PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation
Dec19

PJC Holds Second Fall Graduation

Nearly 300 students applied to graduate from Paris Junior College in the fall semester, and more than half applied to walk across the stage last week. After the processional entered the Hunt Center, Student Government Association president Lauren Jeans gave the invocation. Graduating music major Katharine Wiebe performed, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” As part of the ceremony, PJC President Dr. Pamela Anglin told the...

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Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems
Dec19

Dr. Perryman Addresses Future Problems

Dr. Ray Perryman spoke at an Economic Outlook Conference sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.  After praising the Texas economy for its’ record year during the past year, Dr. Perryman addressed some big challenges for the future. Highways, education, and water top his list of challenges. Funding of those three needs are also a concern. Funding mechanisms are not easy decisions. Perryman points to recent...

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Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ is Having its’ Annual Rescue the Perishing food Event
Dec18

Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ is Having its’ Annual Rescue the Perishing food Event

Mitchell Chapel Church of God in Christ at 402 South Jackson in Sulphur Springs will have its’ annual Rescue The Perishing food distribution beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Food baskets for those in need will be available until all of them are gone. Church pastor the Reverend Nelson Gatlin calls the effort a hand up and not a hand out. He says he wants no families to go through the holidays hungry.

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“Updated” Chamber President and CEO Meredith Caddell Looks Back on 2014
Dec18

“Updated” Chamber President and CEO Meredith Caddell Looks Back on 2014

2014 has been quite a year so far for the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.  As Chamber President and CEO Meredith Caddell reflected on the big year for the Chamber, she crediting chamber board leadership for the success. The Spring Fever Bike Rally with over 100 participants, the annual golf tournament was the first tourney at the local country club, a speed networking mixer at the airport, the annual ice cream freeze off, the...

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ChristmasFest Sunday from 5 p.m.

Central Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs will have their second annual ChristmasFest Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. outside on the south side of church property. The free event is designed for the entire family and includes fun and games as well as the reason for the season nativity scene. There will be a photo booth, kids crafts, face painting, bounce houses, a barrel train, fire pits and all kinds of...

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Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 Shares Her Thoughts on Retiring
Dec17

Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 Shares Her Thoughts on Retiring

Yvonne King, JP in Precinct 1 was one of five Hopkins County retirees with long lengths of service who were recognized at an event Monday afternoon.  County Judge Robert Newsom read from a plaque for Yvonne King and then Ms. King shared some of her...

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Christmas Eve at Wesley UMC
Dec16

Christmas Eve at Wesley UMC

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“Updated with Video” North Hopkins Breaks Ground for New School
Dec15

“Updated with Video” North Hopkins Breaks Ground for New School

North Hopkins Independent School District broke ground for a new Elementary School this Monday morning at 9:30. In a bond election May 10 of this year, district voters supported a $5 million bond issue for the new school to be built. “This is a great big day for us,” superintendent Donna George said. “It took us about a year to plan all of this. We’re very excited to get in there.” As a result of...

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Central Baptist Church Hosts a Special Music Presentation Sunday Morning
Dec12

Central Baptist Church Hosts a Special Music Presentation Sunday Morning

Central Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs will have a special music presentation Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the church. It’s entitled “My Heart Longs For Christmas” and it features a combined adult and children’s choir of 80 voices. Music Pastor Dave Cook says the presentation touches on the fact that not all find the season to be a fun time especially if they have suffered a loss or tragedy. It also stresses the true reason for...

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