Meal A Day Menu: July 22-26, 2019
Jul21

Meal A Day Menu: July 22-26, 2019

Monday  – Rope sausage and sauerkraut, black-eyed peas, cornbread and green tomato relish Tuesday – King Ranch chicken casserole, corn and Malibu vegetables Wednesday –  Beef spaghetti, English peas, garlic sticks and tossed salad Thursday  – Broccoli chicken divan on a bed of rice, pickled beets and a roll Friday – Cheeseburgers, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickle spears, baked beans and potato chips Meal A Day volunteers prepare and...

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SSISD Budget Shaping Up, But Still A Work In Progress
Jul20

SSISD Budget Shaping Up, But Still A Work In Progress

Oh, the difference a couple of weeks can make. Sulphur Springs Independent School District administrators at their regular July meeting presented to trustees a budget that showed a $136,000 shortfall. However, with additional information and nearly two weeks of adjustments, officials reported the most recent draft of the budget projects the district finishing the 2019-20202 fiscal year at least $24,000 ahead. And, that likely will be...

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FDA Calling For Voluntary Recall Of Some Fresh, Whole Papayas Due to Salmonella
Jul20

FDA Calling For Voluntary Recall Of Some Fresh, Whole Papayas Due to Salmonella

If you have fresh, whole papayas from Agroson’s LLC that are labeled under the Cavi brand, the United States Food and Drug Administration is recommending consumers and businesses throw them out. The FDA, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and other partners, on June 28 reported launching an investigation after a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Uganda illnesses in late June. On July 5, the FDA...

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Celebrating At The Senior Citizens Center
Jul20

Celebrating At The Senior Citizens Center

Jean Darr, Linda Mobley, Ursula Campbell and Stacey Wetzel Jean Darr and Ursula Campbell celebrate July birthdays during the monthly party hosted at the Senior Citizens Center by Linda Mobley with At Home Healthcare and Stacey Wetzel with Sulphur Springs Imaging Center. Everyone present gets to enjoy some sweet treats and the ones who have a birthday during the month get a birthday present as well.

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Hopkins County Records For July 19, 2020
Jul19

Hopkins County Records For July 19, 2020

Applications for Marriage Licenses Caleb Dean Daniels and Bailey Nicole PennyJonathon Alexander Green and Hanah Noel Breck MooreDakota Coy McBride and Haylee Alexandra CloverBenjamin Zeck Askew and Joannette Fridia Smith Land transactions Thelma Bernice Fitzgerald trustee for the Delvin Fitzgerald Irrovacable Trust and Thelma Bernice Fitzgerald Irrevocable Trust, to Sherri McMahan; tract in the MA Bowlin surveyClaire H. Smith to...

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Commissioners Adopt Fund Balance Policy To Meet Standards, Protect County
Jul19

Commissioners Adopt Fund Balance Policy To Meet Standards, Protect County

Hopkins County Commissioners Court this week adopted a new fund balance policy to meet standards recommended by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. “When the outside auditors are here, you will often hear them talk about GASB. County government operates under GASB. That’s Governmental Accounting Standards Board. They set the rules,” Hopkins County Auditor Shannah Walker told commissioners when proposing the...

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3 Women Taken Into Custody By Local Officers On Warrants Thursday
Jul19

3 Women Taken Into Custody By Local Officers On Warrants Thursday

Local officers on Thursday took at least three people into custody on outstanding warrants, including two arrested elsewhere and held in other jails on local charges, according to arrest reports. Chrystal Brooke Vargas Sulphur Springs Police Officer Adrian Pruitt served Chrystal Brooke Vargas with a third-degree felony warrant at her Putman Street residence. He took the 37-year-old woman into custody at 11:10 a.m. and transported her...

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Nearly A Dozen Personnel Changes Approved for SSISD
Jul19

Nearly A Dozen Personnel Changes Approved for SSISD

Sulphur Springs Independent School District is getting closer to filling all staffing positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Trustees approved the 11 personnel changes as recommended by administrators during a special noon school board meeting Thursday, July 18. Overall, four resignations were accepted, four new staff hired and three personnel changes were approved. Michelle Bolton resigned as kindergarten teacher at Barbara Bush...

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SSISD Personnel Will Receive Small Pay Raise This Year
Jul19

SSISD Personnel Will Receive Small Pay Raise This Year

A new pay scale raising salaries for Sulphur Springs Independent School District teachers was approved at the beginning of the month. On Thursday, SSISD Board of Trustees approved a pay raise for all other district personnel. Instructional aides will receive an additional $15 per day in pay and all other personnel, except those covered under the previously adopted teacher pay scale, will see a 1.5 to 3 percent raise in their pay as...

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Fort Worth Woman Found In Brashear In Car Stolen From Mesquite
Jul19

Fort Worth Woman Found In Brashear In Car Stolen From Mesquite

A deputy dispatched to check on a stranded motorist ended up taking the driver to jail Thursday evening after the car was determined to have been stolen from Mesquite. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Greer was dispatched at 5:39 p.m. July 18 to the south Interstate 30 service road in Brashear, where to check on the motorist in a car reportedly creating a traffic hazard. Upon arrival, Greer reported finding a Nissan Altima...

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