News

Smith, Townes are Rivercrest valedictorian, salutatorian

Bailey Smith and Kolby Townes have been announced as Rivercrest High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

A virtual town hall covering details concerning local COVID-19 updates was held by Titus Regional Medical Center Tuesday evening, live on Facebook.

Titus County Judge Brian Lee has announced that the cumulative COVID-19 cases are now at 248. There has also been a second fatality.

‘Carry the Load’ walk held

Ministering our Military held their annual “Carry the Load” walk at Dellwood Park Friday morning. Above, Kellye Cooper addresses the crowd. For more photos, see page 12.

Titus County Judge Brian Lee has announced that the cumulative COVID-19 cases are now at 220. 

COVID-19 cases have continued to rise within Titus County. As of press time, the county has 159 confirmed cases.

There have been 81 male patients and 78 female patients.

 

 

Opinion

Who was that masked man?

I have discovered that wearing a mask when I go to the grocery store makes me look 16 years younger.

Texas’ third deadliest tornado devastates Sherman

Volunteers, cash donations and emergency supplies continued to pour into Sherman on May 22, 1896 a full week after a terrible twister destroyed much of the North Texas town and took dozens of lives

Texas bolsters efforts to reduce spread of COVID-19

AUSTIN — Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

One social change from which we may never recover

“Don’t sit in my pew; It belongs to me; I been a sittin’ right here at least forty years; and that’s the way it’s gonna be.” — Don’t Sit in My Pew song lyrics by Tim Lovelace

Steamboat Yellow Stone kept revolution afloat

In a May 19, 1837 letter to the speaker of the Republic house of representatives, President Sam Houston pressed for full payment as promised to the captain and crew of the Yellow Stone and the righ

Harts Bluff Happenings

We are definitely living in unprecedented times. This pandemic will be included in History textbooks (or on devices).

Sports

The East Texas Junior Golf Tour is in its fifth year providing summer golf tournaments for East Texas area youth. This tour allows youth golfers to compete in tournaments and accumulate points base

Merriman signs to play for Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Mount Pleasant High School senior, Danielle Merriman recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball next year for Oklahoma Wesleyan University, a Division II university located in Bartersvil

Lady Devil lands on All-State list

COVID-19 might have cut short the Chapel Hill golf season, but that didn’t stop Mason Garrett from landing on the 1st Team All-State Academic Team list.

McNary signs with Coastal Bend

Taryanna "Mawmaw" McNary recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Coastal Bend College, a Divison I junior college located in Beeville, Texas.

East Texas Junior Golf Tour to start in June

The East Texas Junior Golf Tour is in its fifth year providing summer golf tournaments for East Texas area youth.

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Even though their season ended prematurely and the Lady Tiger soccer team wasn't allowed to make a state playoff run, their success was still highly noted and reflected in the recent District 15-5A

Obituaries

Judy Lunsford Fernald

Ms. Judy Lunsford Fernald, 73, of Houston, TX lost her battle with cancer on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Services for Arthur L. Jones, 74, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Daingerfield Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs. Mr.

J.B. Middleton

J. B. Middleton, of Mount Pleasant, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the age of 86.

Services for Ruby Jean Hall, 79, of Naples was held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 at Cornett Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.

Shelby Diane Wright, 48, of Commerce, Texas formerly of Mt. Pleasant, Texas passed away May 14, 2020 in Commerce, Texas. Services are pending with J.C.

Gordon L. “Pete” Smith

Rev. Gordon L. “Pete” Smith, age 83 was born on March 4, 1937 in Larned, KS to Harold and Nellie Smith. He passed away on May 15, 2020 after a short bout with Pneumonia.

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