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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‚Äôs 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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Local Pastor and Wife Honored with Drive Up Celebration
Dec04

Local Pastor and Wife Honored with Drive Up Celebration

Reverend D.K. Young and his wife Joyce Young will be honored with a Drive Up Celebration in the parking lot of the Cypress Baptist Center located at 911 S. Como Street in Sulphur Springs. The event will be held on Sunday, December 6th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Pastor Young and his wife are the founders of the local Greater Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs. The Youngs are celebrating their 18th anniversary at the church...

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Semi-Pro Football Game Benefits Toy Drive
Dec03

Semi-Pro Football Game Benefits Toy Drive

There is a new semi-pro football team in Sulphur Springs and their first game will benefit their local toy drive. The North East Texas Dragons from Sulphur Springs will host their first ever Preseason game Saturday December 5th at 2pm. The game will be held at Gerald Prim Stadium against the Mesquite Warbirds. The local team is asking the community to show up in big numbers to support some of your own local area and hometown players...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Will Soon Be Approved For U.S.
Dec02

COVID-19 Vaccine Will Soon Be Approved For U.S.

The United Kingdom announced on December 2nd that they will be the first country to approve the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use in the fight against the pandemic. This approval was made by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of the U.K. which is their version of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pfizer will meet with the U.S. FDA on December 10th in an effort to gain approval for their vaccine...

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Symphony League Auction 2020: The Official List
Nov18

Symphony League Auction 2020: The Official List

Click here to view the live feed on YouTube Here is the Official List of items up for grabs at the 2020 Symphony Auction. The auction will take place at the KSST Studios on November 21st, 2020. You can bid by phone [903-885-0700], and watch the audio live on YouTube. You can also listen to the live auction by tuning to KSST 1230 AM. Bidding starts at 6:00PM. Bodacious BBQ Dinner for 20-Pick up at restaurant Jay & Patty...

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