Hopkins County News Archives - Ksst Radio
Annual Senior Citizens Ice Cream Contest Provides Sweet Relief From the Heat
Jul13

Annual Senior Citizens Ice Cream Contest Provides Sweet Relief From the Heat

As always, a large crowd of Senior Citizens was on hand for the annual Ice Cream Contest at the Sulphur Springs Seniors Center to act as tasters and judges. And as they gathered, a crew of fourteen ice cream makers were bringing in their freezers full of prize-winning homemade ice cream which were lined up at serving tables. Karon Weatherman, assisted by the Hopkins County Marketers,  handed out the bowls and spoons and at 2 pm sharp,...

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Incorporating Herbs Into Your Landscape
Jul13

Incorporating Herbs Into Your Landscape

By Sharon Burnette – Hopkins County Master Gardener When my husband and I moved to East Texas fifteen years ago, I looked forward to having a garden and especially an herb garden.  At first my focus was growing herbs for cooking.  Over time I learned herbs are found almost everywhere and have generally been defined as “the useful plant”.  In addition to cooking, herbs are used for making scents and perfumes, aromatherapy, herbal...

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Shadow Renaissance Festival : Major Fun, Fundraiser for Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center
Jul13

Shadow Renaissance Festival : Major Fun, Fundraiser for Shadow Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center

Organizers of the 2018 Shadow Renaissance Festival are over the top about the array of activities and attractions they will be bringing to the Hopkins County Civic Center complex on July 27-29. Featuring not only professionals jousting demonstrations, there will also be acts like a Falconer group with Birds of Prey, a flame performing troupe and a belly dancer troupe, the Pirate Magician, Ron Deeny Escape Artist and The Blacksmith...

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CANHelp Plans Back to School Fair for All Hopkins County Students, Families
Jul13

CANHelp Plans Back to School Fair for All Hopkins County Students, Families

The 2nd annual Back to School Fair for all Hopkins County students and families is set for Friday August 10, 2018 inside the Hopkins County Civic Center. Between 3 pm and 6 pm, in addition to distribution of backpacks and school supplies, there will be free food and drinks, entertainment, school physicals and vision checkups and haircuts. There will be play activities outside for kids too. There will also be free health screenings for...

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Democrat Krantz Calls Congressmen Childish
Jul13

Democrat Krantz Calls Congressmen Childish

Democratic nominee, US House of Representatives TX04, Catherine Krantz (D-Emory), running against incumbent Rep. John Ratcliffe, (R-Heath) issued this statement today: After yesterday’s embarrassing display of ineffective government for over 10 hours in front of the world, I like so many Americans was left wondering what in the world has gotten into the GOP?  I even questioned my decision to run for office, as who would want to work...

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Tira News: July 13th 2018
Jul13

Tira News: July 13th 2018

By Jan Vaughn Tira residents who have an interest in serving on the Tira City Council have until 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2018 to file as a write-in candidate for the November 6th election. For more information, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary. My phone numbers and email address are at the end of the column and my mailing address is 776 FM 1536, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482. An informational meeting was held at the...

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Evaluating Tree Health By Mario Villarino
Jul13

Evaluating Tree Health By Mario Villarino

The impact in our landscapes of hot and dry weather can be seen not only during the current seasons but for years to come. Trees, a significant landscape asset of your garden tend to reveal the drought effects YEARS after the actual drought takes effect. Many weather effects can be noticed right away specially if those are caused by storms or snow. Drought effects, in the other hand, are hard to evaluate until the next spring season....

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Flood Advisory for Hopkins and Delta Counties Until 7:45 p.m. Thursday
Jul12

Flood Advisory for Hopkins and Delta Counties Until 7:45 p.m. Thursday

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Flood Advisory for... Hopkins County in north central Texas... Delta County in north central Texas... * Until 745 PM CDT. * At 540 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms that were producing heavy rainfall across the central and western portions of Hopkins and Rains County. Excessive runoff from these thunderstorms will cause urban and small stream flooding. Areas that are...

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49th Annual Stew Contest T-Shirt Design Contest Begins Monday
Jul12

49th Annual Stew Contest T-Shirt Design Contest Begins Monday

It’s time to turn in your t-shirt designs for the 49thAnnual Stew Contest, according to Lezley Brown, Chamber Executive.  The Chamber will be accepting submitted designs from Monday, July 16th through Tuesday, July 31st. The submitted entries will be voted on by the Chamber Board of Directors, and the winner will be announced on August 9th.  If your design wins the t-shirt contest, it will be used on all shirts, hoodies, and marketing...

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Historic Old Saltillo UMC Hosts Old Saltillo Cemetery Memorial Day Sunday July 15
Jul12

Historic Old Saltillo UMC Hosts Old Saltillo Cemetery Memorial Day Sunday July 15

Since early this year, the almost 90-year-old Old Saltillo United Methodist Church building has undergone extensive repair and renovation, from foundation and structural corrections to fresh paint and floors. Although the project is not yet totally complete, the church is functional and will open it’s doors for the public for the Old Saltillo Cemetery Memorial Day at 10:30 am on Sunday July 15, 2018. Following an association...

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