City of Mount Pleasant hires new Police Chief
TRMC details aid received for COVID expenses
Allegations of sexual harassment made against City Manager—Complainant terminated
TRMC CEO describes COVID treatment, procedures
COVID-19 can affect pets
HealthCARE Express warns of ER overcrowding


City of Mount Pleasant hires new Police Chief

MOUNT PLEASANT, AUGUST 3 — Mount Pleasant City Manager today announced that following a national search, Mark Buhman has been hired as Chief of Police and will begin September 15.

Governor Abbott offers more clarity as schools set to re-open

As most area schools are set to return to instruction in the coming weeks, questions still abound regarding the state of education during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

TRMC details aid received for COVID expenses

Since COVID-19 hit the United States, operating costs for health care providers has risen significantly.

Allegations of sexual harassment made against City Manager—Complainant terminated

On July 22, a notice of investigation and legal claim was sent to City Attorney Kerry Wootten and City Manager Ed Thatcher in regards to allegations from former Main Street and Special Events Super

TRMC CEO describes COVID treatment, procedures

Since March, Titus Regional Medical Center has seen over 1,500 COVID-19 positive patients from Titus and neighboring counties inside the hospital, inside clinics, and at mobile testing events.

City of Mount Pleasant sued by former City Manager

On July 23, former City Manager Michael Ahrens filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Mount Pleasant, alleging that his termination in June 2019 was conducted without legitimate, non-disc




COVID-19 surge in nursing homes worries editor

Thank you for all the well wishes after my first “Capital Highlights” column last week. I also appreciate the emails suggesting topics of high interest.

National media could learn from community journalists

“In the end, the discipline of verification is what separates journalism from entertainment, propaganda, fiction, or art.”

What we need is an ‘out of this world’ vacation

It seems like everybody’s going to Mars this summer, and, frankly, I feel a bit left out — like a little boy stuck at home with just a stick to play with, while all his friends are heading off to S

Brave citizen goes after tower sniper

At noon on Aug.

To School Administrators, Teachers, and Staff: You’ve got this!

As the world waits to see exactly what school will look like this upcoming year, local school administrations, teachers, and staffs are working tirelessly to prepare for the myriad of challenges th

My pandemic soliloquy

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day” with me waking up every morning trying to remember if I brushed my teeth the night before and wondering why I’m quot


Chapel Hill’s Garrett competes in college tourney

Chapel Hill High School’s Mason Garrett, and current defending 3A State Champion from 2019 competed in her first summer collegiate golf tournament this past week.

Golf tour championship tournament held

The East Texas Junior Golf Tour two day 36-Hole Tour Championship kicked off this past Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mt Pleasant County Club.

Day One Notes

Junior Tour finishes regular season at Princedale

The East Texas Junior Golf Tour finished up its regular season this past Thursday at Princedale Country Club in Pittsburg, Texas.

ETJGT heads west to Sulphur Springs

Last Thursday the ETJGT headed west to Sulphur Springs Country Club and it was a treat for the young golfers.

Golf tour nears end of season

The East Texas Junior Golf Tour played in Mount Pleasant Monday.

The Masters Par 3 lands in MP

The Masters PGA golf tournament is the most recognized worldwide professional golf tournament.



H.E. “Tift” Self, 58, of Cookville passed away on Saturday, Aug, 1, 2020. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Curry-Welborn Funeral Home with Bro.


Sarah Lou Parchman, 86, of Mt. Vernon died on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at her home.


Augustus Randolph “Randy” Presley, Jr., 90, died on July 31, 2020. Randy was born in Mt. Pleasant on March 6, 1930. He attended public schools in Mt. Pleasant, graduating from high school in 1947.


Graveside service for Bobby Davis, 73, a resident of Mt. Pleasant will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 at Cortznes Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant. with Rev.


Elder Lonnie R. McCoy, Sr., 61, of Dallas died Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Dallas. Services were held Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11 a.m.


Earle Stuart Hamley was born Sept. 2, 1930 on Corregidor Island in the Philippines. The only child born to Rear Admiral Joseph Ronald and Cecile Hart Hamley.

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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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