Balch Springs Man Faces a Charge of Solicitation of a Minor
Dec20

Balch Springs Man Faces a Charge of Solicitation of a Minor

A 35-year old Balch Springs man faces a charge of solicitation of a minor after he was arrested Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at a Sulphur Springs site where he was to meet the young person for a sexual tryst. Lawmen arrested the man in the 500 block of League Street. Randy Teemul reportedly confessed to communicating with the minor by text, arranging a meeting for sex and renting a room.

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Hopkins County Home Destroyed by Fire
Dec19

Hopkins County Home Destroyed by Fire

A blaze initially reported as a grease fire did heavy damage to a home on County Road 3341 in Hopkins County Friday morning shortly after 10:30 a.m. Although the fire was quickly put out by firefighters, County Fire Chief Kevin Yates estimated a loss of 95% of the home’s contents. The building was said to be 80% damaged. A dog died in the fire but a cat feared dead suddenly jumped up and fled the house. Cause of the fire is under...

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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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Credit Card Abuse Suspect Arrested
Dec18

Credit Card Abuse Suspect Arrested

The Manager of Plain and Fancy Restaurant in Sulphur Springs turned herself in at the Hopkins County Jail Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. where she was arrested for credit card abuse. 37-year old Heather Paige Salverino of Sulphur Springs was released after posting $5,000 bond. The woman is accused of using a credit card for several transactions, believed to total as much as $15,000, without the effective consent or authorization of the...

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Hopkins County Fire Saves Home in the Weaver Community

Hopkins County Fire Chief Kevin Yates is crediting an aggressive attack on a fire with saving a home in the Weaver community late Tuesday night.  No one was inside at the time of the fire.  Fire was reported underneath a pair of mobile homes joined together on County Road 3531 just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The first unit on the scene reported heavy smoke showing.  Chief Yates indicated that an aggressive attack led to the good stop...

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VFW Surveillance Video
Dec13

VFW Surveillance Video

The Sulphur Springs Police Department has released surveillance video of the daylight theft of moneybags from the VFW Cantina Wednesday morning. It is available on the Police Department Facebook page and on the KSST Facebook page. It shows two men in hoodies with their faces covered entering the VFW and then exiting with moneybags. Anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Bo Fox at 903 885-7602, Extension 832 or...

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“Updated” Ez-Mart Robbery Pair Arrested Thursday Evening
Dec12

“Updated” Ez-Mart Robbery Pair Arrested Thursday Evening

Two Sulphur Springs’ men were arrested Thursday afternoon for the billy club hold up of E-Z Mart on Main Street just after midnight Monday. 22-year old Kevin Lee Humphries and 19-year old Jordan Wayne Delpaz were charged with aggravated robbery and marijuana possession before JP Yvonne King who set bond totaling $101,000 on each man. Police Detective Sgt. Bo Fox credited an anonymous tip for leading to the arrest at the suspects’...

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Theft at the VFW
Dec10

Theft at the VFW

Two men in hoodies with their faces covered took some moneybags from the VFW Cantina on Veterans Drive in Sulphur Springs in broad daylight at 8:30 Wednesday morning. A woman working at the VFW saw the men take the bags and she chased after them until they disappeared into a wooded area near the VFW. Numerous officers and investigators from the Sulphur Springs Police Department responded. Although technically a “theft”...

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City to Delay Street Rebuilding Project
Dec10

City to Delay Street Rebuilding Project

Although everything is set to begin on the Lamar Street rebuilding project in Sulphur Springs, City Manager Marc Maxwell feels the holiday season is not a good time to have the street torn up. For that reason, Maxwell says the project will be delayed until the New Year. Maxwell says in the meantime, street crews will be working on a backlog of little jobs. Lamar, from College to Beckham, will also get new water and sewer lines with...

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Heritage Parkway Dedicated
Dec09

Heritage Parkway Dedicated

Officials of the Sulphur Springs Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation as well as City and County Officials, new State Senator Bob Hall and Chamber of Commerce representatives conducted a ribbon cutting for Heritage Parkway located in the middle of 100 acres of EDC land located north of Flowserve between Loop 301 and Jefferson Street. After the ribbon cutting, I talked about the significance of the road with EDC Executive...

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