Organized Criminal Activity Nipped in the Bud
Jan30

Organized Criminal Activity Nipped in the Bud

Three men from Atlanta, Georgia men were arrested in Hopkins County just before 1 p.m. Thursday after they were found to be in possession of 110 credit and debit cards issued to third parties, along with a card reader and writer and two laptops.  DPS Trooper Aaron Hanna stopped the vehicle the three men were in for a traffic violation on I-30 at the 134-mile marker.  He searched the vehicle and found the items.  23-year old Ira Lorand...

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Place 3 Councilman Oscar Aguilar Filed Wednesday
Jan30
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Tax Aid and Income Tax Preparation Available at WUMC
Jan30

Tax Aid and Income Tax Preparation Available at WUMC

AARP’s free Tax Aide income tax return preparation program gets underway Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs. It will take place Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. until April 14. It is open to people of all ages. Instructor Cheryl Spears says she and all Tax Aide volunteers have been trained and tested on tax return preparation. People should bring last year’s return, info on all income and...

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All Seven Incumbents File for Reelection With No Opposition
Jan30

All Seven Incumbents File for Reelection With No Opposition

All seven incumbents for Sulphur Springs City Council, Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board and Sulphur Springs School Board have filed for reelection with no opposition so far. Place 2 City Council member Clay Walker filed Thursday morning. Place 1 councilman Craig Johnson and Place 3 councilman Oscar Aguilar filed Wednesday. For Hospital Board, Dr. David Black filed for reelection Thursday. Dr. Suzanne Thomas Bankston filed...

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“Updated with Video” Improvements Being Made to Lamar Street
Jan29

“Updated with Video” Improvements Being Made to Lamar Street

City of Sulphur Springs crews are busy with improvements to Lamar Street. Improvements include upgrade of sewage and water, replacing sections of the curb and sidewalk and repaving of the road. City Manager Mark Maxwell gives us a progress...

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Community Education Courses Available in February
Jan29

Community Education Courses Available in February

QuickBooks, Heartsaver First Aid and in-depth training for child development associates are among the continuing education courses being offered to the public at the Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center campus during February. Courses will be conducted on the campus at 1202 West Houston. For registration or additional information, call 903-885-1232 or visit www.parisjc.edu/ce. QuickBooks Level 1 covers the popular record...

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WORK BEGINS JAN. 30 ON FM 71 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY
Jan28

WORK BEGINS JAN. 30 ON FM 71 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY

PARIS – Motorists who travel on FM 71 in Franklin County from State Highway 37 to the Titus County line should pay extra attention to road conditions and watch for work crews beginning Jan. 30. That is the date for contractor AK Gillis Inc. to begin rehabilitating this roadway in accordance with a recent road improvement contract. After meeting with the contractor, TxDOT officials granted 198 days to complete this project at a cost of...

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NETLA Show Coming Up in February
Jan28

NETLA Show Coming Up in February

The annual NETLA Junior Market Show and Sale is coming up in late February.  Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agent Dr. Mario Villarino was a guest on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Wednesday morning and he talked about the important task of validating students’ projects. Enola also talked with Sulphur Springs Middle School 8th Grader Brianna Sales who will be showing a steer in this year’s NETLA...

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Incumbents Sign Up to Run Again
Jan28

Incumbents Sign Up to Run Again

Five incumbents filed for places on the Sulphur Springs School Board, Sulphur Springs City Council and Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Wednesday, the first day to file.  For two seats on the Sulphur Springs School Board, incumbents Don Sapaugh and Jason Dietze filed Wednesday morning.  There are three seats up for grabs on the Sulphur Springs City Council.  Place One incumbent Craig Johnson and Place Three incumbent Oscar...

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Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Meeting Notes
Jan27

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board Meeting Notes

The Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board voted at give all current employees of the Hospital District a 2% raise retroactive to October 1, 2014 at a meeting Monday night. The idea came from board member Joe Bob Burgin. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Joe-Bob-Salaries.mp3 Financial officer Donna Wallace told the board December was a good month for revenue. She added both the clinic and hospital met budget. The...

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