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TxDOT Paris District Road Report For The Week Of Oct. 19, 2020
Oct19

TxDOT Paris District Road Report For The Week Of Oct. 19, 2020

TxDot Logo Paris — Here’s a look at work planned in the district during the week of Oct. 19, 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...

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Wood County Voters Reported Ballot Issue For Yantis ISD Trustees Election
Oct19

Wood County Voters Reported Ballot Issue For Yantis ISD Trustees Election

Twice last week, voters reported ballot issues for the Yantis ISD Trustees Election. One was reported in Hunt County and the other ballot issue for Yantis ISD Trustees Election was reported in Wood County. On the first day of voting, a voter notified Hopkins County election officials that YISD trustees election wasn’t on the ballot when he attempted to vote on Tuesday. It was found the contract for the election was never...

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Local Centenarian Honored With ‘This is Your Life’ Event
Oct19

Local Centenarian Honored With ‘This is Your Life’ Event

Margie Dale Parkins Hathcox age 100 On October 15, 2020, Margie Dale Hathcox joined the other 300,000 persons worldwide who are documented to have lived to be 100 years old. Because life expectancies worldwide are below 100 years, the term Centenarian is invariably associated with longevity. That Margie Dale has longevity as a family trait was brought out by her daughter Valinda Hathcox in a presentation of Margie Dale’s life...

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Winnsboro Man Accused Of Assaulting A Pregnant Woman
Oct19

Winnsboro Man Accused Of Assaulting A Pregnant Woman

A 27-year-old Winnsboro man was accused of assaulting a pregnant woman over the weekend, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports. Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Justin Wilkerson and Chris Baumann responded at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 17, 2020, on County Road 2402 to what was reported as a disturbance between a male and pregnant female. Upon arrival, deputies encountered a woman who was “visibly pregnant.” No...

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Volunteer Cooks Needed On Thursdays For Meal A Day
Oct19

Volunteer Cooks Needed On Thursdays For Meal A Day

Senior Citizens Center Director Karon Weatherman reports the Meal A Day program is again in need of help. Two volunteer cooks are needed on Thursday mornings to replace a pair who will notified Weatherman that they will cease volunteering at Meal A Day at the end of the month. “That will leave us 2 short on Thursdays. So, If you can give a few hours of your time to help in your community we would really appreciate the...

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Volunteers Needed For Texas CARES, COVID-19 Serological Testing, Survey Program
Oct19

Volunteers Needed For Texas CARES, COVID-19 Serological Testing, Survey Program

Texas CARES Could Help Determine How Many Have COVID-19 Antibodies, Potentially Some Degree of Immune Protection Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are partnering with Texas Department of State Health Services to launch the Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey, Texas CARES, in an effort to help public health professionals and scientists better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Texas and...

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Chili for a Chilly Morning at the Help a Child Benefit
Oct19

Chili for a Chilly Morning at the Help a Child Benefit

Wade Bartley’s 13th annual Help a Child Benefit started out cooler than expected on Saturday October 17, but the warm hearts of Hopkins County folks brought them out by the droves! The Chili Cookoff, a tractor pull inside the arena, an Ag Mechanics Show and Auction on the grounds and a Reilly Springs Jamboree going on the outdoor stage made a good combination for a successful fundraiser. Results from the fundraiser will be...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Board To Appoint Head Start Policy Council Rep, Consider Renewing Legal Contract
Oct18

Sulphur Springs ISD Board To Appoint Head Start Policy Council Rep, Consider Renewing Legal Contract

The Oct. 19 Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees meeting agenda is light on action items, but heavy on administrative and informational reports. A special recognition, Red Ribbon Week, the bilingual and English as a second language program, and Head Start training are among the the items listed under the latter heading. SSISD logo Superintendent Michael Lamb is scheduled to recognize the City of Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County for...

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Officers Make 6 DWI Arrests In 6 Days
Oct17

Officers Make 6 DWI Arrests In 6 Days

Local officers made 6 DWI arrests in six days, including 2 on Saturday and two involving wreck, and arrested a 36-year-old for violating probation on a felony DWI charge, according to arrest reports. East Shannon Road Crash Included among the individuals named in the DWI arrests was a 38-year-old Sulphur Springs man reported to have crashed a Lexus at 11:10 p.m. Friday night on East Shannon Road. Upon arrival, officers contacted the...

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20 Percent Of Registered Hopkins County Voters Cast Ballots In First 4 Days Of Early Voting
Oct17

20 Percent Of Registered Hopkins County Voters Cast Ballots In First 4 Days Of Early Voting

More than 20 percent of registered Hopkins County voters had cast ballots during the first 4 days of early voting in the Nov. 3 elections, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. That’s 4,885 of the 23,954 registered voters in Hopkins County casting ballots by the close of business on Friday, Oct. 16. This number includes 4,208 in person voters (17.57 percent) and 677 voters (2.82 percent) submitting ballots by mail....

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