Home on Moore Street Damaged by Fire Friday Night
Jan31

Home on Moore Street Damaged by Fire Friday Night

Fire heavily damaged the attic and dining room of a house at 207 South Moore in Sulphur Springs just after midnight Friday morning. The fire, probably accidental, may have been caused by a wood-burning stove.

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Hopkins County United Way Exceeds Goal Will Distribute the Excess
Jan31

Hopkins County United Way Exceeds Goal Will Distribute the Excess

Wednesday will be a big day for the Hopkins County United Way. Since they went over their $160,000 goal, they will distribute excess allocation checks to 17 organizations they supported last year at the AgriLife Extension Office at 11 a.m.

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court’s Holds Jail Construction Meeting
Jan31

Hopkins County Commissioners Court’s Holds Jail Construction Meeting

The Hopkins County Commissioners Court’s weekly visit with their construction manager-at-risk for the new county jail project will take place earlier this Wednesday. The meeting in the Sedalco Meeting Facility at 201 Houston will take place at 11 a.m.The meetings are open to the public.

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Kids Trout Fishing Day is Scheduled for Saturday
Jan31

Kids Trout Fishing Day is Scheduled for Saturday

The annual Kids Trout Fishing Day is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Peavine Pinion Pond. The free event also features soft drinks and hotdogs as well as door prizes.

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Sarah Weatheread Named Homecoming Queen at North Hopkins
Jan31

Sarah Weatheread Named Homecoming Queen at North Hopkins

Friday night at the North Hopkins gym Sarah Weatheread was named Homecoming Queen.

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Lawmakers Want to Expand Worker Screening
Jan31

Lawmakers Want to Expand Worker Screening

by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune – January 31, 2015 One of former Gov. Rick Perry’s last efforts to address border security and immigration doesn’t go far enough for some lawmakers who returned to Austin earlier this month. Just weeks before finishing his term, Perry issued an executive order requiring state agencies under his direction to start checking whether job applicants can legally work in the country using the...

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Michael D. Shortt is our Newest Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
Jan30

Michael D. Shortt is our Newest Orthopaedic Physician Assistant

Dr. Michael Shortt is an Orthopaedic PA or Physician Assistant at Memorial Clinic. He works with Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Richard Graves. Both come from military backgrounds and they have worked together previously at army bases in El Paso and Fort Hood. Dr. Shortt sees patients who don’t require surgery.  Shortt was a guest on KSST’s Good Morning Show with Enola Gay Friday morning....

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2015 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner Award Recipients
Jan30

2015 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner Award Recipients

2015 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner Award Recipients Hopkins County EMS Paramedic of the Year Jeff Sanderson Hopkins County Sheriff’s Posse Member of the Year Joe Hooten Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department Officer of the Year Michael Russell Sulphur Springs Police Department Officer of the Year Seth McDaniel Sulphur Springs Fire Department Firefighter of the Year David James Highway Patrol...

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Organized Criminal Activity Nipped in the Bud
Jan30

Organized Criminal Activity Nipped in the Bud

Three men from Atlanta, Georgia 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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Child Porn Arrest
Jan30

Child Porn Arrest

A 31-year old Greenville man, who was working in Information Technology for Texas A&M-Commerce, was arrested at 1 p.m. Thursday for on-line solicitation of a minor and for three counts of possessing child pornography.  Michael Henry Shahan was charged before JP B.J. Teer who set bond at $100,000 for on-line solicitation of a minor and $20,000 for each of the three counts of possession of child pornography.  The Commerce Police...

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