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Posted on: June 9, 2021

COMMUNITY INVITED TO JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

2021 Juneteenth Logo

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL - JUNE 18, OAKLAWN PARK

(En español)

The community is invited to enjoy family fun for all at the Oaklawn Park Juneteenth Festival on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

There will be food vendors and free pony rides, miniature train ...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Kicking Off a Good Summer Doing Something Good:

Animal Shelter Dog

Local Youth Start a Lemonade Business to Benefit the MP Animal Shelter

While most kids were savoring the freedom of the first day of summer, Emy Chappell and Tenley Marshall were launching their first business with the goal of raising funds for the Mount P...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

First Annual Decoration Day at Cortznes Cemetery Celebrated

Cortznes Cemetary Decoration Day Crowd

CELEBRATING A LOCAL HISTORIC MEMORIAL...

The community gathered on Memorial Day Weekend at the First Annual Decoration Day at Cortznes Cemetery on Sunday, May 30.

The ceremony was conducted by local clergy including Dr. Tony Rundles, Dr. Kirthell Roberts, ...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: May 21, 2021

2021 CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN

Click it Or Ticket Campaign Graphic

Mount Pleasant police officers will be out reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visi...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: May 4, 2021

First Annual Decoration Day at Cortznes Cemetery Rescheduled May 30

Decoration Day Graphic

The community is invited to the First Annual Decoration Day at Cortznes Cemetery on Sunday, May 30 at 2 p.m. 

The ceremony will be conducted by local clergy including Dr. Tony Rundles, Dr. Kirthell Roberts, Reverend Lonnie Charles Bell and Dr. Tom...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: April 30, 2021

MAYOR'S MESSAGE | 04/30/21 |

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

COVID-19 VACCINATION information

(En español)

If you have not yet received the COVID-19, you and your family have another free and convenient opportunity on May 6 and 7 at Tennison United Methodist Church, 313 North Church Ave. Mount Pleasant.

The...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: March 26, 2021

New Mount Pleasant Sports Complex Opening

MP Sports Complex

SPORTS COMPLEX GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCED

The new Mount Pleasant Sports Complex is on track to be open in September, which is later than originally anticipated due to construction issues being addressed by the contractor. Also, the soccer turf seed has been p...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: March 12, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

Plan Your Vaccine Title Graphic

More people are becoming eligible for the vaccine, but supply in our region remains limited. Below is a resource to plan and monitor availability. Please get signed up when you can, and continue to wear your mask, wash and social distance to protect yours...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: March 8, 2021

COMMUNITY HOSTED EASTER EVENT

Decorative Easter Egg Illustration

EASTER EGG EXTRAVAGANZA

You are invited to an Easter Egg Extravaganza, hosted by members of the community at Oaklawn Park on April 3 at 2 p.m. Plan to bring your children to this safe celebration!

EXTRAVAGANZA DE HUEVO DE PASCUA

Estás invitado a u...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Council Approves Bond Issue

Mount Pleasant Water Treatment Plant

City Council Approves Bond Issue to Improve and Expand the City's Water and Sewer Infrastructure

The Mount Pleasant City Council approved issuing a $56.7 in bond to improve and expand the city's water and sewer infrastructure at it Februa...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 26, 2021

DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROCEDURES | 02/26/21

TDEM logo

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FLOW CHART FROM TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (TDEM)

Follow the steps below if you experienced any damages to your home, business or non-profit due to the recent Winter Event. NOTE: at this time Titus County has not yet been ad...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 16, 2021

SWEPCO PREPARES FOR SEVERE WEATHER

Power pylons and power lines

SWEPCO prepares for severe ice storm; Customers asked to plan ahead 

SWEPCO is monitoring a second, potentially dangerous winter storm that may bring a mix of snow and more than half an inch of ice to the Ark-La-Tex Tuesday and Wednesday, potentia...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 12, 2021

DEALING WITH WINTER WEATHER | 02/12/26 |

Truck Sliding Off Road in Ice

(En español)

Weather predictions for the Titus County area during the coming days include snow and temperatures as low as zero. The City and County have emergency plans and protocols in place, but here are tips for you and your family:

  • Keep your ...
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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 10, 2021

LIBRARY LAUNCHES DIGITAL BOOK CLUB | 02/10/21 |

Interior of Mount Pleasant Library

Mount Pleasant Public Library Falls in Love With Country-wide Digital Book Club

Library patrons can read and discuss heart-melting romance “Love Lettering” ebook or audiobook for free

Mount Pleasant joins nearly 16,000 public l...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 5, 2021

COVID-19 UDATE | 02/05/21 |

Texas Regional Medical Center Logo

There's a glimmer of hope for our healthcare providers as the rate of COVID-19 patients hospitalized has dropped below 15% of total hospital capacity for 7 consecutive days in the Trauma Service Area that includes Titus County.

Less than a 15% hos...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 3, 2021

In Memoriam: M. Mark Lesher | 02/03/21 |

Headshot of M. Mark Lesher

The City of Mount Pleasant joins the community in mourning the loss of M. Mark Lesher, who passed away on January 30 from complications due to COVID-19.

A talented attorney and innovator, Mr. Lesher moved to Mount Pleasant in 2009 with his beloved wife, Rh...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: January 20, 2021

MAYOR'S MESSAGE | 01/20/21 |

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

On behalf of the City of Mount Pleasant, I want to once again extend our gratitude for the incredible investment Pilgrim's and JBS USA are making in our community through the Hometown Strong Initiative and pledge of $1.5 million to build a new co...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: January 12, 2021

MOUNT PLEASANT PEOPLE | 01/12/21 |

Headshot of Andrew Zagars the new Director of Public Works

City of Mount Pleasant Hires City Engineer/ Public Works Director

The City of Mount Pleasant welcomes Andrew Zagars, P.E., as City Engineer/Director of the Public Works Department, which encompasses engineering, streets maintenance, fleet...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 UDATE | 01/11/21 |

Texas State Capital Building

ROLL-BACK OF COVID-19 STATE REGULATIONS

Titus County is located within a Trauma Service Area as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order GA-32 where COVID-19 patients have exceeded 15% of the total hospital capacity for seven consecutive days,

As...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Remembering a City Servant | 12/14/20 |

Mount Pleasant Logo on black background

FORMER CITY MANAGER PASSES AWAY

The City of Mount Pleasant extends its condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former City Manager, Courtney Sharp, who passed away on December 5 in Midland, Texas. Mr. Sharp was 53 and had served as City Manage...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: October 21, 2020

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHT | 10/21/20 |

Workers Framing A House

Questions about a Building Permit or Contractor?  Contact the City!

The City of Mount pleasant Building and Development Department is dedicated to ensuring that all structures within the City conform to adopted building codes and standards by issu...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: October 13, 2020

ONE MILLION LIGHTS | 10/13/20 |

Boots and Bells Logo

City of Mount Pleasant Presents Boot & Bells: An Olde West Christmas 

Historic Downtown Mount Pleasant will be a joyous place to visit this holiday season as the City presents Boot & Bells: An Olde West Christmas from November 12 through D...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

EVENT CANCELLED | 10/02/20 |

Halloween Pumpkin

City of Mount Pleasant Cancels Annual Halloween Event

(En español)

The City of Mount Pleasant is canceling the Annual Halloween Event held at the Civic Center due to COVID-19 and concerns related to spreading the virus at indoor, "high touch...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: September 30, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TRACY CRAIG, Sr. | 09/30/20 |

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

THANK YOU PILGRIM'S

On behalf of the City of Mount Pleasant, I want to extend our gratitude for the incredible investment Pilgrim's is making in our community through its Hometown Strong Initiative and donation of $1.5 million.

Long before...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: September 29, 2020

MEET AND GREET | 09/29/20 |

Meet And Greet Graphic

City of Mount Pleasant Community Development Dept. Hosts Meet & Greet

The City of Mount Pleasant Community Development Department will host a meet and greet on Tuesday, October 6 at 9 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 N. Jefferson Ave.

Contr...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: September 11, 2020

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS | 09/11/20 |

The Civic Center

City Council Meetings Re-Open to the Public

Updated 11/16/20

City Council meetings are open to the public at City Hall, 501 N Madison, Mt Pleasant, TX 75455.

Attendance capacity will be limited to ensure social-distanced seating. Attendees will be required t...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: September 10, 2020

PROCLAMATION BY MAYOR CRAIG, SR. | 09/10/20 |

The US Constitution

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Proclaims September 17-23 as Constitution Week

The 233rd Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States of America was recognized yesterday at City Hall as Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. proclaimed September 17-23 as Constitution Week....

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: September 1, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER | 09/02/20 |

City Manager Ed Thatcher

EXPERIENCE AND DEDICATION

One of the most important elements of any successful organization is the staff team, and that certainly includes the City of Mount Pleasant.  It’s a privilege to work with so many dedicated employees who have be...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: August 27, 2020

MOUNT PLEASANT PEOPLE | 08/27/20 |

Brooks Jackson works in the utilities department

Utilities Department Brooks Jackson Achieves Class B License

The City of Mount Pleasant congratulates staff member, Brooks Jackson, who recently aced the arduous task of earning a Texas Class B Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators License.

The effort involv...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: August 26, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY MANAGER | 08/26/20 |

Titus County Courthouse

City Manager’s Update: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

One of Mount Peasant’s strengths is the Historical Downtown District, which holds the distinction of being both a National and Texas Main Street City. Centered upon the Tit...

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CITY NEWS
Posted on: August 20, 2020

NEW HIRE | 08/20/2020 |

Ricky Harris is the new Director of Parks and Recreation

City of Mount Pleasant Hires Parks & Recreation Director

The City of Mount Pleasant  welcomes Ricky Harris as the Director of Parks & Recreation, who will plan, coordinate and manage all parks and recreation operations and activities, incl...

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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
Posted on: August 10, 2020

SCHOOL/WORK PLANS | 08/10/20 |

Mount Pleasant Schools Logos

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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
Posted on: July 28, 2020

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

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

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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CITY NEWS
Posted on: July 20, 2020

POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD | 07/20/20 |

Mount Pleasant Police Department Badge

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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
Posted on: March 23, 2020

CURFEW FOR MINORS | 03/23/20 |

MPPD Officer in police cruiser looking at computer screen

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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
Posted on: March 17, 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED

Entry sign to Public Library

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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
Posted on: March 13, 2020

LIBRARY PROGRAMS CANCELED

Mount Pleasant Public Library Thumbnail

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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
Posted on: February 21, 2020

NEW INTERIM POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCED

Mount Pleasant Police Department Badge

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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS
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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CITY NEWS

News Flash

Posted on: March 12, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE

Plan Your Vaccine Title Graphic

More people are becoming eligible for the vaccine, but supply in our region remains limited. Below is a resource to plan and monitor availability. Please get signed up when you can, and continue to wear your mask, wash and social distance to protect yours...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: February 5, 2021

COVID-19 UDATE | 02/05/21 |

Texas Regional Medical Center Logo

There's a glimmer of hope for our healthcare providers as the rate of COVID-19 patients hospitalized has dropped below 15% of total hospital capacity for 7 consecutive days in the Trauma Service Area that includes Titus County.

Less than a 15% hospitalizat...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 UDATE | 01/11/21 |

Texas State Capital Building

ROLL-BACK OF COVID-19 STATE REGULATIONS

Titus County is located within a Trauma Service Area as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order GA-32 where COVID-19 patients have exceeded 15% of the total hospital capacity for seven consecutive days,

As a result,...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: August 31, 2020

COVID-19 TESTING | 08/31/2020 |

Covid-19 Testing Extended At The Civic Center

COVID-19 TESTING EXTENDED AT THE CIVIC CENTER

NO COVID-19 TESTING ON LABOR DAY

Free COVID-19 testing at the Civic Center has been extended through September 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily except Sundays. Testing will end at 4 p.m. on some Tuesdays in order to ...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 TESTING | 08/07/2020 |

Help keep Texas tested and open! Children welcome, and no uncomfortable nasal swab! Beginning Monday, and every day except Sundays, through August 22.

Testing continues at the Civic Center through August 22. However, it will conclude at 4 p.m. today, and n...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: July 10, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | 07/10/2020 |

Covid 19 Safety Graphic reminding to wear a mask, wash hands and social distance.

UNDERSTANDING TERMS USED TO REPORT COVID-19 CASES

(En español)

The daily graph BELOW from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows that the cumulative number of positive cases in Texas continues to rise. Here are some important clarifi...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: July 2, 2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER GA 29 FROM GOV. ABBOTT | 07/02/20 |

Govenor Greg Abbot issues Executive Order GA29 requiring all Texans to wear face coverings in public

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings

July 2, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the ...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: July 1, 2020

A LETTER TO BUSINESSES, RESTAURANTS & RETAILERS...

Covid 19 Safety Graphic reminding to wear a mask, wash hands and social distance.

Stopping the COVID-19 Spread, Together.

(En español)

We continue to see a steady rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Titus County/Mount Pleasant community. As a result, we ask for your immediate cooperation to help stop the spread of the v...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: June 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | 06/30/2020 |

CDC recommends wearing a face mask when leaving your home.

INDIVIDUALs ENCOURAGED TO WEAR FACE MASKS

(En español)Titus County, City of Mt Pleasant and the COVID-19 leadership team have met daily since mid-March to monitor the impact of COVID-19 in our community.

The objective is to maintain an acceptable...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: June 25, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM GOVENOR GREG ABBOTT | 06/25/2020 |

Govenor Greg Abbott

Governor Abbott Announces Temporary Pause Of Additional Reopening Phases

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the State of Texas will pause any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and ho...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: June 24, 2020

FREE COVID-19 TESTING AT CIVIC CENTER | 06/24/20 |

Free Covid-19 Testing at The Civic Center

COVID-19 TESTING - JUNE 28 & 29

FREE WALK UP TESTING

No Registration or Symptoms RequiredDATES:  JUNE 28 & 29TIME: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.LOCATION: Mt. Pleasant Civic CenterMore Information:TXCOVIDTEST.ORG OR CALL 512.883.2400

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: June 9, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | 06/09/2020 |

Covid-19 Safety Reminder

AN IMPORTANT REMINDER TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19

(En español)

As Texas re-opens, please remember to take every precaution to protect yourself and family and to slow down the spread of the virus.

During the past five days, positive cases and...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: June 2, 2020

QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 TESTING | 06/02/20 |

Covid 19 Questions

With the State offering free drive-thru COVID-19 test this week, there have been questions regarding how to decide if you should get a test, and what to do after the test.

The CDC offers guidance on these questions and more, in Spanish and English, here:

ht...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: June 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | 6/1/2020 |

Civic Center Sign

FREE COVID-19 TESTING

(En español)

Free Drive-Thru Testing, with or without symptoms, June 3-4-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Mt. Pleasant Civic Center.

You can only register for a specific day approx. 24 hours in advance. The state will not show dates ...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: May 23, 2020

MAYOR’S MESSAGE MEMORIAL DAY 2020 | 05/23/20 |

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

LET’S WORK TOGETHER THIS Memorial Day

(En español)

Memorial Day 2020 means more to me than ever, as we remember those who have sacrificed for us, and also face the COVID-19 pandemic. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of now...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: May 22, 2020

CELEBRATE SAFELY | 05/22/20 |

Titus County Courthouse Flags

The City of Mount Pleasant Wishes You a Happy Memorial Day and Urges You to Celebrate Safely

(En español)

COVID-19 is still spreading throughout Titus County and Northeast Texas. Protect yourself by washing your hands often and social distancing....

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: May 12, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR TRACY CRAIG, Sr. | 05/12/20 |

Mayor Tracy Craig, Sr. Headshot

Dear Citizens of Mount Pleasant,

With great sorrow, I share with you that Titus County has lost its first resident to COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time, and our commitment to do whatever is possible at the City l...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: May 8, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | 5/8/2020 |

Downtown Mount Pleasant At Night

OPEN TEXAS  

(En español)

As we go through the phased opening of many local businesses including salons, barbershops and in-dining service of restaurants, it remains important to work together to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

As of ...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: May 4, 2020

MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING | 05/04/20 |

Covid-19 Mobile Testing will be May 9 at the Civic Center

FREE DRIVE-THRU COVID-19 TESTING IN MT. PLEASANT MAY 9

(En español)

Free mobile COVID-19 testing will be available at the Mt. Pleasant Civic Center on Saturday, May 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. You must first register and be screened for multiple symptoms of...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 30, 2020

OPEN TEXAS GOES INTO EFFECT | 04/30/20 |

Graphic showing how Open Texas Plans to Box In Covid-19

Tonight at 12:01 A.M. Phase 1 of Open Texas Goes into Effect

Under the Governor’s Executive Order, which supersedes any county or local orders:

  • Retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and malls may open at 25% capacity of their listed occupanc...
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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 27, 2020

GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S MESSAGE | 04/27/20 |

Governor Abbbot's Open Texas Report Cover

GOVERNOR ABBOTT ANNOUNCES PHASE ONE TO OPEN TEXAS

(En español)

Today Governor Abbott announced the State’s ongoing plan to safely open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  The Governor’s announcement was ac...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 26, 2020

MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING | 04/26/20 |

Covid-19 MOBILE TESTING GRAPHIC

MOBILE COVID-19 TESTING IN MT. PLEASANT APRIL 28

(En español)Free Mobile COVID-19 testing will be available at the Mt. Pleasant Civic Center on Tuesday, April 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. You must first register and be screened for multiple symptoms of COV...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 21, 2020

GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S MESSAGE | 04/21/20 |

The Capital building in Austin Texas

Getting Texas Back to Work

During his press conference today, Governor Abbott stated that there are nearly 500,000 job openings in Texas and referenced this site for starting your search: workintexas.com.

Another free resource for both employers and job see...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 20, 2020

HAND SANITIZER | 04/20/20 |

Free hand sanitizer available

(En español)

City/County to provide free hand sanitizer to individuals & retailers, available while supplies last.

Where:CENTRAL FIRE STATION, 728 E. Ferguson Road

FIRE STATION No. 2, 1902 N. Jefferson

When:7 Days a Week9 a.m. until 7 p.m. 7 da...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 19, 2020

LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION EXPANDED | 04/20/20 |

Important Titus County Update from Judge Brian Lee

TITUS COUNTY JUDGE BRIAN LEE TO AMEND THE DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER

While the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Titus County is low compared to other regions, they ARE increasing.  To slow the spread, Titus County Judge Brian Lee w...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 HOMETOWN HEROES | 04/13/20 |

MPPD officer with mask

Hometown Heroes: Our Mount Pleasant First Responders

(En español)Even in the best of times, First Responders are prepared for the worst.

So it’s no surprise how our Mount Pleasant Police Department, Fire Department and EMTs are serving ...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 9, 2020

FROM YOUR CITY COUNCIL | 04/09/20 |

CityHallEntrance

A Message from the Mount Pleasant, Texas, City Council

(En español)We thank every resident and each business in Mount Pleasant for doing your part to flatten the curve in our hometown during this global pandemic. We are truly experiencing a time...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 8, 2020

SOCIAL DISTANCING AT HOME | 04/08/20 |

Groups of 10+, even at your house, is a misdimeaner

Social Distancing Orders Apply to Your Home

Social distancing orders prohibiting gatherings of 10+ apply to your home as well as public places. (even during the Easter Holiday weekend). Gatherings of 10+ are a Class B Misdemeanor and subject to a $1,000 fi...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 7, 2020

SHOWING SUPPORT FOR OUR COMMUNITY | 04/07/20 |

Titus County Bell Tower in downtown Mount Pleasant

Bells of Hope

(En español)

Beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m., the 1897 Titus County bell in Downtown Mount Pleasant Bell Tower will ring to call residents "together" for prayer or reflection on behalf of our healthcare workers and first resp...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 7, 2020

WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU LEAVE HOME | 04/07/20 |

CDC recommends wearing a face mask when leaving your home.

CDC Says Wear a Mask

(En español)The CDC is strongly encouraging you to wear a mask anytime you leave your home.  If you have not been able to obtain surgical masks or N95 masks for yourself and your family, the CDC is recommends the us...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 4, 2020

HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT OUR FRONT LINE | 04/04/26 |

TRMC Community Care Center Logo

Make/ Donate Face Masks for Healthcare Workers & 1st Responders

(En español)Titus Regional Medical Center is accepting donated face masks to supplement the shortage of supplies for our healthcare workers and First Responders. This is a great...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 3, 2020

COVID-19 HOMETOWN HEROES | 04/03/20 |

Chapel Hill Food Distribution

Put Our Educators at the Top of the List

(En español)

Heroic efforts are being made by Titus County school boards, administrators, faculty and staff to keep students learning, fed and feeling connected to their schools here at home during a globa...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 3, 2020

DECLARATION DO'S AND DON'TS | 04/04/20 |

What You Can Do Thumbnail image for infographic

Titus County Judge Brian Lee expanded the current Local State of Disaster Declaration for the county, which covers all cities including Mount Pleasant. The declaration includes additional measures that took effect 12:01 a.m., Thursday, April 2. It will be...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: April 1, 2020

LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATION EXPANDED | 04/01/20 |

Important Titus County Update from Judge Brian Lee

TITUS COUNTY JUDGE BRIAN LEE HAS AMENDED THE DECLAraTION OF LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER

(En español)

Titus County Judge Brian Lee today expanded the current Local State of Disaster Declaration for the county, which covers all cities including Mount P...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 31, 2020

PREVENTING COVID-19 | 03/31/20 |

Social Distancing graphic warning people to stay at least 6' from each other when in public.

Social Distancing Will Save Lives

You must assume that the COVID-19 virus is already in our community. Yet we continue to see groups of people gathering around town. THIS MUST STOP, TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS. Please practice social distancing and enc...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 30, 2020

SCAM ALERT | 03/30/20 |

Mount Pleasant PD Scam Alert

Beware of Coronavirus stimulus check scams:

Here’s what you need to know

Do not give out your PayPal account information, Social Security number, bank account number or anything else if someone claims such information is essential to sign you up f...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 29, 2020

THE CARES ACT EXPLAINED | 03/29/20 |

Cares Act graphic showing Congress Building in Washington DC.

How the CARES Act Helps You

Provides direct help to Texans:

  • Allots $1,200 checks to each taxpayer making less than $75,000 annually ($2,400 for a couple making less than $150,000 annually), plus $500 per child
  • This is based on your adjusted annual income sta...
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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE | 03/29/20 |

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

COVID-19 / STAY SAFE! / STAY HOME!!

The Countywide Emergency Management Team continues to hold daily conference calls to share important information. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Very organized and aggressive COVID-19 testing protocols and proced...
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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 27, 2020

DISASTER DECLARATION RENEWED | 03/27/20 |

Mount Pleasant City Council in Council Chambers

Mount Pleasant City Council Renews and Continues Emergency Declaration

The Mount Pleasant City Council renewed and continued the Declaration of Local Disaster and Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19 last night during an emergency meeting. The decla...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 26, 2020

CITY'S WATER SUPPLY IS PLENTIFUL | 03/26/20 |

Water Treatment Plant on I-30 Aerial shot of water holding tank.

City’s Water Supply is Plentiful; So are Groceries and Supplies

During these challenging times, you can take confidence in the City of Mount Pleasant’s water supply and the nation’s supply chain.

“Between the City&...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 26, 2020

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS SELF CHECK | 03/26/20 |

Center for Disease Control Logo

the CDC self check tool

The CDC has provided an online COVID-19 Symptoms Self Check tool. The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.

Take the Covid-19 Symptoms Self Check here.

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 25, 2020

FLUSHABLE WIPES PROBLEMS | 03/25/20 |

Wipes and other alternatives to toilet paper will block city sewers.

Flushable Wipes are Not Truly Flushable

Due to UNNECESSARY HOARD-BUYING and the temporary shortage of toilet paper, there has been an increase in the sale of flushable wipes and other alternative paper products.

These "flushable" wipes and alterna...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 24, 2020

DRIVER LICENSES EXTENSION | 03/24/20 |

Texas DPS logo

Driver Licenses and Texas I.D. Renewal Extension by Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is extending the expiration of a Texas I.D. card, driver license, commercial driver license, commercial license permit or election identification cert...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 22, 2020

MESSAGE FROM TITUS COUNTY JUDGE BRIAN LEE | 03/22/20 |

Titus County Seal Graphic

MESSAGE FROM TITUS COUNTY JUDGE BRIAN LEE REGARDING COVID-19 RESPONSE

We are all living in a very different reality in the midst of a global pandemic. This is something every citizen and business in Titus County must take seriously. An Emergency Response t...

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 19, 2020

PUBLIC HEATH DISASTER DECLARATIONS | 03/19/20 |

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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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 17, 2020

LIBRARY CLOSED | 03/17/20 |

Entry sign to Public Library

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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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 14, 2020

UPDATE ON USE OF FACILITIES | 03/14/20 |

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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COVID-19 UPDATES
Posted on: March 13, 2020

LIBRARY PROGRAMS CANCELLED | 03/13/20 |

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

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

“We have been wo...

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COVID-19 UPDATES

News Flash

Posted on: June 4, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 06/04/21 |

An Open Book

Summer Reading begins June 7! If you haven’t registered your children for the Reading Club and Summer Fun, come in and do so. You can look forward to in-house programs through the end of June and then Take and Makes in July. Also, keep your eyes...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: May 28, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/28/21 |

DVDs On a Shelf at the Library

Registration for Summer Fun Reading Club and Programs begins next week. Come and sign up for summer fun. Programs will be held in the library all month and then in July we’ll have Take and Makes. Also, be sure and watch for Story Walks in the pa...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: May 21, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/21/21 |

Library Summer Fun

Summer Fun Reading Club and Programs begin in June. Come in the first week of June and sign up. Programs will be held in the library all month and then in July we’ll have Take and Makes. All summer look for Story Walks in the parks.

The Book Sale...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: May 12, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/12/21 |

Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

Our Friends group met Monday night to discuss the upcoming book sale. This year’s sale runs June 24-26 and will be held at the Civic Center. We’re still accepting gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Please call us from the parking lot and...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: May 7, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 0507/21 |

Check out Area of Mount Pleasant Library

JOIN US FOR OUR BOOK SALE JUNE 24-26 AT THE CIVIC CENTER

The hall by our offices is lined with boxes labeled A-Z and they are all filled with books. Actually, we have multiple boxes of each letter. The Friends of the Library Book Sale is June 24-26 and thi...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: April 30, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/30/21 |

Mount Pleasant Library Entry Sign

ANNUAL BOOK SALES SCHEDULED

The Friends’ Annual Book Sale is scheduled for June 24-26. The big news this year is that we’re having it at the Civic Center. Last year’s sale didn’t happen because of Covid, so we have a...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: April 23, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/23/21 |

Interior Library Shelves

THE APRIL LIBRARY READS LIST

The drawing for the handmade quilt is Friday, April 30. Please come by and take a look at the beautiful quilt my sister-in-law, Linda, donated to our Friends of the Library. Tickets are just $1 each, 6 for $5 or 12 for $10. Dro...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: April 16, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/16/21 |

DVD Display Table at the Library

THANK YOU FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

The Friends’ Luncheon was a hit! Thank you, everyone, who worked or purchased lunch. All of the proceeds from Friends’ projects benefit the library and we appreciate their help. As an important side note...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: April 2, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/02/21 |

Spanish Books On Shelf At The Library

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME STARTS TUESDAY, APRIL 6

Good things are coming. Saturday hours begin April 10, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Saturdays. Also, Natalie’s Story Time blasts off Tuesday, April 6, at 1...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: March 26, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 03/26/21 |

AnimalBannerInsideLibrary

EDGING BACK TO NORMAL HOURS

Beginning April 10, we’re resuming Saturday hours from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  It’s good to feel like we’re edging back toward normal.

The Friends of the Library annual luncheon is Friday, Apr...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: March 12, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 03/12/21 |

Garden At The Library

We know that the Pandemic isn’t over, but we’re inching our way back to some kind of normal in the library. Saturday hours will resume April 3. We’ll be open from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m. Please continue to wear your mask in the bu...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: March 4, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 03/04/21 |

Magazines On Shelf In Library

Come Visit The LIbrary

We’re enjoying the beautiful weather and hoping that spring is right around the corner. What a great time to visit the library and grab something good to read, listen to or watch!

Preschool parents, rejoice! Ms. Natalie told...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: February 26, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 02/26/21 |

Childrens Library Books on Shelves

ENJOYING WARMER TEMPERATURES AND GOOD BOOKS

It’s so good to be back! The snow was beautiful, but we’re loving the sunshine and nice, warm temperatures. Hopefully, things are returning to some kind of normal at your house.

The new Library...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: February 12, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 02/12/21 |

Library Books

GRAB A HOT DRINK AND A GOOD BOOK

Sometimes I hit a wall when it’s time to come up with a Library Corner. I can’t read fast enough to give you a big variety of reads and currently I’m stuck on the Julia Spencer-Fleming Clare Fe...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: February 4, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 02/04/21 |

Fiction Shelves In Library

THE PERFECT READ FOR A COLD WEEK

Batten down the hatches, the prediction for next week is cold, cold, cold. In keeping with the forecast, one of the bestselling books out is The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin. Based on actual and oral his...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: January 29, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 01/29/21 |

Books On Library Shelves

HALL OF FAME AUTHORS AND OTHER GREAT READS

If you’ve read The Guest List by Lucy Foley, please let me know if you enjoyed it. It received rave reviews, but I’m having a hard time getting into it. The problem is that I’ve read ...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: January 22, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 01/22/21 |

Library Interior

I am looking forward to the day when I can begin by telling you all the activities we have going in the library. While that’s not the case yet, here’s what we can offer you.  We’re open from 9-6 Monday through Friday...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: January 8, 2021

LIBRARY CORNER | 01/08/21 |

DVDs On a Shelf at the Library

GREAT BOOKS AND MOVIES TO START 2021

Hello, 2021! While we don’t expect someone to wave a magic wand, we’re all hoping for a healthier new year. We’re looking forward to resuming extended hours and programs as soon as we can.&...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: December 18, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 12/18/20 |

Christmas Decor

HOLIDAY HOURS AND GREAT BOOKS

While this is a highly unusual holiday season, it’s still a time to celebrate and be thankful for the good things that have happened to us this past year. We all wish you the best of everything, especially health, as...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: December 11, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 12/11/20 |

Christmas Scenes Painted On Library Windows

THE SEASON'S BESTSELLERS

The Christmas season is a big season for book publishers. You’ll see more big books this time of the year and it’s a great time to look at them as gifts. Here’s a list of this week’s...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: December 5, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 12/05/20 |

Christmas Tree In Library Foyer

CHRISTMAS STORIES, FUNNEL CAKES AND LIGHTS

The Christmas decorations in Mount Pleasant are absolutely beautiful! We’re hoping that MP can build on this and make our little city the Christmas Capitol of East Texas. Go out and enjoy the lights on t...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: November 23, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 11/23/20 |

Library Books On Shelves

CURBSIDE DELIVERY STILL AVAILABLE MONDAY-FRIDAY

Once again, let me remind you that we’re still doing curbside delivery Monday through Friday at noon and five p.m. Not everyone is comfortable coming into the building and we understand that. Please...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: November 6, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 11/06/20 |

Fall Ragdoll decoration at the library

PICK UP SOMETHING GREAT TO READ...

Once again, I am late to the party. For several years I’ve been reading reviews on Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books. The reviews have been so good that this is a series I’ve recommended...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: October 9, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 10/09/20 |

Fall decoration of dolls in a wagon

STORY TIME ON THE MOVE

Story Time is moving back to the library. Join Ms. Natalie Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the library garden for stories and more. While you’re here, check out some wonderful books to read aloud to those little people. Some of my be...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: October 2, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 10/02/20 |

Orange Fall Leaves

FALL IS GREAT FOR BOOKS

We’re loving this fall weather! For years I have told my husband that it’s a good thing I forget how hot and humid summers are in Texas. If I remembered, I’d be out of here. I’m so grateful th...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: September 18, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 09/18/20 |

Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

IT’S A GREAT TIME TO VISIT THE LIBRARY

The library is open Monday through Friday from 9-6. We’re looking forward to extending our hours and, hopefully, we’ll be able to do that soon. Remember that we still offer curbside deliv...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: September 11, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 09/11/20 |

Mount Pleasant Library Entry Sign

NOT JUST BOOKS, WE HAVE A GREAT DVD LIBRARY...

I would vote to keep this beautiful weather, if we could. It seems that Texas always teases us with fall in September. We can always hope.

By now, I’m sure you realize there is absolutely nothing to w...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: September 4, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 09/04/20 |

School Bus Outside Library

IF YOU LIKED THAT, YOU’LL LOVE THIS

The rain held off long enough for Natalie to do Story Time in the Park this week. She had a great group of kids and parents. We plan to continue offering these story times, weather permitting. Bring your presch...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: August 28, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/26/20 |

An Open Book

RETHINKING DECISIONS, HOPE AND A GOOD MYSTERY

Why is the first sentence in any writing project the hardest to write? It was so easy when I could begin with an activity calendar for the next week. It’s not as easy now. Like everyone else, we are s...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: August 22, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/22/20 |

Knockout Roses along the side of the Mount Pleasant Library

HALL OF FAME AUTHORS

Our September Library Reads list arrived yesterday and there are some great books on the way. Six Hall of Fame Authors have books on the list, including Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People. “What happens when a group o...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: August 14, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/14/20 |

Mount Pleasant Seal at Public Library

SUMMER FUN IN THE PARK

I have always believed that if you can be anything, be kind. Today I’m feeling if you can be anything, be brief. So, here goes brief.

Natalie’s Story Time in the park is going so well. She is there each Tuesday at ...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: August 7, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 08/07/20 |

Man Reading A Book

LET’S TALK ABOUT BOOKS

Never ask a librarian for book suggestions, unless you have some time on your hands. I found that is also applies to your grown children. My sons are twins and both love to read in two different ways. Kyle prefers a real bo...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: July 31, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 07/31/20 |

Stack of Books with Reading Glasses on top

CURL UP IN A COOL PLACE AND READ A BOOK

Every winter I forget what Texas summers are like. Every July I’m reminded just how hot it gets. Hope you’re finding a cool place to read good books.

Speaking of good books, there are four new book...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: July 24, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 07/20/20 |

Library Fun Summer Activity Flyer

GRAB AND GO BAGS STILL AVAILABLE...

Story Time in Caldwell Park continues throughout the summer Tuesdays at 11 a.m. We’re seeing that a lot of our “littles” are taking advantage of the splash pad after Story Time. While you&am...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: July 20, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 07/20/20 |

Signage for Story Walk in Caldwell Park

HOW ABOUT A THRILLING READ?

Each month we receive a magazine called Book Page. The Friends of the Library provide it for everyone who comes through the library. There is always a stack of them in the new books display. Book Page pointed out that J...

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LIBRARY CORNER
Posted on: July 3, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 07/04/20 |

Statue of Children Reading with Masks On

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Usually, writing about library activities is easy because so much is happening in the library during the summer. Not so this summer. We’re busy, but we miss all the kids and daily in-house activities we have with them. It&am...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 06/26/20 |

Story Time at Caldwell Park - Lady reading to children

NEW STORY WALK THIS WEEK...

While I’ll be the first to admit that summer programs have changed drastically, I’ll also be the first to tell you we still have some terrific things going on for kids. Check out Caldwell Park. A new Story Wa...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 06/19/20 |

Library Fun Summer Activity Flyer

KICK OFF OF SUMMER PROGRAMS...

Grab and Go Children’s Programming kicked off this week. You can always find more information about the children’s programs on Facebook, but this year we’re making adjustments by moving our progr...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 06/12/20 |

Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

NEW CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING NEXT WEEK...

Several folks have called recently and asked about the books we put in our reviews. All of the reviews from the Library List are for books coming out in the following month. At the end of the review, you&am...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 06/05/20 |

Mount Pleasant Library Sign

WE’RE HAPPY TO SEE YOU IN THE LIBRARY

Folks are beginning to find the library again and, I’m happy to say, everyone has been understanding about the new “rules” that are in place until things move toward normal. Plea...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/29/20 |

Statue of Children Reading outside Mount Pleasant Library

A STRANGE BUT GOOD WEEK...

To put it simply, this week has been strange. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been a good week, but it’s been strange. We reopened Tuesday with new rules. We’ve taken temperatures, handed out sani...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/22/20 |

Library Summer Fun

LIBRARY TO OPEN MAY 26

We’re planning to see you next week. Our doors open at 9 a.m. Tuesday and here’s what you’ll find when you visit: We have hand sanitizer for you at the door. We’ll check your temperature and ma...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/15/20 |

Toy Trains At The Library

HOPING TO OPEN SOON...

We can’t promise you that this won’t change, but we are hoping to open Tuesday, May 26. The date still depends on the local Covid numbers. Until then, please continue to call or email us with your book, DVD and CD...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/08/20 |

An inflatable clown greets customers to the library

CURBSIDE FOR NOW, PRECAUTIONS WHEN WE OPEN...

We want to keep you all up on what’s going on in the library and what we expect to happen. We are continuing curbside service and waiting for the governor’s talk on May 18. So, I can&rsq...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 05/01/20 |

Curbside pickup from the Mount Pleasant Library

Folks are calling and asking about our reopening plans, so here they are: While most Texas libraries have been totally closed, we have been offering curbside delivery and mobile printing. Wifi has been, and will continue to be, accessible outside the buil...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

MOBILEPRINT SERVICE UPDATE | 04/30/20 |

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UPDATED INFORMATION FOR MOBILEPRINT SERVICE CUSTOMER

If you are a MobilePrint Service Customer who is experiencing broken web links when printing via a website, here’s the solution.

A security update implemented by HP PrinterOn on April 1st will c...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/23/20 |

A couple in a car collecting library books curbside.

Curbside Delivery Recommendations...

Do you feel like we’re frozen in time? I go to work every day and stay  busy, but then I catch  myself confused about the day of the week. We all agreed that it seems like we’re liv...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/17/20 |

Mount Pleasant Library Sign

MORE OF OUR FAVORITES...

Many of you are taking advantage of our curbside delivery and that makes us happy! We’re not accustomed to working “alone”, so seeing you brightens our day. If you haven’t used our pick-up se...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

LIBRARY CORNER | 04/09/20 |

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WE’RE NOT SERVING FRIES...

To say that it’s quiet in here is an understatement. Instead of wishing for a little peace and quiet, I would gladly love to hear the sound of children and adults laughing and talking as they go about their bu...

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