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What Do You Think Of Solar Farms In Hopkins County?
Jan20

What Do You Think Of Solar Farms In Hopkins County?

There has been much discussion of the four potential solar farms planned for Hopkins County, but mostly during School Board meetings and at the County level. KSST News would like to know what you think of these projects, by having you vote in our poll below. What do you think of having a Solar Farm in Hopkins County?I am all for it as long as it's not near me.Bring it on. They can use my front yard.Undecided. I don't know...

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“Save Dike From Solar” Meeting To Be Held Thursday, January 21st.
Jan18

“Save Dike From Solar” Meeting To Be Held Thursday, January 21st.

Concerned citizens in the Dike Community are meeting at 6pm on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Sulphur Bluff School Cafeteria to discuss the impact of a proposed solar farm in their area. Cynthia Martin has circulated a petition and gathered names against the proposed solar farm that could cover almost 3,000 acres. One land owner in favor of the solar farm owns 1,200 acres in the project, and other residents with small tracts may be...

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COVID-19 Situation Reaches Dire Levels In Hunt County
Jan08

COVID-19 Situation Reaches Dire Levels In Hunt County

With record numbers of COVID-19 patients in Hunt County Regional Hospital, Richard Carter, Hunt Regional Healthcare CEO released the following open letter to the citizens of their county. To the citizens of Hunt County, I am writing to update you on the seriousness of the current spread of COVID-19 in our area and our vaccine administration process. Moreover, I am writing to inform you of the dire situation of local healthcare...

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Lezley Brown Set To Resign From Hopkins County Chamber: New Applicants Sought
Jan07

Lezley Brown Set To Resign From Hopkins County Chamber: New Applicants Sought

PRESS RELEASE: Chamber to hire new President/CEOLezley Brown, the current President/CEO of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerceannounced to the Chamber Board of Directors Thursday, January 7, that she will be resigning herposition at the Chamber in the middle of April. Brown told the Board, “These five years havebeen some of my favorite in all of my career. I have met amazing people and learned more thanI ever imagined I would. I...

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Final 2020 Numbers Prove Dismal Year For Hopkins County
Jan05

Final 2020 Numbers Prove Dismal Year For Hopkins County

As the state of Texas continues to update fatalities attributed to Hopkins County due to COVID-19 for the year 2020, the final numbers for death certificates are coming is as well. Currently, the state DSHS dashboard shows 70 fatalities for deaths due to the coronavirus for residents that lived in Hopkins County. As the state sometimes takes several weeks to report deaths, this number for 2020 is certain to go up. It is important to...

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Vaccine Availability Remains A Challenge For Most
Jan04

Vaccine Availability Remains A Challenge For Most

With information changing daily, patience is certainly a virtue if you are wanting to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines. Almost as quickly as CHRISTUS Mother Frances Clinic announced that they would release some vaccines for Phase 1b recipients this week, all of the appointment times were taken up. Some local pharmacies continue to take names even though they do not know if and when they will receive vaccines, and the two local...

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Restaurants & Retail Reduced To 50% Capacity For At Least Another Week
Jan04

Restaurants & Retail Reduced To 50% Capacity For At Least Another Week

The Trauma Service Area F hospitalization rate remained over 15% for yet another day on Monday, January 4th meaning the reduced capacity will be in effect for restaurants, retail, gyms, and other businesses for at least another 7 days. Per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order, the COVID-19 hospitalization rate will have to remain under 15% for seven consecutive days for the capacity restrictions to be lifted. With 207 Covid...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Pass 30% As Year Comes To End
Dec31

Hopkins County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Pass 30% As Year Comes To End

In a grim reminder of how awful 2020 has been, the latest report from the Hopkins County Emergency Management Team showed 30 Covid-19 patients are currently in the Covid Unit at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs. With 96 staffed hospital beds at the local campus, that pushes the Covid Hospitalization Rate locally up to 31.25%. The Texas Department of State Health Services tracks this hospitalization rate but as a...

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Brookshire’s Pharmacy: Ready For Vaccine
Dec21

Brookshire’s Pharmacy: Ready For Vaccine

Brookshire’s pharmacy wants to keep supporting each local community by distributing the vaccine for COVID-19. They made the committment as soon as they were able to apply to receive the vaccine. Not knowing when they signed up which vaccine would be readily available, they now know they will receive the Moderna vaccine as early as Tuesday, December 22nd, at the Sulphur Springs store. Although they could receive it as late as...

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Sulphur Springs Police Investigating Convenience Store Robbery
Dec18

Sulphur Springs Police Investigating Convenience Store Robbery

Sulphur Springs Police investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in an early morning convenience store robbery. SSPD Detective Jason Reneau released the following information regarding the Dec. 18 case: At approximately 2:05 A.M. a light skinned Hispanic male walked into Natalie’s Food Mart at 1321 Broadway St. in Sulphur Springs. The suspectwas wearing a black jacket and red bandana, the suspect threw...

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