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Chamber Connection – July 28
Jul28

Chamber Connection – July 28

By Butch Burney The public is invited to visit a gathering of our local vendors and businesses next Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Chamber at the Sulphur Springs Country Club. There will be between 25 and 30 businesses there, with samples and information about them and their services. Additionally, each business will have a gift or gift card to give away, so that’s up to 30 gift cards going to 30 lucky individuals who attend the come-and-go...

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Texas’ First Case Of West Nile Virus This Year Reported in Dallas County
Jul27

Texas’ First Case Of West Nile Virus This Year Reported in Dallas County

July 27, 2021 News Release Public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of illness caused by West Nile virus in 2021. The disease case, reported by Dallas County Health and Human Services, occurred in a resident of Dallas County. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. Most people exposed to the virus don’t get sick, but about 20 percent develop symptoms like headache, fever, muscle and...

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Hopkins County Constables’ Fees To Increase in 2022
Jul27

Hopkins County Constables’ Fees To Increase in 2022

2018 Sheriff’s and Constables’ Fees Those individuals required to pay fees in 2022 to the two Hopkins County constables’ offices will be paying a little bit more moving forward. The Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved increases to constables fees. Precinct 1 Constable Norman Colyer asked the Commissioners Court Monday to approve increases in their fees, which have not changed much in several years....

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9 SSHS Students On Their Way To Earning Firefighter Certification
Jul27

9 SSHS Students On Their Way To Earning Firefighter Certification

Nine students are on their way to earning their firefighter certification. The students have completed the first year of firefighter classes offered at Sulphur Springs High School for the first time during the 2020-21 school year through Career & Technical Education, as part of the emergency services program of study taught by Fire in Texas. Overall, nine SSHS students successfully completed the Firefighter I course and attempted...

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Winnsboro Police Department Media Report For July 19-25, 2021
Jul27

Winnsboro Police Department Media Report For July 19-25, 2021

The Winnnsboro Police Department’s weekly media report for July 18-25, 2021, included the following: Daron Moore Jackson, Jesse Schnitzius (Wood County jail photos) Arrests Daron Moore Jackson, 33 years of age, of San Pablo, California, was arrested on July 24, 2021, on a Texas Department of Criminal Justice Pardon and Parole board warrant for a Parole Violation.Jesse Schnitzius, 23 years of age, of Winnsboro, was arrested on July 25,...

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EEA: Our Youth 4th Annual Back to School Ready Event Slated Aug. 15
Jul27

EEA: Our Youth 4th Annual Back to School Ready Event Slated Aug. 15

East End Allegiance: Our Youth, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, will be hosting the 4th Annual Back to School Ready event from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15, 2021, at the Grays Building in Pacific Park. “We will provide haircuts, backpacks, shoes, and free food,” said Bridgette Cooper, EEA:OY president. “We are requesting that parents sign their children up to ensure we can meet their need. Sign-up requires providing their...

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Abner Earl Dunlap
Jul27

Abner Earl Dunlap

Abner Earl Dunlap, age 79, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Tyler, Texas. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Denton Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Texas. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12 p.m. Pallbearers will be Tom Dunlap, Bo Dunlap, Barry Washington, Harry Washington, Donald Washington, and Roger Dunlap.  Interment will be at the Denton...

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Fort Worth Woman Pretended To Be Someone Else, Ran From Police To Avoid Arrest On 14 Warrants
Jul27

Fort Worth Woman Pretended To Be Someone Else, Ran From Police To Avoid Arrest On 14 Warrants

A 27-year-old Fort Worth woman wanted by nine different agencies on a total of 14 warrants pretended to be someone else, then ran from police in an attempt to avoid arrest Monday morning, according to arrest reports. Justice Jashea Brown Sulphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Malibu at 9:11 a.m. July 26 on JD Franklin Drive. The officer believed the woman driving to be one he knew had...

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Portion Of County’s ARP Funding Earmarked for Trustee Housing Facility
Jul27

Portion Of County’s ARP Funding Earmarked for Trustee Housing Facility

County Eyes Hazardous Mitigation Assistance Grant For Community Safe Room Hopkins County officials are considering building two structures near the sheriff’s office, a trustee housing facility and a community safe room. Trustee Housing Hopkins County officials plan to use a portion of the $7-plus million the county has been awarded in American Rescue Program funding to construct a trustee housing facility. The facility would...

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Cumby Man Jailed On Felony Theft Warrant
Jul26

Cumby Man Jailed On Felony Theft Warrant

Paul Wesley Cash A 66-year-old Cumby man was jailed on a felony theft warrant Saturday, according to arrest reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were made aware of a warrant issued for Paul Wesley Cash’s arrest. They spotted Cash in a Ford F150 traveling on FM 275 south at the south service road and conducted a traffic stop on the truck at 3:17 p.m. July 24, 2021. Deputies took the 66-year-old Cumby man into...

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