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Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results By Johanna Hicks
Sep14

Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results By Johanna Hicks

Extension’s “Walk Across Texas” Shows Results                Fall is definitely a busy time of year!  And what better incentive is there to acquire some physical activity than cooler weather?  Most people who aren’t able to run, lift weights, or participate in strenuous activity can walk.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s program, “Walk Across Texas,” is making an impact in Hopkins County!  This is an initiative to encourage...

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A Year in Review – Walk Across Texas, 2015
Dec01

A Year in Review – Walk Across Texas, 2015

A Year in Review – Walk Across Texas, 2015 Each year, I publish a report on each of my major programming areas.  Today’s focus will be on Walk Across Texas.  WAT is an 8-week walking program for teams of eight people, school classes, or individuals.  Teams have a friendly competition to see who can log the most miles walking, jogging, or biking.  You can even dance, do aerobics or gardening, clean house or ride a stationary bike!  You...

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Hicks: Walk Thru Texas History and 4-H Project Tour Day
Jun09

Hicks: Walk Thru Texas History and 4-H Project Tour Day

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Walk Thru Texas History Three teams (24 individuals) recently participated in “Walk Through Texas History”, as part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s healthy lifestyle initiative.  Walk Through Texas History (WTTH) is a 4-week, 416-mile trek through historic places in Texas History, starting with Gonzales, and continuing with...

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Carroll Selected Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, [email protected] Rylie Carroll, Hopkins County 4-H member, has been selected as a Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador. But first, I want to explain what the Healthy Texas Youth Ambassador program involves. Participation was announced to all high school youth in the spring. Those selected are trained to serve as a community health and...

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CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital To Hold Walk-In COVID Vaccine Clinic May 19
May18

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital To Hold Walk-In COVID Vaccine Clinic May 19

Hospital, Cody Drug, Many Local Pharmacies Now Offering Pfizer Vaccines For Ages 12 And Up CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital-Sulphur Springs will hold a Walk-In Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in the front lobby (accessible from the main entrance) Wednesday for individuals who have yet to receive even one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The first dose of the vaccine will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 19. Those receiving...

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Jay Hodge Chevrolet Recognized For Donation, As Premier Sponsor Of Local Walk Like MADD
Apr24

Jay Hodge Chevrolet Recognized For Donation, As Premier Sponsor Of Local Walk Like MADD

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) East Texas got a big boost Saturday for the annual fundraiser from Jay Hodge Chevrolet. The dealership is not only the premier sponsor for the 9th annual Walk Like MADD in Sulphur Springs, with a $3,500 donation, but also hosted a fundraiser at the dealership to benefit the organization Saturday. Tammi Branch, MADD East Texas victim services specialist Jay Hodge Chevrolet is donating $25 for every...

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East Texas Giving Day
Apr22

East Texas Giving Day

East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online event that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. East Texas Communities Foundation is partnering with area nonprofits to give donors from every community in East Texas a chance to raise funds for local needs. The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for East Texas nonprofits. This...

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Texas Ramp Project Volunteers Help Hopkins County Residents Regain Mobility, Independence
Dec09

Texas Ramp Project Volunteers Help Hopkins County Residents Regain Mobility, Independence

Sulphur Springs, December 8, 2020 – Texas Ramp Project volunteers have been helping many Hopkins County residents obtain mobility by installing several wheelchair ramps, free of charge, for several residences. A wooden ramp constructed by local Texas Ramp Project volunteers A ramp recently built north of Cumby was constructed by a team from Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and the Marine Corps League. The 44-foot ramp will help the...

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Nurses Sought For 12-Week Winter Surge Contracts For CHRISTUS Health-Northeast Texas Team
Nov10

Nurses Sought For 12-Week Winter Surge Contracts For CHRISTUS Health-Northeast Texas Team

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Business News Coming Up This Week At CHRISTUS: Blood Drive, Flu Shot Clinic, Free Sports Clinic For School Athletes By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs, [email protected] Sulphur Springs, Texas, Nov. 10 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has ONE mission: To Extend the Health Ministry...

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Take “Prescription Nature” at Our Texas State Parks!
Oct06

Take “Prescription Nature” at Our Texas State Parks!

“Prescription Nature – How Cooper Lake State Park and Other Texas State Parks can Help Make You Happier and Healthier” by Steve Killian, Cooper Lake State Park Complex Superintendent As I wander through the post oak canopied forest on my four-mile Coyote Run Trail hike at Cooper Lake State Park, I’m taken with a sense of well-being and a release from my daily worries.  The multiple hues of green, the chattering of a...

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