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Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for South Central McCurtain County in Southeastern Oklahoma, Northwestern Bowie County in Northeastern Texas, Northeastern Titus County in Northeastern Texas, and Southeastern Red River County in Northeastern Texas until 10:at am. At 928 am, a severe thunderstorm was …

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Arlington Police Officer Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

  An early morning crash killed an Arlington Police Officer on Interstate 20 in Southeast Dallas. Officer Darrin McMichael, a 24-year veteran of the Department, was heading to work on his police motorcycle at the time. Investigators believe traffic slowed down for some reason, and the officer bumped the car …

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Teen Guilty Of Murdering Fellow Student

A court sentenced the 16-year-old boy convicted of murdering a student outside Arlington Lamar High School to 40 years in prison. The unnamed juvenile boy could get out much sooner. Judge Andrew Kim said he would hold a hearing on the juvenile’s 19th birthday to determine if he would be …

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Former Wood County Firefighter Guilty Of Arson

A former Hainesville firefighter pleaded guilty Thursday in Wood County to four counts of felony arson. They sentenced Courtney Dwaine Keel to eight years probation and $6,000 in fines. He was also banned from fire department property and forbidden to communicate with other firefighters. Investigators say Keel would set fires …

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Titus County Jail Booking

Patricia MilanoTitus County arrested 64-year-old Patricia Milano of Mt Pleasant on warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Burglary of a Building, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm as a felon. They set her bond at $10,000 on the gun charge, and she is in the Titus County Jail.

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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.