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The Pittsburg public schools rate as best in Texas

by BETH ANN DUNAVANT and ELLIS KNOX

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) 2017 accountability report has been released and Pittsburg ISD has received many honors. TEA’s highest category is Met Standard. All Pittsburg public schools not only met their standard but in all cases surpassed it.

The Pittsburg High School has received a bronze medal from the U.S. News and World Report magazine. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Pittsburg High School rated in the top 17 percent of U.S. schools.

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Heather Hoover-Salomon named as top profile nominee in Austin Journal

by DEBBIE KNOX

One of Pittsburg’s top students has made a name for herself in Austin. Heather Hoover-Salomon, executive vice president of Operations at uShip, has been nominated for the Austin Business Journal’s 2017 #ProfilesinPower Award.

The daughter of Wyn and David Hoover, Heather graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and was one of the first employees of uShip.

uShip is an online global shipping marketplace that connects people to transporters who have the ability to move large, bulky items. These can range from cars to cranes, freight to furniture, and households to horses. And even strange and unique shipments as well.

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Court votes to consolidate polling places for Nov. 7 election

by DEBBIE KNOX

Saying it was more cost effective since there will only be Constitutional Amendments being voted on Tuesday, Nov. 7, Camp County Commissioners decided to consolidate all four precincts for voting to the first floor of the Camp County Courthouse. Commissioners met Monday, Aug. 14 in the county courtroom for the regular monthly meeting.

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I think it’s called bait and switch

by ROY KNOX

When I was a young man working my first job, I had a much older man tell me what he believed was the true fact of life: “Son, if you can`t dazzle them with your brilliance, then you are going to have to baffle them with your bull…..” This is pretty much the playbook that the Democratic and Republican opponents of President Trump are using. It is political suicide to argue on the wrong side of tax reform or improvement of infrastructure.

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Letter to the Editor

Well let’s see if you follow your own comment: “We all aspire to be a mature people, able to listen to differing opinions without ‘slapping the dog’ out of someone that doesn’t share your same opinion. I differ in my opinion of the Charlottesville riot and President Trump. It was a real tragedy that three, not two, people died because of the ignorance and hate of the alt right white supremacists and neo-Nazis. The young lady who was killed was peacefully expressing her freedom of speech when she was murdered. I do not blame President Trump for these riots. I do blame him for not condemning the racism, bigotry, and hate of these fringe groups. I blame him for emboldening these groups who hate other because of their skin color, their religion or their race.

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Wed
16
Aug

NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF PITTSBURG

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16
Aug
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Dog lovers are needed to volunteer and donate to ‘Titus County Shelter Friends’

by DEBBIE KNOX

If you’re an animal lover, you will not want to miss an opportunity to help our four-legged homeless friends in Titus, Pittsburg and Gilmer. The second annual Casino event is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Titus County Civic Center and will help area homeless dogs and kitties, not only find homes but keep them alive and well.

Shelia McKelvey is the chairperson of the event and tickets are available at Bruechner Animal Clinic, First National Bank of Gilmer, Guaranty Bank and Trust (in main bank Mount Pleasant location), Mount Pleasant Pet Resort and Animal Clinic and Titus County Veterinary Clinic. (The Pittsburg Veterinarian Clinic was inadvertently left off this story as a sponsor and where tickets may also be purchased.) All proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward transferring the dogs to their forever homes and any vet bills for the injured dogs that are abused or dumped. Funds also help spay and neuter animals as well.

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‘Shop local campaign’ is designed to help local business owners

Pittsburg is kicking off Mayor’s Cash this month. A shop local initiative, Mayor’s Cash will reward one lucky winner $100 each month for simply shopping in Pittsburg. The premise is simple:

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Cooper charged with burglary at church

by SUSAN TAFT

A church on County Road 3510 has been the site of two separate burglaries in the last three weeks.

“Deputies Calvin Lamont and Bo Tucker were dispatched to that location at 9:10 p.m. July 24. The complainant advised them he went by the church that morning to pick up his tools from a new classroom building that was being renovated, and the tools were missing,” Sheriff Alan McCandless said. “He said no one had worked in the building in more than a week. The deputies found where someone had forced their way into the building.”

Some of the tools that were taken were a Rigid 18-gauge pin nailer, a Rigid pancake air compressor, a staple gun, a miter saw and skill saw, an air hose, a six-foot level.

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