Preseason Begins for SSHS Football, Volleyball, Band
Aug02

Preseason Begins for SSHS Football, Volleyball, Band

Quite a few students will show up at Sulphur Springs High School for extracurricular activities Monday.  Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens will oversee his first football practice of the year.  The Wildcats first scrimmage will be at Prim Stadium on August 14 against Liberty-Eylau.  Volleyball Coach Allison Irvin will begin volleyball practice.  They’ll be just days away from scrimmages:  at home against Cumby and Commerce on...

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Intern Payne Attends Washington and Journalism Media Conference
Jul31

Intern Payne Attends Washington and Journalism Media Conference

This article is a documentation of my experiences at the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference hosted by George Mason University at Fairfax, Virginia on the dates of July 12 through July 17. I have included a Picture Slideshow with personal photos as a dedication to the members of White Lightning, as well as the others I befriended. Sunday, July 12: Welcome to the Nation’s Capital My flight to Reagan National Airport...

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Pilot In Critical Condition Following Plane Crash at Municipal Airport
Jul31

Pilot In Critical Condition Following Plane Crash at Municipal Airport

David German, 46, of Nebraska, is still in critical condition at Parkland Hospital in Dallas after fire engulfed his private plane and he was transported to Parkland Thursday evening by air ambulance. The Aeromaster Fixed Wing Single Engine bi-plane crashed on takeoff from the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders said the  9-1-1 call was received at the city dispatch office around 7:41 p.m. First...

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Plane Crash at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport Thursday Evening
Jul30

Plane Crash at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport Thursday Evening

Fire engulfed a private plane and the pilot was transported to Parkland Hospital Thursday evening. The bi-plane crashed on take off from the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders told KSST News that the 9-1-1 call came into dispatch at 7:41 p.m. Sanders said the pilot was burned over 100 percent of his body and was alive when transported by air to the Dallas hospital burn center. Sanders said...

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The People have Voted… KSST Best Radio Station in Hopkins County!
Jul30

The People have Voted… KSST Best Radio Station in Hopkins County!

KSST is thanking everyone that participated in the 2015 News Telegram Tele-Grammys. And a special thanks to the folks who voted for KSST. KSST was voted the ”Best Radio Station” in Hopkins County. 2015 is the first year for a “best of radio” for the Tele-Grammys. Thus, another first for KSST, the first radio station for Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County.  “Although we focus on Hopkins County and Sulphur...

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Memorial Bench Damage An Accident
Jul29

Memorial Bench Damage An Accident

An attempt to straighten the legs on the World War I Memorial bench at Celebration Plaza by two 13-year olds failed, according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. Sanders said legs on the bench were wobbly and the lad wanted to straighten the legs. The bench fell over and the boys panicked and ran. Tuesday afternoon, the lad, along with his parents, told Sulphur Springs’ police investigator Monty Tipps the accident was not...

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Dr. Miller Celebrates 50 Years as Licensed Physician
Jul27

Dr. Miller Celebrates 50 Years as Licensed Physician

Dr. William Mark Miller, a Physician at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, celebrated his 50th Anniversary as a Licensed Physician today, July 27, 2015. He earned his medical degree in 1965 and began working at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital at the age of 27, where he has been ever since. “I graduated from medical school about 50 years ago, and then I started an internship and residency in Fort Worth at a charity hospital...

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Body of Missing Man Found Sunday
Jul26

Body of Missing Man Found Sunday

Missing since Sunday morning July 12, the body of Lee Jones, 79, was found Sunday afternoon about one mile from his home on Hopkins County Road 1180. A search team from Bowie County found Jones in rough terrain just south of the County Road, according to Lewis Tatum, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator. Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings pronounced Jones dead around 5 p.m. at the scene. He also ordered an autopsy. Lewis said...

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Veracruz Charged With Murder in Franklin County
Jul25

Veracruz Charged With Murder in Franklin County

James Dale Veracruz has officially been charged with Murder, a First Degree Felony, in the shooting death of Darrell G. Blankenship. Franklin County Justice of the Peace Jim Alford magistrate Varacruz, setting his bond at $1.5 million Friday, July 24, 2015. Franklin County Sheriff, Ricky Jones said his department along with the assistance of Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers Service investigated the murder of the 50...

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Not Using, Just Selling; Emory Woman Charged on Seven Counts
Jul24

Not Using, Just Selling; Emory Woman Charged on Seven Counts

A 33-year old Emory woman was charged with seven offenses after a traffic stop just before midnight Thursday night. Hopkins County Deputy Shea Shaw stopped a vehicle on Highway 19 South at FM 1567 West. His arrest report indicates he saw a baggie of marijuana in plain site. The deputy also saw a woman attempt to destroy some crack cocaine in a bottle she had hidden on her person. The woman also claimed ownership of 1.74 grams of...

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