Local Memorial Day Event Honored Those Who Gave All to Defend Freedoms
May30

Local Memorial Day Event Honored Those Who Gave All to Defend Freedoms

At the Hopkins County Veteran’s Memorial on Celebration Plaza Monday, Memorial Day activities honored the fallen who gave their lives in defense of the freedoms of the United States of America. At 11 a.m. Girl Scouts led in the Pledge of Allegiance, the crowd sang the Star Spangled Banner, the Colors were Presented and a moment of silence honored the fallen. Bagpipes provided the sound of My Country Tiss of Thee and Amazing Grace....

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Gas Prices Increase Locally and Nationally
May30

Gas Prices Increase Locally and Nationally

Local gas prices have increased during the past four weeks following a national trend. Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer roadtrips and vacation time for many. In Texas driving distances is as natural as breathing. Americans drove 273.4 billion miles in March. That’s up 5% from the same month last year. A total of 746 billon miles have been driven in the first 3 months of this year. As of Friday, gas prices across the...

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SSHS UIL Academic Team Places Sixth in State
May27

SSHS UIL Academic Team Places Sixth in State

The Sulphur Springs High School UIL Academic Team finished sixth in state at competition earlier this week in Austin. Wildcats UIL Academic Coordinator Gina Wilder provided a list of winners to KSST Radio (audio story), Suddenlink Cable Channel 18(video story for Friday Channel 18), and ksstradio.com (list below and seen on Channel 18 News post available Friday afternoon). Team placement includes: News Writing– Steven Payne won...

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Grand Jury Hands Down 84 Indictments in May 2016
May27

Grand Jury Hands Down 84 Indictments in May 2016

Thursday May 26, 2016, was a busy day for the Hopkins County Grand Jury as they handed down 84 indictments against 65 individuals. Of the 84, 12 were sealed indictments. Phillip Justin Rhone, 27 of Barksdale, Louisiana was indicted for sexual assault of a child. Rhone was arrested February 28, 2016 when the minor’s parents informed law enforcement officials that their child had not returned home. Officers began investigating and...

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Meth in Sock Results in Three Years in TDCJ
May26

Meth in Sock Results in Three Years in TDCJ

Thursday afternoon in 8th Judicial District Court, Christian Dior Young, 26, was sentenced to three (3) years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 (methamphetamine) more than 4 grams and less than 200 grams. He was indicted in February of this year for the possession. Young had meth in his sock when arrested near the Douglas School campus, a drug free zone. He has been in...

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Wildcats Spring Game Features Six Quarters
May26

Wildcats Spring Game Features Six Quarters

For those planning to attend the Wildcats first spring football game in over a decade Thursday evening at 6 p.m., Wildcats Football Coach Greg Owens told media members Wednesday what to expect. He said the coaching staff has seen a lot already this spring and has observed tons of improvement. Coach Owens described the game as a finale for spring football and a chance for players to show their parents what they have been doing and how...

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Resident Fires Weapon to Scare Intruder
May26

Resident Fires Weapon to Scare Intruder

A call to a disturbance at a residence on CR 4131 in the Cumby area Wednesday night around 9 p.m. was answered by Cumby police and Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers. At the residence, they found and arrested Billy Carl Chapman, 27, of Sulphur Springs highly intoxicated. According to the residents who called in the complaint, Chapman had kicked in the kitchen door and was standing in their kitchen when they first encountered him. The...

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Dairy Festival Queen and Contestants
May25

Dairy Festival Queen and Contestants

The Dairy Festival season will soon be upon Hopkins County once again. Contestants for the Dairy Festival Pageant have been announced, 8 soon-to-be senior girls from Sulphur Springs High School. The reigning Dairy Festival Queen is Ms. Sidney Elaine Dietze. Sidney Dietze is the daughter of Jason and Jill Dietze and the sister of Peyton and Jason Luke Dietze. Sidney loves to sing, play sports, participate in theater, and work with...

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Local Man Arrested for Arson
May25

Local Man Arrested for Arson

Eric Dale Bailey, 30, of Sulphur Springs is in Hopkins County Jail charged with arson and held on a $20,000 bond. Bailey’s arson charge is related to an early morning fire in the 900 block of Gilmer Street. The investigation is continuing according to Fire Investigator Aaron Kager. The offense is a second degree felony. As previously reported by KSST News, Sulphur Springs fire investigators were seeking to determine the reason for an...

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“Updated” Barker Wins Precinct 1 Commissioner Run-off; Ellis Wins Education District 9 Seat
May24

“Updated” Barker Wins Precinct 1 Commissioner Run-off; Ellis Wins Education District 9 Seat

Mickey Barker won the Primary Run-off for Commissioner Precinct 1 Republican Party nominee. There is no Democrat opponent making Barker the only name on the ballot in the General Election. Barker received 512 votes to Maci Mattison Newsom 314. Early voting saw Barker leading 231 to Newsom’s 159. On election day, Barker garnered 281 to Newsom’s  155. In Hopkins County, Keven Ellis, President of the Lufkin ISD School Board...

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