Nearly A Dozen Personnel Changes Approved for SSISD
Jul19

Nearly A Dozen Personnel Changes Approved for SSISD

Sulphur Springs Independent School District is getting closer to filling all staffing positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Trustees approved the 11 personnel changes as recommended by administrators during a special noon school board meeting Thursday, July 18. Overall, four resignations were accepted, four new staff hired and three personnel changes were approved. Michelle Bolton resigned as kindergarten teacher at Barbara Bush...

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SSISD Personnel Will Receive Small Pay Raise This Year
Jul19

SSISD Personnel Will Receive Small Pay Raise This Year

A new pay scale raising salaries for Sulphur Springs Independent School District teachers was approved at the beginning of the month. On Thursday, SSISD Board of Trustees approved a pay raise for all other district personnel. Instructional aides will receive an additional $15 per day in pay and all other personnel, except those covered under the previously adopted teacher pay scale, will see a 1.5 to 3 percent raise in their pay as...

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Fort Worth Woman Found In Brashear In Car Stolen From Mesquite
Jul19

Fort Worth Woman Found In Brashear In Car Stolen From Mesquite

A deputy dispatched to check on a stranded motorist ended up taking the driver to jail Thursday evening after the car was determined to have been stolen from Mesquite. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Greer was dispatched at 5:39 p.m. July 18 to the south Interstate 30 service road in Brashear, where to check on the motorist in a car reportedly creating a traffic hazard. Upon arrival, Greer reported finding a Nissan Altima...

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Man Jailed For Allegedly Threatening Bailiff, Destroying Property
Jul19

Man Jailed For Allegedly Threatening Bailiff, Destroying Property

Ramiro Eliseo Hernandez A 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man ended up in the county jail Thursday morning, after he allegedly threatened a courthouse bailiff. Ramino Eliseo Hernandez was scheduled July 18 to appear in the County Court-At-Law at 9 a.m. for a pre-trial hearing on a September 19, 2018, driving while intoxicated charge, the court docket showed. Hernandez reportedly became mad around 10 a.m. because his court date had been...

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Crime At 20-year Low In Sulphur Springs During First Six Months Of 2019
Jul18

Crime At 20-year Low In Sulphur Springs During First Six Months Of 2019

New record low set for burglaries Crime declined in Sulphur Springs during the first half of 2019, with 26 fewer crimes recorded overall in the seven major crime reporting categories in 2019 than the 93 crimes recorded from Jan. 1-June 30, 2018, by Sulphur Springs Police Department. That’s only the fifth time in 20 years that there have been fewer than 100 crimes recorded during the first half of the year, but marks the third...

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SCU Investigation Results In Search Warrant, 3 Arrests, Location of  Methamphetamine
Jul18

SCU Investigation Results In Search Warrant, 3 Arrests, Location of Methamphetamine

Dana Leeanne Goldsmith An investigation by Sulphur Springs Special Crimes Unit officers into suspected drug activity resulted in two women and one man being arrested Wednesday at their East Industrial Drive residence, where methamphetamine was found, according to police reports. SCU Lt. Mark Estes and Sgt. Joe Scott, in arrest reports, alleged 10 grams of methamphetamine was purchased from the occupants of the residence during four...

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County 2019-2020 Holiday Calendar Approved
Jul17

County 2019-2020 Holiday Calendar Approved

Hopkins County employees will enjoy 12 days off during the 2019-2020 year, thanks to the calendar approved this week by Hopkins County Commissioners Court. The county courthouse will be closed on the approved holiday dates. The calendar fairly mirrors the past year’s calendar, with one exception, according to Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom. Veterans Day will no longer be a county holiday. With so many events scheduled on...

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Truck-Train Crash Tuesday Evening Resulted In 1 Death
Jul17

Truck-Train Crash Tuesday Evening Resulted In 1 Death

A 39-year-old man died Tuesday evening in a truck-train collision just off State Highway 11 east near Cornersville, according to authorities. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Winnsboro Police officers and Winnsboro, Hopkins county and Pickton Pine Forest firefighters were dispatched at 7 p .m. Tuesday, July 16 to crash involving a train and pickup truck just off State Highway...

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Pita Pal Foods LP Recalls Various Hummus And Dips Due to Possible Health Risk
Jul16

Pita Pal Foods LP Recalls Various Hummus And Dips Due to Possible Health Risk

If you like hummus, be sure to check the label, as numerous hummus products from Pita Pal Foods LP of Houston are being recalled due to potential Listeria monocytogenes identified at the manufacturing facility (not in finished product) during an FDA inspection. This affects several brands of hummus products made between May 30, 2019 and June 25, 2019,  including Bucee’s, Fresh Thyme, Harris Teeter. The products were distributed...

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Road Repairs, Water District Board Members Discussed By Commissioners Court
Jul16

Road Repairs, Water District Board Members Discussed By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioners Court County Commissioners this week took another step toward attaining federal funding to help with cost of repairs to certain roads damaged in past storms, heard comments from a resident regarding condition of her county road and queries regarding the repair process and appointed new water improvement district board members. Hazard Mitigation Grants On Monday, they approved submission of multiple hazard...

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