Mount Pleasant

Tomorrow's Water Today
7:37 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Board requests 'quantitative, not qualitative' study

Credit TWDB

Dramatic moments in public water policy planning aren’t too common. But there actually was such a moment in Texas water policy last week. It involved the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir, which if built, would flood about 70,000 acres north of Mount Pleasant.

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Northeast Texas Water
4:29 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

State requests more study of Marvin Nichols impact

The Sulphur River basin includes ecologically significant wetlands and economically valuable hardwood forest.
Credit KETR

Supporters of the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir encountered a speed bump in Austin this morning, while opponents of the project welcomed a delay of the Texas Water Development Board's final recommendation. 

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Tomorrow's Water Today
8:06 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Alternative to Marvin Nichols: Raising Wright Patman Lake

Wright Patman Lake has been identified as part of an equation that could serve the future water needs of the metro Dallas area.
State of Texas

Walt Sears of the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District considers raising water levels at Wright Patman Lake, along with using existing water at Toledo Bend Reservoir, a "viable option" for meeting the Dallas area's future water needs without building the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservior.

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Tomorrow's Water Today
8:13 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon mayors support Marvin Nichols plan

Mount Pleasant Mayor Paul Meriwether

  The mayor of Mount Pleasant, Paul Meriwether, and the mayor of Mount Vernon, Margaret Sears, both support the proposal to build the Marvin Nichols Reservoir in Northeast Texas. Meriwether and Sears addressed the public at a forum on the issue hosted by the Texas Water Development Board and held in Mount Pleasant on Apr. 29.

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Texas Water
10:38 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Marvin Nichols hearings Apr. 29 in Mt. Pleasant, Apr. 30 in Arlington

TWDB

The Texas Water Development Board has announced the two public hearings during which the agency will receive public comment on the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir.

A hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Tue., April 29 in Mount Pleasant at the Mount Pleasant Civic Center, 1800 North Jefferson St. Another hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wed., April 30 in Arlington at the Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St. At both hearings, oral and written comments will be accepted.

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Northeast Texas
6:40 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Country singer Ray Price dead at 87

Ray Price, shown here in a 2009 visit to Texas A&M University-Commerce, has died.
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Country music star Ray Price, one of the most celebrated Northeast Texans ever, has died.

Billy Mack Jr., the son of Bill Mack, says Price died Monday afternoon. Price had pancreatic cancer.

Mack, a family friend, said he was acting as a family spokesman. The wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. 

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High School Football
11:47 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Sulphur Springs thumps Mount Pleasant, 63-28

Texas High School Helmet Project

After an early-season stumble, Sulphur Springs has shifted into high gear just in time for the District 14-4A schedule. The Wildcats rolled over Mount Pleasant 63-28 at Gerald Prim Stadium in Sulphur Springs on Oct. 11 in the district opener for both teams.

“Offensively, they had all they could handle with (running back) Willy (Ivery),” Sulphur Springs coach Greg Owens said. “Willy and (quarterback) Larry (Pryor) did a fantastic job. I thought we controlled the front with the O-line, so they did a super job with all that,” Owens said.

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