Michael Allen Coker Sentenced For Vehicle Theft
Jul03

Michael Allen Coker Sentenced For Vehicle Theft

Michael Allen Coker was sentenced this week in the 8th Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for unauthorized use of a vehicle. The 52-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested May 28 in a stolen car with another man’s debit/credit card. He was stopped by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper William Gillentine for speeding. Michael Allen Coker (HCSO jail photo) When Gillentine asked Coker why the vehicle would be reported...

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Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect
Jul03

Temporary Waiver Of Vehicle Title, Registration Requirements Still In Effect

TxDMV logo Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles reported July 3. The temporary waiver, announced by Governor Greg Abbott on March 16, 2020, remains in effect. The waiver covers the following services: Initial vehicle registration.Vehicle registration renewal.Vehicle titling.Renewal of permanent disabled parking placards.30-day...

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Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending
Jul03

Hopkins County COVID-19 Testing Update: 991 Negative, 67 Positive, 73 Pending

Hopkins County saw a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last 8 days with 17 additional COVID-19 cases recorded since June 24, according to data compiled by Hopkins County Hospital District/EMS COO Brent Smith at 5:30 p.m. July 2 and posted around 11 p.m. July 2 on the Hopkins County Emergency Management Facebook page. Of the 67 confirmed cases, 15 were reported week, 8 on June 30 and 7 July 2, and one each of June 25 and 26....

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Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face  Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings
Jul02

Governor’s Order, Proclamation Require Face Coverings In Public, Restrict Social Gatherings

Hopkins County Judge Has Filed For An Exemption To Opt Out Of Requirements Governor Greg Abbott July 2 issued another Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with a few exceptions. Local authorities say Hopkins County meets the terms for the exemption. Governor Greg Abbott discusses GA-29 and the proclamation filed at...

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July 2, 2020 Update: 15 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases This Week, 26 Active Cases
Jul02

July 2, 2020 Update: 15 New Hopkins County COVID-19 Cases This Week, 26 Active Cases

The Hopkins County Emergency Management Team at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 2, reported they’d been notified of 7 more new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours. That’s following a report of 8 new cases earlier this week. The county said they received 6 reports yesterday and 1 additional report today, for a total of 15 new Hopkins County COVID-19 cases this week. That brings the totals at this time to 67 cases...

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Judy Gilreath Applauds Dinner Bell Sponsors, Volunteers, Community Partners and GSC Inc.
Jul02

Judy Gilreath Applauds Dinner Bell Sponsors, Volunteers, Community Partners and GSC Inc.

July 1 “curbside service” volunteers from Grocery Supply and Fidelity Express Judy Gilreath and the volunteers of Dinner Bell know how important sponsors are when it comes to feeding a crowd every week! So are willing, knowledgeable kitchen helpers and the indispensable community partners who make the Dinner Bell wheels turn, week in and week out. Although Judy has always loved cooking and being in the kitchen she admits...

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SCU Investigation, Traffic Stop Result In 4 Controlled Substance Arrests
Jul02

SCU Investigation, Traffic Stop Result In 4 Controlled Substance Arrests

A SCU investigation of a 33-year-old Sulphur Springs man for possession or distribution of methamphetamine ultimately resulted in 4 controlled substance arrests, Sulphur Springs Police Special Crimes Unit Lt. Mark Estes and Sgt. Joe Scott alleged in arrest reports. Elzie Antwain Sneed (HCSO jail photo) The SCU investigators reported purchasing large quantities of suspected methamphetamine from 33-year-old Elzie Antwain Sneed of...

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Arkansas Man Allegedly Stole Car The Day He Was Released From Jail
Jul02

Arkansas Man Allegedly Stole Car The Day He Was Released From Jail

A 29-year-old Hot Springs, Arkansas man allegedly stole a car from a gas station the day he was released from jail, according to arrest and jail reports. Adam Blake Smith (HCSO jail photo) Officers were alerted around 1:40 p.m. July 1 that a vehicle had been stolen from a gas station in the 900 block of Gilmer Street. Officers responded in the 1700 block of South Broadway Street, where the man alleged to have driven and then parked...

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Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey
Jul01

Parents Asked To Complete SSISD Back To School Survey

Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Michael Lamb on June 29 posted a letter with the district’s plans for the 2020-21 school year, a work in progress due to the changes related to COVID-19. Today, parents received a request to help shape that plan by completing a SSISD back to school instructional survey, to better aid administrators and staff in preparing for the 2020-21 school year. “This survey is designed to learn more...

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3 Irving Residents Arrested On Controlled Substance Charge
Jul01

3 Irving Residents Arrested On Controlled Substance Charge

Three Irving residents were arrested on a controlled substance charge following a late night traffic stop on Industrial Drive near the 125 mile marker on Interstate 30 west. An Irving woman was also wanted on a parole warrant, according to arrest reports. Annie Parker Landrum (HCSO jail photo) Hopkins County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Davis reported stopping a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer. He noticed the vehicle did not have a...

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