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Tira News – July 2, 2020
Jul02

Tira News – July 2, 2020

Updates, Repairs Slated In July While Tira Community Center Closed By Jan Vaughn Tira Mayor Allen Joslin reports that the Tira Community Center will remainclosed during the month of July. Some updates and repairs are being done while it’s not in use. The Tira Food Pantry is still being stocked for those who are in need of some assistance with food. Tira sign Wesley and Yvonne Weir attended a youth rally at First Assembly of God...

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Duane “Pop” Skeen
Jul01

Duane “Pop” Skeen

Funeral service for Duane “Pop” Skeen, age 80, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2020, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Donnie Powers officiating. Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff with Danny Ray McPherson, Bobby Lee Gross, Tony McPherson, Timmothy Moody, James Dalton, and Billy Martel serving as pallbearers and Dustin Adair, Ronald Sims, Donald Sims, Shawn Sims, and Phil Knox serving as...

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DCTF Picks Como-Pickton Football To Finish 6th In Their District This Season
Jul01

DCTF Picks Como-Pickton Football To Finish 6th In Their District This Season

The Como-Pickton football team is hoping to confound the so-called experts this coming football season. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine predicts the Eagles, a playoff team last season, will finish sixth in their seven team District 6-2A in Division I. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine Picked ahead of Como-Pickton are Wolfe City, Bogata Rivercrest, Honey Grove, Alba-Golden and Cooper. Celeste is selected as the...

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Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey
Jul01

Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey

Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Michael Lamb on June 29 posted a letter with the district’s plans for the 2020-21 school year, a work in progress due to the changes related to COVID-19. Today, parents received a request to help shape that plan by completing a SSISD back to school instructional survey, to better aid administrators and staff in preparing for the 2020-21 school year. “This survey is designed to learn more...

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3 Irving Residents Arrested On Controlled Substance Charge
Jul01

3 Irving Residents Arrested On Controlled Substance Charge

Three Irving residents were arrested on a controlled substance charge following a late night traffic stop on Industrial Drive near the 125 mile marker on Interstate 30 west. An Irving woman was also wanted on a parole warrant, according to arrest reports. Annie Parker Landrum (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Davis reported stopping a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. He noticed the vehicle did not have a...

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Skills Camp Registration Now Open
Jul01

Skills Camp Registration Now Open

By Johanna Hicks, AgriLife Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County The Hopkins County Community Health/Wellness Alliance has offered “Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness” for 10 years.  However, due to COVID-19, the camp was canceled for 2020 because of the large number of campers and staff involved.  I have been providing weekly programs for the Sulphur Springs ISD Summer Camp, which reaches approximately 10-15 kids with each...

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Chamber Connection – July 2
Jul01

Chamber Connection – July 2

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Lezley Brown The fireworks for 4th of July have been cancelled, however, please remember that the Symphony League is holding their concert and fireworks celebration on Saturday, Sept. 5. Mark your calendars! The Hopkins County Adult Leadership is happy to announce that we are currently taking applications for the 2020-21 class. The Adult Leadership Class is a community...

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CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Offers School Physicals
Jul01

CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Offers School Physicals

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Weekly Business News CHRISTUS’ South Broadway Street Urgent Care Clinic To Reopen July 6; Pat Zeigler Recognized With Daisy Award By Holly Ragan, Senior Market Development, CHRISTUS® Mother Frances Hospital – Winnsboro, CHRISTUS® Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs, Texas, June 30, 2020 – CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs has...

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Interstate 30 Traffic Stop Nets Methamphetamine, Marijuana, 2 Arrests
Jun30

Interstate 30 Traffic Stop Nets Methamphetamine, Marijuana, 2 Arrests

Deputies arrested an Atlanta woman and Fort Worth man after finding bags of methamphetamine and marijuana in their possession during an Interstate 30 traffic stop late Monday night, according to arrest reports. Veronica Bryant (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Patterson reported stopping a silver Chevrolet Impala at 11:25 p.m. June 29 on I-30 west at mile marker 123 (League Street) for having an obscured...

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Louisiana Man Accused of Vehicle Burglary
Jun30

Louisiana Man Accused of Vehicle Burglary

A 41-year-old Louisiana man was accused of a vehicle burglary after police caught him in the front seat of a vehicle with a damaged door handle, a hollowed out key hole and a damaged ignition switch. Sulphur Springs Police officers were reportedly dispatched to a report of suspicious activity, what appeared to a witness to be two white males breaking into a vehicle. Just prior to arrival, police were told one of the pair had left the...

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