Independence Day Concert Picture Essay
Jul03

Independence Day Concert Picture Essay

The 25th Annual Independence Day Celebration Concert was held in Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs Saturday, July 2. The Concert was produced by the Sulphur Springs Symphony League and performed by the Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra. The following is a series of slideshows from the concert, featuring the crowds, the Alliance Bank Watermelon Eating Contest, the Orchestra and the Fireworks display. All photos were taken by KSST...

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Hopkins County Celebrates 25th Annual Independence Day Concert
Jul03

Hopkins County Celebrates 25th Annual Independence Day Concert

The 25th Annual Independence Day Celebration Concert was held on Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs July 2, 2016. The concert was produced by the Sulphur Springs Symphony League, who presented the Northeast Texas Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Douglas Bakenhus conducted the orchestra, with Bill Owens as Guest Conductor. Before the orchestra kicked off the 240th anniversary of the United States of America, a watermelon eating contest was...

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Doug Bakenhaus, Symphony Conductor
Jun27

Doug Bakenhaus, Symphony Conductor

For 14 years, you’ve seen this familiar face emceeing and conducting from the podium during the annual Independence Symphony Concerts in Sulphur Springs, coaxing and wringing the utmost energy and passion from every player on the stage.  Who is this artist and where does he come from? Let’s find out a bit more about the man. Meet Dr. Douglas Bakenhaus, Music Director and Conductor of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony...

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A few scenes from Tuna Does Vegas
May14

A few scenes from Tuna Does Vegas

Through May 22, you still have time to see the Community Players production of “Tuna Does Vegas” at Main Street Theater. Here are some photos from the Saturday May 14 performance. See if you can pick put the three local actors: David Woody, Pip Bickford and Bryan Deterdeng among the characters.             Share...

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SS Public Library Beautified by Bright Star Gardeners
Apr25

SS Public Library Beautified by Bright Star Gardeners

Bright Star Garden Club members recently gave a “beauty lift” to the appearance of the Sulphur Springs Public Library.  Club members and volunteers added shrubs, annual blooming plants and landscape rock to seven beds along the walkways leading to the front entrance. Donations of metal edging, soil, fertilizer and plants were made by Lowe’s,  Fix n Feed, Atwoods and Pioneer Memorials. Hands-on help came from Project...

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Choral Society Presents The Bright Lights of Broadway, May 7-8
Apr15

Choral Society Presents The Bright Lights of Broadway, May 7-8

 Carol Allen, Minzie Chase, Peg Simmons and Ken Hanushek invite everyone to a night of great music, food and fun with the N E Texas Choral Society singers.   Share...

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“Bright Lights of Broadway” Spring Concert
Apr05

“Bright Lights of Broadway” Spring Concert

Carol Allen, Director of the Northeast Texas Choral Society has announced the 2016 Spring Concert dates and venue. “The Bright Lights of Broadway” will be staged in two performances at The Roc of First Baptist Church during the Mother’s Day weekend. Performances will be Saturday May 7 at 7pm and Sunday May 8 at 3pm. Seating will be at round tables with desserts and beverages. Seating will be limited so plan to buy...

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UPRA Spring Rodeo Planned by H C Rodeo Association
Mar31

UPRA Spring Rodeo Planned by H C Rodeo Association

The Hopkins County Rodeo Association will put on the 2016 UPRA Spring Rodeo on Friday April 22 and Saturday  April 23 at 7:30 pm in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center arena. Besides true rodeo events, many fun and exciting “community” events are open for the public to enter, including Mutton Bustin’ for youth,  Chuck Wagon races, Steer Scrambles for adults and Calf Scrambles for kids. A Boot Scramble for...

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Local Author Showcase in San Antonio!
Mar30

Local Author Showcase in San Antonio!

Sharon Feldt, a writer of children’s books, will be one of four authors showcased at the Writer’s League of Texas’ booth during the San Antonio Public Library Book Festival on April 2, 2016. Sharon is excited to meet the other authors and present her books for greater public exposure. “The Scary Hair of Sarah O’Shea” is Feldt’s most recent publication. It is the debut of nine-year-old...

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Author Gene Shelton’s “Houston Madam”
Mar25

Author Gene Shelton’s “Houston Madam”

Sulphur Springs author Gene Shelton has announced the publication of his 27th book, a novel titled “Houston Madam”, the fictionalized biography of Pamelia Mann, one of the most colorful characters in Texas history. Gene has been a writer of western fiction and is retired after 35 years as newspaper journalist, having worked in Sulphur Springs and other Texas cities.  He was Friday’s guest on KSST’s Morning Show...

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