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Five Jailed In Two Days On Warrants For Violating Probation
Jan22

Five Jailed In Two Days On Warrants For Violating Probation

At least five people were jailed in the last two days in Hopkins County on warrants for violating probation, according to police and sheriff’s reports. Jacob Lee Ferrell (HCSO jail photo) Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson reported an investigatory stop was conducted by officers Jan. 21 on Jarbo Street at South Locust Street on a red Ford F-150 pickup a wanted man was known to drive. Upon contact, 39-year-old Jacob...

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Hopkins County Inmate Accused Of Assaulting Three Jailers
Jan22

Hopkins County Inmate Accused Of Assaulting Three Jailers

A Hopkins County inmate is accused of assaulting three jailers Thursday afternoon, according to arrest reports. Lamont Lankeen Mitchell (HCSO jail photo) Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, a Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies were notified an inmate was actively assaulting jailers. Deputy Bobby Osornio responded to assist. Upon arrival, Osornio reported seeing Lamont Lankeen Mitchell actively resisting and fighting with...

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Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update: 2 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 50 Recoveries
Jan21

Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update: 2 Fatalities, 9 New Cases, 50 Recoveries

While Texas Department of State Health Services Jan. 21 COVID-19 dashboards show two additional Hopkins County COVID-19 fatalities and nine new COVID-19 cases, the state also reported 50 Hopkins County corona virus recoveries and a significant decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the region. Jan. 21 COVID-19 Case Counts DSHS’s Texas Case Counts dashboard shows a total of 1,314 Hopkins County residents have received...

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McGinnis Sentenced On Intoxication Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault Charges
Jan21

McGinnis Sentenced On Intoxication Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault Charges

A 38-year-old Hopkins County man has been sentenced on the intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges stemming from a vehicle crash which resulted in the death of one child and hospitalization of another child on Dec. 23, 2019, according to court reports. Brant Lee McGinnis (HCSO 2019 jail photo) Brant Lee McGinnis reportedly entered an open plea in court to both charges. On Jan. 20,...

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City Council Approves Materials Bids For Saputo Sewer Main Grant Project
Jan21

City Council Approves Materials Bids For Saputo Sewer Main Grant Project

Sulphur Springs City Council during a 13 minute meeting, conducted via Zoom and streamed on YouTube, approved materials bids for Saputo sewer main expansion grant project and selected a group to provide grant administrative services to work with the city in preparing a grant application to be submitted in the spring seeking a community development fund grant. Sulphur Springs City Council Jan. 21, 2021 special meeting, conducted via...

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Tira News: Grace Vaughn’s 100th Birthday Celebrated With Cake, Lunch, More Than 80 Cards, Vehicle Parade
Jan21

Tira News: Grace Vaughn’s 100th Birthday Celebrated With Cake, Lunch, More Than 80 Cards, Vehicle Parade

By Jan Vaughn, Tira News Correspondent We want to express our sympathy to the family of Mary Beth (Robinson) Moore. A graveside funeral service will be held, under the direction of Delta Funeral Home, at the Tira Cemetery on Friday, January 22, at 2 p.m. Please remember the family in your prayers. Grace Vaughn, sporting her “100 Never Looked So Good” shirt, from her granddaughter Crystal and with cake, on her 100th...

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Crime In Sulphur Springs Rose In 5 Of 7 Major Offense Categories In 2020
Jan21

Crime In Sulphur Springs Rose In 5 Of 7 Major Offense Categories In 2020

City Burglaries At 22-Year Record Low Crime in Sulphur Springs in the seven major offense categories was higher in 2020 than in 2019, which was a year of record lows. The 188 offense reports, made by Sulphur Springs Police Department last year, places 2020 as the fourth lowest in 22 years. Only 171 offenses were reported in 2017, 168 offenses in 2018 and 162 offenses in 2019. The total number of crimes recorded by SSPD in 2020 was...

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Jan. 20 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 12 New Cases, 146 Fully Vaccinated
Jan20

Jan. 20 COVID-19 Update: 1 Fatality, 12 New Cases, 146 Fully Vaccinated

Texas Department of State Health Services Jan. 20 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard showed one additional COVID-19 fatality, 12 new cases and an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the region, although Hopkins County/Sulphur Springs Emergency Management officials reported not change in the patient count in the hospital COVID unit on Wednesday. Case Counts DSHS reported 87 confirmed COVID-19 fatalities for Hopkins County, which...

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Swatsell, Johnson, Christian Receive RSVP Presidential Award
Jan20

Swatsell, Johnson, Christian Receive RSVP Presidential Award

Polly Swatsell, Pamela Johnson and Linda Christian received the Retired Senior Volunteer Program “Presidential Award.” To qualify for this prestigious award, individuals have to volunteer 4,000 hours of their time. Polly Swatsell volunteered for Meal A Day for many years driving the Como/Pickton Meal A Day meal delivery route. She can be found volunteering her time and talents all over Hopkins County, including with the Hopkins...

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23 SSHS Students Advancing To Virtual State BPA Contest
Jan20

23 SSHS Students Advancing To Virtual State BPA Contest

Twenty-eight members of the Sulphur Springs High School Business Professionals of America competed virtually in the Regional BPA Competition on January 16, at the high school, with 23 advancing to the virtual State BPA Competition to be conducted March 3-6. Six students placed as state alternates and one team placed fifth. Every student who competed placed in their event, according to Jenny Arledge, SSHS Director of College &...

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