Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty
Sep29

Former Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty

Former Sulphur Springs Policeman and former Hopkins County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Officer Rex Morgan entered guilty pleas Monday to thefts from the Sheriff’s evidence room and was sentenced to 10-years probation and 180-days in the County Jail. 8th District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt also fined Morgan $2,000 for each offense. Pills and a firearm were taken from the evidence room....

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Wildcats Start Strong, Finish Behind
Sep28

Wildcats Start Strong, Finish Behind

After a solid first half that saw the Wildcats’ football team jump out to a 23-7 led over Texas High, the Tigers roared back in the second half to take a 42-29 victory at Gerald Prim Stadium Friday night in the district opener for both teams. The Wildcats got three touchdown runs from quarterback Larry Pryor and one from back Tyler Rosamond but it wasn’t enough. The Wildcats, 0-1 in district and 1-3 for the season, play at Mt....

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“Updated” 10th Annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook off
Sep26

“Updated” 10th Annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook off

The 10th annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cookoff will be taking place during Indian Summer Days at Heritage Park on Saturday, October 4. Rick Wilson with the Hopkins County Historical Society says all it takes to enter is $25 plus your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Wilson says he’ll even accept entries the day of the cookoff. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for meats, vegetables, bread and...

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United Way CEO Luncheon
Sep25

United Way CEO Luncheon

The Hopkins County United Way celebrated last year’s successful campaign during a CEO Luncheon Wednesday at The Lodge. The campaign raised $195,000, some $40,000 over the goal. The top fifteen donor businesses were recognized. Included was Flowserve. Campaign Chair Chris Voorheese called the Flowserve contribution perhaps the largest in Hopkins County United Way history. This year’s goal is $160,000....

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El-Nino Predicted October Through February
Sep25

El-Nino Predicted October Through February

El Nino in the Pacific Ocean becoming a drought breaker in Northeast Texas? It could happen. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration indicates there is a good chance of El Nino developing. It’s been Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell’s experience that that can mean increased rainfall in our area. Projections say the rainfall could come as early as next month. Cooper Lake is currently 11-feet low....

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Worldwide Photo Walk October 11, 2014 in Sulphur Springs
Sep25

Worldwide Photo Walk October 11, 2014 in Sulphur Springs

The Sulphur Springs World Wide Photo Walk will take place on October 11 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the downtown area. The event will start and end at new City Hall and will include a tour. It’s a free event and participants are asked to bring anything that can take pictures. Local entries will be judged with prizes for winners. Winners also qualify for World Wide competition with even more prizes....

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We Need To Be Part of Something Bigger
Sep23

We Need To Be Part of Something Bigger

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital continues to consider partnering with another healthcare entity. CEO Michael McAndrew feels a larger presence will be needed for hospitals in the future. He says at some point the Hospital Board and a Physician Advisory Council will take a look at all possible partners and will rate them. There will be visits here and to the sites of serious contenders before one partner emerges. By Don Julian, KSST...

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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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