Como-Pickton Senior Awards Program 2022
May26

Como-Pickton Senior Awards Program 2022

Como-Pickton High School seniors were honored this week with scholarships, honors and awards. Overall, the CPHS Class of 2022 received more than $221,000 in scholarships at the annual awards program. Alyssa Corona leads the Pledge of Allegiance Kara Tifft, Hopkins county Veterans Patriot Scholarship Meghan Presley Cummins, Legacy Ag Credit Scholarship Como-Pickton Assistant Superintendent Lydia Walden presented Kara Tifft with a $500...

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3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court
May25

3 Residents, TREAD Official Speak Out Against Solar Projects During Commissioners Court

Four people addressed Hopkins County Commissioners during the public forum portion of the regular court meeting this week regarding large solar complexes planned to go up in Hopkins County. Dike resident Michele Barnes addresses the Commissioners Court Two Dike residents who expressed disapproval of Commissioners’ decision to grant a tax incentive for Hopkins Energy, LLC, the solar facility planned in the Dike area and a third pointed...

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Results Of May 24 Party Primary Runoff Election Results
May25

Results Of May 24 Party Primary Runoff Election Results

Below are the results of the Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Democratic and Republican Party Primary Runoff Elections, which determine who will represent their party on ballots on Nov. 8, 2022. It should be noted that all results are unofficial until canvassed. Texas Lieutenant Governor In the Democratic Runoff for lieutenant governor, Mike Collier received 104 votes and Michelle Beckley 74 votes in Hopkins County. The total for the state was...

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Steven Lee Osborn
May25

Steven Lee Osborn

Steven Lee Osborn Steven Lee Osborn went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2022, at the age of 63 years, at his home in the Reilly Springs community. Steven was born June 29, 1958, in Dallas, Texas. He was a graduate of Cedar Hill High School and the University of Texas at Dallas, majoring in accounting. Steven loved accounting, science fiction, and 70’s rock and roll music. We will remember him most for his unwavering...

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Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board
May25

Request For A New, Different Type Of Ambulance Considered by Hospital District Board

A new, different type of ambulance was considered by Hopkins County Hospital District Board of Directors Tuesday night. Typically, EMS submits for HCHD Board approval in the budget process a truck remount. Monday evening, the board was asked to consider purchasing a new truck at a higher rate but with many additional safety features and more in line with current industry standards, at the recommendation of the department’s...

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CP Senior Recipient Of First Hopkins County Patriot Scholarship
May25

CP Senior Recipient Of First Hopkins County Patriot Scholarship

The 2022 Hopkins County Freedom Ball was graciously supported this year by various families and businesses in the community who donated to the organization’s scholarship fund. The first Hopkins County Veterans Patriot Scholarship is awarded to a student in Hopkins County who is involved in activities that support veterans in our community – like organizing or working at the Veterans Day School Program, or volunteering at...

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Summertime Fun For 4-H Youth
May25

Summertime Fun For 4-H Youth

Johanna Hicks By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Fortunately, 4-H activities don’t stop with the end of the school year. There are several events during the months of June, July, and August for 4-H members and other youth. Pay close attention to dates and registration deadlines. We don’t want anyone to be left out because of a missed deadline! Multi-County 4-H Camp...

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Chamber Connection – May 25: Lots Of Activities Coming Up
May25

Chamber Connection – May 25: Lots Of Activities Coming Up

By Butch Burney Graphic artists are invited to submit a logo for the April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse that will occur that afternoon. The deadline for submissions is May 31. Sulphur Springs is on the centerpoint of the Path of Totality, which means we will assuredly have thousands of visitors that weekend. What that means is that Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County needs to gear up for that event. People travel from literally all over...

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Wylie Teen Applying For Driver’s License Receives Ride To Jail Instead
May24

Wylie Teen Applying For Driver’s License Receives Ride To Jail Instead

A Wylie teen applying for his driver’s license received a ride to jail instead, according to jail reports. Nathaniel William Caldwell Nathaniel William Caldwell went to Texas Department of Public Safety Office in Sulphur Springs to obtain a driver’s license. A records check showed the 19-year-old Wylie resident to be wanted in Collin County on a sexual assault charge. He was detained while DPS communications operators...

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Keeping Tomatoes In The Garden
May24

Keeping Tomatoes In The Garden

By Mario Villarino, AgriLife Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Hopkins County, [email protected] Tomato growing is a very common practice in Hopkins County gardens. As I was preparing this piece, the Hopkins County Extension Office was receiving frequent phone calls related to tomato health and tomato growing. Tomatoes As I was going through some of those questions, a common one was related to leaf...

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