Local Area Headlines
Kelvin Tyrone Battle Paris Police stopped a vehicle in the 500-block of E. Price Thursday afternoon at 3:08 after observing the driver fail to stop at a stop sign. The driver, Kelvin Tyrone Battle, 49, of Paris, was reportedly in possession of crack cocaine. Officers arrested him and later transferred to ...Read More »
Mugshot not available Titus County arrested 37-year-old Kiome M. Hines-Morgan, of Mt Pleasant, for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and several misdemeanors. Bond information was not available. Deputies arrested 34-year-four-old Andrew Adams, of Cookville, in Titus County. He was charged with Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon and Possession ...Read More »
Separate lawsuits have been filed in Upshur County District Court by two mothers of special needs children. Their children died only weeks apart at a Gladewater facility. Named as defendants in the suit are Truman W. Smith Children’s Care Center and its parent company, Nexion Health at Truman. The suits ...Read More »
Three people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Texarkana for defrauding the IRS out of more than $1.1-million. Prosecutors say, Michael Martin of Texarkana, Michelle Coppola of Virginia, and a Nigerian man deposited the proceeds of ill-gotten tax refunds into 11 banks, including the Red River Employees ...Read More »
Mugshot Not Available A Northeast Texas man turned himself over to authorities to report his own sexual misconduct with a young female relative in New Boston and Texarkana several years ago. Authorities are holding 35-year-old Brandon Lee Lofton, of Texarkana, in the Bowie County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. ...Read More »
Experience Spring at Cooper Lake State Park
Cooper, TX— With March, brings spring to Northeast Texas! What a better place to experience the beginnings of spring than Cooper Lake State Park. Across both park units, as the temperature begins to rise and leaves begin to bud out, a total of 38 programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world will be presented. March is the month for Spring Break, and multiple events will be presented over these two weeks. Highlighted programs for the month will be on Astronomy, Wildflowers, and Butterflies. Also, attend and learn about a wide 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! The flickering light and warmth of a campfire will lift your spirit and reconnect you to feelings shared by a past generation. There is no better place to share a story or eat a meal!
Bring a picnic and enjoy the day-use area on a warm Spring Break afternoon. 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. 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)
Mar 2 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Nation of Migration
Mar 3 – 10 am – Fame, Fortune & Fossils: Gracious Cretaceous “Life below water.”
Mar 9 – 3 pm – Skins, Skulls & Scat: From brr to fur, a coat of arms
Mar 10 – 2 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Be a good spore, Ah!-manita.
Mar 13 – 11 am – Absolutely Amazing Arthropods: Bug Looking Box “I spy.”
Mar 15 – 11 am – Five Fish Frenzy: Lake Monsters “Gyotaku”
Mar 16 – 7 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Huapango Galaxy “Dancing with the Stars.”
Mar 17 – 10 am – Fame, Fortune & Fossils: From Cretaceous to us “Blue to Green.”
Mar 20 – 11 am – Dutch Oven Cookin’: Samplin’ a sustainable livin’
Mar 21 – 3 pm – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: What wood (sic) you build? “Duck boxes.”
Mar 23 – 7 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: From Start to Stardust, the life of a star
Mar 24 – 2 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Wildflower Watch
Mar 30 – 3 pm – Skins, Skulls & Scat: From food to fun, the scoop on poop
Mar 31 – 10 am – Fame, Fortune & Fossils: Formation Station
South Sulphur Unit (Southside of Cooper Lake – Hopkins County)
Mar 2 – 3 pm – Skins, Skulls & Scat: Road-running coyote “Fast and Furry-ous.”
Mar 2 – 7 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Huapango Galaxy “Dancing with the Stars.”
Mar 3 – 2 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Rain Race “Ready, Set, Grow!”
Mar 8 – 6 pm – Nature Hike: Roles in Nature “Balance for Better.”
Mar 9 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Pollinator or Terminator
Mar 9 – 7 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Creating and Using Star Maps, Orienting with Orion
Mar 10 – 10 am – Fame, Fortune & Fossils: Formation Station
Mar 13 – 3 pm – Skins, Skulls & Scat: From food to fun, the scoop on poop
Mar 14 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Fight or Flight?
Mar 14 – 3 pm – Plogging in the Park: Plucking and jogging, Pick trash not flowers
Mar 15 – 3 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Be a good spore
Mar 16 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Nation of Migration
Mar 16 – 3 pm – Skins, Skulls & Scat: Brainiac or Bonehead
Mar 17 – 2 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: This isn’t Clover, over and over
Mar 20 – 9 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Early bird gets the worm, but who gets the cheese? “Spring Equinox”
Mar 21 – 11 am – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Home is where the heartwood is
Mar 22 – 11 am – Five Fish Frenzy: Lake Monsters “Gyotaku”
Mar 22 – 3 pm – Absolutely Amazing Arthropods: Water Wizards
Mar 23 – 3 pm – Skins, Skulls & Scat: From brr to fur, a coat of arms
Mar 23 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: Birds of a feather, warble together
Mar 24 – 10 am – Fame, Fortune & Fossils: Gracious Cretaceous
Mar 30 – 11 am – Birds, Butterflies & Beyond: I’ve got Butterflies
Mar 30 – 7 pm – Celestial & Star Stories: Constellation stories “Starry-eyed & Star-crossed”
Mar 31 – 2 pm – Buds, Blossoms & Bounty: Fun-guys & Fun-gals
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Saturday, March 23, 2019
• CX Debate at UIL State
JV Black vs. North Lamar at home, 11:00 a.m.
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, in Mt Pleasant. (Marilyn Logan 903-575-2079)
The Northeast Texas Community College Art Department will host the Mount Pleasant Art Society Annual Membership Show March 25 through April 5 in the foyer of the Whatley Center for the Performing Arts. The competitive show features artwork from a variety of local artists. A reception will be held Saturday, March 23 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Whatley Center Foyer, where the winners will be announced. The gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Please call 903-434-8181 to ensure that the gallery is open before you come to visit.
Monday, March 25, 2019
• CDC Training for New Volunteers, 8:00 a.m.
• CDC Parenting Class, 5:30 p.m.
• Corprew Principal’s Pride Awards, Kindergarten, 7:45 a.m.
• Tiger Doll tryout packets due by 4:00
Boys Varsity District Preview @ Paris CC
Mt. Vernon Dual, 4:30 p.m.
JV Gold vs. Lindale at home, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
• CDC Fatherhood night, 5:30 p.m.
• Fowler Student of the Month during lunches
• Corprew Principal’s Pride Awards, 1st grade, 7:45 a.m.
• Corprew PTO meeting, 5:15 p.m.
• Corprew 1st grade program, 5:30 p.m.
• MPISD Community Bond Meeting, Brice Elementary, 6:30 p.m.
• Spring band concert, auditorium, 7:00 p.m.
Girls Varsity District Preview @ Paris CC
MPJH District Meet
JV Black & Varsity @ Lindale, 4:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.
JV & Varsity vs. Greenville at home, 5:00 p.m.