Stole and Sold His Mother’s Ring; Hid Drugs in Her House
Jul29

Stole and Sold His Mother’s Ring; Hid Drugs in Her House

Called to a disturbance at a residence on FM 2297, Hopkins County Deputies were told that Taylor Wayne Connatser, 22, of Sachse, had hidden drugs in his mother’s house. Both his mother and his girlfriend told the officer that methamphetamine was in the residence.  The disturbance began over a ring that Connatser stolen from his mother and sold in Mesquite. Connatser had told his mother that he would hide the meth in case she called...

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Initial Activities Set for Hopkins County Schools
Jul28

Initial Activities Set for Hopkins County Schools

Schools in Hopkins County are gearing up for the new school year. Cumby ISD Varsity and Junior High Cheerleaders are attening a cheer camp in Oklahoma to prepare for Trojan Football season. The first day of school in Cumby is August 22. At Miller Grove the foundation has been poured for the new elementary building. The Miller Grove FFA Chapter plans a hamburger supper August 25th, during the first week back at school. Yantis Owls...

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Local Man Arrested on Van Zandt County Warrants for Sexual Assault
Jul27

Local Man Arrested on Van Zandt County Warrants for Sexual Assault

Jesus Rubio-Rodriquez, 46, of Sulphur Springs was arrested by Hopkins County Deputies at his residence in the 600 block of Main Street Tuesday. The arrest came as a result of warrants out of Van Zandt County. Rubio-Rodriquez is in Hopkins County Jail awaiting transfer to Van Zandt County Jail. The two warrants included Sexual Assault and Assault Family/House Member with previous conviction. He is being held on a total of $60,000 bond....

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Drugs, Weapon, and Driving Lead to Arrest
Jul26

Drugs, Weapon, and Driving Lead to Arrest

Sulphur Springs Police and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a call of an unknown person pointing a handgun at individuals on the downtown square in Sulphur Springs. Law enforcement officers were advised with a description of the vehicle and that the driver was possibly traveling to Winnsboro. A County Deputy located the vehicle and made a traffic stop. A strong odor of marijuana was coming from the inside of the vehicle....

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Inmate’s Methamphetamine Hidden in Bunk Found in Cell Search
Jul26

Inmate’s Methamphetamine Hidden in Bunk Found in Cell Search

A cell search by Hopkins County Jailors and the Special Crimes Unit found Tabitha Ann Hughes, 32, a current resident at Hopkins County Jail from Malvern, Arkansas to have 14.5 grams of methamphetamine hidden in her bunk. Hughes had meth hidden in her clothing when she was checked into the jail over the weekend. Hughes was traveling with Tyler Scott Bailey, 22, of Arkansas, when they were stopped by local law enforcement over the...

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NETBIO Awards Scholarships Prior to Successful Mid-Summer Sale
Jul26

NETBIO Awards Scholarships Prior to Successful Mid-Summer Sale

A good quality cattle was the trademark of the July Northeast Texas Beef Improvement Organization (NETBIO) Sale held Wednesday. The mid-summer sale exceeded the 5,000 head mark for only the second time in July, selling a total of 5,183 head of calves and yearlings. “The sale went very well and I think the shippers (sellers) were pleased with the results,” said Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission co-owner David Fowler. “We had a lot...

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Assault Family Violence Arrest Sunday Morning
Jul25

Assault Family Violence Arrest Sunday Morning

Sulphur Springs Police responded to a welfare concern on Atkins Street Sunday at 9:30 a.m. There the officer made contact with a female who said her husband assaulted her. Injuries were evident to the officer. While interviewing the victim, her husband returned while Sgt. Matt Glenn was speaking with victim and he was agitated. Fearing another assault could occur if the parties were not separated, Russel Kline Frazar, 25, was arrested...

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“Update” Adopt -A-Cop To Provide Vests for Officers; A Few Officers Remain to Be Adopted
Jul24

“Update” Adopt -A-Cop To Provide Vests for Officers; A Few Officers Remain to Be Adopted

According to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders, only a few law enforcement officers remain in the campaign to Adopt-A-Cop and provide active shooter vests for each officer. Sanders told KSST News Monday morning that even he has been adopted. Sanders said that the campaign began on behalf of patrol officers in the city and county but had now branched out to Criminal Investigators, Cumby Police, and Independent School Districts...

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The People Behind The Market
Jul24

The People Behind The Market

by Allison Bledsoe The Sulphur Springs Farmers Market has been a hotspot on Saturday nights for several years. Vendors from all across Texas, whether they’re from Como or as far as Denison, flock to the downtown area. The vendors spend time setting their tents, tables, merchandise, and displays up for shoppers and onlookers alike. I went downtown Saturday evening to meet the people who give the farmer’s market it’s...

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Quitman Woman Charged in Two Counts of Possession of Penalty Group 1 Controlled Substances
Jul23

Quitman Woman Charged in Two Counts of Possession of Penalty Group 1 Controlled Substances

Falyn Kathleen Henson, 28, of Quitman was nervous when she was stopped by local law enforcement Friday in an auto owned by a 41-year old Quitman man who was a passenger in the vehicle. He gave officers permission to search the vehicle. They found a number of medications that did not belong to either the driver or passenger. A bottle of liquid Promethazine-Codeine did belong to her brother who lives in Eastland. The medication had a...

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