5 Popular Texas Day Trips That Are Do-able If You Live In Hopkins County
Mar18

5 Popular Texas Day Trips That Are Do-able If You Live In Hopkins County

by Allison Bledsoe Day trips are one of my favorite things about living only 80 miles from Dallas. Dallas and it’s neighboring cities have so much to offer, so I compiled a list of 5 popular day trips to keep you busy this spring (and I even tried a few out for you!). 1. The Fort Worth Zoo  The Fort Worth Zoo is roughly 2 hours from Hopkins County and definitely worth the drive! I’ve visited the zoo in Tyler and the Dallas...

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Wildcat and Lady Cat Senior Nights
Mar14

Wildcat and Lady Cat Senior Nights

On Friday, March 10th, the Sulphur Springs Wildcats held Senior Night on the Sulphur Springs home field. 10 senior boys and their families were recognized. On Tuesday night, the Lady Cats held Senior Night, honoring 7 senior girls and their families. Below are pictures of Senior Night presentations and a few of our favorite Wildcat and LadyCat pictures. soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer 2017 soccer...

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Starbucks Ribbon Cutting
Jan30

Starbucks Ribbon Cutting

January 30th, 2017 was an exciting, highly anticipated day for most Sulphur Springs residents. Starbucks finally opened early Monday morning and held it’s Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at 2 pm that same afternoon. Before the ribbon cutting, drink and dessert samples were handed out to visitors. Despite a full parking lot, the lines have been considered quite painless to many customers, so far. Share...

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SSMS UIL East Texas Elite Junior High Invitational Meet Results
Jan26

SSMS UIL East Texas Elite Junior High Invitational Meet Results

“On Saturday, January 7th, 162 SSMS students competed in the 7th annual East Texas Elite Junior High Invitational Meet.  It was held at Hallsville Junior High in Hallsville, Texas.  Overall, SSMS received a 2nd place Sweepstakes trophy despite the 14 degree temperature that day.   Several of our students earned medals and ribbons for earning top spots in individual and team competitions,” said Kathy Wright, SSMS UIL...

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Happy Birthday to the Lone Star Flag
Jan25

Happy Birthday to the Lone Star Flag

On January 25th, 1839, the second Texas Flag was adopted. Our current flag is a much different version than our Texan forefathers saw. Texas’s first flag boasted a blue background with a yellow five-point star in the middle and represented our state for a little over two years, beginning in 1836. The design of our current flag is accredited to Charles B. Stewart of Montgomery County. For years Texans considered the origins of...

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Hopkins County Officials Receive Oath January 1st
Jan01

Hopkins County Officials Receive Oath January 1st

Newly elected and re-elected Hopkins County officials received the oath of office at 4 p.m. Sunday in the District Court Room of the County Courthouse. Among those receiving the oath of office: Newly elected Sheriff Lewis Tatum and  County Commissioner, Precinct 1 Mickey Earl Barker. Returning elected officials include: Eighth District Court Judge Eddie Northcutt, , District Attorney Will Ramsey, County Attorney Dustanna Hyde Rabe,...

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The Wannabees!
Dec20

The Wannabees!

KSST stopped by the League Street Church Of Christ and met with the Wannabees this morning. The Wannabees are a group of ladies that come twice a month from and work on their individual projects. They are there the first Thursday and the third Tuesday of each month. The ladies of the Wannabees explained to KSST that they work on their own personal projects, they might get a big project from the Quilt Guild and work on it all together...

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SSMS Orchestra Christmas Concert Showcased Strings
Dec14

SSMS Orchestra Christmas Concert Showcased Strings

Story and Photo Slide Show by Allison Bledsoe The Sulphur Springs High School and Middle School Orchestras showcased their stringed skills on Tuesday night. In the newly renovated auditorium, the musicians played pieces that reflected the holiday spirit and the advancements they have made during the semester.  Several students were presented with Level Mastery Certificates from their check-off charts. Mr. Zander Smith, Orchestra...

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Bill Bradford Rd Partial Opening Impacting Local Business
Dec13

Bill Bradford Rd Partial Opening Impacting Local Business

Construction on Bill Bradford Rd, resulting in partial closure earlier this year, has impacted businesses and traffic on both ends of the road. Within the VF Outlet Mall, several businesses have reported a decline in customers due to the construction. Just recently, the road has opened up to one way traffic. Gary Jordan, owner of the Good News Bookstore located inside the mall, stated, “This time of year can be slow for us due...

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NHS Induction Ceremony Held At SSHS
Nov30

NHS Induction Ceremony Held At SSHS

Sulphur Springs High School held an induction ceremony Tuesday night for the Gladys Alexander Chapter of National Honor Society. National Honor Society is built upon four pillars: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Once students reach a weighted GPA of 3.2 or higher, they then fill out an application that lists their community involvement, volunteer projects, and any extracurricular activities they are involved in. These...

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