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Franklin County Commissioners Sign Agreement for Hopkins County EMS Services
Jul15

Franklin County Commissioners Sign Agreement for Hopkins County EMS Services

Franklin County Commissioners Court signed an agreement with Hopkins County Hospital District to provide ambulance serve to Franklin County. The agreement comes after an attempt last year to provide the service but, at that time, the commissioners voted to utilize Titus Regional Hospital services. This year, they are choosing Hopkins County EMS. The agreement calls for long term service. According to Franklin County Judge Scott Lee,...

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Pair Taken Into Custody Following Two-County Pursuit Which Concluded In Sulphur Springs
Apr14

Pair Taken Into Custody Following Two-County Pursuit Which Concluded In Sulphur Springs

Two people, a man and woman, were taken into custody following the two-county vehicle pursuit which spanned at least 20 miles and concluded Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of East Shannon Road in Sulphur Springs. Law enforcement and emergency responders converge around a white car used in a two-county pursuit Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 2022. According to officials, the chase was initiated by a Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and...

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SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored
Dec01

SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored

Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone and 911 systems had been fully restored at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the police chief and communications supervisor. The police department’s communications systems were among many across the region impacted for several hours Tuesday. A large portion of the area was without 911 service, and some without any phone and internet service most of Tuesday afternoon. Sulphur Springs...

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SSPD Now Receiving Phone Calls Again, But Some Area 911 Systems Are Still Down
Nov30

SSPD Now Receiving Phone Calls Again, But Some Area 911 Systems Are Still Down

A large portion of the area was without 911 service, and some without any phone service at all, for a few hours Tuesday. Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone system went down before lunch, but the regular lines were up and running, with 911 relaying to the regular phone system by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Some officials and residents said they were told multiple cell phone towers were down throughout Northeast Texas Tuesday...

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Many Area 911 Systems Down – Call 903-885-2768 For Emergency Assistance In Hopkins County, Outside Of Sulphur Springs
Nov30

Many Area 911 Systems Down – Call 903-885-2768 For Emergency Assistance In Hopkins County, Outside Of Sulphur Springs

** Updated at 5:05 p.m. Nov. 30, 2021 SSPD Landline Restored, Receiving 911 Calls At 11:20 a.m. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reported the department’s phone system was down, including 911, and is referring anyone who has an emergency in the city of Sulphur Springs to call the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office at 903-885-2768 for assistance. At approximately 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, Hopkins County Emergency...

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Hopkins County United Way Receives Over $75,500 In Donations, Pledges During Final Week Of 2021-22 Campaign
Nov09

Hopkins County United Way Receives Over $75,500 In Donations, Pledges During Final Week Of 2021-22 Campaign

Total Pledged So Far Totals Over $185,000 To Benefit 18 Agencies Hopkins County United Way campaign workers weekly to cheer for each donation and pledge announced during the weekly report meeting. This week, however, the cheers were especially big as the campaign goal got ever closer to the $40,000 needed to meet the $150,000 goal for the 2021-22 campaign. When HCUW 2021-22 Campaign Chair Kristy Moseley called out the weekly total of...

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2021 Hopkins County Stew Contest Champions
Oct25

2021 Hopkins County Stew Contest Champions

Although the final count for ticket sales aren’t yet in, the 52nd Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest was estimated to have drawn well over 6,000 to Buford Park Saturday morning, Oct. 23, to sample some of this year’s entries. Overall, 150 signed up to compete in the 2021 Hopkins County Stew contest. However, due to some personal emergencies, a few teams had to back out prior, leaving 145 pots of stew....

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Arbala VFD To Receive Funding Cut For Violating Contract With County
Oct16

Arbala VFD To Receive Funding Cut For Violating Contract With County

Arbala Volunteer Fire Department will receive a month’s funding cut, effective at the next payment cycle, for violating the contract signed with the county, Hopkins County Commissioners Court determined during the regular meeting Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. All volunteer fire departments are required to sign a fire protection agreement in order to received benefits from the county. Those benefits include paying the VFD’s fuel...

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Hopkins County Continues To Have Fewer New COVID Cases Reported Weekly
Oct14

Hopkins County Continues To Have Fewer New COVID Cases Reported Weekly

Five Additional County Residents Confirmed This Month To Have Died From Coronavirus COVID-19 seems to be declining across the state, and the county is not exception; Hopkins County continues to have fewer new cases as well as fewer active cases, but that doesn’t mean COVID-19 is as yet gone from Hopkins County. While it’s as yet unclear whether the reduction in cases is because more people have become vaccinated for the...

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3 Additional Hopkins County Residents Confirmed To Have Died From COVID
Sep23

3 Additional Hopkins County Residents Confirmed To Have Died From COVID

Fewer New COVID Cases, More Patients Recoveries Reported In Last Week The daily case counts reported are mixed with overall new cases declining and active case counts declining, each outpaced last week by recoveries for Hopkins County; unfortunately, three additional Hopkins County residents Wednesday were confirmed to have died from COVID-19. Fatalities Over the past 7 days, Texas Department of State Health Services has reported five...

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