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FEC Does Not Anticipate Increase Above Current Electric Rates Due To Recent Winter Weather
Feb24

FEC Does Not Anticipate Increase Above Current Electric Rates Due To Recent Winter Weather

Cooperative Strives For Consistent, Long-Term Rate Stability GREENVILLE – Members have been asking how the record-breaking cold weather event that took place Feb. 14-19 may impact upcoming bills. We know usage increases as the temperatures drop, which results in above normal energy bills for this time of the year. The cooperative does not expect, however, members to see an increase above current electric rates due to this winter...

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Scales, Pipes And Methamphetamine Found Following A South Broadway Street Traffic Stop
Feb24

Scales, Pipes And Methamphetamine Found Following A South Broadway Street Traffic Stop

Crack and methamphetamine pipes, scales and suspected meth were found following a South Broadway Street traffic stop Tuesday afternoon, resulting in one controlled substance arrest, according to police reports. Tiffany Dawn McCrary (HCSO jail photo) A 40-year-old Sulphur Springs woman caught police attention for failure to drive in a single lane while texting on a cell phone and was notably nervous when stopped by Sulphur Springs...

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Trooper Caught Man Assaulting Woman In Vehicle
Feb24

Trooper Caught Man Assaulting Woman In Vehicle

A 34-year-old Sulphur Springs man resident was arrested after a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper caught the man assaulting a woman in a vehicle Monday night, according to arrest reports. Sulphur Springs Police Department received a 911 call just before 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 from a state trooper who reported seeing a man in a white Ford F-150 pickup assaulting a female who was inside the truck at a restaurant in the 100 block of...

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Time To Register For the 32rd Annual Hopkins County Golf Tournament
Feb24

Time To Register For the 32rd Annual Hopkins County Golf Tournament

By Lezley Brown, President/CEO, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Great news! It’s time to register to play golf in the 32nd Annual Hopkins County Golf Tournament! We are mailing registration forms to our members this week. If you are interested in playing, call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515 to reserve your spot. We will have morning and afternoon tee times available, but they go fast! The tourney is set for Friday, April 9. It’s...

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Free Bottled Water Available Wednesday For Families In North Hopkins Area
Feb24

Free Bottled Water Available Wednesday For Families In North Hopkins Area

Hopkins County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley reported 20 more pallets of bottle water were trucked Tuesday afternoon to FM 71 at State Highway 19 north. Officials returned Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, to distribute by the case free bottled water to assist local residents who still have low water pressure, no water or are still under a boil water notice from 3 p.m. and after Tuesday. pallets of battled water

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Wildcat Theatre To Offer Feb. 28 Preview Performance Of ‘You On The Moors Now’
Feb24

Wildcat Theatre To Offer Feb. 28 Preview Performance Of ‘You On The Moors Now’

Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Theatre students will present a preview at 2 p.m. this Sunday, February 28, of Jaclyn Backhaus’ “You On The Moors Now,” which the troupe will perform at the UIL One Act Play competition next week. The matinee preview will be performed in the SSHS Auditorium at Hopkins County Civic Center. The show features four literary heroines of the 19th century who set conventionalism ablaze...

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Commissioners Court Approves Two Items Related To TxDOT Projects
Feb23

Commissioners Court Approves Two Items Related To TxDOT Projects

Hopkins County Commissioners Court moved a bridge project two steps forward Monday, by approving an advance funding agreement draft and to perform authorized equivalent match projects in return for a waiver of a local match fund requirement. Michael Pickens also addressed the Commissioners Court regarding statements from the Governor regarding the sustainability of solar and wind power as energy sources. TxDOT Bridge Projects The...

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Texas Science and Engineering Fair Seeking Judges for Virtual 2021 Competition
Feb23

Texas Science and Engineering Fair Seeking Judges for Virtual 2021 Competition

AUSTIN – Over 700 Texas middle and high school students will present their outstanding projects virtually as part of the 2021 Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TXSEF). The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) continues its commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the success of tomorrow’s workforce by co-sponsoring the event for the 20th consecutive year with ExxonMobil. As a community supported...

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Feb. 23 COVID-19 Update: 100th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed For Hopkins County
Feb23

Feb. 23 COVID-19 Update: 100th COVID-19 Fatality Confirmed For Hopkins County

Hopkins County reached a new milestone Tuesday, the 100th COVID-19 fatality confirmed on Feb. 23, a day in which only two new probable cases and one recovery were reported. That’s 100 Hopkins County residents whose cause of death during the 11 months of the pandemic has been listed as COVID-19 or novel coronavirus 2019, according to Texas Department of State Health Services Feb. 23 COVID-19 Case Counts dashboard. While that...

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Free Cases Of Bottled Water Available For Families In North Hopkins Area
Feb23

Free Cases Of Bottled Water Available For Families In North Hopkins Area

Hopkins County Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Endsley reported 20 more pallets of bottle water were being trucked Tuesday afternoon to FM 71 at State Highway 19 north Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 23. Cases of bottled water are available free to assist families who still have low water pressure, no water or are still under a boil water notice from 3 p.m. and after Tuesday. Endsley reported a 500,000-gallon reduction on the NHWSC...

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