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Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge
Dec01

Troutt Sentenced On Injury To A Child Charge

Rollerson To Continue On Probation, With Additional Conditions Edward Faris Troutt Jr., a man accused of abusing a child and keeping her restrained in a closet, received a prison sentence Tuesday on an injury to a child charge, while Zavier Rollerson will remain on probation on an aggravated robbery charge, the judge ruled Monday in the 8th Judicial District Court. Injury To A Child Sentencing Edward Faris Troutt Jr. (HCSO jail photo)...

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Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest
Dec01

Texas HHS Seeks Entries For Mental Health Creative Arts Contest

NEWS RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2021 AUSTIN – To raise awareness of mental health issues, the annual Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest is announcing its call for submissions from Dec. 1, 2021 until March 15, 2022. The annual contest is hosted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission along with the Texas System of Care and the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin....

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SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored
Dec01

SSPD Phone And 911 Systems Restored

Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone and 911 systems had been fully restored at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the police chief and communications supervisor. The police department’s communications systems were among many across the region impacted for several hours Tuesday. A large portion of the area was without 911 service, and some without any phone and internet service most of Tuesday afternoon. Sulphur Springs...

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Blue Santa Toy Drive, Main Street Market, Lighted Parade, Choral Concert, Tree Raffle, Park Christmas Scheduled Over The Next Week
Dec01

Blue Santa Toy Drive, Main Street Market, Lighted Parade, Choral Concert, Tree Raffle, Park Christmas Scheduled Over The Next Week

Chamber Connection – Dec. 1, 2021 By Butch Burney As 2021 comes to an end, it is time to get nominations in for those individuals and businesses that have been outstanding this year. Nominations are being accepted for Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Small and Large Businesses of the Year and other superlative recognitions. The awards will be announced at the Chamber’s membership banquet on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the...

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Extension Service Offers Master Wellness Training
Dec01

Extension Service Offers Master Wellness Training

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County, [email protected] In the United States, 86% of all health spending is related to chronic conditions – things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these costs can be managed and potentially reduced through education and lifestyle...

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SSPD Now Receiving Phone Calls Again, But Some Area 911 Systems Are Still Down
Nov30

SSPD Now Receiving Phone Calls Again, But Some Area 911 Systems Are Still Down

A large portion of the area was without 911 service, and some without any phone service at all, for a few hours Tuesday. Sulphur Springs Police Department’s phone system went down before lunch, but the regular lines were up and running, with 911 relaying to the regular phone system by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Some officials and residents said they were told multiple cell phone towers were down throughout Northeast Texas Tuesday...

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Many Area 911 Systems Down – Call 903-885-2768 For Emergency Assistance In Hopkins County, Outside Of Sulphur Springs
Nov30

Many Area 911 Systems Down – Call 903-885-2768 For Emergency Assistance In Hopkins County, Outside Of Sulphur Springs

** Updated at 5:05 p.m. Nov. 30, 2021 SSPD Landline Restored, Receiving 911 Calls At 11:20 a.m. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reported the department’s phone system was down, including 911, and is referring anyone who has an emergency in the city of Sulphur Springs to call the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office at 903-885-2768 for assistance. At approximately 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, Hopkins County Emergency...

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Ladybug, Ladybug … 450 Of 5,000 Species Are Native To North America
Nov30

Ladybug, Ladybug … 450 Of 5,000 Species Are Native To North America

Submitted By Phyllis Kitten, Hopkins County Master Gardener Are there ladybugs flying around your house? Maybe inside as well? It may feel like an invasion. Where do all the ladybugs come from? They seem to be everywhere in the fall. Are they a sign of a harsh winter to come? Are they bringing good luck? Adult lady beetle eating aphids. (Photo: Pat Porter) Ladybugs are actually beetles, not bugs. And, while they are sometimes called...

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SSHS Jazz Band Gearing Up For 2021 Christmas Tour
Nov30

SSHS Jazz Band Gearing Up For 2021 Christmas Tour

The Sulphur Springs Jazz Band is gearing up for a busy week, with seven performances – four public performances and three private performances – over a 10-day period as part of the 2021 Wildcat Jazz Christmas Tour. The Jazz Band will begin spreading holiday joy at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, during Christmas in the Park at Hopkins County Historical Society’s Heritage Park. The band will travel downtown Dec. 7 for an 11 a.m....

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If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design
Nov30

If Approved, Grant Would Allow City To Include Wish List In New Senior Citizens Center Design

A Texas Community Resiliency Program grant from Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs would allow the City of Sulphur Springs to not only enlarge the new Senior Citizens Center building to be constructed on 301 Oak Ave., but if fully funded at the requested amount, would include all wish list items for the new facility, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell. Sign for the current Senior Citizens Center,...

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