Gilbert Arrested for Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Dec18

Gilbert Arrested for Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Gavin Gilbert, 17, has been charged with one count of Murder and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Gilbert is in Hopkins County Jail being held on a $2-million bond for murder and $500,000 bond on each of the four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A call to Hopkins County Deputies at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night alerted law enforcement to a shooting that occurred on County Road 1185 near the South...

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Aviation History: The Sacred Cow
Dec17

Aviation History: The Sacred Cow

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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#10 Lady Cats Overwhelm Hallsville 73-26
Dec16

#10 Lady Cats Overwhelm Hallsville 73-26

The Lady Cats’ basketball team, ranked #10 in Class 5A, improved their district record to 2-0 and won their eighth straight game as they overwhelmed Hallsville at Hallsville, 73-26 Friday night. The Lady Cats got off to a strong start and led the Lady Bobcats, 19-4 after one quarter. The Lady Cats were up 37-13 at the half. By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Cats lead was 37 points as they led, 54-17. The Lady Cats...

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#11 Wildcats Outscore Royce City 59-30
Dec16

#11 Wildcats Outscore Royce City 59-30

The Wildcats’ basketball team, ranked #11 in Class 5A, once again played solid defense to defeat an opponent. The Wildcats outscored Royse City, 59-30 at Royse City Friday night. It was the Wildcats final non-district game as district play gets started next week. Friday the Wildcats only allowed the Bulldogs single digit scoring in each quarter. Wildcats Coach Clark Cipoletta said the defense did a great job making every Royse...

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Crump Captured; Faces Possible Failure to Appear Indictment
Dec15

Crump Captured; Faces Possible Failure to Appear Indictment

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigators and deputies apprehended Keri Amanda Crump, 28, of Sulphur Springs, Friday morning in Rowlett, Texas. Crump has been on the run after she failed to appear the second day of her jury trial last week. Although not present for the second day of her trial Tuesday December 12, 2017, a Hopkins County Jury found Crump guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1-gram. The...

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Receives an “A” for Patient Safety  in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Dec14

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Sulphur Springs, Texas – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and...

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Settlement Reached in Custody of Seized Cattle; Press Conference Held Wednesday Morning
Dec13

Settlement Reached in Custody of Seized Cattle; Press Conference Held Wednesday Morning

There will be no Wednesday hearing in Justice of the Peace court regarding the custody of hundreds of head of cattle owned by George Bergin, 61, of Sulphur Springs. A settlement has been reached in the custody of the starving cattle seized by Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies and the SPCA of Texas. Justice of the Peace B J Teer announced the Tuesday settlement in a press conference (see video below) Wednesday morning in his courtroom...

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SSISD Foundation Awards $27,519 in Teacher Grants
Dec12

SSISD Foundation Awards $27,519 in Teacher Grants

The SSISD Education Foundation recently awarded $27,519 in teacher grants. The recipients were: Talisha Harris and Sylvia Ramos: $1200 for Echale Ganas! Bilingual tutoring connecting high school dual language speakers with Travis Primary bilingual students to provide academic assistance and positive role models. Tammy Burnside, Chelsea Holcomb, Emily Simpson, Maricela Resendez, Kristen Downs, Mary Surber, Kori Reed, Whitney Helffrich,...

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Cattle Custody Hearing Moved to District Courtroom Wednesday
Dec11

Cattle Custody Hearing Moved to District Courtroom Wednesday

The custody hearing concerning the future of hundreds of head of cattle seized by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputies and the SPCA of Texas will be held on Wednesday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the District Courtroom of the Hopkins County Courthouse. The hearing will only focus on the custody of the cattle and not any criminal charges against the owner of the cattle, George Lawrence Bergin, 61, of Sulphur Springs. Bergin was...

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Corvette Club Continues Christmas Cheer
Dec11

Corvette Club Continues Christmas Cheer

Some members of the local Corvette Club sped by the Senior Citizen’s Center to drop of a check of $1,000 in support of the wonderful efforts made by Karon Weatherman and the staff of the center.   The local Senior Citizen’s Center not only provides a wealth of activities for seniors in our area but also prepares over 160 meals each weekday for the Meal-A-Day program.  Pictured below is Director Karon Weatherman accepting...

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