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BackStory Brewery Opened Friday
Jul14

BackStory Brewery Opened Friday

A $1.8 million investment for by owner is now open. East Texas’ newest craft brewery, BackStory Brewery, is now open for business in the old Ice House at 211 Magnolia, Sulphur Springs, serving craft beers on tap. Friday evening, July 13th, one glitch in the Grand Opening did not hamper the fun of those attending the family friendly venue that will feature arcade games, pinball, pool tables, shuffleboard, corn hole, and giant Jenga....

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Annual Senior Citizens Ice Cream Contest Provides Sweet Relief From the Heat
Jul13

Annual Senior Citizens Ice Cream Contest Provides Sweet Relief From the Heat

As always, a large crowd of Senior Citizens was on hand for the annual Ice Cream Contest at the Sulphur Springs Seniors Center to act as tasters and judges. And as they gathered, a crew of fourteen ice cream makers were bringing in their freezers full of prize-winning homemade ice cream which were lined up at serving tables. Karon Weatherman, assisted by the Hopkins County Marketers,  handed out the bowls and spoons and at 2 pm sharp,...

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Incorporating Herbs Into Your Landscape
Jul13

Incorporating Herbs Into Your Landscape

By Sharon Burnette – Hopkins County Master Gardener When my husband and I moved to East Texas fifteen years ago, I looked forward to having a garden and especially an herb garden.  At first my focus was growing herbs for cooking.  Over time I learned herbs are found almost everywhere and have generally been defined as “the useful plant”.  In addition to cooking, herbs are used for making scents and perfumes, aromatherapy, herbal...

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Shadow Renaissance Festival : Major Fun, Fundraiser for Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center
Jul13

Shadow Renaissance Festival : Major Fun, Fundraiser for Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center

Organizers of the 2018 Shadow Renaissance Festival are over the top about the array of activities and attractions they will be bringing to the Hopkins County Civic Center complex on July 27-29. Featuring not only professionals jousting demonstrations, there will also be acts like a Falconer group with Birds of Prey, a flame performing troupe and a belly dancer troupe, the Pirate Magician, Ron Deeny Escape Artist and The Blacksmith...

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CANHelp Plans Back to School Fair for All Hopkins County Students, Families
Jul13

CANHelp Plans Back to School Fair for All Hopkins County Students, Families

The 2nd annual Back to School Fair for all Hopkins County students and families is set for Friday August 10, 2018 inside the Hopkins County Civic Center. Between 3 pm and 6 pm, in addition to distribution of backpacks and school supplies, there will be free food and drinks, entertainment, school physicals and vision checkups and haircuts. There will be play activities outside for kids too. There will also be free health screenings for...

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Corrected: Local Man Arrested for Marijuana and Ecstasy Possession
Jul13

Corrected: Local Man Arrested for Marijuana and Ecstasy Possession

With window tint darker than the legal limit, a 2008 Lincoln Towncar was stopped by Sulphur Springs Police. However, the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and warrants for the arrest of the driver led to more than just a traffic ticket.   In the vehicle the officer located marijuana and, according to Lt. Mark Estes with the Sulphur Springs Police Department, Ecstasy (MDMD) at a Felony 3 level. Kwadarius Sharard Timmons, 26, of...

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Two Arrested in Buford Park for Illegal Substances
Jul13

Two Arrested in Buford Park for Illegal Substances

When a vehicle pulled into Buford Park and the headlights of the vehicle were shut off, the Sulphur Springs Police officers approached and made contact. Officers noted a large glass water pipe used to smoke marijuana in plain view. A probable cause search located three large clear baggies containing a green leaf like substance believed to be marijuana. A black box was located in the vehicle containing two additional glass pipes used...

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Democrat Krantz Calls Congressmen Childish
Jul13

Democrat Krantz Calls Congressmen Childish

Democratic nominee, US House of Representatives TX04, Catherine Krantz (D-Emory), running against incumbent Rep. John Ratcliffe, (R-Heath) issued this statement today: After yesterday’s embarrassing display of ineffective government for over 10 hours in front of the world, I like so many Americans was left wondering what in the world has gotten into the GOP?  I even questioned my decision to run for office, as who would want to work...

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Flood Advisory for Hopkins and Delta Counties Until 7:45 p.m. Thursday
Jul12

Flood Advisory for Hopkins and Delta Counties Until 7:45 p.m. Thursday

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Flood Advisory for... Hopkins County in north central Texas... Delta County in north central Texas... * Until 745 PM CDT. * At 540 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms that were producing heavy rainfall across the central and western portions of Hopkins and Rains County. Excessive runoff from these thunderstorms will cause urban and small stream flooding. Areas that are...

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2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program Includes 10 Major Projects
Jul12

2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program Includes 10 Major Projects

During their Tuesday night council session, the Sulphur Springs City Council approved 10 projects for the Capital Improvement Program for 2019-2023. All but two of the projects include water and sewer line replacement along with street rehabilitation. Those two projects, Highway 11 Rock Creek Crossing and a Highway 11 West  a reimbursable expense, will be sewer only.  The total cost of the 5-year plan is estimated to be $11,017,963....

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