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Stay Home, Stay Safe
Feb15

Stay Home, Stay Safe

KSST will keep you up to date on snow day events here in Hopkins County. City Streets are not plowed, and are not passable with low clearance vehicles. Several cars are stuck on Broadway at i-30. Roads are drifted, and not yet snow packed. Report power outages here. The cold is no joke. Stay inside and stay safe.

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COVID-19 Update: Disaster Declaration Extended, Governor’s ‘Stay At Home, Stay Safe’ Order Clarified
Apr01

COVID-19 Update: Disaster Declaration Extended, Governor’s ‘Stay At Home, Stay Safe’ Order Clarified

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom today extended the disaster declaration for Hopkins County to match the Executive Order issued by Governor Greg Abbott due to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Hopkins County Emergency Management Team during their COVID-19 update clarified the order stay at home and stay safe order, which is different than a shelter at home order. Judge Robert Newsom While the Governor’s Executive Order goes into effect at...

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TxDOT Urges Drivers to Stay Home, Delay Travel
Feb17

TxDOT Urges Drivers to Stay Home, Delay Travel

TxDot Logo NEWS RELEASE — PARIS DISTRICT Tim McAlavy (903) 737-9213 [email protected] PARIS — Texas Department of Transportation officials are urging drivers to stay home and delay travel during this unprecedented statewide winter storm. Additional snow, sleet and ice remain in the forecast for much of the state through Feb. 17. These conditions make travel unsafe and risky, despite the agency’s best efforts to keep roadways open...

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The Pandemic and Pedestrians: Safety Tips for the Upcoming School Year
Sep02

The Pandemic and Pedestrians: Safety Tips for the Upcoming School Year

By Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Family & Community Health — Hopkins County Parents walking their children to school, August 2018. That time of year is here – back-to-school!  This year will look a bit different.  For those students who will be going back to in-person classes, precautions should be taken to make sure each trip is a safe one.  Whether going to school as a pedestrian,...

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Celebrate New Year's Safely, By Observing Traffic And Other Laws
Dec31

Celebrate New Year's Safely, By Observing Traffic And Other Laws

As you prepare to celebrate the New Year with friends and family, those planning to be out on the road are reminded to drive carefully, courteously and lawfully. Those who plan to consume alcoholic beverages are reminded to either stay at their celebratory location or designate a drive who has not consumed beverages to get you home or call for Uber or other driving service. Many AAA clubs offer safe ride services for members and...

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Thanksgiving Leading Day For Home Cooking Fires
Nov27

Thanksgiving Leading Day For Home Cooking Fires

Tips For A Safer Thanksgiving Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays for most brings to mind for most a smorgasbord of rich foods, including turkey and dressing with giblet gravy, ham, rolls and plenty of sweet desserts and snacks. However, for some, the the holidays are marked by devastation — home fires. Cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires year-round in the US, and accounts for 45 percent of all home fire injuries...

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Sulphur Bluff Track Team’s Return Home Thursday Delayed By Smoking Bus
Apr26

Sulphur Bluff Track Team’s Return Home Thursday Delayed By Smoking Bus

The Sulphur Bluff Independent School District regional track competitors were delayed in returning home Thursday evening due mechanical issues which caused their school bus to begin smoking from the engine area and forced the bus onto the side of Interstate 30 east in Brashear. The superintendent praised the school staff and emergency responders for their quick actions and efforts to ensure the safety of the students on the school...

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Lil 4’s Back To School Bash Included: Harlem Globetrotters and SAFE-T
Aug22

Lil 4’s Back To School Bash Included: Harlem Globetrotters and SAFE-T

Lil 4’s Club held their Back to School bash Saturday, August 18th in the practice gym of Sulphur Springs High School. Each child received a new backpack and school supplies as well as new school clothes and shoes brought by Shanequa and Aundre Branch and their group who traveled from Houston. Mr. Branch is a former professional basketball player and Harlem Globetrotter, and Mrs. Branch recently retired from the US Air Force after 20...

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re: Springtime, Annual Fire Safety Reminders
Mar13

re: Springtime, Annual Fire Safety Reminders

Hopkins County Fire Chief Andy Endsley is also Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) for Hopkins County, and fire safety awareness is part of his duty. He visited on the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay to remind citizens of the importance of fire safety inside and outside their homes, especially now as Spring arrives. When birds begin to chirp outside, are your smoke detectors also chirping? They may need new batteries, or they may...

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Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards By Johanna Hicks
Jul14

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards By Johanna Hicks

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards Summer is a busy time around the Hopkins County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office!  Our summer has included the Hopkins County Dairy Festival and Dairy Show; three-week Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness; District 4-H Record Book contest; three-day Multi-County 4-H Camp; 4-H Montana Exchange trip fund-raisers; and preparation for the 4-day Skills Camp…and I’m tired!  However, I love my job...

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