District Judge Injured in Bicycle, Auto Accident
Aug02

District Judge Injured in Bicycle, Auto Accident

Sunday afternoon 5:24 p.m.  8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt was struck by a vehicle on State Highway 11 East, 2 miles East of Walmart, according to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s office. Northcutt was on a bicycle when he sustained injury. The injuries are not life threatening. He was taken by EMS from the scene of the accident to Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. He was later released with bruises but no broken bones....

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FEMA Assistance Available; Spread the Word
Aug01

FEMA Assistance Available; Spread the Word

Word of mouth is a powerful way to spread news. Amazing as it may seem, some people are so busy with their recovery, they haven’t heard about federal help. You could be the one to bring this important message to someone you know, perhaps a friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member or acquaintance. Tell your neighbors they may be eligible for a grant to help them pay for home repairs or to replace personal property ruined by the...

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Budget and Rural Meals Fill County Judge’s Plate
Jul30

Budget and Rural Meals Fill County Judge’s Plate

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom has had a lot on his plate lately. Thursday morning KSST News talked with Newsom about the NETO investigation that could have an impact on a county rural meals program and about budget preparation. Newsom said that some funding that had been coming to the county may not be available. NETO funded meals for homebound will not be funded. County Commissioners along with Judge Newsom are speaking with an...

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Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff Schools Make Big Gains in Taxable Values
Jul28

Saltillo, Sulphur Bluff Schools Make Big Gains in Taxable Values

Last Thursday the Hopkins County Appraisal District Office sent out certified net taxable values to 15 government entitles with property in the county.  The entities use these figures to prepare budgets. For schools, they got two sets of figures.  Voters are expected to increase the homestead exemption in school districts from $15,000 to $25,000 in November.  Unless the state steps in, Sulphur Springs ISD will see a 1.19% decrease in...

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WWI Memorial Vandalized; Crime Stoppers Offers Reward
Jul28

WWI Memorial Vandalized; Crime Stoppers Offers Reward

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism/damage done to the World War I Memorial located at the Veteran’s Memorial at Celebration Plaza. If you have information for Crime Stoppers call 903-885-2020. http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Damage-to-Plaza-Benches.mp3 Share...

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Dr. Miller Celebrates 50 Years as Licensed Physician
Jul27

Dr. Miller Celebrates 50 Years as Licensed Physician

Dr. William Mark Miller, a Physician at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, celebrated his 50th Anniversary as a Licensed Physician today, July 27, 2015. He earned his medical degree in 1965 and began working at the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital at the age of 27, where he has been ever since. “I graduated from medical school about 50 years ago, and then I started an internship and residency in Fort Worth at a charity hospital...

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Body of Missing Man Found Sunday
Jul26

Body of Missing Man Found Sunday

Missing since Sunday morning July 12, the body of Lee Jones, 79, was found Sunday afternoon about one mile from his home on Hopkins County Road 1180. A search team from Bowie County found Jones in rough terrain just south of the County Road, according to Lewis Tatum, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator. Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings pronounced Jones dead around 5 p.m. at the scene. He also ordered an autopsy. Lewis said...

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Not Using, Just Selling; Emory Woman Charged on Seven Counts
Jul24

Not Using, Just Selling; Emory Woman Charged on Seven Counts

A 33-year old Emory woman was charged with seven offenses after a traffic stop just before midnight Thursday night. Hopkins County Deputy Shea Shaw stopped a vehicle on Highway 19 South at FM 1567 West. His arrest report indicates he saw a baggie of marijuana in plain site. The deputy also saw a woman attempt to destroy some crack cocaine in a bottle she had hidden on her person. The woman also claimed ownership of 1.74 grams of...

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Sentences Handed Down in 8th District Court Thursday
Jul24

Sentences Handed Down in 8th District Court Thursday

In the Eighth Judicial Courtroom of the Hopkins County Courthouse, Oscar David Ramirez was placed on 10 years deferred probation Thursday, July 23, 2015. Ramirez was arrested and booked into Hopkins County jail on September 4, 2014 charged with sexual assault after an 18-year old Sulphur Springs woman accused him of drugging her before the July 13th assault at a bar restaurant. The establishment is no longer in business here. Others...

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“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges
Jul21

“Updated” Former Cumby Teacher Held on Federal Charges

“There’s still a lot of work to do.” Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Corley Weatherford knows there is more investigation to be accomplished before the federal court trial of a former Cumby ISD math teacher. Weatherford’s statement followed the unsealing of a federal indictment against the former Sulphur Springs resident today (July 21) in a Tyler federal court. The case is now being investigated by...

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