner starts at 7:30. Live and silent auctions follow that. For ticket information or to be a table sponsor, you can contact Daniel Roraback at 903-219-1874. 903-219-1874.

February At Cooper Lake State Park
Feb 23 all-day

Cooper Lake State Park has a lot to offer in February.

Sulphur Springs, TX— Cooper Lake State Park in February has a lot to offer! Across both park units, a total of fourteen programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world will be presented. Highlighted plans for the month will be on Astronomy and Dutch oven cooking. A family favorite, Arts in the Park, is back for the month as well. Also, attend and learn about a variety of plants and animals common to this part of Texas through multiple programs and so much more! Bring each fun and learning packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion with your family and friends relaxing around a campfire at the park! Campfires are part of our collective human DNA. The flickering light and warmth of a winter campfire will lift your spirit and reconnect you to feelings shared by a past generation.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the day-use area on a warm February afternoon. Fish off our pier or rent a boat and try your luck throughout the lake. Fish attractors have been placed around the Doctor’s Creek floating fishing pier to help increase fishing success. Crappie, bluegill, bass, and catfish are commonly caught at both park units. Hike our trails or just relax under a giant Post Oak tree or camp at one of our tree canopied campsites, recharging your soul!

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. 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 good for over 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 friend 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)
Feb 4 – 8 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Star-Crossed
Feb 8– 4 pm – Arts in the Park: Valentine Cards
Feb 9– 2 pm – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Bee Mine
Feb 16 – 2 pm – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: I’ve Got Butterflies
Feb 17 – 10 am – Bringing Back Bygones: At First Sight
Feb 23 – 10 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Fun-Guys & Fun-Gals

South Sulphur Unit (Southside of Cooper Lake – Hopkins County)
Feb 1 – 4 pm – Arts in the Park: Nature Journals
Feb 3 – 10 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Damsels & Dragons
Feb 9 – 10 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Hey, Buddy!
Feb 16 – 10 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: What a Sap
Feb 19 – 8 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Moonlit Nights
Feb 22 – 4 pm – Dutch Oven Cooking: Best Way to the Heart
Feb 23 – 2 pm – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Pollinator or Terminator
Feb 24– 10 am – Bringing Back Bygones: At First Sight

Have You Been Bullied?
Feb 23 all-day

Do you feel like you have been bullied before or do you think you have bullied someone else? What exactly is bullying?

Bullying is defined as an individual using consistent or reoccurring behavior, like teasing, name-calling, poking, or pushing to intimidate someone. These actions intend to force the individual to do what you would want them to do.

Bullying causes people to lose, become unhappy, lose self-esteem, and in some cases begin to self-harm.

Be the change you would like to see in your school and community. Become comfortable speaking openly about your day with your parent or guardian. Stay calm and respectful during encounters with peers. Yes, it is difficult, but can be powerful, even when they are being disrespectful. This will create a healthy form of communication, build character, and resilience.

Join Pittsburg High School DECA as they Take a Stand and Lend a Hand, by trying these tips:

1. Educate yourself.
2. Choose to be nice.
3. Be a friend.
4. Stop untrue or harmful messages from spreading.
5. Make friends outside of your circle and reach out to new people at your school.
6. Respect others’ differences.

Feb 23 all-day

Saturday, February 23, 2019
• Softball
Allen Varsity Tournament
• Baseball
Varsity in Skeeter Tournament in Mesquite
JV Black @ North Lamar JV Tournament