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Updated – Historical Photo Quiz #2
Jan19

Updated – Historical Photo Quiz #2

The Leisure Lodge still stands on Airport Rd, just west of CHRISTUS Sulphur Springs. Now named Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab. We can not be sure of the year, our guess 1973. Loading… KSST Station, circa...

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Cumby ISO Rating Lowered From 7/9 to 4 as of February 1, 2019
Jan18

Cumby ISO Rating Lowered From 7/9 to 4 as of February 1, 2019

Cumby Fire Chief Heath McCrawhas announced the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has submitted a recommendation that the Public Protection Classification be changed from a rating of 7 to a rating of 4 for all class-rated properties in Cumby. The recommendation takes effect February 1, 2019 and is based on a review of the community performed May 30, 2019. The lower rating will lower insurance premiums for home and business owners. Cumby...

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Wind Advisory for Area Issued for Saturday, January 19, 2019
Jan18

Wind Advisory for Area Issued for Saturday, January 19, 2019

A wind advisory is in effect For Hopkins County and all of North and Central Texas from midnight until 6 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019. A strong cold front will move through North and Central Texas late Friday night and Saturday morning. Behind this cold front, strong northwest winds of 20-30 MPH are expected, along with wind gusts in excess of 35 MPH. These winds will continue through much of the day Saturday before subsiding...

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Updated – Historical Photo Quiz #1
Jan18

Updated – Historical Photo Quiz #1

Judy Gilreath stopped by the KSST Studios to discuss School Board business. We can only guess at the year, 1972 or 1973. (Unlike what we see on TV, you can’t infinitely enhance the desktop calendar, sorry.) Judy remembers that outfit was made of “Butte Weave” fabric. (People sometimes pronounced it ‘Butt Weave’ and were politely corrected.) She was indeed the “Corner Drug Lady”. She began...

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Texas Rangers Fan Fest 2019
Jan17

Texas Rangers Fan Fest 2019

2019 Fan Fest Presented by Dasani will feature autograph sessions with current Texas Rangers players with individuals signing in the Capital One Club, Hyundai Club, Visitors Clubhouse and Jack Daniel’s Club. Other highlights of the 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Presented by Dasani: –Interactive Question & Answer sessions with Rangers executives, players and announcers in the All You Can Eat Porch –Behind the scenes...

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Parks and Open Space Master Plan Event Sparks Ideas for Buford Park
Jan16

Parks and Open Space Master Plan Event Sparks Ideas for Buford Park

Tuesday, January 15th, Sulphur Springs residents had an opportunity to submit ideas for Buford Park. This is the second in a series of opportunities for the public to contribute ideas for the Parks and Open Space Master Plan. The Parks and Open Space Master Plan will be used by the city as they apply for Texas Parks and Wildlife grants as well as taking steps to improve park areas. A third meeting, to be conducted February 7th , will...

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Porter Scores Game High 29; Lady Cats Defeat Mount Pleasant 58-31
Jan15

Porter Scores Game High 29; Lady Cats Defeat Mount Pleasant 58-31

Led by dynamic point guard Sadavia Porter, the Lady Cats’ basketball team built a 10 point lead during the third quarter against Mount Pleasant and then blew the game wide open in the fourth quarter taking a 58-31 win at Mount Pleasant Tuesday evening. Porter almost matched the Lady Tigers offensive output all by herself scoring a game high 29 points including a dramatic long three-point basket just before the third quarter...

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Wildcats Defeat Tigers 63-43; Kahn Leads Scoring With 22
Jan15

Wildcats Defeat Tigers 63-43; Kahn Leads Scoring With 22

The Wildcats’ basketball team, ranked #5 in Class 5A, scored the last nine points of the third quarter to build an 8 point lead against Mount Pleasant and then used a big fourth quarter to secure a 63-43 district win at Mount Pleasant Tuesday night. The Wildcats had to play without Sadaidriene Day Day Hall who is following concussion protocol after a fall against Greenville last Friday night. 6-foot 6 junior Cameron Kahn was...

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2019 Lights of Life Campaign Honorees: Dr. I. L. & Deborah Balkcom
Jan14

2019 Lights of Life Campaign Honorees: Dr. I. L. & Deborah Balkcom

by Meredith Caddell, Executive Director Hopkins County Health Care Foundation Every year, the Lights of Life Campaign Committee selects an individual, couple or business that has shown exceptional service, commitment and passion for Hopkins County and specifically for their support of the hospital.   That tradition continues with the couple selected as the 2018-2019 Campaign Honorees-Dr. I.L. & Deborah Balkcom Deborah & I.L....

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Chamber Sponsors Annual Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Awards Dinner
Jan11

Chamber Sponsors Annual Law Enforcement/First Responder Appreciation Awards Dinner

Lezley Brown, CEO of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, facilitated the annual Law Enforcement, Fire and First Responder Appreciation Awards Dinner held on Thursday January 10, 2019 at the Civic Center in Sulphur Springs. “Officer of the Year” and other recognitions were handed out by the various branches. A delicious ribeye steak dinner was provided by local attorney Jim McLeroy and his team of volunteer cooks. After...

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