Moore’s Plea Garners Five Years in Prison
Jan18

Moore’s Plea Garners Five Years in Prison

Bradley Dale Moore pled guilty to Assault Family Violence with Previous Conviction Wednesday morning in Eighth Judicial District Court. He will serve five years in prison. He also pled true to a deadly weapon enhancement making him ineligible for parole until he has served at least 2.5 years day for day, according to Assistant District Attorney Clay Harrison. The State charged the Defendant with assaulting Michelle Jones, his former...

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Vaughn, Cody File for Re-election to SSISD Board
Jan18

Vaughn, Cody File for Re-election to SSISD Board

On the first day of filing for the Sulphur Springs School Board election set for May 6th, both incumbents arrived early to fill out applications to return to office. Robert Cody and Robbin Vaughn will seek re-election to the board. Both are completing their first terms on the board. Mrs. Vaughn has served as board secretary and currently serves as vice-president of the board. She was elected to the Board in 2014.  She was elected as...

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Texas sues federal government one more time over coal rule
Jan18

Texas sues federal government one more time over coal rule

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday announced he would sue the federal government yet again to block a recently finalized federal rule regulating coal mining near waterways. BY KIAH COLLIER JAN. 17, 2017 5:14 PM Callie Richmond After Donald Trump won the presidential election, Texas Republicans suggested hopefully that their years-long practice of suing the federal government would finally be over. Trump, who is taking office...

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Lady Cats Remain Undefeated in District Play With Tuesday Win
Jan18

Lady Cats Remain Undefeated in District Play With Tuesday Win

The Lady Cats’ basketball team scored more than 20 points in three of four quarters as they defeated Greenville, 75-33 Tuesday night at home. The Lady Cats scored 22 points in the first quarter and after a 12 point second quarter, the Lady Cats scored 21 points in the third quarter and another 20 points in the fourth quarter. The Lady Cats also limited the Lady Lions to less than 10 points in three of four quarters. The Lady...

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Christian Values, Spirit-Filled Living, Social Justice Emphasized in MLK Awards Ceremony
Jan17

Christian Values, Spirit-Filled Living, Social Justice Emphasized in MLK Awards Ceremony

A praise dance presented by Zhakari Jackson and Spirit-filled music presented by the choir filled the emotional and spiritual cup of those attending the 26th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Ceremony at Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Monday night. The event saw over 100 individuals honored for their contributions and commitment to the life of Hopkins County. Ray Keck III, President and CEO of Texas A & M...

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MLK Awards on Monday Jan. 16, Everyone Welcome!
Jan16

MLK Awards on Monday Jan. 16, Everyone Welcome!

  Over 100 individuals will be recognized for personal achievement, spiritual excellence and community involvement during the 2017 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards Celebration. (Monday, January 16, 2017) Morning Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 208 Fuller St., Sulphur Springs, TX,  7:00 PM. The MLK award is given to those who demonstrate Dr. King’s legacy of raising public consciousness to social justices,...

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 12:15 a.m. Monday morning
Jan15

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 12:15 a.m. Monday morning

A thunderstorm warning for Hopkins County was issued at 11:16 p.m. Sunday and extends until 12:15 a.m. Monday. At 11:15 p.m. Sunday rainfall amounts at KSST studios had reached just over .7 of an inch of rain with more on the way. A line of thunderstorms reaching from Oklahoma to near Fairfield, Texas was moving east, northeast. The thunderstorm warning: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Southeastern Hunt County in north central...

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Lady Cats in First Place with Win at Mt Pleasant
Jan14

Lady Cats in First Place with Win at Mt Pleasant

The Lady Cats’ basketball team came away with a big district win at Mt. Pleasant, 43-41 Friday night. The Lady Cats seemed to be cruising at halftime as they led 26-16. They held the Lady Tigers to a single point in the second quarter. Mt. Pleasant fought back in the third quarter and the Lady Cats took a slim 33-31 lead into the final quarter. The Lady Cats matched Mt. Pleasant point for point in the fourth quarter to come out...

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Busy Time of Year for Hopkins County 4-H! By Johanna Hicks
Jan13

Busy Time of Year for Hopkins County 4-H! By Johanna Hicks

Busy Time of Year for Hopkins County 4-H! Our staff recently had the privilege of meeting with a business owner to tell her about the 4-H program in Hopkins County.  We always enjoy bragging on our 4-H kids!  Four of our members made front page headlines in 2016 because of their accomplishments!  Hopkins County has five 4-H clubs: Arbala Harvest, Dike, Infinity, Miller Grove, and Paws (a school-based club).  We also have a Vet Science...

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Hopkins County Teen Court
Jan12

Hopkins County Teen Court

Hopkins County Teen Court is an event to behold. Phrases like “If it pleases the court” and “No further questions your Honor” are used and used well. A trial, complete with a twelve member jury, takes place each month. Judge and Bailiffs aside, teens makeup the entire court.  Both sides even interview potential jury members, and in turn strike potentials for various reasons. At a basic level, Teen Court...

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