SSHS UIL Academic Team 2nd in District
Apr01

SSHS UIL Academic Team 2nd in District

The Wildcats UIL Academic Team may still qualify more teams and students for Regional competition to be held on April 24-25 at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches.  Nineteen students including two teams, Computer Science and Literary Criticism, have already qualified at District competition last Friday and Saturday at Texas High.  Three teams, Current Events, Social Studies and Spelling and Vocabulary, finished second and...

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April showers!!!
Mar31

April showers!!!

The first days of spring has brought plenty of rain to Hopkins County. As temperature increase, it is important to take actions before our landscapes get out of control (and trust them, they will if you let them!). Texas A&M AgriLife Extension published the following recommendations for the month of April: a) Prune spring-flowering shrubs soon after flowering. Keep the natural shape of the plant in mind as you prune, and avoid...

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Rainy Month of March
Mar31

Rainy Month of March

It was another rainy month in Sulphur Springs during March, the third straight wet month to start 2015. Rainfall was measured at 6.18 inches at the Sulphur Springs Water Treatment Plant during March. We see an average of 4.27 inches during a typical March. Sulphur Springs has now had 14.02 inches of rain during the first three months of the year. That’s 3.67 inches of rain above the normal. There is one ominous sign. There has...

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Former Sheriff Remembered
Mar31

Former Sheriff Remembered

Funeral services are pending with West Oak Funeral Home for former Hopkins County Sheriff Bill Dirks. Dirks was Hopkins County’s first African American sheriff. Sheriff Dirks is remembered fondly by former deputy Henry Turner, now the Bailiff for the Hopkins County Courthouse. Turner, who started as a jailor was invited by Sheriff’s Dirks to be a deputy. Dirks was popular with the community according to Turner, who called...

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Clyde Haygood
Mar31

Clyde Haygood

Funeral service for Clyde Haygood, age 83, of Sulphur Springs, TX, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Interment will follow at Reilly Springs Cemetery.   Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at West Oaks Funeral Home.   Mr. Haygood passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are under  the direction...

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