Mirabeau B. Lamar, a Mason was the second President of the Republic of Texas and is known as the “father of the Texas public school system” because he proposed to set aside public lands for the creation of a permanent endowment to support public education. Congress set aside three leagues of land in each county to support primary schools and an additional fifty leagues to support two colleges in 1839. In 1840, Congress set aside an additional league for the support of county schools.
Each year, during the second week of April, dispatchers across America are honored for their service and sacrifice for their communities.
On Tuesday, the federal government recommended a halt in the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after several severe cases of adverse reactions to the vaccine were recorded.
Paul Pewitt High School students show off the $1,250 check they received for winning third place in the TxDOT Traffic Safety Public Service Announcement competition held in March. The students created a video about the hazards distracted driving and competed against 12 other schools from the TxDOT Atlanta District which covers a nine-county area of Northeast Texas. The funds will go towards this year’s Project Celebration at the school. COURTESY PHOTO
The time has come again for City and School Board elections in Mount Pleasant. Positions on the ballot include Mayor, City Council Member, Place 1, City Council Member, Place 2, School Board Trustee, Places 2, 5, 6, and 7.