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:
Chamber holds annual banquet
The Mount Pleasant - Titus County celebrates 80 years during their annual awards banquet.
Mount Pleasant's new soccer complex breaks ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State, city election ballots counted
Galen Adams wins the Place 3 city council seat. Ten propositions were also voted on.
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.