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Briley’s Barber Shop Re-Opens with Social Distancing
May07

Briley’s Barber Shop Re-Opens with Social Distancing

Mike Briley with a customer. Mike is a second-generation barber; his dad owned one of the two barber shops in their home community of Saltillo, Texas Long-time barber Mike Briley, owner of Briley’s Barber Shop at 105 Jefferson Street in downtown Sulphur Springs is happy to be re-opening his doors on Friday May 8, in compliance with recommended COVID-19 restrictions. Briley’s, like other barber shops and hair salons, was...

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Walmart Limiting Customer Entry In Stores To Support Social Distancing
Apr03

Walmart Limiting Customer Entry In Stores To Support Social Distancing

Walmart today announced new COVID-19 preventive measures the business will be implementing that will affect how shopping is conducted at the store. In the last few weeks, the business has adjusted the hours of operation and implemented additional sanitizing and preventive measures. Starting Saturday, April 4, Walmart Customer Entry will be regulated and some stores will also be implementing “one-way movement” through the...

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Channel 18:  Lonnie Fox’s Socially Distancing Birthday Parade
Mar24
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Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face  Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings
Jul02

Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings

Hopkins County Judge Has Filed For An Exemption To Opt Out Of Requirements Governor Greg Abbott July 2 issued another Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. Local authorities say Hopkins County meets the terms for the exemption. Governor Greg Abbott discusses GA-29 and the proclamation filed at...

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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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Northeast Texas Workforce Board Among 5 Recognized For Future Excellence In Innovation
Nov26

Northeast Texas Workforce Board Among 5 Recognized For Future Excellence In Innovation

TWC News Release AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded five individual Texas Workforce Development Boards for future excellence in innovation during the 24th annual Texas Workforce Conference in Houston. Northeast Texas, South Texas, Gulf Coast, East Texas and North Texas Workforce Development Boards each received a $200,000 award. These funds will allow each board to create permanent programs, building upon some best...

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Divorce Rates Drop as Pandemic Continues
Oct06

Divorce Rates Drop as Pandemic Continues

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County As Family & Community Health Extension Agent for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, an article recently caught my eye. I am a strong advocate for traditional marriage relationships. Strong marital relationships lead to strong families and strong families lead to strong communities.  The article was part of an...

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PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE’S “TOWERS OF TOMORROW” EXHIBITION NOW OPEN
Oct04

PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE’S “TOWERS OF TOMORROW” EXHIBITION NOW OPEN

MORE THAN 500,000 LEGOS® USED TO CONSTRUCT 20 ICONIC SKYSCRAPERS IN PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE’S TOWERS OF TOMORROW EXHIBITION.The eye-popping exhibition, presented locally by Highland Capital Philanthropies, features LEGO re-creations of architectural wonders including Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), the Empire State Building and many more; plus kids and adults can create their own towers using...

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Ricky Stewart
Sep24

Ricky Stewart

Ricky Stewart Funeral service to celebrate the life of Ricky Stewart, age 69 of Sulphur Springs, Texas will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021, in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, with Adam Stewart officiating and Dale Owens assisting. Space will be available for social distancing. There will be no formal visitation. The service will be available for viewing live at...

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Welding Goes Well at PJC
Sep14

Welding Goes Well at PJC

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Welding Instructor John Plemons, left, inspects a student’s welding project at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center Welding Shop. From left are Adrian Bannelos, Angel Cedilla and Cameron Fox observing. Social distancing is being practiced in all classrooms, like Instructor Plemons’s lecture shown above. Call PJC-Sulphur Springs Center Campus at 903-885-1232 for more information. Paris Junior College — located in...

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