COVID-19 Continues To Rise, With 578 Active Cases In Hopkins County On Jan. 14
Jan14

COVID-19 Continues To Rise, With 578 Active Cases In Hopkins County On Jan. 14

As has been the case across the country, state and world, COVID-19 cases have continued to surge in Hopkins County this week. Over the past four days alone, new cases have far outpaced recoveries with only 24 recoveries and 157 new COVID cases, which coupled with the 174 new cases reported Jan. 1-7, 2022, leaves 578 Hopkins County resident who still actively had COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 13, according to Texas Department of State...

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First Known Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant In Texas Identified In Harris County
Dec06

First Known Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant In Texas Identified In Harris County

DSHS News Release – 6:59 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 The first known Texas case of the COVID-19 B.1.1.529 variant has been identified in a resident of Harris County. The adult female resident was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. Results of genetic sequencing this week showed that the infection was caused by the Omicron variant strain. The case is being investigated by Harris County Public Health and the Texas Department of State...

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Although Cases Continue To Decline, 3 Hopkins County COVID Deaths Confirmed For October
Oct29

Although Cases Continue To Decline, 3 Hopkins County COVID Deaths Confirmed For October

Although COVID-19 cases have continued to decline over the last month as vaccinations rose, three additional Hopkins County deaths were attributed to the virus, according to Texas Department of State Health Services Oct. 29, 2021 COVID-19 reports. COVID Deaths As of lunch time Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, a total of 146 Hopkins County residents have died from COVID-19, including three this month. Because coronavirus deaths are confirmed...

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A Lunch & Learn With Slaton, Hall, Part of 87th Legislature’s Town Hall Visits
Sep16

A Lunch & Learn With Slaton, Hall, Part of 87th Legislature’s Town Hall Visits

Approximately 50 persons took advantage of the opportunity over lunch Wednesday to hear an update directly from State Rep. Bryan Slaton and State Senator Bob Hall regarding the recent 87th Texas Legislature sessions, during a Lunch and Learn meeting. The town hall meeting on Sept. 15, 2021 was sponsored by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, with Atmos Energy and Oncor as contributing sponsors, at Sulphur Springs Country Club....

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Tuesday Gameday Features Team Tennis and Volleyball
Aug31

Tuesday Gameday Features Team Tennis and Volleyball

The Tuesday, Aug. 31 edition of Gameday features both Wildcats team tennis and Lady Cats volleyball. Team Tennis, lead by head coach Tony Martinez, will be hosting the Texas High Tigers at 4 P.M. at the Team Tennis Center located in the SSISD Athletic Complex. It will be a tough one, Coach Martinez said, against an always tough, talented, and competitive Texas High team. Last week team tennis shut-out Mt. Pleasant in Sulphur Springs...

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Friday Game Day Features Cross Country, Volleyball and Football Season Opener
Aug27

Friday Game Day Features Cross Country, Volleyball and Football Season Opener

With August nearing its end, fall sports have been slowly but surely ramping up their seasons. Wildcats cross country, lead by Coach Ross Hicks, participated in their first meet of their fall season last Saturday in Commerce at the Commerce Tigers Invitational. the Lady Cats runner won the 5A-6A 5000 meter race, notching two runners in the top four and five of six varsity runners finishing in the top-25. The Wildcats placed fourth in...

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Wildcats Football Head Coach Greg Owens Discusses Scrimmages and Upcoming Frisco
Aug25

Wildcats Football Head Coach Greg Owens Discusses Scrimmages and Upcoming Frisco

Up until Tuesday afternoon, the Wildcats football team were set to host the Frisco Wakeland Wolverines for both teams’ season openers. However, on Tuesday, Aug. 24, Wakeland head coach Marty Secord contacted Coach Greg Owens informing him his Wolverine team would have to pull out of Friday night’s contest with Sulphur Springs due to the coronavirus. Coach Secord did inform Coach Owens that a team from his district, Frisco...

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Lady Cats Volleyball’s Tuesday Night Match With Quinlan Ford Cancelled
Aug24

Lady Cats Volleyball’s Tuesday Night Match With Quinlan Ford Cancelled

Coach Bailey Dorner reached out to KSST early Tuesday morning to give an update regarding their Tuesday, Aug. 24 match with Sulphur Springs. Visiting Quinlan Ford has to cancel their game Tuesday night at Sulphur Springs due to the coronavirus. The forfeit on the Lady Panthers’ part gives the Lady Cats volleyball team a win, increasing their overall record to 9-7. This is the second forfeit for a team facing the Lady Cats...

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FEMA Funeral Assistance Remains Available for COVID-19 Related Deaths
Aug19

FEMA Funeral Assistance Remains Available for COVID-19 Related Deaths

FEMA Region 6 Medoa Advisory – Aug. 19, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, especially those who suffered loss due to the virus. Nothing can replace loved ones, but FEMA may be able to help ease the financial burden that comes with that loss. Those who had COVID-19-related funeral expenses can apply for FEMA Funeral Assistance by calling 844-684-6333 or TTY 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m....

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Lady Cats Volleyball Closes Out Final Day of Garland Tournament Going 1-1
Aug14

Lady Cats Volleyball Closes Out Final Day of Garland Tournament Going 1-1

The Lady Cats volleyball team were originally slated to begin day two of the Garland tournament at 8 A.M. versus Ranchview, but they pulled out of the tournament due to the coronavirus. With that, Coach Bailey Dorner and her Lady Cats were given the automatic win in the tournament held at Sachse High School, allowing her team to move on to the next round where they would be facing Tatum on court two at 10:30 A.M. Set one started a...

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