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SSPD: Sulphur Springs Man Arrested For Running From SCU Investigators
Apr07

SSPD: Sulphur Springs Man Arrested For Running From SCU Investigators

A 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man arrested for running from police Monday morning, claimed he runs from police every time they contact him, officers alleged in arrest reports. Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol cars Sulphur Springs Police Department Special Crimes Unit officers reported attempting to detain the man for pulling on the front doors and entering back yards at multiple residences in the 600 block of Texas Street...

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Paris Junior College Joins Online East Texas Giving Day
Apr07

Paris Junior College Joins Online East Texas Giving Day

On April 28, Paris Junior College will join over 143 nonprofit organizations throughout north and east Texas as part of East Texas Giving Day.  For the third year a generous anonymous donor has stepped up to match up the first $5,000 raised. Pre-scheduled gifts began coming in on Monday, April 6. “On April 28, from 6 a.m. to midnight, PJC Alumni, former students, friends, businesses, and everyone with a passion to help others are...

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Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App
Apr07

Texas WIC Expands Eligible Foods, Launches Updated App

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announces Texas WIC, the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children, is expanding the number of food items eligible for purchase through the program. It is also updating the MyTexasWIC app to ensure Texans who need access to nutritious food will be able to find it in their local grocery stores. “Grocers assure us they can meet this increased demand and have supply...

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Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19
Apr07

Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19

At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined. Texas...

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Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD
Apr07

Sulphur Springs City Council To Consider Minor Curfew, Election, Step Plan For SSPD

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and closed lobbies measures in place, the regular April meeting of Sulphur Springs City Council will be conduced online, and can be viewed by the public online starting at 7 p.m. tonight. The agenda is relatively short agenda, and includes for City Council consideration a curfew ordinance for minors, resolution to postpone the May 2 election and a step plan for Sulphur Springs Police Department....

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3 Arrested On Intoxication Charges Over The Weekend
Apr06

3 Arrested On Intoxication Charges Over The Weekend

At least three people were arrested on intoxication charges over the weekend, two for driving while intoxicated and one for public intoxication, according to jail and arrest reports. A Hopkins County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a 30-year-old Sulphur Springs man Friday night on Industrial Drive for driving while intoxicated. He was stopped just before 11 p.m. April 3 for traffic violation allegedly committed in a Nissan Altima....

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Gladwater Woman, 2 Men   Jailed On Hopkins County Probation Violation Warrants
Apr06

Gladwater Woman, 2 Men Jailed On Hopkins County Probation Violation Warrants

A 38-year-old Gladewater woman was booked into Hopkins County jail on a probation violation warrant Sunday, according to sheriff’s reports. At least two others were jailed over the last week on violation of probation warrants as well Shawnda Jean Bellamy (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office sent Transport Deputy Steve Huffman to Restoring Joy Ministries in Gladewater to take custody of Shawnda Jean Bellamy...

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SSPD: Woman Caught With Fake Money And Heroin
Apr06

SSPD: Woman Caught With Fake Money And Heroin

Police arrested a 28-year-old Sulphur Springs woman allegedly caught with fake money and heroin at a local business Saturday evening. Katrina Jane Crowson Police responded just after 5 p.m. April 4 at a business in the 1200 block of South Broadway Street, where a forgery had been reported. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Adrian Pruitt and Silas Whaley alleged Katrina Jane Crowson was found at the location with counterfeit currency. She...

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Hopkins COVID-19 Update: 4 Confirmed Cases, 1 Person Recovered, 65 Negative Tests, 20 Tests Pending
Apr06

Hopkins COVID-19 Update: 4 Confirmed Cases, 1 Person Recovered, 65 Negative Tests, 20 Tests Pending

Local healthcare providers reported one of the four people confirmed to have COVID-19 in Hopkins County has recovered from it, Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS reported in the April 6 Hopkins COVID-19 update. No additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Hopkins County since April 4, when Hopkins County Emergency Management Team reports the fourth confirmed case, but 24 additional test results have come back as...

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Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration
Apr06

Commissioners Court Extends Hopkins County Health Emergency Disaster Declaration

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday agreed to extend the Hopkins County health emergency disaster declaration due to COVID-19 through the end of the month, with one additional item added to the declaration, Monday morning. Hopkins County Commissioners Court at the April 6 special court meeting Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom April 1 enacted an emergency order with terms to fit the Executive Order issued March 31 by Governor...

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