At the March 16 meeting of the City Council, a public hearing was held on the matter of annexing 8.1 acres of land into the City of Mount Pleasant. The tract of land lies on FM 1001 in Titus County and is owned by Travel Plaza, LLC.
On Thursday, JBS and Pilgrim’s announced a new part of their Hometown Strong initiative they’re calling Better Futures. Better Futures is a two-year college tuition coverage program for employees of the company and their dependents who wish to pursue Associates Degrees and Trade Certificates. Pilgrim’s says the goal is to provide employees and their families with “the opportunity to pursue their higher education dreams.”
In light of the financial trouble many have faced due to COVID, the company which owns Mount Pleasant’s Greenhill Villas decided to help their employees by covering one of the most basic necessities for their families: food. A drawing was held to select the lucky winner of a grocery giveaway, and dietary staff member Shakelia Holloman’s name was drawn. Above, Holloman is shown clearing out one of the grocery tables during her three-minute grocery run. Full details of the event will be available in Saturday’s edition of the Tribune. TRIBUNE PHOTO / DI DUNCAN
FROM STAFF REPORTS
More than 800,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to providers across Texas this week, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. DSHS is allocating 656,810 doses to more than 445 providers in 178 counties. Around 200,000 additional first doses will be available at pharmacy locations and federally-qualified health centers directly from the federal government.