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Posted on: August 11, 2020

NEW HIRE | 08/11/2020 |

Headshot of John Ankrum the new Building Official

City of Mount Pleasant Hires New Chief Building Official

The City of Mount Pleasant  welcomes John Ankrum as the new Building Official who will be responsible for conducting building plan and structure inspections, reviewing all building permits a...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

SCHOOL/WORK PLANS | 08/10/20 |

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Titus County Return to School/Work Plans Announced

(En español)

Community heroes in 2020 include the Titus County’s administrators and teachers who have worked tirelessly and with great creativity and skill to continue to provide and ex...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

NEW HIRE | 08/03/2020 |

Chief Buhman and his wife AsheyBuhman

City of Mount Pleasant Hires New Police Chief

Mount Pleasant City Manager today announced that following a national search, Mark Buhman has been hired as Chief of Police and will begin September 15.

Chief Buhman, who is fluent in English and Spanish, brings...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TRACY CRAIG, Sr. | 07/28/20 |

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HERE TO SERVE OUR GREAT COMMUNITY

This morning the Titus County Emergency Management team conducted its 116th conference call relating to COVID-19 and its impact on our community. While we all feel discouragement regarding the length and outlook of this gl...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD | 07/20/20 |

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Mount Pleasant Police Department Officers Receive Life Saving Award

Mount Pleasant Police Department Officer Juan Hernandez, Officer Angel Mendoza and Sergeant Bryan Denney were each presented the Life Saving Award today by Interim Police Chief Kyle Holcom...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

TRAFFIC ALERT | 07/07/20 |

Road constructions signs

RAILROAD BRIDGE REPAIRS CREATES DETOURS

Union Pacific Railroad will close Business 271 in Mount Pleasant at the railroad bridge between Arizona Street and Highway 49 for bridge repairs beginning Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

EXPLORING MOUNT PLEASANT PARKS | 06/26/20 |

Heritage Park Bridge

Stay Safe, Outdoors!

Now, more than ever, parks and trails have played a critical and essential role in the quality of life in every U.S. community as citizens can get out for those much-needed walks, runs or bike rides and still maintain social distance.

L...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

JUNETEENTH OAKLAND PARK DEDICATION | 06/22/20 |

Oaklawn Park Sign

City of Mount Pleasant Recognized Juneteenth with Oaklawn Park Dedication Service

It was a great community turn-out at the  Juneteenth 2020 Dedication Service honoring the Westside Pioneers of Softball and Wright Patman Johnson, Sr., and Joe Trayl...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

MAYOR'S STATEMENT ON JUNE 20 PARADE | 06/16/20 |

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

We want you to know that the City, County and its law enforcement agencies are fully aware of, prepared for and supportive of a Peace Parade/March planned for this Saturday. It will begin at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center at 11 a.m. and conclude at the C...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: June 16, 2020

THE PIONEERS OF SOFTBALL | 06/16/20 |

Oaklawn Park Dedication

City of Mount Pleasant Recognizes Juneteenth with Oak Lawn Park Dedication Service at 6 p.m.

(En español)

Another hard day’s work, family dinner served, dishes dried and put away. Then off went the apron, and on went the softball glove....

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Posted on: June 7, 2020

MAYOR TRACY CRAIG, Sr. STATEMENT ON PEACE PARADE | 06/07/20 |

Mayor Tracy Craig with Mount Pleasant Law Enforcement

A DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET...

Yesterday was a day that I will never forget as our community came together peacefully, and safely in cars, to demonstrate our desire to create stronger relationships based upon understanding and trust.

While we all continue to ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER | 06/06/20 |

City Manager Ed Thatcher

City of Mt. Pleasant Statement Regarding Peace Parade Today

On behalf of the City of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, I can say that we join communities across the nation and around the world in our outrage at the killing of George Floyd.

We are aware of the Peace Para...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TRACY CRAIG, Sr. | 05/21/20 |

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

REMEMBERING OUR FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER

On behalf of the City of Mount Pleasant, I want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Dorisula (Sue) Hawkins, who passed away on Sunday, May 17, at the age of 78.

Dr. Hawkins holds an important place in...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

LANDFILL CONVENIENCE STATION | 05/12/20 |

Republic Services Logo

Pleasant Oaks Landfill Convenience Station Re-opens May 16

(En español)

Republic Services, Inc. has announced that it will re-open the Pleasant Oaks Landfill convenience station on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon beginning May 16. The landfill is l...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

THE U.S. CENSUS MATTERS | 05/07/20 |

Reminder to complete the 2020 Census.

The 2020 U.S. Census: Why It Matters More than Ever during COVID-19

(En español)The 2020 census matters now more than ever, even though we are experiencing an unparalleled period of upheaval in our businesses, our schools and our lives due to CO...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

SEVERE WEATHER PREPARATION | 04/23/20 |

Tornado in an open field

Don’t let Tornadoes Take You by Surprise

(En español)Our thoughts and prayers are with the Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma communities that were hit by tornadoes and experienced the loss of lives and properties last night.

This is a diffi...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

HOMETOWN HEROES | 04/20/20 |

MPFD Firetruck in bay

Mount Pleasant Fire Fighters Celebrate Local Kids with a Fire Truck Drive-By

(En español)The Mount Pleasant Fire Department wants to help celebrate your child’s birthday or special occasion with a fire truck drive-by! Our fire fighters...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH | 04/15/20 |

National Child Abuse Awareness Month graphic

Going Blue for the Kids - National Child Abuse Prevention Month

(En español)

Abuse awareness is more important than ever as children Shelter In Place with stressed out, abusive household members. If you suspect domestic abuse, report it to 1-800-...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

CURFEW FOR MINORS | 03/23/20 |

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CURFEW HOURS FOR MINORS 17 AND UNDER

10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – 7 DAYS PER WEEK | STRICTLY ENFORCED

The City of Mount Pleasant Police Department will strictly enforce curfew hours for minors (17 years old and younger) that are now 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Citat...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

PUBLIC HEATH DISASTER DECLARATIONS

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texas, County and City Issue Public Health Disaster Declarations

City of Mount Pleasant Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Texas officials have issued a statewide public health disaster declaration, in the latest effort to combat the spread of COVID-19...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED

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Library Closes; Offers Alternative Curbside Pick-Up Service

City of Mount Pleasant Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

The City of Mount Pleasant today closed the Mount Pleasant Public Library until further notice in response to updated Federal guidelin...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

COVID-19: UPDATE ON USE OF FACILITIES

Covid-19 Update 03/14/20 from City Hall

CITY OF MOUNT PLEASANT ISSUES UPDATE ON USE OF FACILITIES

Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

The City of Mount Pleasant today issued an update on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the use of city facilities following the declaration of...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

LIBRARY PROGRAMS CANCELED

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UPDATE ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): LIBRARY PROGRAMS CANCELED

The City of Mount Pleasant has canceled all programs and activities at the Mount Pleasant Public Library through April 30. At this time, the library remains open.

“We have been work...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

CITY LIBRARY EVENT

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UPDATE 03/13/19: LIBRARY 7TH ANNUAL EVENING OF ART ON MARCH 28 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

DUE TO ONGOING CONCERNS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

Come celebrate spring with art, music and refreshments at the 7th Annual Friends of the Library Evening of Art at the Mount Plea...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

NEW MOUNT PLEASANT SPORTS COMPLEX EXPECTED TO OPEN FALL 2020

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New Mount Pleasant Sports Complex Expected to Open Fall 2020

Progress at the new Mount Pleasant Sports Complex is speeding along towards a Fall 2020 opening date!

The 145-acre property is located in the northeast corner of Business 271 and CR 1314 and boast...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

CITY LEADERS SWORN IN

City Council Meeting

COUNCIL MEMBERS TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE

The incumbent candidates on the ballot for the City of Mount Pleasant General Election on May 2 were unopposed. As a result, the election was officially canceled last night and (from left) Councilmembers Henry Chappe...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE ANNOUNCED

Miykael Reeve - Director of Finance

City of Mount Pleasant Welcomes Miykael Reeve as Director of Finance.

The Community is invited to a Welcome Reception on Tuesday, March 3 from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the City Council Meeting at City Hall, outside the Council Chambers. Please plan to come mee...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

COMMUNITY POOL DAMAGED

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City of Mount Pleasant Community Pool To Be Closed for Repairs

COMMUNITY POOL UPDATE - 02/27/20

 On 02/25/20, City Manager Ed Thatcher announced that the community pool located at Dellwood Park has sustained significant damage. He also stated that ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

LOCAL RESTAURANT AND SHRINERS RAISE MONEY

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Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Proclaims February 25 as "Flip It Forward for Kids Day"

Pictured above from left, Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr.; Shriner Bill Swafford; Shriner Bill Guy; Lawyanda Prince; IHOP General Manager Charles Alcorn; and IHOP Shift Manager...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

NEW INTERIM POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCED

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Assistant Police Chief Kyle Holcomb Appointed Interim Police Chief

Mount Pleasant City Manager Ed Thatcher announced today that he has appointed Assistant Police Chief Kyle Holcomb as Interim Police Chief beginning February 27. Holcomb will serve in this p...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

MPFD FIREFIGHTING HISTORY

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The “36” - Preserving a Part of Mount Pleasant History

Drop by the Central Fire Station and you’ll find a friendly and welcoming kind of attitude, even as the entire station stands ready for the next emergency call.

Just last w...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 7, 2020

BTS WITH UTILITIES

Utilities Laboratory

CITY UTILITIES DEPARTMENT IS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES 24/7 FOR YOU

Sacrifice. Dedication. Skill. Those are just a few of the words that are used to describe members of the Mount Pleasant Utilities Department.

“Our Utility employees work around th...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: January 24, 2020

LOCAL BUSNESS FAMILY HONORED

The Priefert family in front of ranch equipment.

The Priefert Family Inducted into Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Photo courtesy of The Priefert Family

We are bursting with Mount Pleasant Pride as we congratulate The Priefert Family, who were inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Thursday, January 16,...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE

Mount Pleasant Civic Center Entry Sign

Mount Pleasant City Council & Staff Host Carter Care Blood Drive February 10

Mount Pleasant City Council and staff will show some love during Valentine’s Day Week by giving blood at the Carter Care Blood Drive on Monday, February 10 from 9 a....

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

AWARD WINNING AIRPORT

City Manager Ed Thatcher visits Mount Pleasant Airport with Airport Manager, Paul Henderson and area

The Mount Pleasant Regional Airport & Mid America Flight Museum

Did you know that we have our own award-winning airport with a 6.000 foot runway and the Mid America Flight Museum right here in Mount Pleasant?Mount Pleasant City Manager Ed Thatcher had ...

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