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Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19
Mar25

Primary Runoff Elections, Including For District 2 State Representative, Reset For July Due To COVID-19

Dates Of City, School Elections Could Change As Well As is the case with nearly all things at the present time, primary runoff and local elections are also being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Hopkins County, one runoff election has already been rescheduled and could potentially change the dates of other local elections as well. Party Primary Runoffs All primary runoffs elections scheduled for May 26 in Texas have been...

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Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking, Assaulting, Pulling Gun On Girlfriend
Mar25

Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Choking, Assaulting, Pulling Gun On Girlfriend

A 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man was accused of choking, pulling a gun on and assaulting his girlfriend with a belt Tuesday night. Courtney Devon Maxie Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a complaint at 11:49 p.m. March 24 alleging that a Sulphur Springs man hit, choked, bit and pulled a gun on his girlfriend at his County Road 3507 address. The suspect, 29-year-old Courtney Devon Maxie of Sulphur Springs, was...

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Tira News – March 24, 2020
Mar24

Tira News – March 24, 2020

By Jan Vaughn Council Member Joyce Dodd shared: “The Tira City Council would like to extend our appreciation to all of those who have so generously given to support our food pantry. We would like to encourage anyone who might have items that are hard to find during this coronavirus outbreak, such as paper goods, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, etc. to feel free to just drop them in the pantry if they are passing by. We understand...

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DSHS Accelerates COVID-19 Reporting, Including All Cases Reported To Local Health Departments
Mar24

DSHS Accelerates COVID-19 Reporting, Including All Cases Reported To Local Health Departments

Texas COVID-19 impact as of March 24, 2020: 13,235 tests taken, 715 positive results, 65 of 254 counties have a positive case, 11 deaths reported The Texas Department of State Health Services this evening announced it is updating its method of reporting COVID-19 cases in Texas. In order to provide more timely information, the DSHS daily case count now includes all cases reported publicly by local health departments around the state....

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COVID-19: Visitor Restrict By CHRISTUS
Mar24

COVID-19: Visitor Restrict By CHRISTUS

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Sulphur Springs medical professionals and associates daily exercise numerous health and safety practices for patients, workers and visitors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures have been put in place. Effective Monday, March 23, the following were implemented: All associates will be screened each shift upon arrival to work, including a temperature takenElective, non-essential...

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance To Texas Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19
Mar24

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance To Texas Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Texas small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by...

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Online, Other Options Offered While Hopkins County Offices Are Closed To Walk-Ins
Mar24

Online, Other Options Offered While Hopkins County Offices Are Closed To Walk-Ins

With all Hopkins County offices closed to all visitors without an appointment, many will have to find other means to take care of business with the county — including online, by mail, email and in some cases drop boxes. KSST talked to some of the district and county officials to see what services are offered as an alternative to face-to-face interactions at various county offices. Below are some of the options available for...

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First Case of COVID-19 Positive Reported In Hopkins County
Mar24

First Case of COVID-19 Positive Reported In Hopkins County

Hopkins County Emergency Management Team just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, reported they’d just been notified by state health officials of one positive result for COVID-19 in Hopkins County. The individual who tested positive has been told to “self isolate” (shelter in place.) When a positive occurs the state health department takes over moving forward, the emergency management officials said. Judge Robert Newsom...

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2 Men Jailed In Hopkins County On Child Sex Charges
Mar24

2 Men Jailed In Hopkins County On Child Sex Charges

Hopkins County sheriff’s officers Monday arrested two men on child sex charges, a 28-year-old Yantis man on an indecency with a child by sexual contact warrant and a 22-year-old Sulphur Springs man on a sexual assault of a child charge. Jquiten Lamar Gasaway Jquilen Lamar Gasaway was contacted his Sulphur Springs residence and asked him to go to speak to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Investigator Michael Russell at the...

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Traffic Stop Yields Pills, Suspected Marijuana, Arrest
Mar23

Traffic Stop Yields Pills, Suspected Marijuana, Arrest

A traffic stop on Church Street at North Hillcrest Drive at 9:26 p.m. Saturday March 21st, 2020 resulted in the location of suspected marijuana, pills and one felony arrest. Denver Jacque Fender During the stop, police reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the car. Sulphur Springs Police Officer Zach Brown had passenger Denver Jacques Fender step out of the car. He alleged finding numerous pills and a suspected...

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