Wreaths at Veterans Memorial
Dec18

Wreaths at Veterans Memorial

Have you been Wondering about the beautiful wreaths on the memorials on the square? The Hopkins County Marine League placed wreaths at the Veterans Memorial and Iron Mike to commemorate those who have gave All for America’s freedom. During this holiday season, be sure to remember to thank those who have served and are currently serving their country. Also take time to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our ability to...

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A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas: A Comedic Twist on the Classic Tale
Dec08

A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas: A Comedic Twist on the Classic Tale

By Savannah Owens A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas follows three redneck best friends; Bill, Dave, and Jimmy as they navigate their relationships while on a hunting trip on Christmas Eve. The women: Lou, Barbie Jo, and Darlene try to stick to their normal Christmas routines while airing their frustrations about their men. The story is narrarated by a friendly traveler named Bob who arrived in the little town of Christmas...

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Christmas on the Square: Slides, Tigers, and More!
Dec02

Christmas on the Square: Slides, Tigers, and More!

Hundreds of people came out to watch the parade and participate in the activities on the square. There was a petting zoo with baby goats, and bunnies. A carousel for kids to ride miniature horses. Not to mention the huge snow slide which takes a total of five pallets of  bags of ice to last the entire night. The continuously popular white tiger exhibit was also there, allowing families to feed and take pictures with the tigers. The...

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Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade
Dec02

Annual Lions Club Christmas Parade

The parade was full of bright lights and Christmas decor. There was a Blue Santa, lots of presents, and many decorative Christmas trees. Streets were packed with many townsfolk who eagerly watched and cheered as the floats passed. The Parade started in Buford Park, and traveled down Connelly to Houston. Trucks and cars of all kinds and colors passed with people singing Christmas carols and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Sulphur...

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Video Presentation: Christmas at Heritage Park 2017
Nov28
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Christmas in the Park: A Must See For All
Nov26

Christmas in the Park: A Must See For All

Christmas in the Park is at Heritage Park, 416 N. Jackson street. If you haven’t ventured out to check out Heritage Park mark your calendar for December 2nd. History, Snacks, Music, and Christmas combine to bring you a holiday experience like no other. Learn about printing presses, old fire engines, black smithing, and more. There are talented carolers, and in the old church building you can find amazing architecture and...

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A Brief History of Black Friday
Nov24

A Brief History of Black Friday

By Savannah Owens The day after Thanksgiving, commonly called Black Friday and regarded as the first day for many people’s Christmas shopping.  The term was first used to describe a stockmarket crash in September of 1869. The first instances of the term “Black Friday” being used to describe the day after thanksgiving was in 1950’s Phillidelphia. Police officers worked non-stop to try and regulate the massive...

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NETX Choral Society Finalizes “Feast Of Favorites”
Nov24

NETX Choral Society Finalizes “Feast Of Favorites”

By Enola Gay Carol Allen, Director of the North East Texas Choral Society, and her singers are putting the final touches on the music for the “Feast of Favorites” Christmas Concert they hope you will attend on Saturday December 2 at 7 pm or Sunday December 3 at 2 pm inside the SSHS Auditorium in the Civic Center. Rehearsals for the 100 singers are held on Monday nights at First United Methodist Church. In a recent Channel...

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Symphony League Auction: Huge Success
Nov20

Symphony League Auction: Huge Success

By Savannah Owens The Symphony League Auction was held on Saturday November 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm. There were a bunch of unique home items, great Christmas gifts, gift-certificates, tasty looking food items, and much more. Phones rang all night long as people called in to bid for items. Bill Owens, dressed as Uncle Sam, was one of the six people manning the phones and enjoying every minute the action.   A quilt was in high...

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Symphony League Auction: LIVE
Nov18

Symphony League Auction: LIVE

The annual Symphony League Auction is happening tonight! Be sure to call (903)-885-0700 to bid on the many exciting items available! Watch live on Facebook, Channel 18, or view the list of items here. You don’t want to miss out on all the...

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