The Texas Two-Step Method To Control Fire Ants
Mar30

The Texas Two-Step Method To Control Fire Ants

By Charlotte Wilson, Hopkins County Master Gardener We have been battling fire ants in our orchard and gardens for 15 years with pretty poor results. We treated mounds and a month later a new mound would appear five feet away. Every spring and fall we would have to completely retreat a bunch of new mounds. Texas Two-Step Method of Fire ant control I would like to explain the Texas Two-Step Method, created by Michael Merchant and...

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WiFi, Other Options Available For SSISD Students Who Do Not Have Internet
Mar30

WiFi, Other Options Available For SSISD Students Who Do Not Have Internet

As Sulphur Springs ISD continues its online school programing during the COVID-19 school closure, district administrators report the availability of four options for SSISD students who do not have internet at home SSISD reports at Suddenlink/Altice, Sprint Mobile, T-Mobile, Verizon and SatPro Wireless Entertainment all offer reduced rates, special plans or free or additional options to help families during COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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DSHS Offers Tips To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19
Mar30

DSHS Offers Tips To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19

With more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) reported daily across in the state, nation and world, the need is even more important for people to follow Texas Department of State Health Services tips to help CDC recommends these tips to help prevent the spread Of COVID-19 or any virus, according to local and state health officials. COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person: between people who are in close contact, within...

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COVID-19 Update: Third Positive Case Reported March 30 In Hopkins County
Mar30

COVID-19 Update: Third Positive Case Reported March 30 In Hopkins County

Hopkins County Emergency Management Team Monday, March 30, reported a third positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Hopkins County, marking the second case reported in two days. The individual, as was the case with the two prior who tested positive for Coronavirus, is in isolation, the HCEMT reported. Image of a positive COVID-19 test. Hopkins County Emergency Management reported a third case was confirmed Monday afternoon. Very...

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COVID-19 Update: 62 In Hopkins County Met Screening Requirements
Mar30

COVID-19 Update: 62 In Hopkins County Met Screening Requirements

Hopkins County officials reports 62 potential cases have met testing requirements over the last 15 days, up from 53 potential cases meeting requirements on March 27. So far, local and state health sources have reported only 2 cases have come back from testing as positive for COVID-19, according to Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS. It’s taking more than a week to get results back after testing, so not all results are back...

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Medicaid, SNAP Renewal Requirements Waived During COVID-19 Crisis
Mar30

Medicaid, SNAP Renewal Requirements Waived During COVID-19 Crisis

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services Saturday announced SNAP and Medicaid benefit renewals currently due will automatically be renewed so existing clients can maintain continuity of coverage during the COVID-19 public health crisis. “During this difficult time, we’re making sure Texans in need continue to receive their food and medical benefits without the added worry of having to renew their coverage in the midst of a crisis,”...

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COVID-19 Update: Second Confirmed Coronavirus Case Reported In Hopkins County
Mar29

COVID-19 Update: Second Confirmed Coronavirus Case Reported In Hopkins County

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team reports a second positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Hopkins County by Texas Department of State Health Services. A second positive COVID-19 case was confirmed in Hopkins County Sunday morning. Th HCEMT was notified Sunday morning by DSHS, but received very few details regarding the case. It should be assumed at this point that the diseases was community spread not travel...

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Clearing The Path For A New Senior Citizens Center
Mar28

Clearing The Path For A New Senior Citizens Center

Work continued this week, clearing the path for construction of a new Senior Citizens Center, to be constructed on Oak Avenue. An old structure on Oak Avenue was torn down this week and the site will be cleared off so that a new activity center for senior citizens can be constructed on the property. In the Nov. 5, 2019 Election 77.49 percent of Sulphur Springs residents casting ballots voted to allow up to $200,000 per year in...

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Paris District Road Report for the Week of March 30, 2020
Mar27

Paris District Road Report for the Week of March 30, 2020

Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the week of March 30, 2020. These schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure or other unforeseen issues.Motorists are advised to remain alert and pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: Only 1 Positive Case
Mar27

Hopkins County COVID-19 Update: Only 1 Positive Case

After 12 days, Hopkins County still has only 1 known positive case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS reported Friday afternoon. Hopkins County Emergency Management Team received notification of the positive COVID-19 case Tuesday morning, March 24. While others have been tested, either by DSHS or a private lab, HCEMT has received no other confirmation from healthcare provider or DSHS of any additional...

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