Saltillo 8th Grade Valedictorian and Salutatorian
May30

Saltillo 8th Grade Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Saltillo ISD’s 8th grade Valedictorian is Brooke Lynn Stacey. She is the daughter of Teresa Webster and Clifford Stacey. Ms. Stacey won 3rd place in Editorial Writing, 1st place in Calculator, 1st place team Calculator, 2nd place Science 2, 2nd place team Science 2, Highest English, Math, and Social Studies Average, and A\B Honor Roll. She enjoys drawing and in her future she plans to attend A&M Commerce to become a...

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Mary Elizabeth Norris
May30

Mary Elizabeth Norris

Mary Elizabeth Norris, age 97, the daughter of Elijah James and Beatrice Branch was born in Dangerfield, TX on February 9, 1919. She died in Sulphur Springs, TX on May 26, 2015. She grew up in Barstow, TX prior to living in Fresno, CA and Pecos TX. She was one of 10 children. In 1941 she moved to Winnsboro, TX assist her brother and his wife with their children. While there she married Horacio Norton, and remained with him until he...

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Scenes From Memorial Day Ceremony on Celebration Plaza
May30

Scenes From Memorial Day Ceremony on Celebration Plaza

Skies were cloudy but didn’t deter the crowd of participants at the May 30 “Honor Our Veterans” Memorial Day observance in downtown Sulphur Springs. Mrs. Darlene Stanford, Executive Director of Kindred Hospice in Greenville was the organizer. She has a soft place in her heart for Veterans, especially the elderly who served during their lifetime. Mrs. Stanford arranged for a brief but moving commemoration of the...

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Local Memorial Day Event Honored Those Who Gave All to Defend Freedoms
May30

Local Memorial Day Event Honored Those Who Gave All to Defend Freedoms

At the Hopkins County Veteran’s Memorial on Celebration Plaza Monday, Memorial Day activities honored the fallen who gave their lives in defense of the freedoms of the United States of America. At 11 a.m. Girl Scouts led in the Pledge of Allegiance, the crowd sang the Star Spangled Banner, the Colors were Presented and a moment of silence honored the fallen. Bagpipes provided the sound of My Country Tiss of Thee and Amazing Grace....

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Gas Prices Increase Locally and Nationally
May30

Gas Prices Increase Locally and Nationally

Local gas prices have increased during the past four weeks following a national trend. Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer roadtrips and vacation time for many. In Texas driving distances is as natural as breathing. Americans drove 273.4 billion miles in March. That’s up 5% from the same month last year. A total of 746 billon miles have been driven in the first 3 months of this year. As of Friday, gas prices across the...

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Como-Pickton Class of 2016 has 52 students
May30

Como-Pickton Class of 2016 has 52 students

52 Eagles crossed the stage for their diplomas on Friday May 27 in the Ron Heflin Stadium on the campus of Como-Pickton CISD. Two young ladies represent the Class of 2016; McKenzie Ingalls is Valedictorian and Rayla Petty is Salutatorian.   Share...

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21 Yantis Owls Graduate on June 4, 2016
May30

21 Yantis Owls Graduate on June 4, 2016

This is the Class of 2016 of Yantis ISD. There are 21 students who will receive diplomas on Saturday June 4 at Commencement at Shannon Oaks Church. Representing the class are Valedictorian Shelbie Shoemaker and Salutatorian Cristo Sanchez. Final day of school for Yantis students is June 2.                                                               Shelbie Shoemaker, Valedictorian                                         Cristo...

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Cumby Names 2016 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Introduces Graduating Class
May30

Cumby Names 2016 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Introduces Graduating Class

Landon Mabe is the Valedictorian of Cumby High School with a grade point average of 4.31. Mabe is the son of Kathryn Mabe and has attended Cumby ISD since Pre-Kindergarten. Landon has won many awards in UIL since elementary school.He is the President of the local National Beta Club chapter and the Local National Honor Society.  Landon was also a member of the Cumby Robotics Team who won the Vex National Robotics Championship this...

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Area Students Graduate With GED at PJC-Sulphur Springs
May28

Area Students Graduate With GED at PJC-Sulphur Springs

Nearly 60 students were recognized recently during a ceremony held by the Paris Junior College Adult Education Department. Three scholarships to Paris Junior College were awarded based on students meeting all Adult Education Program requirements, receiving an instructor recommendation, and GED scores. The first scholarship awarded, the $250 Lamar County Literacy Council Scholarship provided by United Way of Lamar County, went to...

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Walgreens Implements Programs to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse
May28

Walgreens Implements Programs to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

by Allison Bledsoe Walgreens is leading the fight against a rising epidemic in the United States: prescription drug abuse. The retailer will install medication disposal kiosks in 500 drugstores in 39 states and Washington, D.C., including Texas. The program will make the disposal of medications, including opiods and other controlled substances, easier and safer while helping to reduce the misuse of medications and the rise in drug...

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