Friday Deadline For Stew Sites Approaching Quickly
Sep15

Friday Deadline For Stew Sites Approaching Quickly

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell is reminding all stew cooks from last year that this is the final week to renew their sites. Deadline is Friday at 5 p.m. Those not renewed by the deadline will be made available to anyone Monday morning at 8 a.m. Ms. Caddell says a lot of forms from last year’s cooks have not been turned in yet. She expects a big week this week. Four cooks turned in forms Monday morning....

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Steel Magnolias Sept. 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at Reeds Entertainment at 7pm
Sep15

Steel Magnolias Sept. 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th at Reeds Entertainment at 7pm

Dawn Doyle-Jones, recently retired drama teacher at Sulphur Springs High School, returns to the stage directing and acting in Steel Magnolias. It ‘s coming Friday and Saturday, September 19-20 and September 26-27 at 7 p.m. at Reed’s Entertainment. Ms. Doyle-Jones refers to the play as a comedy with melancholy. It was written by Robert Harling, whom Ms. Doyle-Jones says really captures the essence of females. Six women are in the cast:...

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Downtown Farmers Market Will Change
Sep12

Downtown Farmers Market Will Change

Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell believes that the city’s farmers’ market is going to change its’ personality over the next year. He sees less emphasis on food and more in arts due to the increased number of restaurants downtown. Maxwell admits the local farmers’ market has not taken off here. He says more producers with lots of product to sale are just not available here. Maxwell says that has surprised him....

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New County DWI Policy
Sep12

New County DWI Policy

Lawmen in Hopkins County will soon be changing the way they handle suspected DWI cases. If a suspect refuses to give a blood sample or take a Breathalyzer test, lawmen will contact either District Judge Eddie Northcutt, County Court at Law Judge Amy Smith or County Judge Robert Newsom for a search warrant for a blood draw. Judge Newsom said the new policy would result in stronger cases to prosecute...

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In the Spirit of Cooperation
Sep12

In the Spirit of Cooperation

With the new Hopkins County Jail project coming close to railroad property, Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has been working on an agreement with the railroad. Judge Newsom said he found the first draft from the railroad to be unacceptable. He suggested some changes and he said he’s optimistic the revised document would be approved by both parties. The east side of the jail project is near railroad property....

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September Events at the Library
Sep12

September Events at the Library

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month as libraries, including the Sulphur Springs Public Library, seek new members. Cards are free. During September, the local library also has a special way to reduce library fines. It ‘s called Food For Fines. Every non-perishable food item donated reduces fines by $1. At the end of the month, all food items will be donated to the Community Chest Food Bank....

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Wayfinding Signs??
Sep11

Wayfinding Signs??

At the last meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council, the council voted to add $66,000 to the proposed budget to address some of consultant Roger Brooks’ branding ideas. City Manager Marc Maxwell says the funds will be used for wayfinding signs to direct people from the Interstate or from hotels to downtown. Maxwell says the city is talking with TXDOT about their sign ideas now. The need for wayfinding signs was at the top of the...

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Admiral, There Be Sheep Here!
Sep11

Admiral, There Be Sheep Here!

Two sheep raised by Sulphur Springs High School senior and FFA student Taylor Swinson now on the Sulphur Springs Elementary campus are not only keeping the grass in check but they are also part of an ag curriculum Taylor wrote for the school. The curriculum came about due to Taylor’s Ford Scholar Program. She says the program encourages the scholars to give back to their local communities. Sulphur Springs Elementary Principal Kristen...

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New Jail Dirtwork
Sep10

New Jail Dirtwork

Dirt work is continuing for the new Hopkins County Jail Project. Lots of things are being dug up including some leftovers from when the first jail was built on the site. The digging has also uncovered an area high in lead content and the site of an old oil spill. County Judge Robert Newsom says the County has hired Apex Geoscience to make sure recovered materials are handled in an environmentally proper...

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Coach Owens on Whitehouse
Sep10

Coach Owens on Whitehouse

Expect an offensive explosion Friday night in Whitehouse as the Wildcats’ football team takes on Whitehouse in the Wildcats last non-district game of the year. The Wildcats are 1-1 while Whitehouse is 2-0 with a road win at Texas High and a neutral site victory over rival Chapel Hill. During his weekly news conference Wildcats Coach Greg Owens talked about Whitehouse. Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens believes the keys to success in...

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