Time Honored Tradition: Quitman Settler’s Reunion
Aug04

Time Honored Tradition: Quitman Settler’s Reunion

The Old Settler’s Reunion this year was held, as usual, on the first weekend in August. Old friends and family members gathered to share stories, listen to local bands and enjoy carnival style food and rides. Locals have been attending the reunion for over a 100 years and have come to know it as a time of reconnecting and making new friendships. Jason Waldon and the Alibis performed in the pavilion. There was a huge crowd...

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Sulphur Springs Hosts Dixie Softball World Series: Photos
Aug03

Sulphur Springs Hosts Dixie Softball World Series: Photos

Sulphur Springs hosts the Dixie Softball World Series Tournament this weekend August 3rd-7th at Coleman Park. Teams from all over the nation traveled to Sulphur Springs to compete in the World Series. There are three age group division brackets: Angels are 10 and under Ponytails are 12 and under Debs are 18 and under Ty Boatman, one of the coordinators for the tournament said “the opening ceremonies have been fun. It’s...

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Grills, Backpacks, and Burgers…Oh My!
Aug03

Grills, Backpacks, and Burgers…Oh My!

By Savannah Owens Tableleaf, Backstory Brewery, and SS Dodge have partnered with businesses in the community to put on a Back to School Burger Bash, happening tonight: August 3rd, starting at 5pm. Angela Grimes and Whitney Vaughan, SSES Teachers give out entry tickets and prize ticketsKenzie and Shawn from SS Dodge stand next to a test-drive-able truckTableleaf cooking partners: Steve Littlefeld and Logan Vaughan Tableleaf owner, and...

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Burger Cook-off/Fundraiser To Benefit Local Schools: Tonight!
Aug03

Burger Cook-off/Fundraiser To Benefit Local Schools: Tonight!

By Savannah Owens Tableleaf and SS Dodge invite the public to gather tonight at 5pm at Backstreet Brewery to enjoy the cooking competition and taste some appetizers and sliders. All proceeds benefit SSISD schools. There are also numerous giveaways, and prizes free with the price of admission. Admission is a donation of $20 but if you get there early and test drive a Dodge truck, SS Dodge will cover the entry fee. There will also be...

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat—Neither Can Your Dog
Aug03

If You Can’t Stand the Heat—Neither Can Your Dog

By Savannah Owens Many people consider July to be the hottest time of summer, but a recent study from Forbes stated that August is the hottest month in East Texas. As those temperatures reach triple digits its important for you and your dog to practice ways to not overheat. source: Forbes.com Here are 10 tips to help your pets stay cool in the heat of the summer: 1.       Ice Water-One of the easiest...

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PETA Protests Dairy Festival Ice-Cream Freeze Off
Jun08

PETA Protests Dairy Festival Ice-Cream Freeze Off

By Savannah Owens PETA representatives were outside the Shannon Oaks church front lawn with signs protesting use of cow milk and encouraging veganism. However, the protests did not deter the hungry crowds. The church has hosted the Ice-Cream Freeze off at their location for the past three years, but this is the first year the Freeze off was taken over from the Chamber of Commerce and run by Shannon Oaks church members. The church...

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Hopkins County Dairy Festival Celebrates 60 Years
Jun08

Hopkins County Dairy Festival Celebrates 60 Years

Hopkins County is celebrating it’s 60th Dairy Festival Anniversary. This is a time honored tradition that brings many visitors to Sulphur Springs to celebrate and enjoy the festivities. This year’s theme is “Over the ‘Mooon’ in Dairyland”. The opening ceremony was yesterday at 12pm. Schedule of today’s events: Dairy Festival Parade at 10am Hopkins County Jr. Dairy show at 10am Bobby McDonald...

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Hopkins County Has Gone Hog Wild
May26

Hopkins County Has Gone Hog Wild

By Savannah Owens What is going on with all these wild hogs? KSST set out to find out the best ways to manage the hog problem. We spoke with Extension Agent Mario Villarino, TAMUC’s Dr. Johanna Delado-Acevedo, and Wild Boar Outfitters Owner, Marcus Keith to get to the root of this major problem. Don’t be confused by the names! Wild hogs, Wild pigs, Feral pigs, etc. all are the same animal.  However: wild hogs are not Javelinas. “Wild...

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Memorial Day: The Price of Freedom
May26

Memorial Day: The Price of Freedom

By Savannah Owens Flags decorated downtown businesses and multi-generational families were out enjoying the nice weather this Memorial day weekend. Many Sulphur Springs residents also celebrated Memorial day with the annual Red, White and Brews festival on the square on Saturday night. But Memorial day is more than a day off or a fun event on the square. Memorial day is for honoring the soldiers who have died serving their country,...

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Late Night Sports: Friday March 15th, 2019
Mar16

Late Night Sports: Friday March 15th, 2019

Wildcats Baseball 9, Greenville 2 Wildcat Jaxon Chaney pounded a grand slam home run and a three-run homer to power the Wildcats’ baseball team past Greenville, 9-2 in their home district opener at Wildcat Park Friday night (March 15). Chaney’s three-run shot was a part of a five run first inning that put the Wildcats up 5-0. His grand slam in the bottom of the sixth made it a 9-1 game. Jace Burchfield also drove in a run...

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