In September, Pilgrim’s Corporation announced its Hometown Strong initiative, a program in which the corporation donates funds to the cities in which their factories are located. Pilgrim’s announced that the City of Mount Pleasant would receive a total of $1.5 million from the initiative.
A correctional officer and federal inmate have been sentenced for a bribery conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas, announced acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei on March 5.
On March 2, City Finance Director Mykael Reeve approached the City Council with a plan to assist utility department customers with higher than average bills due to the winter storms. Reeve stated that water leaks and residents leaving faucets dripping to avoid leaks have led to higher than average water and sewer bills for customers.
At the last meeting of the Mount Pleasant City Council, Finance Director Mykael Reeve detailed the damage that city parks and facilities sustained during Winter Storm Uri, and how the city will financially recover.
On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the lifting of the mask mandate across the state, as well as the total reopening of the state.