Help-A-Child Saturday at the Bartley Auction
Oct17

Help-A-Child Saturday at the Bartley Auction

The 7th annual Help-A-Child event takes place Saturday at the Bartley Auction Complex on Highway 19 south. Events include a morning Antique Tractor Pull and Show, a Chili and Brisket Cookoff and an evening Hot Rod Tractor Pull. Funds raised benefit the Southern Christian Home in Arkansas, the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children....

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“Updated” Stew Sites Set Record, Fall Festival Begins
Oct17

“Updated” Stew Sites Set Record, Fall Festival Begins

A record number of cooks, 154 in all, will be competing at the 45th annual World Champion Stew Contest next Saturday. Chamber of Commerce President Meredith Caddell is calling the event Stew Fest because of the reuniting of stew and Fall Festival. At a Stew Cooks’ meeting this week, Ms. Caddell announced that in January a committee would be formed to plan the 50th anniversary Stew Contest coming in five years. The 45th annual Stew...

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Fall Festival Parade Saturday Morning
Oct16

Fall Festival Parade Saturday Morning

The annual Fall Festival Parade is coming up Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Fall Festival Committee Member Melonie Bello is in charge of the Parade and she says it will be wonderful this year. Anyone in the Parade wanting to be judged will need to fill out an entry form. Others are encouraged to just show up. The route will be from Buford Park along Connally to the plaza and then out Gilmer to Auto Zone....

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Coach Abron Prepares For Hallsville
Oct15

Coach Abron Prepares For Hallsville

Wildcats Defensive Coordinator Triston Abron agrees that the defense played well when the game was on the line against Greenville last Friday. The Lions did manage some late scores to close the gap some. Concerning Hallsville this Friday, Coach Abron says the Bobcats have an excellent scheme for running the ball. He adds they also have a big tall receiver who is a threat. Coach Abron says they are hard to prepare for....

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Supports Proposition 1 on the Nov. Ballot
Oct15

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Supports Proposition 1 on the Nov. Ballot

Monday the Hopkins County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution supporting Proposition 1 on the November election ballot. The Proposition would utilize some of the funds out of the state Rainy Day Fund for highway construction. Some people oppose any use of Rainy Day Funds except for dire emergencies but County Judge Robert Newsom says lack of highway funds is a serious situation with so many people moving to Texas...

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United Way 2nd Report Meeting
Oct15

United Way 2nd Report Meeting

After a second report meeting Tuesday, the Hopkins County United Way is just about where they were last year, which proved to be an incredibly successful fund raising year. With fewer than usual workers present, a total of $3,601 was reported bringing the two-week total to just shy of $25,000. Campaign Chair Chris Voorheese, a successful softball coach, used lots of sports metaphors Tuesday while swinging a bat and leading a United...

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Coach Young Talks About Hallsville
Oct14

Coach Young Talks About Hallsville

Wildcats Offensive Coordinator Matt Young says the offense was efficient Friday against Greenville. The Wildcats rolled up 558 yards and scored 50 points. Coach Young adds the offense played at a great pace. Still Coach Young says the Wildcats must be on top of their game against a tough Hallsville defense Friday. He says the Bobcats are well-coached running Head Coach David Plunk’s system that has roots in Sulphur Springs in the...

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Texas Farm Bureau Puts on “Ag in the Class”
Oct14

Texas Farm Bureau Puts on “Ag in the Class”

The Texas Farm Bureau put on its’ first day of the two day Ag in the Class for fourth grade students Monday in the Civic Center Arena. More than 400 students were in attendance Monday from all over Hopkins County and surrounding counties. Don Smith with the Texas Farm Bureau of Hopkins and Rains counties said the event teaches young people about agriculture, what it does and why it is done. He noted it’s all about food production that...

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Due to Inclement Weather Homecoming Activities to Start at 5.30, Game at 6pm
Oct10

Due to Inclement Weather Homecoming Activities to Start at 5.30, Game at 6pm

Due to the threat of inclement weather, we are moving the Varsity Football start time to 6pm. 5:30pm – homecoming activities at Prim begin 6:00pm – SS v Greenville Kickoff Game activities will proceed as normal –  6pm game start time. Volleyball will also proceed as normal – normal volleyball times....

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City Council Wrap Up 10/07/14
Oct09

City Council Wrap Up 10/07/14

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Sulphur Springs City Council, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for issuance and sale of $5-million of certificates of obligation for more street work, equipment and renovation work for old City Hall. The council also passed several ordinances on second and final reading to help Saputo Dairy Foods receive financial incentives from the state for a plant expansion....

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