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Robert Burdette “Bob” West
Aug07

Robert Burdette “Bob” West

We celebrate the life of Robert Burdette “Bob” West, 88, of Lake Fork in Emory, Texas as he joins our Lord and his parents, Charles Lawrence West and Gertrude Virginia Lewis West, two brothers Lawrence and Charles West, and many dear family and friends following a valiant battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Bob is survived by his wife, Ann; his daughter Ann, her husband Greg, grandchildren Katherine and Robert Gough; daughter...

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Travel Tuesday: Atlas World Navigator Set Sail August 4
Aug04

Travel Tuesday: Atlas World Navigator Set Sail August 4

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ new ship set sail on it’s inaugural voyage today (August 4, 2021) from Athens, Greece. Staff stand ready just before the first guests are checked in for Atlas Ocean Voyages’ inaugural cruise in The World Navigator, departing from Athens, Greece The World Navigator will spend nine days at sea and wind up in Alexandria, Egypt with stops in several ports throughout Greece and a special opportunity...

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Travel Tuesday: Atlas World Navigator Set To Sail August 4th
Jul20

Travel Tuesday: Atlas World Navigator Set To Sail August 4th

Atlas Ocean Voyages’ new ship will take it’s inaugural voyage on August 4th from Athens, Greece. The World Navigator will spend nine days at sea and wind up in Alexandria, Egypt with stops in several ports throughout Greece and a special opportunity for it’s passengers to view the pyramids in Cairo at night. The smaller Atlas ships are designed to visit smaller ports that larger ships cannot. The 196 passengers on...

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Sulphur Springs Hosts Final Round Of Texas WaterX Championship
Jul19

Sulphur Springs Hosts Final Round Of Texas WaterX Championship

It’s finally here! Make plans to attend the professional Jet Ski race event in Sulphur Springs THIS weekend: July 24th to 25th. Saturday 8-5 pm and Sunday 8-3 pm. Admission is free to the public and features food venders, local business booths, jet ski performances, and action-packed racing! Jettribe is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the final round of the Texas WaterX Championship watercraft race series, sanctioned by the...

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Work On Dike Solar Plant Accelerates Ahead Of Lawsuit
Jul18

Work On Dike Solar Plant Accelerates Ahead Of Lawsuit

There has been a flurry of activity in the Dike community since a lawsuit was filed against Hopkins Energy, LLC and Hopkins County over the proposed solar plant that has been planned for the Dike community. Contractors for the project have stepped up their efforts and seem to be working at a faster pace to get the project further along before a hearing planned for 9am on Monday, July 19th which could put a stop to all work. Judge Will...

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Dike Resident Files Lawsuit To Stop Solar Farm
Jun30

Dike Resident Files Lawsuit To Stop Solar Farm

After months of questions, meetings, and disagreements a lawsuit has been filed against Hopkins Energy LLC and Hopkins County which will bring all of the back and forth between Dike residents, county officials and Engie Energy Company into the courtroom. Cynthia Martin, who has lead “Save Dike From Solar” efforts to prevent a solar facility from being constructed in Dike, has filed a petition in the 62nd Judicial District...

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Journey Road Ministries Plans Golf Tourney
Jun24

Journey Road Ministries Plans Golf Tourney

This well deserving ministry for foster families is hosting it’s first annual golf tournament July 19, 2021 at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. Interested golfers or sponsors can click here to register: Journey Road Golf Tournament. Journey Road Ministries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that covers multiple counties in East Texas. Their mission is to build a community where foster children feel supported, empowered and...

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Travel Tuesday: Vegas Is OPEN, And Crowded
Jun22

Travel Tuesday: Vegas Is OPEN, And Crowded

We took another trip, and this time to Las Vegas for a family member’s 21st birthday. A quick trip for eight, some who had never been to Las Vegas, and others who are seasoned veterans of the desert entertainment city. The city is constantly evolving and everyone there seemed to agree that the pandemic had ended. Very few masks were observed on the “tourist” side of things, and there will still masks on most servers...

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Emergency Sirens to be Tested Today
Jun17

Emergency Sirens to be Tested Today

Emergency Sirens will be tested in Sulphur Springs today, Thursday June 17, 2021. The test will be conducted by the Sulphur Springs Emergency Management office. The test will be conducted at noon. The test is to gauge the reliability of the emergency warning system and is conducted to find any potential flaws in the system. Recent tests have shown the emergency sires to be a ready source of warning in case of emergencies such as...

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Elmer Anderson Junell
Jun16

Elmer Anderson Junell

Elmer Anderson Junell passed away peacefully on June 13, 2021. E.A Junell was born on November 16, 1920 in Cumby, Texas to Mattie McQueen and Elmer Junell. E.A. had one brother, Billie and one sister, Donnie. Quite the athlete, E.A. won the State Championship at Cumby High School in the 100 yard dash. E.A. graduated from there in 1939 and from there he went to business school. In 1943, E.A. married the love of his life, Donnie...

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