Little Texans Day Care came and sang at the Senior Citizens Center on Friday during the Christmas Party
Dec19

Little Texans Day Care came and sang at the Senior Citizens Center on Friday during the Christmas Party

Little Texans Day Care came and sang at the Senior Citizens Center on Friday during the Christmas Party

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PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation
Dec19

PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation

Nearly 300 students applied to graduate from Paris Junior College in the fall semester, and more than half applied to walk across the stage last week. After the processional entered the Hunt Center, Student Government Association president Lauren Jeans gave the invocation. Graduating music major Katharine Wiebe performed, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” As part of the ceremony, PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin told the...

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Treva Watson Reflects on New Challenges
Dec19

Treva Watson Reflects on New Challenges

Five Hopkins County employees leaving their offices were recognized at a gathering Monday afternoon.  Among those was Treva Watson.  Although she’ll be leaving the office of County Treasurer, Ms. Watson will be back after January 1 as head of a new county Human Resources Department.  County Judge Robert Newsom presented a plaque recognizing Ms. Watson during a retirement reception Monday.  County Judge Robert Newsom reads from a...

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Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems
Dec19

Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems

Dr. Ray Perryman spoke at an Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.  After praising the Texas economy for its’ record year during the past year, Dr. Perryman addressed some big challenges for the future. Highways, education, and water top his list of challenges. Funding of those three needs are also a concern. Funding mechanisms are not easy decisions. Perryman points to recent...

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Floyd R. Sturdevant
Dec19

Floyd R. Sturdevant

Floyd R. Sturdevant, 84, of Cumby, passed away on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com

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Security on Celebration Plaza
Dec18

Security on Celebration Plaza

In response to the vandalism of the eternal flame and the memorial kiosk, the Sulphur Springs Police Department has made changes to the square’s security and will make other changes in the future. “We have upgraded our patrol more heavily, especially around later hours of the day,” Chief of Police James Sanders said. “We’re trying to keep kids out of there lately especially with the holidays coming up. We...

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Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ is Having its’ Annual Rescue the Perishing food Event
Dec18

Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ is Having its’ Annual Rescue the Perishing food Event

Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ at 402 South Jackson in Sulphur Springs will have its’ annual Rescue The Perishing food distribution beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Food baskets for those in need will be available until all of them are gone. Church pastor the Reverend Nelson Gatlin calls the effort a hand up and not a hand out. He says he wants no families to go through the holidays hungry.

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“Updated” County Jail Project Update
Dec18

“Updated” County Jail Project Update

Walls are going up at the site of the new Hopkins County Jail project. Recent rains have slowed things down and County Judge Robert Newsom says the project is now 17 days behind schedule. By mid-January, Judge Newsom says the contractor hopes to have all the concrete poured. The judge says plans still call for prisoners to be moved in next October.   County Judge Robert Newsom gives us an update....

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Mike Pribble Honored by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court
Dec18

Mike Pribble Honored by the Hopkins County Commissioners Court

Some day soon a plaque will be put up at the Hopkins County Equine Pavilion honoring the memory of Mike Pribble, a famous trick roper on horseback. Pribble hosted a July 4 rodeo for many years in an area where the Equine Pavilion now sits. Monday at Commissioners Court, a proclamation will be read featuring language that will be on the plaque. We learn more from County Judge Robert Newsom....

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Chamber Connection  December 19, 2014 by Meredith Caddell
Dec18

Chamber Connection December 19, 2014 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection December 19, 2014 by Meredith Caddell Would you like to recognize an Outstanding Educator? Here is your chance…this year the Chamber of Commerce Education Committee wants to allow all Hopkins County Citizens to nominate their candidates for “Outstanding Professional Educator” (Administrator, Counselor, Diagnostician, or Teacher) “Outstanding Para Professional Educator” (Secretary or Aide) and “Outstanding...

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