2019: Year in review

2020 is here! It's the time of fresh starts and resolutions. The new year is a time to not only to toward the future, but reflect on the year that has come and gone. Mount Pleasant has seen a lot happen in the past year. Here are some 2019 highlights:

January

Chamber holds annual banquet

The Mount Pleasant - Titus County celebrates 80 years during their annual awards banquet.

Under Construction

Mount Pleasant's new soccer complex breaks ground.

February

Hearts for Hospice ball held

Guests were dressed to the nines; The Cypress Basin Hospice's annual ball was hosts at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center.

March

State Champions! Lady Devils complete the journey undefeated

Chapel Hill High School Lady Devils become the undefeated State Champions for basketball.

A good thyme

The Master Gardeners hold their annual event.

April Carson and Barnes circus visits MP

The world famous circus came to entertain Mount Pleasant.

Garrett named Coach of the Year by TABC

Chapel Hill girls basketball coach, Matt Garrett, earned the Coach of the Year title by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Cinco de Mayo May

Large crowds gather downtown as the city celebrates Cinco de Mayo on the square.

Abbott greets Lady Red Devils

The Lady Devils traveled to the state capitol, where Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met the athletes.

MPISD passes $55 million bond

The multi-million dollar bond passes; The bond focuses on improving the high school campus, specifically the fine arts center, career tech facilities, cafeteria, classrooms and more.

City honors retiring mayor

The city held a celebration honoring former mayor Dr. Paul Meriwether.

City swears in new council members

Newly elected city council members Sherri Spruill and Jerry Dell Walker swear in at a city council meeting.

June

Craig voted mayor

Tracy Craig won the runoff mayoral election. He swore June 18.

Juneteenth celebration a success

Mount Pleasant's first Juneteenth celebration was held in downtown Mount Pleasant.

July

MP council fires city manager

Former city manager Mike Ahrens was fired during a three-hour long city council meeting.

Talco celebrates Fourth of July

Thousands of people flock to Talco to watch the renowned Independence Day firework show.

August

Chamber, Stedman, Lee honored

State Representative honored the Chamber of Commerce for its 80 year anniversary, then suprised the Chamber's outgoing CEO and president Katie Stedman with a flag own over the Capitol. The representative also surprised Judy Lee with another flag, for her years of service with Titus County Cares.

September

TRMC hosts 'black and white' gala

TRMC's gala was held at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center. Pediatrician Dr. Colton Bradshaw wins the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Titus County Fair

One of the most anticipated event comes back to Mount Pleasant.

October

Priefert family to be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

The family of the world-renowned Priefert business is included in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Beloved author fills MP Civic Center

Hank the Cowdog John Erickson author visits Mount Pleasant to perform and read, as well as meet fans.

November

State, city election ballots counted

Galen Adams wins the Place 3 city council seat. Ten propositions were also voted on.

December

It's Christmas time in the city

The annual Christmas parade was hosted downtown.

Chappell wins Place 5 runoff

Henry N. Chappell, II won the Place 5 seat with 57.43 percent of the vote.

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