Local man found dead identified, alleged killer arrested
Mayor Craig proclaims Oct. 18-24 Pilot International Founders Week
NTCC Rodeo Results
Our Furry Friends Fight COVID-19
XC Boys Finish Second, Girls Sixth at Tyler Legacy Meet
Red Devils Win Commerce Meet

News

Local man found dead identified, alleged killer arrested

On the morning of Oct. 20, police responded to the back side of Rent-A-Center on Ferguson Road after the store’s employees found a man unresponsive next to their dumpster.

Pilgrim’s parent company fined over $250 million in bribery scandal

Pilgrim’s parent company JBS is facing hefty fines after pleading guilty to multiple counts of bribery.

Mayor Craig proclaims Oct. 18-24 Pilot International Founders Week

Pilot International was founded in Macon, Georgia, in October, 1921, when a group of civic-minded business leaders established an international service organization.

Local man found dead behind shopping center

On the morning of Oct. 20, police responded to the back side of Rent-A-Center on Ferguson Road after the store’s employees found a local man deceased.

County Judge gives tips for a safe Halloween

This week, County Judge Brian Lee shared his thoughts on what Halloween during the pandemic should look like. While Lee says that no city or county rules will be issued for Oct.

NTCC Rodeo Results

Northeast Texas Community College hosted the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Southern region Rodeo October 16 & 17 at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Association Priefert Arena here

 

 

Opinion

It was a good day for voting

It felt so good to get out and vote again, to cast my ballot into the ever-flowing stream of democracy in the hopes of catching “the big one.”

Caregivers Must Also Care (Financially) for Themselves

If you’re a caregiver, possibly for a loved one dealing with an illness such as Alzheimer’s disease, you’re probably already facing some significant emotional and physical challenges – so you don’t

Washing Roots Before Planting

Have you ever gone to a nursery, picked out the “perfect” shrub or tree (not vegetable), taken it home, and nurtured it, only to have it die.

State resumes requiring job searches to get benefits

Texans receiving unemployment benefits will need to show an active effort to find a job starting Nov. 1.

The historical tale of two tasty tamales

“Run little children, Get your feet out the sand. Go and tell your mama, About the hot tamale man.”

—Mount Pleasant tamale street vendor’s verse, late 50s and early 60s

It’s all in the percentages

I’ve noticed that 95 percent of Americans who quote percentages are just making them up about 87 percent of the time, but since it’s all math (and the rest of us hate math) we believe them, which m

Sports

Lady Devils come up big

The Chapel Hill Lady Devils came up with a big win over Mt Vernon Wednesday afternoon.

TABC Ranks Tigers #16 in Preseason Poll

The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches recently released its 2020-2021 preseason rankings for the upcoming season.

XC Boys Finish Second, Girls Sixth at Tyler Legacy Meet

In their final tune-up before the district meet, the Mount Pleasant High School boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Tyler last Saturday to compete against several 6A schools.

Red Devils Win Commerce Meet

The Chapel Hill Red Devils ran away with, literally, with the championship at the Commerce Cross Country Invitational.

Greenville hands Tigers first loss, 34-14

All the momentum the Tigers mustered in their first two games of the season came to a screeching halt on Friday as the Lions of Greenville held the Tigers to their lowest point total and yards from

MPHS Lady Tigers win MP Invitational

The Mount Pleasant boys and girls golf teams played last Monday in the Mount Pleasant Invitational held at Mount Pleasant Country Club. The girls team took home first place shooting 377 as a team.

Obituaries

Mrs. Joyce Hinson, age 85, of Pittsburg, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at her home with her loving family around her. Mrs.

James Robert Willson

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the loss of James Robert Willson, loving husband, father and grandfather. On July 18, 2020, Jim died peacefully at home at the age of 72.

Jack Blackburn

Jack Blackburn, 89, died October 21st, 2020, peacefully at his home.

James Alfred Cox, 98, of Mt. Pleasant, TX, passed away on October 10, 2020 at his residence. He was born on April 13, 1922 in Titus County to William & Mary (Wilson) Cox.

Sherry Renae Hodges, 61, of Pittsburg was born October 25, 1958 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and passed away October 19, 2020 in a Tyler hospital.

Hannah Amanda Garrett (Taylor) 67 of Pittsburg, Texas passed away Sunday October 18, 2020 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

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A Black Lives Matter protest was held on the downtown square in Mount Pleasant June 20. Protesters and counter-protesters both attended. TRIBUNE PHOTOS / MIRANDA OGLESBY

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