At the September 15 meeting of the Mount Pleasant City Council, the announcement of Municipal Judge Jerry Wesson’s retirement was made. The Council swore in former Titus County Justice of the Peace Kay McNutt as the new Municipal Judge that evening. Wesson is set to retire on Oct. 1, at which time McNutt will begin her work in the position. Pictured are McNutt and Ashton Lewis of the Mount Pleasant Police Department. COURTESY PHOTO
Along with Governor Abbott’s updated capacity guidelines for many Texas businesses, new visitation guidance for eligible nursing homes, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities, home and community-based service providers, and inpatient hospice were announced that will be effective Thursday, Sept. 24. Residents will be able to designate up to two essential family caregivers. Those designees will be provided necessary training to allow them to safely go inside a facility for a scheduled visit, including in the resident’s room. This will help ensure their loved one’s physical, social, and emotional needs are being met. Designated caregivers will not be required to maintain physical distancing, but only one caregiver can visit a resident at a time.
After months of closed meetings due to COVID-19, local citizens can now choose to attend City Council meetings. The first 60 people to arrive will be allowed to go inside for each meeting. The September 15 meeting of the Mount Pleasant City council was the first of such meetings.
On September 12, Titus County Sheriff ’s Office received a report that a farm tractor was stolen from a property located on the 500 block of FM 71, west of Sugarhill. Sometime between August 29 and September 11, unknown persons removed a 2020 506E model John Deere Tractor equipped with a front end bucket loader and a 10’ John Deere MX10 Rotary Cutter. All pieces of equipment were green in color.
On September 12, the seventh annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Benefit was held, and people traveled from as far away as Gilmer to attend. The event featured raffle items, an auction, information and literature on ovarian cancer, and food items to be purchased.