Sixty-one Indictments Handed Down by February Grand Jury
Feb22

Sixty-one Indictments Handed Down by February Grand Jury

Sixty-one indictments were handed down by a Hopkins County Grand Jury Tuesday afternoon, February 22, 2017. Most of the indictments were related to drug charges or charges associated with drugs. A few were not. Nelson Mitchell Privette, 20, was indicted on two counts Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon. A driver weaving in and out of traffic on State Highway 11E Wednesday night stopped his antics near the Highway 11E/FM 3019...

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Alliance Bank Robber Captured in Arizona
Feb22

Alliance Bank Robber Captured in Arizona

The man who robbed Sulphur Springs Alliance Bank has been captured in Arizona according to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. At this time Sanders has little information available other than the man has confessed to the local robbery and several others. Sulphur Springs Police, the FBI, Texas Rangers, and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office along with other agencies in areas where he committed robberies had been seeking the white...

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Wildcats Advance to Area; Set School Record for Wins In A Season
Feb22

Wildcats Advance to Area; Set School Record for Wins In A Season

The Wildcats’ basketball team led from start to finish and defeated North Forney, 55-50 in a bi-district game at Lindale Tuesday night. The Wildcats were aided by some big plays down the stretch from freshman Michael Jefferson. Late in the game, North Forney scored six straight points to cut the Wildcats lead to 52-50 with time running out. The Falcons had the ball. Jefferson was able to deflect a Falcon pass into the hands of...

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EDC Sees Strong Interest in Local Area for Expanding/Relocating Business and Industry
Feb21

EDC Sees Strong Interest in Local Area for Expanding/Relocating Business and Industry

In recent weeks, the local Economic Development Corporation has been busy with prospective manufacturing and business companies inquiring about and visiting Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County. With the approach of spring and the first of the year in the rear view mirror, companies are beginning to explore options for expansion and/or relocation. Roger Feagley, EDC Director, told KSST News he has no set pattern in his approach to...

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Jr. FFA Getting Ready for Netla Show This Weekend
Feb21

Jr. FFA Getting Ready for Netla Show This Weekend

Dakota Klemptner of the Sulphur Bluff Jr. FFA Chapter is getting his project ready to show at the Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show. Dakota is a 10-year-old fifth grader at Sulphur Bluff ISD. His pig “Smokey” will be shown in his weight class during the Swine Show starting at noon Friday February.  The top-scoring livestock, from poultry to steers, will be selected for the “Sale of Champions” set for...

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Woman Arrested For Fighting with Children
Feb20

Woman Arrested For Fighting with Children

Sulphur Springs Police were dispatched to the Best Western Motel on Shannon Road in reference to a disturbance around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Juveniles involved in the disturbance were sitting in the motel lobby when police arrived. Ashley Ann Waldon, 38, told officers that she had been arguing with her children all day and the children had called their dad to “…come pick them up.” The officer spoke with the juveniles who stated that...

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Wildcat Football Hosts Garfield High, Seattle, Washington in Renovated Prim Stadium; 2017 Football Schedule
Feb18

Wildcat Football Hosts Garfield High, Seattle, Washington in Renovated Prim Stadium; 2017 Football Schedule

The Wildcats 2017 Football Schedule, released Wednesday by Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Greg Owens, includes an opponent making the longest commute in history to play the Wildcats. Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington has been scheduled for the first varsity game at the new, renovated Gerald Prim Stadium on Friday, September 8. The rest of the schedule of all Friday games mirrors last year’s schedule with...

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Mt Vernon ISD, Two Coaches Placed on Probation By UIL
Feb17

Mt Vernon ISD, Two Coaches Placed on Probation By UIL

The Mount Vernon Lady Tigers won their area basketball game Thursday night and will advance to the quarter finals with time and place to be announced. Their win comes in the hurricane of  conflict that is creating upheaval within their school district. Their coach Brad Floyd and Athletic Director Joe Thomas find themselves at odds with School Superintendent Dr. Gregg Weiss (weese). The school is under UIL scrutiny due to an...

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Military Coalition Named Citizen of the Year at 2017 Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Feb16

Military Coalition Named Citizen of the Year at 2017 Annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Banquet

The Hopkins County Military Coalition was named 2016 Hopkins County Citizen of the Year and Linda Galligher was named Hopkins County Woman of the Year for 2016 during “An Evening in the Woods” Dinner and Community Awards Thursday night. It was the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. In naming the Military Coalition Citizen of the Year, last year’s winners Markeda Fisher and Kayla Price Mitchell pointed out that they...

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Sulphur Springs Native Will Challenge Bob Hall for Texas Senate District 2 Seat
Feb16

Sulphur Springs Native Will Challenge Bob Hall for Texas Senate District 2 Seat

Dallas, Texas – February 16, 2017 – In the middle of a raucous legislative session, Kendall Scudder, the Manager of Community Services for a Dallas nonprofit affordable housing organization, announced his intentions to challenge Bob Hall in 2018 to represent Texas Senate District 2. Scudder, a Democrat from Sulphur Springs, believes the Texas legislature hasn’t focused on vital issues important to you, and most Texans. “Every session,...

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