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Memorial Hospital Celebrates 66th Birthday
Sep04

Memorial Hospital Celebrates 66th Birthday

Although no formal events have been planned, Hopkins County Memorial Hospital celebrates its 66th birthday Saturday, September 5.  The hospital replaced private, small hospitals owned and operated by doctors in the area. The hospital was established by business leaders in 1949 and later the state legislature created a hospital district for Memorial. The hospital has never been owned or operated by the county but rather by the hospital...

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Another View of Silence From Channel 18
Sep04
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Miller Grove Woman Killed in Mower Accident
Sep04

Miller Grove Woman Killed in Mower Accident

A 72-year old Miller Grove woman was killed while she mowed her lawn Thursday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Bernice Dawes. She was pronounced dead by JP Brad Cummings at 2:48 p.m. Thursday. The accident occurred at a residence on County Road 1151 in Miller Grove. It appeared the woman was using a zero turn mower when it became stuck in a ditch. She apparently was using a chain and a little tractor attempting to pull...

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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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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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Free Screenings with Dr. Lenington at the Sulphur Springs Senior Center
Sep03
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Watson Becomes Brewster County Auditor
Sep01

Watson Becomes Brewster County Auditor

Hopkins County Human Resources Director Treva Watson is leaving the county to become the first-ever Auditor in Brewster County in Alpine. Tuesday morning, Ms. Watson told KSST News Brewster County and Alpine, Texas are called the Gateway to Big Bend National Park. She grew up in Alpine, attended Sul  Ross University there, and her brother and cousins live in the area now. Watson served Hopkins County in the auditor’s office from...

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Surgery Options at Memorial Hospital
Aug31
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Barker Announces Candidacy for Commissioner Precinct 1 Republican Nominee
Aug30

Barker Announces Candidacy for Commissioner Precinct 1 Republican Nominee

Today Mickey Barker proudly announces his candidacy in the Republican Primary Election for the position of Commissioner of Precinct 1 in Hopkins County. Mickey has had the privilege of being active in various civic, business and community affairs in Hopkins County in the 38 years he has called this county home. After a successful thirty-six year construction management career with Verizon, now is the time to give back to the citizens...

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Hospital Board Questions Additional Surgery Center; Negotiations with CHRISTUS Continue
Aug29

Hospital Board Questions Additional Surgery Center; Negotiations with CHRISTUS Continue

At Monday night’s meeting of the Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Board, a figurative curtain was pulled back at one point revealing what negotiations may be like as the board and CHRISTUS Health attempt to hammer out an partnership agreement. CHRISTUS, affiliated with the Catholic Church, recently raised an ethical and religious directives question because of sterilization surgeries such as tubal ligations and vasectomies done...

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