Saturday, January 12, 2019

See you tonight!


Yep its chilly but we have heaters! Cowboy Game tonight at the Alley on Third! Free Drinks from Pic N Pay! Super Bueno will be selling TACOS! The Alley on Third in Mount Pleasant Texas Main Street

We are so grateful for him and his service to our nation


The Mid America Flight Museum was pleased to have WWII Boeing B17 pilot William Baldree drop in and visit Saturday. He is getting a great tour from Scott Glover. He is a great example from the Greatest Generation.

Friday, January 11, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing you!


Join us on January 19th for the annual Varsity Little Cheer Clinic! The cost is $40 per participant. You will receive a t-shirt, perform at the High School Homecoming Pep Rally under the black lights, and will also perform at halftime of the Homecoming game!!!

Come spend a day with the High School VARSITY Cheerleaders learning chants, a dance, and cheer skills including stunts!

Deadline for turning in the forms has been extended until Tuesday, January 15th!


Shopping Cart Wallet Thief

Do you know the person in these photos? This person was captured on video taking a wallet out of a woman's purse. 
The purse was briefly unattended while in a shopping cart basket. The suspect removed the wallet when the victim looked away while shopping.
If you know this person, please call the Mount Pleasant Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 903-575-4192.

Thanks to the TCSO


The members of the Titus County Sheriff's Office would like to say thank Mike and Kim Crabb for bringing them barbecue for lunch today.

Very exciting spring for the Mount Pleasant FFA chapter.


Last night the members of the Mount Pleasant FFA attended the Paris District FFA Convention. Very proud of our two ladies who were on stage. Casey who sang wonderfully and Ashely who ran for District office by giving a heartfelt speech.

Commissioners to meet Monday; firing of elections administrator is on the agenda

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court of Titus County, Texas, will be held on the 14th day of January 2019 at 9:00 o’clock a.m., in the Titus County Courthouse, County Courtroom, 100 West First Street, Room 205, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455, at which time the following subjects will be discussed not necessarily in the order presented:

INVOCATION
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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

1. Public Comments and/or Requests for Information on Non-Agenda Items in Accordance With Section 551.042, Texas Open Meetings Act

2. Consider and Possibly Approve Minutes from December 21, 2018Special Meeting of the Commissioners’ Court

3. Discuss and Take Action on North Courthouse Steps Repair Project Tabled 12-21-18(Glen Calvert)

4. Consider and Possibly Approve Renovation for Office Filing and Storage Space (JP 1,3,4 Office – Pam Harnden)

5. Open, Review and Possibly Approve Bids for a Used 1991 to 2013 Dump Truck

6. Consider and Possibly Approve Road Equipment Purchases

7. Consider and Possibly Approve the Decision of the County Elections Commission to Terminate Employment of the Elections Administrator

8. Approve Oral and Written Reports of County Officials

9. Consider and Possibly Approve Treasurer’s Report

10. Approve Budget Amendments

11. Sign Pay Orders and Approve Payments

12. Closing Comments by County Judge and Commissioners, if any

ADJOURN

Foundation to support law enforcement in East Texas

Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell speaks at the 100 Club of East Texas press conference Thursday.
Police Chiefs and Sheriffs from 20 East Texas counties held a press conference at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kilgore Police Department. The press conference and mass gathering of law enforcement officials was to publicly support the 100 Club of East Texas, a non-profit 501(c)(3) Foundation.

Law Enforcement in East Texas has fought hard to improve how they police.  Unfortunately, they we do not always get the support they need from community members or even governing bodies.  More law enforcement officers - 144 - died in the line of duty in the United States in 2018 than in 2017, reversing a one-year decline, according to a report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Texas was one of four states leading the number of officer deaths will 11 fallen officers. Seeing a regional need in East Texas, a regional group of civic and business leaders have come together to create a non-profit organization to support dependents and spouses of fallen officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

This foundation will provide support to law enforcement in 20 east Texas counties.  As the foundation grows, the foundation will provide financial assistance for training and equipment not budgeted through governing bodies.

Current and past presidents from the Texas Police Chiefs Association, East Texas Police Chiefs Association and the Texas Sheriffs Association were in attendance, including Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell, 2018 President of the East Texas Police Chiefs, and Texas Police Chiefs Association - Region 15 Director.

For more information on the 100 Club of East Texas go to https://www.easttexas100club.org/


Fun for the entire family!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Congratulations, Nathan!


Chapel Hill's Nathan Scolaro is the 3A UIL State Silver Medalist in Congressional Debate!

Congratulations to all!


What a great evening for the FFA Chapter! 

Cooper Criss finished out his year serving the Paris District. Avery Hall was elected as the 2019-2020 Paris District Secretary. Rachel Crane did an outstanding job representing the chapter as an Area Officer Candidate, and Eva Hernandez shined on the stage as she performed in the talent contest! 

They also had Caitlyn Hobbs who served as a courtesy Corp member, several officers and committee chairs serve as voting delegates, and lots of FFA members who attended to support and be inspired by the great messages that candidates had tonight.

Hearts for Hospice Ball


This is the 2019 painting, by local artist Terry Dempsey, that will be in the auction at the Hearts for Hospice Ball benefiting Cypress Basin Hospice.
The event is Saturday, February 2nd. For information on reservations, call the hospice office at 903-577-1510 or Karen Neeley at 903-572-3948

Coming in February


Make 2019 the year you take charge of your health!


Start by scheduling an annual wellness exam with a primary care provider.

Many of you know Lisa Currey, APN, from Titus Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, but she is also well known at the Family Care Center for being an excellent family care provider. TRMC is so thankful for providers like Lisa Currey who give excellent health and wellness care to her patients. 

Schedule an appointment with Lisa or one of our other amazing providers at the Family Care Center, located at 1610 S. Jefferson Ave., Mt. Pleasant, TX. Call 903.577.CARE to schedule your annual wellness appointment.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


Sheriff Tim Ingram wants to thank Chambers Home Health and Hospice for delivering to the department pizza for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

Graffiti vandal sought


On the morning of January 7th, 2019 Mount Pleasant Police Officers responded to multiple reports of graffiti being sprayed on various buildings in Mount Pleasant.
They are looking for the suspect and vehicle in these photos. One person was recorded spay painting graffiti. This suspect is possibly a Hispanic or white male wearing a blue long sleeved shirt, gray jogger pants, with black shoes with soles. The suspect vehicle driven is a white Hyundai Sonata.
This suspect and another unidentified person went to multiple locations spray painting a cursive “L” on walls. The following locations were tagged with graffiti: Sandlin Motors Body Shop, Jo’s, Eastside Grocery, and Mount Pleasant High School.
Please contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 903-575-4193 if you can identity the suspect(s) in this case.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Area Resident Danny Dwayne Roach, a 43 year old white male, is wanted on an arrest warrant for the felony offense of Stalking



Roach is known to work in the residential construction trade and has recently been seen driving the Black Mazda pickup seen in this photo bearing Texas License Plate FDF3134 however; the license plate is from another vehicle and is fictitious.
Roach may be currently hiding out in Titus, Camp, and Morris Counties.
Persons found to be harboring or providing assistance to a felony fugitive could also find themselves in trouble with the law.
If anyone has any information regarding the location of Danny Roach, they are asked to contact the Titus County Sheriff's Office and to speak with an investigator or other deputy.
Persons with information regarding Roach's whereabouts but wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to contact the Northeast Texas Area Crime Stoppers at (903) 577-TIPS (8477) and become eligible for a cash reward.

Counterfeit Money Suspect Wanted


On December 28, 2018, at 2:46 p.m. Mount Pleasant Police Officers responded to a report of a counterfeit $20-bill that was passed at an EZ Mart store (2004 North Jefferson Avenue) in Mount Pleasant. 

The suspect in this photo presented the counterfeit bill. Employees working at the location told the suspect the money was fake. The suspect immediately exited the store and left in a black 2019 Chevrolet Impala.

Please contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (903) 575-4188 if you know the identity of this person.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Brody Baird joins Town Lake County Realty


Judy Kent, Broker/Owner, welcomes Brody Baird to Town Lake Country Realty, LLC.  Brody brings over 30 years of experience in the Texas agricultural lending industry and is well known by farmers and ranchers alike across northeast Texas.  Brody will be specializing in farm & ranch sales and looks forward to working with you.  Email him at brodybaird0@gmail.com or give him a call at 903-277-6880.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

CODE RED!


The Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter is FULL. They have lots of wonderful dogs and puppies waiting for a place to call home! Please consider adoption when looking to add a pet to your family. 
These are their most urgent pups, all available dogs are in the link attached. Rescues can contact mwhite@mpcity.org or at 903-575-4174.
They are open Monday-Saturday 10-4
1500 North Mulberry
Mount Pleasant TX 75455

Have you checked out TRMFoundation.org lately?


You should!

Food Pantry donation


Titus County Cares thanks Chaz R. Curtis and Full Gospel Pentecostal Church for hosting a can drive for the#FoodPantry!

First baby of the year


Titus Regional Medical Center is proud to announce its first baby of 2019 was born at 10:03 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. La’niya Serenity Oliver came into the world weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 18″ in length. La’Niya is the daughter of Shommaonique Oliver of Atlanta, Texas. Proud Grandparents, Dee Dee Feltus, and Patemuin Oliver joined mom Shommaonique in welcoming the new arrival.

“Today is a special day because it’s 3 days before her grandmother’s birthday” said Shommaonique, La’Niya’s mother. Being the first baby at Titus this year is an added bonus to the joyous occasion for this family.

“The entire staff at Titus wishes to extend a warm welcome to La’niya and a heartfelt congratulations to her family. TRMC is proud to deliver approximately 1,000 miracles in our health system each year which represents our commitment to our community and the families that call our five county service area home” said Seth Alexander, TRMC Community Outreach Coordinator.

Cypress Basin Hospice honors veterans

Courtesy Photo
Amanda Gray, RN, Community Nurse Liaison for Cypress Basin Hospice, pinned Cypress Basin Hospice Medical Director Dr. Gordon Bertram Strom, Jr. 
MOUNT PLEASANT - Cypress Basin Hospice is proud to announce its partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s We Honor Veterans program.

The We Honor Veterans program is a no cost program offered to hospice organizations. The goal of the program is simple – to care for and honor those who have served when they reach the end of life.
By working through the four partner levels and participating in community partnerships and collaborations, partner organizations are able to educate, engage, and expand awareness to Veterans and their families.

A vast majority of Veterans are not enrolled in VA and may not be aware of end-of-life services and benefits available to them, including the Medicare Hospice Benefit and VA-paid hospice care.
As one of the first acts of duty through the We Honor Veterans program, Yorri Massey, Volunteer Services Coordinator and Amanda Gray, RN, Community Nurse Liaison for Cypress Basin Hospice, honored and pinned Cypress Basin Hospice Medical Director Dr. Gordon Bertram Strom, Jr.

Dr. Strom proudly served in the United States Air Force and the United States Army. Cypress Basin Hospice recognizes Dr. Strom’s sacrifices and loyalty to our country and graciously thank him for his service.

The We Honor Veterans program for Cypress Basin Hospice is one of the many volunteer programs our organization offers. Cypress Basin Hospice is currently recruiting Veterans who are interested in volunteering to honor Veteran patients on our hospice service.

If you are interested in learning more about the We Honor Veterans program and how you can get involved, please contact Yorri Massey at 903-577-1510.

See y’all there!


This fire apparatus was not a grant truck, the Tri-Lakes Volunteer Fire Department  took out a loan to get this truck. With the community’s support they hope to raise the money to pay a good portion of the loan at the Annual Chili supper Fundraiser on the first Saturday in February. Good chili, cake auction, and visiting with old friends.

Down Memory Lane - Jan. 3, 2019


With the cold and damp weather we're having currently, this photo jumped out at us - three kids enjoying summertime snow cones.

The Mount Pleasant Police Department needs your assistance identifying a suspect


On the evening of December 28th, 2018, at about 11:01 P.M. Mount Pleasant Police Officers responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at a Dollar General store (1124 North Jefferson Avenue) in Mount Pleasant. 
During the investigation it was determined an unknown black male, about 5’5 to 5’6 in height, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans with a design on back pockets, and was wearing black and red shoes robbed the store. The suspect presented a firearm and followed the employees working at the location around as he made his way to the safe, where he filled a store bag with money and left. The suspect is reported to have been on foot.
This suspect is possibly linked to another robbery that occurred at Security Finance on the morning of 12/22/18. In both cases the suspect is wearing a similar mask and displays a gray revolver, about a 6” barrel.
Be cautious, suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Please contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department Criminal Investigations Division with information related to this or identity of suspect. If you would like to remain anonymous, the Northeast Texas Area Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 903-577-TIPS (8477).

Start 2019 on a healthy note by scheduling your annual exam today



Dr. Craig M. DeLisi is part of the primary care team at the Family Care Center, 1610 S. Jefferson Mount Pleasant. To schedule your annual exam with a primary care provider call 903.577.CARE

Dr. DeLisi reminds us to "Remember that 'busy-ness is the enemy of healthiness.' As the chaos of the holiday season winds down, try to recover normalcy in your schedule and lifestyle. Eat at home. Make time for exercise. Get enough sleep. Carve out time for prayer and meditation. It’s what we do regularly - as a matter of habit - that effects our health and well being. Forget about New Year’s resolutions. Just make some healthy changes for your body, mind and spirit, and see what good fruit it leads to over time."

Felony arrest for drug possession



In the early morning hours on Saturday, December 29, 2018, Titus County Sheriffs Deputies executed a Narcotic Search Warrant in the 200 Block of West Pecan Street , Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. Demarkes Allen was found at the location and had in his possession suspected Ecstasy. Allen was arrested and charged with a Third Degree Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 > 1 g < 4 g.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Down Memory Lane - Dec. 30, 2018


Our random 1980s photo for today looks like a young lady participating in a fashion show of some kimd. Anyone recognize her, or perhaps know what the occasion was?

Friday, December 28, 2018

St. Michael's schedule


Down Memory Lane - Dec. 28, 2018


Our random 1980s photo for today looks like a high school student posing with a couple of awards. Anyone recognize this young lady?

Have a happy and safe holiday!


City of Mount Pleasant offices will be closed Tuesday, January 1st. This includes the Mount Pleasant Public Library, Mount Pleasant Civic Center, Water Office, and City Hall offices. Regular hours will resume Wednesday, January 2nd.

Republic Waste Services will NOT pick up on January 1st, New Year's Day. Regular Tuesday collection will be be on Wednesday, regular Wednesday will be Thursday, regular Thursday collection will be Friday and regular Friday collection will be on Saturday.

New year, new changes at Cypress Basin Hospice



Thursday, December 27, 2018

Down Memory Lane - Dec. 27, 2018


Our random 1980s photo for today has a note scribbled on the back - "Brice volunteer". Does anyone know who this is?

Thanks from CASA


Pilgrim’s Pride Staff and Customers made wishes come true this year for children in foster care by choosing Angels off their Christmas Tree and purchasing gifts so that these precious children could have a Very Merry Christmas. CASA of Titus, Camp, and Morris Counties is very thankful for the joy they gave to so many CASA children this Christmas.

Noon Year's Eve is almost here!


A huge thank you to all the Pilot Club ladies!


The Mount Pleasant Pilot Club always goes above and beyond for the children that CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris counties serve. For the past few years this incredible group of ladies made blankets for CASA’s children to have and hold as their very own. The Pilot Club ladies met at Guaranty Bank & Trust to present CASA of Titus, Camp, and Morris Counties with beautiful handmade blankets just in time for winter!! 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Down Memory Lane - Dec. 24, 2018


We made an effort today, as we looked through our shoebox full of random 1980s photos, to find one appropriate for Christmas Eve. Anyone know where this display was, or who the young lady is?

Thurman's holiday closing


Friends, Thurman's Pro-Med Pharmacy will be open from 8:30-2 on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to allow our employees to spend time celebrating with their loved ones. Thank you for allowing us to serve you this year! We pray comfort for those missing a loved one at the table this year, peace for those going though a stressful time, love for those that feel unlovable, and joy for all celebrating the birth of the One that gave us all these gifts. Most of all we pray that God’s presence would be near during this season and always. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Holiday closing


The Cypress Basin Hospice administrative office will be closing at noon today and will remain closed tomorrow so our staff may spend Christmas with their families. We wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas!

As always, you will reach a nurse 24/7 by calling 903-577-1510.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Down Memory Lane - Dec. 23, 2018


We have no idea who is in our random photo for today, except they look like students and this looks like a school. Anyone recognize either of these young people?

Fire in Cookville


There was a structure fire Sunday morning. In addition to the Cookville VFD, the MPFD, Nortex, Argo, and Sugar Hill VFDs all responded.

Family Care Center holiday schedule


The Family Care Center would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are open today and we will be open from 8 am to 12 pm on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. We will have regular hours for January 1!

TRMC has some sensational news for the community!


Titus Regional Medical Center is excited to welcome a new urologist in March, 2019! Lance Patrick Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. is a specialist in urology, treating men and women for a variety of conditions ranging from cancer of the genitourinary tract (kidney, prostate, bladder) to benign conditions including kidney stones, BPH, incontinence, bladder prolapse, and hematuria. He is known nationally as a specialist in the HOLEP procedure and for robotic surgeries.

Dr. Walsh was born, raised and educated in Texas and is excited to be moving to East Texas, along with his wife Laura and daughter Naomi.

Keep watching for more information on Dr. Walsh and how to schedule an appointment.

We know so many of you have been waiting for this announcement, and we are so excited to be able to share this news before the end of 2018! Dr. Walsh will make a huge difference in this community, and we know you will all welcome him to his new home in Northeast Texas.