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Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court
Jun08

Enola Gay Honored By Governor, Commissioners Court

KSST’s own Enola Gay Mathews received honors from the governor and was recognized by Hopkins County Commissioners Court for her continued support of the community. Enola Gay was honored with the Governor’s Yellow Rose of Texas Commission and received a proclamation of thanks for her contributions to the community from the Commissioners Court. The Yellow Rose of Texas commission is bestowed to Texas women by the Texas...

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Where is the Enola Gay today?
Aug06

Where is the Enola Gay today?

August 6, 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan in the final stages of WW II. It’s historic because it was the first time an atomic weapon was used in combat. The plane which carried the bomb was Boeing B-29 ‘Enola Gay’.  The pilot was Paul Tibbetts and co-pilot was Robert Lewis. Two other B-29’s also went on the mission to photograph the dropping of the bomb. No one knew...

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Hopkins County Records for Oct. 30, 2020
Oct30

Hopkins County Records for Oct. 30, 2020

Applications for Marriage Licenses Randy Dean Galloway Jr. and Takara Daeanne MilesJohn Carlo Velasco and Brandi Leeann FradyTyler Ernest Crump and Rachel Cheyenne ReedMartin Russell McQueen and Rebecca L. MaielloDamion Scott Shields and Amberly Reagan JenningsKevin Odell Harrison and Camryn Noel SlaughterKasmir Artest Phillips and Daia Alexandria WadeBryan Scott James Lane to Cami Mariah Williams Records books at a clerk’s...

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Channel 18 Marks 30th Anniversary
Sep03

Channel 18 Marks 30th Anniversary

Channel 18 has been there for all of the community events, happenings and special occasions. Today, the station marks a milestone of its own — the station’s 30th anniversary of operation. The brainchild of Dwayne and Kelly Bradford Grimes, Channel 18’s official ribbon cutting was Sept. 3, 1990. The station was created with the purpose of keeping Sulphur Springs informed of everything that was going on, everything...

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Reilly Springs Jamboree Remains Postponed in June
Jun12

Reilly Springs Jamboree Remains Postponed in June

The Reilly Springs Jamboree continues to be postponed on a month-by-month basis due to COVOD-19 concerns. Thus. there will be no Reilly Springs Jamboree in June 2020. It is hoped that the shows can resume in the very near future, hopefully in July.  Enola Gay Mathews, Mike Shing and the Running Creek Band are anxious to safely see you in attendance. Til then, please stay safe and stay well. Jamboree fans, please check Facebook...

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The ROC Hosts Reilly Springs Jamboree and Chili Supper
Jan21

The ROC Hosts Reilly Springs Jamboree and Chili Supper

The Running Creek Band and co-hosts Mike Shing and Enola Gay Mathews brought the Reilly Springs Jamboree to town on Saturday January 18, 2020. The venue attracted upwards of 100 music lovers and chili lovers! Some arrived early to enjoy Big G’s Chuckwagon Chili, beans and cornbread, and the array of homemade pies and cakes prepared by Mathews. Long-time Ray Price guitarist Gary Jones (left) with DeWayne Farrow Jamboree producer...

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An Honor Nobody Wants: Meet Two Gold Star Families
Jan05

An Honor Nobody Wants: Meet Two Gold Star Families

The Gold Star Lapel Button, or Pin, is distributed to members of the immediate family of a fallen servicemember by the Department of Defense. Our nation’s military veterans hold a solid place in the hearts of Hopkins County residents. We stand proud of our Veterans Memorial in downtown Sulphur Springs and faithfully observe opportunities to honor veterans each year. While most local families have at least one military veteran of...

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Volunteer Firefighters Recognized at Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16
Nov20

Volunteer Firefighters Recognized at Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16

Nine firefighters from various Hopkins County volunteer departments attended the Reilly Springs Jamboree on November 16, 2019 to tell the audience why they serve as first responders. Their individual responses were well received and applause went up in appreciation of their courageous work. This visit was by invitation following a rough week of fire fighting across the county, which included four separate structure fires handled by...

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Local Senior Citizens Crowd the Srs. Center for Chili
Nov15

Local Senior Citizens Crowd the Srs. Center for Chili

When Texas Chili is served, there’s usually a packed house! That was true in Sulphur Springs on Thursday November 14, 2019 when the annual Crockpot Chili Contest got off to a lively start inside the Senior Citizens Center at 150 MLK Drive. Nineteen pots of chili were entered, and after the five judges turned in their scores, the top three cooks and five honorable mentions were announced. Karon Weatherman, Director of the Seniors...

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Reilly Springs Jamboree Plans a Benefit Concert for Reed/Ivey Families Oct. 19
Oct17

Reilly Springs Jamboree Plans a Benefit Concert for Reed/Ivey Families Oct. 19

On Saturday October 19, 2019, the Reilly Springs Jamboree will hold to their regular schedule of a gospel and country show starting at 6pm, and will add a Benefit Concert for the Reed/Ivey families starting at 8pm. Performances will take place on the stage of the old Reilly Springs schoolhouse, now Community Center at 109 CR 1439 in southeastern Hopkins County. Admission will be $10 person or donation, at the door. The League Street...

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