Debbie Layton
Dec21

Debbie Layton

Funeral service for Debbie Layton, 54, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Sustaire officiating. Interment will follow at Aiguier Cemetery with Lonnie Layton, Eric Layton, Michael Boyd, Phillip Coleman, Toby Williams, and Michael Vittitow serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Larry Vittitow. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00...

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Balch Springs Man Faces a Charge of Solicitation of a Minor
Dec20

Balch Springs Man Faces a Charge of Solicitation of a Minor

A 35-year old Balch Springs man faces a charge of solicitation of a minor after he was arrested Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at a Sulphur Springs site where he was to meet the young person for a sexual tryst. Lawmen arrested the man in the 500 block of League Street. Randy Teemul reportedly confessed to communicating with the minor by text, arranging a meeting for sex and renting a room.

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday Topics
Dec20

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday Topics

At a regular meeting Monday morning at 9 a.m., the Hopkins County Commissioners Court will consider approving a plaque honoring the memory of Mike Pribble, who did trick roping on horseback. The plaque will be placed at the Equine Pavilion, where the Pribble Rodeo Arena was located. The court is also expected to consider approving a license agreement with Luminant Power, which is expected to begin mining in the county early next year....

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Shorthanded Wildcats No Match for Wylie East
Dec19

Shorthanded Wildcats No Match for Wylie East

With two top players suffering with flu-like symptoms, the Wildcats’ basketball team was no match for Wylie East on the road Friday night. Cain Cody and Ke’Ontae Dunn were both ill. The Raiders overwhelmed the Wildcats, 82-35. The Wildcats managed only 11 first half points. Wylie East also defeated the Wildcats in a Royse City tournament earlier this month. The Wildcats, now 4-8, play at Paris Monday night before a Christmas...

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Hopkins County Home Destroyed by Fire
Dec19

Hopkins County Home Destroyed by Fire

A blaze initially reported as a grease fire did heavy damage to a home on County Road 3341 in Hopkins County Friday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. Although the fire was quickly put out by firefighters, County Fire Chief Kevin Yates estimated a loss of 95% of the home’s contents. The building was said to be 80% damaged. A dog died in the fire but a cat feared dead suddenly jumped up and fled the house. Cause of the fire is under...

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Little Texans Day Care came and sang at the Senior Citizens Center on Friday during the Christmas Party
Dec19

Little Texans Day Care came and sang at the Senior Citizens Center on Friday during the Christmas Party

Little Texans Day Care came and sang at the Senior Citizens Center on Friday during the Christmas Party

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PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation
Dec19

PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation

Nearly 300 students applied to graduate from Paris Junior College in the fall semester, and more than half applied to walk across the stage last week. After the processional entered the Hunt Center, Student Government Association president Lauren Jeans gave the invocation. Graduating music major Katharine Wiebe performed, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” As part of the ceremony, PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin told the...

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Treva Watson Reflects on New Challenges
Dec19

Treva Watson Reflects on New Challenges

Five Hopkins County employees leaving their offices were recognized at a gathering Monday afternoon.  Among those was Treva Watson.  Although she’ll be leaving the office of County Treasurer, Ms. Watson will be back after January 1 as head of a new county Human Resources Department.  County Judge Robert Newsom presented a plaque recognizing Ms. Watson during a retirement reception Monday.  County Judge Robert Newsom reads from a...

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Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems
Dec19

Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems

Dr. Ray Perryman spoke at an Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.  After praising the Texas economy for its’ record year during the past year, Dr. Perryman addressed some big challenges for the future. Highways, education, and water top his list of challenges. Funding of those three needs are also a concern. Funding mechanisms are not easy decisions. Perryman points to recent...

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From Justin Davidson
Dec19

From Justin Davidson

“From my parents because they are not tech savvy…. Very proud of Jimmy and KSST for remaining steadfast in reporting and providing us “old folks” the news. And from me, thanks for keeping us updated on the news and keeping it simple. Much appreciated” — Justin Davidson

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