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WannaGoFast Event Proves to Be Popular
Sep02

WannaGoFast Event Proves to Be Popular

    The 1/2 mile shootout at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport in November has already sold out their Saturday slots for folks to race their car at breakneck speeds down the runway.  There is still availability on Sunday slots, although the website does not say how many slots are available.  This event will certainly be attended by tons of out of town folks as it will draw all kinds of car owners that want to take their...

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Number of Cities Hit by Police Imposter Increases
Sep01

Number of Cities Hit by Police Imposter Increases

Law enforcement agencies along I-30 from the east side of the Metroplex to Texarkana continue to investigate cases involving a man claiming to be a lawman and who is robbing people. The man first struck outside of a veterinarian’s clinic on the I-30 service road in Sulphur Springs back on June 20. The man was back at a city motel last Saturday at around 6 p.m. A 66-year old Sulphur Springs’ man said the thief said he was a...

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Football Friday Night Destination: Bearcat Stadium
Aug31

Football Friday Night Destination: Bearcat Stadium

Plan to attend the Friday September 4th Football game between our Sulphur Springs Wildcats and the Sherman Bearcats.  It all goes down at Bearcat stadium.  Game starts at 7:30 PM. Google Map Directions to Bearcat Stadium Share...

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Hospital Board Questions Additional Surgery Center; Negotiations with CHRISTUS Continue
Aug29

Hospital Board Questions Additional Surgery Center; Negotiations with CHRISTUS Continue

At Monday night’s meeting of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board, a figurative curtain was pulled back at one point revealing what negotiations may be like as the board and CHRISTUS Health attempt to hammer out an partnership agreement. CHRISTUS, affiliated with the Catholic Church, recently raised an ethical and religious directives question because of sterilization surgeries such as tubal ligations and vasectomies done...

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Hopkins County Stew Site Renewal Underway
Aug29

Hopkins County Stew Site Renewal Underway

The Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce has mailed out letters to last year’s record number of stew cooks encouraging them to renew their stew sites for this year’s 46th annual contest on Saturday, October 24.  Some cooks have already turned in their paperwork.  Stew cooks have until September 18 to renew their sites.  Those not renewed in time will be available to anyone on Monday, September 21 at 8 a.m.  More than 150...

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Hawks Outscore Wildcats 43-17 at Prim Friday Night
Aug29

Hawks Outscore Wildcats 43-17 at Prim Friday Night

The Wildcats’ football team hung with Rockwall-Heath for half of the season opener Friday night at Prim Stadium.  The score at the half was Rockwall-Heath 22 and Sulphur Springs 17.  Then the Hawks dominated the second half on both sides of the ball to take a 43-17 win. Wildcat back Jaylon Hawkins scored two rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats including a 57-yarder.  He had a 66-yard TD run wiped out by a holding penalty. In the...

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Sheriff Adams Tours New Jail
Aug28

Sheriff Adams Tours New Jail

Thursday morning Hopkins County Sheriff Butch Adams gave KSST and Channel 18 TV a tour of the new county jail under construction.  Sheriff Adams says he expects construction to be finished by mid to late October.  He says construction crews are making up for rain days.  The sheriff says cracks found in ornamental stones at the bottom of the building are not foundation related and are fixable.  Jail capacity will be 192 including a big...

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Winnsboro Prepares to Host 57th Annual Autumn Trails
Aug27

Winnsboro Prepares to Host 57th Annual Autumn Trails

2015 marks the 57th annual Autumn Trails Festival of Events in beautiful Winnsboro, Texas.   This big, bold tradition spans the entire month of October. This year, the festivities will kick off with a Grand Parade through downtown,  On October 2, featuring local businesses, local celebrities, school groups and a Best Dressed Jeep Contest, sponsored by Elliot Auto Group.   A Best Dressed Pet Contest will follow with three trophies for...

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County Firefighters Busy Tuesday
Aug26

County Firefighters Busy Tuesday

Firefighters from several communities joined forces to fight two structure fires Tuesday morning. The first fire was reported just after 6:45 a.m. Tuesday at a single wide mobile home located on County Road 1159 in the Arbala community. First arriving units reported seeing heavy smoke and fire venting through the roof of the home. A quick aggressive interior attack resulted in the fire being put out quickly. A Unit from County Central...

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Mequite Man’s Solicitation Results in Local Arrest
Aug25

Mequite Man’s Solicitation Results in Local Arrest

Jeffery Thomas Miller, 45, of Mesquite is in Hopkins County Jail on a $50,000 bond Tuesday morning. Miller, who posted an ad soliciting sex, received a response from one whom he thought to be a minor—a 16-year old female. He began talking to her and arranged to meet for her in Sulphur Springs for the purpose of sexual acts, according to local law enforcement.  Miller, a maintenance man by profession arrived at a League Street location...

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