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City Council Told Aging Infrastructure Presents Even Bigger Problems for Future
Aug17

City Council Told Aging Infrastructure Presents Even Bigger Problems for Future

During Tuesday’s City of Sulphur Springs Council meeting, infrastructure—water and sewer lines and streets—was noted to be poised to pose huge issues for the city. In a study of City of Sulphur Springs infrastructure, the water and sewer systems were aged to determine areas over 50 years old. Fifty years is the age at which lines and equipment should be changed. When the first study was conducted, 32% of water and sewer lines had...

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Garland Bomb Squad Called When Suspicious Items Found Near Saltillo
Aug16

Garland Bomb Squad Called When Suspicious Items Found Near Saltillo

The Garland Bomb Squad was called to the Saltillo area to assist Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators when four items that looked like homemade explosive devices were found in a storage building seldom used by the family that was inventorying the contents and cleaning the building. The family notified the Hopkins County Sheriff’s office when the items were found. Sheriff Lewis Tatum said two of his deputies, who are...

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Wright Appointed to SSISD Board
Aug15

Wright Appointed to SSISD Board

Don Sapaugh resigned as a member of the Sulphur Springs School Board Monday night August 14, 2017 during their August regular meeting. His resignation ended almost 12 years of service on the board. His resignation was motivated by the desire of his wife to reenter the teaching profession. One cannot serve on the board when a family member is hired as a teacher. Appointed to Sapaugh’s place on the board is Kerry Wright who was present...

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2017 Hopkins County Stew Festival: Shirt Design Winner Announced
Aug14

2017 Hopkins County Stew Festival: Shirt Design Winner Announced

For the second year in a row, the combined efforts to two Sulphur Springs residents have claimed the bragging rights for the Hopkins County Stew Festival Shirt Design. In all, 18 designs were submitted to the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce for consideration. Cindy Roller is staff photographer for the City of Sulphur Springs, and Editor of the Cooper Review. Adam Whitson is program director at KSST 1230 AM in Sulphur Springs, TX....

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County Commissioners Begin Assessment, Repair on Flooded Roads
Aug14

County Commissioners Begin Assessment, Repair on Flooded Roads

Monday morning Hopkins County Commissioners and crews were surveying each of the roads in their precincts for flooding and water damage. Heavy rains between 8-9-inches fell in the northern sections of the county and the remainder of the county also received heavy rains. Sunday morning, Sulphur Springs Police and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department were alerting local residents to stay off the streets and county roadways if...

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UPDATED: Flood Warning; County and City Law Enforcement Urge Citizens to Stay Off Streets and Roadways
Aug13

UPDATED: Flood Warning; County and City Law Enforcement Urge Citizens to Stay Off Streets and Roadways

Hwy 19 North and a lot of County Roads North of Sulphur Springs are under water. Please do not drive through water over the road! If you can, please stay home! List of roads closed are below. Updates will be posted here. 24 hr rain total at the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is currently 8.63 in. Roads under water: HWY 19 North of Sulphur Springs FM 69 North of Fm 1537 and North of I-30 FM 269 South of I-30 FM 2653 North of...

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Aviation History: C-130 Hercules
Aug13

Aviation History: C-130 Hercules

The following information comes from local Sulphur Springs resident Tony Hughes.  Mr Hughes worked on, performed engine run up, pre-flight/post flight and flew as an aircraft mechanic observer on FCF’s (functional check flight) at the Greenville, Tx. plant, formerly known as TEMCO.  The Greenville plant started as Temco (Texas Engineering & Manufacturing Co.) then changed to Ling-Temco Electronics, Inc. in 1960, then...

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Thunderstorm Warning, Gusty Winds, Heavy Rain Until 8 p.m. for Hopkins County
Aug12

Thunderstorm Warning, Gusty Winds, Heavy Rain Until 8 p.m. for Hopkins County

At 649 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Commerce to Lake Tawakoni to Wills Point. Movement was east at 20 mph. Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms. Strong thunderstorms will be near… Commerce around 655 PM CDT. Cumby around 700 PM CDT. Fruitvale around 710 PM CDT. Grand Saline around 725 PM CDT. Cooper Lake Park South Sulphur around 730 PM CDT. Como around...

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Hopkins and Delta Counties Under Flash Flood Watch Saturday Night
Aug12

Hopkins and Delta Counties Under Flash Flood Watch Saturday Night

With an 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms for Saturday night now in the forecast, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a: * Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Texas and northeast Texas, including the following areas, in north central Texas, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, and Hunt. In northeast Texas, Delta, Hopkins, and Lamar. * From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning * Numerous thunderstorms are...

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Five Plea Agreements Made in Eighth Judicial District Court Thursday
Aug11

Five Plea Agreements Made in Eighth Judicial District Court Thursday

A busy day for plea bargaining in Eighth Judicial District Court Thursday resulted in five agreements to sentencing in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice: Damiane Cunning, 22, of Arkansas agreed to two years in TDCJ for Tampering with Physical Evidence. In the agreement a charge of Bribery was dismissed. Cunning was a passenger in an auto stopped at the 132-mile marker on I-30 Eastbound. The driver of the auto had called 911...

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