Grand Jury Hands Down 84 Indictments in May 2016
May27

Grand Jury Hands Down 84 Indictments in May 2016

Thursday May 26, 2016, was a busy day for the Hopkins County Grand Jury as they handed down 84 indictments against 65 individuals. Of the 84, 12 were sealed indictments. Phillip Justin Rhone, 27 of Barksdale, Louisiana was indicted for sexual assault of a child. Rhone was arrested February 28, 2016 when the minor’s parents informed law enforcement officials that their child had not returned home. Officers began investigating and...

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Channel 18 News Thursday May 26, 2016
May26
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AgriLife: Dealing With Uncertainty
May26

AgriLife: Dealing With Uncertainty

As we celebrate our memorial day, I have taken the time to reflect over the multiple sacrifices done by humanity to overcome adversity. Overcome challenges require audacity, tenacity and courage. Our armed forces are a prime example of such commitment.  It is important to recognize their commitment and most important, I believe is to learn from it and try to adopt such principles as we face challenges.  An important part of such...

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AgriLife Extension Service Promotes Click It or Ticket Campaign
May26

AgriLife Extension Service Promotes Click It or Ticket Campaign

Click it or Ticket Campaign Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is helping promote the Click it or Ticket campaign which actually started May 23 and runs through June 5.  This includes the Memorial Day Weekend.  The campaign is working to get more pickup truck drivers to buckle up. Taking about three seconds to buckle your seat belt is the most important step you can take to protect yourself in a crash.  Bev Kellner, AgriLife...

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Bolt Cutters Stolen in Hopkins County, Used in Vandalism in Wood County
May26

Bolt Cutters Stolen in Hopkins County, Used in Vandalism in Wood County

A group of juveniles are suspected in a series of incidents that took place in Hopkins and Wood Counties. The suspects broke into a barn and stole a pair of bolt cutters that were used to gain access to a residence and other buildings vandalized. At one home, just across the Hopkins County line in Wood County, the suspects gained access to the property and two story brick home using the bolt cutters. At the property, they used paint...

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Resident Fires Weapon to Scare Intruder
May26

Resident Fires Weapon to Scare Intruder

A call to a disturbance at a residence on CR 4131 in the Cumby area Wednesday night around 9 p.m. was answered by Cumby police and Hopkins County Sheriff’s officers. At the residence, they found and arrested Billy Carl Chapman, 27, of Sulphur Springs highly intoxicated. According to the residents who called in the complaint, Chapman had kicked in the kitchen door and was standing in their kitchen when they first encountered him. The...

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Channel 18 News Wednesday, May 25, 2016
May26
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Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Show May 27,28!
May25

Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Show May 27,28!

Come to Heritage Park this weekend and see quilts, glass yard art, and jewelry made of bone and antler…a general store…plus vendors offering soaps and candles, Hawaiian foods and much more. The Show and Sale will be open Friday May 27 and Saturday May 28 from 9am til 5pm. Admission is free! Also enjoy a Ranch Cook-off at noon on Saturday, with tickets at $15 for the cook-off.  The Hopkins County Historical Society’s...

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Mark Sustaire Family 2016 Dairy Festival Parade Marshalls
May25

Mark Sustaire Family 2016 Dairy Festival Parade Marshalls

DAIRYMAN MARK SUSTAIRE, DAIRY FESTIVAL PARADE MARSHALL FOR 2016 When the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Parade rolls by on Saturday June 11, watch for Mark and Amy Sustaire and their family waving to the crowds along the parade route. The long-time dairy family has been selected as Parade Marshalls for the 2016 event. During a KSST Morning Show interview, Mark said that his Sustaire ancestors arrived in the southeastern part of Hopkins...

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“Updated” Barker Wins Precinct 1 Commissioner Run-off; Ellis Wins Education District 9 Seat
May24

“Updated” Barker Wins Precinct 1 Commissioner Run-off; Ellis Wins Education District 9 Seat

Mickey Barker won the Primary Run-off for Commissioner Precinct 1 Republican Party nominee. There is no Democrat opponent making Barker the only name on the ballot in the General Election. Barker received 512 votes to Maci Mattison Newsom 314. Early voting saw Barker leading 231 to Newsom’s 159. On election day, Barker garnered 281 to Newsom’s  155. In Hopkins County, Keven Ellis, President of the Lufkin ISD School Board...

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