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Buckshot is Ready for Adoption
Sep03

Buckshot is Ready for Adoption

This week’s adoptable pet of the week from Hearts of Life Animal Rescue is Buckshot. Hearts of Life Volunteer Deborah Balkcom brought Buckshot by KSST Wednesday afternoon. Buckshot is six months old and very playful. Share...

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Locals Participate in Statewide Moment of Silence For Slain Deputy
Sep03

Locals Participate in Statewide Moment of Silence For Slain Deputy

There will be a moment of silence in Hopkins County Friday for a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy slain in Houston last Friday. The moment of silence, at 11 a.m. Friday, coincides with the time of the funeral for 47-year old Darren Goforth, who was gunned down as he was pumping gas into his car shortly after working an accident scene. Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said local officers will gather at Celebration Plaza to...

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Parents Receive Guidelines for Homecoming Deliveries to Schools
Sep03

Parents Receive Guidelines for Homecoming Deliveries to Schools

Homecoming for Sulphur Springs schools is Friday, September 11th. Many parents, homecoming dates, and others often have flowers and others memorabilia sent to the school for students during the day. SSISD asks that specific delivery guidelines be followed for Homecoming items. Below is a list of schools and their specific guidelines: PK – 5th Grade Students Parents of students in grades PK-5 are asked not to deliver or request any...

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Corrected Game Sites for Tonight, September 3
Sep03

Corrected Game Sites for Tonight, September 3

According to Wildcat Football Head Coach Greg Owens, a miscommunication with Sherman provided misinformation on the site of tonight’s freshman and junior varsity games. The correct site is Sulphur Springs Junior Varsity (white jersey) @ Sherman 5:30 (1 game). The Sulphur Springs 9th grade (blue jersey) host Sherman at 5:30. The Freshman A team plays at 7 p.m. Share...

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“Updated” Arrest Warrant Issued for Police Imposter; Not His First Arrest
Sep03

“Updated” Arrest Warrant Issued for Police Imposter; Not His First Arrest

According to Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders, an arrest warrant has been issued for 56-year old James Charles Williams, Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas for impersonating a peace officer on the street and for theft, a state jail felony, in connection with the June 20th robbery of a Hispanic male in Sulphur Springs. Williams is also a suspect in the robbery that took place this weekend at Days Inn in the city. Williams is now in...

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Texas Racing Commission Funded for 90 Days
Sep03

Texas Racing Commission Funded for 90 Days

Texas Racing Commission Funded for 90 Days by Luqman Adeniyi, The Texas Tribune – September 2, 2015 Racetracks in Texas resumed operations Wednesday after state officials agreed to temporarily fund the commission that regulates them. But whether long-term funding will be approved for the Texas Racing Commission remains in question. Late Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released a statement saying the Legislative Budget...

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August Sub-par for Rainfall; Year Above Average
Sep03

August Sub-par for Rainfall; Year Above Average

August was another sub-par month for rainfall in Sulphur Springs, the third straight month in a row.  Average August rainfall is 2.35 inches and Sulphur Springs got 1.12 inches of rain last month.  Still the city rainfall total remains 5.10 inches above normal due to the very wet first five months of the year.  Average rainfall for the first eight months of the year is 29.90 inches and the city has received 35 inches of rain this...

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Surrendered Sportsmen Outdoor Expo Family Friendly
Sep03

Surrendered Sportsmen Outdoor Expo Family Friendly

Surrendered Sportsmen is a group that mixes the love of hunting and the great outdoors with religious faith.  The group, about four years old, will be returning to the Hopkins County Civic Center for its second annual family friendly Outdoor Expo on Saturday, September 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given out including 25 guns and hunts for hogs, whitetail deer, birds, ducks and elk. Share...

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Chamber Connection September 3, 2015 by Meredith Caddell
Sep03

Chamber Connection September 3, 2015 by Meredith Caddell

Chamber Connection September 3, 2015 by Meredith Caddell   Mark your calendars for the 46th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest-Oct. 24th Stew Cooks:  Stew Packets went out this week, so please call us at the Chamber if you did not receive yours.  The deadline to claim last year’s site is September 18th.  All sites will be up for grabs, Monday, September 21st, so make sure to get your forms in ASAP! Sponsors:...

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LAYNESPORT LANDING – SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Sep03

LAYNESPORT LANDING – SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

LAYNESPORT LANDING – SEPTEMBER 3, 2015     Maybe this will be the last week of the Smoky Road information. Curtis Walker lives up on Smoky Road and called a few days ago. Curtis remembers one of the residents of Smoky Road, Asbury Smith, who was about 84 when he died in 1947. Asbury told stories about having to put tops on hog pens to keep the bears out. Curtis remembers twelve houses along a two mile stretch of the road. A few...

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